Rams gear up for Coyotes

By Dave Wagner New Roswell High football coach Barry Chambers hopes he can accomplish for the Coyotes what he did over the past four seasons at Deming — lift the program to respectability. “At Deming, I walked into an 0-24 situation and we made the playoffs a couple of years,” Chambers said as he prepared […]

Vixens roll to victory over Floyd

By Dave Wagner FLOYD — It was hard telling from Fort Sumner senior Tobea Patterson just who had won. “Our passes were not good at all tonight,” she said. “The intensity was really bad, too.” Except for a brief hiccup in Game 3, though, the Vixens barely worked up a sweat Tuesday night in rolling […]

Zias end losing streak against Lady Buffs with five-game win

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — Anna Bellum had 22 kills and Kelley McGinty added 18 kills and 21 digs Tuesday night, lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team past West Texas A&M 30-23, 38-40, 30-20, 25-30, 15-9 in a Lone Star Conference South Division matchup. The win was the first for the Zias over WT […]

ENMU plans web broadcast of volleyball match

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University has announced that an audio broadcast of the Zias’ Lone Star Conference South Division match at West Texas A&M will be available free to listeners on the internet through the school’s agreement with TRZ/Teamline. ENMU sports information director Robert McKinney will do the broadcast beginning at 5:50 p.m. (MDT), […]

ENMU squads perform well in rodeo at Vernon

PNT Staff VERNON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s rodeo teams posted their best showings of the season in a Southwest Region rodeo over the weekend, hosted by Vernon College. ENMU’s men tied with Tarleton State for third place with 160 points, trailing Texas Tech (173 1/3) and West Texas A&M (165), while the women […]

Zias open new pitch with win over New Mexico Highlands

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By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team was determined not to let anything spoil the Zias’ debut on their new pitch. With just a bit of help from New Mexico Highlands, and a late insurance goal, the Zias posted a 2-0 win on Sunday to keep their record above .500 for […]

Rugged Artesia hands Rams resounding loss

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — It’s bad enough taking your lumps on the scoreboard. For Portales High Friday night, the lumps were even worse on the field. Numerous Rams players limped off the field during a 55-8 loss at the hands of Artesia, the state’s top-ranked Class 4A team, leaving PHS coach Glenn Johnson […]

Zias finish sweep in WT volleyball event

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team completed a three-game sweep in the Lady Buff Challenge, hosted by West Texas A&M, beating St. Mary’s 30-24, 27-30, 30-28, 30-24 and Texas A&M-Commerce 30-19, 30-21, 30-20 on Friday. The Zias (15-5), ranked sixth in the Southwest Region, won their first match in […]

Hounds hang on, beat WT

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Thanks to their ability to dodge a couple of late bullets, the “Wagon Wheel” is back in the possession of the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds after a one-year absence. ENMU rebounded from a lackluster first half Saturday to take the lead late in the third quarter, then held […]

Hounds seek better result against Buffs

By Dave Wagner With consecutive wins under their collective belt, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott believes the Greyhounds are starting to hit their stride. But as they found out last year, rival West Texas A&M is perfectly capable of throwing up a major roadblock. The Lone Star Conference South Division foes clash […]