Lady Rams go five games to top Lovington in district tilt

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams badly needed a confidence boost, and they finally got one Tuesday night. Down and almost out several times, the Lady Rams rallied for the final six points in Game 4, then finished out the match on a 9-1 run to upend rival Lovington 23-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22, 15-12 […]

Lady Tigers rally back for district win over Dora

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By Dave Wagner ELIDA — Amber Griffin knew things were a little out of whack for the Elida Lady Tigers. No, make that a lot out of whack. “We were yelling at each other and fighting among ourselves,” she said. “But we picked ourselves back up.” Down two games and trailing 12-7 in the third, […]

Fast start sends West Las Vegas to three-game sweep of PHS

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By Dave Wagner West Las Vegas didn’t let the Portales Lady Rams have much of a chance Thursday. The Lady Dons, victimized several times during Class 3A state competition in recent years by Portales, jumped on top quickly and led most of the way in a 25-11, 25-17, 25-16 win at the PHS gym. Senior […]

Zias collect victory in 4 over Midwestern State

PNT Staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University took the season series from Midwestern State 2-1, beating the Lady Indians 30-27, 30-27, 20-30, 30-22 Monday night in a Lone Star Conference crossover match. Senior outside hitter Anna Bellum posted team highs of 15 kills and 16 digs for the Zias (12-3), who won […]

Dora turns back Lady Broncos in District 3-1A match

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — The Dora Lady Coyotes have shown they can handle Floyd. Now it’s on to the rest of District 3-1A. Led by 15 kills and five service aces from senior D’Shawn Pettigrew, the Lady Coyotes completed a district sweep of Floyd Monday night with a 25-16, 17-25, 25-17, 26-24 victory over […]

ENMU notches SSC win over Missouri Southern

PNT Staff JOPLIN, Mo. — Freshman forward Albert Robinson scored an unassisted goal about five minutes into the second half Saturday and Eastern New Mexico University’s men made it stand up for a 1-0 win over Missouri Southern in a Southwest Soccer Conference match. The Greyhounds (4-5-1, 2-4 SSC) took 19 shots in the game, […]

Moriarty knocks off Lady Rams

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By Dave Wagner It took the Moriarty volleyball team a while to settle in on Thursday. Once they did, though, the Lady Pintos made short work of Portales High, rolling to a 21-25, 25-12, 25-15, 25-14 victory at the PHS gym. Junior Leah Lovato had nine kills, eight digs and four service aces for Moriarty […]

Zias sweep Midwestern

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By Dave Wagner Albeit somewhat grudgingly, Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire allowed that his team had done all right Monday night. The Zias, coming off a weekend trip to Grand Junction, Colo., in which they split four matches, took control early and opened their home schedule with a 30-21, 30-25, 30-26 win […]

Lady Rams top Artesia in home opener

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By Dave Wagner It’s early, but Ashleah Richards figured it was about times for the Portales High volleyball team to get cranking. The defending Class 3A state champions struggled at times Thursday night, but never relinquished control in posting a 25-14, 25-21, 22-25, 25-15 win over Artesia in their hope opener at the PHS gymnasium. […]

Accident kills infant

Freedom Newspapers An eight-month-old boy was killed Tuesday in a one-car accident on NM 206, near mile marker 49, according to reports from the New Mexico State Police. Bryston Miller was ejected from a 1994 Saturn, driven by Leigh A. Miller. According to the report, the vehicle was traveling southbound on NM 206 (Cacahuate Road), […]

Service errors cost Zias at LSC tournament

By Dave Wagner CANYON, Texas — In a relatively even match, service problems were costly to the Eastern New Mexico University Zias Thursday night. ENMU had 13 service errors — many at critical times — and just three aces in dropping a 30-25, 30-26, 25-30, 30-26 decision to Texas Woman’s in a Lone Star Conference […]

Zias finish season with close win

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By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team won Tuesday night, but coach Mike Maguire wasn’t impressed. Seemingly on their way to an easy victory over Wayland Baptist after a first-game rout, the Zias ended up with a major fight on their hands before bailing out a 30-18, 28-30, 27-30, 30-21, 15-13 win […]

ENMU volleyball team finishes regular season strong

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By Dave Wagner Already assured a spot in the Lone Star Conference tournament, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team picked up a shot of confidence Saturday in its LSC South Division finale. The Zias rallied back from a pair of one-game deficits, riding a strong overall defensive performance and 25 kills from junior outside […]

Zia volleyball squad beats Kingsville

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — It’s been a long climb to the .500 mark for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias finally made it Saturday — and also put themselves in an improved position in the Lone Star Conference South Division race — with a 30-26, 37-35, 30-26 victory over Tarleton State. […]

Lady Rams Sweep Artesia

Tony Parra The Portales Lady Rams started slowly but finished strong on their way to a 25-21, 25-23 and 25-17 sweep over Artesia in a non-district match Thursday night in Portales. Megan Kabrick led the Lady Rams with 12 kills and Kelly Parkey followed with 11. Kabrick had a strong first game when she pounded […]

Zia volleyball team rebounds

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team bounced back from a three-game sweep with a 30-24, 23-30, 28-30, 30-19, 15-11 win over Angelo State in a Lone Star Conference South Division match Saturday at San Angelo, Texas. Junior Anna Bellum collected 14 kills, 17 digs and four aces for the Zias (8-12, 3-2 […]

West Texas keeps streak alive against Zias

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By Dave Wagner West Texas A&M’s Lone Star Conference volleyball winning streak lives on. Barely. The Lady Buffs won their NCAA Division II record 77th consecutive match against conference opponents, dating to the 1998 LSC tournament, by bailing out a 30-28, 26-30, 30-28, 30-28 win over scrappy Eastern New Mexico University Tuesday night at Greyhound […]

Portales volleyball sweeps Ruidoso

By Kevin Wilson Megan Kabrick was in the unusual position of playing as a freshman last season, largely because she was tall. Now, the 5-foot-11 sophomore is in the lineup not to cover up the Portales Lady Rams’ lack of height, but to anchor a front line that made all of the difference in Saturday’s […]

ENMU sweeps weekend volleyball

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By Dave Wagner After playing most of its pre-Lone Star Conference South Division schedule on the road, home cooking has been just what the doctor ordered for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. Coming off a solid three-game victory over Tarleton State in their Friday night South opener, the Zias followed it up with […]

Lubbock Christian beats Zias in four

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By Kevin Wilson Nobody would accuse the Lubbock Christian volleyball team of having a powerhouse offense, but the Lady Chaps had it when they needed it most. The visiting Lady Chaps played solid defense throughout and got a pair of kills to close the door on an Eastern New Mexico University comeback attempt in Tuesday’s […]