Hounds rout Mustangs in final game for Elliott

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott walked down the runway from the dressing room at Greyhound Stadium for the final time on Saturday afternoon, trying to savor the moment. Elliott’s 48-year coaching career — including 37 years as a college head coach, the last 11 at ENMU […]

Broncos seek berth in six-man finals

By Dave Wagner The Mountainair Mustangs started the season in a hole after losses to Floyd and Melrose, considered the top two teams this year in six-man football. Since then, though, first-year coach Robert Zamora’s squad has run off eight wins in a row. Mountainair gets another crack at Floyd (9-0), this time at home, […]

Zias post sweep of TexAnns

PNT Staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team cruised to a 30-21, 30-27, 30-26 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Tarleton State Thursday night. The Zias (22-7, 6-3 South), who close the regular season on Saturday with a division match at Texas A&M-Kingsville, had already clinched one of the division’s […]

Hounds entertain Mustangs Saturday in Elliott’s finale

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s Bud Elliott, coming to the end of a coaching career this week that dates to the early 1950s, admits to mixed feelings about his impending retirement. “After 48 years, I don’t know why I wouldn’t (feel that way),” he said. “It’s been my life, and it’s hard to […]

ENMU men set for regional cross country

By Dave Wagner Joel McMullen knows his Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team has its work cut out in Saturday’s NCAA Division II South Central Region Championships at Joplin, Mo., hosted by Missouri Southern. The Greyhounds, fifth in the Lone Star Conference meet Oct. 25 at Commerce, Texas, would need to place third […]

Rams play at Lovington in season finale

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By Dave Wagner Since a 3-0 start, it’s been pretty much nothing but tough times for the Portales High Rams. Things don’t look to get much easier this week when they travel to Lovington for Friday’s 7 p.m. District 4-3A and regular-season finale. The Rams (3-6, 0-2 district) are out of the postseason running and […]

Rams, Lady Rams begin basketball practice

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By Dave Wagner Portales High girls basketball coach will miss the four seniors who graduated from last year’s Class 3A two-time state championship team, including her daughter, point guard Roni Gomez. But she’s optimistic as the Lady Rams begin practice this week for the 2004-05 season. “It’ll be hard to replace the guards, but I […]

Hounds shut out in season finale

By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has relied on defense to stay in most of its matches. The next step in the process is to be able to score. Junior forward Lubomir Bogdanov’s goal in the 19th minute held up, and Incarnate Word clinched the Southwest Soccer Conference’s first regular-season […]

Lobos cruise past Hounds

By Pete Herrera: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Lobos made sure those early rising voters in Tuesday’s election got a full night’s sleep. Anxious to bury the memories of back-to-back mediocre seasons, New Mexico opened its 102nd year of basketball with a 99-67 exhibition win Monday night over injury-riddled Division-II member Eastern […]

Lady Rams fall in final to Ruidoso

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — The Ruidoso Lady Warriors took three hard-fought games Saturday night for a 25-18, 25-23, 25-21 win over Portales High in the finals of the district 4-3A volleyball tournament. Both teams qualify, though, for Class 3A state competitition in Albuquerque Nov. 11-13 at Manzano High School and the University of New Mexico’s […]

Midwestern pulls away from ENMU

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State linebacker Fred Moore partially blocked two Eastern New Mexico University punts, helping set up a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns that lifted the Indians to a 34-20 Lone Star Conference South Division victory on Saturday. MSU (7-2, 4-1 South) kept alive its hopes of an NCAA Division II postseason berth, […]

Broncos score 55 points in second half to romp

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Jerrod Long says he and three of his Floyd football teammates learned a valuable lesson this week — show up when you’re supposed to show up. With three two-way starters and senior quarterback Bryan Johnson held out early in Saturday’s six-man quarterfinal playoff game against Gateway Christian, Floyd quickly found […]

Hounds get best of Rattlers

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By Dave Wagner ’s too bad, says Eastern New Mexico University midfielder Joseph Alvarez, that the Greyhounds’ first soccer season is about to end. ENMU, which earlier in the week played rival West Texas A&M to a scoreless tie, continued its late-season, five-match homestand Friday with a 3-1 Southwest Soccer Conference win over St. Mary’s. […]

Zias stay alive for LSC tourney with tie on road

PNT Staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias scrambled to a 0-0 tie at Southwestern Oklahoma on Friday, and kept themselves in contention for the sixth and final berth in the upcoming Lone Star Conference women’s soccer tournament. ENMU (9-8-2, 2-4-2), playing its second consecutive draw, remained in a tie for sixth […]

Banged-up Rams go down to sixth consecutive loss

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Ruidoso coach Ridge Bowden had the Warriors coming out throwing on their first series Friday night, figuring they needed work in that area. After a three-and-out, Bowden put his team back in a running mode. After sputtering early at times, the Warriors rode 200 yards and four touchdowns on […]

Zias post win at Wayland Baptist

PNT Staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Senior Kelley McGinty posted a double-double with 14 kills and 10 digs and the Eastern New Mexico University Zias defeated Wayland Baptist 30-27, 30-28, 30-16 Thursday night in non-conference volleyball. Lindsay Schiely added 12 kills for the Zias (21-7). Senior Jessica Weeks and junior Olivia Boan had 14 and 13 […]

Lady Tigers advance to tourney finals

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers assured themselves of a berth in Class 1A regional competition next week with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-23 victory over Dora in the District 3-1A tournament semifinals Thursday night. Elida (16-5) plays at top-seeded Fort Sumner at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the winner of that match hosting the […]

Broncos begin bid for title at home

By Dave Wagner After capturing six-man football’s District 3 championship on Saturday with a 28-20 win over Melrose in a battle of unbeatens, the Floyd Broncos have positioned themselves for a run at a state championship. Their bid starts with a 1 p.m. quarterfinal contest on Saturday at Floyd against Gateway Christian, the District 4 […]

Hounds hoping to play spoiler’s role at Midwestern

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By Dave Wagner A heartbreaking loss to second-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday has all but knocked the Eastern New Mexico University football team out of contention for the NCAA Division II playoffs. Now the Greyhounds will try to do the same thing to Midwestern State when the teams clash in a noon (MDT) Lone Star […]

PHS, Ruidoso looking to stay alive

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By Dave Wagner When the Ruidoso Warriors visit Portales High on Friday night, the stakes won’t be as high as the last time the teams met at Blackwater Draw. There will still be plenty on the line, though. Both will be fighting for their playoff lives in a District 4-3A clash set for 7 p.m. […]