Lady Rams go five games to top Lovington in district tilt

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams badly needed a confidence boost, and they finally got one Tuesday night. Down and almost out several times, the Lady Rams rallied for the final six points in Game 4, then finished out the match on a 9-1 run to upend rival Lovington 23-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22, 15-12 […]

Lady Rams fall in district opener

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — After a tough pre-district schedule, the Portales Lady Rams weren’t able to get it going Saturday in their District 4-3A opener and dropped a 25-17, 25-20, 25-16 decision to the Ruidoso Lady Warriors. Portales (3-11, 0-1) returns to action tonight with a 6:30 p.m. district clash against Lovington at the PHS […]

Lady Tigers rally back for district win over Dora

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By Dave Wagner ELIDA — Amber Griffin knew things were a little out of whack for the Elida Lady Tigers. No, make that a lot out of whack. “We were yelling at each other and fighting among ourselves,” she said. “But we picked ourselves back up.” Down two games and trailing 12-7 in the third, […]

Hounds erase 23-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat ASU 38-35

PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior quarterback Steven Hinson’s 31-yard touchdown pass to Derrick Hunter with 1:03 left capped a fourth-quarter rally from a 23-point deficit, lifting Eastern New Mexico University to a 38-35 win over Angelo State Saturday night in a Lone Star Conference South Division football game. The play completed a seven-play, […]

Zias drop South match to ACU in five games

PNT Staff ABILENE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team has put together an outstanding record the last two years in fifth games — until this weekend. The Zias dropped their second consecutive five-gamer to open Lone Star Conference South Division play, losing on Saturday to Abilene Christian 30-27, 25-30, 30-18, 27-30, 15-6. […]

Zias complete weekend sweep by trouncing St. Gregory’s

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Karly Parkans got out of her “funk” in a big way Saturday. Parkans, who had scored just one goal since getting two in a season-opening win at Dallas Baptist, punched in three goals on Saturday as the Zias rolled past St. Gregory’s 5-1 at the ENMU […]

Fast start sends West Las Vegas to three-game sweep of PHS

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By Dave Wagner West Las Vegas didn’t let the Portales Lady Rams have much of a chance Thursday. The Lady Dons, victimized several times during Class 3A state competition in recent years by Portales, jumped on top quickly and led most of the way in a 25-11, 25-17, 25-16 win at the PHS gym. Senior […]

ENMU ready to tackle winless Angelo State

By Dave Wagner Jerry Vandergriff has done a lot of winning in his 34 seasons in the Angelo State football program, the last 23 as head coach. Right now, though, the Rams are going through some tough times. ASU takes an 0-5 record (0-1 Lone Star Conference South) into Saturday’s 6 p.m. (MDT) kickoff against […]

Zias drop LSC South opener at Angelo

PNT Staff PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State got 23 kills from Lynelle Morelan and 18 from Nicole Stoffel Thursday night and outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 31-29, 26-30, 30-28, 22-30, 15-10 in the Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball opener for both teams. The Rambelles (14-4) had 14 aces, led by Morelan […]

Lady Tigers top Floyd in district play

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers improved to 10-3 overall (2-0 District 3-1A) with a 25-21, 25-14, 10-25, 25-16 victory over Floyd on Thursday night. Elida coach Darrell Chenault said he thought both his team and the Lady Broncos (5-10, 1-5) seemed sluggish. “I thought both teams looked flat,” he said. “I didn’t […]

Rams sophomore gets back in action after heart surgery

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By Dave Wagner Forgive Portales High’s Sean Brown if he doesn’t think of a tweaked ankle or a pulled muscle as a serious problem. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound sophomore has just been through something a bit more serious — open-heart surgery. Brown was born with a heart defect, a bicuspid aeortic valve. “It causes your heart […]

ENMU players search for missing woman

By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University football team called off Tuesday’s practice and traveled to Alamogordo to help search for a former player’s mother who’s been missing since Friday. ENMU head coach Bud Elliott, his coaching staff and about 50 players participated in the search for Vicky Lynn. She is the mother of […]

Portales area team competes in own high school rodeo

PNT Staff Three members of the Portales area high school rodeo team earned top-two finishes in the team over the weekend in the team’s rodeo at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Tori Bilberry of Elida was second on Saturday in breakaway roping, while Kassandra Clark of Dora and Kodi Armitage of Elida finished 1-2 in Sunday’s […]

Goddard rallies past Lady Rams

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Roswell Goddard rallied from a 2-1 deficit in games Tuesday night to edge the Portales Lady Rams 25-19, 25-27, 16-25, 25-20, 15-6 in a non-district volleyball matchup. The Lady Rockets, who beat Portales in three games earlier this month at the PHS gym, improved to 8-3 with the victory. The Lady […]

Zias collect victory in 4 over Midwestern State

PNT Staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University took the season series from Midwestern State 2-1, beating the Lady Indians 30-27, 30-27, 20-30, 30-22 Monday night in a Lone Star Conference crossover match. Senior outside hitter Anna Bellum posted team highs of 15 kills and 16 digs for the Zias (12-3), who won […]

Lady Tigers finish seventh in Capitan tourney

PNT Staff CAPITAN — The Elida Lady Tigers went 1-2 and finished seventh over the weekend in an eight-team tournament. Elida (8-3) beat the Artesia junior varsity 25-11, 25-10, 25-18 in the final round after losing to Animas 29-27, 16-25, 25-21, 25-12 and the Cloudcroft 25-22, 25-14, 20-25, 25-19 in the first two rounds of […]

Dora turns back Lady Broncos in District 3-1A match

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — The Dora Lady Coyotes have shown they can handle Floyd. Now it’s on to the rest of District 3-1A. Led by 15 kills and five service aces from senior D’Shawn Pettigrew, the Lady Coyotes completed a district sweep of Floyd Monday night with a 25-16, 17-25, 25-17, 26-24 victory over […]

Goddard beats storm, Rams

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales High defense played fairly well against a potent opponent Friday night. Unfortunately for the Rams, Roswell Goddard’s defense was absolutely smothering. How smothering? In a 14-0 loss to the Rockets at Greyhound Stadium, nine of PHS’ 12 rushing plays went for zero or negative yardage. The game […]

Zias split home LSC soccer matches

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By Dave Wagner Another five minutes and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team could have been looking at an upset. Texas A&M-Commerce, coming off its own upset on Friday at NCAA Division II No. 2-ranked West Texas A&M, converted two first-half corner kicks — one from each corner — and held on late […]

ENMU notches SSC win over Missouri Southern

PNT Staff JOPLIN, Mo. — Freshman forward Albert Robinson scored an unassisted goal about five minutes into the second half Saturday and Eastern New Mexico University’s men made it stand up for a 1-0 win over Missouri Southern in a Southwest Soccer Conference match. The Greyhounds (4-5-1, 2-4 SSC) took 19 shots in the game, […]