Lady Rams beat St. Mike’s in semifinals

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The butterflies in Tara Johnson’s stomach belied her confident approach. Johnson made two free throws with 15.9 seconds remaining, leading Portales into the girls Class 3A championship game for the seventh straight year as the Rams beat St. Michael’s 32-31 in the semifinals Thursday. “I was so nervous. […]

Greyhounds lose at Commerce

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — Junior Kevin Widemond scored a career-high 27 points Saturday, lifting Texas A&M-Commerce past Eastern New Mexico University 77-68 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. Widemond, a 6-foot guard from Newark, N.J., hit 7-of-10 from 3-point range. Seniors Lamar Searight and Archie Beason both added 18 points for the […]

Zia losing skid hits seven

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — If nothing else, Texas-Permian Basin proved Thursday’s 3-2 volleyball win over Eastern New Mexico University was no fluke. The Lady Falcons (4-7) beat ENMU in five games again on Friday in the Lady Buff Invitational, hosted by West Texas A&M. This time, they had to come from a 2-1 deficit, […]

Clovis, Portales gain semifinals

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Cade Wheeler didn’t get off to the kind of start on Friday that he’d hoped for on the mound. Leave it to an older hand to help him get on track. Wheeler, who will be a senior at Clovis High in the fall, was touched up for three […]

Zias place two on All-LSC South softball team

PNT staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Junior right fielder Kelsey Kubik of Tucson, Ariz., and senior shortstop Jessica Nocas of Riverside, Calif., have been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division softball first team in selections released on Monday by the conference office. All told, eight Zias were honored by the LSC, with three second-team […]

Elida stays unbeaten in district play

FLOYD — Thomas West went 4-for-5 with two doubles and Austin Shrock added three singles, leading a 12-hit attack for Elida as the Tigers beat Floyd 13-3 on Friday in a District 6-1A baseball game. Wesley Gilmore went the distance for the Elida (7-4, 3-0 district), striking out 13 and allowing six hits and a […]

Angelo State crushes Hounds in doubleheader

PNT staff What started out as a promising weekend went downhill quickly for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. Angelo State bounced back from a 15-1 loss in Friday’s series opener to take the final three games of the Lone Star Conference South Division-opening series for both teams, crushing the Greyhounds 24-6 and 12-4 […]

Hounds split twin bill against Angelo State

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PNT Staff Report Hitless in his first six at-bats of the doubleheader, Angelo State’s Nathan Hemm helped the Rams bail out a Lone Star Conference South Division baseball split against Eastern New Mexico University on Friday. Hemm had run-scoring hits in each of his last three trips to the plate, including a go-ahead RBI single […]

Hounds fall short of winning season

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s bid for its first winning season since 2000 came up just short. After earning a Lone Star Conference South Division split with NCAA Division II fifth-ranked Abilene Christian on Friday with a 5-0, three-hit shutout from junior left-hander David Swinconos, the Greyhounds went down twice on […]

Conquerors post win over Amarillo Home School

PNT Staff AMARILLO — Luis McCain scored 27 points Tuesday night as the Faith Triumphant boys basketball bounced back from its first loss of the season the night before to pound Amarillo Home School 92-52. Caleb Richards added 22 points, Seth Pearson 21 and Tim Smith 10 for the Conquerors (6-1), who were beaten at […]