ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 27

WEST TEXAS A&M AT ENMU Men • When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Records: West Texas A&M 20-9 (8-5 Lone Star Conference), ENMU 6-19 (2-11) • Last meeting: Jan. 30, the Buffaloes routed the Greyhounds 97-64 at Canyon, Texas. • Last time out: Both teams played away last Saturday, with the Buffs falling […]

Rams tune up for district title games

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Portales junior center Jeremie Karngbaye powers through Andrew Underbrink’s block attempt during Thursday’s practice. The Rams will host the District 4-4A championship game this Friday at 7 p.m.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com After going undefeated through the regular season district games, the time has finally come for both the Rams and Lady Rams to host their respective District 4-4A championship games this weekend. The Lady Rams will play Ruidoso today and the Rams figure to also play against Ruidoso on Saturday, […]

Elida tops Floyd, prepares for title

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Elida’s Lauren Stone shoots a jumper contested by Floyd’s Ch’ree Essary in the second quarter of Wednesday’s game. Stone finished with eight points and Elida won 62-30. Elida advances to the District 4-1A championship game against Grady.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers used a 26-0 run in the second and third quarters to end any chance of a Floyd upset on Wednesday night and won 62-30 in the District 4-1A semifinals. In the two previous games this season, Elida dominated Floyd both times. When Floyd […]

Coyotes hold off Logan

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Dora sophomore post Xavier Gramzow takes a contested shot in the second quarter of Tuesday’s game against Logan. Gramzow would make the shot and finish with 10 points, helping Dora win 49-44 and advance to the next round of the Class 6-2A district tournament.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com DORA — Free throws may have been at a premium, but the Dora Coyotes made the most of their opportunities on Tuesday night. The Coyotes shot 82 percent from the charity stripe, including a perfect 9-of-9 in the final quarter, to edge Logan 49-44 and advance in the District […]

Floyd girls oust San Jon

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Floyd sophomore guard Izzy Enriquez goes for a fast-break layup in the second quarter in Monday’s game against San Jon. Enriquez was fouled on the play but made both free throws and finish with 17 points helping the Lady Broncos defeat the Lady Coyotes 46-33.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com FLOYD — The Lady Broncos made the most of their final home game of the season as they defeated the San Jon Lady Coyotes 46-33 Monday night to advance to the second round of the Class 4-1A district tournament. The Lady Broncos (9-15) advance to the next round where […]

Saiz leads ENMU tracksters at LSC indoor meet

Staff report ALAMOSA, Colo. — Senior Amber Saiz placed second in the mile and 3,000-meter runs, helping Eastern New Mexico University place sixth as a team in the Lone Star Conference indoor track championships over the weekend, hosted by Adams State University. The Greyhounds posted 56 points in the seven-team competition, beating out Midwestern State […]

ENMU completes winless trip West

Staff report PHOENIX — Unlike the previous weekend’s trip to Atlanta, which resulted in three lopsided wins, not much went right on the other side of the country this weekend for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. Junior catcher Jake Howard and senior outfielder Jake Wakamatsu each had three hits and three RBIs on […]

Hounds drop finale in Softball Bash

Staff report GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Oklahoma Panhandle State erased a six-run deficit, rallying for two in the bottom of the seventh inning on Sunday to edge Eastern New Mexico University 13-12 in the North Texas Softball Bash. The Greyhounds (7-7) went 2-3 in the three-day event after splitting two games on both Friday and […]

ENMU forwards serving Guard

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Lucas Bowens, left, and Trevon Hall are serving in the National Guard while they continue college basketball careers.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Athletics can be an important part of a person’s life, but they’re far from the only thing in life that matters. For ENMU basketball teammates Lucas Bowens and Trevon Hall, the hardwood is a respite and a chance to take a break from serving their country as they are […]

