Lady Tigers hoping for state run

ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers had a good season in 2003-04 — maybe not a great season by their standards, but they did reach the Class 1A state semifinals. Still, their overall record (17-13) was relatively modest. “We had chances to beat people, but we made too many mistakes in close games,” said junior […]

Bellum, Schiely earn All-LSC South honors

PNT Staff Senior outside hitter Anna Bellum and junior middle blocker Lindsay Schiely were first-team selections to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball squad, released Monday by the league office in Richardson, Texas. They were among six Zias honored in voting done by division coaches. Senior setter Margie Goble was named to the second […]

ENMU gets regional volleyball berth

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University has garnered its first regional volleyball berth since joining the Lone Star Conference and NCAA Division II in 1984 as the Zias were selected on Sunday for the eight-team Southwest Regional at Kearney, Neb. ENMU (24-8) earned the No. 5 seed in the tournament, and meets Mesa State (Colo.) […]

Zias wipe out halftime deficit, knock off Skyhawks in opener

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By Dave Wagner Mika Robertson committed a cardinal sin — fouling a 3-point shooter — and with time running out in the half, no less. Fort Lewis’ Nicole Quast sank all three free throws, giving the visiting Skyhawks a 13-point lead over Eastern New Mexico University at the intermission. Not to worry, though, Robertson said. […]

Lady Rams bow out against West Las Vegas

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales High volleyball team had all hands on deck and gave it a good shot, but the Lady Rams fell short against West Las Vegas in Friday’s Class 3A state tournament semifinals. West Las Vegas got off to a fast start and held on in the second and third games […]

ENMU falls in semis, awaits possible regional berth

PNT Staff LAWTON, Okla. — Eliminated by Abilene Christian in the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference volleyball tournament, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team now turns its attention to a possible Southwest Region tournament berth. Lone Star Conference South Division champion ACU pulled away for a 26-30, 33-31, 30-23, 30-17 win over the […]

Faith Triumphant prevails in opener

PNT Staff HEREFORD, Texas — Senior Luis McCain scored 24 points, including four 3-pointers, and the Faith Triumphant boys basketball team opened its season Friday with a 59-38 victory over Hereford Community Christian. Four players combined to do all the scoring for the Conquerors. Others in double figures were Seth Pearson with 16 and Eric […]

Zias hope for improvement under Klafka

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By Dave Wagner Picked to finish last in the Lone Star Conference South Division a year ago, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team surprised the experts by staying in title contention until the final weekend of the season. This year the Zias won’t slip up on anybody, but they enter the season with […]

Zias move into LSC semifinals

PNT Staff LAWTON, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team moved into the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference tournament Thursday with a 30-26, 30-28, 16-30, 30-12 victory over Central Oklahoma at Cameron University. Senior middle blocker Emilie Rodman had 13 kills for the Zias (24-7), who play South Division regular-season champion Abilene […]

Broncos look for repeat win against Melrose in title clash

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By Dave Wagner Melrose’s Coy Speer was so busy blocking for junior Carlos Ruiz that he wasn’t aware of what his teammate had accomplished. Ruiz scored a national record 13 touchdowns — 12 on rushing plays and one on a kickoff return — as the Buffaloes mauled Animas 100-55 on Saturday in a six-man state […]

Lady Rams overcome illnesses to gain semis

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — The defending Class 3A state champion Portales Lady Rams overcame the loss of three players to food poisoning Thursday to advance to the state tournament semifinals at Manzano High School. PHS finished third in four-team Pool B, splitting six games, then outlasted Pool A runnerup Shiprock 19-25, 25-20, 25-22, 23-25, 18-16 […]

Three Hounds earn All-LSC South in football

PNT Staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Three members of the Eastern New Mexico University football team have earned first-team All-Lone Star Conference South honors in voting done by the division’s seven head coaches. Eleven members of the Greyhounds were honored overall. The selections were released Wednesday by the conference office. Representing the Greyhounds on the first […]

Zias meet Central Oklahoma today in LSC volleyball tourney

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By Dave Wagner For the first time in a while, West Texas A&M isn’t the prohibitive favorite in the Lone Star Conference volleyball tournament. The five-time tourney champion Lady Buffs didn’t qualify for the event this season, something which hadn’t happened since WT rejoined the LSC in 1993. Eastern New Mexico University is one of […]

Melrose’s Ruiz sets record with 13 TDs

By Rick White Caleb Dodd has played football with Carlos Ruiz since the seventh grade, and he’s still amazed by some of the feats of his fleet-footed teammate. With the help of Dodd’s crushing blocks, Ruiz ran into the national high school record books with an uncanny 13 touchdowns in Saturday’s state six-man semifinal playoff […]

FTCS gears for strong season

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By Dave Wagner With six of his top seven players back off a 12-2 squad, Faith Triumphant boys basketball coach Shawn Kelly is optimistic about the new season. “Our first five ought to be great,” Kelly said. “All of them have played for me since junior high. They know each other pretty well, and they […]

Broncos host Melrose in six-man finals

PNT Staff The District 3 finale turned out to be a preview of the six-man state championship game. Floyd and Melrose collide for the second time in four weeks at noon on Saturday in Floyd, with homefield advantage determined on Sunday in a coin flip between Broncos coach Jeff Gillespie and Melrose coach Dickie Roybal. […]

UTEP relies on depth to get past Zias

PNT Staff EL PASO, Texas — Texas-El Paso relied on 46 points from its bench to defeat Eastern New Mexico University 91-72 on Sunday in a women’s exhibition basketball matchup. The Miners led 37-32 late in the first half, but went on an 8-3 run to begin the second half for a 13-point advantage and […]

ENMU soccer players honored

PNT Sports Eastern New Mexico University sophomores Anna Funck and Megan Dozier were first-team selections on the All-Lone Star Conference women’s soccer team, announced by the league office in Richardson, Texas. Meantime, sophomore forward Jonathan Holman and freshman defenseman Marcus Leyva represented the first-year ENMU men’s squad on the first All-Southwest Soccer Conference squad, both […]

Lady Rams anxious to begin defense of Class 3A state title

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams hope it’s the team at the end of the season which shows up at this week’s Class 3A state volleyball tournament, not the one which went 6-15 during the entire regular season. The defending 3A state champions enter the three-day competition beginning Thursday at Albuquerque’s Manzano High School […]

Zias defeat Kingsville to gain share of second in division

PNT Staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team capped its Lone Star Conference South Division season on Saturday with a 30-26, 30-25, 23-30, 30-24 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville. The Zias (23-7, 7-3 South) pulled into a tie for second place in the division with Angelo State, but will settle for the […]