Kenyan pacing Hound Harriers

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Nimrod Lelei didn’t leave much of an impression on Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Joel McMullen last year. McMullen said he hardly noticed Lelei running for Wayland Baptist even though the Kenyan consistently beat all of ENMU’s runners. But the Hounds’ best runner, Felix Boit, hailed from Lelei’s […]

ENMU cross country to host own invite

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Joel McMullen feels pretty good about his Eastern New Mexico University cross country program. The Greyhounds and Zias hope to make some noise in the Lone Star Conference and in South Central Region competition this fall. They open their season by hosting the Mike Boit Invitational on Friday at Ned […]

Portales baseball sweeps Tucumcari

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams swept the Tucumcari Rattlers Wednesday evening in a doubleheader behind strong, young pitching. Portales won the first game 6-2 and trampled Tucumcari 13-3 in the second game in Portales. Starting pitcher Ricky Lovato, a Portales junior, picked up the win in the first game. Ozzie McMullen, a […]

ENMU great Boit keynotes 40th anniversary

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By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent A trip back to the states for one of Eastern New Mexico University’s all-time greats gave ENMU cross country coach Joel McMullen the chance to tie the past to the present. And that he did through a 40-year celebration of Eastern’s program Saturday night at Cannon AFB’s The Landing. While […]

Boit ENMU’s best chance for national slot

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Felix Boit knows his work is cut out in Saturday’s NCAA Division II South Central Region cross country meet at Abilene, Texas. The redshirt freshman from Kenya — a nephew of former ENMU track and cross country standout Mike Boit — is ENMU’s best chance at […]

ENMU men post win at South Plains

Freedom Newspapers LEVELLAND, Texas — Redshirt freshman Felix Boit led five Eastern New Mexico University runners in the top 10 Saturday as the Greyhounds took first place in men’s team standings in the South Plains College Invitational cross country meet. Boit was the individual winner in 27 minutes, 53 seconds on what was called an […]

ENMU runners win at NMHU

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — If nothing else, coach Joel McMullen says, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team is showing it’s not an easy touch for strong opponents running at less than full strength. The Greyhounds edged defending NCAA Division II runnerup Adams State 43-44 on Saturday for the team championship […]

Cross country ready for opener

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Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams were a bit disappointed with their finishes in last year’s Lone Star Conference meet — fifth for the men, ninth for the women. They hope to make amends this season, beginning with Friday’s season-opening Buffalo Stampede at Canyon, Texas, hosted by West Texas A&M. […]

ENMU prepares for season openers

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After making its first appearance in NCAA Division II postseason competition last fall, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team is in a bit of a rebuilding mode. Coach Mike Maguire, beginning his 18th year at the helm, welcomed nearly 20 players to the start of practice on Monday — about […]

ENMU men set for regional cross country

By Dave Wagner Joel McMullen knows his Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team has its work cut out in Saturday’s NCAA Division II South Central Region Championships at Joplin, Mo., hosted by Missouri Southern. The Greyhounds, fifth in the Lone Star Conference meet Oct. 25 at Commerce, Texas, would need to place third […]