Hounds ousted from conference tourney

Freedom Newspapers DURANT, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University scored the first basket Tuesday night. The rest was pretty much downhill. Junior guard Jason Stampley led five players in double figures with 21 points and Southeastern Oklahoma routed the Greyhounds 93-63 in a first-round game of the Lone Star Conference tournament Southeastern (18-9), the No. […]

Elida coach depending on seniors

PNT staff Heading into regionals and a possible trip to the state tournament in Albuquerque, Elida girls coach Dan Howard said he is counting on the senior duo of Kodi Armitage and Jewlie Paiz to lead the Lady Tigers on a long run in the playoffs. “I’m leaning on my two seniors right now,” Howard […]

Portales boys dominate tennis opener

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PNT staff The Portales tennis team kicked off its season with a solid effort against a mixed bag of Clovis’ varsity and junior varsity squads on Monday at the Portales tennis complex. The Portales boys dominated, with Logan Brown, Matt Tucker, Kyle Adams, Davey Riser, Justin McCasland, and Walker Partin picking up wins as the […]

Hounds ready for first round

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Suffice it to say, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team picked the right time to play arguably its best road game of the season. In a winner-take-all situation, the Greyhounds edged Midwestern State 84-82 in overtime on Saturday at Wichita Falls, Texas, claiming the Lone Star Conference South […]

ENMU victorious, on to LSC tourney

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Freshman guard Joshua Jackson’s baseline jumper with 1.4 seconds left in overtime Saturday lifted Eastern New Mexico University past Midwestern State 84-82 in a battle for the Lone Star Conference South’s fourth and final berth in next week’s LSC tournament. The Greyhounds (12-15, 6-6 South) will travel Tuesday to […]

Portales claims district title

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Tony Parra: PNT staff writer It was the third meeting in eight days for the Portales Rams and Ruidoso Warriors, but this time it had more meaning with the same results. The Portales Rams defeated the Warriors, 52-41, to claim the District 4-3A championship on Saturday night. The Rams defeated Ruidoso, 66-40, on Feb. 17 […]

ENMU baseball team sweeps Northeastern

Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University rode hot hitting of second baseman Mike McDuffie and stellar relief work by sophomore right-handers Charlie Ward and Keith Balderaz to a sweep of Northeastern State in a Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader Saturday at Rousey Field. The Greyhounds won the opener 7-6 and scored twice […]

Lady Rams cruise to district title against Lovington

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By Tony Parra It wouldn’t be a district championship game without coach Brenda Gomez marching back and forth on the sidelines and on Friday Gomez and her girls marched to a District 4-3A championship win over the Lovington Lady Wildcats. The Portales Lady Rams defeated Lovington, 68-33, on Friday behind double-digit scoring from Briana Hernandez, […]

Portales Rams set to host Warriors in district championship

By Jesse Wolfersberger By coming out on top of the three-way tie for first place in District 4-3A, the Portales boys basketball team greatly improved its chances of winning the district tournament for a second consecutive season. First of all, Portales was able to sit back and wait while third-seeded Ruidoso beat New Mexico Military […]

Tarleton puts Hounds in a deeper hole yet

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University is down to its last chance to qualify for the Lone Star Conference tournament. Riding a dominant inside game, Tarleton State beat Eastern 81-64 Thursday in a Lone Star Conference South men’s, putting the Greyhounds in a must win situation in Saturday’s season finale at Midwestern […]

Melrose ends Dora’s season, Tarleton State pounds Zias

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers The Dora Coyotes boys’ basketball season came to a close on Thursday night after they lost 63-51 to the Melrose Buffaloes in Dora. The loss came in the semi-finals of the District 3-1A tournament. The Coyotes were coming off a close victory over the Elida Tigers on Tuesday night, 60-57 in […]

Lady Rams trying to avoid rust

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By Jesse Wolfersberger Portales senior Ashleah Richards hits a 3-pointer over a defender in practice. A chorus of “oohs” echoes through the gym. It’s not that the 3-ball was anything special. It’s that the defender was a guy. About once a week Portales coach Brenda Gomez invites some males to practice to give her team […]

Hounds head into weekend needing win

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With a little help from rival West Texas A&M Wednesday night, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team could have clinched a berth in next week’s Lone Star Conference tournament. It didn’t happen. Midwestern State stayed on ENMU’s heels by edging the Buffaloes 82-79 at Wichita Falls, meaning the […]

Lady Buffalos earn matchup with Elida

Freedom Newspapers In District 3-1A girls tournament, Melrose used back-to-back 3-pointers by Zanessa Dodd and Schuyler Cochran in the third quarter to wrest control and the Lady Buffaloes went on to beat Fort Sumner 54-43 in a semifinal game at Fort Sumner. The win, Melrose’s second at Fort Sumner this year, guaranteed the Lady Buffs […]

Crushing loss still haunts Lady Rams softball team

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer Last season, the Portales Lady Rams won district for the first time in their history. However, the memory of that accomplishment is overshadowed by a crushing 14-0 loss in the first round of the state tournament. “It was embarrassing,” Junior Sharessa Nusser said. “You didn’t know quite what to […]

Dora wins overtime thriller with Elida

PNT staff Elida hit a 3-point buzzer-beater to send the game to overtime. Dora pulled the same trick to win the game in the extra period. Second-seeded Dora survived against fifth-seeded Elida 60-57 Tuesday in the first round of the District 3-1A tournament. In the final 10 seconds of overtime, Dora’s Tyler Wilhoit drove inside […]

Zias split doubleheader, series with Western

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers SILVER CITY — Run-scoring singles by Courtney McClasky and Kristina Goodman in the top of the ninth lifted the Eastern New Mexico University softball team past Western New Mexico 10-7 on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader. The Mustangs held off a last-ditch Zias rally to prevail 6-5 […]

Zias salvage split against Western New Mexico

Freedom Newspapers SILVER CITY — Senior Tina Whitt’s second home run of the game, a two-run shot in the top of the seventh, broke a tie and lifted Eastern New Mexico University to an 8-7 win over Western New Mexico on Monday and a split of their softball doubleheader. In the opener, Western got a […]

Hounds fall to Red Raiders

Freedom Newspapers LUBBOCK — Things had already gone badly enough for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team. The last thing they needed was the ignominy of being no-hit. ENMU senior and Clovis High grad Justin Gee whacked the first pitch from reliever Brian Cloud up the middle for the Greyhounds’ first hit with two out […]

Floyd, Dora girls knocked out of district tournament

PNT staff Floyd’s season is over, but coach Cody May is pleased with his squad for all the progress they’ve made. In the District 3-1A tournament, Schuyler Cochran scored 23 to help Melrose down Floyd 56-39. Darcy Chenault lead Floyd with 17 points, Kelli Johnson chipped in 12. “We’ve had a pretty good season,” May […]