Mines rolls past Hounds

Staff report SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sophomore forward Konor Kulas posted a double-double with 33 points and 12 rebounds and senior guard Calvin Thomas went 4-for-4 from 3-point range Friday night as South Dakota School of Mines & Technology handed Eastern New Mexico University’s men a 97-71 pasting. Mines (3-9) won for the first time […]

Spartans too much for Zias

Staff report LAKELAND, Fla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s women fell behind in the first nine seconds, trailed 15-2 after five minutes and were never able to recover on Friday in absorbing an 84-59 loss at the hands of 10th-ranked Tampa in a weekend classic hosted by Florida Southern. The Zias (4-6), who opened the […]

Prep summaries — Dec. 19

Thursday Girls Dora 56, Vaughn 14 Vaughn (1-4) — Sanaie Castillo 1, Holly Perez 8, Arianna Garcia 4, Perla Villegas 1. Totals 3 8-14 14. Dora (5-4) — Jaedin Paxton 5, Savannah Kircher 2, Brenna Bates 4, Daelynn Lee 10, Marty Testin 2, Taylor Dillard 19, Kaly Cone 3, Shaelie Payne 5, Brittany Kanmore 6. […]

ENMU basketball capsule — Dec. 19

Men ENMU at South Dakota Mines • When: 6:30 p.m. today at Rapid City, S.D. • Records: ENMU 6-4, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 2-9. • Last time out: The Greyhounds overcame a 14-point deficit to beat Texas-Permian Basin 102-99 on Saturday at Odessa, Texas. The Hardrockers also played on Saturday, losing to […]

Area coaches share differing strategies

Every coach has a different philosophy and a different way of doing things. However they all want the same result, which is to twin as many games as possible. So it’s interesting to see what coaches have in common and what they like to do differently to achieve that result. I asked three different coaches […]

ENMU basketball capsule — Dec. 18

Women ENMU at Florida Southern, vs. University of Tampa When: 11 a.m. today and noon on Friday (MST), respectively, at Lakeland, Fla. Both opponents are members of the Sunshine State Conference. Records: ENMU 3-5, Florida Southern 5-2, Tampa 6-2. Last time out: The Zias defeated Northern New Mexico 66-62 on Tuesday at Greyhound Arena. Florida […]

N.M. Fishing Report — Dec. 18

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. Cimarron […]

Standings All Times MST Men Conf. All W-L W-L Tarleton State 0-0 8-0 Angelo State 0-0 10-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 0-0 8-2 Midwestern State 0-0 8-3 Eastern New Mexico 0-0 6-4 Cameron 0-0 5-4 West Texas A&M 0-0 5-4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-0 4-6 Friday’s game Angelo State 101, McMurry 48. Saturday’s games Eastern New Mexico 102, […]

The Blitz

A brief look at more top news PORTALES BOYS LOSE TO TUMCUMCARI: The Portales Rams fell to 1-4 on the season after a 45-39 loss. The Rams led 25-18 at the half, but scored in 14 points in the second half while allowing 27. The Rams will play back-to-back road game this weekend as they […]

Tucker scores 17 in second half of win

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com By her standards, Tori Tucker had an unusually quiet first half — no points and only one shot attempt for the leading scorer on the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. The senior forward took over in the second half, though, scoring six of her game-high 17 points […]

Lady Rams lose home opener

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Portales held Canyon, Texas, to four points in the third quarter and 13 in the fourth. It was the first half were they struggled as they lost a tough defensive matchup 42-28 Tuesday night at the Ram Athletic Center. “I think that we didn’t play as aggressive as we […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Zias vs. Northern New Mexico

Women Northern New Mexico at ENMU • When: noon today at Greyhound Arena • Records: NNMC 8-2, ENMU 2-5 • Last time out: The Lady Eagles lost to visiting Oklahoma Panhandle State 78-74 on Saturday in  at Espanola. The Zias defeated Texas A&M International 74-70 on Friday at The Rock in Clovis. • Last meeting: […]

Prep Basketball Roundups

Staff reports  LADY RAMS WIN MORIATRY TOURNAMENT: Portales stayed undefeated and took home some hardware as they defeated Miyamura 45-41 in the Moriarty Tournament final Saturday. Kambrey Blakey led the Lady Rams (3-0) with 17 points and McKenzie Bucksath and Brooke Lopez both added five points. Amber Antez led Miyamura (3-3) with 11 points. The […]

Prep basketball summaries

  Saturday Girls Moriarty Tournament Final Portales 45 Miyamura 41 Portales (3-0) — Bailey Schillings 2, Bailey Rowley 3, Sheraya Cox 6, Brooke Lopez 5 Kambrey Blakey 17, Lindsay Blakey 2, Kaycee Stone 3, Amanda Schmidt 2 McKenzie Bucksath 5. Miyamura (3-3) — Sarah Gilmore 2, Hannah Murphy 4, Amanda Pawya 4 Amber Antez 11, […]

Wyms scores 29 in Hounds Victory

Staff report ODESSA, Texas — Junior guard Chris Wyms scored a season-best 29 points and hit four consecutive free throws in the final minute to lift Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a 102-99 victory over Texas-Permian Basin on Saturday. Wyms went 5-for-5 from 3-point range and added 12-of-13 at the free throw line as […]

Zias hold off Dustdevils

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Zias guard Shayla Williams takes the ball for a layup over Texas A&M International defender Alexis Thomas in the first half of Friday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Williams had 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting in Eastern New Mexico’s 74-70 victory.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — After leading virtually all game, Eastern New Mexico University’s women were determined not to let this one get away. Junior guard Sarah Stinnett scored a season-best 19 points and junior post Brittany Gutierrez posted a double-double and helped spark an 11-1 second-half surge as the Zias held off Texas […]

Friday area prep roundup — Dec. 12

TOURNAMENTS All Times MST Boys Joe Armijo Classic At Albuquerque Academy Friday’s semifinals Championship West Mesa 73, Onate 70, OT Hope Christian 57, Atrisco Heritage 42 Consolation Los Lunas 54, Clovis 48, OT Carlsbad 68, Albuquerque Academy 46 Saturday’s finals Clovis vs. Albuquerque Academy (7th place), 9:45 a.m. Los Lunas vs. Carlsbad (5th place), 11:30 […]

Lady Cats reach Mel Otero title clash

Staff report RIO RANCHO — In a game that featured Division I signees on each side, it was Clovis’ Nichele Hyman who was the “x-factor,” according to Lady Wildcats coach Jeff Reed. Hyman had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds and Texas A&M signee Danni Williams added 28 points as Clovis beat La […]

Cats fall in OT in consolation semifinals

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Wildcats are showing signs of improvement. But the final result was still the same, as Los Lunas upended the Wildcats 54-48 in overtime Friday at the Joe Armijo Classic, hosted by Albuquerque Academy. Kayden Walker scored 14 for Los Lunas (1-3), which outscored Clovis 11-5 in the extra session […]

Lady Rams cruise into tourney finals

Staff report MORIARTY — The Portales Lady Rams beat Santa Fe Indian 66-35 Friday night in the semifinals of the Moriarty Invitational. Kambrey Blakey led Portales (2-0) with 18 points and Bailey Rowley added 11. Portales Coach Wade Fraze thought his team played better in their second game of the season. “We played a lot […]