Weather pushes area prep games back

Staff report Due to this week’s third significant winter event since the start of the year, all of Friday’s scheduled district tournament and postseason basketball games were postponed, with all pushed back to today. Among those games: • Clovis High’s girls, ranked No. 1 in Class 6A, will take on Hobbs at 7 p.m. today […]

Area prep tournaments

(Seeds in parentheses) Boys District 4-4A Tuesday’s game (3) Ruidoso 66, (4) East Mountain 63 Thursday’s game (2) New Mexico Military 56,  Ruidoso 47 Saturday’s game Championship Thursday winner at (1) Portales, 7 p.m. District 6-2A Tuesday’s game (3) Dora 72, Fort Sumner 58 Thursday’s game Dora at (2) Logan, ppd. to 5:30 p.m. today […]

Rams teams ready for district finals

DEREK MAJOR: Staff photo

Portales Rams coach Rickie McBroom talks to his players during oractice Thursday at the Ram Athletic Center. The Rams will host NMMI Saturday in the District 4-4A Championship. The Rams defeated NMMI twice this season by an average of 33.5 points.

Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams basketball teams have had just one game in almost two weeks as they both won the regular season district title and had a bye in the District 4-4A playoffs. While the Lady Rams have used the time to rest and heal, the Rams have used the time […]

First quarter dooms Dora in semis

Staff report Dora outscored and out-rebounded Melrose in the last three quarters of their District 6-2A semi-final game on Wednesday. The problem for Dora? Melrose’s 26-5 first quarter, which paved the way to a 78-61 win. Caley Barnard scored 34 points to lead Melrose (19-5), which moves on to face Logan in Friday’s district title […]

Eastern softball boxscores

Wednesday First game ENMU 10, University of the SW 1 Univ. of the SW    000  01 —  1      5    1 ENMU            136  0x —10    10    0 Natalie Ortiz and Briana Eoff; Aja Secheslingloff, Katie Ripple (5) and Aurelia Sandoval, Simone Laurenz (5). W — Secheslingloff (8-2). L — Ortiz (2-4). LOB — […]

Area prep tournaments

(Seeds in parentheses) Boys District 4-4A Tuesday’s game (3) Ruidoso 66, (4) East Mountain 63 Thursday’s game Ruidoso at (2) New Mexico Military, 6 p.m. Saturday’s game Championship Thursday winner at (1) Portales, 7 p.m. District 6-2A Tuesday’s game (3) Dora 72, Fort Sumner 58 Thursday’s game Dora at (2) Logan, 6 p.m. Saturday’s game […]

Zias’ bats drive sweep in twin bill

DEREK MAJOR: 
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Kiana Zerr winds up to throw a pitch in the
 second game of a 
doubleheader against
University of the 
Southwest Wednesday 
at Zia Field. Kerr went 
just one inning, but the 
Zias won 10-9 to complete the sweep.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Eastern New Mexico University’s Amanda Martinez isn’t exactly known for her power. More of a put-the-ball-in-play singles hitter, she’d like to think she can drive in a run when needed. Martinez hit a go-ahead, opposite-field sacrifice fly to left in the sixth inning as the Zias rallied from a seven-run […]

Fishing report — Feb. 26

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & 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. Northwest Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports […]

(Seeds in parentheses) Boys District 4-4A Tuesday’s game ((3) Ruidoso 66, 4) East Mountain 63 Thursday’s game ((3) Ruidoso at (2) New Mexico Military, 6 p.m. Saturday’s game Championship Thursday winner at (1) Portales, 7 p.m. District 6-2A Tuesday’s game (3) Dora 72, Fort Sumner 58 Thursday’s game Dora at (2) Logan, 6 p.m. Saturday’s […]

Prep boxes

Boys District 6-2A tournament Dora 72, Fort Sumner 58 Fort Sumner (4-18) — Garrett Hisel 27, Raymond Drake 10, Hunter Sparks 8, Brant West 6, Kyle Idtensohn 5, Brett Marshall 2. Totals 21 12-15  58. Dora (15-9) — Dalton Privett 33, Aaron Jasso 12, Eddie Arzate 12, Jesus Villegas 7, Sam McConnell 6, Johnny Pena […]

