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 JV 32 Wednesday Game 5: (1) Logan 53, Grady 33 Game 6: (2) Texico […]

Cameron sweeps Eastern hoops

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Desmond Henry scored 20 to lead five in double figures, and Cameron never trailed in a 98-71 win over Eastern New Mexico in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. The win completed a Wednesday night sweep for the Aggie squads. In the preceding women’s game, Cameron defeated the Zias […]

EPAC, shootout headline weekend

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News and Notes

Derek Major  News and Notes This weekend local basketball teams will be busy as Portales Rams will host its annual shootout and Dora, Elida and Floyd will see action at the EPAC tournament. The Portales Shootout is in its 11th year as both Portales teams will try to use it as a boost heading into […]

EPAC summaries

Tuesday At Melrose First round Boys Melrose 83, Floyd 49 Floyd (5-5) — Wyatt Chandler 2, Jase Wallace 10, Josue Gonzales 10, Jose Torres 2, Jonathan Diaz 15, Tanner Essary 6, Seth Chandler 4. Totals 21 7-12 49. Melrose (6-5) — Cade Barnard 25, Wyatt Williams 22, Rowdy Allen 8, Jared Lee 6, Braden Hemminger […]

(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 JV 32 Wednesday Game 5: Grady vs. (1) Logan, 6:30 p.m., new gym Game […]

ENMU BASKETBALL CAPSULES

Men ENMU at Cameron When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today at Lawton, Okla., in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. Records: ENMU 7-6, Cameron 8-4 Last year: The teams split for the third consecutive year, with Cameron winning 59-58 at Greyhound Arena and ENMU returning the favor 72-61 at Lawton. Last time out: The […]

Zia softball signs recruit

Staff report Natasha Kissell, a right-handed pitcher from Denton, Texas, has signed a n ational letter of intent to play softball at Eastern New Mexico University next year. Kissell was a four-year starter at Denton High School, setting numerous records in both hitting and pitching. “ Natasha is going to make an immediate impression when […]

Portales girls win big, boys fall

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Brooke Lopez fires the ball to a teammate in the first quarter of the Lady Rams 61-28 win over the Bulldogs Tuesday night at the 
Ram Athletic Center. With the win the Lady Rams improved to 8-3 the season. Lopez finished the game with two points.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams basketball teams are moving in different directions as they kicked off the new year by hosting Artesia in a doubleheader on Tuesday night. While the girls won easily 61-28, dominating the game from start to finish, the boys team lost 64-54 for their fourth loss in […]

2015 EPAC basketball tournament

(Seeds in parentheses) BOYS At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (9) Tatum vs. (8) Grady, 3:30 p.m., new gym Game 2: (6) Floyd vs. (3) Melrose, 5 p.m., old gym Game 3: (5) Dora vs. (4) San Jon, 6:30 p.m., new gym Game 4: (10) Clovis JV vs. (7) Fort Sumner, 8 p.m., old gym Wednesday […]

PHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Jan. 6

Boys Artesia at Portales When: 7 p.m. today at the Ram Athletic Center Records: Artesia 6-4, Portales 2-6 Last time out: The Bulldogs lost at home to Centennial 75-66 on Saturday. The Rams were defeated by Smyer 55-48 on Monday in the Littlefield tournament, but the rest of the meet was postponed due to weather. […]

Prep teams ready after layoffs

Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Area schools will restart their basketball seasons after being off during the holiday’s. However, some schools spent the break playing or at least trying to. The Portales Lady Rams (7-3) spent the holiday at the Caprock Tournament beating Moriarty and Centennial before losing to Trinity Christian and Shallowater. Portales coach […]

Hounds go over .500 with win

Staff photo: Derek Major
ENMU senior guard Darrelyn McCloud stares South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s Jaisean Jackson during Friday’s men’s basketball matchup against South Dakota School of Mines & Technology at Greyhound Arena. ENMU avenged an earlier loss to the Hardrockers with an 80-74 victory.

