ENMU/OPSU men’s basketball capsule, Nov. 26

CNJ staff ENMU (5-1) at Oklahoma Panhandle State (1-3) When: 6 p.m. (MST) today Where: Goodwell, Okla. Last time out: The Greyhounds outlasted New Mexico Highlands 104-98 in a game played on Wednesday at Santa Rosa High School. The Aggies haven’t played since Nov. 18 when they lost at Colorado-Colorado Springs 91-77. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 […]

Region awakes to season’s first snow (Updated)

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Courtesy photo: Christian Heller The first snow of the 2011 Winter Season on Thursday, blankets the ground and trees of one Clovis residents yard. Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico snow was easy come, easy go on Thursday. Clovis received a near-record day Thursday as the snow started at a flurry early in the morning and […]

Zias notch win over Panhandle

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior outside hitter Kristen Beck just missed a double-double with nine kills and nine digs while adding six of Eastern New Mexico’s 10 aces on Saturday as the Zias swept past Oklahoma Panhandle State 25-15, 25-15, 25-18. Other than the start of the second game, when they erased a trio […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 10

All times MDT La Cueva 41, Clovis 21 Texico 12, Portales 6 Fort Sumner 41, Capitan 13 Melrose 56, Foothill 6 Clovis Christian 48, Elida 0 Dora 25, Vaughn 12 Tucumcari 43, West Las Vegas 6 San Jon 51, House/Grady 6 Texas Farwell 41, Gruver 0 Bovina 42, Panhandle 6 Muleshoe 49, Andrews 19

Zias notch win at Panhandle State

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Sophomore middle blocker Jessica King posted 14 kills and six total blocks and junior outside hitter Veronica Valdez-Kent added a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs as Eastern New Mexico University snapped a five-match losing streak Tuesday night with a 25-11, 24-26, 25-20, 25-21 victory. The loss was the […]

No errand trumps leaving child in hot car

Freedom New Mexico A South Texas tragedy is a good reminder for eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle these days: Never leave a child unattended in a car, especially when it’s hot out. Felicitas Alexandra Cordova died Sunday after she was found in her family’s Ford Expedition at a flea market just north of […]

Blizzard conditions close Texas Panhandle highways

By Linda Stewert Ball: The Associated Press DALLAS — A spring blizzard slammed into the Texas Panhandle, causing numerous accidents, shutting down major highways and paralyzing the region as residents braced Friday for up to a foot of snow, freezing 45-mph winds and massive snowdrifts. “We’ve had several accidents, several tractor-trailors jackknifed but no fatalities,” […]

Hounds snap losing streak, rout Panhandle St. in finale

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — It took the Eastern New Mexico University football team a little while to get untracked Saturday, but once they did the Greyhounds were in complete control. ENMU snapped an eight-game losing streak, rolling up 457 total yards in a 59-13 thumping of Oklahoma Panhandle State in the season finale for […]

Best burger?

Where’s the best place to get a hamburger in eastern New Mexico or the Texas Panhandle?

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Where’s the best place to get a hamburger in eastern New Mexico or the Texas Panhandle?

Editors to be honored

The Panhandle Press Association will induct two veteran editors into its hall of fame next weekend – Laurie Ezzell Brown of Canadian, Texas, and Tommy Thompson of the Amarillo Globe-Times.

Zias wrap up home rampage with doubleheader shutout

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior Jessica Pacheco rounds third base and scores during the first game of the Zias’ doubleheader against Oklahoma Panhandle State on Saturday at Zia Softball Complex. CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team continued to fatten up at home on Saturday, sweeping a doubleheader from […]

Hounds end season at OPSU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico It’s been seven long weeks since the Eastern New Mexico University football team has tasted victory. Of course, their run through the Lone Star Conference South Division schedule, normally a big challenge, has been even more difficult than usual this season. Four of their six South brethren are ranked […]

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 pull to .500 with easy road win

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — It didn’t take long Tuesday night for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s team to turn a tight game into a blowout. Justin Redman-Trotter, Dwight Collins and Tristan Largent hit 3-point shots in the final minute of the first half — including a shot from beyond midcourt by Largent as […]

Zias notch win over Panhandle in opener

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior guard Heather Brown kicked off an 8-0 run by hitting a tie-breaking 3-pointer with eight minutes left Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s women defeated Oklahoma Panhandle State 64-57 in their season opener. Brown finished with a team-best 12 points for the Zias, while Elizabeth Richards and Ashley […]

Farwell residents heading aid drive

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The land Brandon Embry farms was untouched by the grassfires that charred an estimated 750,000 acres of Texas Panhandle land in mid-March. Yet, the Farwell wheat and milo farmer has decided to donate some of his farming supplies to help rebuild what the fires consumed. And he is urging […]

Hounds bow late to Aggies

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior guard Eddie Moss hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 40 seconds left, highlighting a game-ending 10-0 run that lifted Oklahoma Panhandle State past Eastern New Mexico University 62-59 on Friday for the Aggies’ first win of the season. Nick Malinowski and Aaron Harrison posted double-doubles for Panhandle (1-10), scoring 15 […]

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 […]

Henry, Robert

Services: Have been held. Robert Charles “Bob” Henry, 76, of Panhandle, Texas, died Monday, March 14, 2005 in Dallas. He was born in Center, Okla., and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1947. He graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma and earned a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. He spent 37 years as a coach, […]