PHS tennis squads rout Artesia

PNT Staff ARTESIA — Portales High’s tennis teams had no trouble with Artesia on Tuesday, not losing a set all day in rolling to 9-0 victories. The PHS boys lost only five games in singles and seven in doubles in improving their dual record for the year to 6-4. Chris Kirchner, Chance Plummer and Nathan […]

Hounds top Highlands with 16-hit attack

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By Dave Wagner Making just his second pitching appearance and first start for Eastern New Mexico University, junior Micah Bernhardt got off to an inauspicious start — he walked the first two hitters and plunked the next two. New Mexico Highlands took advantage for a five-run first, but Bernhardt pitched creditably over the next four […]

Jamboree off and running

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By Tony Parra FLOYD — There was a thumping and sounds of guitars and vocals echoing from an old high school basketball gym in Floyd on Thursday night. A Floyd tradition, the 55th Annual Floyd Country Jamboree, kicked off a four-day run on Thursday. Country music vocalists sang selections from Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and […]

Hunnicutt, Brown named All-LSC South first team

PNT Staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt for the men and sophomore guard Heather Brown for the women represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division basketball teams, released Monday by the league office. Hunnicutt, a four-year mainstay for the men’s team, earned first-team honors for the second consecutive […]

Zias end year on winning streak

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By Dave Wagner It wasn’t pretty, but the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team went out on an up note Saturday night. Junior post Tiana Bryant scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and senior post Loren Scarlett collected eight points, a career-high 15 rebounds and a team-high five assists as the Zias survived […]

ENMU officials clarify details of alleged embezzlement

PNT Staff An Eastern New Mexico University official said Tuesday that most of the money alleged to have been embezzled by a former university employee came from the New Mexico Higher Education Assessment Association and not from ENMU. Tammy Jo Garcia, 32, is charged with embezzling $138,314 from a NMHEAA fund and $1,359 from ENMU, […]

Zias whip Midwestern behind Brown, Bryant

PNT Staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Sophomore guard Heather Brown tied her career high with 25 points and junior post Tiana Bryant added a double-double Saturday night to lift Eastern New Mexico University’s women past Midwestern State 80-73 in a Lone Star Conference South Division game. The Zias (11-14, 5-7 South) moved ahead of the […]

Abilene Christian pulls away to beat Zias

PNT Staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior center Jamie Boles scored 24 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked seven shots Thursday night to lead Abilene Christian past Eastern New Mexico University 72-53 in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball. Point guard Alex Guiton added 16 points as ACU (15-6, 6-2 South) led the entire way. […]

Feb. 10 Obituaries

Robert W. Brown, 86 Robert W. Brown, 86, of Stockton, Calif., formerly of Portales, passed away Monday, February 7, 2005, at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Stockton. He was born February 11, 1918 in Oklahoma to the home of Ora and Paul W. Brown and was the husband of Kathleen (Owen) Brown, who survives […]

Tsurbakova sparks South-leading ASU to victory over Zias

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By Dave Wagner Senior center Natalja Tsurbakova scored 20 points while adding 11 rebounds and four assists as Angelo State led from start to finish Saturday night in a 77-60 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The 6-foot-3 Tsurbakova, who is from Estonia, scored 16 of […]

ACU foils comeback bid by Zias in second half

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By Dave Wagner After losing a heartbreaker in the final seconds against Abilene Christian at home last season, Eastern New Mexico University’s women almost returned the favor Thursday night. Trailing by 22 points in the first half, the Zias mounted a strong charge and took the lead twice down the stretch. But ACU’s Kierstan Barbee […]

Brown tabbed to head circulation

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico has hired a new circulation director for its three publications, the Clovis News Journal, the Quay County Sun and the Portales News-Tribune. Gary Brown, 55, began work on Jan. 3, moving to Clovis from the Odessa American, a Freedom newspaper, where he oversaw bulk and rack sales and […]

Greg Brown Life Story

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Greg Brown gave his life to the people that he met, becoming a beacon of friendship to them. His life ended on a sad note but it was his love for people that has left behind a legacy in the hearts of those that were affected by the purity of […]

Zias collect win over Kingsville

PNT Staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior forward Tia Doss scored a career-best 24 points and Eastern New Mexico University finished the game on a 14-4 run Saturday to beat Texas A&M-Kingsville 77-67 in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game. Guard Heather Brown added 18 points and six assists for the Zias (9-10, 3-3 […]

Lady Buffs rough up Zias

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M jumped to a 14-1 lead and put five players in double figures Monday night in a 91-44 rout of Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference women’s basketball. Guard Dixie Bell went 6-for-7 overall and 5-for-5 from 3-point range for 17 points, leading a barrage of […]

Zias pull away late, beat Midwestern State

By Dave Wagner Sophomore guard Heather Brown scored a season-high 20 polnts and kept the game in control late as Eastern New Mexico University pulled away for a 67-52 Lone Star Conference South Division win over Midwestern State Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (7-9, 1-2 South), who had lost six of their previous […]

Zias snap five-game losing streak with comeback win

PNT Staff ADA, Okla. — Junior Riikka Lehtonen delivered a tie-breaking 3-point basket with 2:53 to go on Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University posted a 47-44 victory over East Central in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. The Zias (6-8) held ECU to one field goal in the final 11 minutes, coming with […]

Lady Savages top Zias in OT

PNT Staff DURANT, Okla. — Guards Staci Wilson and Lauren Martin combined for 38 points, hitting 11-of-14 from 3-point range, and struggling Southeastern Oklahoma recovered after blowing a 23-point lead early in the second half to beat Eastern New Mexico University 81-71 in overtime Thursday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover matchup. The Lady […]

Jan. 4 Obituaries

Greg Brown, 48 Mr. Greg Brown, 48, of Portales died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at his home. A lifelong resident of Portales, Brown was born Oct. 23, 1956, to Gordon and Mary Lela “Pete” Brown. He graduated from Portales High School in 1974. While in high school, he started working at Bishop Printing. He remained […]

Zias get past St. Ed’s, win third in row

PNT Staff AUSTIN, Texas — Senior post Loren Scarlett delivered a season-best 16 points off the bench, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team edged St. Edward’s 64-60 on Thursday night. Junior forward Tia Doss added 13 points and senior post Tiana Bryant 12 for the Zias (5-3), […]