Men ENMU at Cameron When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today at Lawton, Okla., in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. Records: ENMU 7-6, Cameron 8-4 Last year: The teams split for the third consecutive year, with Cameron winning 59-58 at Greyhound Arena and ENMU returning the favor 72-61 at Lawton. Last time out: The […]

Zia softball signs recruit

Staff report Natasha Kissell, a right-handed pitcher from Denton, Texas, has signed a n ational letter of intent to play softball at Eastern New Mexico University next year. Kissell was a four-year starter at Denton High School, setting numerous records in both hitting and pitching. “ Natasha is going to make an immediate impression when […]

Portales girls win big, boys fall

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Brooke Lopez fires the ball to a teammate in the first quarter of the Lady Rams 61-28 win over the Bulldogs Tuesday night at the 
Ram Athletic Center. With the win the Lady Rams improved to 8-3 the season. Lopez finished the game with two points.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams basketball teams are moving in different directions as they kicked off the new year by hosting Artesia in a doubleheader on Tuesday night. While the girls won easily 61-28, dominating the game from start to finish, the boys team lost 64-54 for their fourth loss in […]

2015 EPAC basketball tournament

(Seeds in parentheses) BOYS At Melrose Tuesday Game 1: (9) Tatum vs. (8) Grady, 3:30 p.m., new gym Game 2: (6) Floyd vs. (3) Melrose, 5 p.m., old gym Game 3: (5) Dora vs. (4) San Jon, 6:30 p.m., new gym Game 4: (10) Clovis JV vs. (7) Fort Sumner, 8 p.m., old gym Wednesday […]

PHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Jan. 6

Boys Artesia at Portales When: 7 p.m. today at the Ram Athletic Center Records: Artesia 6-4, Portales 2-6 Last time out: The Bulldogs lost at home to Centennial 75-66 on Saturday. The Rams were defeated by Smyer 55-48 on Monday in the Littlefield tournament, but the rest of the meet was postponed due to weather. […]

Prep teams ready after layoffs

Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Area schools will restart their basketball seasons after being off during the holiday’s. However, some schools spent the break playing or at least trying to. The Portales Lady Rams (7-3) spent the holiday at the Caprock Tournament beating Moriarty and Centennial before losing to Trinity Christian and Shallowater. Portales coach […]

Hounds go over .500 with win

Staff photo: Derek Major
ENMU senior guard Darrelyn McCloud stares South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s Jaisean Jackson during Friday’s men’s basketball matchup against South Dakota School of Mines & Technology at Greyhound Arena. ENMU avenged an earlier loss to the Hardrockers with an 80-74 victory.

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University’s men were in danger of losing a second game this season to South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on Friday night at Greyhound Arena. Down by nine with less than eight minutes left, the Greyhounds rallied for an 80-74 win over the Hardrockers to finish the pre-Lone Star […]

Centennial overpowers Clovis in second half

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Clovis senior forward Logan Cole draws contact from Centennial’s Darren Smith on a second-quarter drive.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s boys continued to make life hard on their opponents on Friday night at the Rock. The Wildcats are simply having a tough time generating offense. The Cats hung with a quality Class 5A Centennial squad for most of three quarters, but the Hawks ran away in the final period […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Jan. 2

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology at ENMU • When: 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Records: Mines 3-11, ENMU 6-5 • Previous meeting: Dec. 19, the Hardrockers handed the Greyhounds a 97-71 loss at Sioux Falls, S.D. • Last time out: Both teams played on New Year’s Eve. The Hardrockers lost at […]

Portales girls finish tourney in fourth place

Staff report LUBBOCK — Portales took South Plains power Shallowater to overtime before falling 53-47 Wednesday in the third-place game of the Caprock Holiday Classic. Kambrey Blakey scored a game-high 23 points and Sheraya Cox added 10 for the Lady Rams (7-3). Portales coach Wade Fraze said a 13-0 Shallowater run in the second quarter […]

