Portales girls claim eighth-straight victory

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Lady Rams’ dominance over their fellow Class 4-4A opponents continued on Tuesday night as they defeated the Ruidoso Lady Warriors 63-20, winning their eighth-consecutive game. Ruidoso (10-12, 0-2) started out the game scoring the first four points but a 16-0 Portales run quickly ended any doubts as […]

Rams improve to 4-0 in district

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Portales’ Darion Ontiveros drives the lane in the first quarter against Ruidoso Tuesday night. Ontiveros finished with eight points and the Rams beat the Warriors 79-59.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com With just two regular season games remaining the Portales Rams continue to play well in preparation for a deep state tournament run. On Tuesday, Portales defeated District 4-4A foe Ruidoso 79-59. While the Rams won by 20 points, Ruidoso kept it close until the final quarter. Every time Portales […]

Pioneers top ENMU women

STAFF REPORT DENTON, Texas — Kara Mitchell scored a game-high 16 points, and Texas Woman’s held off a furious visiting rally to secure a 66-48 Lone Star Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico at Kitty Magee Arena. Emily Spector added 12 for the Pioneers (18-6, 8-4 LSC), which led by 14 early in the second quarter […]

ENMU opens Welborn era with sweep of OPSU

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Eastern New Mexico University senior third baseman Morgan Green hits a solo homer to right field in the first inning of Tuesday’s opening game at ENMU Softball Field. Green went 2-for-2 with two walks, two RBIs and three runs in ENMU’s 11-6 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Two pitches into the Katie Welborn era at Eastern New Mexico University, and the Greyhounds found themselves trailing. But they saw zero reason to get down on themselves, and made the most of their chances late to bust open a nailbiter and come out with an 11-6 win against […]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule — Feb. 9

ENMU AT TEXAS WOMAN’S • When: 6 p.m. (MST) at Denton, Texas • Records: ENMU 8-12 (3-7 Lone Star Conference), Texas Woman’s 17-6 (7-4) • Last meeting: The Pioneers outlasted ENMU 59-54 on Jan. 5 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: Both teams lost on the road in conference play on Saturday, the Greyhounds […]

Monday area prep basketball summary — Feb. 8

GIRLS Non-district Melrose 46, Elida 44 Elida (19-3) — Lacy Ferguson 5, Bonnie Bennett 10, Taylor Epps 10, Kynzi Creighton 2, Brianna Bargas 2, Kasyn Creighton 8, Lauren Stone 7. Totals 17 8-10 44. Melrose (16-5) — Jaydan Beard 5, Kiki Roybal 1, Landry Widner 4, Reagan Carthel 14, Taylor Bostwick 16, Brette Devaney 2, […]

Szych earns provisional qualifying mark

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University senior Klaudia Szych posted a time of 2 minutes, 12.02 seconds, good for fourth place and a provisional NCAA Division II qualifying berth on Saturday in the University of New Mexico Classic indoor track meet. Szych, from Sczcecin, Poland, posted the eighth-best time in Division II so […]

PHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Feb. 9

BOYS Ruidoso at Portales • When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-4A game at the Ram Athletic Center • Records: Ruidoso 6-16 (0-2), Portales 13-9 (3-0) • Last meeting: Jan. 29, the Rams beat the Warriors 90-71 at Ruidoso. • Last time out: Both teams had district road games on Friday, Ruidoso losing at […]

Walks, errors prevent Hounds from season-opening series sweep

Staff report GOODWELL, Okla. — Freshman catcher Daniel Blake drove in six runs with two singles, a double and a sacrifice fly and Oklahoma Panhandle State salvaged the finale of a season-opening three-game series on Sunday with an 11-7 win over Eastern New Mexico University. The Aggies took advantage of eight walks, a hit batsman […]

Hounds aiming for LSC tournament

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Freshman Victoria Rodriguez, left, and senior Marleyna Pinon warm up on Friday afternoon while ENMU softball coach Katie Welborn overlooks. The Greyhounds begin their season this Tuesday at home against Oklahoma Panhandle State University with a 1 p.m. start.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com First-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Katie Welborn has her work cut out in trying to rebuild the program. Last season, the then-Zias finished 16-34 overall, with a 3-25 Lone Star Conference record, and lost their final 16 games of the season. While this is her first season […]

