Cardinals complete sweep of Zias

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Designated player Lea Padilla doubled twice, scoring one run and driving in the other, as Incarnate Word completed a three-game Lone Star Conference softball series sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday with a 2-0 victory. ENMU (6-21, 1-8 LSC), which has lost eight in a row in the […]

Incarnate Word thumps Zias

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Designated player Lea Padilla homered in both games and Incarnate Word took a 10-0, 8-3 Lone Star Conference softball sweep over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday. Briana Sanchez allowed one hit and struck out eight in the opener, called after 4 1/2 innings because of the 10-run rule. Seven […]

Zias drop twin bill to Adams State

CMI correspndent: Joshua Lucero ENMU freshman shortstop Melissa Reynosa waits for the throw on Adams State sophomore Carly DeLorenzo’s steal of second base during the seventh inning of Wednesday’s second game at Zia Softball field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team had chances late but came up short in both ends […]

No. 3 Rambelles pound Zias twice

CNJ staff PORTALES — The third-ranked Angelo State softball team more than lived up to its lofty spot in the NCAA Division II poll on Sunday. Sophomore Carly Peters homered in each game of the series and the Rambelles needed just 10 innings on Sunday to pound out 35 hits — 13 for extra bases […]

No. 3 Rambelles outslug Zias

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CMI correspndent: Joshua Lucero ENMU freshman pitcher Albie Medina rushes to home plate to tag Angelo State’s Elsamartina Apo attempting to score from third on a seventh-inning wild pitch during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference matchup at Zia Softball Field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Angelo State’s softball team isn’t used to getting roughed up the way […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tenacity main attribute for Zias’ undersized Johnson

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Joshua Lucero: CMI correspondent At 5-foot-7, ENMU’s Tara Johnson is often asked to guard much larger interior players, but Zias coach Lindsey Wilson said the Portales native has done the job with tenacity. Eric Butler PORTALES — Tara Johnson has always been tenacious. Certainly, her tenacity combined with raw talent led to her playing for […]

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 […]

Zias rally to beat Cameron

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JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent ENMU freshman Amber Williford looks for an opening against Cameron’s Sabelle Diata during Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference women’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. Kevin Wilson PORTALES — If the night for Eastern New Mexico junior Hannah Altheide wasn’t enough indication, there was plenty of evidence to show that it didn’t matter how […]

Hounds finish off 3-1 weekend; Zias fall in finale

CNJ staff HOBBS — Junior right fielder Sam Hedrick went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs and junior left-hander Daniel Sterling pitched five effective innings Sunday to give Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team a 12-4 victory over host University of the Southwest to complete play in the Mustangs’ three-team, double-round-robin weekend affair. The […]

Zias hold on late to edge Commerce

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CMI corresponent photo: Josh Lucero Zia senior guard senior guard Karen Grant drives past Texas A&M Commerce guard Danielle Dixon in a Saturday afternoon Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena. Grant scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting in the Zias’ 58-53 victory. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Kiara Tate made perhaps a game-saving play at […]

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 […]

TexAnns cruise past Zias

CNJ staff Conference-leading Tarleton State ended any hopes of an Eastern New Mexico University upset early, racing to a 24-point halftime lead en route to a 73-48 win Wednesday in a Lone Star Conference game. Senior forward Precious Herrin had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Zias (8-15, 6-11 LSC), who are in the […]

Hounds, Zias look to clinch LSC tourney berths

Dave Wagner PORTALES — With losses at tailenders Angelo State and Abilene Christian last week, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team gave up some of its cushion in the race for a Lone Star Conference tournament berth. Part of that has to do with injuries — three of ENMU’s inside players have been […]

ACU beats Zias for 22nd time in row

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — No matter the records, there’s something about seeing those Abilene Christian uniforms that seems to do in Eastern New Mexico University’s women. With the Wildcats struggling to stay out of the Lone Star Conference cellar and ENMU fighting to make the conference’s postseason tournament, ACU erased an early 3-0 deficit […]

Zias take 2 of 3 in WT event

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Freshman Amy Smith earned a win and a save on Friday as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team took two out of three on the first day of a three-day tournament being hosted by West Texas A&M. The Zias (3-4) routed Texas-Permian Basin 9-2 in their first outing, then lost […]

Zias notch first win at Angelo since 1996

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Seniors Precious Herrin and Kiara Tate combined for 35 points off the bench and senior guard Tori Northcutt drained a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:34 left as Eastern New Mexico University’s women ended a 15-game losing streak at Angelo State with a 63-58 Lone Star Conference win over the Rambelles […]

Zias drop pair in tournament

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Reliever Monica Cavazos worked around a pair of one-out walks in the bottom of the seventh to nail down a save as Texas A&M International held off Eastern New Mexico University 5-4 on Friday in the St. Mary’s Division II College Classic softball tournament. ENMU (1-3), which split a pair […]

Zias hold on to beat Pioneers

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU junior guard Tara Johnson shoots over Texas Woman’s University Pioneers Tabbatha Thurmond, left, and Jessica Hanna, center, Wednesday night during the Zia’s game against the Texas Woman’s University Pioneers at Greyhound arena. Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s women had a little trouble finishing off Texas Woman’s Wednesday night at […]