Hounds drop close game to Buffs

Staff report You wouldn’t expect to be in a game shooting just over 35 percent, especially if the opponent shot 51 percent. Eastern New Mexico University’s men couldn’t get enough shots to go down and lost a tightly-contested Lone Star Conference matchup to rival West Texas A&M 76-73 on Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. The […]

Zias blow out by Buffs

JOSHUA LUCERO: Staff photo

ENMU junior point guard Shayla Williams shoots over a West Texas A&M defender during Saturday’s women’s basketball game

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com West Texas A&M was just kind of “on” its game in the first half on Saturday night. The rest of the way, the seventh-ranked Lady Buffs shot the lights out. WT shot 50 percent in the first half, but hit 3-pointers on its first three trips down the floor […]

Basketball Summaries

Boys Portales 58, Ruidoso 42 Ruidoso (7-12) — Jeremiah Chavez 3 0-0 6, David Perez 4 0-0 8, Randall Poorthunder 2 2-4 9, Travis Mosher 6 1-2 13, Jonathan Lewis 3 0-0 6. Totals 18 3-6 42. Portales (9-9) — Alex Villanueva 1 0-0 2, Junior Ramirez 3 0-0 7 Matt Martinez 5 0-0 11, […]

Rams get district wins over Warriors

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By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams got their first district wins of the season by with dominant second quarters as the girls won the early game 59-24 and the boys won 58-42 Saturday at the Ram Athletic Center. Up 20-11 after the first quarter the Lady Rams (14-6) turned up the pressure […]

ENMU briefs — Jan. 31

TATE NAMED ENMU MEN’S SOCCER COACH: Paul Tate has been chosen the new men’s soccer coach at Eastern New Mexico University. Tate is the fifth coach in the 12-year history of the program. He replaces Tyler Hart, who served as the interim head coach last fall. “Paul Tate is a good fit for Eastern,” ENMU […]

Lady Cats cruise by Alamogordo

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis senior Danni Williams drives to the basket over the Alamogordo defense Friday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Williams scored 26 points in Clovis’ 58-16 win over their District 4-6A rival.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s girls took a little breather on Friday night between challenging District 4-6A games. The Lady Wildcats couldn’t buy a shot outside five feet or so through the first half, but they forced Alamogordo into 22 first-half turnovers and cruised to a 58-16 victory over the Lady Tigers at Rock […]

Portales games postponed, Dora’s called off called due to weather

Staff report Portales High’s District 4-4A basketball doubleheader against Ruidoso on Friday was pushed back a day due to the threat of inclement weather. PHS will now host Ruidoso today at the Ram Athletic Center, athletic director Mark Gallegos said. Junior varsity boys and girls games are set for 2 p.m., followed by the varsity […]

Wildcats snap district skid at Alamogordo

Peter Dindinger: Alamogordo Daily News
Clovis junior Roland Chavez goes up for the basket against Alamogordo defender Josey Mills Friday night. Chavez had eight points in Clovis’ 65-64 win.

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — The Clovis Wildcats, on the verge of their first district victory in two seasons, had trouble closing out the Alamogordo Tigers Friday night. But Alamo couldn’t quite take advantage, and the Wildcats snuck out of town with a 65-64 win to move even in District 4-6A. “It’s a feeling of relief,” […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Jan. 31

MEN West Texas A&M at ENMU • When: 7:30 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: West Texas A&M 12-8 (2-4 LSC), ENMU 7-12 (0-6) • Last year: ENMU swept the Buffaloes for the first time since 2003-04, winning 58-57 at Canyon, Texas, and 94-63 in the regular-season finale […]

Prep box scores

Girls Jemez Valley 48, Dora 47 Dora (9-8) — Savannah Kircher 4, Daelynn Lee 4, Taylor Dillard 14, Kaly Cone 6, Jaedin Paxton 15, Shaelie Payne 4. Jamez Valley (19-2) — Janae Henderson 6, Monique Chavez 10, Marissa Garcia 2, Elauteria Patino 4, Chassidy Gachupin 2, Tyra Yepa 22, Kailey Fragua 2. Dora 9 16 […]