Angelo State routs Greyhounds, 100-67

STAFF REPORT SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior forward Stedman Allen scored 21 points to lead five Rams in double figures, and Angelo State never trailed in a 100-67 Lone Star Conference drubbing of Eastern New Mexico University Saturday. Thomas Tshikaya added 15, and the Rams got 13 each from Shaquan Rhoades and Tre Bennett in […]

Super Survey: Coaching field picks Panthers

Mason McBee

STAFF REPORT The Super Bowl is upon us again. That means time-honored traditions like eating too much, watching every commercial and wondering how we got every prop bet wrong (yes, hoping to win the 10-to-1 “there will be an earthquake” bet makes you a bad person). Wait, we forgot one: Second-guessing coaches. Here is your […]

Hounds open with sweep at OPSU

Staff report GOODWELL, Okla. — Junior left-hander Jarrott Gray made an impressive debut for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team on Saturday. Gray scattered seven singles in tossing a seven-inning shutout as the Greyhounds beat Oklahoma Panhandle State 3-0 in the first game of the teams’ season-opening doubleheader. ENMU also won the nightcap 10-5. The […]

Rambelles post win over Hounds

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior guard Taylor Dorsey scored 18 points and junior post Jasmine Prophet notched a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds as Angelo State defeated Eastern New Mexico University 67-53 on Saturday in Lone Star Conference women’s basketball. The Rambelles (15-5, 8-2 LSC), coming off a triple-overtime win at […]

Friday area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 5

BOYS District 4-3A Texico 51, Dexter 30 Texico (12-5, 1-0) — Tanner Dickerman 2, Brannon Karger 8, Dalton Thatcher 17, Brock Thompson 2, Braden Fraze 11, Mason Golden 3, Nathan Phipps 6, Paden McDermid 2. Totals 18 10-16 51. Dexter (10-11, 1-0) — Greg Gabaldon 12, David Morales 3, Jonah Chavez 7, Brandon Silvas 6, […]

Rams roll over East Mountain

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com SANDIA PARK — Another district game, another win for both basketball teams from Portales. This time the Rams and Lady Rams defeated their District 4-4A rival East Mountain in impressive fashion. The first was a 72-13 shellacking by the Lady Rams while the boys dominated the Timberwolves in an […]

ENMU basketball capsules, Feb. 6

ENMU at Angelo State Men • When: 4 p.m. today at San Angelo, Texas • Records: ENMU 6-14 (2-6 Lone Star Conference), Angelo State 16-4 (4-4) • Last meeting: Jan. 16, the Rams rallied from 16 points down with 11 minutes left and eight down in the final minute to beat ENMU 70-68 at Greyhound […]

Clovis girls nab first district win

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — It’s not very often this season that the free throw line has been a friend for the Clovis High girls basketball team. Friday night against District 4-6A foe Alamogordo, though, it certainly was. The Lady Wildcats converted 20-of-28 from the line, including 18-of-22 in the final period to help seal a […]

Alamogordo hangs on to top Clovis

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Clovis senior David Griego looks for the shot against the defense of Alamogordo sophomore Dee Smith of Friday night’s District 4-6A game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Griego had three points in Clovis’ 62-60 loss to Alamogordo.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com With less than 12 seconds to play, the Alamogordo Tigers gave a glimpse into why they had a nine-game losing skid coming into Rock Staubus Gymnasium. But over the last few ticks, the Tigers rode a combination of key defensive plays and missed Clovis opportunities into a 62-60 win […]

Hounds ready for 2016 season to begin

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Eastern New Mexico junior Chris Miranda-Carr gets ready to field a grounder from assistant coach  Tim Campos during Thursday’s practice at Greyhound Field.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com On Saturday the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team begins its 2016 campaign with a trip to Goodwell, Okla. to take on the Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies for three games over the course of two days. Last year ENMU finished 16-30 overall and 11-21 in the Lone Star Conference, […]