Lions settle LSC’s lower tier with 81-73 win over ENMU

STAFF REPORT COMMERCE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University took nearly eight minutes to turn a 13-point second-half deficit into a two-point lead, and stayed within a basket for much of the final nine minutes. But Texas A&M-Commerce made the plays when it need them, and held on for an 81-73 victory to finalize the […]

JV Rams take district tournament

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Staff report The Portales boys junior varsity team finished the year on a high note, claiming a sweep of the District 4-4A junior varsity championships. The Rams, who finished 14-8 on the season, had already won the regular-season district title. But on Saturday, the Rams took the tournament held at New Mexico Military Institute in […]

Commerce women top ENMU

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Forward Artaejah Gay scored 15 points to lead three players in double figures, and Texas A&M-Commerce moved above .500 in Lone Star Conference women’s play with a 69-59 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Gabby Scott and Shomari Harris added 12 points each for the Lions (15-12, 8-7 […]

Sea Lions complete series sweep of ENMU

Staff report SAN DIEGO — Junior first baseman Ryan Garcia drove in nine runs, including seven in the first game, and Point Loma Nazarene completed a four-game sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday with a 5-2 victory over the Greyhounds. The Sea Lions (8-3), who extended their winning streak to seven games, broke […]

Hounds split again in Softball Bash

Staff report GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Freshman right-hander Natasha Kissell pitched into the seventh inning and junior Erikka Burke and sophomore Kiana Zerr homered as Eastern New Mexico University rallied for its second split in two days in the North Texas Softball Bash on Saturday, beating Texas-Permian Basin 8-4. The Greyhounds (7-6) lost their first […]

Friday area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 19

BOYS District 4-3A Texico 52, Eunice 41 Texico (17-5, 6-0) — Brannon Karger 25, Dalton Thatcher 4, Lance Myers 5, Braden Fraze 3, Mason Golden 1, Nathan Phipps 12, Paden McDermid 2. Totals 16 16-25 52. Eunice (6-17, 2-4) — Tari York 1, Kari York 1, Donovan Nichols 3, Brandyn Miller 5, Blane Fererache 5, […]

Rams rout East Mountain in district doubleheader

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Portales junior Jeremie Karngbaye shoots a layup in the first quarter of the Rams’ District 4-4A game against East Mountain Friday night. Karngbaye led all scorers with 20 points and the Rams won 69-20.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Rams and Lady Rams finished undefeated in District 4-4A regular-season play with dominating wins over East Mountain on Friday night at the Ram Athletic Center. The Lady Rams opened with a 57-8 win and the Rams followed suit with a 69-20 shellacking. Playing without senior forward Kambrey […]

Two Hounds receive indoor track academic honor

STAFF REPORT RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico junior Scott Wesselink and senior Klaudia Szych were two of 22 athletes named Friday to the Lone Star Conference’s all-academic team for the indoor track and field season. Wesselink was one of three athletes earning a second selection to the team, while Szych received her first selection. To […]

Alamogordo tops Clovis boys for third seed

STAFF REPORT ALAMOGORDO — Round 2 between the Clovis Wildcats and Alamogordo Tigers, like Round 1, went to the Tigers. Round 3 will end somebody’s season in three days. The Tigers made sure they would host their final matchup with Clovis, never trailing in a 59-45 District 4-6A win on Friday night. Kamiron Bickham had […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 20

ENMU AT TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE Men • When: 5 p.m. (MST) today at Commerce, Texas • Records: ENMU 6-18 (2-10 Lone Star Conference), Texas A&M-Commerce 16-9 (5-7) • Last meeting: Jan. 23, the Greyhounds beat the Lions 72-60 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: Both teams played on Wednesday, the Hounds falling to Tarleton State […]

Hounds gain first-day split in softball event

Staff report GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Senior outfielder Marleyna Pinon went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, including a go-ahead two-run double in the bottom of the fifth, and Eastern New Mexico University held on for an 8-7 win over Texas Wesleyan on Friday in the North Texas Softball Bash. ENMU (6-5) lost its first game of […]