Errors costly in Zias’ loss

Freedom New Mexico The Zia softball team had a rough day in the field, and a rougher one on the scoreboard. Eastern New Mexico committed a season-high eight errors in its Lone Star Conference South Division opener, and visiting Abilene Christian took advantage for a 22-11 win Friday at Zia Softball Field. Senior first baseman […]

Zias finish with a sweep

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Freedom New Mexico Laura Thompson made her speed pay off Saturday. The Eastern New Mexico University junior center fielder and leadoff hitter accounted for the winning run in both games after stealing third and continuing home on errors as the Zias finished their season with a 1-0, 6-5 Lone Star Conference South Division sweep of […]

Cobre ousts Rams in Class 3A semifinals

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — For the second consecutive year, the Portales Rams made it to the final four of New Mexico Class 3A baseball — and once again, they’re coming home one game shy of the finals. The top-seeded Cobre Indians jumped on top early and never lost their lead in a 10-7 win against […]

St. Mary’s sweeps ENMU

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — St. Mary’s pulled out two close games late and posted a three-game sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in a tournament hosted by West Texas A&M. The Rattlers (17-11) held off the Zias late in each game to win 30-23, 33-31, 33-31 behind 25 kills from Samantha Weber. […]

West Texas Lady Buffs handle Zias

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers About all you would need to know about Eastern New Mexico University’s match against Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball leader West Texas A&M on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena is that the Lady Buffs had three players with more kills than anyone on the Zias’ roster. ENMU hung with […]

Zias snap losing skid

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Whatever Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team did Monday night, junior Randi Egley hopes the Zias can sustain it. Mired in a nine-match losing streak, ENMU finally broke away from Wayland Baptist with a 17-3 run to end the third game and the Zias went on to a 30-27, 23-30, […]

Jal sweeps doubleheader

By Jesse Wolfersberger Jal exploded in the extra inning of game one and stayed hot in game two to sweep a doubleheader 10-2, 12-9 against the Lady Rams on Tuesday at the Portales softball complex. Game one headed to extra innings with the teams tied 2-2. Jal scored eight runs in the top of the […]

Farwell loses in “comedy of errors”

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — The Steers collapsed under the pressure of a superior foe, unable to even punt effectively. Twice they snapped the ball over the punter’s head and once the punter’s shoe came off. Nazareth (8-0, 3-0) continued to steamroll all oncomers with a 50-0 shutout at Farwell (3-5, 2-1). “It […]

Melrose sweeps past Dora

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer DORA — Melrose wanted to be less afraid to make mistakes. Dora made enough errors on its own to ensure that Melrose’s errors didn’t matter. The visiting Lady Buffs were far from perfect, but jumped out to big leads and rode them to an easy 25-16, 25-15, 25-16 win […]

Lady Rockets knock off Portales in three games

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By Tony Parra The consensus from coaches and players for Portales three-game loss to Roswell Goddard was the Portales Lady Rams’ inability to receive serves. The visiting Lady Rockets (6-3) claimed a 25-18, 25-21, 25-21 victory against Portales (3-6). “We had a lot of service errors,” Portales coach Ruth Chavez said. “We fought back and […]