Hounds seeking lost offense

By Dave Wagner Shawn Scanlan and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team are desperately searching for their offense. Somewhere last week between Portales and Weatherford, Okla., it was apparently misplaced. The Greyhounds managed only 85 points in Lone Star Conference road crossover losses to Southwestern Oklahoma and Cameron, including a stretch of more […]

Portales teams suffer double-digit losses

PNT Staff SUDAN, Texas — Apparently, the Portales girls team left its offense in New Mexico. In its only visit to Texas this season, the Portales girls team suffered its second-straight defeat, 33-20, to Sudan Tuesday night. Portales (2-2) fell into a 13-5 hole after the first quarter and was blanked in the third for […]

Zias lose two starters to knee injuries

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Off to its best start in several seasons, the ranks of Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team have thinned considerably in the last couple of weeks due to knee injuries. First, junior reserve forward Rochelle Vance went down in a win over Fort Lewis at the West Texas A&M […]

Dora boys move to 5-2

PNT Staff TEXICO — The Texico Lady Wolverines raced out to a 24-6 lead at the end of the first half on their way to a 51-13 victory over the Dora Lady Coyotes on Tuesday night. Kelsey McKinney led the Lady Coyotes with nine points while Faith Martin paced Texico with nine points. Lori Richardson […]

Elida teams sweep House

PNT Staff ELIDA — Kodi Armitage scored 17 points as the Elida Lady Tigers (5-1) breezed past the House Cowgirls Tuesday by a score of 63-33. Elida got out early and posted a 35-15 halftime and built on that in the final two quarters. “We got it going early in the first quarter and coasted […]

Floyd teams each earn first win

PNT Staff FLOYD — Chet Chenault scored 12 to lead a balanced effort as the Floyd Broncos picked up their first win of the season, 48-44 over Carrizozo. If nothing else, the Broncos (1-1) were well-rested coming into Tuesday’s game, having not played since their Nov. 22 opening loss against Clovis Christian. Though they’re admittedly […]

Rams pull even on season with win over Lubbock Cooper

Freedom Newspapers SHALLOWATER, Texas — The Portales Rams earned fifth place at the Shallowater Shootout and a .500 record on the season Saturday with a 45-37 victory over Lubbock Cooper. Daniel Aranda, who has reached double figures in all four games this season for Portales (2-2), had 17 points in the win, which saw Portales […]

Late run pushes Zia squad to 5-1

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Tiana Bryant posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds and sparked a late 8-0 run that gave Eastern New Mexico University enough of a cushion to survive in a 66-65 win Saturday in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Cameron University. Bryant also had a pair of […]

Cold-shooting Hounds lose at Cameron

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Arthur Trousdell posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and the host Cameron Aggies held Eastern New Mexico University without a field goal for the first 18:16 of the game en route to an easy 58-42 win in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Aggie Gym. Willie […]

Mayfield finishes perfect campaign with win over Clovis

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers LAS CRUCES — Just when it looked like the Clovis High Wildcats had taken control, Mayfield turned the tables. The top-ranked Trojans (14-0) answered the Cats’ 72-yard go-ahead scoring drive following the second-half kickoff with a 65-yard touchdown march of their own and went on to a 17-7 victory in […]

All-district teams named

Freedom Newspapers Volleyball team honored by district Five Portales players earned first-team honors for the All-District 4-3A volleyball team. Megan Kabrick, Morgan Hill, Ella Erf, Ashleah Richards and Bethany Self all earned first-team honor for Portales, which went 5-0 against District 4-3A opponents and 13-0 against Class 3A teams during its 22-3 state championship season. […]

Rams earn first win

Freedom Newspapers SHALLOWATER, Texas — A balanced effort gave Portales its first win of the season, a 50-39 win over Farwell in the consolation bracket of the Shallowater Shootout. Portales (1-2) plays against Lubbock Cooper today in the 1 p.m. (MST) fifth-place game at Shallowater High School. “They’re really young,” Portales coach Mark Gallegos said […]

Manzano coach: Clovis’ talent is better

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Manzano coach Aaron Ocampo knows first-hand how explosive the Clovis Wildcats’ offense can be. The Wildcats beat Manzano 49-14 two weeks ago in the second round of the playoffs. “You have to contain (Rishard) Matthews,” Ocampo said. “And I don’t know if you can stop him without double covering him […]

Clovis routs Portales in early-season matchup

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Although both of the respective head coaches might disagree, Friday night saw 5A Clovis as 19 points better than Class 3A Portales. Aimee Hilburn led all scorers with 15 points and Tori Quintana had a pair of back-breaking threes early in the third quarter as the visiting Lady Cats […]

Portales prepares to test Clovis

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Clovis High girls basketball coach Miles Watters expects the Lady Wildcats to get their first test of the season tonight. The defending Class 5A state champions, winners of 31 in a row and 39 of their last 40, travel south for a 7 p.m. contest against rival Portales, the defending […]

Zias, Hounds stumble in crossover games

Freedom Newspapers WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Based on records, it may have looked like the teams switched uniforms. Southwestern Oklahoma jumped out to an early lead and the Bulldogs rolled to their first win in seven outings this season, a 61-43 rout of Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday night in a Lone Star Conference men’s […]

Rams fall to 0-2

SHALLOWATER, Texas — Thanks to their neighbors across the Texas border, the Portales Rams are off to an 0-2 start on the season. For the second time in three days, the Muleshoe Mules claimed a victory over the Rams, with the most recent win Thursday in the opening round of the Shallowater Shootout. The Mules […]

Hunter, White earn Cactus Bowl spots

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Seniors Derrick Hunter and Corey White have been chosen to represent Eastern New Mexico University on the West squad in the 2006 Cactus Bowl all-star football game, scheduled for a 5:35 p.m. (MST) kickoff on Jan. 6 at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Hunter led the Greyhounds in receiving in each of his […]

Portales cruises past Muleshoe

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Even with 18 points, Morgan Hill thought defense was the most important aspect of Portales’ 54-26 rout of Muleshoe. Even with Navy’s hoops team waiting for the senior post, it’s all about the here and now for Hill and her Portales teammates. “I know it’s going to be harder […]

Mules edge Rams for first victory

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer It was a playoff atmosphere Tuesday night, with the visiting Mules trading baskets all night with the host Portales Rams. Come Thursday, it will feel like a playoff series. Trevor Turnbow scored a game-high 13 points and hit a go-ahead baseline jumper with 1:13 to play and Muleshoe grabbed […]