Thursday morning briefing: Tips for fighting cancer, a feast of sorts and a winner flops

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Fighting cancer The Clovis High girls volleyball team is spending Saturday working at Bradley’s Twin Cronnies Drive-In in Clovis, raising money to fight breast cancer. They’ll be taking orders from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and donating all tips to the cause. Feast for […]

Zias drop LSC volleyball opener

CNJ staff At Wichita Falls, Texas, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team managed small leads in each game, but Midwestern State eventually pulled away to take a 25-17, 25-21, 25-16 win over the Zias on Tuesday night in the Lone Star Conference opener for both squads. Junior Tarrah Sweet’s ace gave the Zias a […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Rodeo, volleyball camp and Tyson’s fall

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Rodeo The High Plains Junior Rodeo finals start today, all day, at the Curry County Events Center. Website of the day The revised Dora Consolidated Schools 2011-2012 calendar and elementary school supply list are available at http://www.doraschools.com/. Volleyball Kindergarten through eighth-grade students can participate […]

Former Zia great Goble-Poyer inducted to LSC Hall of Honor

CNJ staff Former Eastern New Mexico University volleyball and basketball star Jennifer Goble-Poyer has been inducted to the Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor, according to an ENMU news release. One of the most decorated players in Zia history, Goble-Poyer led ENMU to its best volleyball record as well as to regular season and tournament […]

Weekly LSC volleyball, soccer, cross country update

Volleyball standings All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L Abilene Christian 7-0 18-3 West Texas A&M 7-0 14-7 Angelo State 6-1 10-10 Central Oklahoma 5-3 16-7 Midwestern State 4-3 11-8 Incarnate Word 4-3 7-8 Texas Woman’s 4-3 7-13 Texas- A&M-Kingsville 4-4 9-10 Tarleton State 3-4 16-7 Eastern New Mexico 3-4 11-10 Cameron 2-5 7-13 SE […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Zias end LSC volleyball losing streak

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Clarence Plank: Portales News-Tribune Senior setter Veronica Valdez-Kent, left, and junior middle back Jessica King go for a block in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match against Texas A&M-Commerce at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff PORTALES — The long, long Lone Star Conference losing streak is over. Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team snapped a 46-match […]

Zias extend win streak to four in volleyball

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Break up the suddenly-hot Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias stretched their winning streak to four matches — the longest since late in the 2004 season — with wins on Friday over Denver-based Johnson & Wales 25-14, 25-12, 25-9 and Southwestern Oklahoma 17-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-23 in […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Volleyball, questions about ice cream and the mess at 21st

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ENMU rehires Maguire as volleyball coach

CNJ staff Jeff Geiser didn’t have to leave Eastern New Mexico University’s campus to find its new volleyball coach. But the college’s athletic director doesn’t think he would have found a coach better than Mike Maguire if he searched the country. Maguire, who spent 20 seasons leading the Zia volleyball team, returns to the sidelines […]

Zias volleyball coach resigns

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Kim Falkenhagen has resigned her duties at the school. ENMU athletic director Jeff Geiser made the announcement on Wednesday. “I appreciate all the work that coach Falkenhagen has done here at Eastern,” Geiser said in a release from the school. “I wish her luck in […]

Weekly LSC volleyball update

CNJ staff StandingsAll Times MDT

Trek for Trash results

CNJ Staff Results for Saturday’s Trek for Trash cleanup event in Clovis. • Golden Dumpster award — Clovis Community College Trio, 147 bags • Silver Dumpster award — Clovis High volleyball, 92 bags • Bronze Dumpster award — Teen Court, 72 bags Of note: 170 volunteers collected 376 bags of trash

Zias drop first two matches

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team got off to a rocky start under first-year coach Kim Falkenhagen Friday, losing twice in three games each on the first day of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. ENMU lost to Incarnate Word 30-19, 30-28, 30-23 in its first match before bowing […]

Zias absorb two defeats in tourney

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team got off to a rocky start under first-year coach Kim Falkenhagen Friday, losing twice in three games each on the first day of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. ENMU lost to Incarnate Word 30-19, 30-28, 30-23 in its first match before bowing […]

Zias sign outside hitter in volleyball

CNJ staff PORTALES — Outside hitter Veronica Valdez-Kent of Canyon, Texas, has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball for new Eastern New Mexico University coach Kim Falkenhagen. Valdez-Kent helped her team reach the Texas Class 3A volleyball championship in each of the past two seasons, including winning the title in 2005. She […]

ENMU chooses volleyball coach

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Kim Falkenhagen is from the upper Midwest, but she’s no stranger to this part of the world. The 33-year-old Falkenhagen was named Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach on Tuesday. She replaces longtime coach and current athletic director Mike Maguire, who stepped down from coaching after six […]

Lady Buff energized

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Melrose junior post Toni Burdine, above, said she looks to her sister as not only a role model, but also as a driving force to succeed. She has helped Melrose to an 11-8 record this season. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Melrose junior post Toni Burdine spends most of her time organizing her many after-school […]

CHS grad bringing leadership to college team

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Newman University coach Mo Rohleder said former Clovis High standout Jessica Hohn brings more to the team than skill. “She brings a lot of energy,” she said, “and leadership.” Hohn, a 6-foot junior outside hitter, helped the NCAA Division II school in Wichita, Kan., to a 19-16 record and […]

Process continues for ENMU volleyball position

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has received about 28 applications for its vacant volleyball coaching position, according to athletic director Mike Maguire. He said search committee headed by ENMU athletic trainer Ed Kabrick is scheduled to meet next week after classes start for the spring semester to determine who will be brought […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL; Lady Cats go five games to win district opener

CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis Lady Wildcats opened their District 4-5A volleyball schedule on Thursday night with a 25-15, 15-25, 25-12, 21-25, 15-9 victory over Hobbs. Clovis (9-8, 1-0 district) had four leaders in each statistical category. Senior hitter Siobhan Flatow had 10 kills, while senior setter Britni Montague provided 32 assists. Senior libero […]