Clovis’ Pierson will join Zias

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CNJ staff Clovis’ Ashlee Pierson will join the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball for the 2011-12 season, according to first-year Zias coach Lindsey Wilson. A 5-foot-7 guard, Pierson was a two-time, first team all-district selection for the Lady Wildcats. Wilson, who was hired in April to replace Linden Weese, signed DeSoto, Texas, high school […]

Ex-Zias star hired to coach at Xavier (La.)

Freedom New Mexico NEW ORLEANS — Former Eastern New Mexico University volleyball standout Christabell Hamilton has been hired to coach volleyball at Xavier University of Louisiana, an NAIA school. The former Christabell Mariner played at ENMU from 1999-2002, earning all Lone Star Conference South Division honors three times. She set school records for kills in […]

Zias add pair of prep teammates for basketball

Freedom New Mexico New Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Lindsey Wilson has added her first two signees for 2011-12. DeSoto (Texas) H.S. teammates Jasmine Johnson and Amber Williford were part of a team that went 32-6 and reached the fourth round of the Texas Class 5A playoffs. Johnson is a 5-foot-10 inch forward […]

Zias’ new coach optimistic

Dave Wagner First-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Lindsey Wilson is settling into her new position. Wilson, who played in the Lone Star Conference at Southeastern Oklahoma (2002-03) and Central Oklahoma (2003-06), expects to inherit nine players from last year’s Zias squad under Linden Weese. She said she has verbal committments from two […]

Lady Buffs turn back Zias

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Erin Roufosse pitched a solid game on Saturday in the Zias’ Lone Star Conference South Division and season finale. It just wasn’t enough against the 22nd-ranked team in NCAA Division II. Second baseman Kaitlyn Witte’s two-out RBI triple provided the only earned run against […]

No. 22 WT sweeps Zias

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team jumped on 22nd-ranked West Texas A&M early on Friday. Unfortunately, the fun didn’t last long. Sophomore Amanda Lale capped a three-run Zias first inning with a two-run single. The Lady Buffs then scored eight runs in the third and five in the […]

Zias hold on in opener, gain split

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Dave Wagner It’s been a tough season for Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team and pitcher Erin Roufosse. Not many breaks have gone their way, but enough did Friday that the Zias and Roufosse upended Incarnate Word 8-7 in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader at Zia Field, coming from behind […]

Cardinals knock off Zias

Freedom New Mexico Incarnate Word took advantage of four Eastern New Mexico University errors to score four unearned runs Thursday in a 7-3 Lone Star Conference South Division softball victory at Zia Field. The Cardinals (27-20, 11-5 South) scored an unearned run in the first and added single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth […]

Zias hire Division I assistant Wilson

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By Rick White: Freedom New Mexico Lindsey Wilson politely scoffs at the notion that it will take a while to rebuild the Eastern New Mexico University Zias’ basketball program. Wilson, a former Lone Star Conference player and daughter of an Oklahoma high school coaching legend, was hired Monday to turn around a program that has […]

Zias sixth, Hounds 11th in Howard rodeo

Freedom New Mexico BIG SPRING, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women placed sixth while the men were 11th over the weekend in the Howard College rodeo. Soplhomore Jessie Kirkes of Carlsbad took second in goat tying for the Zias with a time of 21.5 seconds after splitting first and second in the short go. […]

Grand slams stun Zias

Freedom New Mexico There are tough ways to lose softball games, and then there’s Saturday’s Tarleton State-Eastern New Mexico University matchup at Zia Field. ENMU outplayed the TexAnns for much of the game, but Tarleton got grand slam home runs from Samantha Swanda in the fifth inning and Katie Welborn in the sixth to stun […]

Tarleton State slams Zias

Freedom New Mexico There are tough ways to lose softball games, and then there’s Saturday’s Tarleton State-Eastern New Mexico University matchup at Zia Field. ENMU outplayed the TexAnns for much of the game, but Tarleton got grand slam home runs from Samantha Swanda in the fifth inning and Katie Welborn in the sixth to stun […]

TexAnns take two from Zias

Freedom New Mexico Arianna Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run and Tarleton State beat Eastern New Mexico University 6-1 in the nightcap to complete sweep of Friday’s Lone Star Conference South softball doubleheader at Zia Field. Tarleton State beat ENMU 5-1 in the opener. Samantha Swanda and Katie Smith combined to […]

Zias rally against Aggies for split

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, OKLA — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias took a long time to get their offense going Wednesday. After being shutout for the first 10 innings of a non-conference doubleheader at Oklahoma Panhandle State, the Zias rallied for a 7-5 win in the nightcap. Talena Tippett pitched a complete-game, four-hitter as […]

No. 10 Rambelles sweep Zias

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Second baseman Alix Dean drove in eight runs — six in the opener — and 10th-ranked Angelo State beat Eastern New Mexico University 15-7 and 7-2 on Saturday to complete a sweep of their three-game Lone Star Conference South Division softball series. Dean went 3-for-3 with a double, […]

No. 10 Rambelles cruise past Zias

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team held 10th-ranked Angelo State to five hits on Friday night. The Rambelles didn’t need any more than that, benefitting from 12 walks, two hit batsmen and seven wild pitches in a 12-1 Lone Star Conference South Division win over the Zias. The […]

Zias absorb two more LSC crossover setbacks

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — It was another long day for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team on Sunday. The Zias couldn’t get out of the first inning in either game, losing to Southeastern Oklahoma 12-1 and the Northeastern State 6-1 to finish 0-5 in the three-day Lone Star Conference crossover tournament. […]

Zias routed twice in crossover tournament

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — The day didn’t start out to well for Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team on Saturday, and it never got much better either. Lone Star Conference North Division members Cameron and East Central run-ruled the Zias in the LSC crossover tournament, Cameron posting a 10-2 win while the […]

Zias drop LSC crossover opener

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Katie Raines pitched a complete-game seven-hitter and singled home the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth inning, and Southwestern Oklahoma turned back Eastern New Mexico University 4-2 on Friday in the Lone Star Conference softball crossover tournament. Raines (7-5) allowed two unearned runs, with two walks […]

Zias 7th, Hounds 9th at Odessa rodeo

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women finished seventh out of 11 teams while the men were ninth out of 14 over the weekend in the Odessa College rodeo. The Zias finished with 90 points while the Greyhounds had 135. Howard College was first in men’s competition followed by Texas Tech, […]