TexAnns post win over Zias

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Zias volleyball coach Mike Maguire remained in his seat, staring at the court, nearly 10 minutes after his Eastern New Mexico University squad’s Lone Star Conference South Division match against Tarleton State on Saturday afternoon at Greyhound Arena. Maguire seemed to be lost in his thoughts, and at […]

ENMU’s Maguire to give up coaching role

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Mike Maguire has had an impressive run as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach. Maguire, who has been the program’s coach for 20 seasons and has doubled as the school’s athletic director for the past six years, made official Thursday his intentions to give up his coaching […]

Kingsville beats Zias in five again

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ENMU junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki (left) collected 19 kills and 24 digs on Thursday night, but the Zias dropped a five-game Lone Star Conference South match to Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — For the moment, at least, Texas A&M-Kingsville seems to […]

Division-leading WT knocks off Zias

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ENMU outside hitter Marcie LeGrand (1) tries to tip the ball over the block of West Texas A&M’s Kelly Culley during Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — About all you would need to know about Eastern New […]

Zias edge Rambelles in Game 5

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ENMU outside hitters Vanessa Wilcox, left, and Jessie Macknicki rise to try to block a kill attempt from Angelo State senior Amber Smith during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Even though Eastern New Mexico University’s Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Permian Basin edges ENMU in five games

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ENMU outside hitter Marcie LeGrand goes up for a kill against Texas-Permian Basin in Thursday’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team couldn’t end its early-season slide Thursday night. The Zias went five games with Texas-Permian Basin before dropping a […]

Zias win home volleyball opener

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ENMU freshman Megan Kazakoff, left, and junior Vicki Charvat try to block Oklahoma Panhandle State’s Catherine Clay in Tuesday’s volleyball matchup at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire said the Zias made a statement in Tuesday’s home opener against […]

ENMU VOLLEYBALL: Zias hoping to prove preseason poll wrong

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — At 5-foot-3, Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Kara Killian isn’t one to leave opponents shaking in their boots. Still, as one of just three returning players this season, Killian wants to help prove the Zias are a team to be reckoned with this season. “It’s a little […]

An open letter to Keavin Lawdermilk

By David Stevens; Clovis News Journal Editor Dear Keavin, I read a wonderful story about you in our newspaper on Wednesday. What an exciting life it must be, guarding the Dixie Chicks and associating with all of those other movie and music stars. Wow. A lot of people must be jealous. I know I am. […]

Former Wildcat bodyguard for Grammy-winning trio.

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By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer Keavin Lawdermilk protects a flock of country singers who have ruffled the feathers of some Americans. The 44-year-old former Clovis resident travels the world as a bodyguard for the Dixie Chicks, a Grammy-award-winning trio that garnered criticism three years ago when lead singer Natalie Maines told a London audience […]