Eastern earns academic award

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University and Texas Woman’s earned the inaugural Lone Star Conference Academic Excellence Award presented by Balfour. ENMU claimed the men’s award, while TWU was the women’s honoree for the athletic departments with the highest collective team GPA among its sports teams for the 2013-14 academic year. The […]

Lady Rams set to defend title

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Portales Ramssenior point guard Brooke Lopez tries to run past a defender during the Rams practice Tuesday. The Rams will start their season Thursday against Magdalena at the Moriarty tournament.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Portales is off to a late start to its title defense. The Lady Rams play their first game Thursday against Magdalena in the Moriarty tournament. “Our coach has told us that a lot of the teams we play early are going to be in their fourth or fifth game,” […]

LSC Basketball Roundup

Standings Men School LSC All Tarleton State 0-0 7-0 Angelo State 0-0 8-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 0-0 7-2 Midwestern State 0-0 6-3 Cameron 0-0 4-3 Eastern New Mexico 0-0 5-4 West Texas A&M 0-0 4-4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-0 3-5 Wednesday Texas A&M International 88, Texas A&M-Kingsville 83 West Texas A&M 67, Lubbock Christian 58 Thursday Midwestern […]

J.P. Stone Invitational At Dora Boys Thursday’s quarterfinals Hagerman 65, Eunice 63 Quemado 64, Clovis Christian 15 Grady 56, Loving 52 Dora 57, Capitan 30 Friday’s semifinals Consolation Eunice 77, Loving 61 Capitan 72, Clovis Christian 25 Championship Hagerman 67, Grady 50 Dora 70, Quemado 47 Saturday’s finals Loving 79, Clovis Christian 37 (7th place) […]

Rams lose nail-biter to fall to 0-2 on season

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Portales guard Junior Ramirez takes a shot and knocks over a St. Michael’s high school defender Saturday night during the Rams game against the St. Michael’s Horsemen at Greyhound Arena.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Down 50-49 in a back and forth game, the Portales Rams had 10 seconds to make something happen on offense. Visiting St. Michael’s made it happen on defense instead, holding Portales without a shot to survive the fourth and final game of the ENMU Tipoff Saturday by that margin […]

Isler at home coaching again

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Elida coach Jerry Isler talks to his team during the fourth quarter of its win against Logan on Friday at the American Heritage Classic Tournament at Melrose High School.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com In a world that was already full of them, Elida’s 57-56 nailbiter win over Logan Friday gave Jerry “J.D.” Isler another reminder of how much he’d missed the game. “It’s awesome to be back,” said Isler, who had been out of coaching for two years following his lone season […]

Friday area prep roundup — Dec. 5

BOYS Hondo 75, Fort Sumner 27 Fort Sumner (0-1) — Brant West 2, Kyle Idtensohn 3, Raymond Drake 4, Jacobo Ortiz 3, Hunter Sparks 8, Tyler Riggins 2, Garrett Hisel 5. Totals 9 9-17 27. Hondo (1-0) — Simon Gonzales 13, Jordan Brady16, Antonio Vasquez 6, Jose Guillen 3, Christopher Torrez 16, Billy Candelaria 14, […]

Clovis boys capsule — Dec. 6

Borger (1-3) vs. Clovis (0-1) 5 p.m. today, Greyhound Arena Last time out: The Wildcats are coming off a 71-56 loss last Saturday at Rio Rancho, while the Bulldogs lost Tuesday at home against Panhandle 59-45. Last meeting: 2007, Clovis beat the Bulldogs 73-57. Fast facts: The game is the third of four at Greyhound […]

Lady Cats squeak into Canyon tourney finals

Staff report CANYON, Texas — If nothing else, Clovis High’s girls came out of Friday’s play in Canyon High’s Tournament of Champions severely tested. The Lady Wildcats won a pair of games by a total of three points against teams which started the day 17-1, edging Amarillo Tascosa 55-53 in the morning quarterfinals and turning […]

Hounds pull out late victory

Staff report ESPANOLA — Junior forward Lawrence Domingo capped a 23-point, eight-rebound night by hitting the go-ahead layup with six seconds left and Eastern New Mexico University edged Northern New Mexico 91-90 on Friday night. Domingo took the pass from junior guard Chris Wyms, his ninth assist of the game. Wyms scored a game-high 27 […]

