Weese resigns Zias coaching position

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese tendered his resignation on Tuesday after five seasons at the school. The Zias finished their 2010-11 season on Saturday at 5-21 (3-11 Lone Star Conference South Division) with a 69-68 loss to rival West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena, ENMU’s fourth one-point loss of […]

Press release: Linden Weese resigns as Zia basketball coach

Poster contest closed to public

Freedom New Mexico Because of increased cases of influenza-like illness, Roosevelt General Hospital has decided not to allow the public to judge posters created by Portales sixth-graders in honor of Infection Control Week, said Director of Marketing Gay Weese. In order to keep the flu from spreading, people are discouraged from coming to the hospital […]

Shorthanded Hounds host East Central

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s men have had their way with East Central in recent years. The shorthanded Greyhounds (3-8) hoped to continue that trend in today’s 7:30 p.m. clash at Greyhound Arena. ENM has beaten the Tigers seven times in a row dating to a January 2001. East Central […]

Young Zias prepare for ‘roller-coaster ride’

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico With a 17-player roster that includes 12 freshmen, second-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese is prepared for some ups and downs. “We’re young and inexperienced,” Weese said. “It may be a little bit of a roller-coaster ride for a while.” That said, Weese is convinced […]

Weese pleased with Zia performance at UNM

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — With a mostly-freshman squad, Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese couldn’t have known what to expect in Sunday’s exhibition game against New Mexico at The Pit. Weese and the Zias made a good impression against the Lobos, a Sweet 16 team last season in Division I. They […]

Greyhound and Zia basketball begins practice this week

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan and women’s coach Linden Weese don’t put a lot of stock in the Lone Star Conference South Division preseason poll. “A lot of it’s based on reputation,” Scanlan, whose team was picked for sixth out of seven teams. Weese, meantime, […]

Extreme makeover for Zia basketball

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers To say the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team will have a different look in 2007-08 could be considered a serious understatement. Only four players who were active on last year’s 14-12 squad (5-9 Lone Star Conference South) will be back, plus redshirts Erica Cook and Vanessa O’Neal. Second-year […]

Zia basketball secures Clovis standout

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Tori Northcutt won’t be going far from home to play college basketball, and she’s happy about that. The Clovis High senior guard signed a national letter of intent on Monday to play for coach Linden Weese at Eastern New Mexico University. “When I made my decision, it was such a […]

Zias secure first winning season in three years

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Roni Gomez knows she’s never going to be a big scorer, but she realizes there are other ways to contribute in a basketball game. The junior guard from Portales came off the bench to help Eastern New Mexico University’s women step up their defensive pressure and the Zias rallied from […]

Zias drop 11-point lead

Freedom Newspapers ADA, Okla. — East Central overcame an 11-point halftime deficit with the help of 50 percent shooting in the second half to edge Eastern New Mexico University 70-68 on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover basketball game. Junior forward Lacey Goldwire scored 20 points while junior center Jastin Flenory added 18 […]

Coaching news tops Portales’ spring sports

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series about the year in sports locally. The birth of a new sports year in Roosevelt County began with the death of a local coaching legend, followed by the announcement of a new Zia basketball coach and a tennis state […]

Lady Buffs outmatch Zias

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Linden Weese knew his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team would have matchup problems against West Texas A&M Wednesday night. Trying to minimize that, and stay out of foul trouble as well, the Zias went to a 2-3 zone for much of the game. But the Lady Buffs had […]

PHS grad opts to stay at home

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Megan Kabrick was all set to move away from home and play college volleyball at Angelo State when she suddenly had a change of heart. A four-year standout in volleyball and basketball at Portales High School, Kabrick signed to play at Angelo in November of 2005. She thought she would […]

Zias rout Bulldogs

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers It’s early in the season, but the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team might want to bottle the formula from Thursday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game against Southwestern Oklahoma. The Zias clicked on all cylinders for much of the game and, with no one playing more than 24 minutes, […]

Zias set to start division play early

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers It’s early to begin Lone Star Conference South Division play, but that’s what the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is about to do. The Zias (2-0) will be in Canyon, Texas, to meet Adams State at 1 p.m. (MST) today before facing division rival West Texas A&M in […]

Kabrick lifts Zias over NMHU

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Linden Weese knows his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has work to do, but he believes the potential for good things is there. The Zias bolted to a 19-point first-half lead, saw it shrink to five, and then pulled away late for a 74-50 victory over New Mexico […]

Zias re-building with new leader

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer A quick glance at the ENMU Zia basketball team’s roster would reveal that the team has six seniors returning, including four starters, so you might assume that this is a veteran team with girls who have played several minutes together. That’s perfectly reasonable to assume, but you’d be wrong. […]

Hounds, Zias prepare for 2006 hoops season

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Preseason conditioning is behind them, and the Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams are ready for the start of practice on Sunday at Greyhound Arena. First-year women’s coach Linden Weese said the public is welcome to his squad’s opening workout, scheduled for 1:30-3:30 p.m. Seventh-year men’s coach Shawn Scanlan will […]

Zia coach happy with spring recruiting

Freedom Newspapers Linden Weese is going slowly in his new job as Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach. The longtime assistant to Marsha Sharp at Texas Tech admits he’s still trying to sort things out a bit at the Division II and Lone Star Conference level. “I think we’ve had a good spring,” said […]