Thursday area prep summaries — Feb. 5

BOYS District 6-2A Logan 83, Fort Sumner 46 Fort Sumner (4-13, 0-3) — Brett Marshall 2, Kyle Idtensohn 6, Raymond Drake 4, Hunter Sparks 13, Tyler Riggins 2, Garrett Hisel 19. Totals 20 5-6 46. Logan (15-3, 1-0) — Kristofer Cordova 3, Mike Estrada 8, Wyatt Strand 34, Brinton Roach 13, Wesley Gudgell 16, Laramie […]

ENMU baseball team out to take next step

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
ENMU freshman Matthew Barron of Muleshoe slides safely into second base while senior second baseman Matthew Burks attempts to tag him out during the Greyhounds Tuesday afternoon practice at the Greyhound baseball field. ENMU opens the season with a three-game series against Adams State this weekend at Greyhound Field, beginning with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.

By Derek Major Staff writer In 2014, David Gomez led the Eastern New Mexico University baseball program to its first winning season in 14 years. Now, in his second year, Gomez wants his team to take the next step. The Greyhounds were 26-24 last season, finishing 15-20 and tie for fourth in the Lone […]

Prep basketball standings

Boys 4A District 4 Team         Dist.   Overall   PF      PA Portales        2-0        10-9       966       950 East Mount. 1-0        6-13      1011      1177 NMMI          0-1         6-11        819       975 Ruidoso       0-2         7-13       973       1279 1A District 4 Team               Dist      Overall    PF       PA Grady/House    2-0           12-6        983      846 San Jon               1-1            13-3       1039     694 […]

Eastern splits against Kingsville

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University women’s team had seemingly found a way to lose, going the final 5:47 without a field goal after taking a 47-45 lead at lowly Texas A&M-Kingsville. But the Zias found a way, hitting 10 of 11 free throws down the stretch to swipe a 57-53 Lone Star Conference […]

Zias determined to move up

By Dave Wagner Sports writer  It’s not surprising the Eastern New Mexico University softball team was at the bottom of the nine-team Lone Star Conference preseason poll. After all, the Zias struggled to a 15-40 mark (3-24 LSC) in 2014. Second-year coach Kristen Soukup said her squad is bound and determined to do something […]

Logan QB signs with to play at ENMU

By Derek Major Staff writer Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds coach Josh Lynn spent most his day Wednesday sitting by a fax machine waiting for good news on national signing day, the first day high school football players can commit to college programs. A notable local signing for the Greyhounds was local product Wyatt Strand, […]

Prep Basketball Summaries

Girls  Melrose 48, Elida 45 Elida (11-5) — Bonnie Bennett 2, Marily Varela 19, Madison Haley 4, Kenzee Criswell 2, Taylor Epps 11, Kynzi Creighton 5, Lauren Stone 2. 3-Pointers —Melrose: Barnard 1 Dial 1. Elida: Varela 4. Melrose (15-2) — Addisen Dial 11, Reagan Carthel 6, Ember Woods 2, Taylor Bostwick 8, Caley Barnard […]

Eastern basketball capsules

MEN ENMU at Texas A&M-Kingsville • When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game • Records: ENMU 7-13 (0-7 LSC), Texas A&M-Kingsville 6-13 (1-6) • Last meeting: The Javelinas beat the Greyhounds 75-67 on Jan. 14 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: The Hounds lost at home 76-73 to West Texas A&M on Saturday. The Javelinas […]

Rams get over .500 with win

Staff report The Portales Rams climbed over .500 for the first time this season and exended their winning streak to four game dominaing NMMI 76-37 Tuesday night. The Rams press defense forced 27 turnovers and they put rebonded the Colts 41-21 on the night. Everyone who played for the Rams scored led by Jeremie Karngbaye […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 4

MEN ENMU at Texas A&M-Kingsville • When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game • Records: ENMU 7-13 (0-7 LSC), Texas A&M-Kingsville 6-13 (1-6) • Last meeting: The Javelinas beat the Greyhounds 75-67 on Jan. 14 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: The Hounds lost at home 76-73 to West Texas […]

