Hounds start LSC play

By Dave Wagner As he looked ahead to tonight’s Lone Star Conference South Division opener against Texas A&M-Commerce, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan wondered just how much of his team would be available. Senior guard Irshaun Pinckney (ankle) and junior forward Daniel Sherman (back) missed last weekend’s LSC crossover games at […]

Red-hot Lions may be South team to beat

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University may be the two-time defending Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball champion, but if early-season performances mean anything it’s Texas A&M-Commerce coming in as the team to beat. While everybody else in the South sits between 6-9 and 9-6 heading into Thursday’s first full night of division […]

Honors continue for Howard

PNT Staff The honors continue to pour in for Eastern New Mexico University senior linebacker. Howard, a first-team All-Lone Star Conference South choice in both 2003 and 2004, was named first-team NCAA Division II All-Southwest Region for the 2004 season this week by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette. Strong safety Adrian Quigley and free safety Ty […]

ENMU’s Buzard tries to recover from tumor after stellar season

By Dave Wagner Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of five stories highlighting the top Portales-area sports stories of the year. Dan Buzard’s second season as Eastern New Mexico University women’s head basketball coach was a rewarding one. Picked for last place in the Lone Star Conference South Division, the Zias surprised […]

Howard named third-team Little All-America

Staff and Wire Reports Eastern New Mexico senior linebacker Jeff Howard has been named to the third team of the Associated Press’ Little All-America selections, announced on Thursday. The Little All-America squad is comprised of players in NCAA Division II and Division III and the NAIA. Howard, a Portales High graduate who led ENMU in […]

ENMU’s Howard named All-American

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University senior linebacker Jeff Howard has been named to the 2004 American Football Coaches Association All-America team, becoming the third ENMU player chosen to the elite squad in 11 seasons. Howard led the Greyhounds in tackles in each of the past two years. In the 2004 campaign, he intercepted […]

ENMU’s Touchstone selected Academic All-America of Year

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University senior free safety Ty Touchstone has been voted the College Division Football Academic All-America of the Year by the All-America selection committee of the College Sports Information Directors of America. Touchstone, a graduate of Lubbock Monterey, also earned first-team ESPN The Magazine academic All-America honors for the second consecutive […]

Three Hounds earn All-LSC South in football

PNT Staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Three members of the Eastern New Mexico University football team have earned first-team All-Lone Star Conference South honors in voting done by the division’s seven head coaches. Eleven members of the Greyhounds were honored overall. The selections were released Wednesday by the conference office. Representing the Greyhounds on the first […]

Zias post sweep of TexAnns

PNT Staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team cruised to a 30-21, 30-27, 30-26 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Tarleton State Thursday night. The Zias (22-7, 6-3 South), who close the regular season on Saturday with a division match at Texas A&M-Kingsville, had already clinched one of the division’s […]

Kingsville puts ENMU streak to test

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By Dave Wagner Following a 1-3 start, the Eastern New Mexico University football team has put itself in position to send retiring coach Bud Elliott out in a blaze of glory. With four consecutive come-from-behind wins, the Greyhounds (5-3, 4-0 Lone Star Conference South) find themselves atop the division standings and back on the brink […]

Lions look to spoil ENMU’s division run

By Dave Wagner With three consecutive come-from-behind wins under its belt, the Eastern New Mexico University football team suddenly finds itself in the middle of the Lone Star Conference South Division race. Coach Bud Elliott, though, said the Greyhounds can’t afford to look ahead as they prepare to take on Texas A&M-Commerce in a 1 […]

Zias drop South match to ACU in five games

PNT Staff ABILENE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team has put together an outstanding record the last two years in fifth games — until this weekend. The Zias dropped their second consecutive five-gamer to open Lone Star Conference South Division play, losing on Saturday to Abilene Christian 30-27, 25-30, 30-18, 27-30, 15-6. […]

Man found guilty of EBT theft

By Tony Parra =Ricardo Mendez, 37, of Clovis was found guilty of accessing a computer with the intent to commit a crime and two counts of theft identity on Friday by 9th Judicial District Judge Joe Parker. District Attorney Brett Carter said Mendez was placed on adult probation for four years. Mendez and Julia Tapia, […]

Hounds look to ride strong senior class

By Dave Wagner Bud Elliott has had considerable success in his 10 seasons as Eastern New Mexico University’s football coach, but one thing he hasn’t been able to do is lead the Greyhounds into the NCAA Division II playoffs. This could be the season, the veteran coach said as the start of preseason drills approaches. […]

Buzard beginning recuperation in Albuquerque

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard was released from an Albuquerque hospital Saturday but still faces treatment for a cancerous brain tumor. Buzard, 36, had part of the eight centimeter tumor surgically removed July 25 at Albuquerque’s Presbyterian Hospital. He said Monday that the surgery got about 70 percent […]

Howard looking to football future

By Dave Wagner After a standout football career at Portales High, Jeff Howard found himself struggling to decide where he wanted to play in college. His father, Eastern New Mexico University offensive coordinator Mike Howard, wasn’t much help. After all, he and the rest of coach Bud Elliott’s staff at ENMU figured Jeff would end […]

Zias picked third in volleyball poll

RICHARDSON, Texas — West Texas A&M may have captured all seven Lone Star Conference South titles since the league went to divisional play in 1997, but the Lady Buffs are expected to have their work cut out trying to extend that streak this fall. WT earned just eight of 17 first-place votes in a poll […]

Sturman a big brother for everybody

By Kevin Wilson Long before Jack Sturman was protecting the country, he was protecting his family, and most of Elida. Sturman, who died June 25 at his home in Tulia, served as a big brother for his four siblings on the family ranch and the people he grew up with in the area. “He’s the […]

June 29 Obituaries

Patsy Stark, 68 Patsy Winona Stark, 68, Great Falls, Mont., formerly of Portales, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Benefis East Hospital in Great Falls. She was born on April 13, 1936, in Sardis, Okla., to Anna Lorraine and Charles Thomas Hamilton. When she was a baby, the family moved from Oklahoma to Cahone, Colo. […]

Greyhound baseball team peaking late in season

By Kevin Wilson After a 1-6 start, including a 25-18 loss to division rival West Texas A&M, it seemed unlikely that a playoff run would be happening for the Greyhound baseball team. Now, after a three-game sweep over those same Buffaloes last weekend, the Greyhounds have given themselves a chance to capitalize on a regular […]