New women’s group aims to empower

Liliana Castillo Six Clovis and Portales women have created a new organization intended to empower women. The idea for the organization, called We Organize Motivate Educate and Nurture, or W.O.M.E.N., came to Clovis counselor Sistar Yancy while preparing to speak at a women’s conference in California in 1990. Yancy said the idea lingered with her [...]

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 [...]

Zias earn sportsmanship award

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team has been awarded the 2010 National Soccer Coaches Association Team Ethics/Sportsmanship Silver Award for their play last season. To be eligible, a team must have five or fewer yellow cards and no red cards throughout the season. The Zias were called for two yellow [...]

No. 7 RiverHawks turn back Zias

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Clarence Plank Northeastern State, ranked seventh in NCAA Division II in the USA Today ESPN poll, used its stingy defense to turn back Eastern New Mexico University 55-45 on Saturday in a women’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. The RiverHawks (8-0), holding teams to 47 points and 33 percent shooting coming in, [...]

ENMU names women’s soccer coach

Freedom New Mexico Albuquerque native Todd Padgett has been chosen as the third coach in the nine-year history of the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program. Padgett succeeds Ray Nause, who resigned at the end of the 2010 season after three years at the helm. “It’s a great opportunity for a young coach,” said [...]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Dec. 13

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (3-4) at Texas A&M-Commerce (5-1) What: Lone Star Conference South crossover game. When: 7 p.m. (MST) Monday Radio: KSEL-AM 1450 Last outing: ENMU lost to Cameron 71-69 in overtime at Greyhound Arena on Dec. 4. The Lions, who played West Texas A&M at home on Saturday night, lost the same [...]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule — Dec. 11

Freedom New Mexico ENMU (1-5) at Texas Woman’s (6-3) What: Lone Star Conference crossover game. When: 1 p.m. (MST) today

Herrin providing boost as Zias look to hit stride

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese was looking for a forward-type player with some all-around skills during the offseason. Thanks to a reference from another coach, he landed Precious Herrin. The 5-foot-10 junior from Shreveport, La., transferred to ENMU in the fall from Jacksonville (Texas) College. She’s given the Zias [...]

‘Secretariat’ shows strength of women

Glenda Price I recently saw the movie “Secretariat” about the horse many people believe to be the best Thoroughbred race horse ever. Secretariat, born in Virginia in 1970, grew to 16.2 hands (one hand is approximately four inches) and weighed 1200 pounds at maturity. His official color was chestnut, but he was called Big Red [...]

Transfers bolster Zias’ depth

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is seeking its first winning season in four years. The Zias already face a challenge with senior guard Tori Northcutt of Clovis possibly out for the season with an ACL tear suffered during a scrimmage at New Mexico State on Oct. [...]