EPAC Brackets

(Seeds in parentheses) Boys At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis C 32 Wednesday Game 5: (1) Logan 53, Grady 33 Game 6: (2) Texico […]

Portales sweeps shootout

JOSHUA LUCERO: staff photos

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Portales Ram senior McKenzie Bucksath goes up for the shot over Robertson defenders Saturday night during the Portales Shootout at Ram Athletic Center. The Lady Rams won both of their games in the shootout beating Clayton and Robertson.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams won a close game and the Lady Rams again blew away their opponent to give the squads a perfect 4-0 record in the Portales Shoot Out. “It’s good to get these wins and see our boys do well,” senior guard Brooke Lopez said. “To seem them […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Jan. 11

MEN Midwestern State at ENMU • When: 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: Midwestern State 13-3 (2-0 Lone Star Conference), ENMU 7-7 (0-1) • Last year: The Mustangs swept the Greyhounds, winning 66-41 at Wichita Falls, Texas, but needing overtime to pull out an 81-79 victory at […]

Cats drop another close one

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com A pair of teams called “Wildcats” collided on Friday night at The Rock, both in serious need of a win. Unfortunately, for Clovis High and first-year coach Scott Robinson, the wrong ones prevailed. Led by 6-foot-8 senior center Stephen Lennox, Lovington pulled away in the final period to post a 54-49 […]

Friday area prep roundup — Jan. 9

EPAC (Seeds in parentheses) BOYS At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis C 32 Wednesday Game 5: (1) Logan 53, Grady 33 Game 6: (2) […]

EPAC basketball tournament — Jan. 8

(Seeds in parentheses) BOYS At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis C 32 Wednesday Game 5: (1) Logan 53, Grady 33 Game 6: (2) Texico […]

EPAC summaries

EPAC tournament At Melrose High school Girls Elida 59, Floyd 23 Elida (6-4) — Lacy Ferguson 2 0-3 4, Bonnie Bennett 4 0-2 8, Marily Varela 3 0-0 17, Madison Haley 2 0-0 4, Kenzee Criswell 2 2-2 7, Taylor Epps 1 1-4 3, Kynzi Creighton 2 1-3 5, Brianna Bargas 2 0-0 4, Lauren […]

Dora, Elida girls get EPAC wins

TONY BULLOCKS: Staff photo

Floyd sophomore Edgardo Chavez battles Clovis C team sophomores Eric Lewis, left, and Deondre Dawson trying to get his shot off during the first half of Thursday’s EPAC boys consolation bracket game at Melrose. The Broncos turned back the Wildcats 50-46.

Staff report MELROSE — Elida Lady Tigers coach J.D. Isler didn’t want his team to think too long about its loss to Logan in the first round of the EPAC tournament. Luckily for the Lady Tigers, they had they had another game two days later in the consolation bracket and took down the Floyd Lady […]

EPAC brackets

 (Seeds in parentheses) Boys At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis JV 32 Wednesday Game 5: (1) Logan 53, Grady 33 Game 6: (2) Texico […]

Cameron sweeps Eastern hoops

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Desmond Henry scored 20 to lead five in double figures, and Cameron never trailed in a 98-71 win over Eastern New Mexico in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. The win completed a Wednesday night sweep for the Aggie squads. In the preceding women’s game, Cameron defeated the Zias […]

EPAC, shootout headline weekend

Derek Major 
News and Notes

Derek Major  News and Notes This weekend local basketball teams will be busy as Portales Rams will host its annual shootout and Dora, Elida and Floyd will see action at the EPAC tournament. The Portales Shootout is in its 11th year as both Portales teams will try to use it as a boost heading into […]

EPAC summaries

Tuesday At Melrose First round Boys Melrose 83, Floyd 49 Floyd (5-5) — Wyatt Chandler 2, Jase Wallace 10, Josue Gonzales 10, Jose Torres 2, Jonathan Diaz 15, Tanner Essary 6, Seth Chandler 4. Totals 21 7-12 49. Melrose (6-5) — Cade Barnard 25, Wyatt Williams 22, Rowdy Allen 8, Jared Lee 6, Braden Hemminger […]

(Seeds in parentheses) Boys At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis JV 32 Wednesday Game 5: Grady vs. (1) Logan, 6:30 p.m., new gym Game […]

ENMU BASKETBALL CAPSULES

Men ENMU at Cameron When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today at Lawton, Okla., in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. Records: ENMU 7-6, Cameron 8-4 Last year: The teams split for the third consecutive year, with Cameron winning 59-58 at Greyhound Arena and ENMU returning the favor 72-61 at Lawton. Last time out: The […]

Zia softball signs recruit

Staff report Natasha Kissell, a right-handed pitcher from Denton, Texas, has signed a n ational letter of intent to play softball at Eastern New Mexico University next year. Kissell was a four-year starter at Denton High School, setting numerous records in both hitting and pitching. “ Natasha is going to make an immediate impression when […]

Portales girls win big, boys fall

DEREK MAJOR: Staff photo

Brooke Lopez fires the ball to a teammate in the first quarter of the Lady Rams 61-28 win over the Bulldogs Tuesday night at the 
Ram Athletic Center. With the win the Lady Rams improved to 8-3 the season. Lopez finished the game with two points.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams basketball teams are moving in different directions as they kicked off the new year by hosting Artesia in a doubleheader on Tuesday night. While the girls won easily 61-28, dominating the game from start to finish, the boys team lost 64-54 for their fourth loss in […]

2015 EPAC basketball tournament

(Seeds in parentheses) BOYS At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (9) Tatum vs. (8) Grady, 3:30 p.m., new gym Game 2: (6) Floyd vs. (3) Melrose, 5 p.m., old gym Game 3: (5) Dora vs. (4) San Jon, 6:30 p.m., new gym Game 4: (10) Clovis JV vs. (7) Fort Sumner, 8 p.m., old gym Wednesday […]

PHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Jan. 6

Boys Artesia at Portales When: 7 p.m. today at the Ram Athletic Center Records: Artesia 6-4, Portales 2-6 Last time out: The Bulldogs lost at home to Centennial 75-66 on Saturday. The Rams were defeated by Smyer 55-48 on Monday in the Littlefield tournament, but the rest of the meet was postponed due to weather. […]

Prep teams ready after layoffs

Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Area schools will restart their basketball seasons after being off during the holiday’s. However, some schools spent the break playing or at least trying to. The Portales Lady Rams (7-3) spent the holiday at the Caprock Tournament beating Moriarty and Centennial before losing to Trinity Christian and Shallowater. Portales coach […]

Hounds go over .500 with win

Staff photo: Derek Major
ENMU senior guard Darrelyn McCloud stares South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s Jaisean Jackson during Friday’s men’s basketball matchup against South Dakota School of Mines & Technology at Greyhound Arena. ENMU avenged an earlier loss to the Hardrockers with an 80-74 victory.

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University’s men were in danger of losing a second game this season to South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on Friday night at Greyhound Arena. Down by nine with less than eight minutes left, the Greyhounds rallied for an 80-74 win over the Hardrockers to finish the pre-Lone Star […]