Zias on a streak coming into matchup with West Texas A&M

By Dave Wagner Now that the Lone Star Conference South Division play is here, is the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball ready to take off? The Zias were 5-10 heading into matches against Tarleton State and Texas A&M-Kingsville over the weekend at Greyhound Arena, but defeated both teams in three games. Now they host six-time […]

Eastern to add men’s soccer

By Dave Wagner EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY made it official on Monday when president Steven Gamble announced that the school will add men’s soccer as a varsity sport for the 2004-05 school year. “We have made an effort in the past couple of years to add sports that are of interest to student-athletes in our […]

Q&A, Wayne Childs

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By Kevin Wilson Four years ago, most college football coaches wouldn’t have taken a shot at Wayne Childs. Now it’s Childs who takes the shots. A senior defensive end, Childs had medical problems that made him unattractive to everybody but Eastern New Mexico University. He’s part of a unit whose goal is to win the […]

Greyhounds get ready for Fassel and Cowboys

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By Dave Wagner John Fassel knew he was stepping into a tough situation this season as New Mexico Highlands head football coach. The Cowboys entered the 2003 campaign with a 12-game losing streak, and didn’t figure to break it in their opener. They didn’t, losing 72-13 on Aug. 30 at Northern Colorado — which is […]

Zia soccer team earns first victory

By Mike Linn They practice on a field about 1/2 the size of their game day turf, working on mental quickness and short passes, turning split-second breakdowns in defense into shot-on-goal opportunities. Meet the Eastern New Mexico University first-year women’s soccer team, a hodgepodge of junior college transfers, local club stars and freshmen recruits from […]

From secondary to sermons: Mims set to preach

By Dave Wagner 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 preach his […]

Floyd hosting Elida during gym renovations

By Kevin Wilson Eight days from now, they’ll be district foes, with each hoping to gain any advantage possible over the other. Today, they’re gym-mates. Due to renovations, the Elida Lady Tigers are making the trip to Floyd High School every day for practice. “I knew them,” Chenault said, “and I called Mr. (Floyd Superintendent […]

PHS coaches pleased with opening week

By Kevin Wilson Going into the end of the week, both Portales High athletic teams are running smoothly, efficiently and (insert knocking sound here) injury-free. Practices started Monday for the PHS football and volleyball teams. Leading up to today’s practices, each coach is happy with the way the team is performing leading up to next […]

Zia soccer team prepares for inaugural season

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By Kevin Wilson The Zia soccer team is looking to earn respect in the Lone Star Conference this year, one practice and one song at a time. Members of the inaugural Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team are preparing for a 15-game regular season, starting Aug. 30 against College of the Southwest at Alamosa, […]

Diddle to take on new challenge

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — After 30 years of coaching men’s basketball, Earl Diddle has decided it’s time for a change. The former Eastern New Mexico University coach has accepted the women’s head coaching position at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kan. Diddle, who coached a national team in the United Arab Emirates […]