Zias pull out another win in fifth game

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By Dave Wagner Once again, the Eastern New Mexico University Zias showed they know what to do in the abbreviated fifth game of a volleyball match. ENMU won for the 10th time in 11 five-game matches over the past two seasons — including 3-0 this year — by edging New Mexico Highlands 27-30, 30-21, 28-30, […]

Zias, Buzard battle on

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard is in the middle of radiation and chemotherapy treatments in Albuquerque after he was found to have a cancerous brain tumor in late July, but he knows it’ll probably be a while before he’s able to return to the sideline. With that in […]

Portales prepares for Goddard, again

PNT Staff PNT Staff The Portales Lady Rams and Roswell Goddard are getting pretty familiar with each other. The teams were matched up in Pool A of the 16-team Zia Classic in Roswell over the weekend, co-hosted by Goddard and Roswell High, and they met Saturday evening in the fifth-place match with the Lady Rockets […]

Elliott claims 200th career win with 39-0 blowout

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — If you’re going to get a milestone win, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott’s 200th career victory as a college coach couldn’t have been drawn up much better. The Greyhounds dominated Southwestern Oklahoma in every phase of the game in rolling to a 39-0 win Saturday night […]

Rams move to 3-0 with win at Raton

PNT Staff RATON — For the third straight game, the Portales Rams found themselves in a dogfight at halftime, and once again they responded. Trailing 9-6 at the half after committing four turnovers and giving up a safety, PHS coach Glenn Johnson switched sophomore wide-out Mario Salazar with senior quartertback Tyler Rutherford and the move […]

Zias battle Lubbock Christian for five-game victory

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire wasn’t happy with his team’s play Friday night against Lubbock Christian at Greyhound Area, but at least the Zias came out on top. “I will say we fought to the end,” McGuire said after ENMU nailed down a 30-28, 29-31, 31-29, 27-30, 15-12 win […]

ENMU cross country men place eighth at UNM meet

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Ricardo Hernandez finished 31st on Saturday to lead the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to an eighth-place finish with 276 points in the Lobo Invitational, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Hernandez posted a time of 27 minutes, 23 seconds over the 8-kilometer course. UNM, with […]

Lady Coyotes fall to Grady

PNT Staff GRADY — The Dora Lady Coyotes opened their volleyball season Thursday night, losing to unbeaten (6-0) Grady 25-20, 19-25, 25-22, 25-17. “We have a lot of things to work on,” Dora coach Myra Skinner said. “Grady’s a scrappy team, and they got to a lot of balls.” Dora defeated Grady 25-13, 25-19 in […]

ENMA finishes fifth season of competition

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico Aquatics has completed its fifth year of competing in New Mexico USA Swimming competitions. The team prepared for the state meet by competing in several meets throughout the state and teams members woke up at 5:30 a.m. most mornings so they could be at practice on time. Eastern New Mexico […]

Hounds, Bulldogs seek complete performances

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University has displayed a potent offense while Southwestern Oklahoma has relied on its defense two games into the season. But both teams are off to 0-2 starts, and veteran coaches Bud Elliott of ENMU and Paul Sharp of Southwestern are looking for the other side of the ball to […]

Raton looks to contain 1-2 punch from Rams

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By Dave Wagner Raton coach Brock Walton believes the key to the Tigers’ game against Portales High on Friday night is containing senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford and senior running back Chris Carter. Easier said than done, counters PHS coach Glenn Johnson. “With our offensive scheme and philosophy, I don’t think you can take (both of […]

Lady Rams seek continued progress in Roswell tourney

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams have been in this position before. Winners of three of the past four Class 3A state volleyball championships, Portales is off to a 2-3 start against fairly rugged competition as it prepares for this weekend’s 16-team Zia Classic in Roswell. “I think we’re coming along,” PHS coach Ruth […]

Zias sweep Midwestern

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By Dave Wagner Albeit somewhat grudgingly, Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire allowed that his team had done all right Monday night. The Zias, coming off a weekend trip to Grand Junction, Colo., in which they split four matches, took control early and opened their home schedule with a 30-21, 30-25, 30-26 win […]

ENMU soccer teams blanked

PNT Staff PUEBLO, Colo. — Colorado State-Pueblo proved too tough for Eastern New Mexico University’s soccer teams, scoring shutout wins in both ends of the doubleheader. CSU-P won the women’s game 2-0 to improve to 4-0 for the season, while the the first-year ENMU men’s program suffered its first loss 4-0 in the nightcap. ENMU’s […]

Southeastern posts 45-21 win over Hounds

PNT Staff DURANT, Okla. — Senior quarterback Drew Beard ran for 231 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 295 yards and three scores Saturday night, setting a school and Lone Star Conference single-game total offense record in the process, to lift Southeastern Oklahoma past Eastern New Mexico University 45-21 in an LSC crossover football […]

Big first half carries Broncos past defending state champs

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Floyd’s Bryan Johnson didn’t have a particularly good second half throwing the ball Saturday, going just 2-for-11. It didn’t really matter, though — the senior quarterback went 7-for-7 in the first half, including three for scores, and the Broncos cruised past defending six-man state champion Tatum 59-20. Junior running back […]

ENMU soccer teams sweep Colorado Christian

PNT Sports LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Sophomore forward Johnathan Holman collected two goals and an assist Friday as Eastern New Mexico stayed unbeaten in its first season of competition with a 4-1 victory over Colorado Christian. Keith Vargas scored unassisted in the fourth minute to put the Greyhounds (2-0-1) in front, and Holman then assisted on […]

Lady Tigers split weekend matches

PNT Staff GRADY — The Grady Lady Bronchos rallied from two games down to edge Elida 18-25, 20-25, 25-11, 27-25, 17-15 Saturday afternoon. It was the third match in three days for the Lady Tigers (2-1), who beat San Jon in four games on the road on Thursday and then knocked off House 25-19, 25-16, […]

Faith Triumphant absorbs loss to El Paso opponent

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PNT Staff El Paso Faith Christian scored the game’s final 52 points Friday and the Lions roared to an 82-52 win over Faith Triumphant in the Conquerors’ home football opener. Junior running back Steven Lopez accounted for nine touchdowns for Faith Christian, including four in a third-quarter rally which turned a 52-44 halftime deficit into […]

Rams top Tularosa, go to 2-0

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Early on, the Tularosa Wildcats had Portales High on its heels. But they weren’t able to deliver a knockout punch, and Rams senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford took over in the second half to lead Portales to a 33-12 win on Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Rutherford ran for 186 […]