Coyotes fall to Magdalena in regional final

PNT staff MAGDALENA — Host Magdalena used two big innings to beat Dora 13-4 on Tuesday in the finals of a Class 1A regional tournament. The tourney was one of two three-team events involving district runnersup to determine the final two spots in next week’s 1A state tournament. The other six berths were filled by […]

Dora gets past Floyd in playoff

PNT Staff Report FLOYD — The Dora Coyotes scored five runs in the top of the eighth Thursday to turn back Floyd 7-3 in a playoff for second place in District 6-1A. The teams tied at 1-3 behind district champion Elida during the regular season. The six second-place district teams advance to two regionals next […]

Split drops Zias to fourth in South

PNT staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team earned another split on Saturday. The problem is the Zias will now need more than that next weekend to make the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. Senior shortstop Jessica Nocas’ three-run double capped a five-run second and the Zias made it stand up […]

ENMU scores 21 in win

Freedom Newspapers LAKEWOOD, Colo. — It was not a good day to be a pitcher Wednesday at All-Star Park. In game featured a combined 40 hits and 10 doubles, Eastern New Mexico University topped Colorado Christian in a 21-14 shootout. ENMU designated hitter Tyler Brown drove in runs with five hits and also scored three […]

Hounds ousted from conference tourney

Freedom Newspapers DURANT, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University scored the first basket Tuesday night. The rest was pretty much downhill. Junior guard Jason Stampley led five players in double figures with 21 points and Southeastern Oklahoma routed the Greyhounds 93-63 in a first-round game of the Lone Star Conference tournament Southeastern (18-9), the No. […]

Floyd, Dora girls knocked out of district tournament

PNT staff Floyd’s season is over, but coach Cody May is pleased with his squad for all the progress they’ve made. In the District 3-1A tournament, Schuyler Cochran scored 23 to help Melrose down Floyd 56-39. Darcy Chenault lead Floyd with 17 points, Kelli Johnson chipped in 12. “We’ve had a pretty good season,” May […]

Friday prep hoops roundup

Freedom Newspapers Staying sharp Having already locked up the top seed in the district, the Fort Sumner boys played Morton at Bovina to stay sharp for the district tournament. The Foxes scored 43 points in the second half and beat Morton 66-47 for their 15th win in a row. Fort Sumner guard Jeremy Gauna lead […]

Elida girls lock up top seed, Grady sweeps Floyd

PNT staff The Elida girls locked up the top seed in District 3-1A by beating second placed Fort Sumner 46-41. Kodi Armitage scored 17 and Jewlie Paiz added 15 for the Lady Tigers (19-2, 7-0). “It was a big win for us tonight,” Elida coach Dan Howard said. “It feels good to put that one […]

Zia win anything but easy

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s women led all the way Thursday night, but it turned into anything except an easy win. The Zias saw a 23-point, second-half lead shrink to four in the final minute, but went on to close out a 71-62 victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville in a Lone Star […]

Hounds end losing skid

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Going up against the conference’s leading rebounder, Midwestern State’s 6-foot-9 center Eric Dawson, Eastern New Mexico knew it was in for a tough night in the post. “The only gameplan was, we didn’t want him to have a career night against us,” ENMU coach Shawn Scanlan said. “And he didn’t.” […]

Roswell holds off Rams

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Clarence Cheadle scored a game-high 18 points, and the visiting Roswell Coyotes closed out their regular season on a high note with a 73-54 victory over the Portales Rams. Cheadle led four Coyotes in double figures and hit an early 3-pointer to give Roswell (15-5) a lead they never […]

Wildcats jump out to early lead, beat Hounds

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Cameron Holson’s 3-pointer after just 16 seconds kicked off a game-opening 17-5 run that included five 3-pointers, and Abilene Christian held off Eastern New Mexico University 82-73 on Saturday in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball. Senior guard Demarquez Rembert scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and senior […]

Zias drop second LSC South game

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State opened a 13-2 lead in less than five minutes and the Rambelles went on to an 82-65 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game. All five Angelo starters scored in double figures, led by sophomore forward Kandra […]

Dora goes overtime for first district win

Freedom Newspapers DORA — The Dora Coyotes survived late heroics from Tom Sullivan and used the trio of Casey O’Connor, Austin Prewett and Tyler Wilhoit to slide past Elida in its District 3-1A opener. O’Connor and Prewett both scored 20, while Wilhoit added 12 in a 61-57 overtime win. The win negated the efforts of […]

Portales wins fourth-straight game

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Ashleah Richards scored 13 points and Portales won its seventh game in eight tries Thursday with a 45-35 win on the road at Roswell High. Morgan Hill added 11 and Megan Kabrick eight for Portales (12-5), which jumped out to an 11-4 lead after the first quarter. “We did really well,” […]

UCO rallies to beat Zias

Freedom Newspapers EDMOND, Okla. — Meghan Craig scored 20 points and Central Oklahoma rallied from a 14-point, first-half deficit to beat Eastern New Mexico University 84-69 in Lone Star Conference women’s crossover action on Saturday, handing the Zias their sixth consecutive loss. Lindsey Wilson added 18 points and nine rebounds and reserve Mallory Marcus scored […]

Elida cruises into EPAC title game

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The Elida Lady Tigers spent Friday afternoon filling up the stat sheet, and the team was able to fill in its name to the final game in the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament. Jewlie Paiz scored 16 points and stole eight Floyd passes and freshman guard Lindsey Bob Smith […]

Floyd crushes House to open EPAC

Freedom Newspapers It was pick your poison for the Floyd girls, and House didn’t have enough poison for the final three quarters. The Floyd Lady Broncos battled back from an early deficit and outscored House 59-26 over the final three quarters for an easy 69-40 victory in the first round of the Eastern Plains Athletic […]

Lady Rams victorious in Plateau Classic thriller

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By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — The Portales Lady Rams have knocked off one Class 5A giant, and now another one waits. Senior post Morgan Hill scored 12 points and managed to get 6-foot-7 Gallup senior Valerie Kast out of the game on fouls, and the Lady Rams advanced to the finals of Clovis’ Plateau Holiday […]

Dora improves to 2-0

Freedom Newspapers J.R. Gonzales had 17 points to lead a balanced effort as the Dora Coyotes improved to 2-0 on the season with a 64-45 victory Monday at Clovis Christian. Gonzales was one of two Coyote scorers in double figures, along with Tyler Wilhoit (10 points), and 10 Coyotes scored against the Eagles. The Coyotes […]