Curry County Cats to open season Saturday

Kevin Wilson The sophomore enjoys a higher standing than a freshman, not just for age-based reasons. The sophomore has, in the words of Stevie Wonder, “been through the storms, through the cold and rain.” But just some things are still the same, as the Curry County Cats move into their second season as a semi-pro […]

Tragedy worse when manipulated

It was early in my sophomore year of high school. I wasn’t driving yet, but other classmates were. The whispers in first-period geometry were that fellow sophomore “Tiffany” hit a kid who ran in front of her car the previous night. The kid was OK, but Tiffany was visibly shaken. A few days later, I […]

Tragedy worse when manipuated

It was early in my sophomore year of high school. I wasn’t driving yet, but other classmates were. The whispers in first-period geometry were that fellow sophomore “Tiffany” hit a kid who ran in front of her car the previous night. The kid was OK, but Tiffany was visibly shaken. A few days later, I […]

Hounds tie in home opener

CNJ staff The 24th-ranked Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds needed sophomore midfielder Andy Wilkinson’s penalty kick with a little less more than three minutes left to earn a 1-1 tie Tuesday with Lubbock Christian at ENMU Soccer Field. The teams played two 10-minute overtimes. It was the home opener for the Hounds (2-0-1). Adam Goodnight […]

Zias roll past Highlands in home finale

Freedom New Mexico Junior middle blocker Kristen Beck had 17 kills and sophomore outside hitter Amber Durand had 16 kills and nine digs Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico University closed the home portion of its volleyball schedule with a 25-13, 24-26, 25-20, 25-18 win over New Mexico Highlands at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (13-14) […]

ENMU sophomore enjoys rodeo life

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Clarence Plank She watches and waits. One by one the cowgirls race to end of the arena, dismount, flank and tie a goat tethered to a pole. All the while, Jessie Kirkes is thinking about her run and her goal — a faster time. Aboard her horse Twister, she breaks into the arena at full […]

ENMU sophomore Chase Kyser proves lack of size doesn’t matter

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Dave Wagner Chase Kyser wasn’t necessarily high on Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo’s radar screen two years ago. He just kept hearing about the then-Roswell Goddard senior. Eventually, Ribaudo went to see him play and came away impressed. “I just thought he was a different kind of player,” Ribaudo said of the […]

ENMU student holding bake sale to benefit children with cancer

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Argen Duncan For one Eastern New Mexico University student, a cartoon-watching session with her son turned into an effort to raise money for children with cancer. Marissa Hyde, a sophomore in public relations, is organizing a Heritage Days bake sale in conjunction with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, an organization that contributes money to pediatric cancer […]

Honors —

Sexton Kyle Sexton of Clovis is the recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded by the Cannon Air Force Base Commissary. He will begin his sophomore year at the University of Florida where he plans to major in geology. More than 6,100 students applied for 625 scholarships. Over the past nine years, this program has […]

Zias split with Cowgirls

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Freedom New Mexico Kimberly Crouse pitched a four-hit shutout, and sophomore Melissa Williams’ bases-loaded walk was the difference in Eastern New Mexico University’s 1-0 win over New Mexico Highlands Wednesday at Zia Softball field. The visiting Cowgirls pulled off an 11-6 victory in the nightcap, as the teams split their four-game series. After allowing a […]

Record-setting QB, three other Greyhounds suspended

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp’s assault on Eastern New Mexico University school passing records will have to be put on hold for at least a week. Harp and three other Greyhounds have been suspended for what ENMU head coach Mark Ribaudo calls a “violation of team rules.” Harp is a […]

Sophomore Handler adds size, depth to Hounds’ receiving corp

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Homecoming time is upon Eastern New Mexico University, as those with Greyhound ties come back and feel at one with the football team. It’s almost that way for sophomore Matt Handler — except he’s on the roster. As Angelo State comes to Greyhound Stadium, Handler gets to put on […]

Zias rout Wayland Baptist 6-2

Freedom New Mexico Sophomore defender Christie Nylaan scored off a corner kick by junior Kim Anaya in the first minute and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team never looked back on Friday, beating Wayland Baptist 6-2 at the ENMU pitch. Freshman midfielder Andrea Elizondo scored two goals and added an assist for ENMU […]

ENMU student discusses Islam

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Rabiah Memon held a presentation Thursday at the school that focused on debunking the myths and misunderstanding of Islam. Memon told the crowd of about 60 students and residents that as a Muslim she is often asked how she felt about the terrorism attacks […]

Surviving Two-a-days

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Portales sophomore Lucas Banda gets set to throw during a drill Monday afternoon at the Rams second practice of the day. Monday was the first day that New Mexico high school fall sports teams could practice for the upcoming season.

Sports Briefs June 6, 2008

Freedom New Mexico Clabaugh signs pair for ENMU baseball Second baseman Garrett Cook of Deming and right-handed pitcher Justin Cotten of DeSoto, Texas, have signed national letters of intent to play baseball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Cook, who will be a junior, is transferring from Lamar (Colo.) Community College, while Cotton, a […]

ENMU signs volleyball player

Freedom New Mexico Vanessa Espinoza, a 5-foot-5 defensive specialist from Los Alamos, has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Espinoza lettered for four years at Los Alamos, earning all-district first-team and Class 4A second-team all-state honors last fall and helping the Hilltoppers to the 4A […]

Young Zia team officially Daniel’s

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico After two stints as “interim” coach, Amber Daniel finally has that title on a permanent basis for the Eastern New Mexico University softball program. And while Daniel has more of “her” players with 13 newcomers heading into the 2008 campaign, she said it has always felt like her team. […]

Zia rally not enough on the road

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Sophomore guard Kayla Naylor hit two clinching free throws with one second left and Texas A&M-Kingsville held off Eastern New Mexico University 66-62 Wednesday night in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s opener for both teams. The Javelinas (5-9, 1-0) led all the way, but nearly blew a […]

Fort Lewis puts Zias away in second half

Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Host Fort Lewis took the lead for good with a 14-2 run in the first half, then broke the game open with a 15-6 surge early in the second stanza Thursday to top Eastern New Mexico University’s women 78-64 in the season opener for both teams. The game was […]