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University’s men were in danger of losing a second game this season to South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on Friday night at Greyhound Arena. Down by nine with less than eight minutes left, the Greyhounds rallied for an 80-74 win over the Hardrockers to finish the pre-Lone Star […]

Centennial overpowers Clovis in second half

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis senior forward Logan Cole draws contact from Centennial’s Darren Smith on a second-quarter drive.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s boys continued to make life hard on their opponents on Friday night at the Rock. The Wildcats are simply having a tough time generating offense. The Cats hung with a quality Class 5A Centennial squad for most of three quarters, but the Hawks ran away in the final period […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Jan. 2

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology at ENMU • When: 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Records: Mines 3-11, ENMU 6-5 • Previous meeting: Dec. 19, the Hardrockers handed the Greyhounds a 97-71 loss at Sioux Falls, S.D. • Last time out: Both teams played on New Year’s Eve. The Hardrockers lost at […]

Portales girls finish tourney in fourth place

Staff report LUBBOCK — Portales took South Plains power Shallowater to overtime before falling 53-47 Wednesday in the third-place game of the Caprock Holiday Classic. Kambrey Blakey scored a game-high 23 points and Sheraya Cox added 10 for the Lady Rams (7-3). Portales coach Wade Fraze said a 13-0 Shallowater run in the second quarter […]

Hounds lose big to CSU-Pueblo

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Darrelyn McCloud drives for a layup in the first half of the Greyhounds game against CSU-Pueblo on Wednesday night. McCloud finsihed with four points in 

the Greyhounds lost 105-66 for fall to 6-6 on the season. They play their next game Friday againstthe South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

By Derek Major Staff writer   dmajor@pntonline.com As far as 2014 went for the Greyhound basketball team? Could’ve ended better. There wasn’t much positive for the Greyhounds Wednesday night, as they were dominated from start to finish in a 105-65 loss to Colorado State University Pueblo. “From every position we didn’t play well, that’s all […]

Portales girls basketball summaries — Dec. 30

Lubbock Caprock tournament Quarterfinals Portales 42, Burleson (Texas) Centennial 31 Centennial ( 11-8) — Karly Burson 1 0-0 3, Bree Gustin 1 0-2 2, Meagan Benson 2 1-2 5, Kayleigh Benson 1 0-0 3, Lacey Burns 4 1-5 9, Kylie Quintena 4 1-3 9. Totals 13 3-12 31. Portales (7-1) — Bailey Schillings 1 0-2 […]

College basketball capsule — Dec. 31

Men Colorado State-Pueblo at ENMU 5 p.m. Wednesday, Greyhound Arena • Records: Colorado State-Pueblo 7-4, ENMU 6-5 • Last time out: Colorado State-Pueblo beat New Mexico Highlands 89-68. The Greyhounds lost at South Dakota School of Mines 97-71. • Last meeting: CSU-Pueblo beat ENMU 108-81 on Nov. 18 in Pueblo. • Notes: Josh Smith scored  […]

Portales beats Burleson Centennial in Caprock tourney

Staff report Trinity Christian of Lubbock rallied to beat Portales 64-61 late Tuesday night in a semifinals of the Caprock Holiday Classic in Lubbock. Earlier Tuesday, the Lady Rams (7-2)  beat Burleson, Texas, Centennial 42-31 in the three-day, 20-team tournament.. Portales plays Shallowater in the third-place game  at 3 p.m. (CDT) today at Estacado High […]

College basketball capsule — Dec. 31

Men Colorado State-Pueblo at ENMU 5 p.m. Wednesday, Greyhound Arena • Records: Colorado State-Pueblo 7-4, ENMU 6-5 • Last time out: Colorado State-Pueblo beat New Mexico Highlands 89-68. The Greyhounds lost at South Dakota School of Mines 97-71. • Last meeting: CSU-Pueblo beat ENMU 108-81 on Nov. 18 in Pueblo. • Notes: Josh Smith scored  […]