ENMU notches Saturday split at WT tourney

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Aja Secheslingloff tossed a two-hitter and the Eastern New Mexico University softball team earned a split on Saturday in the West Texas A&M Classic by beating Adams State 3-1. ENMU (3-2), which lost on Friday to Metro State 2-0, dropped an 8-3 decision on Saturday morning to Fort Lewis. […]

Midwestern State whips ENMU behind 3-point barrage

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Eastern New Mexico guard Javandon Staves spins into Midwestern State defender Mike Udume, who forces a second-half jump ball during the Mustangs’ 110-62 Lone Star Conference men’s basketball victory on Saturday at Greyhound Arena.

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com If the Midwestern State Mustangs can shoot like they did Saturday, forget the Lone Star Conference. They’re winning the national championship. The visiting Mustangs did little wrong Saturday afternoon at Greyhound Arena, ripping off a 21-2 run to open what eventually became a 110-62 LSC men’s basketball walloping of […]

ENMU baseball team posts second lopsided win

Staff report ATLANTA — So far this weekend, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team has been taking Atlanta by storm. The Greyhounds (4-1) posted their second run-rule shutout of the weekend on Saturday, cruising past Jackson, Tenn.-based Lane College 16-0. On Friday, they registered an 11-0 win over Clark Atlanta, also a game shortened […]

ENMU women rally past Mustangs

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ENMU senior guard senior Sarah Stinnett shoots a layup in the first quarter of ENMU’s game against Midwestern State Saturday afternoon. Stinnett set a season scoring high for the second game in a row with 28 points.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com With two weeks left in the regular season, the ENMU women’s basketball team has locked up a spot in the eight-team Lone Star Conference tournament next month at Allen, Texas. The Greyhounds, though, are still looking to improve their position. Seventh in the LSC coming into Saturday’s contest but […]

Lady Cats fall in OT at Hobbs

Staff report HOBBS — Clovis High’s girls led much of the game, including late, largely by controlling Hobbs sophomore guard Amaya Lewis. After scoring 21 points in the Lady Eagles’ 48-37 win at The Rock earlier this month, she found herself scoreless late in the fourth quarter on Friday night with her team trailing by […]

Friday area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 13

BOYS District 4-3A Texico 89, Loving 60 Texico (15-5, 4-0) — Tanner Dickerman 4, Brannon Karger 18, Dalton Thatcher 17, Lance Myers 6, Braden Fraze 14, Mason Golden  9, Nathan Phipps 19, Paden McDermid 2. Totals 32 20-26 89. Loving (13-8, 2-2) — Joel Hernandez 18, Cain Tiller 6, Steven Carrasco 6, Freddie Chacon 2, […]

Rams clinch district title

STAFF REPORT ROSWELL — Thanks to their 52-46 victory at New Mexico Military on Friday night, the Portales Rams have clinched the regular-season District 4-4A title. Portales (15-9, 5-0 district) was led by 16 points from Bronte Staugaard and 15 from Jeremie Karngbaye, who combined to get 16 of their points from the free throw […]

Hobbs races past Clovis to move to 5-0 in district

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Clovis senior Luke Bussen goes up for a shot against Hobbs’ Pierre Swain in the first half of Friday’s District 4-6A game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com With one week left in the District 4-6A basketball season, the Hobbs Eagles are certainly in the driver’s seat. The Clovis Wildcats are still looking for a victory lap. Friday wasn’t much of a race, as the visiting Eagles held Clovis scoreless for the first 4:37 and never […]

Rams beat NMMI, clinch district title

Staff report ROSWELL — Thanks to their 52-46 victory at New Mexico Military on Friday night, the Portales Rams have clinched the regular-season District 4-4A title. Portales (15-9, 5-0 district) was led by 16 points from Bronte Staugaard and 15 from Jeremie Karngbaye, who combined to get 16 of their points from the free throw […]

