ENMU graduate headlines Portales concert Saturday

By Helena Rodriguez She’s a multi-platinum selling songwriter. Her music has been featured in the movie, “Eight Seconds.” Her story has appeared in “Third Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul.” And yet many people have never heard of Jana Stanfield. Stanfield — a Clovis native and graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, who is […]

Ellsworth: ‘The best of champs’

SPECIAL TO FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS The family of Rolland Ellsworth Jr., an Eastern New Mexico University student killed in a bull-riding accident Oct. 2, remembers him as a loving brother and a son who “lived life with no regrets,” according to a Tuesday release from ENMU. “We know it wasn’t an accident. We know it wasn’t […]

Frosh push WT past Zias

Jennifer Bullock executes a jump set in the first game of Tuesday night’s match at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Kevin Wilson. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — West Texas A&M’s Lone Star Conference volleyball winning streak lives on. Barely. The Lady Buffs won their NCAA Division II record 77th consecutive match against conference opponents, dating to […]

Zias peaking at right time?

Dave Wagner NOW THAT LONE STAR Conference South Division play is here, is the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team ready to take off? The Zias were 5-10 heading into matches against Tarleton State and Texas A&M-Kingsville over the weekend at Greyhound Arena, but defeated both teams in three games. Now they host six-time South […]

ENMU freshman dies in rodeo accident

By Mike Linn Rolland Ellsworth Jr. — “Rojo,” to his friends — had a contagious, fun-loving spirit. “The memories we have of Rojo are sitting around on our balcony and telling stories and the guy didn’t stop laughing for an hour straight,” said Brett Trembly, president of Kappa Sigma, a fraternity to which Ellsworth had […]

Abilene Christian foils Hounds again

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian did it to the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds again. Senior running back Richard Whitaker capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive with his second touchdown of the night Saturday, an 8-yard run which put the Wildcats in front for good with 6:47 left en route to a 24-14 victory […]

Zias sweep pair of LSC matches

Emilie Rodman goes up to attempt a block on Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Jamie Alvarado in the first game of Saturday’s match at Greyhound Arena in Portales. Photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner PORTALES — After playing most of its pre-Lone Star Conference South Division schedule on the road, home cooking has been just what the doctor […]

Zias win LSC soccer opener

CNJ STAFF DENTON, Texas — Forward Megan Dozier didn’t get many shots, but she made them count. The Eastern New Mexico University freshman scored two goals on three shots, including the game-winner in overtime to give the Zias a 2-1 win over Texas Woman’s on Friday in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. […]

Temptations of a cultural, local nature

Clyde Davis It’s comin’ up pretty soon — next weekend, in fact. The next presentation in the ENMU theatrical offering for this semester. There is always one conjunctive with Homecoming, and this year it is The Picnic. I suppose because I have an unusual number of theater, dance, and drama people in my freshman writing […]

No. 19 Hounds wary of ACU

Dave Wagner o Abilene Christian has beaten the 19th-ranked and unbeaten Greyhounds four-straight times. By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dave_wagner@link.freedom.com Gary Gaines has had a tough time against most teams in his three-plus seasons as the Abilene Christian football coach. But even though the Wildcats are 3-0 against ENMU in that time — and […]

Lady Chaps outlast ENMU

Eastern New Mexico University middle blocker Emilie Rodman tries to push a kill past Lubbock Christian defenders Stacy Simpson (left) and Magan McCormick in Tuesday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Kevin Wison By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Nobody would accuse the Lubbock Christian volleyball team of having a powerhouse offense, but the Lady Chaps […]

Eastern to add men’s soccer

By Dave Wagner EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY made it official on Monday when president Steven Gamble announced that the school will add men’s soccer as a varsity sport for the 2004-05 school year. “We have made an effort in the past couple of years to add sports that are of interest to student-athletes in our […]

ENMU goes 1-2 in LSC crossover volleyball tournament

CNJ STAFF WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team finished 1-2 in the Lone Star Conference crossover tournament over the weekend after a 30-25, 28-30, 30-22, 30-19 loss on Saturday to Central Oklahoma. The Zias (5-9) opened the event on Friday with a 32-30, 30-28, 30-26 win over Southeastern Oklahoma, then lost […]

Hounds dominate Tigers

Eastern New Mexico University line backer Jeff Howard, left, and strong safety Theo Watson, right, sack East Central University’s quarterback Pete Darnell in the first half of their 32-2 win Saturday at Greyhound Stadium in Blackwater Draw. Photo by By Kevin Wilson BLACKWATER DRAW — Veteran Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott admits […]

Hurst, Pete

Pete Hurst Services: Have been held. Mr. Elbert L. “Pete” Hurst Jr., 70, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at his home. He was born on April 26, 1933, in Morton, Texas, to Elbert L. and Carrie Lou Hurst. He married Joyce Essex on Nov. 15, 1952, in Portales. He served in the U.S. […]

Hounds ride stifling defense

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Quarterback Steven Hinson passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Eastern New Mexico University wore out Northeastern State University, 24-10, on Saturday in a Lone Star Conference Crossover game at Doc Wadley Stadium. About 3,500 fans watched as the Greyhounds ran their record to 3-0, while dropping […]

Country star returns to area

By Helena Rodriguez About 1,000 people packed the Eastern New Mexico University Ballroom on Thursday night, all eager to hear the Texas phenomenon of the moment, Pat Green — who is making waves on national country music charts — perform a free concert. From die-hard fans to those unfamiliar, but curious about the recently unknown […]

ENMU special teams have been just that

Dave Wagner Senior Eric Mims didn’t have to rush home Saturday night after all to give his first sermon on Sunday in his father’s church in Amarillo. The starting cornerback for the ENMU football team suffered a dislocated shoulder in practice on Thursday and is expected to be out four weeks, coach Bud Elliott said. […]

Zias fall in soccer

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Northern Colorado got three goals in a span of less than six minutes early in the first half and went on to beat Eastern New Mexico University 5-1 on Sunday in a women’s soccer match played at the University of New Mexico. Kady Hydrick scored unassisted for the Bears (3-3-1) in […]

Greyhounds dominant in home opener

ENMU safety Ty Touchstone wraps up Highlands running back Andrew Garst during Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University made sure there would be no suspense this time. Junior quarterback Steven Hinson ran for three touchdowns and threw for another one Saturday night […]