From secondary to sermons: Mims set to preach

By Dave Wagner Eric Mims will have a short night on Saturday. The Eastern New Mexico University senior is slated to start at cornerback when the Greyhounds host New Mexico Highlands at 6 p.m. in their football home opener at Greyhound Stadium. He will then return to his home town of Amarillo to preach his […]

Funck scores twice in Zia victory

Freedom Newspapers PLAINVIEW, Texas — Freshman midfielder Anna Funck scored a pair of goals Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University’s first-year women’s soccer program claimed its first win by blanking Wayland Baptist 4-0. Funck scored an unassisted goal near the end of the first half to put the Zias (1-2) in front. She added another […]

Price is right for Greyhounds

Freedom Newspapers ALAMOSA, Colo. — Lee Price was perfect on a day when his teammates far from it. Price drilled a 36-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining to lift the Greyhounds to an 18-17 win over the Adams State College Grizzlies in Saturday’s season-opener for both teams. Price, a native of Holliday, Texas, tied […]

Conquerors cruise to first win

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By Kevin Wilson School was in session for Faith Triumphant on Saturday, as its veteran team taught Six-Man Football 101 to Evangel Christian Academy. The host Conquerors were never challenged against a team playing its first six-man game, as sophomore Luis McCain accounted for 198 yards of offense and five touchdowns in a 62-6 rout […]

Rams lose top receiver for season

PNT Staff Portales improved to 2-0 with a 22-14 win at Tularosa on Friday, but lost its No. 1 receiver for the rest of the season. Senior Manuel Sisneros suffered a torn spleen in the second half of Friday’s game against the Class 2A Wildcats. Portales football coach Glen Johnson said that Sisneros will likely […]

Rams ready for Tularosa

By Kevin Wilson Other than a victory, there weren’t a lot of things the Portales Rams would like to replicate from Friday’s opener against West Las Vegas. But if there is one thing the Rams would like to keep the same from Friday’s 19-7 win, it would be the defense. Under a rain that helped […]

Greyhounds prepare for unknown with Adams State

By Dave Wagner Not only are the Eastern New Mexico University and Adams State College football teams facing the unknowns of a new season when they clash in a 1 p.m. kickoff on Saturday at Alamosa, Colo., they’re also looking at relatively unfamiliar opponents. Coaches Bud Elliott of ENMU and Wayne McGinn of Adams State […]

Roswell sneaks past Portales

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By Kevin Wilson In 2002, these were the matches that Roswell would invariably give away. In the late hours of Tuesday night, it became the type of match the Lady Coyotes somehow won, and the Portales Lady Rams somehow lost. Roswell won its season opener with a roller coaster five-set win over Portales. “My kids […]

Lady Rams pick up first win

By Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — Megan Kabrick and Kelly Parkey keyed a match-ending 5-0 run, and the Portales Lady Rams salvaged a seventh-place finish in the gold bracket at the Lady Wildcat Invitational on Saturday. Portales (1-3) slumped after a strong showing in pool play, but swept Artesia to claim its first win of the […]

Greyhounds will key on defense

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By Dave Wagner If the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds are to end a 20-year playoff drought, they will rely heavily on a veteran defense and an offense that has some explosive weapons. The Greyhounds have posted a 28-14 record over the past four seasons under head coach Bud Elliott, including 8-3 last year when […]

Zia soccer comes up short in opener

Freedom Newspapers ALAMOSA, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University played competitively but came up short in its first regular-season venture into women’s soccer on Saturday, losing to Hobbs-based College of the Southwest 3-2 in a three-team round-robin hosted by Adams State College. Freshman forward Megan Dozier scored ENMU’s first goal about 26 minutes into the […]

Elida impresses field again at Clovis

By Eric Butler CLOVIS — Elida’s volleyball team cut a swath of surprise into the Clovis Volleyball Invitational a year ago and, in 2003, the Tigers got the chance to do it again. While the little Class 1A team didn’t pull off as many surprises as last year when they advanced all the way to […]

Floyd teams earn first wins of season

PNT Staff The Floyd Broncos changed the outlook on the six-man football rankings on Saturday, blowing out No. 3 Mountainair 66-20 on the road. Senior Chance Chenault caught two touchdown passes from Jerrod Long, threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jason Martinez, and returned a kickoff for a touchdown in a surprisingly easy win […]

Rams rain on Dons’ parade

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PNT Staff BLACKWATER DRAW — Friday night’s football opener survived a rainstorm, and the Portales defense made sure it survived a challenge from West Las Vegas on an off-night for the Ram offense. Junior Tyler Rutherford had two of five interceptions for Portales, which earned a 19-7 win over the visiting Dons at Greyhound Stadium. […]

Volleyball tournament features many storylines

By Eric Butler The Clovis Lady Wildcats’ bid to win their own tournament for the first time is one of many storylines heading into this weekend’s seventh annual Lady Wildcats Invitational volleyball tournament. The 16-team tournament begins Friday morning with pool play at the high school and Marshall Junior High, with quarterfinals beginning at 2 […]

Injuries threaten Zias’ depth

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By Dave Wagner A young Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball squad got even younger with injuries to their only two returning starters. Senior outside hitters Margie Goble, who spent her first three seasons as ENMU’s setter, and Anya Mack will not play in this weekend’s season-opening Lady Buff Classic, hosted by rival West Texas A&M. […]

Broncos hitting the road — literally

By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — No matter how good the Floyd Broncos are this year, the road to the six-man football state crown will not run through Floyd. Actually, no game will go through Floyd this year, as poor field conditions at the northern Roosevelt County school will force the Broncos to play their entire […]

Rams to test new offense against West Las Vegas

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By Kevin Wilson Though he’s in pretty exclusive company right now, T.C. Nusser doesn’t consider himself a one-of-a-kind player by any means. When the Portales High senior comes into tonight’s 7 p.m. game against West Las Vegas at Greyhound Stadium, he’ll be the only player that has started in each of the last three season […]

Elida plans to build around its offense

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Kevin Wilson ELIDA — One would need only a few seconds inside the Elida High School gymnasium to tell that its gym is going through some changes. As for the volleyball team that will play in it, it doesn’t plan to do rebuilding any time soon. “We have a good team,” said senior setter Halee […]

Portales drops season opener

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By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — For a while, it appeared the Portales Lady Rams had Clovis High on the ropes in second game of Tuesday night’s volleyball opener for both teams at Rock Staubus Gym. Portales built a 12-8 lead in the second game and led until late. But the Lady Wildcats survived their struggles […]