ENMU basketball capsules — Jan. 21

MEN ENMU at Texas A&M-Commerce • When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at Commerce, Texas • Records: ENMU 7-10 (0-4 LSC), Texas A&M-Commerce 13-3 (2-1) • Last year: The Lions went 2-1 against the Greyhounds last year, including a 74-73 win in the LSC tournament quarterfinals. During the regular season, […]

PHS girls basketball capsule — Jan. 20

Clovis at Portales When: 7 p.m. today at the Ram Athletic Center Records: Clovis  15-2, Portales 11-4 Last meeting: January 2014, the Lady Wildcats used a 17-0, second-quarter run and 30 points from Danni Williams en route to a 63-43 victory at Rock Staubus Gym. Last time out: The Lady Cats bounced back from a […]

Saturday College basketball Women Lone Star Conference ENMU 65, Angelo State 56 Eastern New Mexico (6-8, 2-2) — Sarah Stinnett 5-13 5-7 16, Tori Tucker 6-14 5-6 19, Dominique Carpenter 0-3 0-0 0, Jaylyn Cooper 1-3 1-2 4, Brittany Gutierrez 1-2 0-0 2, Shayla Williams 1-1 1-2 4, Jordyn Cooper 4-6 1-2 12, Cassidy Doherty […]

Rams lose in St. Michael’s final

Staff report After beating Sliver and Robertson the past two days, the Portales Rams finished up the St. Michael’s Tournament against the host team, and never recovered from a slow start in a 45-35 defeat. The Rams (5-9) were held to single digits in each of the first three quarters, including a two-point first, as […]

Zias get comeback victory

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Talk about being hopelessly out of it. Eastern New Mexico University’s women had just five field goals and were down by 22 points with less than 17 minutes left on Saturday. Then everything suddenly kicked in and the Zias went on a 41-11 run over the next 14 1/2 […]

Portales knocks off Goddard

JOSHUA LUCERO: Staff photo

Portales junior Kaycee Stone looks for an open teammate during 
the first quarter of the Rams’ Saturday afternoon game against the Goddard Rockets at Ram Athletic Center. The Rams won 57-41 and will host rival Clovis on Tuesday.

Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Portales Lady Rams coach Wade Fraze didn’t mince words about his teams performance against Goddard Saturday. “We started slow and I didn’t feel like we were near at our best at any point in the game,” he said. “We just didn’t come ready to play.” Even with the bad start […]

Friday area prep summaries — Jan. 16

BOYS Springer 62, Fort Sumner 57 Springer — Uriel Urquijo 12, Anthony Romero 21, Estevaqn Romero 15, Isaiah Garcia 5, Zac Caldwell 9. Totals 21 13-20 62. Fort Sumner (3-8) — Brett Marshall 1, Brant West 12, Kyle Idtensohn 3, Raymond Drake 8, Hunter Sparks 11, Garrett Hisel 22. Totals 18 16-29 57. Springer    16   […]

Dora teams sweep by Gateway Christian

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Dora senior Taylor Dillard goes up for a layup over Gateway Christian defenders during the first half of Dora’s Friday match against Gateway Christian.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com The Dora Coyotes played a doubleheader against Gateway Christian Friday night, and the host Coyotes got a big lift in each. Taylor Dillard outscored the visiting Warriors with a game-high 25 in just three quarters of the girls’ 53-24 win, while Dalton Privett had 27 points in the boys’ 66-47 victory. […]

Rams steal win with late 3-pointer

Staff report SANTA FE — Junior Ramirez hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with three seconds left off a Portales steal, helping the Rams steal a 40-39 win over Las Vegas Robertson on Friday at the St. Michael’s Shootout. It was Portales’ second victory over Robertson within a week. The Rams (6-8) notched a 59-50 win over […]

Lady Cat subs step up against Storm

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis High freshman Teya Morris steals the ball from Rio Rancho Cleveland junior Megan Bass during Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Morris scored seven in the Lady Wildcats’ 65-32 win over the Storm.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Coming off their first home loss in nearly four years, Clovis High’s girls tried to start a new streak on Friday without two-time New Mexico player of the year Danni Williams. The senior guard sat out Friday’s game against Rio Rancho Cleveland at Rock Staubus Gym with a blister on her […]

