Pitching struggles as Hounds drop pair

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — After getting a strong pitching performance from senior right-hander Cody Pope in Friday’s series opener, things went south for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team on Saturday. The Greyhounds hit enough, scoring 22 runs on 28 hits in a pair of seven-inning games, but New Mexico Highlands joined the […]

Midwestern State runs roughshod over Zias

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Coming off a tough loss to Lone Star Conference-leading West Texas A&M on Wednesday, Midwestern State’s women weren’t about to let Eastern New Mexico University sneak up on them. The Mustangs, ranked 14th in NCAA Division II, rolled to a 19-2 lead in the first six minutes on Saturday […]

Alamo posts win over Cats

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Neither side could muster enough consistent play Friday to pull away — until the Alamogordo Tigers took control in the final period. Alamo broke away from a tie with an 8-0 run over a span of just under a minute early in the quarter, then pulled away with a 19-4 surge […]

Lady Cats ride Williams’ 33 past Alamo

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — If there were any doubts about Friday’s Clovis High-Alamogordo girls outcome, Lady Wildcats senior Danni Williams took care of them. Williams poured in four 3-pointers and 33 points, accounting for nearly half the scoring as the Lady Cats clinched the District 4-6A girls regular-season title with a 53-19 rout. Clovis (23-2, […]

Portales girls edge Frenship, boys trounce NMMI

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Portales senior Brooke Lopez gets a pass by a Frenship defender in Friday's non-district game at the Ram Athletic Center. Portales defeated the visiting Tigers 48-40.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales girls didn’t hit  a field goal in the third quarter, missed 14 free throws in the game and leading scorer Kambrey Blakey missed most of the second half with four fouls. However, the Lady Rams played solid defense and their offense came alive in the fourth quarter in a […]

Hounds cruise past Highlands

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Senior right-hander Cody Pope threw seven efficient innings and Eastern New Mexico University pounded three home runs en route to a 13-4 win over New Mexico Highlands on Friday in the opener of a four-game weekend series. Pope (2-0) threw 90 pitches over seven five-hit innings, allowing two earned […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 14

MEN ENMU at Midwestern State • When: 5 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at Wichita Falls, Texas • Records: ENMU 7-16 (0-10 LSC), Midwestern State 18-6 (7-3) • Last meeting: The Mustangs beat ENMU 77-42 on Jan. 11 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: The Greyhounds lost to Cameron 55-47 […]

Prep Basketball Summaries

Thursday Girls District 6-2A Melrose 57, Dora 54 Melrose (16-3, 3-1) — Jaydan Beard 1 0-0 3, Addisen Dial 7 0-2 16, Landry Widner 1 0-2 2, Ember Woods 1 0-0 2, Taylor Bostwick 4 3-9 13, Caley Barnard 5 11-13 21. Totals 19 14-26 57. Dora (10-9, 2-1) — Brenna Bates 0 3-4 3, […]

LSC basketball standings

All Times MST Men    Conf.    All     W-L    W-L Angelo State    9-1    21-2 Tarleton State    8-2    21-2 Midwestern State    7-3    18-6 Texas A&M-Commerce    5-4    16-6 West Texas A&M    5-5    15-9 Cameron    3-7    11-11 Texas A&M-Kingsville    2-7    7-14 Eastern New Mexico    0-10    7-16 Wednesday’s games Tarleton State 72, Angelo State 68; West Texas A&M 73, […]

Melrose escapes Dora in tight game

Staff reports Dora tried to come back from a slow first quarter, but couldn’t beat the top 2A team in the state falling 57-54 Thursday at Melrose. The Coyotes (10-9, 2-1), who were playing with several players that were ill, scored seven points in the first quarter and bounced back in the second with 15 […]

Eastern’s Burks drawing attention in senior year


By Rick White Correspondent When Matthew Burks homered in his first at-bat as an Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound last season, he doubled his career home run total. In all of his previous youth league, high school, junior college and summer league games combined, he had homered just once. Burks kept hitting home runs, finishing […]

Greyhounds go cold late, fall 55-47

JOSHUA LUCERO: Staff photo

ENMU junior guard John Gilliam pushes past Cameron University senior Desmond Henry during the Greyhounds’ Wednesday night game at Greyhound Arena. Gilliam scored a team-high 17 points.

Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com With five minutes to go in the second half on Wednesday, Eastern New Mexico University looked like they could get their first Lone Star Conference win of the season with the game knotted. Then Cameron went on an 11-0 run, and by the time the host Greyhounds scored again it […]

New Mexico fishing report — Feb. 12

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. Clayton […]

Prep summaries

Girls District 4-1A Elida 53, Grady 33 Grady (11-9, 2-3) — Morgan Borden 1 0-0 2, Kyeli Stowe 2 8-11 12, Jordyn Stowe 2 3-7 8, Avery Jones 3 0-0 7, Yara Sotelo 1 2-2 4. Totals : 9 13-20 33 Elida (14-5, 5-0) — Marily Varela 4 1-2 9, Madison Haley 3 0-0 6, […]

Blakey scores 30 in win

Staff reports Kambrey Blakey scored 30 points and fell one rebound shy of a triple-double as Portales got their 16th win of the season in a 66-36 win over Ruidoso Tuesday night. Blakey had 11 steals and nine rebounds to go with her 30 points on the night as the Lady Rams (16-6) won their […]

ENMU men’s , women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 11

MEN Cameron at ENMU • When: 7:30 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: Cameron 10-11 (2-7 LSC), ENMU 7-15 (0-9) • Last meeting: The Aggies beat the Greyhounds 98-71 in the LSC opener for both teams on Jan. 7 at Lawton, Okla. • Last time out: Cameron lost […]

Grizzlies avoid series sweep against Hounds

Staff report Defensive mistakes cost Eastern New Mexico University’s team four runs and a potential season-opening series sweep on Sunday. An error with two out and nobody on turned into a three-run third for Adams State, and a passed ball set up the second of two fourth-inning runs as the Grizzlies held on for a […]

PHs boys, girls basketball capsules — Feb. 10

Boys Portales at Ruidoso When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-4A game Records: Portales 11-9 (3-0 district), Ruidoso 9-13 (1-2) Last meeting: Jan. 31, the Rams beat Ruidoso 58-42 at the Ram Athletic Center. Last time out: Portales routed East Mountain 84-43 at the RAC on Friday. Ruidoso, which beat New Mexico Military in […]

Zias complete 2-1 first weekend

Staff report WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Junior right fielder Marleyna Pinon hit a tie-breaking, two-out solo home run in the top of the fourth inning and the Eastern New Mexico University softball team went on to a 14-9 victory over Washburn on Sunday, wrapping up play 2-1 in the season-opening Southwestern Oklahoma round-robin. The Zias pounded […]

Huelga shines for Zias on final day of UNM meet

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University senior Sabrina Huelga, who helped the Zias win the distance medley relay on Friday, posted a seventh-place finish in the women’s 800 on Saturday in the University of New Mexico’s Collegiate Classic indoor track meet. Huelga’s time in the 800 was two minutes, 16.32 seconds. In Friday’s […]