Midwestern topples Zias in four

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Clarence Plank The Eastern New Mexico University Zias honored coach Mike Maguire for his 400th win at the school in a pregame ceremony Thursday night. They were unable to sustain the momentum during their Lone Star Conference match with Midwestern State. ENMU dominated the second game, but saw little else go right in a 25-13, […]

Maguire earns 400th win at ENMU

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Junior middle blocker Kristen Beck compiled a season-best 18 kills as the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team salvaged its finale in a weekend tournament hosted by Texas-Permian Basin, beating Oklahoma Panhandle State 25-19, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22 for coach Mike Maguire’s 400th career win in the program. Maguire returned […]

Maguire hopes to lead Zias back to success

Freedom New Mexico Earlier this summer, Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire might have been ready to predict a big season for the Zias. Then injuries and a couple of defections hit. Now, the projections are a bit lower. “A winning record,” Maguire said when asked what would constitute success. “That might be […]

ENMU rehires Maguire as volleyball coach

Freedom New Mexico Jeff Geiser didn’t have to leave Eastern New Mexico University’s campus to find its new volleyball coach. But the college’s athletic director doesn’t think he would have found a coach better than Mike Maguire if he searched the country. Maguire, who spent 20 seasons leading the Zia volleyball team, returns to the […]

ENMU athletic director search narrowed to four

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has narrowed its athletic director search to four finalists, according to a university press release. Mike Maguire, who served as ENMU’s athletic director for seven years, will be reassigned to a teaching and fundraising position after seven years at the AD post. University president Steven Gamble said the […]

ENMU athletes pullng out stops for gala benefit

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Instead of blitzing on third down or calling for a hit-and-run, Eastern New Mexico University athletes will be serving up roast beef and dancing the Tango — all in the name of restoring a Portales landmark. On Tuesday, March 11 ENMU athletics will host the first High Hopes Benefit […]

ENMU volleyball has new leader

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Kim Falkenhagen is from the upper Midwest, but she’s no stranger to this part of the world. The 33-year-old Falkenhagen was named Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach on Tuesday. She replaces longtime coach and current athletic director Mike Maguire, who stepped down from coaching after six years in a […]

Zias falter at home

Freedom Newspapers Lubbock Christian spoiled Mike Maguire’s final home match as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach Tuesday night, posting a 30-24, 30-25, 30-21 non-conference victory over the Zias at Greyhound Arena. Maguire has announced that he will end his 20-year run as Zias coach at the conclusion of this season while remaining as the […]

TexAnns hand Zias 3-game loss

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff writer Zia head coach Mike Maguire remained in his seat, staring at the court, nearly 10 minutes after the Zias lost to Tarleton State Saturday afternoon at Greyhound Arena. Maguire seemed to be lost in his thoughts after the loss, and at the same time, soaking up the moment, just […]

Maguire Announces retirement from Zias

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Mike Maguire has had an impressive run as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach. Maguire, who has been the program’s coach for 20 seasons and has doubled as the school’s athletic director for the past six years, made official Thursday his intentions to give up his coaching duties after the […]

Zias win home opener

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico Zia volleyball team (3-2) won their home opener Tuesday night in three straight games over Oklahoma Panhandle State (0-3), 30-19, 30-19 and 30-22. Zia head coach Mike Maguire thinks his girls have a statement to make. “I think (our girls) really wanted to show the […]

Zia volleyball returning three starters

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers At 5-foot-3, Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Kara Killian isn’t one to leave opponents shaking in their boots. Still, as one of just three returning players this season, Killion wants to help prove the Zias are a team to be reckoned with this season. “It’s a little different (team),” said […]

ENMU to announce women’s coach Monday

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University has scheduled a press conference Monday at Greyhound Arena to announce its new women’s head basketball coach. ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Friday three candidates were brought in this week for interviews, but he and other school officials declined to release names. The school announced the press conference […]

ENMU searching for new Zia coach

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University has begun the process of finding a women’s basketball coach after announcing last week that Dan Buzard’s contract would not be renewed for next season. ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Wednesday that a selection committee is being put together. He said several applications have already been received, and […]

Buzard is out as Zia basketball coach

By Jesse Wolfersberger Dan Buzard’s contract as women’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University will not be renewed, university officials announced on Tuesday. ENMU Athletic Director Mike Maguire said the move is an attempt to kick start the program. “We looked at our program’s record over the past few seasons,” Maguire said, “and we […]

Buzard out at ENMU

By Jesse Wolfersberger PORTALES — Dan Buzard’s contract as women’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University will not be renewed, university officials announced on Tuesday. ENMU Athletic Director Mike Maguire said the move is an attempt to kick-start the program. “We looked at our program’s record over the past few seasons,” Maguire said, “and […]

Zias pound winless Oklahoma Panhandle State

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Mike Maguire downplayed his 400th victory as a college head coach. Maguire’s Zias had little trouble dispatching winless Oklahoma Panhandle State 30-19, 30-17, 30-23 Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (7-15) returns to the rugged Lone Star Conference South Division Thursday night at rival West Texas […]

Zias drop five-game match to Kingsville

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers The Zias could contain Shaday Smith only so long. The Texas A&M Kingsville sophomore had a game high 25 kills, including four in the fifth game and deciding game, as the Javelinas defeated ENMU 30-23, 26-30, 30-22, 22-30, 15-6 Saturday in a Lone Star Conference South match at Greyhound Arena. […]

Zias making changes coming in to home opener

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Since Mike Maguire became the head coach in 1987, Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team has occasionally struggled against NAIA foe Wayland Baptist. Never, though, have the Zias actually lost to Wayland — until Tuesday’s stunning four-game setback in the season opener at Plainview, Texas. On Wednesday, Maguire canceled the […]

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 […]