My turn: Pioneers journey inspires awe

I have followed the progress this week of a couple of 21st century-pioneers, my cousin and her husband, who are relocating to our area from 1,200 miles away. My cousin and I share the same set of grandparents, a hardy couple who came to Roosevelt County 97 years ago. It is impossible to not compare […]

Zias hold on to beat Pioneers

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s women had a little trouble finishing off Texas Woman’s Wednesday night at Greyhound Arena. Unlike earlier in the season, though, the Zias are beginning to find ways to win. Senior forward Precious Herrin scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds — including a huge offensive board in the final […]

Pioneers outlast Zias in five

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Dave Wagner In his second tour of duty as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach, Mike Maguire is finding the sledding a bit tough. The Zias played well in stretches during Thursday’s Lone Star Conference match against Texas Woman’s at Greyhound Arena, but the Pioneers pulled out a 20-25, 25-19, 25-20, 16-25, 15-9 win, scoring […]

Hounds roll over Pioneers

Freedom New Mexico PLAINVIEW, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team put up 20 runs in a rout of Wayland Baptist earlier this season at Portales. Evidently, it wasn’t a fluke. The Greyhounds hit four home runs, two by junior designated hitter Mitch Wolfe, and scored in all but one inning in thumping the […]

Pioneers thump Zias

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Freshman first baseman Kaylyn Vranich drove in four runs with a pair of doubles and sophomore Kayla Williams came within an out of an abbreviated no-hitter on Saturday as Texas Woman’s thumped Eastern New Mexico University 11-3 to take the rubber match of the three-game Lone Star Conference South […]

Pioneers take finale from Zias

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Freshman first baseman Kaylyn Vranich drove in four runs with a pair of doubles and sophomore Kayla Williams came within an out of an abbreviated no-hitter on Saturday as Texas Woman’s thumped Eastern New Mexico University 11-3 to take the rubber match of the three-game Lone Star Conference South […]

Clovis baseball team seeking new manager

Kevin Wilson John Harris found the Sox fit him better, and the Clovis Pioneers are looking for a new manager four months before their professional baseball debut. Harris, a 1973 graduate of Clovis High School, was named Wednesday as the manager of the Amarillo Sox, who will play in the American Association this season. The […]

Pioneers’ Day lunch scheduled

PNT Staff Report The Pioneers’ Day luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Jake Lopez Building at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Everyone can attend, and participants are asked to bring a dessert or salad. The event includes music and presentations on the lives of the Pioneers of the Year.

Hounds, Pioneers split pair

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Freedom New Mexico After seeing the opener slip away late, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team rebounded behind senior right-hander Ismael Solis for a 9-1 win over Wayland Baptist on Friday and a split of their doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds (4-2) overcame a six-run deficit with a seven-run fifth and were one out […]

Pioneers honor their heritage

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By Keely McDowell: Freedom New Mexico Area women shared part of a vanishing legacy through their stories about growing up in a less privileged time Friday at the Pioneer Women’s Breakfast in Clovis. “We worked from daylight to sunset and had to stay out of school for weeks at a time,” Lorraine Horton, 85, said. […]

Texas Women’s zaps Zias by 20

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women had matchup problems Thursday night. Big-time. Concerned with Texas Woman’s inside game, led by 6-foot junior post Renee Renz, the Zias opted for a 2-3 zone defense. The Pioneers, shooting just under 30 percent for the season from long range, torched it with 12-of-21 […]

Area couples tapped as pioneers

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Roosevelt County Pioneers welcomed four new members, and countless stories, as Buster and Joann Blakey were honored, along with Elton and Ruby Parkinson at the Jake Lopez building at the Roosevelt County fairgrounds Thursday morning. “What it meant to me is to reminisce and go back through their […]

Aug. 19, 2007 Local Briefs

Pioneers should register Roosevelt County Pioneer Day at the Roosevelt County Fair is Thursday. Residents who came to the county in 1956 or earlier will be honored. Pioneers can register beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Jake Lopez Building. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a vegetable, […]

Wayland Baptist needs late HR to beat Hounds

Freedom Newspapers PLAINVIEW, Texas — Catcher B.J. Myers launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth on Monday and Wayland Baptist rallied past Eastern New Mexico University 11-8 in a non-conference baseball game. The Pioneers (21-25) hit four home runs and pounded out 15 hits in sweeping the two-game season series from […]

Zias split with Texas Women’s, still in playoff hunt

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — Finally, after scoring only two runs on 19 hits — two doubles and 17 singles — Eastern New Mexico University’s bats broke out on Saturday. It almost wasn’t enough. The Zias, who had already dropped the first three games of their Lone Star Conference South Division series with Texas Woman’s, […]

Zias fight back for win

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers For as many close games as have gone against them in Lone Star Conference South Division play, Eastern New Mexico University’s women got one back Thursday night. Fighting to stay alive for a berth in the conference postseason tournament, the Zias faced an early double-figure deficit for the fourth time […]

Zias to face Texas Woman’s

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Texas Woman’s (10-11, 4-4 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (10-10, 1-7), 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: none. On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The teams meet last Thursday in Denton, Texas. The Pioneers scored the tying basket as time ran out in regulation and beat the Zias 85-79 […]

Zias fall in overtime in LSC South Contest

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — So close, and yet so far. Eastern New Mexico University’s women continued to struggle to get over the top in Lone Star Conference South Division play Thursday night, falling in overtime to Texas Woman’s 85-79. Freshman guard Jessica Durr sent the game into overtime with a last-second basket and the […]

Zia Update

Dave Wagner ENMU (9-9, 0-6 Lone Star Conference South) at Texas Woman’s (9-10, 3-3), 6 p.m. today at Denton, Texas. Radio: none. On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Pioneers swept ENMU last year en route to a 16-16 record, the program’s best mark since the 1989-90 season. Texas Woman’s finished fourth in the South and […]