Zias snap three-game skid

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team battled back from a 2-1 deficit, earning its second win of the season Thursday at New Mexico Highlands. The Zias (2-4) snapped a three-match losing streak with the 25-30, 30-27, 26-30, 30-21, 15-11 victory at the John A. Wilson Complex. Anna Bellum […]

Local 9/11 memorials set at ENMU, Clovis, Cannon

Freedom Newspapers Students and faculty at Eastern New Mexico University will gather at noon Thursday for a 20-minute ceremony to honor the heroes and victims of Sept. 11, 2001. The memorial service, a product of the Multicultural Affairs Office, will be held at the ENMU campus fountain. This is the second annual 9/11 memorial ceremony […]

ENMU player preparing for first sermon

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eric Mims will have a short night on Saturday. The Eastern New Mexico University senior is slated to start at cornerback when the Greyhounds host New Mexico Highlands at 6 p.m. in their football home opener at Greyhound Stadium. He will then return to his home town of Amarillo to […]

Hound harriers first in Canyon

CNJ Staff CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men had five of the top 14 runners on Friday and posted a team victory in the Buffalo Stampede cross country meet, hosted by West Texas A&M. Ricardo Hernandez finished third for the Greyhounds in 28 minutes, 23 seconds over the five-mile run, while Orlando Sanchez […]

Price is right for Hounds

CNJ staff ALAMOSA, Colo. — Lee Price was perfect on a day when his teammates were far from it. Price drilled a 36-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining to lift the Greyhounds to an 18-17 win over the Adams State College Grizzlies in Saturday’s season-opener for both teams. Price, a native of Holliday, Texas, […]

Clovis CC, ENMU announce joint admission plans

Gary Mitchell A five-year, $2.6 million grant will establish a new era of cooperation between Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, officials said Wednesday. Dr. Steven Gamble and Dr. Beverlee McClure, the presidents of Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College, respectively, conducted a joint press conference at Clovis Community College to […]

Volleyball summaries

CNJ staff Prep summaries Tuesday Texico 3, Floyd 0 Texico 25 25 25 Floyd 15 17 22 Kills: Texico, Lori Richardson 11, Ashley Kidd 9, Erika Autrey 5. Blocks: Kidd 5, Ashley Littlejohn 4, Autrey 3. Aces: Texico, Littlejohn 9, Kidd 5. Aces: Texico, Seneca Turner 22. Records: Texico 2-0, Floyd 0-2. Dora 3, Grady […]

Adams St. wins over Eastern

CNJ STAFF ALAMOSA, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s first-year women’s soccer team played competitively against host Adams State on Sunday, but the Zias couldn’t find the net in a 2-0 loss to the Grizzlies. ENMU went 0-2 in the three-day, three-team round-robin, also losing on Saturday to College of the Southwest 3-2. The Grizzlies […]

Eastern booters drop program’s first match

CNJ STAFF ALAMOSA, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University played competitively but came up short in its first regular-season venture into women’s soccer on Saturday, losing to Hobbs-based College of the Southwest 3-2 in a three-team round-robin hosted by Adams State College. Freshman forward Megan Dozier scored ENMU’s first goal about 26 minutes into the […]

Zias battling injury bug

Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson/Sophomore Adrienne Sena returns a serve during Wednesday’s Zia volleyball practice at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — A young Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball squad got even younger with injuries to their only two returning starters. Senior outside hitters Margie Goble, who spent her first three seasons as ENMU’s setter, […]

ENMU faculty prepared for start of school

By Tony Parra Students and parents broke the stillness of the Eastern New Mexico University campus on Thursday and it carried into the weekend. Students spent the last few days moving into the dormitories and registering for classes which begin on Monday. ENMU has also added 14 new faculty members. “It’s too early to tell […]

ENMU’s Johnson switches sports

By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Randy Johnson used up his college eligibility in basketball last spring at Eastern New Mexico University, but he wasn’t ready to give up sports. So he approached ENMU’s football coaches about the possibility of playing this fall. Given the chance during spring practice, the coaches liked what they saw […]

Zias edged by club team in scrimmage

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — The first-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team played competitively in a 1-0 loss to the Midland (Texas) Alliance Under-19 club team Saturday in the Zias’ initial scrimmage. ENMU, which opens the regular season on Aug. 29 against College of the Southwest in a four-team get-together at Adams State College […]

Battle is on at free safety position for ENMU

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Ty Touchstone and Jonathon Solis were interested bystanders in Eastern New Mexico University’s football scrimmage on Saturday morning, but they won’t be on the sidelines for long. Solis started at free safety two years ago as a junior but suffered a broken leg during a preseason scrimmage in 2002 and […]

Eastern attracting more area freshmen

Eastern New Mexico University recruiter Christina Gregg talks with Renee Locust, 18, of Clovis, about education opportunities at ENMU Thursday night at the Curry County Fair. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn PORTALES — Officials at Eastern New Mexico University say this year will bring a new five-year high of freshmen from the Clovis […]

Hounds welcome 135

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Veteran Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott still looks forward to the start of practice each fall. A broken hip sustained during spring practice when he couldn’t avoid a collision on a play which spilled over the sideline has slowed Elliott a bit, but coaching football helps keep […]

Partnership seeks to give ENMU students discounts

By Mike Linn More Portales business owners may soon begin offering college student discounts, besides just cheap rent and weekly deals on pizza. Officials of the Associated Students of Eastern New Mexico University (ASENMU) are seeking to partner with local businesses in a project that would offer college students established discounts of 5, 10 and […]

Milk truck decals to tout university

By Mike Linn PORTALES — Milk has a reputation of promoting healthy teeth and bones. The dairy product will also promote Eastern New Mexico University in the near future. About 100 new milk trucks to arrive at Milk Transport Services in Portales are slated to bear a large green decal that reads: “Got College? Eastern […]

ENMU president happy about enrollment

By Jack King Eastern New Mexico University President Steven G. Gamble told the university’s Board of Regents on Saturday he is confident that for the first time since 1988, ENMU’s enrollment of full-time freshmen this fall will exceed 600. Gamble spoke at the regents’ regular meeting in Portales. He added the university’s goal this year […]

Dillas sign ENMU’s McMann

By Dave Wagner After a record-setting four-year career at Eastern New Mexico University, Dallas McMann is getting his feet wet in professional baseball this summer with his hometown Amarillo Dillas. McMann signed a contract with the Class A Dillas last week as a backup catcher. He dressed for a home game Thursday night, then left […]