Cameron outslugs Hounds in finale of ACU Classic

CMI staff ABILENE, Texas — Six Cameron players collected at least two hits and the Aggies outslugged Eastern New Mexico University 15-9 on Sunday to wrap up the ACU Classic baseball round-robin, hosted by Abilene Christian. Right fielder Brad Blumer went 4-for-5 and scored three times for Cameron (12-6), which pounded out 20 hits, while […]

Five-run sixth boosts Texans past ENMU

CMI staff ABILENE, Texas — Tarleton State scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth, putting seven consecutive hitters on base after the leadoff man was retired, and the Texans went on to an 8-2 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the ACU Classic four-team round-robin, hosted by Abilene Christian. Leading […]

Hounds, Zias look to clinch LSC tourney berths

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Dave Wagner With losses at tailenders Angelo State and Abilene Christian last week, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team gave up some of its cushion in the race for a Lone Star Conference tournament berth. Part of that has to do with injuries — three of ENMU’s inside players have been hobbled for […]

ACU slips past Hounds

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Junior guard Kendall Durant scored 17 points to lead four Abilene Christian players in double figures Saturday and the Wildcats pulled away late for a 79-68 Lone Star Conference men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Senior guard Reggie Nelson scored a career-high 35 points, but no one else […]

ACU beats Zias for 22nd time in row

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — No matter the records, there’s something about seeing those Abilene Christian uniforms that seems to do in Eastern New Mexico University’s women. With the Wildcats struggling to stay out of the Lone Star Conference cellar and ENMU fighting to make the conference’s postseason tournament, ACU erased an early 3-0 […]

ENMU/ACU basketball capsules — Feb. 11

Men ENMU (13-9, 6-7 Lone Star Conference at Abilene Christian (10-13, 2-11) • When: 3 p.m. (MST) Saturday at Abilene, Texas. • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: The Hounds lost on Wednesday at Angelo State 70-62. The Wildcats were beaten on Wednesday at West Texas A&M 57-49. • Last meeting: ENMU downed the […]

ACU hires Ribaudo to coach special teams

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has been named special teams coach at Lone Star Conference rival Abilene Christian. New Wildcats coach Ken Collums made the announcement on Saturday as he begins to build a staff. Collums, ACU’s offensive co-ordinator for the previous six years, was […]

ENMU/ACU basketball capsules — Dec. 17

Freedom New Mexico Men Abilene Christian (5-4, 0-2 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (8-3, 1-2) When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-AM 1450 Last time out: ACU dropped a 61-58 decision at home on Tuesday to West Texas A&M. The Greyhounds beat Angelo State 71-62 on Thursday night at Clovis High School. Last […]

Lady Buffs eliminate Zias

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s second trip to the Lone Star Conference postseason women’s soccer tournament was as short as the first. West Texas A&M’s Leslie Briggs aimed a corner kick at the goalpost and the ball slipped off the hands of ENMU senior goalkeeper Sierra Cardenas and into the […]

Lady Buffs edge Zias in LSC tournament

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s second trip to the Lone Star Conference postseason women’s soccer tournament was as short as the first. West Texas A&M’s Leslie Briggs aimed a corner kick at the goalpost and the ball slipped off the hands of ENMU senior goalkeeper Sierra Cardenas and into the […]

Zias fall to ACU in three

Freedom New Mexico Neely Borger collected 12 kills and eight block assists Saturday night as Abilene Christian cruised to a 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. ACU (17-12, 11-6 LSC) led most of the way, although the Zias (5-22, 1-17) made the first set interesting […]

Weddings — Oct. 2

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Strebeck Laurie Elizabeth Bellah and Layne Terrell Strebeck of Lubbock were joined in marriage July 30, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Throckmorton, Texas. The Rev. Ryan Strebeck, brother of the groom, of Abilene, Texas, led the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jody and Betsy Bellah of Throckmorton. She is the granddaughter […]

Abilene Christian turns back Zias in straight sets

CNJ Staff ABILENE, Texas — Jennie Hutt and Kalynne Allen posted double-doubles Saturday as Abilene Christian held off Eastern New Mexico University 27-25, 25-18, 25-21 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match. Hutt had 18 kills and 10 digs while Allen notched 13 kills and 12 digs for the Wildcats (8-7, 4-3 LSC), who pulled […]

My turn: Don’t go to ancient rain god production without umbrella

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist When I lived in Abilene, Texas, a fanatical preacher wrongly predicted a seven-year drought during a desperate dry spell like we’re experiencing this heated summer. At the risk of sounding not-as-fanatical, I predict a major quenching over our Llano Estacado during fair week. Never fails. I don’t recommend a do-it-yourself […]

ENMU’s Squire earns trip to nationals

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Bill Squire qualified for the NCAA Division II track championship in the hammer throw in Thursday’s Last Chance Twilight track meet hosted by Abilene Christian, winning the event with a toss of 187 feet 8 3/4 inches. The throw surpasses the provisional qualifying mark […]

ACU sweeps twin bill, takes series from Hounds

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Left fielder J.R. Roland hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the bottom of the eighth and Abilene Christian completed a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday with an 8-4 win. The Wildcats pulled away in the seven-inning opener, breaking a 1-1 tie […]

Hounds win series opener from ACU

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Second baseman Daniel Patching led a 12-hit attack with three hits and senior right-hander Anthony Smith earned a four-inning save Friday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team defeated Abilene Christian 10-5 in the opener of a three-game Lone Star Conference series. Alex Schultz, Joe Huwer and Mitch […]

Births — April 3

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Wicker Gage Gregory Wicker was born March 10, 2011, to Grayson and Shara Wicker of Clinton, Okla., at Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. He has one sister, Shayla Brie Ann Wicker, 3. Grandparents are Brad and Debbie Hunton of Portales and Jerry and Doris Wicker of Clovis.

Zias drop softball doubleheader to Abilene Christian

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PORTALES — Center fielder Melissa Mendoza went 4-for-5 in each game and Abilene Christian banged out 14 extra base hits in an 11-4, 17-2 Lone Star Conference South doubleheader sweep Saturday of Eastern New Mexico University. Mendoza homered and doubled in the opener, in which the Wildcats (17-3, 3-0 LSC) scored three runs in the […]

Errors costly in Zias’ loss

Freedom New Mexico The Zia softball team had a rough day in the field, and a rougher one on the scoreboard. Eastern New Mexico committed a season-high eight errors in its Lone Star Conference South Division opener, and visiting Abilene Christian took advantage for a 22-11 win Friday at Zia Softball Field. Senior first baseman […]