Rams beat Warriors in tiebreaker

PNT staff The Portales Rams won their second game against the Ruidoso Warriors in four days and now have the top seed in the District 4-3A tournament. The Rams held Ruidoso scoreless in the third quarter and made plays in the final minute to beat the Warriors 40-37 on Monday at the New Mexico Military […]

District 3-1A tournament schedule

District 3-1A (seeds in parentheses) Boys Tuesday (5) Elida at (2) Dora, 6 p.m. (4) Floyd at (3) Melrose, 6 p.m. Thursday Tuesday winners at higher seed, 6 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Fort Sumner, 7 p.m. Girls Monday (5) Dora at (2) Fort Sumner 6 p.m. (4) Floyd at (3) Melrose 6 p.m. Wednesday […]

Zias run out of gas, fall on senior night

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer PORTALES — Senior night didn’t go exactly as Tiana Bryant would have liked. Then again, her entire season has been less than storybook. Bryant, Eastern New Mexico University’s lone senior, was honored before the game for her productive career. However, it was Abilene Christian senior guard Ashley King who […]

Q&A: Former Hound revisits Eastern memories

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Former Greyhound Michael Sinclair had his number 72 ENMU jersey retired during halftime of Wednesday’s ENMU men’s game. Sinclair played at Eastern from 1987 through 1990. He went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL, 11 for the Seattle Seahawks and his final year in 2002 with the Philadelphia Eagles. Sinclair was selected to […]

Hounds forced to battle for win

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With only 24 points at halftime on Saturday, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team hardly resembled the squad that rolled up 97 points two nights earlier. Things didn’t look any better when the Greyhounds had a shot clock violation on their first possession of the second half, followed […]

Rams pull into tie for first

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer After the Portales Rams thumped Ruidoso, forcing a three way tie for first in Division 4-3A, Warriors coach Billy Page said it certainly did not feel like his team was still, technically, in first place. “It feels like we’re in last right now,” Page said. “They kicked our tails […]

Lady Wildcats capture district championship

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Despite a nine-point cushion at halftime, Clovis High girls coach Miles Watters was convinced the Lady Wildcats could play better. Clovis turned up the defensive heat in the second half, holding Hobbs to 12 points until the final two minutes and finished 56-38 win on Friday night at Rock Staubus […]

Wildcats fall to Hobbs in overtime

Freedom Newspapers HOBBS — Senior Austin Turner scored 33 points and hit six counsecutive free throws in the final minute of overtime, lifting Hobbs past Clovis High 96-94 in the District 4-5A and regular-season finale for both teams Friday night. Despite the loss, the Wildcats (16-8, 3-1 district) were already assured of the regular-season title. […]

Friday prep hoops roundup

Freedom Newspapers Staying sharp Having already locked up the top seed in the district, the Fort Sumner boys played Morton at Bovina to stay sharp for the district tournament. The Foxes scored 43 points in the second half and beat Morton 66-47 for their 15th win in a row. Fort Sumner guard Jeremy Gauna lead […]

Zias size up LSC opponents

Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis team has probably gotten its toughest Lone Star Conference opponent out of the way. Now the Zias will see what the rest of the conference looks like. ENMU lost to Abilene Christian 9-0 on Feb. 1 at Zia Tennis Complex. The Zias take on Western New […]

Rams host Ruidoso in critical game

Jesse Wolfersberger On Jan. 31 the Portales Rams lost at Lovington 49-48. On Tuesday, the Rams toppled the Wildcats 55-36 at home. Portales coach Mark Gallegos said, sure, home court advantage played a part in the turnaround, but the real reason may have to do more with the players’ birth certificates. “That’s the way it […]

Zias upset Rambelles in overtime

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer In a game that could have been another low point in a season of valleys, the Zias refused to quit and earned a win that, at least to one player, is the highlight of the year. Held at arm’s length for most of the game against a team five […]

Hounds ride hot start, move into fourth place

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After coming off the bench for a few games, Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Ira Cross got a chance to start again on Wednesday night. His friend, Donald Young, also made a notable appearance. The two former Alabama junior college rivals teamed up for 32 points and 14 rebounds […]

Elida girls lock up top seed, Grady sweeps Floyd

PNT staff The Elida girls locked up the top seed in District 3-1A by beating second placed Fort Sumner 46-41. Kodi Armitage scored 17 and Jewlie Paiz added 15 for the Lady Tigers (19-2, 7-0). “It was a big win for us tonight,” Elida coach Dan Howard said. “It feels good to put that one […]

Lady Rams dominate Ruidoso

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer It’s hard to play basketball with your jaw on the floor. After the Portales Lady Rams dominated Ruidoso 70-32, Lady Warriors coach Becky Austin said her team played more like star-struck fans than challenging opponents. “We were a little bit, I guess you would say, in awe when we […]

Hounds win 29-run shootout with Wayland Baptist

Freedom Newspapers PLAINVIEW, Texas — Tim Crafton’s two-run single highlighted a seven-run eighth and Eastern New Mexico University rallied for a 15-14 victory over Wayland Baptist on Tuesday. Jeff Roemer (2-0), the fifth of seven ENMU pitchers, picked up the win despite giving up four runs in the seventh which put the Pioneers in front […]

One down, one to go for Rams

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By Tony Parra: PNT staff writer With their destiny in their hands, the Portales boys took care of business on Tuesday by defeating the Lovington Wildcats, 52-34. The Rams’ win improved their district record to 3-2 and dropped the Wildcats to 3-2. The victory means, if the Portales Rams win on Friday night at home […]

Rams look for first win of crucial week

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By Jesse Wolfersberger Heading into the final week of the regular season, three out of the four boys teams in District 4-3A are still alive for the top seed in the district tournament and the automatic state playoff berth that comes with it. Lovington (17-9, 3-1 in district), Ruidoso (16-9, 3-1), and Portales (11-11, 2-2) […]

Slugging Zias grab two wins in WT tourney

Freedom Newspapers AMARILLO — Despite bringing out the big bats on Sunday, Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team could only manage two wins in three games in the West Texas A&M Invitational. That’s because Regis outslugged the Zias 16-12 in the middle contest, belting seven home runs — including two each by three players — […]

Walkoff double gives Hounds series

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh got what he was hoping for in the Greyhounds’ four-game set against Colorado School of Mines — a series victory. Senior right fielder Justin Gee hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh, then beat out a fielder’s choice with two out in the bottom […]