Ribaudo signs defensive gems for ENMU football

Jesse Wolfersberger When Eastern New Mexico football coach Mark Ribaudo was looking at scouting tapes of Courtland White, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound linebacker from Cypress Falls High School in Houston, he liked what he saw not only in White, but in one of his teammates. “Obviously we liked Courtland,” Ribaudo said. “And the next time I […]

Portales pushes win streak to four


By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Many years ago, then-Lovington boys coach Art Karger joked with Portales girls coach Brenda Gomez that coaching girls basketball was like watching grass grow. Tuesday night, Gomez and her players were able to return the joke to Karger — now the Lovington girls coach — by presenting him with […]

Hounds hope to rely on experience


By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Last spring, a doubleheader loss at fifth-ranked Abilene Christian on the final day of the season prevented Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team from posting the program’s first winning record since 2000. Gone off that squad are five seniors, all of whom received Lone Star Conference South Division postseason recognition. […]

Lovington on tap for PHS squads


By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though both Portales teams face Lovington tonight, the boys and girls are in completely different territory in their respective District 4-3A seasons. The Rams head into tonight’s district opener at Lovington on a two-game losing skid. The Portales girls, meanwhile, have won their last three games and have beaten […]

Greyhounds drop to 2-3 in LSC South

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Forward Patrick Culver and guard Damien Lolar each scored 23 points Monday night, and West Texas A&M opened an early lead en route to a 93-81 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball game. The win was the 400th in 19 seasons […]

Hounds end losing skid


By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Going up against the conference’s leading rebounder, Midwestern State’s 6-foot-9 center Eric Dawson, Eastern New Mexico knew it was in for a tough night in the post. “The only gameplan was, we didn’t want him to have a career night against us,” ENMU coach Shawn Scanlan said. “And he didn’t.” […]

Mustangs hold off rally to beat Zias


By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Senior post Katherine Maples scored 27 points and pulled down 19 rebounds and senior forward Angie Faurot hit a tie-breaking 3-point shot with a half-minute left Saturday night as Midwestern State edged Eastern New Mexico University 81-78 in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball at Greyhound Arena. Katie Robertson […]

Zias work with transition


By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Tracy Jordan has run the gamut with Eastern New Mexico University softball. Recruited before the 2003 season, Jordan has played under a different coach every season. “It’s certainly a challenge, but the team stays pretty much the same with a couple of exceptions,” said Jordan, who is from Rosamond, Calif. […]

Portales pushes win streak to three


By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer They were the type of numbers that Roswell should have been happy with heading into the second half. The visiting Lady Coyotes had just four turnovers and held host Portales without a field goal for a 7:20 stretch. The only numbers that mattered, however, belonged to Portales with a […]

Hounds look to sustain recent effort

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With the kind of effort they put forth in Wednesday’s 75-69 loss to visiting Tarleton State, Eastern New Mexico University senior guard Jolen Montoya figures the Greyhounds would win most games. ENMU has been playing better of late and hopes to keep the higher level of play going when it […]

Smith’s trey pushes Dora to win

Freedom Newspapers Late heroics returned to Guy Luscombe Gymnasium Friday night, in the form of sophomore guard Clay Smith. Smith scored 10 points, the final three on a trey with two seconds left to give the Dora Coyotes a 56-54 win in a District 3-1A thriller Friday night. “That was our goal going into the […]

Roswell holds off Rams


By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Clarence Cheadle scored a game-high 18 points, and the visiting Roswell Coyotes closed out their regular season on a high note with a 73-54 victory over the Portales Rams. Cheadle led four Coyotes in double figures and hit an early 3-pointer to give Roswell (15-5) a lead they never […]

ENMU men come up short against talented Tarleton team

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University played hard enough, just not quite well enough. Talented Tarleton State took the lead for good late in the first half and fought off a feisty effort by the Greyhounds to post a 75-69 Lone Star Conference South Division victory Wednesday night at Greyhound Arena. Guard Norbey Aragon […]

Zias fall to TexAnns at home

By Dave Wagner Guard Katie Crawford led a balanced attack with 14 points and Tarleton State overcame a sluggish first half to beat Eastern New Mexico University 67-47 on Wednesday night in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball at Greyhound Arena. The TexAnns (13-5, 5-0 South) maintained a half game lead over West Texas […]

PJHS team’s perfect season within grasp

By Kevin Wilson It started with an old banner, and has the potential to be a banner year for the Portales seventh-grade “A” team. The Rams (14-0) enter today’s 4 p.m. game against Gattis with a chance to do what no Portales Junior High squad has done in 30 years — finish with a perfect […]

Lady Rams roll over Ruidoso


By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Portales didn’t play the way it wanted to in a few stretches of the game. Briana Hernandez did, though, and that was more than enough to beat visiting Ruidoso. Hernandez scored all of her game-high 25 points in the first three quarters, at one point outscoring the visiting Lady […]

ENMU teams ready to enjoy home schedule

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Road warriors to this point in the season, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams will get a chance to try to put something together at home over the next few weeks. ENMU’s men play six of their next eight at Greyhound Arena — one of the road outings is a […]

Portales teams have momentum


By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer It’s safe to say that both Portales teams built a little bit of momentum with Friday victories. It’s an even safer bet that neither squad is looking to lose any of the new-found momentum with homecoming only a few days away. Both teams have games later this week against […]

Baseball squad tabbed for fifth

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University was picked for fifth place in baseball and seventh place in softball in Lone Star Conference South Division preseason polls released by the conference office. The baseball team, which finished 26-27 under 15th-year coach Phil Clabaugh in 2004, finished ahead of only West Texas A&M in […]

Wildcats jump out to early lead, beat Hounds

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Cameron Holson’s 3-pointer after just 16 seconds kicked off a game-opening 17-5 run that included five 3-pointers, and Abilene Christian held off Eastern New Mexico University 82-73 on Saturday in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball. Senior guard Demarquez Rembert scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and senior […]