Monday area prep basketball summary — Feb. 8

GIRLS Non-district Melrose 46, Elida 44 Elida (19-3) — Lacy Ferguson 5, Bonnie Bennett 10, Taylor Epps 10, Kynzi Creighton 2, Brianna Bargas 2, Kasyn Creighton 8, Lauren Stone 7. Totals 17 8-10 44. Melrose (16-5) — Jaydan Beard 5, Kiki Roybal 1, Landry Widner 4, Reagan Carthel 14, Taylor Bostwick 16, Brette Devaney 2, […]

Szych earns provisional qualifying mark

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University senior Klaudia Szych posted a time of 2 minutes, 12.02 seconds, good for fourth place and a provisional NCAA Division II qualifying berth on Saturday in the University of New Mexico Classic indoor track meet. Szych, from Sczcecin, Poland, posted the eighth-best time in Division II so […]

PHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Feb. 9

BOYS Ruidoso at Portales • When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-4A game at the Ram Athletic Center • Records: Ruidoso 6-16 (0-2), Portales 13-9 (3-0) • Last meeting: Jan. 29, the Rams beat the Warriors 90-71 at Ruidoso. • Last time out: Both teams had district road games on Friday, Ruidoso losing at […]

Walks, errors prevent Hounds from season-opening series sweep

Staff report GOODWELL, Okla. — Freshman catcher Daniel Blake drove in six runs with two singles, a double and a sacrifice fly and Oklahoma Panhandle State salvaged the finale of a season-opening three-game series on Sunday with an 11-7 win over Eastern New Mexico University. The Aggies took advantage of eight walks, a hit batsman […]

Hounds aiming for LSC tournament

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Freshman Victoria Rodriguez, left, and senior Marleyna Pinon warm up on Friday afternoon while ENMU softball coach Katie Welborn overlooks. The Greyhounds begin their season this Tuesday at home against Oklahoma Panhandle State University with a 1 p.m. start.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com First-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Katie Welborn has her work cut out in trying to rebuild the program. Last season, the then-Zias finished 16-34 overall, with a 3-25 Lone Star Conference record, and lost their final 16 games of the season. While this is her first season […]

Angelo State routs Greyhounds, 100-67

STAFF REPORT SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior forward Stedman Allen scored 21 points to lead five Rams in double figures, and Angelo State never trailed in a 100-67 Lone Star Conference drubbing of Eastern New Mexico University Saturday. Thomas Tshikaya added 15, and the Rams got 13 each from Shaquan Rhoades and Tre Bennett in […]

Super Survey: Coaching field picks Panthers

Mason McBee

STAFF REPORT The Super Bowl is upon us again. That means time-honored traditions like eating too much, watching every commercial and wondering how we got every prop bet wrong (yes, hoping to win the 10-to-1 “there will be an earthquake” bet makes you a bad person). Wait, we forgot one: Second-guessing coaches. Here is your […]

Hounds open with sweep at OPSU

Staff report GOODWELL, Okla. — Junior left-hander Jarrott Gray made an impressive debut for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team on Saturday. Gray scattered seven singles in tossing a seven-inning shutout as the Greyhounds beat Oklahoma Panhandle State 3-0 in the first game of the teams’ season-opening doubleheader. ENMU also won the nightcap 10-5. The […]

Rambelles post win over Hounds

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior guard Taylor Dorsey scored 18 points and junior post Jasmine Prophet notched a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds as Angelo State defeated Eastern New Mexico University 67-53 on Saturday in Lone Star Conference women’s basketball. The Rambelles (15-5, 8-2 LSC), coming off a triple-overtime win at […]

Friday area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 5

BOYS District 4-3A Texico 51, Dexter 30 Texico (12-5, 1-0) — Tanner Dickerman 2, Brannon Karger 8, Dalton Thatcher 17, Brock Thompson 2, Braden Fraze 11, Mason Golden 3, Nathan Phipps 6, Paden McDermid 2. Totals 18 10-16 51. Dexter (10-11, 1-0) — Greg Gabaldon 12, David Morales 3, Jonah Chavez 7, Brandon Silvas 6, […]