Dora teams advance in districts

JOSHUA LUCERO: 
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Dora junior Kaly Cone accelerates around a Fort Sumner defender on her way to the basket during the first half of Tuesday’s District 6-2A tournament game at Dora. The Lady Coyotes defeated the Vixens 42-31.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com With the stakes higher, the Dora Coyotes topped Fort Sumner again. The host Coyotes hit 10 3-pointers, and Dalton Privett scored 33 in just three quarters as Dora got a 72-58 win to open the District 6-2A tournament. With Dora ahead 17-10 after the first quarter, the Foxes went […]

LSC Standings and ENMU Summaries

All Times MST Men Conf.    All W-L    W-L Tarleton State    11-2    24-2 Angelo State    10-2    23-3 Midwestern State    9-4    20-7 Texas A&M-Commerce    8-4    20-6 West Texas A&M    6-7    16-11 Cameron    4-9    12-13 Texas A&M-Kingsville    3-10    8-17 Eastern New Mexico    0-13    7-19 Saturday’s games Texas A&M-Commerce 73, West Texas A&M 69; Midwestern State 76, Texas A&M-Kingsville […]

Hounds fall short at Tarleton

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men tried to keep Tarleton State out of a share of the top spot in the Lone Star Conference on Saturday, but the 11th-ranked Texans were just  a little too tough. ENMU stayed within six points of Tarleton until about the 13-minute mark of the second […]

TexAnns turn back Zias

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Senior guard Kathy Thomas scored 17 points, leading three Tarleton State players in double figures on Saturday in the TexAnns’ 77-68 Lone Star Conference women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Junior center Breanna Fuller scored 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting and added nine rebounds off the bench for the […]

Hounds salvage series finale against LCU

Staff report MIDLAND, Texas — Junior left-hander Clyde Kendrick pitched six solid innings and sophomore Kiegan Basso struck out the side in the bottom of the seventh on Saturday, preserving Eastern New Mexico University’s 3-2 win over Lubbock Christian in the finale of a three-game series. The Chaparrals, who won Friday’s series opener, rallied to […]

Zias split with St. Ed’s in Lady Buff Invite

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Senior catcher Aurelia Sandoval’s fifth-inning squeeze bunt drove home the go-ahead run iand the Eastern New Mexico University softball team held off St. Edward’s 5-4 to split their doubleheader on Saturday in the Lady Buff Invite, hosted by West Texas A&M. St. Ed’s built an 8-0 lead in the opener […]

Zias post pair of 6-1 wins over Newman

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Freshman Simone Laurenz of Portales hit a game-breaking, two-run triple to right field in the seventh inning and Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team completed a 6-1, 6-1 sweep of Newman on Friday in the Lady Buff Invite, hosted by West Texas A&M. The Zias (9-3) face St. Edward’s (9-6), […]

Portales notches district sweep

Staff report SANDIA PARK — The Portales boys basketball team will carry plenty of momentum into the championship game of next week’s District 4-4A tournament. Jeremie Karnbaye led four players in double figures with 18 points on Friday night and the Rams clobbered East Mountain 81-41 to complete a perfect run through District 4-4A. Meantime, […]

LCU wins late oer Hounds

Staff report MIDLAND, Texas — Lubbock Christian was nothing if not efficient Friday night. The Chaparrals parlayed seven hits, one walk, a hit batsman and three Eastern New Mexico University errors into a 7-3 win over the Greyhounds in the opener of a three-game series at Security Bank Ballpark, home of Midland’s minor league team. […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 21

MEN ENMU at Tarleton State • When: 6 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at Stephenville, Texas • Records: ENMU 7-18 (0-12 LSC), Tarleton State 23-2 (10-2) • Last meeting: The Texans defeated ENMU 89-64 on Jan. 24 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: The Greyhounds lost at home to Texas […]