Portales cruises past Wingate and into Albuquerque

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Visiting Wingate wouldn’t go down without a fight. Host Portales wouldn’t go down, period. Top-ranked Portales advanced to the second round of the state volleyball tournament Saturday afternoon with a somewhat difficult 25-16, 25-19, 25-8 sweep of 16th-seeded Wingate at Portales High School. With its 10th-straight win, Portales (19-3) […]

Hounds roll past Mustangs

By Kevin Wilson SILVER CITY — It took the Eastern New Mexico University football team a while to get going Saturday afternoon. Trailing Western New Mexico by a touchdown early in the second quarter, the Greyhounds eventually righted the ship and pulled away to a season-ending 47-20 win over the Mustangs. ENMU (5-6) snapped a […]

ENMU runners fall short of national slots

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Running in abnormal heat, Eastern New Mexico University didn’t qualify anyone for the NCAA Division II national cross country meet in Saturday’s South Central Regional, hosted by Abilene Christian. Kenyan freshman Felix Boit, ENMU’s top hope of qualifying, was in 12th place with about 100 meters left in the 10-kilometer […]

Fort Lewis beats Hounds in exhibition

Freedom Newspapers Junior forward Tim Bieri had five 3-pointers and scored 26 points Friday night to lead Fort Lewis to a 94-63 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a men’s exhibition basketball game at Greyhound Arena. Only guard Gerald Bryant joined Bieri in double figures with 16 points for the Skyhawks, but eight other […]

Lady Rams trying to stay focused

By Kevin Wilson: PNT sports writer One’s a junior, the other a freshman. One’s a defender, the other a setter. Sisters Montana and Dallas Russell do have one thing in common — they’re both soft-spoken. “We have fun together and we play hard,” said Montana Russell, who spoke lightly before looking at her sister and […]

Rams lose shootout in Ruidoso

By Kevin Wilson: PNT sports writer RUIDOSO — After playing a catch-up game for the most part, the Rams will now play a different kind of game — a waiting one. After a 56-35 loss at Ruidoso, Portales’ season hangs in the balance of a seeding meeting tonight after it failed to qualify for one […]

Warriors hope to improve seeding, Rams want a win

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Ruidoso coach Ridge Bowden thinks that both the Warriors and the Portales Rams have already earned their way into the Class 3A playoffs, and tonight’s game is a chance for each to improve their seeding. “Our entire district should be looking (forward to the playoffs),” Bowden said. “Even Portales […]

Zias win in four

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Letting a quick 9-1 lead get away in Thursday night’s first game didn’t bode well for Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team. Undaunted, the Zias bounced back with a solid performance the rest of the way to beat Angelo State 33-35, 30-17, 30-23, 30-20 in a Lone Star Conference South […]

Boit ENMU’s best chance for national slot

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Felix Boit knows his work is cut out in Saturday’s NCAA Division II South Central Region cross country meet at Abilene, Texas. The redshirt freshman from Kenya — a nephew of former ENMU track and cross country standout Mike Boit — is ENMU’s best chance at […]

Small-school teams battle for state berths

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers On paper, the Texico volleyball team appears to be in good shape heading into this weekend’s Class 2A Region C tournament, which the Lady Wolverines will host. Texico, the District 6-2A champion, faces 7-2A runnerup Dexter (13-10) in the first of two semifinal matches at 5 p.m. today. The Lady […]

ENMU basketball teams prepare for scrimmages

By Dave Wagner Fresh off scrimmage outings, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams are preparing for exhibition games this weekend. The ENMU men host Fort Lewis College of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in a 7 p.m. contest on Friday at Greyhound Arena. The women face Division I foe Texas-El Paso for the third consecutive […]

LSC/SSC Volleyball/Soccer Update

Volleyball standings LONE STAR CONFERENCE All Times MST South Division Div. All W-L W-L Abilene Christian 8-0 25-3 West Texas A&M 7-1 25-7 Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-4 10-18 Eastern New Mexico 2-67-18 Tarleton State 2-7 16-16 Angelo State 1-7 9-21 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Central Oklahoma 10-0 24-6 Texas Woman’s 7-4 15-17 Southeastern Oklahoma […]

PHS hoops teams get set for seasons

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer An offseason removed from state title game appearances, Portales coaches are taking a wait-and-see approach for their basketball teams. Other than that, the two teams are in different situations based on who is returning for each squad. The girls, who finished with a 16-12 record in 2004-05 and lost […]

Elliott leaves lasting impression on opponents

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Harold “Bud” Elliott made a lasting impression on many of his colleagues around the Lone Star Conference. Elliott, ENMU’s football coach from 1994-2004, died early Tuesday at the age of 73 in Lubbock from heart and kidney failure. West Texas A&M’s Don Carthel, […]

Zias fall short of tournament berth

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — In the end, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team couldn’t overcome a stunning scoring drought that lasted nearly 460 minutes. Needing a win or a tie in Sunday’s Lone Star Conference regular-season finale against Texas Woman’s to nail down the first conference-tourney berth in the three-year history of […]

Indians rout Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Midwestern State hardly looked the part of a .500 team Saturday night. Scoring on 10 of their first 12 possessions — eight touchdowns, two field goals — the Indians rolled up 668 total yards in a 62-27 Lone Star Conference South Division rout of Eastern New Mexico […]

Portales sweeps Ruidoso for district title

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The Portales volleyball team wanted to have two things by the time the weekend was over — the District 4-3A championship, and the No. 1 seed in Class 3A. After earning the first Saturday night, the team has no doubts it has earned the second. “I think we deserve […]

Tarleton defeats Zias in four

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Desiree Reed compiled 24 kills and 17 digs Saturday afternoon to lift Tarleton State to a 30-26, 29-31, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. Julie Hamilton added 14 kills and three aces for the TexAnns (16-15, 2-7 South). ENMU (7-18, 2-6) […]

Zias knocked out of playoff race

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Sophomore Shaday Smith’s 19 kills led four Texas A&M-Kingsville players in double figures in that category and the Javelinas rallied for a 29-31, 30-26, 19-30, 30-20, 15-12 win over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball Thursday night. With the win, the Javelinas (10-17, 5-3 South) […]

Elida sweeps past Melrose

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — Momentum from two playoff wins helped Melrose earn nine of Thursday’s first 10 points. Rest and homecourt advantage helped Elida claim 74 of the next 116. Elida recovered from a 9-1 deficit in the first game and had little problem after that in claiming a 25-21, 25-17, […]