Eastern’s new SID rarin’ to go

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Adam Pitterman has wasted little time getting acclimated to the position as Eastern New Mexico University’s sports information director. The native of western New York was hired in early June to replace Robert McKinney, who left after eight years at ENMU to take a similar position at […]

ENMU to name new Zias coach Monday

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has scheduled a press conference Monday at Greyhound Arena to announce its new women’s head basketball coach. ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Friday three candidates were brought in this week for interviews, but he and other school officials declined to release names. The school announced the […]

ENMU starts search for women’s coach

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has begun the process of finding a women’s basketball coach after announcing last week that Dan Buzard’s contract would not be renewed for next season. ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Wednesday that a selection committee is being put together. He said several applications have already been […]

ENMU won’t retain women’s coach Buzard

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Dan Buzard’s contract as women’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University will not be renewed, university officials announced on Tuesday. ENMU Athletic Director Mike Maguire said the move is an attempt to kick-start the program. “We looked at our program’s record over the past few seasons,” Maguire […]

Former ENMU football coach dies at 73

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Elliott had a 37-year career as a college head coach, beginning in 1964 at Southwestern College in Kansas. His overall record was 205-179-9. (Courtesy photo) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Harold “Bud” Elliott, the longtime football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, died Tuesday morning of heart and kidney failure in Lubbock, family […]

Longtime ENMU coach dies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Harold “Bud” Elliott, the longtime football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, died Tuesday in Lubbock. He was 73. Elliott, who retired following the 2004 season, was remembered by colleagues as a man with a great sense of humor, a greater sense of morals and an indescribable drive as a […]

Zias cruise past winless Panhandle State

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Mike Maguire downplayed his 400th victory as a college head coach. Maguire’s Zias had little trouble dispatching winless Oklahoma Panhandle State 30-19, 30-17, 30-23 Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (7-15) returns to the rugged Lone Star Conference South Division Thursday night at […]

Zias looking to shake off opening loss

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Since Mike Maguire became the head coach in 1987, Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team has occasionally struggled against NAIA foe Wayland Baptist. Never, though, have the Zias actually lost to Wayland — until Tuesday’s stunning four-game setback in the season opener at Plainview, Texas. On Wednesday, Maguire canceled […]

ENMU volleyball team in rebuilding mode

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After making its first appearance in NCAA Division II postseason competition last fall, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team is in a bit of a rebuilding mode. Coach Mike Maguire, beginning his 18th year at the helm, welcomed nearly 20 players to the start of practice […]

Zias name Buzard, Klafka basketball co-coaches

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Dan Buzard and Dustin Klafka have been named Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball co-coaches for the 2005-06 school year, ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Wednesday. Buzard was a longtime Zias assistant before taking over the program when Wayne Moore retired after the 2001-02 season. He coached the Zias […]

Zias assistant takes head job at Georgia school

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After 15 years as an Eastern New Mexico University volleyball assistant, Sia Poyer has decided it’s time to move on. The 37-year-old native of American Samoa has accepted the head coaching position at Division II Valdosta (Ga.) State in the Gulf South Conference, where he will try to turn around […]

Maguire, Mona Kaye

Mona Kaye Maguire Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mona Kaye Frances Maguire, 62, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, her home in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 23, 1942, in Melrose, to Walter Harrell Coburn and Bernice Cleo Coburn. She was a single mother in the early ’60s who worked three jobs to […]

Zias eliminated in regional semis

Freedom Newspapers KEARNEY, Neb. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team, making the program’s first trip to postseason competition since the school joined NCAA Division II 20 years ago, advanced to Saturday’s Southwest Regional semifinals where the Zias were eliminated by top-ranked and unbeaten host Nebraska-Kearney 30-20, 30-18, 30-26 before 2,743 fans. Fifth-seeded ENMU […]

Zias deeper in 2004

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University kept its streak of 15-straight winning seasons alive last season, but just barely, putting on a late charge last fall to finish 16-15. This year, the Zias have considerably higher goals. “We turned it around last year (after a 5-10 start) and that was a good […]

Record-setting setter back for Zias

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Eastern senior Margie Goble holds the school single-season and career record for assists. Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — In three years as Eastern New Mexico University’s setter, Margie Goble set single-season and career records for assists. After sitting out last year with a torn right ACL sustained on the […]

Zias coach scheduled for radiation treatment

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard, hospitalized recently in Albuquerque due to a brain tumor that turned out to be cancerous, is scheduled to undergo radiation treatments perhaps as early as next week. Buzard, who has been staying with his in-laws in Albuquerque since being released from […]

Test reveals Zias’ coach has cancer

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — A pathology report released on Thursday determined that a brain tumor which hospitalized Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard over the weekend is cancerous. ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Thursday night that an MRI was done on the 36-year-old Buzard earlier in the day, the results of […]

Zias face surprising Texas Woman’s

Dave Wagner A month or so ago, it looked like neither the Eastern New Mexico University nor Texas Woman’s volleyball teams were postseason contenders. Both recovered, though, making it to the Lone Star Conference tournament with strong October runs. The Zias, seeded third from the South Division, and the Pioneers, the North’s No. 2 seed, […]

ENMU survives Pioneers

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Anna Bellum tries to get a kill past Wayland Baptist’s Keitha Tyler during the first game of Tuesday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team won Tuesday night, but coach Mike Maguire wasn’t impressed. Seemingly on their way to an easy victory […]

Eastern to add men’s soccer

By Dave Wagner EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY made it official on Monday when president Steven Gamble announced that the school will add men’s soccer as a varsity sport for the 2004-05 school year. “We have made an effort in the past couple of years to add sports that are of interest to student-athletes in our […]