Angelo State ends Hound season in first round

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ENMU’s Mikaehla Connor takes a shot over Angelo State defender Diamalises Rivera in Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference tournament game at the Allen Events Center in Allen, Texas. Connor had 16 points in ENMU’s 71-60 defeat.

STAFF REPORT ALLEN, Texas — Lone Star Conference Newcomer of the year Taylor Dorsey scored 20 points Wednesday to lead three Rambelles in double figures, and Angelo State used a 17-point second-half run to push past Eastern New Mexico University, 71-60, in the first round of the LSC women’s basketball tournament. Diamalises Rivera added 15 points […]

Dora, Floyd boys set to hit road

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com On Sunday the New Mexico state basketball tournament schedule was finalized with the top 16 teams from each of the six classes earning a chance to take home a state title. For Roosevelt County, all seven teams that were eligible for entry into the tournament were given the nod. […]

ENMU duo qualifies for Division II nationals

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University seniors Klaudia Szych and Sabrina Huelga have qualified for the NCAA Division II national indoor track and field championships, slated for March 11-12 at Pittsburg (Kansas) State. Szych, from Szczecin, Poland, earned her first berth in the national indoor meet with an LSC-best time of 2 minutes, 11.28 second […]

Lady Chaps sweep twin bill from ENMU

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Junior second baseman Audrey Velasquez gets the forceout at second and hops out of the way of Lubbock Christian’s Addison Ard in the fourth inning of Tuesday’s doubleheader opener at Greyhound Softball Field. Velasquez went 2-for-5 with a run scored in the game, but the Greyhounds lost 10-5 and also dropped Game 2 to the Lady Chaps 12-0.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com The last few games haven’t exactly gone Eastern New Mexico University’s way. The Greyhounds have lost six of seven following a doubleheader loss to Lubbock Christian 10-5 and 12-0 on Tuesday afternoon at Greyhound Softball Field. In the opener, ENMU started off strong, but a six-run sixth by the […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — March 2

MEN ENMU vs. Midwestern State • When: 7:30 p.m. (MST) today in the Lone Star Conference tournament quarterfinals at Allen, Texas • Records (seeds): ENMU 6-20 (8), Midwestern State 21-5 (1) • This season: The Mustangs, ranked 14th in NCAA Division II, thumped ENMU twice, winning 90-56 on Jan. 9 at Wichita Falls, Texas, and […]

State prep basketball pairings — Feb. 29

(Seeds in parentheses) Round-of-16 BOYS All games Saturday Class 6A (16) Santa Fe High at (1) Onate, 6 p.m. (9) Sandia at (8) Hobbs. 6 p.m. (12) Atrisco Heritage vs. (5) Valley at Sandia H.S., 6 p.m. (13) Volcano Vista at (4) Carlsbad, 7 p.m. (14) Las Cruces High at (3) Cibola, 6 p.m. (11) […]

Gomez taking PHS volleyball reins

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New head volleyball coach Charity Gomez talks with sophomore outside hitter Janae Hale after school on Monday afternoon. Gomez will be replacing Ruth Chavez next season, who was the head coach for the last 15 years.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com Charity Gomez is now ready to enter one of the most secure jobs in the city of Portales: The Lady Rams high school varsity volleyball coach. With Ruth Chavez retiring after 15 years at the helm, and Brenda Stockton coaching even longer than that before her, Gomez will be […]

Adams State rolls in series finale 15-4

Staff report PORTALES — As it turned out, the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader proved to be the rubber match in Eastern New Mexico University’s home-opening baseball series with Adams State at Greyhound Field. ENMU notched a 10-9 win in that one before the teams took turns bludgeoning each other. The Greyhounds won Saturday’s second […]

Portales, Elida claim top seeds in girls tournament

STAFF REPORT If everything goes chalk, Roosevelt County will be two times a champion in girls basketball in two weeks. Top seeds were doled out to Portales, which won the Class 3A title in 2014 and finished second in Class 4A last year, and Elida, which is looking for its second-straight Class 1A title and […]

Rams pull off squeaker for 4-4A tourney championship

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Portales forward Jordan Davis goes for a contested jump shot in the first half of the Rams game against Ruidoso Saturday night. Davis was fouled on the play, made his free throws and finished with 20 points helping the Rams win 73-71.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Rams learned the hard way that they can’t take any team for granted this late in the season as they had to battle for a comeback win against Ruidoso Saturday night to win their second straight Division 4-4A title, 73-71. After squandering a 10-point lead in the […]