ENMU run-rules Panthers in Atlanta

Staff report ATLANTA — Junior left-hander Jerrott Gray worked six shutout innings and Eastern New Mexico University got solo homers from Justin Paul and Jacob Cluff on Friday night to blank Clark Atlanta 11-0. Gray, who threw a seven-inning shutout last Saturday at Oklahoma Panhandle State in the Greyhounds’ season opener, scattered five singles over […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 13

MEN • When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Records: Midwestern State 17-5 (6-4 Lone Star Conference), ENMU 6-16 (2-8) • Last meeting: Jan. 9, the Mustangs pounded ENMU 90-56 at Wichita Falls, Texas. • Last time out: MSU notched an 84-75 victory at West Texas A&M on Wednesday, while ENMU lost at Cameron […]

Metro State blanks ENMU 2-0 in WT softball event

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Hayley Fields was pretty much a one-woman wrecking crew on Friday. The Metro State pitcher tossed a six-hit shutout, doubled and scored one run and added an RBI triple in the Roadrunners’ 2-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the West Texas A&M Invitational softball meet. Hayley (2-1) scattered […]

Hounds fall short at Cameron

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Deondre Ray posted a double-double and three others scored in double figures for Cameron as the Aggies turned back Eastern New Mexico University 72-66 on Thursday night to regain the lead in Lone Star Conference men’s basketball. Ray finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Cameron Lee added 13 […]

ENMU women rally, post win over Cameron

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s women ended the game on an 11-0 run, taking their first lead of the night on senior guard Sarah Stinnett’s basket with 10 seconds left, and the Greyhounds handed Cameron a 72-69 Lone Star Conference loss on Thursday. Stinnett, who finished with a season-high 26 points, […]

ENMU basketball capsules, Feb. 11

ENMU at Cameron Men When: 6:30 p.m. (CST) in Lawton, Oklahoma Records: ENMU 6-15 (2-7 Lone Star Conference). Cameron 14-8 (7-3). Last time out: The Aggies, looking to build on a half-game lead over West Texas A&M for the top spot in the March 2-5 conference tournament, have been idle since a 73-57 win over […]

Portales girls claim eighth-straight victory

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Lady Rams’ dominance over their fellow Class 4-4A opponents continued on Tuesday night as they defeated the Ruidoso Lady Warriors 63-20, winning their eighth-consecutive game. Ruidoso (10-12, 0-2) started out the game scoring the first four points but a 16-0 Portales run quickly ended any doubts as […]

Rams improve to 4-0 in district

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Portales’ Darion Ontiveros drives the lane in the first quarter against Ruidoso Tuesday night. Ontiveros finished with eight points and the Rams beat the Warriors 79-59.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com With just two regular season games remaining the Portales Rams continue to play well in preparation for a deep state tournament run. On Tuesday, Portales defeated District 4-4A foe Ruidoso 79-59. While the Rams won by 20 points, Ruidoso kept it close until the final quarter. Every time Portales […]

Pioneers top ENMU women

STAFF REPORT DENTON, Texas — Kara Mitchell scored a game-high 16 points, and Texas Woman’s held off a furious visiting rally to secure a 66-48 Lone Star Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico at Kitty Magee Arena. Emily Spector added 12 for the Pioneers (18-6, 8-4 LSC), which led by 14 early in the second quarter […]

ENMU opens Welborn era with sweep of OPSU

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Eastern New Mexico University senior third baseman Morgan Green hits a solo homer to right field in the first inning of Tuesday’s opening game at ENMU Softball Field. Green went 2-for-2 with two walks, two RBIs and three runs in ENMU’s 11-6 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Two pitches into the Katie Welborn era at Eastern New Mexico University, and the Greyhounds found themselves trailing. But they saw zero reason to get down on themselves, and made the most of their chances late to bust open a nailbiter and come out with an 11-6 win against […]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule — Feb. 9

ENMU AT TEXAS WOMAN’S • When: 6 p.m. (MST) at Denton, Texas • Records: ENMU 8-12 (3-7 Lone Star Conference), Texas Woman’s 17-6 (7-4) • Last meeting: The Pioneers outlasted ENMU 59-54 on Jan. 5 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: Both teams lost on the road in conference play on Saturday, the Greyhounds […]