Hounds get best of Rattlers

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By Dave Wagner ’s too bad, says Eastern New Mexico University midfielder Joseph Alvarez, that the Greyhounds’ first soccer season is about to end. ENMU, which earlier in the week played rival West Texas A&M to a scoreless tie, continued its late-season, five-match homestand Friday with a 3-1 Southwest Soccer Conference win over St. Mary’s. […]

Zias stay alive for LSC tourney with tie on road

PNT Staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias scrambled to a 0-0 tie at Southwestern Oklahoma on Friday, and kept themselves in contention for the sixth and final berth in the upcoming Lone Star Conference women’s soccer tournament. ENMU (9-8-2, 2-4-2), playing its second consecutive draw, remained in a tie for sixth […]

Banged-up Rams go down to sixth consecutive loss

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Ruidoso coach Ridge Bowden had the Warriors coming out throwing on their first series Friday night, figuring they needed work in that area. After a three-and-out, Bowden put his team back in a running mode. After sputtering early at times, the Warriors rode 200 yards and four touchdowns on […]

Zias post win at Wayland Baptist

PNT Staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Senior Kelley McGinty posted a double-double with 14 kills and 10 digs and the Eastern New Mexico University Zias defeated Wayland Baptist 30-27, 30-28, 30-16 Thursday night in non-conference volleyball. Lindsay Schiely added 12 kills for the Zias (21-7). Senior Jessica Weeks and junior Olivia Boan had 14 and 13 […]

Lady Tigers advance to tourney finals

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers assured themselves of a berth in Class 1A regional competition next week with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-23 victory over Dora in the District 3-1A tournament semifinals Thursday night. Elida (16-5) plays at top-seeded Fort Sumner at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the winner of that match hosting the […]

Broncos begin bid for title at home

By Dave Wagner After capturing six-man football’s District 3 championship on Saturday with a 28-20 win over Melrose in a battle of unbeatens, the Floyd Broncos have positioned themselves for a run at a state championship. Their bid starts with a 1 p.m. quarterfinal contest on Saturday at Floyd against Gateway Christian, the District 4 […]

Hounds hoping to play spoiler’s role at Midwestern

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By Dave Wagner A heartbreaking loss to second-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday has all but knocked the Eastern New Mexico University football team out of contention for the NCAA Division II playoffs. Now the Greyhounds will try to do the same thing to Midwestern State when the teams clash in a noon (MDT) Lone Star […]

PHS, Ruidoso looking to stay alive

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By Dave Wagner When the Ruidoso Warriors visit Portales High on Friday night, the stakes won’t be as high as the last time the teams met at Blackwater Draw. There will still be plenty on the line, though. Both will be fighting for their playoff lives in a District 4-3A clash set for 7 p.m. […]

Lady Rams down Lovington in four

By Dave Wagner Maybe the Portales High Lady Rams are simply starting a late-season surge. PHS, which has won three of the last four Class 3A state volleyball championships but has been mired well below .500 all season, clinched a trip to this year’s state tournament Tuesday night with a 14-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-20 win […]

Zias garner first season sweep of Lady Buffs

PNT Staff The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball squad completed its first season sweep of West Texas A&M on Tuesday night, thumping the Lady Buffs 30-18, 30-27, 30-27 in a Lone Star Conference South Division clash at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (20-7, 5-3 South), who ended a 23-match losing streak against West Texas with a […]

ENMU, WT play to scoreless tie

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M’s men may have battled to a scoreless draw on Tuesday in their Southwest Soccer Conference matchup at the ENMU pitch, but the teams didn’t have the same feeling about it. The first-year Greyhounds were more than happy with the result, while the Buffaloes (10-4-2, […]

Conquerors cruise to second win of season

PNT Staff Junior Caleb Richards was in on 10 touchdowns Saturday to help the Faith Triumphant Conquerors post an 87-57 victory over San Jon at Conquerors Field. Richards ran for two touchdowns, caught two TD passes, replaced the injured Luis McCain at quarterback and threw for four scores, and also had an interception and a […]

Zias, ECU play to overtime tie

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By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University and East Central women’s soccer teams went into Sunday’s matchup looking to improve their chances of making the Lone Star Conference tournament. In the end, they didn’t settle anything. Despite only four shots on goal in the match, the Zias twice answered ECU tallies and the teams […]

NMMI’s ground game rolls past PHS in district opener

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Try as they might, the Portales High Rams simply couldn’t contain Jason Thomas and New Mexico Military’s powerful ground attack. Thomas rushed for 263 yards — 204 in the first half — and scored five touchdowns in the first three periods while sophomore fullback Bryson Carl added 119 yards […]

Zias beat NSU, keep LSC tourney hopes alive

By Dave Wagner The Lone Star Conference appears competitive from top to bottom in women’s soccer, and the Northeastern State Lady Reds may be the best proof of that. Coming off a 2-1 upset of league-leading and nationally-ranked Texas A&M-Commerce earlier in the week, NSU returned to earth on Friday with a 3-1 loss to […]

Rambelles rally to top Zias in five

PNT Staff Senior outside hitter Nicole Stoffel collected 24 kills and helped rally Angelo State past Eastern New Mexico University 24-30, 25-30, 30-26, 30-22, 15-9 in a Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. The Rambelles (18-7, 5-2 South) moved past the Zias into sole possession of second place in the division, […]

Floyd wins battle of unbeatens from Melrose

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By Eric Butler FLOYD — Jonathan Chavez wasn’t happy with the support his teams was getting so he marched over to the home stands and exhorted the faithful to stand up and cheer. TheFloyd senior gave the Broncos faithful something to holler about midway through the fourth quarter, hauling in a 10-yard touchdown lob from […]

Kingsville scores late, nips Hounds

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Junior running back Ryan Beard scored his third touchdown of the game, a 4-yard run with 1:07 left, and second-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 29-22 Saturday night in a battle for the Lone Star Conference South Division lead at Greyhound Stadium. Beard’s touchdown capped a seven-play, […]

Lady Tigers win district 3-1A finale

PNT Staff DORA — The Elida Lady Tigers wrapped up second place in District 3-1A volleyball Thursday night with a hard-fought 25-20, 25-21, 26-24 victory over the Elida Lady Coyotes. Elida (14-5, 6-2 district) will play in the district semifinals on Thursday in a 7 p.m. matchup. Fifth-seeded Floyd plays at No. 4 Melrose on […]

Kingsville puts ENMU streak to test

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By Dave Wagner Following a 1-3 start, the Eastern New Mexico University football team has put itself in position to send retiring coach Bud Elliott out in a blaze of glory. With four consecutive come-from-behind wins, the Greyhounds (5-3, 4-0 Lone Star Conference South) find themselves atop the division standings and back on the brink […]