Zias hang on late to turn back Lions

PNT Staff COMMERCE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team may not be going to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament, but the Zias made it a little harder for Texas A&M-Commerce Thursday night. Senior forward Mika Robertson posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds and scored the Zias’ final […]

Commerce knocks off Hounds

PNT Staff COMMERCE, Texas — Another long-range bomber did in Eastern New Mexico University’s men Thursday night. Junior point guard Jermart Miller led a 63 percent outing from 3-point range for Texas A&M-Commerce, hitting 7-of-9 en route to 24 points, and the nationally 11th-ranked Lions turned back Eastern New Mexico 80-73 in a Lone Star […]

Hounds, Zias get set for busy weekend at home

By Dave Wagner Graduate assistant Amber Daniell, thrown into the fire in a hurry with the Eastern New Mexico University softball team, will get a real coaching baptism over the next few weeks. Daniel, a recent Baylor University graduate who played her last two years in college for the Lady Bears, will handle the coaching […]

District races up for grabs in Portales-Lovington contests

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By Dave Wagner The bizarre District 4-3A girls regular-season championship has gotten down to a two-game race. All three teams stand 2-2, having split head-to-head, with one round to go heading into tonight’s 7 p.m. matchup between Portales High and Lovington at the PHS gym. Meantime, the PHS boys have a chance to clinch a […]

Ex-PHS runner qualifies for Boston Marathon

By Dave Wagner When he was laboring away nearly a quarter of a century ago for the Portales High track team, no one could have guessed Bob Harmon Jr. would eventually qualify for the Boston Marathon. Harmon, though, plans to run to marathoning’s major event on April 18 after qualifying for the 26.2-mile race with […]

Postseason a longshot for ENMU

By Dave Wagner With four games left in the regular season, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan and acting women’s coach Dustin Klafka aren’t particularly concerned with making the Lone Star Conference tournament. Both ENMU squads have a chance, but they have their work cut out trying to jump into the LSC […]

Zias coast to pair of victories over CSW

PNT Staff HOBBS — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team, playing without first-year head coach Armando Quiroz, got solid hitting and pitching Wednesday and swept a doubleheader from host College of the Southwest 8-1 and 10-0. Quiroz dislocated an ankle and fractured his fibula last week when he stepped on a batting helmet while […]

PHS tennis squads looking for good things this spring

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By Dave Wagner Portales High senior Rachelle Self has already enjoyed a highly successful high school tennis career — three Class 3A state team titles in four years, going back to eighth grade. She’s also qualified for state in doubles each of the last two years. With only one player lost to graduation, she’s pretty […]

Late rally lifts Floyd to victory

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — The Floyd boys basketball team may have been up and down much of this season, but the Broncos are picking up some late momentum. Junior guard Jerrod Long converted a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left and Floyd, down by 11 points on two separate occasions before leading […]

Rams get past Ruidoso, stay unbeaten in district

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By Dave Wagner RUIDOSO — The Portales boys basketball team has learned the hard way that no team can be taken for granted in District 4-3A. Four days after escaping from Roswell with a 1-point win over New Mexico Military Institute, the Rams had what looked like a comfortable lead over Ruidoso. With 6 1/2 […]