Wyms scores 29 in Hounds Victory

Staff report ODESSA, Texas — Junior guard Chris Wyms scored a season-best 29 points and hit four consecutive free throws in the final minute to lift Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a 102-99 victory over Texas-Permian Basin on Saturday. Wyms went 5-for-5 from 3-point range and added 12-of-13 at the free throw line as […]

Zias hold off Dustdevils

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Zias guard Shayla Williams takes the ball for a layup over Texas A&M International defender Alexis Thomas in the first half of Friday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Williams had 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting in Eastern New Mexico’s 74-70 victory.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — After leading virtually all game, Eastern New Mexico University’s women were determined not to let this one get away. Junior guard Sarah Stinnett scored a season-best 19 points and junior post Brittany Gutierrez posted a double-double and helped spark an 11-1 second-half surge as the Zias held off Texas […]

Friday area prep roundup — Dec. 12

TOURNAMENTS All Times MST Boys Joe Armijo Classic At Albuquerque Academy Friday’s semifinals Championship West Mesa 73, Onate 70, OT Hope Christian 57, Atrisco Heritage 42 Consolation Los Lunas 54, Clovis 48, OT Carlsbad 68, Albuquerque Academy 46 Saturday’s finals Clovis vs. Albuquerque Academy (7th place), 9:45 a.m. Los Lunas vs. Carlsbad (5th place), 11:30 […]

Lady Cats reach Mel Otero title clash

Staff report RIO RANCHO — In a game that featured Division I signees on each side, it was Clovis’ Nichele Hyman who was the “x-factor,” according to Lady Wildcats coach Jeff Reed. Hyman had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds and Texas A&M signee Danni Williams added 28 points as Clovis beat La […]

Cats fall in OT in consolation semifinals

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Wildcats are showing signs of improvement. But the final result was still the same, as Los Lunas upended the Wildcats 54-48 in overtime Friday at the Joe Armijo Classic, hosted by Albuquerque Academy. Kayden Walker scored 14 for Los Lunas (1-3), which outscored Clovis 11-5 in the extra session […]

Lady Rams cruise into tourney finals

Staff report MORIARTY — The Portales Lady Rams beat Santa Fe Indian 66-35 Friday night in the semifinals of the Moriarty Invitational. Kambrey Blakey led Portales (2-0) with 18 points and Bailey Rowley added 11. Portales Coach Wade Fraze thought his team played better in their second game of the season. “We played a lot […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Dec. 13

ENMU at Texas-Permian Basin • When: 2 p.m. (MST) today at Odessa, Texas • Records: ENMU 5-4, UTPB 5-2 • Last time out: ENMU edged Northern New Mexico 91-90 on Dec. 5 at Espanola. The Falcons dropped a 91-79 decision last Saturday at Angelo State, snapping a four-game winning streak. • Last meeting: UTPB defeated […]

Zias basketball capsule

Women Texas A&M International vs. ENMU When: 6:30 p.m. today at The Rock (Clovis H.S.) Records: Texas A&M International 4-2, ENMU 1-5 Last time out: The Dustdevils lost to host Colorado-Colorado Springs 91-75 on Saturday in a four-team weekend classic. The Zias dropped the second of two exhibitions against regional Division I programs, falling to […]

Prep basketball summaries

Boys Margarita Porras Invitational at Lake Arthur First round Floyd 71, Jal 58 Floyd (3-2) — Wyatt Chandler 2, Jace Wallace 12, Adrian Borrego 6, Jose Torres 10, Rigo Navarro 11, Jonathan Diaz 12, Tanner Essary 16, Edgardo Chavez 2. Totals 30 5-16 71. Jal (3-2) — Jaime Lujan 18, Ryan Beckham 2, S. Navarrette […]

Elida starts with strong showing

By Derek Major Staff writer Area basketball teams were able  to showcase their skills last weekend at local tournaments to begin their seasons. While Dora hosted a tournament for boys and girls basketball, Elida and Floyd traveled to Melrose to take part in the American Heritage Tournament. The Elida Lady Tigers (4-1) are off to […]

