LSC tournament pairings

At Allen, Texas All Times MST (Seeds in parentheses) Men Wednesday’s quarterfinals Game 2: (7) Texas A&M-Kingsville vs. (2) Angelo State, 1:30 p.m. Game 4: (8) Eastern New Mexico vs. (1) Tarleton State, 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s quarterfinals Game 6: (6) Cameron vs. (3) Midwestern State, 1:30 p.m. Game 8: (5) West Texas A&M vs. (4) […]

Lady Rams get top seed in playoffs

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Portales technically can’t defend the state championship it won last year, since it’s no longer a member of the Class 3A where it upset top-ranked Shiprock last season. And they can’t topple a defending champion either, since 2014 4A title winner Santa Fe moved up to Class 5A. But […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — March 4

MEN ENMU vs. Tarleton State • When: 7:30 p.m. (MST) today in the Lone Star Conference tournament quarterfinals at Allen, Texas • Records (seeds): ENMU 7-20 (8th), Tarleton State 26-2 (1st) • This season: Tarleton beat the Greyhounds 89-64 on Jan. 24 at Greyhound Arena and 65-55 on Feb. 21 at Stephenville, Texas. • