Lee breaks out in Zias’ home debut

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s Laci Lee was at her best Tuesday night. The junior guard from Portales poured in 21 of her career-high 27 points in the first half as the Zias, scoring the game’s first 10 points, rolled to a 76-57 Lone Star Conference South Division pounding of rival West Texas […]

Rams lose fourth straight at Robertson

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Turnovers and fouls played major roles for the Portales Rams in Monday’s 50-49 overtime loss to Robertson, a game Portales coach Mark Gallegos felt his team had no business losing. Jess Price had 13 points, including all six of the Cardinals’ overtime points, and 22 Portales turnovers contributed to […]

Hounds on three-game streak

By Dave Wagner Preseason conditioning can be real drudgery, and Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is known to crack the whip. As far as Greyhounds senior Garland Coleman is concerned, though, all that work was worth it Saturday night when ENMU went four overtimes to eke out a 91-89 win over […]

ENMU/Incarnate Word men’s box score

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Late Saturday ENMU 91, Incarnate Word 89 Eastern New Mexico (5-3) — Jamaal Hunnicutt 1-7 2-4 4, Irshaun Pinckney 4-13 4-9 12, Brent Cooper 2-8 0-0 4, Garland Coleman 7-11 7-11 22, Kennis Green 5-12 4-4 17, David Hamilton 1-2 0-0 2, Paul Forrest 0-1 0-0 0, Jamal Washington 3-9 3-3 9, Travazz […]

Hounds beat Incarnate Word in 4 OTs

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS SAN ANTONIO — The Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds erased a three-point deficit in the fourth overtime with a 6-0 run and held on to beat Incarnate Word 91-89 on Saturday night. It was believed to be the longest game in terms of overtimes in the history of either school. ENMU (5-3) extended its […]

Lady Rams beaten in Mel Otero title game

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — Chances over the past few years are that if the Portales and Rio Rancho girls basketball teams end up in the same tournament and they meet at all, it’ll be in a championship game. The two teams, both nicknamed Rams, have met twice for titles in the St. Michael’s […]

Rams fall to No. 3 Bernalillo

Freedom Newspapers BERNALILLO — Three was not a good number for the Portales Rams on Friday night. Portales suffered a 65-55 loss to Bernalillo, ranked No. 3 in the Albuquerque Journal 3A Coaches Poll, thanks in large part to a 16-6 third-quarter edge for the host Spartans. Portales coach Mark Gallegos said the Ram defense […]

Floiyd girls win inaugural tournament

By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — The Floyd Lady Broncos earned a first-place trophy to remember the inaugural Floyd America Tournament, despite a fourth quarter they’d rather forget. The Lady Broncos put together a season-best, three-game winning streak at the Floyd America Tournament, holding off Springer 39-32 in Saturday’s final game at Floyd High School. Jewlie […]

Lady Rams win despite no treys

Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — Part of the modus operandi for the Portales girls basketball team is its prowess from 3-point range. Showing another facet of its game, Portales didn’t hit a single trey in Thursday’s opening-round game of the Mel Otero Invitational but won anyway. Weathering the early hot shooting of Del Norte, the […]

Elida rallies to defeat Farwell

Dave Wagner FARWELL — Elida struggled mightily in the first half, but coach Dan Howard knew the real Lady Tigers hadn’t shown up yet. Down 22-14 at the intermission, Elida tied the game with the first eight points when play resumed and then survived a physical battle down the stretch to edge host Farwell 47-45 […]

Floyd opens with Bovin in tourney

Tony Parra The Floyd Lady Broncos continue their adjustment to a new coach in the comfort of their home today in the first game of the Floyd America Tournament. “We’re a real young team,” Floyd coach Shawn Wootton said. “It’s going to be good to have three games in your gym.” The Lady Broncos have […]

Dora boys’ home streak extended to 23

Kevin Wilson The Dora boys basketball team has done a lot of things over the last few seasons: won a Class 1A championship, ended a 30-year EPAC title drought and they have a former player (Matt Carpenter) playing for the Eastern New Mexico men’s team. There is something the Coyotes haven’t done lately, though — […]

Lady Rams win ugly game against Roswell

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By Kevin Wilson What a difference three days, and 37 free throws, can make. Coming off a near-upset over Clovis on Saturday night, the Portales Lady Rams played a forgettable game, but still played well enough to blow out Roswell 66-40 on Tuesday night at Portales High School. The win, which puts Portales at 2-1 […]

Hunnicutt demands more from self, team

By Kevin Wilson Even when things are going well, Eastern New Mexico University junior Jamaal Hunnicutt expects more — of himself and his teammates. The Greyhounds won the Lone Star Conference South basketball championship last year. Hunnicutt thinks they can win the national title. The Hounds (4-3) beat the defending NCAA Division II champion Northeastern […]

Coleman shows offensive game in win at Northeastern State

By Dave Wagner Garland Coleman, last year’s Lone Star Conference South Division men’s defensive player of the year, has shown this season that he can also do it on the offensive end. Coleman, a left-handed senior guard-forward from Chicago, was named the LSC South player of the Week Monday after averaging 18.3 points and 4.3 […]

Trinity Christian beats Portales at Shallowater Shootout

By Kevin Wilson SHALLOWATER, Texas — This early in the high school basketball season, eight games is a considerable amount of experience. It proved more than enough for Trinity Christian to finish off the Portales Rams. Forward Alex Knight led all scorers with 13 points, and a fine-tuned Lions team dominated the second half in […]

District 4-3A football teams chosen

Freedom Newspapers Ram offensive players made up a bulk of Portales’ selections to the All-District 4-3A team, released this weekend by district officials. Portales (3-7, 1-2 district), which finished the season third in district, had seven first-team selections. Of those seven, four played on the offensive side — quarterback Seth Clabaugh, fullback Cole Parrish, receiver […]

Greyhounds beat defending Division-II champs

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University entered the road trip to Oklahoma with a three-game losing streak, and left with a pair of one-point wins. Senior Garland Coleman sank the front end of a one-and-one free throw opportunity with eight seconds left as Eastern New Mexico University edged defending NCAA […]

Dora sweeps San Jon

Freedom Newspapers DORA — Kassandra Clark had 22 points, and Dora claimed an easy 54-32 win over San Jon Saturday night to improve to 2-0 on the season. Jena Bilberry scored 13, while Allison Field added 10 for the Lady Coyotes, who will play Tuesday at Texico. Danielle Lee had 13 to lead San Jon. […]

Clovis edges Portales, 61-59

By Kevin Wilson Youth edged out experience Saturday at Portales, as Clovis won the first battle in what could be a season-long war. Sophomore Aimee Hilburn had a game-high 22 points, and fellow 10th-grader Tori Quintana hit a 3-pointer in a 9-1 run that helped the Lady ‘Cats steal a 61-59 win Saturday night against […]