La Cueva overpowers Wildcats in 5A final

By Rick White In a locker room filled with the low murmur of disappointment and teary-eyed teammates, Juan Gutierrez peeled off his purple jersey and shoulder pads for the final time. A sun-splashed afternoon that started with so much promise quickly dissolved into one of the most painful days of his young life. The heartache […]

Rugged Clovis fends off Lady Rams’ feisty effort

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By Dave Wagner On paper, it looked like it might be a blowout. Never underestimate the importance of emotion in a rivalry. The Clovis Lady Wildcats took control in the second quarter, then used their deep, balanced squad to fight off Portales down the stretch for a 58-47 victory over the Lady Rams Friday night […]

Rams capture tournament opener

PNT Staff SHALLOWATER, Texas — Bo Gabriel scored 13 points and Chris Carter added 12 to lead the Portales Rams to a 48-34 win overLittlefield, Texas in the opening round of the Shallowater Shootout Thursday afternoon in Shallowater, Texas. The Rams (2-0) will face Trinity Christian in today’s semifinal round at 4 p.m. (MST). The […]

ENMU’s Touchstone selected Academic All-America of Year

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University senior free safety Ty Touchstone has been voted the College Division Football Academic All-America of the Year by the All-America selection committee of the College Sports Information Directors of America. Touchstone, a graduate of Lubbock Monterey, also earned first-team ESPN The Magazine academic All-America honors for the second consecutive […]

Cameron holds off Hounds

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By Dave Wagner Senior guard Eric Moore came off the bench for 22 points and Cameron recovered after blowing a 15-point, second-half lead for an 80-74 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. The win keeps the Aggies unbeaten at 6-0 for the season while the […]

Zias beat Lady Aggies to end slide

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By Dave Wagner Sophomore guard Heather Brown led three Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 18 points Thursday night and the Zias used a strong start Thursday night to beat Cameron 67-55 in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Junior post Tiana Bryant added 17 points and senior […]

Greyhounds brace for tough matchup

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan says the Greyhounds are still trying to hit their stride. With undefeated Cameron and Southwestern Oklahoma coming to town for Lone Star Conference crossover games, he hopes they get on track quickly. Cameron men’s and women’s teams will be at Greyhound Arena for […]

Floyd posts sweep over San Jon

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PNT Staff SAN JON — Facing a 12-point halftime deficit, senior Manny Carrillo and the Floyd Broncos came storming back when play resumed. Carrillo scored all 24 of his points, including six 3-pointers, as Floyd poured in 56 points in the final two stanzas for a 76-67 win over San Jon Tuesday night. Carrillo’s 3-pointer […]

Rams notch victory over Muleshoe

PNT Staff MULESHOE, Texas — The Portales Rams led virtually all the way, but it was anything but a cakewalk. Senior guard Chris Carter scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket in the final minutes, and the Rams opened their 2004-05 season Tuesday night with a 49-44 victory over Muleshoe. “It was a good start […]

Tatum boys edge Dora

PNT Staff DORA — Senior Grady Herrera scored 21 points and the Tatum boys held off Dora 52-50 Monday night. Senior Jesse Montanez added 12 points for Tatum (2-0). The host Coyotes were led by 19 pointws from junior Tyler Wilhoite, while juniors J.R. Gonzales (14) and Brent Hays (12) also reached double figures. Dora […]