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. […]

San Jon girls hang on late to post victory

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT staff writer DORA — In her first experience as a basketball coach, San Jon’s Kristi Cargile learned the game, like many other sports, can be one of inches. Danielle Lee led the visiting Lady Coyotes with 19 points, and San Jon held off a dominant performance from Dora senior Rana Terry […]

Dora boys start season with win

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT staff writer DORA — Like the city they represent, the Coyotes are trying to make sure whatever success they have starts with a “D.” The host Coyotes held San Jon scoreless for a five-minute span bridging the first and second quarters, and Dora got its season off to a rousing start […]

Clovis romps into Class 5A semifinals

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Big plays kill. Clovis scored on four plays of 33 yards or longer and beat Manzano 49-14 in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. “We were hitting ‘em well, we were moving the ball, we were stopping them on ‘D,’ but […]

Big Finnish off to solid start

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By Kevin Wilson In Riikka Lehtonen’s home city of Turku, Finland, it’s the ice where most star athletes can be seen. One game into the Eastern New Mexico University basketball season, the Zia post could be primed to be a star on the hardwood. The Zias got off to a solid start Tuesday with an […]

Tiger squad still growing

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Elida Tigers coach Darrell Chenault knows his basketball team has grown and matured considerably in the last year. His question is, will that growth be enough when it counts? Coming off a disappointing 11-13 season last spring, the Tigers will be returning four out of five starters. The problem […]

May takes helm of improving Lady Bronco team

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — Cody May spent the last few years patrolling the second base and shortstop positions for College of the Southwest, but he’d always preferred patrolling the basketball sidelines and everything in between. “Basketball was my first love,” said May, who learned from his father, longtime Tularosa coach Johnny May. […]

Dora girls open Friday against San Jon

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Dora Lady Coyotes will be looking to bounce back from last season and a 10-15 record and be competitive in District 3-1A play. The Melrose Lady Buffaloes defeated Dora 56-38 in the district tournament to end the Lady Coyotes’ season. The Lady Coyotes finished in fourth place in the […]

Broncos hope to bounce back

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — They practice. And they run. And they practice. And they run. The Floyd Broncos are doing a lot of practice, and a lot of running when they don’t practice right. They practice and run, all while looking for a way out of the District 3-1A basement, which is […]

Coyotes have eyes on the prize in 3-1A

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A new season is giving the Dora Boys’ basketball team new hope to challenge for the top spot in District 3-1A. The Dora Coyotes host the San Jon Coyotes on Friday with the junior varsity team tipping off the action at 4 p.m. The Coyotes lost three seniors from […]

Hounds top LCU in opener

Freedom Newspapers LUBBOCK — Senior guard Jolen Montoya’s 3-pointer with 4:13 left put Eastern New Mexico University in front for good and the Greyhounds went on to a 62-56 win over Lubbock Christian on Tuesday in the season opener for both teams. Junior guard Stephen Wilson scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds for the […]

Zias blow out Western

Freedom Newspapers SILVER CITY — Senior post Tiana Bryant had a double-double and Eastern New Mexico University put four players in double figures in rolling to a season-opening 87-61 victory over Western New Mexico Tuesday night. Senior forward Riikka Lehtonen went 6-for-7 from the field en route to a team-high 17 points for the Zias, […]

Losses help lead Portales on winning path

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer In high school volleyball, 22 wins say a lot about a team. In Portales’ case, three losses said just as much. After Portales survived five-game battles against St. Michael’s and Pojoaque to claim its fourth Class 3A title in six years, it could be said those three losses that […]

Season of adversity ends for Ram football squad

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Portales coach Glenn Johnson shared a saying with his seven seniors during the football season — adversity introduces a man to himself. Monday let him know the message stuck. “We had a team meeting today (Monday) and we let our seniors visit with the team,” Johnson said. “The most […]

ENMU hoops teams open seasons

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Shawn Scanlan hopes to learn a few things about his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team in tonight’s season opener at Lubbock Christian. LCU coach and Melrose native John Copeland is probably in the same boat. The teams collide at the Chaparrals’ Rip Griffin Center in a 6 p.m. […]

Schiely chosen for All-LSC team

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior middle blocker Lindsay Schiely represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball team, released monday by the league office. Junior middle blocker Grace George represented the Zias on the second team. South Division and LSC tournament champion Abilene Christian led the way with four […]

Lady Rams capture sixth state title

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By Kevin Wilson ALBUQUERQUE — Tested, but never bested. That’s how the Portales Lady Rams ended the Class 3A tournament this year, holding on Saturday for a 14-25, 25-18, 25-19, 21-25, 16-14 victory over third-seeded Pojoaque for the school’s sixth Class 3A volleyball title and fourth in six seasons. Megan Kabrick had a team-high 18 […]

Dozier all-conference in soccer

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Megan Dozier has been chosen to the All-Lone Star Conference women’s soccer first team. Dozier, from Midland, Texas, is one of the original members of the three-year old Zias program. She was first-team All-LSC as a afreshman and second-team last year. This fall, Dozier […]

ENMU gets back on track after 2004-05 train wreck

By Dave Wagner Coming off back-to-back Lone Star Conference South Division championships, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan thought the Greyhounds were positioned for a three-peat in preseason a year ago. Injuries, defections and dismissals helped put that idea to rest in a hurry as the Hounds staggered to a 9-18 finish […]

Zias gearing up for season opener

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers One of the positives of playing people better than you in preseason is finding out the areas where you need improvement. In an exhibition game at Division I Texas-El Paso on Sunday, the host Miners served that purpose for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s team. “We learned that we […]