Hounds pull out late victory

Staff report ESPANOLA — Junior forward Lawrence Domingo capped a 23-point, eight-rebound night by hitting the go-ahead layup with six seconds left and Eastern New Mexico University edged Northern New Mexico 91-90 on Friday night. Domingo took the pass from junior guard Chris Wyms, his ninth assist of the game. Wyms scored a game-high 27 […]

Prep basketball Tournament

Boys J.P. Stone Invitational At Dora Thursday’s quarterfinals: Hagerman 65, Eunice 63 Quemado 64, Clovis Christian 15 Grady 56, Loving 52 Dora 57, Capitan 30 Friday’s semifinals Consolation Loving vs. Eunice, 10:30 a.m. Capitan vs. Clovis Christian, 1:30 p.m. Championship: Grady vs. Hagerman, 4:30 p.m. Dora vs. Quemado, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s finals: 7th place, 10:30 a.m. 5th place, […]

Greyhounds’ basketball capsule

ENMU at Northern New Mexico When: 7 p.m. today at Espanola Records: ENMU 4-4, NNMC 5-6 Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last time out: The Greyhounds dropped an 81-65 decision to Texas-Permian Basin on Tuesday at Greyhound Arena in their home opener. NNMC lost on Tuesday at University of the Southwest 92-91. Last meeting: December 2012, ENMU […]

Tucker scores 30 in Zias’ loss

STAFF REPORT LAS CRUCES — Junior guard Sasha Weber scored 23 points Thursday night and New Mexico State posted its 19th win in 19 outings all-time over Eastern New Mexico University, beating the Zias 79-51. It was the first win of the season for the Aggies (1-5), who are in the midst of a six-game […]

N.M. Fishing Report — Dec. 4

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. […]

Zais lose big to D-1 Texas El-Paso

STAFF REPORT EL PASO — Eastern New Mexico University’s women kept Division I Texas-El Paso off the scoreboard for the first four minutes of Tuesday’s exhibition matchup. The Miners, though, responded with a 10-0 run to take the lead for good and went on to an 84-49 win over the Zias. Sophomore guard Sparkle Taylor  […]

Greyhounds can’t find scoring in loss to UTPB


Greyhound junior guard John Gilliam charges past a UTPB defender on his way to a lay-up during the first half of the Greyhounds Tuesday night game against the University of The Permian Basin at Greyhound Arena.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men got high-scoring Texas-Permian Basin slowed down some on Tuesday. The Greyhounds just couldn’t make enough shots. UTPB, averaging a South Central Region-leading 101.6 points coming in, finished with a season scoring low but still had control most of the way in an […]

Rams drop season opener to Roswell

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Rams coach Rickie McBroom talks to his team during a timeout in the second quarter of their season opener against Roswell. The Rams lost the game 71-52. Bronte Staugaard led the rams with 11 points.

By Derek Major  Staff writer  dmajor@pntonline.com Portales coach Rickie McBroom knows his team will have to develop their chemistry as season progresses, which makes Tuesday night’s season-opening 71-52 loss to defending Class 4A state champion Roswell easier to take. “We’re just going to get better as a team,” said Bronte Staugaard who led the Rams […]

Weekly LSC basketball roundup — Dec. 2

Standings Men     Conf.    All     W-L    W-L Tarleton State    0-0    5-0 Angelo State    0-0    7-1 Texas A&M-Commerce    0-0    6-2 Eastern New Mexico    0-0    4-3 Midwestern State    0-0    4-3 Cameron    0-0    3-3 Texas A&M-Kingsville    0-0    3-3 West Texas A&M    0-0    3-4 Friday’s games Emporia State 74, Eastern New Mexico 63; Drury 78, Cameron 71; Texas […]

Rams ready to go

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Rams sophomore Jeremy Karngbaye maneuvers around a teammate on his way to the basket Monday afternoon during practice at Ram Athletic Center.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com One day off. That was all the time Matt Martinez had off between football and basketball season. A two-year starter at point guard and dual-threat quarterback on the Rams’ state quarterfinal team, Martinez is used to the short turnaround between seasons. “It’s really fast,” Martinez said. “We came back […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Dec. 2

MEN Texas-Permian Basin at ENMU When: 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena Records: UTPB 4-1, ENMU 4-3 Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last time out: The Falcons beat Sul Ross State 104-82 on Wednesday in their home opener at Odessa, Texas. The Hounds edged Harding 76-73 on Saturday in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving Classic on a 3-pointer […]

Red-hot LCU downs Zias

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ENMU junior guard Shayla Williams works her way around Lubbock Christian’s Ashton Meeks during Saturday’s women’s matchup at Lubbock. LCU handed the Zias a 101-49 setback.