Buffs get past ENMU in LSC men’s finale

Staff report PORTALES — David Chavlovich scored 22 to lead four West Texas A&M players in double figures, and the Buffaloes closed out the Lone Star Conference regular season with an 82-63 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. Jerrod Walton and Eric Golightly Jr. added 16 points apiece for […]

Lady Buffs hold off Hounds to clinch LSC title

Staff report Trying to clinch their third consecutive Lone Star Conference women’s regular-season championship, the ninth-ranked West Texas A&M Lady Buffs got a whole lot more than they bargained for on Saturday night. But in a game where neither team led by more than four points until late, WT put together a 10-0 run midway […]

ENMU’s bid for softball sweep falls short

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ENMU senior Kyra Sirag beats out a bunt attempt in the third inning of ENMU’s first game against Midwestern State on Saturday. Sirag would score in the inning off of a Simone Laurenz single as part of an eight-run inning. ENMU won the first game 8-7.

Staff report After getting pounded twice by Midwestern State in Friday’s Lone Star Conference-opening softball doubleheader, Eastern New Mexico University nearly turned the tables upside down on Saturday. ENMU rode an eight-run third in the opener, hanging on late for an 8-7 win over the Mustangs, then scored in every inning of the nightcap and […]

Hounds take pair from Adams State

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Sophomore shortstop Trega Williams attempts to steal third base in the second inning against Adams State on Saturday. Williams was called out on the play but finished the first game of the doubleheader 4-for-5 with an RBI as ENMU won 10-9.

Staff report Senior first baseman Dylan Nault drove in seven runs and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team opened its home schedule on Saturday with a 10-9, 14-3 sweep of Adams State at Greyhound Field. Nault went 2-for-5 in the opener, starting the Greyhounds’ comeback from a 7-1 deficit with a two-out, two-run double in […]

Friday area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 26

BOYS Texas Class 2A tournament At Canyon Farwell 47, West Texas 43 West Texas (20-11) — Dalin Williams 17, Nathan Thompson 14, Trevor Millard 10, Matthew Freriks 2. Totals 16 10-17 43. Farwell (26-5) — Jace Perkins 20, Angel Graxiola 12, Gerardo Martinez 8, Jose Sotelo 6, Leo Cervantes 1. Totals 15 11-18 47. West […]

Portales girls struggle, but still hold off Ruidoso

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Portales senior Sheraya Cox takes a contested jumpshot in the second quarter of the Rams game against Ruidoso Friday night. Cox finished with nine points and the Lady Rams won 54-28, clinching the District 4-4A tournament championship.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com It wasn’t pretty, but the Portales Lady Rams are once again District 4-4A tournament champions after besting Ruidoso 54-28 on Friday night at the Ram Athletic Center. In the two previous encounters this season, Portales (22-3) routed Ruidoso by a combined 131-45. It certainly wasn’t as easy for the […]

Prep basketball capsule — Feb. 27

Ruidoso at Portales When: 7 p.m. Saturday in the District 4-4A tournament championship game at the Ram Athletic Center. Records: Ruidoso 10-17, Portales 16-9. Last time out: Friday, Ruidoso defeated East Mountain 78-63. Feb. 19, Portales defeated East Mountain 69-20. Last meeting: Feb. 9, the Rams beat the Warriors 79-59 at the RAC. Of note: […]

Eunice holds off Texico rally, posts 49-48 win

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Texico post Emily Hodnett gets Eunice defender Jada Jones in the air on a second-quarter move in Friday’s District 4-3A championship.

Staff report TEXICO — If the Texico and Eunice girls basketball teams meet again, it will likely be in the Class 3A state finals. They’ve met four times already this month, and the last three have gone to the wire, including Friday’s District 4-3A tourney final won by the visiting Lady Cardinals 49-48. The teams […]

Cats seek quick rebuilding process

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — Clovis High’s baseball team enters the 2016 season with 11 seniors, but not nearly the experience the Wildcats had on last year’s squad. Still, second-year coach and CHS alum Richard Cruce thinks the veteran presence will help his squad. “It’s a rebuiilding year, but with 11 seniors […]

Mustangs post LSC softball sweep of ENMU

Staff report Senior third baseman Katelyn Vinson did plenty of damage to Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team on Friday — and she wasn’t exactly a one-person wrecking crew, either. Vinson homered in each game, giving her a school-record 57 career round-trippers, and drove in nine runs as Midwestern State rolled to a 13-4, 14-5 […]