Lions look to spoil ENMU’s division run

By Dave Wagner With three consecutive come-from-behind wins under its belt, the Eastern New Mexico University football team suddenly finds itself in the middle of the Lone Star Conference South Division race. Coach Bud Elliott, though, said the Greyhounds can’t afford to look ahead as they prepare to take on Texas A&M-Commerce in a 1 […]

Zias dispatch Kingsville

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By Dave Wagner The table is set for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. Coming off five-game matches on the road against their three toughest foes to begin Lone Star Conference South Division play, the Zias now have a chance to put together a solid streak. ENMU shook off a bit of a sluggish […]

Rams gear up for Coyotes

By Dave Wagner New Roswell High football coach Barry Chambers hopes he can accomplish for the Coyotes what he did over the past four seasons at Deming — lift the program to respectability. “At Deming, I walked into an 0-24 situation and we made the playoffs a couple of years,” Chambers said as he prepared […]

Vixens roll to victory over Floyd

By Dave Wagner FLOYD — It was hard telling from Fort Sumner senior Tobea Patterson just who had won. “Our passes were not good at all tonight,” she said. “The intensity was really bad, too.” Except for a brief hiccup in Game 3, though, the Vixens barely worked up a sweat Tuesday night in rolling […]

Zias end losing streak against Lady Buffs with five-game win

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — Anna Bellum had 22 kills and Kelley McGinty added 18 kills and 21 digs Tuesday night, lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team past West Texas A&M 30-23, 38-40, 30-20, 25-30, 15-9 in a Lone Star Conference South Division matchup. The win was the first for the Zias over WT […]

ENMU plans web broadcast of volleyball match

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University has announced that an audio broadcast of the Zias’ Lone Star Conference South Division match at West Texas A&M will be available free to listeners on the internet through the school’s agreement with TRZ/Teamline. ENMU sports information director Robert McKinney will do the broadcast beginning at 5:50 p.m. (MDT), […]

ENMU squads perform well in rodeo at Vernon

PNT Staff VERNON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s rodeo teams posted their best showings of the season in a Southwest Region rodeo over the weekend, hosted by Vernon College. ENMU’s men tied with Tarleton State for third place with 160 points, trailing Texas Tech (173 1/3) and West Texas A&M (165), while the women […]

Zias open new pitch with win over New Mexico Highlands

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By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team was determined not to let anything spoil the Zias’ debut on their new pitch. With just a bit of help from New Mexico Highlands, and a late insurance goal, the Zias posted a 2-0 win on Sunday to keep their record above .500 for […]

Rugged Artesia hands Rams resounding loss

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — It’s bad enough taking your lumps on the scoreboard. For Portales High Friday night, the lumps were even worse on the field. Numerous Rams players limped off the field during a 55-8 loss at the hands of Artesia, the state’s top-ranked Class 4A team, leaving PHS coach Glenn Johnson […]

Zias finish sweep in WT volleyball event

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team completed a three-game sweep in the Lady Buff Challenge, hosted by West Texas A&M, beating St. Mary’s 30-24, 27-30, 30-28, 30-24 and Texas A&M-Commerce 30-19, 30-21, 30-20 on Friday. The Zias (15-5), ranked sixth in the Southwest Region, won their first match in […]

Hounds hang on, beat WT

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Thanks to their ability to dodge a couple of late bullets, the “Wagon Wheel” is back in the possession of the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds after a one-year absence. ENMU rebounded from a lackluster first half Saturday to take the lead late in the third quarter, then held […]

Hounds seek better result against Buffs

By Dave Wagner With consecutive wins under their collective belt, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott believes the Greyhounds are starting to hit their stride. But as they found out last year, rival West Texas A&M is perfectly capable of throwing up a major roadblock. The Lone Star Conference South Division foes clash […]

Zias coast past Wayland Baptist

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — Sophomore middle blocker Grace George compiled 15 kills and senior outside hitter Anna Bellum added 10 kills and eight digs Thursday night as Eastern New Mexico University cruised past Wayland Baptist 30-25, 30-19, 30-19 in the Lady Buff Classic volleyball tournament, hosted by West Texas A&M-University. Junior outside hitter Lindsay […]

Pettigrew earns all-around cowboy honors

Freedom Newspapers ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew won the steer wrestling competition and the all-around cowboy title Oct. 2 at Sul Ross State. Pettigrew won the first round in 3.6 seconds and the short round in 4.3 seconds. Since no other cowboy won points in more than one event, Pettigrew […]

Broncos keep rolling

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos admit they’re getting a little antsy. Hardly breaking a sweat, the Broncos overwhelmed San Jon 66-8 on Thursday, improving to 6-0 for the season in a game called by the state’s 45-point lead rule which goes into effect in six-man games at that point. “We don’t want […]

Rams hope to be ready for Artesia

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By Dave Wagner It’s been a while since the Portales High Rams have played a football game. Since losing on Sept. 17 at Denver City, Texas, PHS has been in action for just two quarters — a weather-shortened 14-0 loss to Roswell Goddard the following week at Blackwater Draw. Now, coming off an open date, […]

WT whitewashes Hounds in soccer

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — Junior forward Josh Fender netted his first hat trick of the season and junior midfielder Omar Morales added three assists as West Texas A&M blanked Eastern New Mexico University 7-0 Tuesday night in a soggy Southwest Soccer Conference men’s soccer match at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. Senior midfielder Jason Connell added […]

Lady Rams go five games to top Lovington in district tilt

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams badly needed a confidence boost, and they finally got one Tuesday night. Down and almost out several times, the Lady Rams rallied for the final six points in Game 4, then finished out the match on a 9-1 run to upend rival Lovington 23-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22, 15-12 […]

Lady Rams fall in district opener

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — After a tough pre-district schedule, the Portales Lady Rams weren’t able to get it going Saturday in their District 4-3A opener and dropped a 25-17, 25-20, 25-16 decision to the Ruidoso Lady Warriors. Portales (3-11, 0-1) returns to action tonight with a 6:30 p.m. district clash against Lovington at the PHS […]

Lady Tigers rally back for district win over Dora

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By Dave Wagner ELIDA — Amber Griffin knew things were a little out of whack for the Elida Lady Tigers. No, make that a lot out of whack. “We were yelling at each other and fighting among ourselves,” she said. “But we picked ourselves back up.” Down two games and trailing 12-7 in the third, […]