Zias lacking early consistency

Freedom Newspapers WEATHERFORD, Okla. — So far, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team is having a tough time putting pitching and hitting together. The Zias’ pitching has been solid for the most part through the first eight games, and had carried the team. But over the weekend in the Southwest Shootout, hosted by Southwestern [...]

Greyhound redshirts to strut their stuff in spring

Dave Wagner J.J. Jennings is a busy man. In addition to classes, the Eastern New Mexico University freshman is running track for the Greyhounds. And he’s one of about 90 prospects scheduled to begin spring football drills today. A 5-foot-8, 185-pound speedster, Jennings helped Everman High School win back-to-back Class 3A state football championships in [...]

Rams looking to improve behind pitching

Kevin Wilson A renewed attitude, combined with experience and a few new pitching additions, give the Portales Rams baseball team reason to believe they can do a 180-degree turn from their 7-16 campaign, and possibly make a state tournament run. “We could go all the way,” senior T.C. Nusser said. “We’ve got some young guys [...]

Lee, Bosket out for Zias

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams will be out to avenge close regular-season losses on Tuesday night when they begin play in the Lone Star Conference’s postseason basketball tournament. The ENMU men (22-7), who on Saturday clinched their second consecutive South Division championship, host Southwestern Oklahoma (17-10) in a 7 p.m. tipoff [...]

Hounds win second-straight LSC South title

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Travazz Buckley and Kennis Green led five Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 16 points each as the Greyhounds nailed down their second consecutive Lone Star Conference South Division men’s regular-season championship Saturday with an 85-75 victory over Abilene Christian. The Hounds (20-7, 10-2 South) needed the [...]

Zias’ weekend heads south

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — The weekend of promise turned into a nightmare for Eastern New Mexico University’s women. Playing for a chance at a surprising Lone Star Conference South Division championship going into the weekend, the Zias absorbed their two worst losses of the season, including Saturday’s 75-42 setback against Abilene Christian. The win [...]

Greyhounds take three from Cameron

The Greyhounds finished off their weekend on a sour note, but their pitching gave them enough for a series win over Cameron. The visiting Aggies routed Eastern New Mexico 19-7 in Saturday’s nightcap to keep from getting swept in the four-game Lone Star Conference crossover series. In the previous three games, all Greyhound wins, the [...]

Fort Sumner, Floyd win district titles

Freedom Newspapers FORT SUMNER — Fort Sumner won the game but might have lost one of its top players. Junior Kelly Fortner injured her knee in the third quarter of Fort Sumner’s 41-32 win over Elida Saturday in the championship game of the District 3-1A girls tournament. Fort Sumner coach Brian Fortner said he did [...]

Portales wins district title

By Kevin Wilson The host Portales Lady Rams capitalized on a poor start from Lovington, and took back the District 4-3A tournament title with a 70-57 win Friday night. Erika Cook scored 20 points to lead three in double figures for Portales (20-4), which won its ninth-straight game and reclaimed the title that Lovington won [...]

Lady Rams watch and learn for Lovington

By Kevin Wilson The Portales girls basketball team was treated to a video doubleheader this week. The Lady Rams didn’t watch “Matchstick Men,” “Lost in Translation” or anything like that. Instead, they watched a pair of basketball games as a reminder of exactly what’s at stake over the next few weeks. “We’ve been watching last [...]