Hounds lose big to CSU-Pueblo

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Darrelyn McCloud drives for a layup in the first half of the Greyhounds game against CSU-Pueblo on Wednesday night. McCloud finsihed with four points in 

the Greyhounds lost 105-66 for fall to 6-6 on the season. They play their next game Friday againstthe South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

By Derek Major Staff writer   dmajor@pntonline.com As far as 2014 went for the Greyhound basketball team? Could’ve ended better. There wasn’t much positive for the Greyhounds Wednesday night, as they were dominated from start to finish in a 105-65 loss to Colorado State University Pueblo. “From every position we didn’t play well, that’s all […]

Portales girls basketball summaries — Dec. 30

Lubbock Caprock tournament Quarterfinals Portales 42, Burleson (Texas) Centennial 31 Centennial ( 11-8) — Karly Burson 1 0-0 3, Bree Gustin 1 0-2 2, Meagan Benson 2 1-2 5, Kayleigh Benson 1 0-0 3, Lacey Burns 4 1-5 9, Kylie Quintena 4 1-3 9. Totals 13 3-12 31. Portales (7-1) — Bailey Schillings 1 0-2 […]

College basketball capsule — Dec. 31

Men Colorado State-Pueblo at ENMU 5 p.m. Wednesday, Greyhound Arena • Records: Colorado State-Pueblo 7-4, ENMU 6-5 • Last time out: Colorado State-Pueblo beat New Mexico Highlands 89-68. The Greyhounds lost at South Dakota School of Mines 97-71. • Last meeting: CSU-Pueblo beat ENMU 108-81 on Nov. 18 in Pueblo. • Notes: Josh Smith scored  […]

Portales beats Burleson Centennial in Caprock tourney

Staff report Trinity Christian of Lubbock rallied to beat Portales 64-61 late Tuesday night in a semifinals of the Caprock Holiday Classic in Lubbock. Earlier Tuesday, the Lady Rams (7-2)  beat Burleson, Texas, Centennial 42-31 in the three-day, 20-team tournament.. Portales plays Shallowater in the third-place game  at 3 p.m. (CDT) today at Estacado High […]

College basketball capsule — Dec. 31

Men Colorado State-Pueblo at ENMU 5 p.m. Wednesday, Greyhound Arena • Records: Colorado State-Pueblo 7-4, ENMU 6-5 • Last time out: Colorado State-Pueblo beat New Mexico Highlands 89-68. The Greyhounds lost at South Dakota School of Mines 97-71. • Last meeting: CSU-Pueblo beat ENMU 108-81 on Nov. 18 in Pueblo. • Notes: Josh Smith scored  […]

Lady Rams turn back Monterey in first round

Staff report LUBBOCK — The Portales Lady Rams got off to a solid start on Monday in the Lubbock Caprock Holiday tournament. Junior Kambrey Blakey scored 20 points and senior McKenzie Bucksath added 15 points, a team-high eight rebounds and three steals as the Lady Rams dispatched Class 6A Lubbock Monterey 54-45. PHS (6-1) will […]

Smyer hands PHS 55-48 loss in Littlefield tournament

Staff report LITTLEFIELD — Portales boys held 6-foot-7 Smyer senior Brennen Fowler off the scoreboard in the first half, but they weren’t able to contain him the rest of the way. Fowler erupted for 15 points in the final two periods and the Bobcats rallied for a 55-48 win over the Rams in the second […]

Portales High squads heading into Texas for tournament play

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales boys and girls basketball teams head to Texas this week in search of tougher competition. Both are entered in three-day tournaments starting Monday — the Rams in the Littlefield tournament and the Lady Rams in the Caprock Holiday Tournament in Lubbock, which features 40 girls teams in […]

N.M. Fishing Report — 12-25

his fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and NMDGF, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Abiquiu Lake: Fishing pressure was very light and fishing was slow for […]

The Blitz

A brief look at more top stories LADY RAMS DOWN ROBERTSON: Portales turned a close game into a blowout in the third quarter, and left West Las Vegas Saturday with a 65-36 victory. Junior Kambrey Blakey had a double-double 19 points and 10 rebounds, as Portales (5-1) won. Portales led throughout, but blew the game […]