Mustangs edge Zias in nine innings

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Midwestern State pushed over the winning run on a two-out error in the bottom of the ninth Saturday to edge Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in the Lone Star Conference softball crossover tournament, hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma. Earlier Saturday, the Zias dropped a 4-2 decision to Central Oklahoma. ENMU (17-20) […]

Mustangs get past Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Guard Nolan Richardson IV scored 17 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out nine assists Saturay night to lead Midwestern State to a 75-56 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Mustangs (13-13, 5-7 South) dominated the first half and cruised […]

Midwestern beats Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State didn’t miss many shots Saturday night, and most of the ones the Mustangs didn’t make, they rebounded. Midwestern shot 55 percent, including 11-of-21 on 3-pointers, and grabbed 25 offensive rebounds en route to a 40-20 domination of the glass in a 78-67 Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Mustangs pull away, top Zias

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior forward Tiffany Cook scored 19 points and Midwestern State held Eastern New Mexico to three field goals over the final 14 minutes Saturday night to beat the Zias 70-54 in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s play. Guards Stacey Staten and Kayla Hodge added 14 and 13 points, […]

Mustangs throttle Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU running back Tim Hammett drags Midwestern State defensive back Darius Bortters into the end zone in the third quarter for the Greyhounds’ only score in Saturday’s 63-7 Lone Star Conference South Division loss to the Mustangs. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — There wasn’t much to […]

Midwestern tops Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA, FALLS, Texas —Midwestern State scored three goals in the final 30 minutes and the Mustangs clinched a tie for the Southwest Soccer Conference title Friday with a 4-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs (17-2, 7-0 SSC) host second-place West Texas A&M on Sunday in the final league match of […]

Midwestern State sweeps Zias

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior middle blocker Krissa Johnson and sophomore middle blocker Alysha Pritt combined for 25 kills — matching the entire Eastern New Mexico University total — as Midwestern State handed the Zias a 30-23, 30-22, 30-16 Lone Star Conference volleyball loss on Saturday. The Mustangs (24-4, 8-2 LSC) bounced back […]

Mustangs dominate Hounds

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ENMU’s Tristan Largent, left, drives to the basket past Midwestern State’s Chris Francois, right, at Greyhound Arena on Thursday evening. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — If Eastern New Mexico University’s men are going to make the Lone Star Conference tournament for the fifth time in the last […]

Monday area prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Girls * Panhandle dominated the third quarter, breaking open a one-point game, and the Pantherettes went on to eliminate Muleshoe 59-43 in a bi-district playoff game played on Monday night at the West Texas A&M Event Center in Canyon. The Lady Mules (17-13) trailed the entire game, but pulled to within 27-26 at […]

Hounds turn back Mustangs

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — If Eastern New Mexico University men’s coach Shawn Scanlan was wondering how his team would react in a bad situation, he found out Thursday night. The Greyhounds twice erased major deficits in turning back Midwestern State 86-81 to retain the early lead in the Lone Star Conference men’s race […]

Zias edged in double overtime

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior guard Stacey Staten hit two free throws with 30 seconds left to tie the score in the first overtime, then converted a 3-point play at the start of the second OT and Midwestern State went on to claim an 81-75 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday […]

Lady Cats knock off Coronado

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Clovis High senior Britni Montague tries to pass the ball against a Lubbock Coronado defender during Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Freshman Antiesha Brown capped a 21-point performance with a game-clinching layup off an inbounds pass with 12.7 seconds remaining Saturday night, helping Clovis High’s girls defeat a […]

Host Wolverines hold off Bovina in tournament

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Lovington defenders Stephanie Hernandez, left, and Shae Garcia try to block a shot by Bovina’s Lucero Saucedo during Tuesday’s girls quarterfinals in the Citizens Bank Border Shootout at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — For three quarters, the Bovina Mustangs were on course to knock host Texico […]

Bovina falls to Quanah in playoffs

CNJ staff PANHANDLE, Texas — Senior running back Matthew Hill rushed for 237 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries and Quanah got what proved to be the winning score on a blocked punt return for a touchdown Saturday to edge Bovina 28-21 in a Texas Class 1A Division 1 bi-district playoff game. The Indians […]

Hounds take on Mustangs

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With admiring young fans looking on, ENMU’s Jason Walker, left, and Jeremy Mullins prepare to take the field before last week’s game against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Blackwater Draw. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Midwestern State’s football team is in contention to make the NCAA Division II playoffs, but coach […]

Mustangs maul Melrose

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Mountainair’s Nathaniel Romero pulls down Melrose sophomore Zach Pack during the second quarter of Friday’s 8-man game in Melrose. Mountainair defeated Melrose 42-6. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer MELROSE — Mountainair converted its first six fourth-down plays, including two for touchdowns, and beat Melrose 42-6 Friday in an 8-man game. […]

West Mesa rides arm of top starter

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer How Mustangs senior Gabby Parra goes, West Mesa goes. Parra, who has signed to play at the University of New Mexico, has pitched every game this season for the Mustangs and, so far, things have gone nearly perfectly. “If you have Randy Johnson,” Mustangs coach Leonard Garcia asked, “why […]

Hounds win in OT to make LSC tournament

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Freshman guard Joshua Jackson’s baseline jumper with 1.4 seconds left in overtime Saturday lifted Eastern New Mexico University past Midwestern State 84-82 in a battle for the Lone Star Conference South’s fourth and final berth in next week’s LSC tournament. The Greyhounds (12-15, 6-6 South) will travel to face […]

Gritty Bovina falls in 1A playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer AMARILLO — Bovina didn’t win in its first playoff appearance in nine years, but the Mustangs earned some respect. Outmanned by speed-laden Quanah, the Mustangs hung close by forcing four Indians fumbles Friday night before going down to a 19-8 loss in a Class 1A second-round game at Dick […]

Mustangs battle Quanah in 1A playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer No one can accuse veteran Quanah football coach James McDaniel of overselling his football team as the Indians prepare for today’s 5 p.m. (CST) second-round Texas Class 1A playoff game against Bovina at Amarillo’s Dick Bivins Stadium. Quanah (8-2) is coming off a 39-14 first-round win last week over […]