Zias fall short of postseason

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Eastern New Mexico University catcher Tina Whitt (left) and pitcher Rosemary Moreno discuss the situation during the first game of the Zias’ Lone Star Conference South Division softball twin bill Saturday against Angelo State. (PNT photo: Karl Terry) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Disappointed not to make the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament, […]

Zias earn twin bill split at Kingsville

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Rosemary Moreno fired her seventh shutout and earned her 19th complete game of the season on Friday, pitching the Zias to a 6-0 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. The Javelinas came back to win the […]

Hounds’ bats key sweep

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Justin Gee accepts congratulations from teammates after scoring during a 10-run fourth against West Texas A&M on Friday. (Freedom Newspapers: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team may have been struggling recently, but the Greyhounds certainly broke out on Friday night. Sophomore third baseman Derrick Kennedy led a […]

Clovis blows by Los Alamos

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Clovis junior outfielder Ashley Gallegos hustles into third during the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader at Lady Wildcats field. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Clovis and Los Alamos on Thursday batted the elements and each other for nearly four hours. After sweeping a pair of games from the Hilltoppers, Clovis coach […]

Hounds continue to struggle

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s struggles continued Tuesday night. The Greyhounds carried a 2-1 lead into the sixth inning, but New Mexico Highlands scored four runs without hitting a ball out of the infield and the Cowboys went on to an 8-3 victory at Greyhound Field. Highlands improved to 21-14 with its […]

Cats rally to earn split with Artesia

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Artesia’s Garrett Mossbarger slides across home plate in front of Clovis’ catcher Daniel Casarez during the fifth inning of the first game of their double header Saturday at Bell Park. Mossbarger was safe on the play. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant Heading into district play in one week, the Clovis […]

Zias rally for split with Abilene Christian

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University scored three times in the top of the seventh, capped by Tina Whitt’s sacrifice fly, and beat Abilene Christian 7-6 to earn a split of a Lone Star Conference South softball doubleheader. The division-leading Wildcats (28-8, 10-2 South) rode a three-run fourth to win the opener […]

Alamo takes pair from CHS

CNJ staff ALAMOGORDO — After bailing out the opener in the bottom of the seventh, Alamogordo made short work of Clovis High in the second game on Saturday. Clovis erased an early 3-0 deficit to tie the game twice before falling 5-4 on a leadoff home run by Tigers catcher Steve Hobbins in the seventh […]

Southwestern sweeps Hounds again

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Southwestern Oklahoma pitching held Eastern New Mexico University’s offense to 11 hits — all but one of them singles — and held on for 2-1 and 6-5 wins over the Greyhounds on Saturday, completing a sweep of the four-game a weekend series. The losses to their Lone Star Conference North […]

Zias notch shutout of TexAnns to gain doubleheader split

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Sophomore left fielder Christina Helland hit a two-run homer in the first inning — her third home run of the series — and senior right-hander Rosemary Moreno pitched a five-hitter to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team to a 3-0 win over Tarleton State on Saturday and a split […]

Hounds crushed in doubleheader by Southwestern

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — After making the most of their opportunities through 20 games, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team saw everything go wrong in one day on Friday. The Greyhounds trailed from start to finish in both ends of a crossover twin bill against North Division member Southwestern Oklahoma, losing the opener […]

Zias rally for split against Tarleton State in South opener

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Senior shortstopl Jessica Nocas belted a three-run homer and senior pitcher Rosemary Moreno scattered 10 Tarleton State hits Friday to lift Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team past the TexAnns 7-4 for a split of their Lone Star Conference South Division-opening doubleheader. Tarleton pounded out 16 hits, including four by […]

Hounds rally to salvage split with Southeastern

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team avoided suffering its first doubleheader loss of the season on Friday, but the Greyhounds certainly had to work hard to do it. Southeastern Oklahoma’s Adam Bennett blanked the Hounds 3-0 in the opener of their Lone Star Conference crossover twin bill at Greyhound Field before […]

Cats hold off Rio Rancho for Invite title

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Clovis third baseman Jared Powers looks to second base after tagging Rio Rancho baserunner out on a squeeze attempt during Saturday’s Clovis Invitational championship game at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High baseball team made efficient use of limited offense Saturday night. Held hitless for […]

Clovis wins baseball opener

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Clovis High School senior Daniel Casarez releases a pitch in the third inning of Thursday’s game against Santa Fe at Bell Park. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent At the beginning of its season opening game, it seemed as if nothing could go right for the Clovis Wildcats baseball team. Santa Fe, […]

Zias split twin bill with Western

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — Run-scoring singles by Courtney McClasky and Kristina Goodman in the top of the ninth lifted the Eastern New Mexico University softball team past Western New Mexico 10-7 on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader. The Mustangs held off a last-ditch Zias rally to prevail 6-5 in the nightcap […]

Study says single soldiers need pay raise

By Tom Philpott: Military Update To strengthen the link between pay and performance, the military should raise the pay of unmarried service members to the level of married members, says a blue ribbon panel completing a year-long pay study. The Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation prepared a summary of recommendations for senior defense officials […]

Journalist in dogged pursuit of happiness

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Those positive-thinking people who say you can envision what you want and get it are usually on the mark. However, I have been breaking my brain to achieve my latest desire. Alas, to no avail. I am still not my dog. There are several reasons someone would want to be […]

8/30 BRAC Letters to the editor

Editor’s note: The Base Closure and Realignment Commission voted Friday to move planes and personnel away from Cannon, as recommended by the Department of Defense. But commissioners ordered Cannon “enclaved,” or open in limited fashion, until Dec. 31, 2009, in hopes DoD will find it another mission. Here are excerpts from some e-mailed letters: Removing […]

Principles outlined for base challenges

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Representatives from Clovis, Portales, Roosevelt County and Curry County converged under one roof Wednesday and emerged with a tentative plan for action, should Cannon Air Force Base require expansion or redevelopment. The base-closing commission will send its revised list Sept. 8 to the president for approval, but whether or […]