Zias senior has career day at plate

Freedom Newspapers ALAMOSA, Colo. — You never know who’s going to do damage when it comes to the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. Senior Courtney McClasky, batting ninth in the first game and eighth in the nightcap, went 5-for-7 with four home runs and 11 RBI on Tuesday as the red-hot Zias downed Adams […]

Cameron completes sweep of Hounds

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Eastern New Mexico University freshman Casey Bigham legs out a single in the seventh inning of Saturday’s second game against Cameron at Greyhound Field. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s bats remained silent again on Saturday. In fact, the Greyhounds came dangerously close to getting shut out three […]

Hounds crushed in doubleheader by Southwestern

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — After making the most of their opportunities through 20 games, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team saw everything go wrong in one day on Friday. The Greyhounds trailed from start to finish in both ends of a crossover twin bill against North Division member Southwestern Oklahoma, losing the opener […]

Zias run roughshod over Mustangs in home opener

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After playing their first 22 games away from home, including trips as far west as Phoenix and as far east as Irving, Texas, Christina Helland isn’t sure it would have made much difference who the Eastern New Mexico University softball team faced Friday in its home opener. […]

ENMU baseball team sweeps Northeastern State

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University rode the hot hitting of second baseman Mike McDuffie and stellar relief work by sophomore right-handers Charlie Ward and Keith Balderaz to a sweep of Northeastern State in a Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader Saturday at Rousey Field. The Greyhounds won the opener 7-6 and scored […]

Zias rally for split against Mustangs

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — Senior Tina Whitt’s second home run of the game, a two-run shot in the top of the seventh, broke a tie and lifted Eastern New Mexico University to an 8-7 win over Western New Mexico on Monday and a split of their softball doubleheader. In the opener, Western got a […]

Hounds suffer first loss in split

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David Swinconos tags out Colorado School of Mines third baseman Joel D’Cristina on a rundown between third base and home plate in the fourth inning of the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — With a six-game winning streak hanging in the balance, […]

Lady Buffs roll past Zias in South opener

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Center Keisha Monroe led four West Texas A&M players in double figures Friday with 21 points as the 15th-ranked Lady Buffs defeated Eastern New Mexico University 76-44 in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s opener for both teams. WT (9-1) held the Zias (6-5) to 19 percent shooting for […]

ENMU weekend basketball capsule

CNJ staff All Times MST Men Adams State (1-0) at ENMU (2-1) When: 7 p.m. Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3. On the Net: www.enmu.edu. Notes: Adams State dropped its opener to ENMU 72-67 last year at Alamosa, Colo., and proceded to go 0-18 before breaking through for its first win. The Grizzlies finished […]

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 […]

Hounds test Bears today in opener

By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University football team left by bus early Wednesday morning for the long ride to Arkansas and tonight’s season opener against Central Arkansas. First-year coach Mark Ribaudo said the Greyhounds will be shorthanded when they take the War Memorial Stadium turf in Little Rock with three starters suspended for […]

Cats cruise to soccer win over NMMI

CNJ staff Sophomore Luis Esparza recorded a hat trick and added two assists Tuesday to lead the Clovis High boys soccer team to an 8-2 rout of New Mexico Military Institute at Yucca Soccer Complex. Seven players contributed at least one goal or one assist for the Wildcats (3-1), who were coming off a second-place […]

Short-handed Cats swept in Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis Wildcats’ first road venture in summer league baseball wasn’t a pleasant one. Hobbs made quick work of the short-handed Cats, run-ruling them in both ends of the West Texas Baseball League doubleheader 10-0 and 14-4. Clovis coach Shane Leatherwood said the Cats played without several players who were nursing […]

Zias slug out 20th win of season

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team reached the 20-win mark for the season Tuesday with a season-ending 10-5, 10-6 sweep of New Mexico Highlands. The Zias (20-29), who are 19-25 under acting head coach Amber Daniel after she replaced the injured Armando Quiroz five games into the campaign, […]

Misplayed pop fly gives Zias win over Kingsville

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Zia catcher Tina Whitt tags out Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Kristen Healy at home plate in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Texas A&M-Kingsville softball coach Jake Schumann wasn’t particularly happy with a split on Friday. Eastern New Mexico University head coach Amber Daniel thought […]

Wildcat netters win 4-5A opener

CNJ staff The Clovis won its District 4-5A opener Friday with a 5-4 win over Cibola at home. The Lady Wildcats fell to Cibola 6-3. After splitting the four singles matches, the Wildcat boys took two of three doubles matches. Clovis’ Jason Goolsby won his No. 2 match over Carlos Herrera 6-0, 6-3 before teaming […]

Abilene Christian outslugs Zias

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — If you have to score runs in bunches to win, second-year Abilene Christian softball coach Chantiel Wilson figures she has the team to do it. Led by slugging first baseman Katie Bryan, the Wildcats banged out seven home runs and 33 hits in posting a 14-8, 11-7 Lone Star Conference South […]

Crain, Swinconos pitch Hounds to home sweep

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Greyhound third baseman Brett Scherer blocks the base and applies the tag on Wes Bamburg in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — If it were this easy all the time, baseball wouldn’t be much of a challenge. Junior right-hander Kelly Crain […]

ENMU splits four with Northeastern State

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — After 15 games, Northeastern State baseball coach Sergio Espinal says he finally learned his lesson. The Tahlequah, Okla.-based Redmen hadn’t had a complete-game pitching performance this season before Friday, but got two and played errorless defense in a 5-1, 3-1 Lone Star Conference crossover sweep of Eastern New […]

Hounds wounded going into opener

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Shawn Scanlan thinks once Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team recovers from a rash of preseason-injuries the Greyhounds can contend for another conference title. In the meantime, the two-time defending Lone Star Conference South Division champion Greyhounds enter tonight’s season-opener against Lubbock Christian shorthanded — particularly in the […]