Dora sweeps openers at House

HOUSE — Junior forward J.R. Gonzales led four Dora players in double figures and the Coyotes opened their season with a 71-50 victory over House on Tuesday night. Tyler Wilhoit added 13 points, Brent Hays 12 and Austin Prewett 11 for the Coyotes. Senior Nathanial Foust scored 32 points for the Cowboys, and Lee Griggs […]

WT whitewashes Hounds in soccer

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — Junior forward Josh Fender netted his first hat trick of the season and junior midfielder Omar Morales added three assists as West Texas A&M blanked Eastern New Mexico University 7-0 Tuesday night in a soggy Southwest Soccer Conference men’s soccer match at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. Senior midfielder Jason Connell added […]

Unbeaten Floyd cruises past Hondo

PNT Staff HONDO — Junior Jerrod Long scored three touchdowns and threw for another and intercepted four passes Friday night as unbeaten Floyd routed Hondo 48-0 in six-man football. Long, who incereased his interception total to nine for the season, scored on runs of 13, 45 and 5 yards as the Broncos (4-0) ended the […]

Fort Sumner holds off Elida

Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Fort Sunner beat Elida 47-24 in the Class 1A Region B title game Saturday, one night after both teams had easy victories to earn state tournament berths. Sandy Fortner had 13 to lead Fort Sumner (24-4) to Saturday’s victory, while Tobea Patterson added 10. Nobody reached double figures for Elida […]

Elida moves on to 3-1A title game

Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — Halee Best scored 13 points, and Elida moved on to Saturday’s District 3-1A championship Thursday with a 52-39 win over Melrose. Casey Ford scored 11 points and Kodi Armitage added nine for Elida (15-10), which faces top seed Fort Sumner Saturday in a 3 p.m. contest. “It was a big game […]

Warriors knock Rams out of playoffs

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By Mike Linn The Portales Rams’ inability to convert had plagued them all season. In the final eight minutes of the district 4-3A tournament — the final stanza of the year — the plague reached its climax. The Rams entered the fourth quarter with a three-point lead and broke down both defensively and at the […]

Hounds slip past Angelo State

By Dave Wagner Irshaun Pinckney struggled early trying to give Eastern New Mexico University’s offense some punch against Angelo State’s zone defense on Saturday, missing his first eight shots from the field and going scoreless in the first half. But he eventually found the range, going 5-for-8 over the final over the final 17 minutes […]

Broncos move to 4-0 in district

DORA — With homecoming ceremonies following the game, the Dora boys had their biggest crowd of the year. That, and a quick start by the Floyd Broncos, turned out to be a little much. Jerrod Long sparked an 11-0 run to open the game, and the visiting Broncos never trailed in a 68-47 blowout win […]

Dora girls hand Melrose first district loss

Freedom Newsapers DORA — The Dora Lady Coyotes made an effort to stop Melrose six-footers Allison Cochran and Audrey Hemminger, but a combined 40 points and 34 rebounds would suggest they failed. However, the rest of the Lady Buffs scored just seven points, and host Dora cruised to a 61-47 victory Tuesday night. Kassandra Clark […]

Elida goes overtime for district win

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — Elida survived a late Floyd rally — not to mention its own free-throw shooting — to claim a district win Tuesday night. Keisha Chenault scored a team-high 16 points, and Casey Ford hit a key jumper in overtime to give the visiting Lady Tigers a 47-44 win at Floyd High […]

Vixens hammer Lady Buffs in EPAC

Dave Wagner By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dave_wagner@link.freedom.com TEXICO — Fort Sumner and Melrose traded the lead for a few minutes at the start before it turned into a game of runs. Fort Sumner’s runs were much longer than Melrose’s, and were more than enough to carry the Vixens into the girls semifinals of […]

Portales girls move to 10-3

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — The Portales Lady Rams came out firing, hitting on 10-of-15 field goals in the first quarter en route to an easy 70-49 win Tuesday night at Roswell High. Kassandra Richards scored 20 to lead four in double figures for Portales (10-3). Roni Gomez added 15 for the Lady Rams, with Morgan […]

Dora teams swept by Logan

Freedom Newspapers DORA — It was a story of free throws for both Dora basketball teams on Saturday night. Both Coyote teams were outshot from the charity stripe, and both Coyote teams lost close games. Saturday at Guy Luscombe Gymnasium. Kirk Burns had 27 to lead three Longhorns in double figures, and Logan outscored Dora […]

Greyhounds drop third-straight

Freedom Newspapers LUBBOCK — Turns out three was a bad number for the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds. The Lubbock Christian threesome of Brandon Jones, Mario Muzurovic and Eric Sheets combined for 12 3-pointers as the Chaparrals handed Eastern its third-straight loss, a 77-73 setback Monday night at Rip Griffin Center. Sheets came off the bench […]

Area counties check vote totals

PNT Staff Four area counties reported almost no changes from Tuesday when they reviewed election totals late last week. County officials in Curry, Quay, Roosevelt and DeBaca added a combined seven votes to election-night numbers, not nearly enough to influence the outcome of a close Amendment 2 race. Amendment 2, a proposal to increase education […]

Zia soccer wins exhibition

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Freedom Newspapers Freshman midfielder Anna Funck scored a hat trick Saturday as the first-year Eastern New Mexico University soccer program completed its preseason scrimmage schedule with a 3-0 victory over the Lubbock Ice club team at the ENMU soccer field. The Zias, who finished the preseason with a 1-2 record, open the regular season against […]