PHS boys basketball capsule — Feb. 3

PORTALES AT NEW MEXICO MILITARY When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-4A game at Roswell Records: Portales 9-9 (1-0 district), NMMI 6-10 (0-0) Last meeting: Feb. 1, 2014, the Rams routed the Colts 65-25 at the Ram Athletic Center. Last time out: Portales opened district play on Saturday with a 59-42 win over Ruidoso […] New Mexico basketball rankings — Feb. 2

BOYS Class 6A 1. Hobbs 21-1; 2. Rio Rancho Cleveland 20-1; 3. Albuquerque High 17-2; 4. Rio Rancho 16-5; 5. Carlsbad 14-5; 6. Cibola 11-8; 7. Valley 11-8; 8. Volcano Vista 12-7; 9. West Mesa 14-6; 10. Atrisco Heritage 11-8. Class 5A 1. Centennial 16-4; 2. Gallup 20-1; 3. Roswell High 15-3; 4. St. Pius […]

ENMU tracksters set school marks in Tech meet

Staff report LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University men’s and women’s track teams broke several school indoor records over the weekend in Texas Tech’s Masked Rider Open track meet. Senior Sabrina Huelga finished fourth in the women’s 800 with a time of 2:17.98 to lead the Zias. The women also got record-setting performances from Ashlee […]

Hounds drop close game to Buffs

Staff report You wouldn’t expect to be in a game shooting just over 35 percent, especially if the opponent shot 51 percent. Eastern New Mexico University’s men couldn’t get enough shots to go down and lost a tightly-contested Lone Star Conference matchup to rival West Texas A&M 76-73 on Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. The […]

Zias blow out by Buffs

JOSHUA LUCERO: Staff photo

ENMU junior point guard Shayla Williams shoots over a West Texas A&M defender during Saturday’s women’s basketball game

By Dave Wagner Sports writer West Texas A&M was just kind of “on” its game in the first half on Saturday night. The rest of the way, the seventh-ranked Lady Buffs shot the lights out. WT shot 50 percent in the first half, but hit 3-pointers on its first three trips down the floor […]

Basketball Summaries

Boys Portales 58, Ruidoso 42 Ruidoso (7-12) — Jeremiah Chavez 3 0-0 6, David Perez 4 0-0 8, Randall Poorthunder 2 2-4 9, Travis Mosher 6 1-2 13, Jonathan Lewis 3 0-0 6. Totals 18 3-6 42. Portales (9-9) — Alex Villanueva 1 0-0 2, Junior Ramirez 3 0-0 7 Matt Martinez 5 0-0 11, […]

Rams get district wins over Warriors

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By Derek Major Staff writer The Portales Rams got their first district wins of the season by with dominant second quarters as the girls won the early game 59-24 and the boys won 58-42 Saturday at the Ram Athletic Center. Up 20-11 after the first quarter the Lady Rams (14-6) turned up the pressure […]

ENMU briefs — Jan. 31

TATE NAMED ENMU MEN’S SOCCER COACH: Paul Tate has been chosen the new men’s soccer coach at Eastern New Mexico University. Tate is the fifth coach in the 12-year history of the program. He replaces Tyler Hart, who served as the interim head coach last fall. “Paul Tate is a good fit for Eastern,” ENMU […]

Lady Cats cruise by Alamogordo

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis senior Danni Williams drives to the basket over the Alamogordo defense Friday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Williams scored 26 points in Clovis’ 58-16 win over their District 4-6A rival.

By Dave Wagner Clovis High’s girls took a little breather on Friday night between challenging District 4-6A games. The Lady Wildcats couldn’t buy a shot outside five feet or so through the first half, but they forced Alamogordo into 22 first-half turnovers and cruised to a 58-16 victory over the Lady Tigers at Rock […]

Portales games postponed, Dora’s called off called due to weather

Staff report Portales High’s District 4-4A basketball doubleheader against Ruidoso on Friday was pushed back a day due to the threat of inclement weather. PHS will now host Ruidoso today at the Ram Athletic Center, athletic director Mark Gallegos said. Junior varsity boys and girls games are set for 2 p.m., followed by the varsity […]