Education digest: Texico student representing school

Texico student representing school Texico High School junior Fallon Scanlan has been nominated to represent her school at the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine June 27-July 6 in Boston. Scanlan was selected based on academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in a medical career, according to a release from the foundation. She is […]

ENMU won’t renew men’s coach Scanlan

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is looking for a new men’s basketball coach. The school announced Monday that it will not renew the contract of Shawn Scanlan for the 2009-10 season. Scanlan went 102-143 in nine seasons at the helm, but was done in by a 10-44 overall […]

Hot-shooting Wildcats dominate Greyhounds

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Mickey Winfield Greyhound junior guard Marquis Ruffin puts up a shot against Abilene Christian defender Stephen Musa Wednesday. ACU won 84-60. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Abilene Christian was hot. The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds were not. The result was the Greyhounds’ eighth straight loss. ACU shot […]

Greyhounds drop fourth game

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry ENMU senior Kevin Davis goes up in the paint Wednesday against Marques Loftis of OPSU. Davis was called for the charge but led the Hounds with 25 points. The Hounds dropped to 2-4 on the season with the 79-71 loss to the Aggies. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The […]

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 […]

ENMU squads set for exhibitions with Lobos

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When preseason conditioning began, eighth-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan was looking forward to tonight’s 7 p.m. exhibition game against the University of New Mexico at The Pit. He’s still looking forward to it. He just wishes he had his whole squad. Injuries to junior […]

Hounds, Zias get ready for season

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan and women’s coach Linden Weese don’t put a lot of stock in the Lone Star Conference South Division preseason polls. “A lot of it’s based on reputation,” said Scanlan, whose team was picked for sixth out of seven […]

Hounds hope recruits can bolster defense

CNJ staff PORTALES — Shawn Scanlan is hoping his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team can get back to its defensive roots next season. Scanlan said the Greyhounds won back-to-back Lone Star Conference South Division titles in 2003 and 2004 primarily because of defense. That element has been lacking since then, he said, and […]

Greyhound assistant heading to Adams State

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Mark Murdock, former Greyhound assistant, is the new men’s basketball coach at Adam State College in Alamosa, Colo. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Greyhound assistant basketball coach Mark Murdock is going north. Following five years as the top assistant to Shawn Scanlan, Murdock has accepted the head coach position at Adams State College in […]

Hounds’ Largent on mend

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s leading scorer missed Saturday’s 78-76 Lone Star Conference South Division home loss to Texas A&M-Kingsville due to an infected right knee, according to ENMU coach Shawn Scanlan. Senior guard Tristan Largent developed the infection after he banged knees with a West Texas A&M player in a Feb. […]

Buffaloes outgun Hounds

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan said the Greyhounds aren’t playing defense well enough to win games. The coach’s observation was especially true against Lone Star Conference South Division rival West Texas A&M, which beat ENMU 91-79 Tuesday night at the First United Bank Center in Canyon. […]

Hounds guard finds stroke again

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ENMU senior guard Stephen Wilson has found his shooting stroke lately, averaging more than 22 points in the Greyhounds’ last three games. (CNJ staff photo: Andy Delisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s taken a while, but Eastern New Mexico University men’s coach Shawn Scanlan said he’s finally starting to see the Stephen Wilson […]

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 […]

Hounds struggle staying afloat

CNJ staff PORTALES — So far, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team is mostly treading water. For the Greyhounds to reach their potential, coach Shawn Scanlan said their defense must pick up. ENMU (2-3) hosts Lone Star Conference crossover games against Southwestern Oklahoma tonight and Cameron on Saturday at Greyhound Arena, and Scanlan […]

Hounds top Cowboys for first victory

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ENMU senior Mikal Monette and New Mexico Highlands freshman David Omogham battle for a rebound during the first half of Tuesday night’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Mikal Monette said a win is a win. Monette scored 14 […]

Hounds open with four-team tournament at home

ENMU senior guard Tristan Largent goes up for a layup during the Greyhounds’ final practice Thursday at Greyhound Arena before tonight’s season-opening Harry Miller/ENMU Shootout tournament. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Shawn Scanlan, not unlike a lot of coaches this time of year, isn’t sure his Eastern […]

Hounds hope to build on exhibition loss

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan knows his team has work to do before the regular season opens next week, but he said the Greyhounds have a lot to build on from Monday’s exhibition against New Mexico State at the Lea County Events Center in Hobbs. ENMU stayed […]

Hounds gear up for exhibition with Aggies

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Mikal Monette has overcome a lot to return to basketball this season. After playing two years off the bench at the University of New Mexico, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound junior post transferred to ENMU and tore his ACL just before the start of the […]

ENMU basketball teams start practice Sunday

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Preseason conditioning is behind them, and the Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams are ready for the start of practice on Sunday at Greyhound Arena. First-year women’s coach Linden Weese said the public is welcome to his squad’s opening workout, scheduled for 1:30-3:30 p.m. Seventh-year men’s coach […]

Hounds optimistic about basketball signees

CNJ staff CLOVIS — Sixth-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan feels pretty good about the team that’s in place for next season. Eastern signed four players, all junior college transfers, to national letters of intent. “I think we’re in good shape right now,” said Scanlan, who last season led the Greyhounds […]