Zias, UTPB split doubleheader

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Senior Cassie Beene delivered a two-out, go-ahead RBI double in the sixth inning Wednesday, lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team past Texas-Permian Basin 3-2 for a split of their doubleheader. The Falcons took the opener 2-1 as Desiree Valero pitched a four-hitter and came within a two-out error in […]

Hounds fall to Cameron in tourney

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Six Cameron players collected at least two hits and the Aggies outslugged Eastern New Mexico University 15-9 on Sunday to wrap up the ACU Classic baseball round-robin, hosted by Abilene Christian. Right fielder Brad Blumer went 4-for-5 and scored three times for Cameron (12-6), which pounded out 20 hits, while […]

McMurry eliminated

CNJ staff BELTON, Texas — Felix Friedt scored a career-high 35 points, and the Whitworth Pirates eliminated McMurry with a 90-79 victory in the opening round of the Division III men’s basketball tournament Friday at Mary-Hardin Baylor University. The Pirates defeated Trinity 64-53 on Saturday, also in Belton, to advance to the Sweet 16. McMurry, […]

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 […]

Mustangs finish off sweep in extra innings

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Mallory Mooney’s one-out RBI double in the bottom of the ninth on Saturday gave Midwestern State a 6-5 win over Eastern New Mexico University and a sweep of their Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader. The Mustangs (12-10, 2-1 LSC) also took the series after ENMU won Friday’s opener 6-3. […]

Zias end five-game skid

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team got its Lone Star Conference schedule off on the right foot on Friday, beating Midwestern State 6-3 in the opener of a three-game series. Freshman Amy Smith (3-4) worked six innings, allowing nine hits and three earned runs, before freshman Katie Ramsay […]

Texas-Permian Basin sweeps Zias

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CMI photo: Tony Bullocks Teammates greet ENMU freshman Aurelia Sandoval after she scored a run in the second inning of Wednesday’s softball opener against Texas-Permian Basin at Zia Softball Field. Sandoval hit a grand slam in each game of the win bill, but the Falcons handed the Zias 8-5 and 15-9 losses. CMI staff Aurelia […]

Buffs crush Hounds in LSC tourney

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CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU senior forward Curtis Wilkinson dunks over West Texas A&M’s Courtney Carr during Wednesday’s men’s quarterfinal game in the Lone Star Conference tournament at Allen, Texas. Wilkinson had seven points and a game-high nine rebounds, but the Buffaloes routed ENMU 80-47. CNJ staff ALLEN, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s stay […]

Hounds’ Nelson makes All-LSC first team

CNJ staff ALLEN, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior guard Reggie Nelson was chosen to the All-Lone Star Conference men’s first team on Tuesday night at the LSC pre-tournament awards banquet. Nelson, who did not play last year, was an honorable mention All-LSC South choice in 2009-10. He ranks second in the league in […]

Zias fall late, but make LSC tournament

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women made a valiant attempt to clinch a Lone Star Conference postseason tournament spot on their own Saturday, only to come up short when Midwestern State ended the game on a 9-2 run for a 64-55 victory. The Zias, though, got the help they […]

Mustangs clinch top seed with win over Hounds

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Fifth-ranked Midwestern State broke open a close game with a 14-2 run over a five-minute stretch early in the second half and the Mustangs went on to a 79-64 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night to clinch the top seed in next week’s Lone Star Conference […]

Specialist: Cotton pest, disease solutions on horizon

Alisa Boswell More effective methods for dealing with cotton pests and diseases are on the horizon, according to Texas Agri-Life specialist Monti Vandiver. Before hungry seminar attendees lined up Tuesday for the Portales Rotary Club’s Chuck Wagon Lunch at the Roosevelt County Ag Expo, they listened to a presentation on cotton production. Vandiver told his […]

Zia softball squad swept

CMI Staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team pushed 24th-ranked Colorado School of Mines twice Saturday in West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic, but the Zias dropped 6-5 and 9-7 decisions to the Orediggers. The first game went eight innings. ENMU (4-7) completes play in the event with a 10 a.m. […]

Curry County Cats look to finish perfect preseason

CNJ staff The Curry County Cats will face a tough test Saturday night as they try to finish a perfect preseason. The semi-pro Cats are heading to Midland, Texas, to face the West Texas Drillers in a 7 p.m. (CST) exhibition contest at Grande Communications Stadium. The Cats won their first two games comfortably, 50-0 […]

ENMU/Commerce basketball capsules — Feb. 18

CNJ staff Men Texas A&M-Commerce (7-16, 2-13) Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (13-11, 6-9) • When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: The short-handed Greyhounds played valiantly and led most of the way at fifth-ranked Tarleton State before losing 74-69 in the final minute on Wednesday. The […]

Zias, Highlands split in Lady Buff Classic

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Freshman Lizzy Velasquez hit a two-run single in the top of the eighth as Eastern New Mexico University edged New Mexico Highlands 6-5 on Friday for a split against the Cowgirls in the Lady Buff Classic softball tournament, hosted by West Texas A&M. Highlands won the first game 10-0 on […]

Hounds honored in baseball by LSC

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Luis Quinones and Ryan Boydstun have been named the Lone Star Conference’s co-player and co-pitcher of the week. Quinones, a junior left fielder from Las Cruces, went 5-for-12 with five RBIs last weekend as the Greyhounds went 2-1 in the season-opening UTPB Classic, hosted by Texas-Permian […]

Fifth-ranked Tarleton State rallies over ENMU

CNJ staff TARLETON, Texas — Despite being shorthanded by a combination of injuries and suspensions, Eastern New Mexico University looked early on like it might pull off one of the biggest upsets of the Lone Star Conference season. But Tarleton State, ranked fifth in the nation, responded with a 41-20 second half and held off […]

Official: Officer shot will not be placed on leave

CNJ staff An investigator with the Texas Department of Public Safety made a visit Wednesday to Muleshoe as part of the investigation into an officer-involved shooting Friday night. Cpl. John Gonzales of the DPS’ Lubbock office said Sgt. Steve Bartley, 35, of the Muleshoe police, who was shot twice, will not be placed on paid […]

Charges pending in Muleshoe shooting

CNJ staff The Texas Department of Public Safety is releasing few details on a Friday officer-involved shooting in Muleshoe. A release from Cpl. John Gonzales of the DPS’ Lubbock office said charges are still pending from an incident that led to an exchange of gunfire between Juan Mendoza Quezada, 44, and Muleshoe Sgt. Steve Bartley, […]