Lee, Bosket out for Zias

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams will be out to avenge close regular-season losses on Tuesday night when they begin play in the Lone Star Conference’s postseason basketball tournament. The ENMU men (22-7), who on Saturday clinched their second consecutive South Division championship, host Southwestern Oklahoma (17-10) in a 7 p.m. tipoff […]

Hounds win second-straight LSC South title

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Travazz Buckley and Kennis Green led five Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 16 points each as the Greyhounds nailed down their second consecutive Lone Star Conference South Division men’s regular-season championship Saturday with an 85-75 victory over Abilene Christian. The Hounds (20-7, 10-2 South) needed the […]

Zias’ weekend heads south

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — The weekend of promise turned into a nightmare for Eastern New Mexico University’s women. Playing for a chance at a surprising Lone Star Conference South Division championship going into the weekend, the Zias absorbed their two worst losses of the season, including Saturday’s 75-42 setback against Abilene Christian. The win […]

Greyhounds take three from Cameron

The Greyhounds finished off their weekend on a sour note, but their pitching gave them enough for a series win over Cameron. The visiting Aggies routed Eastern New Mexico 19-7 in Saturday’s nightcap to keep from getting swept in the four-game Lone Star Conference crossover series. In the previous three games, all Greyhound wins, the […]

Fort Sumner, Floyd win district titles

Freedom Newspapers FORT SUMNER — Fort Sumner won the game but might have lost one of its top players. Junior Kelly Fortner injured her knee in the third quarter of Fort Sumner’s 41-32 win over Elida Saturday in the championship game of the District 3-1A girls tournament. Fort Sumner coach Brian Fortner said he did […]

Portales wins district title

By Kevin Wilson The host Portales Lady Rams capitalized on a poor start from Lovington, and took back the District 4-3A tournament title with a 70-57 win Friday night. Erika Cook scored 20 points to lead three in double figures for Portales (20-4), which won its ninth-straight game and reclaimed the title that Lovington won […]

Lady Rams watch and learn for Lovington

By Kevin Wilson The Portales girls basketball team was treated to a video doubleheader this week. The Lady Rams didn’t watch “Matchstick Men,” “Lost in Translation” or anything like that. Instead, they watched a pair of basketball games as a reminder of exactly what’s at stake over the next few weeks. “We’ve been watching last […]

Hounds clinch share of LSC South title

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Jamaal Hunnicutt had a double-double, posting 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds moved closer to their second-straight Lone Star Conference South title with an 81-73 win at Angelo State. Eastern (19-7, 9-2) is a win away from clinching the division title. The Hounds […]

Angelo state crushes Zias

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — After a 16-0 start, Eastern New Mexico handed Angelo State its first loss of the season nearly a month ago in Portales. Kelli Anne Goble and the Rambelles gained some revenge Thursday, knocking Eastern out of a first-place tie in the Lone Star Conference South with a 70-48 win […]

Baseball: Hounds open series against Cameron

By Kevin Wilson Starting pitching, relief pitching, hitting for power, hitting for average, fielding. Those are all things that could help the Greyhounds rebound from a 2-8 start, but veteran Eastern New Mexico Phil Clabaugh sees things in a much simpler way. “The only way we’re going to start winning is to quit losing,” Clabaugh […]

Elida moves on to 3-1A title game

Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — Halee Best scored 13 points, and Elida moved on to Saturday’s District 3-1A championship Thursday with a 52-39 win over Melrose. Casey Ford scored 11 points and Kodi Armitage added nine for Elida (15-10), which faces top seed Fort Sumner Saturday in a 3 p.m. contest. “It was a big game […]

Senior post leads Zias into vital stretch run

By Dave Wagner Whatever happens this weekend, Eastern New Mexico University senior Jereena Bosket will end her basketball career at the school with an upbeat feeling. Bosket transferred to ENMU from Barstow (Calif.) Community College in 2002 and she, along with the team, struggled mightily last season. The Zias lost 14 of 15 games in […]

Carthel has new start in IFL

By Dave Wagner It’s been nearly 13 years since Don Carthel walked away from his last head football coaching position. The Friona native spent seven seasons (1985-91) at the helm of Eastern New Mexico University, compiling a 44-28-1 record with the Greyhounds. But with his two children growing up, he wanted to spend more time […]

Warriors knock Rams out of playoffs

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By Mike Linn The Portales Rams’ inability to convert had plagued them all season. In the final eight minutes of the district 4-3A tournament — the final stanza of the year — the plague reached its climax. The Rams entered the fourth quarter with a three-point lead and broke down both defensively and at the […]

Zia softball swept by Western

Freedom Newspapers SILVER CITY — Eastern New Mexico University’s pitching was pretty good, and so was the defense. It’s hard to win softball games, though, when you only score six runs in four games. Western New Mexico parlayed solid pitching and a couple of breaks into a four-game sweep of the Zias, finishing it off […]

Dora beats Floyd in first round

Freedom Newspapers DORA — Kassandra Clark scored 15 points to lead three in double figures, and the Dora Lady Coyotes moved on to the second round of the District 3-1A tournament with a 47-34 win over Floyd Monday night. Jaci Sant scored 12 points and D’Shawn Pettigrew had 11 for the Lady Coyotes, who will […]

NMMI beats Rams to force tie in District 4-3A

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — The New Mexico Military Institute Colts had something to play for, and it showed. Waige Turueke scored 14 points to lead the host Colts to a 53-36 victory over the Portales Rams Friday night in a District 4-3A contest. The Colts (9-12, 5-1 District 4-3A) forced a tie with Lovington for […]

Portales tennis teams finish third at Goddard

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Both Portales teams responded from a tough opening match, and each finished in third place at the Goddard Invitational tennis tournament, held Friday and Saturday by Goddard and Roswell High School. The tournament puts both Portales teams at 2-1 on the season heading into its home opener. PHS faces Caprock, Texas, […]

Hounds move back into first place

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By Dave Wagner Kennis Green made up for lost time. The Eastern New Mexico University junior bounced back from what amounted to a benching two nights ago to score a season-best 21 points Saturday, helping the Greyhounds to a 90-75 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Texas A&M-Commerce at Greyhound Arena. The win moved […]

Zias close out 4-0 homestand

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By Kevin Wilson As Dan Buzard prepped his team for its home finale Saturday, the second-year Eastern New Mexico stressed the importance of sending senior post Jereena Bosket out on a high note. The team responded that they planned on playing in Greyhound Arena again, and Bosket helped the Zias post a 79-69 victory over […]