Rams rush into district season

By Dave Wagner If you believe the Associated Press poll, the Class 3A state football champion is highly likely to come from District 4. The top four teams in the AP rankings — New Mexico Military Institute, Ruidoso, Portales and Lovington — are all in that district. They start knocking heads Friday night with NMMI […]

Lubbock Christian sweeps past ENMU

PNT Staff LUBBOCK — Lubbock Christian scored the final five points to take Game 1 and Eastern New Mexico University was never a part of the match the rest of the way as the Lady Chaparrals posted a 30-26, 30-25, 30-17 victory over the Zias Tuesday night in a non-league matchup. LCU (20-7), ranked 18th […]

Lady Cats get past PHS

By Dave Wagner The Clovis and Portales volleyball teams took turns beating up on each other in the first two games of Tuesday’s match at the PHS gym. Both looking for momentum heading into district tournament play next week, it was the visiting Lady Wildcats who emerged down the stretch for a 25-15, 14-25, 25-21, […]

ENMU soccer teams lose on road

PNT Staff AUSTIN, Texas — Giovanni Barletta scored midway through the first half and St. Edward’s made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men on Sunday in a Southwest Soccer Conference matchup. The Cardinals (3-10-1, 3-7 LSC) avenged an earlier loss to the Greyhounds (5-9-1, 2-7) in Portales. St. […]

Hounds picked first, Zias third in LSC South basketball

PNT Staff The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been given the favorite’s nod to make it three consecutive Lone Star Conference South Division championships in 2004-05, according to the conference’s preseason poll of coaches, sports information directors and media. Meantime, ENMU’s women were third in the poll, behind Angelo State and defending […]

ENMU spikers stretch winning streak to six

PNT Sports The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team used a 15-0 run in the first game to take control and the Zias cruised to their sixth consecutive win, a 30-8, 30-26, 30-18 sweep of Tarleton State Saturday in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball at Greyhound Arena. Senior Anna Bellum and junior Lindsay Schiely […]

Roswell High shuts out Rams

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By Dave Wagner ROSWELL — The first serious hint that the Portales Rams were in trouble Friday night occurred on the first play from scrimmage — a 57-yard touchdown pass from Roswell High quarterback Zane Klemo to Aaron Farmer. While the Rams competed pretty well most of the way, they never really recovered from that […]

Ruidoso tops Lady Rams

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By Dave Wagner Ruidoso coach Maria Bennett has earned a few state championships in her time, but she knows Saturday’s win against Portales High was an important one for her team. Senior middle hitter Christine Brown pounded out 19 kills to help the Lady Warriors rally for a 19-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-21 District 4-3A victory […]

Broncos get season for Melrose after thrashing Eagles

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — After a slow start on defense, the Floyd Broncos recovered to do their part for a matchup of two undefeated squads. Behind a steady offense and an opportunistic defense late, the host Broncos clipped the visiting Clovis Christian Eagles 70-14 Saturday afternoon. The game was called at halftime due to […]

Hounds post another comeback win

PNT Staff COMMERCE, Texas — For the fourth consecutive week, the Eastern New Mexico University football team saved its best for last. Down 21-7 late in the third quarter, the Greyhounds stormed back with 24 points in the final 16 minutes to defeat Texas A&M-Commerce 31-21 Saturday in a Lone Star Conference South Division matchup. […]

Hounds, Zias begin basketball practice today

By Dave Wagner It took Shawn Scanlan two years to bring the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team from a 4-22 record and the basement of the Lone Star Conference South Division to back-to-back championships. Scanlan said the Greyhounds, who begin organized practice this afternoon, have conditioned well in preseason and he thinks it’s […]

Lions look to spoil ENMU’s division run

By Dave Wagner With three consecutive come-from-behind wins under its belt, the Eastern New Mexico University football team suddenly finds itself in the middle of the Lone Star Conference South Division race. Coach Bud Elliott, though, said the Greyhounds can’t afford to look ahead as they prepare to take on Texas A&M-Commerce in a 1 […]

Zias dispatch Kingsville

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By Dave Wagner The table is set for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. Coming off five-game matches on the road against their three toughest foes to begin Lone Star Conference South Division play, the Zias now have a chance to put together a solid streak. ENMU shook off a bit of a sluggish […]

Rams gear up for Coyotes

By Dave Wagner New Roswell High football coach Barry Chambers hopes he can accomplish for the Coyotes what he did over the past four seasons at Deming — lift the program to respectability. “At Deming, I walked into an 0-24 situation and we made the playoffs a couple of years,” Chambers said as he prepared […]

Vixens roll to victory over Floyd

By Dave Wagner FLOYD — It was hard telling from Fort Sumner senior Tobea Patterson just who had won. “Our passes were not good at all tonight,” she said. “The intensity was really bad, too.” Except for a brief hiccup in Game 3, though, the Vixens barely worked up a sweat Tuesday night in rolling […]

Zias end losing streak against Lady Buffs with five-game win

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — Anna Bellum had 22 kills and Kelley McGinty added 18 kills and 21 digs Tuesday night, lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team past West Texas A&M 30-23, 38-40, 30-20, 25-30, 15-9 in a Lone Star Conference South Division matchup. The win was the first for the Zias over WT […]

ENMU plans web broadcast of volleyball match

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University has announced that an audio broadcast of the Zias’ Lone Star Conference South Division match at West Texas A&M will be available free to listeners on the internet through the school’s agreement with TRZ/Teamline. ENMU sports information director Robert McKinney will do the broadcast beginning at 5:50 p.m. (MDT), […]

ENMU squads perform well in rodeo at Vernon

PNT Staff VERNON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s rodeo teams posted their best showings of the season in a Southwest Region rodeo over the weekend, hosted by Vernon College. ENMU’s men tied with Tarleton State for third place with 160 points, trailing Texas Tech (173 1/3) and West Texas A&M (165), while the women […]

Zias open new pitch with win over New Mexico Highlands

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By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team was determined not to let anything spoil the Zias’ debut on their new pitch. With just a bit of help from New Mexico Highlands, and a late insurance goal, the Zias posted a 2-0 win on Sunday to keep their record above .500 for […]

Rugged Artesia hands Rams resounding loss

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — It’s bad enough taking your lumps on the scoreboard. For Portales High Friday night, the lumps were even worse on the field. Numerous Rams players limped off the field during a 55-8 loss at the hands of Artesia, the state’s top-ranked Class 4A team, leaving PHS coach Glenn Johnson […]