Staff report LUBBOCK — Clearly, Tarleton State’s Kathy Thomas didn’t do Eastern New Mexico University’s women any favors on Friday night. Thomas went 7-for-7 from 3-point range, a school record, and the TexAnns ended Lubbock Christian’s 18-game home winning streak with a 73-71 overtime win. The Zias (1-5) paid a heavy price on Saturday night. […]

Gilliam’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Hounds

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Junior guard John Gilliam capped his first double-double of the season with a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer on Saturday, lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s men past Harding 76-73 in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving Classic. Gilliam’s shot came after junior forward Andraz Kavas tied the game for the ninth time […]

ENMU’s Bailey wraps up college grid career in style

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
ENMU senior Seth Bailey scored two defensive touchdowns for the Greyhounds this season, including a 30-yard fumble return in the team’s Nov. 15 win over rival West Texas A&M in the Lone Star Conference’s fifth-place playoff game at Greyhound Stadium. Bailey, from Texico, was chosen the LSC’s linebacker of the year.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — It’s almost time for Eastern New Mexico University linebacker Seth Bailey to move on to the “real” world. Bailey capped his ENMU football career this month by earning the Lone Star Conference’s linebacker of the year award. Still, he’s not quite ready to give up sports. The […]

UTPB notches 67-58 triumph over ENMU

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ENMU junior post Jasmine Johnson scored 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting on Friday, but the Zias came up short in a 67-58 loss to Texas-Permian Basin in the Lubbock Christian Thanksgiving Classic.

Staff report LUBBOCK — Texas-Permian Basin used a 10-0 run midway through the first half to take control, then hit nine consecutive free throws in the final two minutes on Friday to seal a 67-58 women’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lubbock Christian’s Thanksgiving Classic. Senior guard Giselle Loya had four 3-pointers […]

Hornets turn back Hounds

Staff report CANYON, Texas — The good news on Friday for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team is that it posted a season-low in points allowed. Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, they also struggled to score, finishing with a season-low total in a 74-63 loss to Emporia State in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving Classic. […]

Spight takes roundabout path to ENMU

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Eastern New Mexico University running back E’lon Spight races past several West Texas A&M defenders during the Greyhoujnds’ Nov. 1 Lone Star Conference playoff game against the Buffaloes at Blackwater Draw. Spight set ENMU single-season records for rushing yards and rushing touchdowns this fall.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University running back E’lon Spight spent the 2014 season running through and around defenders on his way to 1,611 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns, both Greyhounds single season records. His effort helped the Hounds to their second consecutive seven-win season. However, Spight, who grew up in […]

ENMU weekend basketball capsules — Nov. 28-29

All Times MST MEN ENMU (3-2) vs. Emporia State (2-2), vs. Harding (3-1) • When: 1:30 p.m. today (Emporia State), 1:30 p.m. Saturday (Harding) in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving Classic at Canyon, Texas • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 (Saturday only) • Last time out: The Greyhounds downed Western New Mexico 94-87 on Saturday at The Pit […]

Prep basketball summaries — Nov. 26

Tuesday Boys Dora 66, Clovis Christian 16 Clovis Christian (0-2) — J.V. Parrales 2, William Ramsey 8, Dev Cockrell 6, Totals 8 0-5 16. Dora (1-0) — Eddie Arzate 6, Jesus Villegas 9, Dylan Roberts 6, Andrew Puebla 4, Sam McConnell 7, Aaron Jasso 9, Dalton Privett 17, Levi Bickham 6, Totals 30 2-3 66. […]

Skyhawks spoil Zia rally

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Zia senior Jasmine Johnson gets the layup for two of her 11 points during Tuesday’s contest at Greyhound Arena.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University clawed its way back from a 10-point second half deficit, but couldn’t complete the comeback as Fort Lewis escaped with a 59-56 win Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. It is the Zias’ third loss by three points or less this season. Junior point guard Sarah […]