Dora gets spilt

Staff report JEMEZ PUEBLO — The Dora boys held Jemez Valley to 12 second-half points Thursday night, erasing a six-point halftime deficit for a 56-46 win over the Warriors. The Coyotes (11-5)‚ struggled defensively in the first half but kept pace with the Warriors to keep the deficit in striking distance. “We played a great […]

LSC basketballl standings

All Times MST Men Conf.All W-L W-L Angelo State 6-0 18-1 Midwestern State 5-1 16-4 Tarleton State 4-2 17-2 Texas A&M-Commerce 4-2 15-4 West Texas A&M 2-4 12-8 Cameron 2-4 10-8 Texas A&M-Kingsville 1-5 6-12 Eastern New Mexico 0-6 7-12 Wednesday’s games Angelo State 79, Texas A&M-Commerce 63; Tarleton State 89, McMurry 42. Saturday’s games […]

Rams get ready for district slate

  By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams basketball teams will begin their district schedules on Friday against Ruidoso. The Lady Rams (13-6) had their two-game winning streak snapped in a 54-49 loss to Lovington on Tuesday, but were able to hold two straight practices for the first time in two weeks. Coach […]

New Mexico fishing report — Jan. 29

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Eagle Rock Lake: Closed through next […]

Prep Basketball Standings

Boys 4A District 4 Team W-L PF PA Portales  8-9 831 871, NMMI   6-10 782 899, Ruidoso 6-11 788 1090, East Mountain 5-13 917 1089 1A District 4 Team Dist. Over. PF PA Grady/House 1-0 10-6 859 771, San Jon 1-1 13-3 1039 694, Floyd 1-1 10-10 1119 1169, Mosquero 0-1 5-9 550 799 Girls […]

Rams playing steady

The first time I talked to Rickie McBroom was for the Portales Rams season preview. During the interview, McBroom said several times that this team would improve as the season goes on and that they have to get their chemistry down and come together as a unit on both sides of the ball. “Our chemistry […]

The Blitz

A brief look at more top sports stories LADY RAMS FALL TO LOVINGTON: The Portales Lady Rams struggled to score in the first half against and struggled to defend in the second as they fell to Lovington Tuesday, 54-49. Up 18-17 at the half the Rams (13-6) Couldn’t build on their lead as the Wildcats […]

Rams late run stops Pintos

Staff photos

Rams point guard Matt Martinez stops in the lane to 
take a jump shot in the 
fourth quarter of the Rams 
41-36 win over Moriarty on Tuesday night at the Ram 
Athletic Center . Martinez
 finished with a team 
high 13 points on the 

Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams played Moriarty without their leading scorer and starting shooting guard but took control late in a 41-36 win over Moriarty. Portales, which went without Bronte Staugaard (leg) and Alex Villanueva (flu) scored the final five points for their second-straight win and fourth in their last five games. […]

Area prep basketball summary — Jan. 24

BOYS Floyd 58, Clovis Christian 19 Clovis Christian (1-15) — Juaquin Lopez 2, Will Ramsey 9, Dev Cockrell 8. totals 8 2-6 19. Floyd (9-8) — Wyatt Chandler 3, Jase Wallace 15, Weston Chandler 4, Javin Chandler 7, Jarett East 3, Josue Gonzales 5, Jonathon Diaz 7, Tanner Essary 9, Seth Chandler 2, Adam Alvarez […]

PHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Jan. 27

BOYS Moriarty at Texico When: 7 p.m. today at the RAC Records: Moriarty 4-14, Portales 7-9 Last meeting: Jaunary 2014, the Pintos posted a 56-51 victory at the RAC. Last time out: Moriarty won at home over Gallup 49-43 last Tuesday. The Rams pulled out a 53-50 win on Friday at Texico. Of note: The […]