Texans complete sweep of Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team wasn’t able to salvage the finale of their opening Lone Star Conference series on Sunday. Tarleton State had double-figure hits for the fourth consecutive game and the Texans rode an eight-run sixth to a 13-6 victory over ENMU at Greyhound Field. Third baseman Ethan Stuckly […]

Texans roll past Hounds

CMI correspndent: Joshua Lucero ENMU first baseman Joe Huwer wasn’t tall enough to pull down an errant pickoff throw from catcher Dillon Downs, allowing Tarleton State’s Evan Robinson to advance to second base during the third inning of Friday’s Lone Star Conference baseball opener at Greyhound Field. The Texans handed the Hounds a 16-4 loss. […]

Five-run sixth boosts Texans past ENMU

CMI staff ABILENE, Texas — Tarleton State scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth, putting seven consecutive hitters on base after the leadoff man was retired, and the Texans went on to an 8-2 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the ACU Classic four-team round-robin, hosted by Abilene Christian. Leading […]

No. 9 Texans outlast Hounds

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CNJ correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU’s Curtis Wilkinson goes to the basket against Tarleton State’s Fabian Wilson during Wednesday night’s Lone Star Conference men’s game at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff report PORTALES — Senior guard Chris Harrell scored 21 points, hitting 5-of-7 from 3-point range, and Tarleton State held on late for a 55-52 Lone Star […]

ENMU/Tarleton basketball capsules — Jan. 4

CNJ staff Men Tarleton State (11-1, 3-0 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (9-4, 2-2) When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-AM 1450. Last time out: The Texans routed Dallas Christian 85-41 on Saturday at Stephenville, Texas. ENMU’s last outing was a 76-54 loss at NCAA Division I Long Beach State on Dec. 19. […]

Division-leading Texans turn back Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Guard Carrington Tankson converted four 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Tarleton State scored the game’s first six points and never relinquished the lead en route to an 85-75 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The division-leading Texans extended their […]

Winter Texas should travel at own risk

Winter Texans who already are starting to trickle into the Rio Grande Valley and others interested in crossing into Mexico might be alarmed at some of the latest news coming out of Mexico. Then again, they might be relieved. President Felipe Calderon last week sent Mexico’s Congress a proposal to do away with the country’s […]

Texans toast Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound forward Michael Brown tries to get a shot over the arms of Tarleton State’s Jeremiah Wilson goes up for the block in the first half of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference South at Greyhound Arena. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Tarleton State was too big on the perimeter, and […]

‘First order’ friend wonderful blessing

My brother-in-law once told me a story about two lost Texans. I like stories where Texans are heroes. This is not one of those. A veteran teacher, Randal also works for the Forest Service in New Mexico—which is why he was one of the folks who got the call and ended up spending more than […]

Hounds pull sweep over Texans

CNJ Staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior right fielder Ethan Wagner capped a big day with a go-ahead, two-run single in the top of the ninth inning, giving Eastern New Mexico University a 12-10 win over Tarleton State and a sweep of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. The Greyhounds, who won the seven-inning opener 10-6, […]

Texans whip Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound guard Aaron King is called for the offensive foul after colliding with Tarleton State forward Marquel Pegues in the first half of Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff PORTALES — Tarleton State held Eastern New Mexico University to one field goal in the first eight […]

Hayes’ bat lifts ENMU past Texans

CNJ staff PORTALES — Senior second baseman Tyler Hayes has already had a good series, and it’s just getting started. The Eastern New Mexico University went 6-for-6, tying a school record, and drove in eight runs to break the school mark as the Greyhounds routed Tarleton State 20-5 on Friday at Greyhound Field in the […]

Texans thrash ENMU

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Going in with an undermanned squad to play the No. 16 team in the nation in NCAA Division II is not exactly a recipe for victory. On top of that, Tarleton State was coming off a loss at West Texas A&M on Saturday in a game which determined the Lone […]

Texans prove too big for Greyhounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU freshman defensive back Charles Allen, right, forces Tarleton State receiver Shamarr Prentice out of bounds during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Going into Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash against […]

Texans’ pitching stops Hounds

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Phil Clabaugh acknowledged there were good things about Sunday’s Lone Star Conference South Division baseball doubleheader, like solid starting pitching from Evan Courteau and Justin Sergeant. Still, his Eastern New Mexico University baseball team didn’t get what it needed — wins — if the Greyhounds hope to […]

Hounds erase 5-0 deficit to complete sweep of Texans

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team kept its postseason hopes alive, rallying in both games for a 16-12, 8-5 Lone Star Conference South Division sweep of Tarleton State on Saturday at Greyhound Field. ENMU (19-24, 4-4 South) overcame a 5-0 deficit to win the second game, scoring […]

Hounds rally past Tarleton

CNJ staff PORTALES — Junior guard Justin Redman-Trotter’s 3-pointer with nine seconds left — his only field goal of the night — forced overtime and Eastern New Mexico University’s men never trailed in the extra session in upending Tarleton State 77-74 on Saturday at Greyhound Arena in a Lone Star Conference South Division clash. The […]

Tarleton rallies past Hounds

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Shawn Scanlan and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team will try to keep their lead in the Lone Star Conference South Division when they host West Texas A&M at 7 p.m. Monday in Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Senior forward John Davis scored 32 points and […]

COLLEGE UPDATE: Blackmon off to good start at South Plains

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Former Clovis High standout Brittany Blackmon thought the transition from high school to South Plains College would be difficult, both academically and athletically. Blackmon’s initial feeling was wrong. Second-year Lady Texans coach Michelle Wyatt said the 5-foot-10 Blackmon has provided the Levelland, Texas-based junior college team with quality minutes, […]

Texans picking up steam

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Don’t look now, but someone is quietly sneaking up the Lone Star Conference South Division football ladder. After earning the favorite’s nod in the South’s preseason poll and a No. 25 national ranking, Tarleton State promptly went out and dropped its first three games. The Texans, though, have followed […]