Wolverines turn back Elida

PNT Staff TEXICO — The Elida Tigers didn’t win Tuesday night in the EPAC tournament boys quarterfinals, but they made unbeaten host Texico work a little bit. The Wolverines (10-0) got off to a 14-0 lead before Elida righted itself and played competitively most of the rest of the night in dropping a 64-51 decision. […]

Hounds, Zias return to LSC play

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By Dave Wagner Shawn Scanlan figures his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has its work cut out this weekend. The Greyhounds (4-7), coming off consecutive solid outings, face a contrast of styles when they host Central Oklahoma tonight and Northeastern State on Saturday in Lone Star Conference crossover games at Greyhound Arena. “All […]

Lady Rams fall for second time to Cavegirls

PNT Staff CARLSBAD — The Portales Lady Rams got off to a good start, then things quickly went sour. Senior guard Carolyn Smith hit a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers to help bring Carlsbad back from an early 6-1 deficit, and the Cavegirls went on to beat Portales 35-29 Tuesday night, their second win of the […]

Grady gets past Floyd

By Eric Butler TEXICO — The last time Jim Kneipp coached a Grady team in an EPAC tournament, the opponents had names such as Causey on the jersey and the games were played at Portales High School. On Tuesday, Kneipp saw another raucous, old-fashioned see-saw game — played in the former main gymnasium at Texico […]

Lady Coyotes dominate early, cruise past San Jon in EPAC

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By Dave Wagner TEXICO — Pressure defense overwhelmed the San Jon girls early in Tuesday’s EPAC Tournament opener. Dora harassed San Jon into 11 first-quarter floor errors and the Lady Coyotes cruised to a 69-43 victory. Senior Kassandra Clark was the beneficiary of the early opportunities, scoring 14 of her game-high 25 points in the […]

Texico knows target is on its back in EPAC

By Dave Wagner On paper, the Texico Wolverines look like they’ll be a tough out in the 2005 boys EPAC Tournament, which begins today. For one thing, the Wolverines have been in the finals for four consecutive years, winning in 2001 and 2004. For another, because of a scheduling conflict at Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

Vixens slated as EPAC favorite again

By John Eisel Unbeaten Fort Sumner appears to the favorite going into the 29th annual EPAC girls basketball tournament. The Vixens (9-0) have the best record and one of the No. 1 seeds in the tourney, which brings together 10 area 1A schools for the double-elimination tournament today through Saturday at Texico High School. “Fort […]

Things looking up for Hounds

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By Dave Wagner LAS CRUCES — Eastern New Mexico University’s final two games against non-Lone Star Conference teams produced probably the Greyhounds’ best outings of the season. Coming off a 38-point win over St. Mary’s on Dec. 19, ENMU hung with New Mexico State most of the way Thursday night before losing to the Aggies […]

Hounds compete, but fall to Aggies

By Dave Wagner LAS CRUCES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team played well most of the way, but Division I New Mexico State sank 8-of-13 second-half 3-pointers and got huge lifts off the bench from senior guards Duane John and Bryant Funston to pull away for an 86-76 win Thursday night at […]

Rams thump defending 3A champs

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior guard Chris Adkins scored 11 points Wednesday to help the Portales High Rams claim fifth place in the 51st Stu Clark Tournament at New Mexico Highlands University with a 52-37 win over defending Class 3A state champion Bernalillo. PHS (6-5) took early control of the game, bolting to […]