Hounds make total turnaround in rout

Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan didn’t know the team he coached on Saturday in the High Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev. He didn’t really expect the team he saw on Sunday. Dominating a good opponent from start to finish, the Greyhounds (4-6) thrashed St. Mary’s 79-41 to gain a split […]

Lady Rams hang on to beat Moriarty

PNT Staff MORIARTY — The Portales Lady Rams struggled through a second half in which they scored just 11 points, but they still had enough on Saturday to hang on for a 33-30 victory over Moriarty. Portales (4-5) led by 10 points early in the second half before the Lady Pintos closed to within a […]

Unbeaten Pitt State romps past Hounds

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Junior guard Eddie Jackson scored 26 points — all but three in the second half — to lead undefeated Pittsburg State (Kan.) to an 83-63 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the High Desert Classic at the McDermott Physical Education Center on the campus of the […]

Coyotes unable to overcome Farwell’s spurts

By Dave Wagner FARWELL, Texas — Dora’s boys recovered from Farwell’s first haymaker, but not the second. Down 11-0 in the first three minutes, the Coyotes battled back to within a point in the third quarter before the Steers ran off a 20-1 blitz that cemented a 65-49 victory on Friday night. Senior guard Tate […]

Farwell girls beat Lady Coyotes

By Dave Wagner FARWELL, Texas — In a physical game with neither team having much depth, outside shooting gave the Farwell Lady Blue a big lift Friday night against Dora. Sophomore guard Dellani Jones kept Farwell close with three first-half 3-pointers, and fellow sophomore Salida Edwards helped the Lady Blue take control by scoring nine […]

Floyd sweeps Logan

PNT Staff FLOYD — Sophomore Blair Jaramillo scored a career-high 22 points Friday night to lead the Floyd Lady Broncos to a 71-60 victory over Logan. Floyd (5-5) used its pressure defense to force several turnovers and key a 27-11 fourth-quarter run that erased a 49-44 lead for the Lady Longhorns (3-6). Juniors Kelli Johnson […]

Rams rally for victory over Pintos

PNT Sports MORIARTY — If nothing else, the Portales High boys basketball team found out this weekend that it is resilient. The Rams, who dropped a last-second heartbreaker on Friday night at Los Lunas, saw a 13-point lead after one quarter on Saturday turn into a three-point deficit early in the final stanza before rallying […]

Howard named third-team Little All-America

Staff and Wire Reports Eastern New Mexico senior linebacker Jeff Howard has been named to the third team of the Associated Press’ Little All-America selections, announced on Thursday. The Little All-America squad is comprised of players in NCAA Division II and Division III and the NAIA. Howard, a Portales High graduate who led ENMU in […]

Elida squads split at Tucumcari

PNT Staff TUCUMCARI — The Elida Lady Tigers rolled to a 28-9 first-quarter lead and blasted Tucumcari 57-24 Thursday night. Senior Adrienne Coe led three players in double figures with 15 points, while Lyndsey Smith added 14 and Kodi Armitage 11. Most of the second half was played with a running clock with Elida ahead […]

PHS squads hit the road this weekend


By Dave Wagner When the Portales High basketball team plays at Los Lunas tonight, the Rams might think they’re seeing Roswell High again. PHS begins a busy weekend with the 7:30 p.m. tipoff at Class 5A Los Lunas. On Saturday, Portales is scheduled for a varsity doubleheader at Moriarty, with the girls tipping off around […]

Hounds hope to hit stride


By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is trying to get the Greyhounds back to the form which has delivered back-to-back Lone Star Conference South Division championships. They still have a ways to go, he said. ENMU takes a 3-5 record into the High Desert Classic this weekend in the […]

Conquerors post win over Amarillo Home School

PNT Staff AMARILLO — Luis McCain scored 27 points Tuesday night as the Faith Triumphant boys basketball bounced back from its first loss of the season the night before to pound Amarillo Home School 92-52. Caleb Richards added 22 points, Seth Pearson 21 and Tim Smith 10 for the Conquerors (6-1), who were beaten at […]

Roswell turns back Lady Rams

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Playing their fifth game on the road in six nights, including their second in two nights in Roswell, the Portales Lady Rams fell short Tuesday night when Roswell High held on late for a 54-48 victory. Portales (3-5), which beat Roswell Goddard 58-32 on Monday night, erased a nine-point deficit at […]

Lady Rams post win at Goddard

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Senior Patty Terry and junior Megan Kabrick scored 12 points each to lead four Portales players in double figures Monday night as the Lady Rams cruised to a 58-32 victory over Roswell Goddard. Juniors Morgan Hill and Ashleah Richards added 11 and 10 points, respectively, as PHS won for the third […]

Rams cruise past Robertson


By Dave Wagner The Portales High boys basketball team traveled on Easy Street Monday night for the first time this season. Taking control of the game with a 12-0 run over the final 2 1/2 minutes of the first quarter, the Rams routed Las Vegas Robertson 63-36 at the PHS gym. Senior Chris Carter was […]

Tarleton State takes pair from Eastern

PNT Staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State erased a four-point deficit with less than 17 minutes left and rolled to a 70-52 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. Reserve Rich Francis scored 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting, hitting 5-of-5 second-half 3-pointers, while center David Stephens added 13 […]

Lady Rams finish fifth in tourney

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — It was Portales coach Brenda Gomez’ express wish, after a quarterfinal loss in the Mel Otero Rio Rancho Invitational on Thursday, that her Lady Rams break an 0-4 winless streak to start the season. As soon as possible. Two days later, Portales (2-4) had done just that with a […]

Rams hope to bounce back Monday against Robertson


By Dave Wagner With a few practices under their belts after a busy start to the season, Portales High boys coach Mark Gallegos is hoping the Rams are ready to hit a consistent stride. Portales, which has been off since Tuesday after opening the season with five games in eight days, entertains Las Vegas Robertson […]

Elida falls in fifth-place game

PNT Staff NEW DEAL, Texas — The Elida boys basketball team got thumped on Saturday, but the Tigers didn’t come away from the Mean Green Classic empty-handed. Elida (4-4) won twice in consolation bracket play on Friday to advance to Saturday morning’s fifth-place game, where the Tigers were pounded by Smyer 52-17. “We were just […]

ENMU’s Howard named All-American


By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University senior linebacker Jeff Howard has been named to the 2004 American Football Coaches Association All-America team, becoming the third ENMU player chosen to the elite squad in 11 seasons. Howard led the Greyhounds in tackles in each of the past two years. In the 2004 campaign, he intercepted […]