UTPB set to join LSC in 2016

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference will grow to 10 fulltime members after league officials announced last week that Texas-Permian Basin has accepted an invitation to join the league in the fall of 2016. “We are extremely pleased to have a program with great athletic and academic traditions in UTPB joining the […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Feb. 18

Texas A&M-Commerce at ENMU • When: 7:30 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: ENMU 7-17 (0-11 LSC), Texas A&M-Commerce 18-6 (6-4) • Last meeting: The Lions pulled away in the second half for a 91-67 win over the Greyhounds on Jan. 21 at Commerce, Texas. • Last time […]

State prep basketball rankings — Feb. 16

Maxpreps.com BOYS Class 6A 1. Hobbs 23-2; 2. Rio Rancho Cleveland 22-2; 3. Albuquerque High 18-4; 4. Rio Rancho 19-6; 5. Carlsbad 18-5; 6. Valley 15-8; 7. Volcano Vista 15-8; 8. Cibola 12-10; 9. West Mesa 14-8; 10. Sandia 14-9. 22. Clovis 5-20. Class 5A 1. Centennial 19-4; 2. Gallup 23-1; 3. Roswell High 20-3; […]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule — Feb. 17

ENMU vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, vs. Texas Woman’s • When: 6 p.m. today vs. Texas A&M-Commerce and Thursday vs. Texas Woman’s in Lone Star Conference games at Greyhound Arena. • Records: ENMU 8-14 (4-8 LSC), Texas A&M-Commerce 13-9 (7-5), Texas Woman’s 13-11 (6-7) • Last meetings: The Zias lost on back-to-back nights (Jan. 21-22) at Commerce […]

Home run in seventh beats Zias

Staff report LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Junior Austin Wilkerson led off the top of the seventh with a go-ahead home run, and Central Washington held on for a 6-5 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday in the Zias’ finale of the Desert Stinger Classic softball tournament. ENMU (5-3), which went 3-2 in the […]

Highlands takes series from Hounds

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — After a good start to the series, things got pretty rough for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team over the weekend. The Greyhounds beat New Mexico Highlands 13-4 in Friday’s opener, and scored 30 runs over the final three games of the series. But they lost them all, including […]

Zias freshman off to 5-0 start

Staff report LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Eastern New Mexico University freshman Aja Secheslingloff is certainly setting a torrid pace early in the season. The left-handed pitcher improved to 5-0 with a pair of wins in the Desert Stinger Classic on Saturday, including a 15-3 victory over Texas-Permian Basin. That makes her the first pitcher in […]

Greyhounds improving despite losses


Greyhounds guard Chris Wyms goes up for a layup against two Midwestern State defneders in a game loast month. The Greyhounds are still looking for their first conference win this season after losing eleven straight games.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Wednesday’s loss for Eastern New Mexico men’s basketball team was a perfect example of how their season been going. With the Greyhounds tied with Cameron University at 44 with four minutes left in the second half, they had a chance to break their nine-game losing streak. However, the Aggies […]

Hounds’ struggles continue in loss to MSU

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s struggles on offense continued on Saturday. The Greyhounds got off to an exceptionally slow start, falling behind 28-5 about 12 minutes into the game, rallying briefly and then struggling in a 64-42 Lone Star Conference loss to Midwestern State. Senior guard Bretson McNeal […]

Pitching struggles as Hounds drop pair

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — After getting a strong pitching performance from senior right-hander Cody Pope in Friday’s series opener, things went south for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team on Saturday. The Greyhounds hit enough, scoring 22 runs on 28 hits in a pair of seven-inning games, but New Mexico Highlands joined the […]

Midwestern State runs roughshod over Zias

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Coming off a tough loss to Lone Star Conference-leading West Texas A&M on Wednesday, Midwestern State’s women weren’t about to let Eastern New Mexico University sneak up on them. The Mustangs, ranked 14th in NCAA Division II, rolled to a 19-2 lead in the first six minutes on Saturday […]

Alamo posts win over Cats

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Neither side could muster enough consistent play Friday to pull away — until the Alamogordo Tigers took control in the final period. Alamo broke away from a tie with an 8-0 run over a span of just under a minute early in the quarter, then pulled away with a 19-4 surge […]

Lady Cats ride Williams’ 33 past Alamo

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — If there were any doubts about Friday’s Clovis High-Alamogordo girls outcome, Lady Wildcats senior Danni Williams took care of them. Williams poured in four 3-pointers and 33 points, accounting for nearly half the scoring as the Lady Cats clinched the District 4-6A girls regular-season title with a 53-19 rout. Clovis (23-2, […]

Portales girls edge Frenship, boys trounce NMMI

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Portales senior Brooke Lopez gets a pass by a Frenship defender in Friday's non-district game at the Ram Athletic Center. Portales defeated the visiting Tigers 48-40.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales girls didn’t hit  a field goal in the third quarter, missed 14 free throws in the game and leading scorer Kambrey Blakey missed most of the second half with four fouls. However, the Lady Rams played solid defense and their offense came alive in the fourth quarter in a […]

Hounds cruise past Highlands

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Senior right-hander Cody Pope threw seven efficient innings and Eastern New Mexico University pounded three home runs en route to a 13-4 win over New Mexico Highlands on Friday in the opener of a four-game weekend series. Pope (2-0) threw 90 pitches over seven five-hit innings, allowing two earned […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 14

MEN ENMU at Midwestern State • When: 5 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at Wichita Falls, Texas • Records: ENMU 7-16 (0-10 LSC), Midwestern State 18-6 (7-3) • Last meeting: The Mustangs beat ENMU 77-42 on Jan. 11 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: The Greyhounds lost to Cameron 55-47 […]

Prep Basketball Summaries

Thursday Girls District 6-2A Melrose 57, Dora 54 Melrose (16-3, 3-1) — Jaydan Beard 1 0-0 3, Addisen Dial 7 0-2 16, Landry Widner 1 0-2 2, Ember Woods 1 0-0 2, Taylor Bostwick 4 3-9 13, Caley Barnard 5 11-13 21. Totals 19 14-26 57. Dora (10-9, 2-1) — Brenna Bates 0 3-4 3, […]

LSC basketball standings

All Times MST Men    Conf.    All     W-L    W-L Angelo State    9-1    21-2 Tarleton State    8-2    21-2 Midwestern State    7-3    18-6 Texas A&M-Commerce    5-4    16-6 West Texas A&M    5-5    15-9 Cameron    3-7    11-11 Texas A&M-Kingsville    2-7    7-14 Eastern New Mexico    0-10    7-16 Wednesday’s games Tarleton State 72, Angelo State 68; West Texas A&M 73, […]

Melrose escapes Dora in tight game

Staff reports Dora tried to come back from a slow first quarter, but couldn’t beat the top 2A team in the state falling 57-54 Thursday at Melrose. The Coyotes (10-9, 2-1), who were playing with several players that were ill, scored seven points in the first quarter and bounced back in the second with 15 […]

Eastern’s Burks drawing attention in senior year


By Rick White Correspondent When Matthew Burks homered in his first at-bat as an Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound last season, he doubled his career home run total. In all of his previous youth league, high school, junior college and summer league games combined, he had homered just once. Burks kept hitting home runs, finishing […]