ENMU softball coach takes on compliance position

Eastern New Mexico University has named Kristen Soukop assistant athletic director for compliance and communications. Soukop will retain her duties as Zia softball coach, ENMU Athletic Director Jeff Geiser said in a release. Responsibilities include overseeing the monitoring of compliance issues and athletic department records, tracking funancial summary and assisting in academic athletic counseling. Soukop, […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Jan. 17

MEN ENMU at Angelo State • When: 5 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at San Angelo, Texas • Records: ENMU 7-9 (0-3 LSC), Angelo State 14-1 (2-0) • Last year: The teams split, with ENMU posting a 72-68 overtime win at Portales and ASU prevailing 77-75 at San Angelo. • Last […]

Rams take down Silver 45-41

Staff report SANTA FE — The Portales Rams opened play in the St. Michael’s Shootout on Thursday by slipping past Silver 45-41 in a defensive battle. Neither team could find its offensive rhythm in the first quater, which ended with the score tied 2-2. Down 28-27 to start the fourth quarter, the Rams (5-8) stepped […]

LSC Basketball update

All Times MST Men Conf. All W-L    W-L Midwestern State    4-0    15-3 Angelo State    2-0    14-1 Texas A&M-Commerce    2-1    12-3 Tarleton State    1-2    13-2 West Texas A&M    1-2    10-6 Cameron    1-2    9-6 Texas A&M-Kingsville    1-2    6-9 Eastern New Mexico    0-3    7-9 Wednesday’s games Midwstern State 78, Tarleton State 76; Texas A&M-Commerce 86, Cameron 53; Angelo […]

Isler became a friend

This week a lot of people have been telling stories about J.D. Isler and their relationship with him. Portales girls basketball coach Wade Fraze told me about the relationship between him and Isler when Fraze was first starting out. Clovis News Journal Kevin Wilson wrote a column about how he considered Isler as a friend, […]

Eastern basketball summaries

Women Lone Star Conference ENMU 77, Texas A&M-Kingsville 58 Texas A&M-Kingsville (0-14, 0-4) — Lauren Jay 5-9 1-1 11, Kyra Bauer 2-6 0-0 4, Micah Weaver 9-13 0-0 18, Ashley Viera 3-6 0-0 9, Alexis Copeland 0-7 0-0 0, Tessa Ramirez 1-5 0-0 3, Michelle Wagner 0-6 0-0 0, Tonje Milde 0-1 0-0 0, Ruby […]

Eastern splits against Javelinas

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Greyhounds guard John Gilliam drives against a Texas A&M-Kingsville forward Wednesday in the first of the a game at Grayhound Arena.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Jordyn Cooper came into Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference women’s basketball game against Texas A&M-Kingsville shooting less than 30 percent for the season. The junior guard from Texico went off against the winless Javelinas, hitting 4-of-5 from 3-point range and 6-of-9 from the field overall for a season-high 18 points  […]

Prep Summaries

Tuesday Boys Lovington 51, Portales 37 Lovington (7-7) — Stephen Lennox 4 6-8 14, Luis Castillo 6 0-0 12, Kenny Oliver 5 1-2 11, Jonnus Rueda 2 2-2 7, Sebastian Sanchez 2 0-0 4, Jordan Garcia 1 0-0 3. Totals 20 9-12 51. Portales (4-8) — Bronte Staugaard 3 4-8 10, Jeremie Karngbaye 3 0-0 […]

Rams teams fall Tuesday

Staff report AMARILLO — The Portales Lady Rams played Texas Class 6A Amarillo High even most of the way in Tuesday’s game — after the Lady Sandies started the game on a 10-0 run. That margin held up in the end as Amarillo High walked away with a 49-39 victory. PHS coach Wade Fraze was […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Jan. 14

MEN Texas A&M-Kingsville at ENMU • When: 7:30 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-9 (0-2 LSC), ENMU 7-8 (0-2) • Last year: ENMU swept the Javelinas, winning 82-78 at Kingsville and 68-62 in overtime at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: The Javelinas lost at […]

Midwestern State sweeps ENMU

Staff report Suffice it to say, it was not a good day for Eastern New Mexico University basketball. The Greyhounds and Zias absorbed one-sided Lone Star Conference losses to Midwestern State on Sunday at Greyhound Arena, the Hounds losing 77-42 and the Zias dropping a 72-46 decision to the MSU, which leads both league races […]

PHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Jan. 12

BOYS Lovington at Portales • When: 7 p.m. today • Records: Lovington 6-7, Portales 4-7 • Last year: The Wildcats defeated PHS last March 58-50. • Last game: The Rams defeated Robertson 58-50 on Saturday in the Portales Shoot Out, giving them their first two-game winning streak of the season. Lovington won at Clovis on […]

Elida Tigers take down Dora Coyotes

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Elida and Dora both came into Saturday with a .500 record in the EPAC tournament, but Elida made the push ahead, holding the Coyotes to just three second-quarter points en route to a 57-35 victory at Greyhound Arena. The Tigers (7-4) took control with defense, and held Dora without […]

EPAC Brackets

(Seeds in parentheses) Boys At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis C 32 Wednesday Game 5: (1) Logan 53, Grady 33 Game 6: (2) Texico […]

Portales sweeps shootout

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Portales Ram senior McKenzie Bucksath goes up for the shot over Robertson defenders Saturday night during the Portales Shootout at Ram Athletic Center. The Lady Rams won both of their games in the shootout beating Clayton and Robertson.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams won a close game and the Lady Rams again blew away their opponent to give the squads a perfect 4-0 record in the Portales Shoot Out. “It’s good to get these wins and see our boys do well,” senior guard Brooke Lopez said. “To seem them […]

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

MEN Midwestern State at ENMU • When: 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: Midwestern State 13-3 (2-0 Lone Star Conference), ENMU 7-7 (0-1) • Last year: The Mustangs swept the Greyhounds, winning 66-41 at Wichita Falls, Texas, but needing overtime to pull out an 81-79 victory at […]

Cats drop another close one

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com A pair of teams called “Wildcats” collided on Friday night at The Rock, both in serious need of a win. Unfortunately, for Clovis High and first-year coach Scott Robinson, the wrong ones prevailed. Led by 6-foot-8 senior center Stephen Lennox, Lovington pulled away in the final period to post a 54-49 […]

Friday area prep roundup — Jan. 9

EPAC (Seeds in parentheses) BOYS At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis C 32 Wednesday Game 5: (1) Logan 53, Grady 33 Game 6: (2) […]

EPAC basketball tournament — Jan. 8

(Seeds in parentheses) BOYS At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (8) Grady 48, (9) Tatum 41, OT Game 2: (3) Melrose 83, (6) Floyd 49 Game 3: (5) Dora 54, (4) San Jon 52 Game 4: (7) Fort Sumner 52, (10) Clovis C 32 Wednesday Game 5: (1) Logan 53, Grady 33 Game 6: (2) Texico […]

EPAC summaries

EPAC tournament At Melrose High school Girls Elida 59, Floyd 23 Elida (6-4) — Lacy Ferguson 2 0-3 4, Bonnie Bennett 4 0-2 8, Marily Varela 3 0-0 17, Madison Haley 2 0-0 4, Kenzee Criswell 2 2-2 7, Taylor Epps 1 1-4 3, Kynzi Creighton 2 1-3 5, Brianna Bargas 2 0-0 4, Lauren […]