CHS grad Davis sets strikeout mark for Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High grad Darren Davis broke Wayland Baptist’s school single-season strikeout record on Thursday, fanning seven hitters in pitching the Pioneers t o a 17-3 Sooner Athletic Conference win over Southern Nazarene. Davis raised his total for the season to 100, five better than the previous mark of 95 set […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Area colleges hold ‘Apprentice’-style competition

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer NOBODY WAS FIRED. But that didn’t make the competition any less intense. This week, three eastern New Mexico institutions of higher learning held a competition based on the hit reality TV show “The Apprentice,” which stars Donald Trump. TWO STUDENTS EACH from Clovis Community College, Eastern New Mexico University […]

Wayland waylays struggling Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Third baseman Brett Cook went 3-for-4, scoring three runs and driving in two, and Wayland Baptist took control with a four-run third after the first two hitters were retired to beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-5 on Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game at Greyhound Field. The Pioneers (15-13) finished with […]

Religion Digest: Hastings holds book signing

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Marjorie L. Coppock, author of “Wrestling with Angels,” will sign copies of her book from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hastings, 1925 N. Prince St. in Clovis. According to a news release, Coppock’s book documents the political struggles religious groups encountered internally and within society as the […]

College update: Wayland hurler craves competition

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Former Clovis standout Darren Davis transferred to Wayland Baptist after two years at Trinidad State Junior College in Alamosa, Colo., to be close to family and because of the competitiveness of the program. “The region is known in the NAIA as a tough conference,” Davis said. “You’re always playing […]

Hometown hero: Greene

By CNJ Staff Air Force Master Sgt. David N. Greene has deployed to an overseas forward-operating location to support the missions of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, according to an Army and Air Force Hometown News press release. He is the son of Jeffrey and Pearl Greene of Clovis. The master sergeant graduated in […]

Kenyan boosting ENMU cross country

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Nimrod Lelei didn’t leave much of an impression on Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Joel McMullen last year. McMullen said he hardly noticed Lelei running for Wayland Baptist even though the Kenyan consistently beat all of ENMU’s runners. But the Hounds’ best runner, Felix Boit, […]

Zias break losing streak with win over Pioneers

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ENMU junior Randi Egley (6) collected 18 kills and 13 digs in the Zias’ four-game win over Wayland Baptist on Monday night at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Whatever Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team did Monday night, junior Randi Egley hopes the Zias can […]

Gary Mitchell named dean of Wayland Baptist University

Freedom Newspapers Being named dean of the Wayland Baptist University campus in Clovis has completed a nearly four-decade journey for longtime area resident Gary Mitchell. Mitchell, who has been serving as interim dean of the campus since August 2005, was promoted to dean Thursday. Mitchell, 58, said the position is a blessing in several ways. […]

Wayland Baptist outslugs Hounds

PORTALES — Wayland Baptist’s Jonathan Reynoso homered on the second pitch of the game and went on to hit for the cycle, and the Pioneers never looked back Tuesday night in a 17-4 rout of Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Field. Wayland Baptist (24-20), which lost at home to ENMU 15-14 early in the […]

In tribute: Former administrator wore many hats

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Bill Hardage wore many hats during his nearly 40 years at Wayland Baptist University. He was an administrator and a track coach, and even served a stint as the school’s pilot. But more than anything, Hardage was an ambassador for the Plainview, Texas-based school. Hardage, 63, a native of Oklahoma […]

Hounds edge Wayland Baptist, improve to 8-1

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Tim Crafton’s two-run single highlighted a seven-run eighth and Eastern New Mexico University rallied for a 15-14 victory over Wayland Baptist on Tuesday. Jeff Roemer (2-0), the fifth of seven ENMU pitchers, picked up the win despite giving up four runs in the seventh which put the Pioneers in front […]

Wayland staff helps man find pathway to faith

By Teresa Young: Wayland Baptist University Raymond Atchley admits he was unsure of his faith when he enrolled at Wayland Baptist University’s campus in Clovis a few years ago. “I’m not really sure that I’m a Christian, and I may be agnostic,” he told Carol Green, then dean of the Clovis campus, asking if he […]

10/27 Education Digest

Wayland Baptist waiting on dean Wayland Baptist University will waiting to see if Cannon Air Force Base gets a new mission before it hires a new dean, according to the school’s director of communications. The Clovis campus itself is not in jeopardy of closing, Young said. However, there may be a reduction in staff, depending […]

Zias avenge loss to Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PORTALES — Lindsay Schiely pounded out 21 kills Tuesday night to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team past Wayland Baptist 30-25, 27-30, 34-32, 30-26 at Greyhound Arena. The win was the third in the last five matches for the Zias (3-8), and avenged a season-opening loss in four games against the Pioneers […]

Zias looking to shake off opening loss

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Since Mike Maguire became the head coach in 1987, Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team has occasionally struggled against NAIA foe Wayland Baptist. Never, though, have the Zias actually lost to Wayland — until Tuesday’s stunning four-game setback in the season opener at Plainview, Texas. On Wednesday, Maguire canceled […]

8/12 view from under the pew

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WBU-Clovis dean picked for post at George Fox University

CNJ staff Carol Green, founding dean of Wayland Baptist University-Clovis, is leaving to take a position at an Oregon Christian college, according to a school press release. She will become George Fox University’s first dean of its school for professional studies, which houses the college’s adult degree programs. She and her family will be moving […]

5/5 Education Digest

Wayland offering new degree Wayland Baptist University will offer a master of arts in counseling beginning this fall. The new degree was designed to lead to licensed Professional counsel status or certification as a school counselor. The degree will also cater to working adults, a press release from Wayland Baptist University said. Former resident named […]

Sweep pushes Zia win streak to eight

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Junior Lindsay Schiely and sophomore Grace George combined for 23 kills and just two hitting errors Tuesday night, and Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team ran its winning streak to eight matches by pounding winless Wayland Baptist 30-18, 32-30, 30-15 at Greyhound Arena. Schiely had 14 kills and George added nine, […]