Lady Rams bounce back for split in Shoot Out

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By Dave Wagner Kirtland Central girls coach Mike Christie says that when junior guard Devin Diehl isn’t making shots, the Lady Broncos often struggle. Diehl was certainly on her game Friday night in the Ram Shoot Out at the Portales High School gym, pouring in seven of Kirtland’s 11 3-pointers en route to a career-best […]

Zias’ second-half woes send NSU to narrow victory

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By Dave Wagner No matter how low-scoring the game, it’s hard to overcome 11 minutes without any points in college basketball. Eastern New Mexico University’s women started well on Saturday, but managed only six points in the first 17 minutes of the second half in dropping a 46-43 Lone Star crossover decision to Northeastern State […]

Rams waltz past two foes in Shoot Out

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By Dave Wagner The Portales High Rams might have buried Bernalillo early Friday night, but they struggled to get shots down. Their problems, though, paled with what the Spartans were going through. Portales held Bernalillo to just four field goals in the first 23 1/2 minutes and cruised to a 55-37 win over the defending […]

Howard plays in all-star tilt

PNT Staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Jeff Howard was credited with two tackle assists Friday night in the West All-Stars’ 18-15 loss to the East in the sixth annual Cactus Bowl NCAA Division II all-star football game, hosted by Texas A&M-Kingsville. Howard started at an inside linebacker position for the West squad. […]

Wolverines, Vixens win titles

PNT Staff TEXICO — The unbeaten Texico Wolverines and Fort Sumner Vixens claimed championships Saturday night in the EPAC basketball tournament championship games. Texico (12-0) had to work hard to get past upstart Grady, beating the Bronchos 74-69 in the boys final, while Fort Sumner (12-0) earned a 49-35 victory over Texico in the girls […]

Hounds get past Redmen

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By Kevin Wilson Jamaal Hunnicutt had a much bigger concern than scoring his 1,000th career point with the Greyhounds. He had four fouls, and was one foul away from leaving a game where his team needed him the most. “With Edmound (Elzy) fouled out and Irshaun (Pinckney) gone (with an ankle injury), we only had […]

Bronchos turn back Zias late

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By Dave Wagner Freshman forward Lacie Allen hit a 3-pointer from the key with 14 seconds left Thursday night, lifting Central Oklahoma to a 54-52 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Allen had missed her only previous 3-point attempt in the game and was […]

PHS squads play at home today, Saturday

By Kevin Wilson With both Portales teams hovering around .500 coming into this weekend’s Portales Ram Shootout, the aim is to get some wins to start momentum. The teams coming in, however, provide little opportunity for either the girls or boys team to do just that. The inaugural tournament, which includes three defending state champions, […]

EPAC Tournament

PNT Staff At Texico Boys Thursday’s games Game 15: Floyd 73, Dora 57 Game 16: San Jon 57, House 46 Game 18: Elida 68, Logan 65 (5th place) Friday’s games Game 20: Dora vs. House (9th place), 12:45 p.m., new gym Game 23: Fort Sumner vs. Grady (semifinals), 6 p.m., new gym Game 24: Melrose […]

Hounds hang on, edge UCO

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By Dave Wagner Senior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt scored 18 points and blocked a potential game-tying desperation 3-pointer by Central Oklahoma’s Sam Belt as time expired Thursday night, preserving Eastern New Mexico University’s 66-63 men’s Lone Star Conference crossover victory at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (5-7) scored the game’s first 15 points and never relinquished the lead, […]