Hounds’ big man has breakout night

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Hounds’ senior Kendall Clark throws down one of several dunks during Tuesday night’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds beat New Mexico Highlands 86-67 in their home opener. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After sitting out last season with a leg injury, Eastern New Mexico University junior […]

Hounds pull to .500 on hoops season

CNJ staff CASA BLANCA, N.M. — Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter bounced back from an off-night in Thursday’s season opener at Emporia State to compile team highs of 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists Saturday, helping Eastern New Mexico University beat Western New Mexico 78-72. The game was the second half of a doubleheader played […]

Dixie State notches win over Zias

Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Sophomore center Dani Newell hit the go-ahead free throw with 52 seconds left and Dixie State outlasted Eastern New Mexico University’s women 81-76 on Friday night in the second game of a season-opening, three-team round-robin. Junior forward Jessica Carver led four Rebels in double figures with 24 points to […]

Fort Lewis puts Zias away in second half

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — Host Fort Lewis took the lead for good with a 14-2 run in the first half, then broke the game open with a 15-6 surge early in the second stanza Thursday to top Eastern New Mexico University’s women 78-64 in the season opener for both teams. The game was part […]

Greyhounds fall in basketball opener

CNJ staff EMPORIA, Kan. — Senior guard Wes Book fell just short of a triple-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists Thursday night, helping Emporia State beat Eastern New Mexico University’s men 89-73 in the season opener for both teams. Emporia State, ranked 23rd in the NCAA Division II preseason poll, erased a […]

Lady Chaps roll past Zias in exhibition

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Lubbock Christian got double-doubles from senior forward Carolyn Manning and junior guard Jordan Hampton and the Lady Chaps rolled to an 86-62 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a women’s exhibition basketball game. The 6-foot-1 Manning finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds while the 5-10 Hampton added 11 points […]

Zias push New Mexico in exhibition tilt

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — With a mostly-freshman squad, Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese couldn’t have known what to expect in Sunday’s exhibition game against New Mexico at The Pit. Weese and the Zias made a good impression against the Lobos, a Sweet 16 team last season in Division I. They stayed […]

Lobos cruise past depleted Hounds

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico placed six players in double figures and the Lobos ran away from a depleted Eastern New Mexico University squad 94-50 in a men’s exhibition basketball game at The Pit. Junior forward Daniel Faris scored 15 points for the Lobos, who got 47 points and double-figure scoring from three players […]

ENMU cross country squads fifth, sixth

CNJ Staff LUBBOCK — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team placed fifth out of eight teams while the women were sixth out of 10 in Friday’s Jackrabbit Open, hosted by Texas Tech. Tech swept both team titles, finishing with 35 points in men’s competition to 55 for runnerup South Plains and 29 […]

TexAnns deal Zias setback in South play

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Missy Castro had 12 kills and Emily Richardson added 11 as Tarleton State opened Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball play Thursday night with a 30-21, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University. The TexAnns (6-7, 1-0 South) pulled away late in the second game while dominating the Zias […]

Lelei leads Hound harriers at UNM

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Nimrod Lelei finished 23rd in a field of 84 runners Saturday, leading the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a sixth-place finish in the Lobo Invitational cross country meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Lelei’s time was 27 minutes, 47 seconds over eight kilometers as […]

Zias snap losing skid at home

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Zias freshman outside hitter Veronica Valdez keeps her eyes on the ball following a dig during action Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Jessie Macknicki led a balanced attack as Eastern New Mexico University turned back in-state rival New Mexico Highlands in five games Wednesday at […]

Hounds picked for last in LSC South

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Suffice it to say there’s a big split between the top four and the bottom three in the Lone Star Conference South Division football poll. Eastern New Mexico University is at the bottom of the bottom. The Greyhounds were picked seventh in the seven-team division in results of voting by […]

Girl’s night out

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Saige Bell takes a short ride during the 8-and-under calf riding event Wednesday evening at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Sugar and spice and everything nice, as the saying goes, are what little girls are made of. But you can’t blame […]

Portales’ Gomez honored during North-South tilts

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LAS VEGAS, N.M. — When the Class 3A North-South all-star basketball games took place Friday night, five recent Portales seniors were there to represent the South squad. It seemed only right that Brenda Gomez, who coached them throughout their high school careers, was also honored. Prior to the girls contest, […]

Rams produce solid showing

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Tyler Anderson has quietly provided a significant boost for the Portales boys track team this season. The junior, who transferred from Elida in the fall after finishing second in last year’s Class 1A state 100 meters, scored 10 points in three events on Saturday to help the […]

Portales pair picks up state titles

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Portales’ Brandon McAfee runs a leg in the 1600 medley relay at the state track meet Friday in Albuquerque. The Rams failed to advanced to today’s finals. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s Jordan Roehl didn’t give herself much in the way of style points in Friday’s […]

Vixens notch 1A state crown

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CNJ correspondent: Scot Stinnett Fort Sumner sophomore Rita Herrera grimaces as she prepares to cut loose during Saturday’s Class 1A state girls shot put competition in Albuquerque. Herrera won the event at 36 feet, 5 inches, helping the Vixens capture the team title. Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner’s girls are back in […]

Lady Wildcats looking to grab few more spots for state meet

Defending 5A champion Clovis should easily win today’s District 4-5A meet, but Clovis coach Darrel Ray is hoping to add a few qualifiers who could possibly pick up some points at state. “We’re looking (more) at improving some of our marks,” he said. Among those he’s hoping can qualify for the state meet are Janae […]

Clovis senior closing in on school mark in shot

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Michael Cohen practice the shot Thursday before the district track meet. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Michael Cohen is looking ahead — 57 feet, 4 inches to be exact. That would be a Clovis High record for the shot put, and it’s one of Cohen’s few unmet goals as he […]