The Blitz

A brief look at more top stories LADY RAMS DOWN ROBERTSON: Portales turned a close game into a blowout in the third quarter, and left West Las Vegas Saturday with a 65-36 victory. Junior Kambrey Blakey had a double-double 19 points and 10 rebounds, as Portales (5-1) won. Portales led throughout, but blew the game […]

Prep box scores

Girls West Las Vegas 36, Portales 65 Portales (5-1)— Kelly Fraze 1 0-0 2, Bailey Schillings 1 0-0 2, Bailey Rowley 4 1-2 10, Sheraya Cox 6 3-3 15, Brooke Lopez 4 0-0 8, Kambrey Blakey 6 6-10 19, Sky Marianito 1 0-0 2, Makenzie Bucksath 3 1-2 7. Totals 26 11-19 65. West Las Vegas […]

Cooper sisters enjoying time together

Jaylyn Cooper

By Derek Major Staff Writer Twin sisters Jordyn and Jaylyn Cooper have had a bond since birth most people don’t have with their siblings. Early tragedy strengthened it. “We lost our mom to breast cancer when we were five,” Jaylyn said. “It brought us a lot closer.” The Twins became so close they made […]

Rams win home opener 40-39


By Derek Major Staff writer While most of the Ram Athletic Center crowd was worried about the Rams’ four-point third quarter, coach Rickie McBroom was figuring how how his team could still pull out a win. Of course, it helped that visiting Mesilla Valley only scored five in the same period. “Well I knew […]

Lady Rams prevail over Robertson

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Portales Lady Rams continued their hot start as they stifled Las Vegas Robertson, holding them to 13 points in the first half of a 54-41 victory on Friday night. The Lady Rams (4-1) used their pressure defense to force the Lady Cardinals into a litany of turnovers. Portales […]

Cats pull away from Rams

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
PHS junior forward Bronte Staugaard takes a shot over a Clovis defender during the third quarter of Friday’s boys matchup at The Rock in Clovis. Staugaard had 18 points in the Rams’ 71-63 setback.

By Derek Major Clovis and Portales came into Friday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gym needing a win, with each having only one victory coming in. After a close first half, the Wildcats pulled away as Tristen Pautler and Tucker Dobbs combined for 53 points in a 71-63 win. “As a team, we played […]

Mines rolls past Hounds

Staff report SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sophomore forward Konor Kulas posted a double-double with 33 points and 12 rebounds and senior guard Calvin Thomas went 4-for-4 from 3-point range Friday night as South Dakota School of Mines & Technology handed Eastern New Mexico University’s men a 97-71 pasting. Mines (3-9) won for the first time […]

Spartans too much for Zias

Staff report LAKELAND, Fla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s women fell behind in the first nine seconds, trailed 15-2 after five minutes and were never able to recover on Friday in absorbing an 84-59 loss at the hands of 10th-ranked Tampa in a weekend classic hosted by Florida Southern. The Zias (4-6), who opened the […]

Prep summaries — Dec. 19

Thursday Girls Dora 56, Vaughn 14 Vaughn (1-4) — Sanaie Castillo 1, Holly Perez 8, Arianna Garcia 4, Perla Villegas 1. Totals 3 8-14 14. Dora (5-4) — Jaedin Paxton 5, Savannah Kircher 2, Brenna Bates 4, Daelynn Lee 10, Marty Testin 2, Taylor Dillard 19, Kaly Cone 3, Shaelie Payne 5, Brittany Kanmore 6. […]

ENMU basketball capsule — Dec. 19

Men ENMU at South Dakota Mines • When: 6:30 p.m. today at Rapid City, S.D. • Records: ENMU 6-4, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 2-9. • Last time out: The Greyhounds overcame a 14-point deficit to beat Texas-Permian Basin 102-99 on Saturday at Odessa, Texas. The Hardrockers also played on Saturday, losing to […]

Area coaches share differing strategies

Every coach has a different philosophy and a different way of doing things. However they all want the same result, which is to twin as many games as possible. So it’s interesting to see what coaches have in common and what they like to do differently to achieve that result. I asked three different coaches […]

ENMU basketball capsule — Dec. 18

Women ENMU at Florida Southern, vs. University of Tampa When: 11 a.m. today and noon on Friday (MST), respectively, at Lakeland, Fla. Both opponents are members of the Sunshine State Conference. Records: ENMU 3-5, Florida Southern 5-2, Tampa 6-2. Last time out: The Zias defeated Northern New Mexico 66-62 on Tuesday at Greyhound Arena. Florida […]

N.M. Fishing Report — Dec. 18

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 Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. Cimarron […]

Standings All Times MST Men Conf. All W-L W-L Tarleton State 0-0 8-0 Angelo State 0-0 10-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 0-0 8-2 Midwestern State 0-0 8-3 Eastern New Mexico 0-0 6-4 Cameron 0-0 5-4 West Texas A&M 0-0 5-4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-0 4-6 Friday’s game Angelo State 101, McMurry 48. Saturday’s games Eastern New Mexico 102, […]

The Blitz

A brief look at more top news PORTALES BOYS LOSE TO TUMCUMCARI: The Portales Rams fell to 1-4 on the season after a 45-39 loss. The Rams led 25-18 at the half, but scored in 14 points in the second half while allowing 27. The Rams will play back-to-back road game this weekend as they […]

Tucker scores 17 in second half of win

By Dave Wagner Sports writer By her standards, Tori Tucker had an unusually quiet first half — no points and only one shot attempt for the leading scorer on the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. The senior forward took over in the second half, though, scoring six of her game-high 17 points […]

Lady Rams lose home opener

By Derek Major Staff writer Portales held Canyon, Texas, to four points in the third quarter and 13 in the fourth. It was the first half were they struggled as they lost a tough defensive matchup 42-28 Tuesday night at the Ram Athletic Center. “I think that we didn’t play as aggressive as we […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Zias vs. Northern New Mexico

Women Northern New Mexico at ENMU • When: noon today at Greyhound Arena • Records: NNMC 8-2, ENMU 2-5 • Last time out: The Lady Eagles lost to visiting Oklahoma Panhandle State 78-74 on Saturday in  at Espanola. The Zias defeated Texas A&M International 74-70 on Friday at The Rock in Clovis. • Last meeting: […]

Prep Basketball Roundups

Staff reports  LADY RAMS WIN MORIATRY TOURNAMENT: Portales stayed undefeated and took home some hardware as they defeated Miyamura 45-41 in the Moriarty Tournament final Saturday. Kambrey Blakey led the Lady Rams (3-0) with 17 points and McKenzie Bucksath and Brooke Lopez both added five points. Amber Antez led Miyamura (3-3) with 11 points. The […]

Prep basketball summaries

  Saturday Girls Moriarty Tournament Final Portales 45 Miyamura 41 Portales (3-0) — Bailey Schillings 2, Bailey Rowley 3, Sheraya Cox 6, Brooke Lopez 5 Kambrey Blakey 17, Lindsay Blakey 2, Kaycee Stone 3, Amanda Schmidt 2 McKenzie Bucksath 5. Miyamura (3-3) — Sarah Gilmore 2, Hannah Murphy 4, Amanda Pawya 4 Amber Antez 11, […]