Cleveland holds off Clovis boys

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Facing the top team in the state in Class 6A, Clovis High’s boys played well in long stretches on Friday. It was the bad stretches which got them. Rio Rancho Cleveland finished off a 29-point second quarter with a 7-0 run, then held the Wildcats to six points  in the […]

ENMU softball coach takes on compliance position

Eastern New Mexico University has named Kristen Soukop assistant athletic director for compliance and communications. Soukop will retain her duties as Zia softball coach, ENMU Athletic Director Jeff Geiser said in a release. Responsibilities include overseeing the monitoring of compliance issues and athletic department records, tracking funancial summary and assisting in academic athletic counseling. Soukop, […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Jan. 17

MEN ENMU at Angelo State • When: 5 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at San Angelo, Texas • Records: ENMU 7-9 (0-3 LSC), Angelo State 14-1 (2-0) • Last year: The teams split, with ENMU posting a 72-68 overtime win at Portales and ASU prevailing 77-75 at San Angelo. • Last […]

Rams take down Silver 45-41

Staff report SANTA FE — The Portales Rams opened play in the St. Michael’s Shootout on Thursday by slipping past Silver 45-41 in a defensive battle. Neither team could find its offensive rhythm in the first quater, which ended with the score tied 2-2. Down 28-27 to start the fourth quarter, the Rams (5-8) stepped […]

LSC Basketball update

All Times MST Men Conf. All W-L    W-L Midwestern State    4-0    15-3 Angelo State    2-0    14-1 Texas A&M-Commerce    2-1    12-3 Tarleton State    1-2    13-2 West Texas A&M    1-2    10-6 Cameron    1-2    9-6 Texas A&M-Kingsville    1-2    6-9 Eastern New Mexico    0-3    7-9 Wednesday’s games Midwstern State 78, Tarleton State 76; Texas A&M-Commerce 86, Cameron 53; Angelo […]

Isler became a friend

This week a lot of people have been telling stories about J.D. Isler and their relationship with him. Portales girls basketball coach Wade Fraze told me about the relationship between him and Isler when Fraze was first starting out. Clovis News Journal Kevin Wilson wrote a column about how he considered Isler as a friend, […]

Eastern basketball summaries

Women Lone Star Conference ENMU 77, Texas A&M-Kingsville 58 Texas A&M-Kingsville (0-14, 0-4) — Lauren Jay 5-9 1-1 11, Kyra Bauer 2-6 0-0 4, Micah Weaver 9-13 0-0 18, Ashley Viera 3-6 0-0 9, Alexis Copeland 0-7 0-0 0, Tessa Ramirez 1-5 0-0 3, Michelle Wagner 0-6 0-0 0, Tonje Milde 0-1 0-0 0, Ruby […]

Eastern splits against Javelinas

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Greyhounds guard John Gilliam drives against a Texas A&M-Kingsville forward Wednesday in the first of the a game at Grayhound Arena.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Jordyn Cooper came into Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference women’s basketball game against Texas A&M-Kingsville shooting less than 30 percent for the season. The junior guard from Texico went off against the winless Javelinas, hitting 4-of-5 from 3-point range and 6-of-9 from the field overall for a season-high 18 points  […]

Prep Summaries

Tuesday Boys Lovington 51, Portales 37 Lovington (7-7) — Stephen Lennox 4 6-8 14, Luis Castillo 6 0-0 12, Kenny Oliver 5 1-2 11, Jonnus Rueda 2 2-2 7, Sebastian Sanchez 2 0-0 4, Jordan Garcia 1 0-0 3. Totals 20 9-12 51. Portales (4-8) — Bronte Staugaard 3 4-8 10, Jeremie Karngbaye 3 0-0 […]

Rams teams fall Tuesday

Staff report AMARILLO — The Portales Lady Rams played Texas Class 6A Amarillo High even most of the way in Tuesday’s game — after the Lady Sandies started the game on a 10-0 run. That margin held up in the end as Amarillo High walked away with a 49-39 victory. PHS coach Wade Fraze was […]