West Texas A&M sweeps Greyhounds

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ENMU takes women’s title at Western Texas College Rodeo

CNJ staff SNYDER, Texas — Freshman Jessie Kirkes of Carlsbad was the all-around champion, helping Eastern New Mexico Unversity take the women’s team title in the Western Texas College Rodeo over the weekend. The Zias finished with 270 team points to 140 for Tarleton State and 120 for West Texas College in a field of […]

2-6 ENMU/West Texas A&M basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenENMU (8-12, 3-3 Lone Star Conference South) at West Texas A&M (11-10, 2-4), 5 p.m. (MST) today at Canyon, Texas.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9, KGNC-AM 710.Last outing: On Wednesday the teams played at Greyhound Arena, with ENMU erasing a nine-point, second-half deficit to edge the Buffaloes 61-58 in overtime.Of note: The Greyhounds ended a 10-game […]

Strong second half start pushes WT past Zias

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Freedom correspondent: Karl Terry Eastern New Mexico University junior Til-Lois Fifer goes up strong against a West Texas A&M defender in the first half of Wednesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Lady Buffs won 75-57. By Karl Terry: Freedom correspondent

West Texas at ENMU preview

CNJ staff Men West Texas A&M (11-9, 2-3 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (7-12, 2-3), 8 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9, KGNC-AM 710. Last outing: The Greyhounds lost at home on Saturday to Angelo State 92-88. The Buffaloes lost at Angelo State 84-78 last Wednesday. Notes: Both teams started South play […]

1-9 enmu/northeastern state bkb capsules

Freedom New Mexico MenENMU (5-8) at Northeastern State (7-5), 3 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Tahlequah, Okla.Radio: none.Last outing: The Greyhounds lost at Central Oklahoma 105-76 on Thursday, while the RiverHawks won at home over West Texas A&M 69-62.Notes: While ENMU has dropped five in a row and eight […]

West Texas A&M rallies past Zias

Freedom New Mexico West Texas A&M scored twice in a four-minute span midway through the second half and rallied to beat Eastern New Mexico University 2-1 in a men’s Lone Star Conference soccer match Wednesday in Portales. Aaron Thornton poked home the game-winner for the fifth-ranked Buffaloes on a through pass from Abel Olivas with […]

Hounds wary of struggling WT

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU senior wide receiver, who leads NCAA Division II in catches per game (9.67) and yards receiving per game (135), is tackled by Angelo State defensive back Dekkar Williams during last week’s game at Greyhound Stadium. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico and West Texas A&M battle […]

Group providing free flu shots

CNJ staff Plains Regional Medical Group will provide 300 free flu shots to the public Oct. 17. The shots will be available at 2200 West 21st Street from 8 a.m. to noon, or until the vaccine is gone. The flu shots do not including the H1N1 vaccine. A separate vaccine to protect against H1N1 influenza […]

No. 16 West Texas A&M blanks Hounds

Freedom New Mexico Canyon, Texas — Freshman goal keeper Alistair Caldwell made three saves for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team Wednesday but the Greyhounds fell, 3-0, to West Texas A&M on Wednesday in a Lone Star Conference match. The No. 16 ranked Buffaloes (8-1-1, 1-0-1 LSC) took an early lead 50 seconds […]

BNSF Railway employee killed

CNJ staff A BNSF Railway employee was killed Wednesday morning outside of Hereford. Joe Faust, a spokesman for the railroad, said Larry Green, 53, was struck by a westbound train about 6:20 a.m. (CDT) near Mile Post 601.3, 47 miles west of Amarillo. Green had been an employee of BNSF for 15 years. Faust said […]

Leadership group to meet Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A networking group focused on bridging economic concerns faced in eastern New Mexico and west Texas is making its first Clovis visit tonight. The Southeast New Mexico and West Texas Leadership Group, which encompasses representatives from area communities, expects to have about 100. They meet at 5 p.m. in […]

Western code: Never admit to pain

After years of personal observation I am ready to reveal the real, true code of the West. Here it is: “Don’t ever admit you’re hurt.” We all know the guy who gets bucked off on his c

Zias add assistant soccer coach

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University added former West Virginia Wesleyan College midfielder Katie Schubert as an assistant coach. Shubert, a two-time West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year, played for the Real Colorado Cougars of the W-League and the Atlantic City Diablos of the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Schubert has coached youth […]

Cemetery all that’s left of Blacktower

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Sarah E. Schooling Durham’s grave is one of about eight whose gravestones are still visible and standing at the Blacktower Cemetery located west of Chavez West housing. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When the town of Blacktower faded away, the only thing left behind was its dead. The Blacktower […]

Hounds still on postseason bubble with split

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson West Texas A&M catcher Kevin Els lays down the tag on a sliding Seth Clabaugh in the fourth inning of the opener in Friday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds claimed a 5-4 win in the game. CNJ staff A split with West Texas A&M has Eastern New Mexico University […]

ENMU baseball capsule

CNJ staff West Texas A&M at ENMU When: Lone Star Conference doubleheaders at 4 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Greyhound Field, Portales Records: West Texas A&M 19-30 (12-26 LSC), ENMU 25-25 (20-20). Radio: KSEL-AM 1450 for all four games. Last meeting: ENMU swept a four-game series from the Buffaloes at Canyon, Texas, to […]

Clovis woman killed in car collision

CNJ Staff An 18-year-old Clovis woman and five members of an extended family died Friday in a head-on collision west of Roswell. Elaina Hita was killed on U.S. 70 when the vehicle she was driving hit a van carrying five adults and two children, according to State Police spokesman Peter Olson. Hita’s passenger, 22-year-old Luis […]

Crops conference being held Friday

The Crops Conference is set for March 6 in the Bailey County Coliseum at 2006 West American Blvd., Muleshoe, TX.

Fire damages Mesalands Community College building roof

Freedom New Mexico A fire at Mesalands Community College on Friday damaged a large portion of the roof on the west side of the building. Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said that the fire was reported at 8:53 a.m. Five fire units responded to the fire, which took two hours to extinguish. Mesalands’ Director of […]