Mules edge Rams for first victory

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer It was a playoff atmosphere Tuesday night, with the visiting Mules trading baskets all night with the host Portales Rams. Come Thursday, it will feel like a playoff series. Trevor Turnbow scored a game-high 13 points and hit a go-ahead baseline jumper with 1:13 to play and Muleshoe grabbed […]

Elida sweeps Tucumcari

PNT Staff ELIDA — After saying goodbye to a friend and teammate, Elida had a prayer answered Tuesday night aginst Tucumcari. Sophomore Trenton Chenault stole an inbounds pass at halfcourt with one second left and hit a desperation 3-points as the Elida Tigers claimed an emotional 54-51 win over the visiting Rattlers. Elida took the […]

Dora improves to 2-0

Freedom Newspapers J.R. Gonzales had 17 points to lead a balanced effort as the Dora Coyotes improved to 2-0 on the season with a 64-45 victory Monday at Clovis Christian. Gonzales was one of two Coyote scorers in double figures, along with Tyler Wilhoit (10 points), and 10 Coyotes scored against the Eagles. The Coyotes […]

Hounds survive tough match-up with Adams State

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Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds shook off the effects of an L-tryptophan hangover and injuries to the starting lineup to defeat the Adams State College 69-57 Saturday at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (3-1) got all it could handle early in the game from a greatly improved Adams State squad. It […]

Portales Rams playign catch-up as season starts

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Like their female counterparts, the Portales High Ram basketball players are coming off of a Class 3A runnerup performance. Like the Lady Rams, the Rams are hosting Muleshoe Tuesday night. That’s about where the similarities end for the Portales squads. “(Girls coach Brenda Gomez) basically returns most of her team […]

Clovis prepares for football state finals

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers LAS CRUCES — It took the Clovis High defense a while to figure out Onate’s powerful option attack in Saturday’s Class 5A state semifinal playoff game at Field of Dreams. Once they got into halftime with a tie, though, the Wildcats never looked back. Juniors Brian Mead and Rishard Matthews each […]

Zias take tournament, remain undefeated

CANYON, Texas — Riikka Lehtonen poured in 11 of her game-high 18 points off the bench during a decisive second-half run as Eastern New Mexico University remained unbeaten by beating Fort Lewis 71-50 Saturday in the SBC/Coca-Cola Thanksgiving Classic. Senior Tiana Bryant added 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Zias (4-0) while junior Elizabeth […]

Clovis hits road to face Onate in 5A semifinals

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Clovis High senior linebacker Jon Sweet expects a physical matchup when the second-ranked Wildcats play No. 3 Onate in a 1 p.m. Class 5A semifinal playoff matchup today at Las Cruces’ Field of Dreams. “It’ll be a battle of meat on meat,” Sweet said. “Their best thing is to run […]

Zias whip Montana State-Billings, improve to 3-0

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University used three scoring runs of at least nine points in overcoming a 10-point, first-half deficit en route to an 82-67 victory over Montana State-Billings on Friday in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving Shootout. Junior forward Elizabeth Richards posted her second consecutive double-double with 19 points and 12 […]

Former ENMU standout Howard signs with AF2 Dusters

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT staff writer Come next semester, Jeff Howard is still going to be a student at Eastern New Mexico University, but May’s graduation ceremony may be the only time you’ll see him on campus. While Howard works toward his degree from ENMU, he’ll be continuing a football career in arenafootball2 with the […]

Kabrick signs with Angelo State

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer When newly-hired Angelo State coach Ruth Lawanson came to run a medium-sized volleyball camp during the summer at Portales High School, PHS senior Megan Kabrick felt it was a sign. Months later, sign is exactly what Kabrick did, as the four-year varsity member and two-time state champion put her […]

Wednesday’s Lottery Numbers

Powerball: 9, 12, 24, 25, 27, Powerball 33, Power Play 4. Texas Lotto: 6, 20, 21, 29, 35, Bonus Ball 34.

White honored by football Web site

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University senior cornerback Corey White of Lubbock has been chosen third-team All-Southwest Region for the 2005 football season by D2Football.com, which covers NCAA Division II football. Earlier this month, White was a first-team All-Lone Star Conference South Division selection for the second consecutive season. White was the only ENMU player […]

Richards paces Zias in blowout win

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By Dave Wagner Playing her first home game in more than a year, Eastern New Mexico University junior Elizabeth Richards came out like a house afire. Richards hit 6-of-7 shots from the field in just over five minutes at the start and finished with a career-high 25 points as the Zias routed Western New Mexico […]

Portales girls win season opener at Carlsbad

PNT Staff CARLSBAD — Megan Kabrick scored 18 points and Kaycee Quick added 10 off the bench as Portales took a 59-43 win over Carlsbad in its season opener Tuesday night. The Class 3A runnerups played without center Morgan Hill, who was home sick, and survived a game where the host Cavegirls shot 31 free […]

Montoya adjusting to role of leadership

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer This wasn’t the plan when a small guard from a small town transferred to Eastern New Mexico University. Jolen Montoya wasn’t supposed to be the most experienced Greyhound on the 2005-06 basketball roster. “We recruited him to be a backup point guard and possibly spend some time at the […]

Reloaded Lady Rams look for redemption

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer It’s mid-afternoon on Thursday at the Portales High School Gym, and girls basketball coach Brenda Gomez is in a prep period. A cellular phone rings on Gomez’ desk, and it’s her daughter Roni on the other end. The phone call is telling. While it’s a call about the present […]

Hounds improve to 2-1

Freedom Newspapers HAYS, Kan. — Freshman guard Joshua Jackson scored 15 points, including six in a row in the final 2 1/2 minutes to put Eastern New Mexico University ahead for good, and the Greyhounds turned back Illinois Tech 72-65 Saturday for third place in the Westlink Classic men’s basketball tournament. Jackson’s layup with 2:05 […]

Elida to rely on speed, defense

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor ELIDA — They’re quicker than last season and they might just sneak up on the competition if things go well. For right now, the Elida Lady Tigers aren’t taking anything for granted except hard practices. Finishing third in district last season at 17-8, Elida received a good measure of […]

Hounds fall to Ichabods in overtime

Freedom Newspapers HAYS, Kan. — Rashad Adams had a game-high 23 points in regulation, including a late free throw to tie the score, and Washburn University scored the first nine points of overtime in a 90-85 win Friday night over Eastern New Mexico University at the Westlink Communications Classic, hosted by Fort Hays State University. […]