Zias salvage split on senior’s 2-hitter

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ENMU senior Natasha Lindsey fires a pitch plateward during the Zias’ first game against Texas Woman’s on Friday. (Freedom Newspaper: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Texas Woman’s pitching held the potent Eastern New Mexico University offense well in check on Friday. Despite that, the Zias found a way to get a key Lone […]

Hounds edge Wayland Baptist, improve to 8-1

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Tim Crafton’s two-run single highlighted a seven-run eighth and Eastern New Mexico University rallied for a 15-14 victory over Wayland Baptist on Tuesday. Jeff Roemer (2-0), the fifth of seven ENMU pitchers, picked up the win despite giving up four runs in the seventh which put the Pioneers in front […]

Zias drop heartbreaker to Pioneers in OT

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Things certainly aren’t going favorably of late for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Coach Dan Buzard says it’s not for lack of effort. The Zias overcame a five-point deficit with a 17-5 run to end the half and led virtually all the way in the second half. […]

Zias falter late against Pioneers

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Zias guard Missy Kirkland shoots a baseline jumper over Texas Woman’s Whitney Bracey during the second half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Texas Woman’s Margaret Wimbish had a quiet first half — only one shot. The 6-foot-1 junior post made plenty of […]

Zias split against Texas Woman’s

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — Junior Natasha Lindsey pitched a three-hitter and first baseman Elizabeth Whipkey drove in three runs as Eastern New Mexico University beat Texas Woman’s 4-0 Saturday to earn a split of a Lone Star Conference South softball doubleheader. The Zias lost a 1-0 heartbreaker in the opener when the Pioneers pushed […]

Sweep pushes Zia win streak to eight

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Junior Lindsay Schiely and sophomore Grace George combined for 23 kills and just two hitting errors Tuesday night, and Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team ran its winning streak to eight matches by pounding winless Wayland Baptist 30-18, 32-30, 30-15 at Greyhound Arena. Schiely had 14 kills and George added nine, […]

Texas Woman’s sweeps struggling Zias

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ENMU catcher Liz Navarro can’t handle the relay as Texas Woman’s Sarah White scores during the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — After losing extra-inning openers in back-to-back four-game division series at home against Angelo State and Texas Woman’s, both weekends took a […]

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 […]

Zias pick up program’s first win

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Freshman midfielder Anna Funk scored a pair of goals Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University’s first-year women’s soccer program claimed its first win by blanking Wayland Baptist 4-0. Funk scored an unassisted goal near the end of the first half to put the Zias (1-2) in front. She added another […]