Prep basketball Tournament

Boys J.P. Stone Invitational At Dora Thursday’s quarterfinals: Hagerman 65, Eunice 63 Quemado 64, Clovis Christian 15 Grady 56, Loving 52 Dora 57, Capitan 30 Friday’s semifinals Consolation Loving vs. Eunice, 10:30 a.m. Capitan vs. Clovis Christian, 1:30 p.m. Championship: Grady vs. Hagerman, 4:30 p.m. Dora vs. Quemado, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s finals: 7th place, 10:30 a.m. 5th place, […]

Greyhounds’ basketball capsule

ENMU at Northern New Mexico When: 7 p.m. today at Espanola Records: ENMU 4-4, NNMC 5-6 Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last time out: The Greyhounds dropped an 81-65 decision to Texas-Permian Basin on Tuesday at Greyhound Arena in their home opener. NNMC lost on Tuesday at University of the Southwest 92-91. Last meeting: December 2012, ENMU […]

Tucker scores 30 in Zias’ loss

STAFF REPORT LAS CRUCES — Junior guard Sasha Weber scored 23 points Thursday night and New Mexico State posted its 19th win in 19 outings all-time over Eastern New Mexico University, beating the Zias 79-51. It was the first win of the season for the Aggies (1-5), who are in the midst of a six-game […]

N.M. Fishing Report — Dec. 4

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. […]

Zais lose big to D-1 Texas El-Paso

STAFF REPORT EL PASO — Eastern New Mexico University’s women kept Division I Texas-El Paso off the scoreboard for the first four minutes of Tuesday’s exhibition matchup. The Miners, though, responded with a 10-0 run to take the lead for good and went on to an 84-49 win over the Zias. Sophomore guard Sparkle Taylor  […]

Greyhounds can’t find scoring in loss to UTPB


Greyhound junior guard John Gilliam charges past a UTPB defender on his way to a lay-up during the first half of the Greyhounds Tuesday night game against the University of The Permian Basin at Greyhound Arena.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men got high-scoring Texas-Permian Basin slowed down some on Tuesday. The Greyhounds just couldn’t make enough shots. UTPB, averaging a South Central Region-leading 101.6 points coming in, finished with a season scoring low but still had control most of the way in an […]

Rams drop season opener to Roswell

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Rams coach Rickie McBroom talks to his team during a timeout in the second quarter of their season opener against Roswell. The Rams lost the game 71-52. Bronte Staugaard led the rams with 11 points.

By Derek Major  Staff writer  dmajor@pntonline.com Portales coach Rickie McBroom knows his team will have to develop their chemistry as season progresses, which makes Tuesday night’s season-opening 71-52 loss to defending Class 4A state champion Roswell easier to take. “We’re just going to get better as a team,” said Bronte Staugaard who led the Rams […]

Weekly LSC basketball roundup — Dec. 2

Standings Men     Conf.    All     W-L    W-L Tarleton State    0-0    5-0 Angelo State    0-0    7-1 Texas A&M-Commerce    0-0    6-2 Eastern New Mexico    0-0    4-3 Midwestern State    0-0    4-3 Cameron    0-0    3-3 Texas A&M-Kingsville    0-0    3-3 West Texas A&M    0-0    3-4 Friday’s games Emporia State 74, Eastern New Mexico 63; Drury 78, Cameron 71; Texas […]

Rams ready to go

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Rams sophomore Jeremy Karngbaye maneuvers around a teammate on his way to the basket Monday afternoon during practice at Ram Athletic Center.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com One day off. That was all the time Matt Martinez had off between football and basketball season. A two-year starter at point guard and dual-threat quarterback on the Rams’ state quarterfinal team, Martinez is used to the short turnaround between seasons. “It’s really fast,” Martinez said. “We came back […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Dec. 2

MEN Texas-Permian Basin at ENMU When: 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena Records: UTPB 4-1, ENMU 4-3 Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last time out: The Falcons beat Sul Ross State 104-82 on Wednesday in their home opener at Odessa, Texas. The Hounds edged Harding 76-73 on Saturday in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving Classic on a 3-pointer […]