Rams falter at NMMI


Portales sophomore Chris Mosier tries to find running room in the fourth quarter of Friday’s District 4-3A game at New Mexico Military Institute. Mosier gained 12 yards on the run. The host Colts defeated Portales 21-6. (Staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Portales’ second District 4-3A loss was a short […]

Zias play to tie, still seeking tourney berth


ENMU junior Megan Dozier tries to avoid Southwestern Oklahoma goalkeeper Lindsey Crook while going for a rebound on a penalty shot in the second half of Sunday’s Lone Star Conference match. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team inability to put the […]

Zias notch victory on goal in OT

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After going nearly 100 minutes with almost no scoring opportunities, the potential game-winner was staring the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team in the face. Senior forward Jessica Rosas didn’t miss, either, chipping a shot over Midwestern State goalkeeper Elli O’Dwyer from the left side of […]

Roswell High slips past Cats

CNJ staff Roswell High’s Dylan Thomas scored toward the end of the first half and the Coyotes made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over Clovis High Tuesday at Yucca Soccer Complex. The Coyotoes fired 21 shots on goal to 11 for the Cats, but Clovis coach Shaun Gill said his team had most […]

Buffaloes hang loss on ENMU


West Texas A&M defender Kenneth Christensen tries to hold off ENMU forward Jonathan Holman in the first half of Tuesday’s game in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner PORTALES — West Texas A&M quickly took the suspense out of the match. The Buffaloes tallied three minutes into the contest and did all of […]

Hounds, Pueblo play to tie


ENMU freshman midfielder Rhen Salas avoids a tackle by Colorado State-Pueblo’s Adam Arviza during Sunday’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch in Portales. The teams battled to a scoreless tie through two overtimes. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University survived one final late run by […]

Hounds lose control in doubleheader losses

CNJ staff LAWTON, Okla. — It’s safe to say Eastern New Mexico University’s pitchers had control issues on Thursday. ENMU hurlers issued 12 walks and hit four batters, and Cameron took advantage to post a 12-7, 7-4 sweep of their Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader. Junior Kelly Crain (3-5) walked four and hit three over […]

Scoring drought stalls Zias


Zia acting head coach Dustin Klafka talks with guard Heather Brown during a stop in action in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game against Northeastern State. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — No matter how low-scoring the game, it’s hard to overcome 11 minutes without any points in college basketball. […]

ENMU teams sixth in LSC track

CNJ STAFF KINGSVILLE, Texas — Ricardo Hernandez and Zach Gerleve highlighted Eastern New Mexico University performances over the weekend in the two-day Lone Star Conference track meet. ENMU finished last in both divisions of the six-team meet, scoring 28 points on the men’s side and 11 in women’s competition. Angelo State ended Abilene Christian’s 20-year […]

Battered Zias hit road again

By Rick White Eastern New Mexico Zias coach Dan Buzard is not a big fan of the Lone Star Conference basketball tournament format. The Zias, who returned from a two-game road trip late Saturday night, were back on the bus less than 36 hours later heading to Tahlequah, Okla., the northern-most post in the LSC. […]

Now and then: Former Zia finds niche in coaching

By Kevin Wilson Katheryne Hickman probably figured basketball would only take her as far as Eastern New Mexico University. Instead, her basketball career has taken her from San Antonio to Portales to Houston to Georgetown. Georgetown, Texas, that is. Hickman, who played for the Zias from 1997 to 2001 and finished as the No. 5 […]

Zias basketball capsule

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico (6-7, 1-0) at West Texas (11-2, 0-1) When: 5 p.m. today Where: West Texas A&M Event Center What: Lone Star Conference South contest Radio: KGNC 710 AM Last meeting: Eastern beat WT 76-57 on Dec. 16. West Texas A&M players to watch: Senior G Carlee Howard was named the LSC […]

Turnovers costly to Hounds in loss to Midwestern State

CNJ STAFF WICHITA FALLS, Texas — D.D. Dotson caught only two passes, but both went for touchdowns Saturday night as Midwestern State defeated Eastern New Mexico University 24-14 in Lone Star Conference South Division football. Dotson caught a 32-yard pass from quarterback Phillip Boggs on MSU’s opening possession to give the Indians (5-2, 2-1 South) […]