Rams roll over East Mountain

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com SANDIA PARK — Another district game, another win for both basketball teams from Portales. This time the Rams and Lady Rams defeated their District 4-4A rival East Mountain in impressive fashion. The first was a 72-13 shellacking by the Lady Rams while the boys dominated the Timberwolves in an […]

ENMU basketball capsules, Feb. 6

ENMU at Angelo State Men • When: 4 p.m. today at San Angelo, Texas • Records: ENMU 6-14 (2-6 Lone Star Conference), Angelo State 16-4 (4-4) • Last meeting: Jan. 16, the Rams rallied from 16 points down with 11 minutes left and eight down in the final minute to beat ENMU 70-68 at Greyhound […]

Clovis girls nab first district win

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — It’s not very often this season that the free throw line has been a friend for the Clovis High girls basketball team. Friday night against District 4-6A foe Alamogordo, though, it certainly was. The Lady Wildcats converted 20-of-28 from the line, including 18-of-22 in the final period to help seal a […]

Alamogordo hangs on to top Clovis

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Clovis senior David Griego looks for the shot against the defense of Alamogordo sophomore Dee Smith of Friday night’s District 4-6A game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Griego had three points in Clovis’ 62-60 loss to Alamogordo.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com With less than 12 seconds to play, the Alamogordo Tigers gave a glimpse into why they had a nine-game losing skid coming into Rock Staubus Gymnasium. But over the last few ticks, the Tigers rode a combination of key defensive plays and missed Clovis opportunities into a 62-60 win […]

Hounds ready for 2016 season to begin

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Eastern New Mexico junior Chris Miranda-Carr gets ready to field a grounder from assistant coach  Tim Campos during Thursday’s practice at Greyhound Field.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com On Saturday the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team begins its 2016 campaign with a trip to Goodwell, Okla. to take on the Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies for three games over the course of two days. Last year ENMU finished 16-30 overall and 11-21 in the Lone Star Conference, […]

Hound women breeze past Javelinas

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Eastern New Mexico University forward Kassandra Harris scores on a second-quarter layup for two of her game-high 20 points in the Hounds’ 67-42 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com When your opponent is coming onto your court with a 5-39 record over two seasons, a 25-game conference losing streak and a 14-point loss when they hosted you, there aren’t many ways you imagine them beating you. But you can never be too sure when a Lone Star Conference […]

ENMU holds on late

Eastern New Mexico University freshman guard Brady Patterson is fouled on a drive by Texas A&M-Kingsville’s D.J. Weathers in the first half of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena. Patterson had eight points, four assists and five rebounds in ENMU’s 74-71 victory.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com As the seconds ticked away in the second half of ENMU’s game Wednesday night, one could be forgiven if it felt like the Greyhounds were on their way to losing another Lone Star Conference game they led throughout. Fortunately for the Hounds, ENMU prevented a last-second collapse with a […]

Greyhound football signs 36

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The Portales Rams football team congratulates Adam Hernandez, right, after he signed his letter of intent to play college football for ENMU on Wednesday afternoon.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Signing day has come and gone. For Eastern New Mexico University, this meant bolstering their defensive line. On a signing day with a mix of local talent and athletes from other points, six of the 36 new signees will be working on that position come training camp. “The defensive […]

Rams roll past NMMI

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Portales’ Jeremie Karngbaye prepares to drive the lane in the second quarter against NMMI Tuesday night. Karngbaye finished with 35 points and the Rams won 73-57.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Two games into District 4-4A play and the Portales Rams are finally in a groove. This time, they defeated the NMMI Colts 73-57 Tuesday night thanks in large part to the work of Portales junior Jeremie Karngbaye. While the entire Rams team did well, Karngbaye’s production was on another level. […]

ENMU expects to add 38-40

Staff report Wednesday is the first day high school athletes can sign letters of intent to join college football programs, and two Portales Rams are expected to make their decisions official today. Adam Hernandez is expected to sign with Eastern New Mexico University while Jonathan Montiel is expected to sign with Wayland Baptist. Hernandez and […]