N.M. Fishing Report — Dec. 11

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. […]

Eastern earns academic award

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University and Texas Woman’s earned the inaugural Lone Star Conference Academic Excellence Award presented by Balfour. ENMU claimed the men’s award, while TWU was the women’s honoree for the athletic departments with the highest collective team GPA among its sports teams for the 2013-14 academic year. The […]

Lady Rams set to defend title

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Portales Ramssenior point guard Brooke Lopez tries to run past a defender during the Rams practice Tuesday. The Rams will start their season Thursday against Magdalena at the Moriarty tournament.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Portales is off to a late start to its title defense. The Lady Rams play their first game Thursday against Magdalena in the Moriarty tournament. “Our coach has told us that a lot of the teams we play early are going to be in their fourth or fifth game,” […]

LSC Basketball Roundup

Standings Men School LSC All Tarleton State 0-0 7-0 Angelo State 0-0 8-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 0-0 7-2 Midwestern State 0-0 6-3 Cameron 0-0 4-3 Eastern New Mexico 0-0 5-4 West Texas A&M 0-0 4-4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-0 3-5 Wednesday Texas A&M International 88, Texas A&M-Kingsville 83 West Texas A&M 67, Lubbock Christian 58 Thursday Midwestern […]

J.P. Stone Invitational At Dora Boys Thursday’s quarterfinals Hagerman 65, Eunice 63 Quemado 64, Clovis Christian 15 Grady 56, Loving 52 Dora 57, Capitan 30 Friday’s semifinals Consolation Eunice 77, Loving 61 Capitan 72, Clovis Christian 25 Championship Hagerman 67, Grady 50 Dora 70, Quemado 47 Saturday’s finals Loving 79, Clovis Christian 37 (7th place) […]

Rams lose nail-biter to fall to 0-2 on season

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Portales guard Junior Ramirez takes a shot and knocks over a St. Michael’s high school defender Saturday night during the Rams game against the St. Michael’s Horsemen at Greyhound Arena.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Down 50-49 in a back and forth game, the Portales Rams had 10 seconds to make something happen on offense. Visiting St. Michael’s made it happen on defense instead, holding Portales without a shot to survive the fourth and final game of the ENMU Tipoff Saturday by that margin […]

Isler at home coaching again

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Elida coach Jerry Isler talks to his team during the fourth quarter of its win against Logan on Friday at the American Heritage Classic Tournament at Melrose High School.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com In a world that was already full of them, Elida’s 57-56 nailbiter win over Logan Friday gave Jerry “J.D.” Isler another reminder of how much he’d missed the game. “It’s awesome to be back,” said Isler, who had been out of coaching for two years following his lone season […]

Friday area prep roundup — Dec. 5

BOYS Hondo 75, Fort Sumner 27 Fort Sumner (0-1) — Brant West 2, Kyle Idtensohn 3, Raymond Drake 4, Jacobo Ortiz 3, Hunter Sparks 8, Tyler Riggins 2, Garrett Hisel 5. Totals 9 9-17 27. Hondo (1-0) — Simon Gonzales 13, Jordan Brady16, Antonio Vasquez 6, Jose Guillen 3, Christopher Torrez 16, Billy Candelaria 14, […]

Clovis boys capsule — Dec. 6

Borger (1-3) vs. Clovis (0-1) 5 p.m. today, Greyhound Arena Last time out: The Wildcats are coming off a 71-56 loss last Saturday at Rio Rancho, while the Bulldogs lost Tuesday at home against Panhandle 59-45. Last meeting: 2007, Clovis beat the Bulldogs 73-57. Fast facts: The game is the third of four at Greyhound […]

Lady Cats squeak into Canyon tourney finals

Staff report CANYON, Texas — If nothing else, Clovis High’s girls came out of Friday’s play in Canyon High’s Tournament of Champions severely tested. The Lady Wildcats won a pair of games by a total of three points against teams which started the day 17-1, edging Amarillo Tascosa 55-53 in the morning quarterfinals and turning […]