Weese resigns Zias coaching position

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CNJ file photo Linden Weese resigned Tuesday after five years as the ENMU women’s basketball coach. Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese tendered his resignation on Tuesday after five seasons at the school. The Zias finished their 2010-11 season on Saturday at 5-21 (3-11 Lone Star Conference South Division) with […]

Press release: Linden Weese resigns as Zia basketball coach

Health care providers preparing for surge of flu cases

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Department of Health is warning local health care providers to look for a surge in flu cases in upcoming weeks, including the H1N1 strain. Director of Marketing for Roosevelt General Hospital Gay Weese said the surge is normal for flu season. “Flu season works in waves,” […]

Abilene Christian tops Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU freshman Patricia Malouff, right, dives for a loose ball, but is beaten to it by Abilene Christian Alex Guiton in the second half of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Between Abilene Christian’s size and Eastern New […]

Zias coach expects growing pains with young squad

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Megan Kabrick hits a jumper during practice Tuesday at Greyhound Arena. The Zias open their season today in Fort Lewis (Colo.) Tournament. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With a 17-player roster that includes 12 freshmen, second-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball […]

Zias push New Mexico in exhibition tilt

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — With a mostly-freshman squad, Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese couldn’t have known what to expect in Sunday’s exhibition game against New Mexico at The Pit. Weese and the Zias made a good impression against the Lobos, a Sweet 16 team last season in Division I. They stayed […]

Hounds, Zias get ready for season

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan and women’s coach Linden Weese don’t put a lot of stock in the Lone Star Conference South Division preseason polls. “A lot of it’s based on reputation,” said Scanlan, whose team was picked for sixth out of seven […]

Zias get offseason makover

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — To say the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team will have a different look in 2007-08 could be considered a serious understatement. Only four players who were active on last year’s 14-12 squad (5-9 Lone Star Conference South) will be back, plus redshirts Erica Cook and […]

Zias make changes on women’s basketball staff

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese has announced changes to the Zias’ coaching staff for the 2007-08 season. Graduate assistant Austin Durrett has been promoted to fulltime assistant coach to replace Haley White, Weese said. White, who came to ENMU as a grad assistant in 2004 and was […]

CHS’ Northcutt signs with Zias

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CNJ file photo Clovis High senior Tori Northcutt, shown in a December game against Amarillo High, helped the Lady Wildcats reach the Class 5A state championship game for the third time in the last four seasons. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tori Northcutt won’t be going far from home to play college basketball, and […]

Zias roar from behind to win

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The lid was on the basket early, but Eastern New Mexico University’s women relied on defense and rebounding to carry them Thursday night. The Zias missed 18 of their first 19 shots from the field and fell behind 9-0 and 11-2, but they recovered to take an […]

Zias top Kingsville, end losing streak

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — For a change, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was playing from ahead, and there was no way the Zias were going to let this one slip away. Senior forward Elizabeth Richards posted her 10th double-double of the year with 26 points and a career-high 19 rebounds and […]

Zias ride balanced attack to victory over Bronchos

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ENMU senior Rochelle Vance looks for a shot against Central Oklahoma’s Taylor Allen during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese said he has been waiting for freshman post Rochelle […]

Northeastern State pulls away late from Zias

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ENMU’s Elizabeth Richards applies defensive pressure Northeastern State’s Jezzal Quintana during Thursday night’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — This isn’t supposed to be the way Northeastern State’s women win basketball games. A team that usually relies on defense […]

WT trounces Zias

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Senior Heather Brown of ENMU shoots over West Texas A&M sophomore Courtney Lee in the Zias 85-65 loss at Greyhound Arena. Brown scored 10 points in Eastern’s second loss in three games. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Linden Weese knew his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball […]

Zias prep for West Texas A&M

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is off to a nice start, but the Zias are facing a key game today. ENMU (7-2), which won at New Mexico Highlands 75-56 on Monday, takes on rival West Texas A&M in a 5 p.m. Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Free throws lift Zias past Lady Aggies

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Elizabeth Richards jumps to block a shot by Oklahoma Panhandle State senior Nina Kuleff during Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Thanks to solid free throw shooting down the stretch, the Eastern New Mexico University Zias have matched the best […]

Zias rout Southwestern Oklahoma

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Rochelle Vance, left, tries to steal the ball from Southwestern Oklahoma’s Jenna Sprague during Thursday’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It’s early in the season, but the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team might want to bottle the […]

Zias’ size figures to be issue

CNJ staff PORTALES — First-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s coach Linden Weese isn’t sure how his team will match up in Lone Star Conference crossover games against Southwestern Oklahoma tonight and Cameron on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. “They both look like they’re going to have a size advantage on us,” Weese said, “which is […]

Hounds and Zias take road trips

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s early to begin Lone Star Conference South Division play, but that’s what the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is about to do. The Zias (2-0) will be in Canyon, Texas, to meet Adams State at 1 p.m. (MST) today before facing division rival West Texas A&M […]