WT beats Zias in South Division opener

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Center Keisha Monroe led four West Texas A&M players in double figures Friday with 21 points as the 15th-ranked Lady Buffs defeated Eastern New Mexico University 76-44 in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s opener for both teams. WT (9-1) held the Zias (6-5) to 19 percent shooting for […]

Hounds go cold in Alaska

Freedom Newspapers ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Poor shooting in the second half led to the Eastern New Mexico Zias falling 64-59 to Alaska Anchorage on Monday night. The Zias (6-3) held a 32-31 lead at the half, but shot 8-of-26 in the second and let the lead slip away. Center Rebecca Kielpinski scored a game-high 26 […]

Elida wins Route 66 to move to 9-1

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent SANTA ROSA — Just call them the unofficial champs of the Route 66 Holiday Tournament, those Elida Tigers. Although the girls four-team basketball tourney was technically a round-robin event, with each school facing the other three squads once, the Tigers proved themselves the queens of their temporary northern domain by […]

Zias thumped in exhibition

Freedom Newspapers EL PASO, Texas — Junior reserve forward Chemeka Amos scored 20 points in 23 minutes on Sunday as Texas-El Paso defeated Eastern New Mexico University 96-66 in women’s exhibition basketball. Four players scored in double figures for the Miners, with Amos (10 rebounds) and forward Kaisa Krezel (18 points, 11 rebounds) both posting […]

Country fortunate Rosa Parks led civil rights movement

Freedom Newspapers Sooner or later in the 1950s, a crisis was bound to occur over legalized, state-enforced racial segregation. The policy was inconsistent with the ideals of individual liberty on which the country was founded, the experience of World War II had created cracks that were bound to widen in the edifice of racial segregation, […]

Convicted poacher receives sentence

By David Irvin By David Irvin CNJ STAFF WRITER david_irvin@link.freedom.com The Clovis man charged with killing and beheading five deer last year has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and slapped with a $1,000 fine. Darin Hunt, 22, was convicted of five counts of unlawful hunting, five of waste of game and five of […]

Lady Rams fall in tournament opener

PNT Staff DEXTER — The Jal Lady Panthers broke open a close game with a five-run fifth on Thursday and handed Portales High a 10-2 loss in the first round of the second annual Lindsey Calloway tournament. The Lady Rams (5-4) face District 4-3A rival Ruidoso in a 10 a.m. consolation semifinal game today. They […]

Lady Rams fall for second time to Cavegirls

PNT Staff CARLSBAD — The Portales Lady Rams got off to a good start, then things quickly went sour. Senior guard Carolyn Smith hit a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers to help bring Carlsbad back from an early 6-1 deficit, and the Cavegirls went on to beat Portales 35-29 Tuesday night, their second win of the […]

Elida squads split at Tucumcari

PNT Staff TUCUMCARI — The Elida Lady Tigers rolled to a 28-9 first-quarter lead and blasted Tucumcari 57-24 Thursday night. Senior Adrienne Coe led three players in double figures with 15 points, while Lyndsey Smith added 14 and Kodi Armitage 11. Most of the second half was played with a running clock with Elida ahead […]

Tatum boys edge Dora

PNT Staff DORA — Senior Grady Herrera scored 21 points and the Tatum boys held off Dora 52-50 Monday night. Senior Jesse Montanez added 12 points for Tatum (2-0). The host Coyotes were led by 19 pointws from junior Tyler Wilhoite, while juniors J.R. Gonzales (14) and Brent Hays (12) also reached double figures. Dora […]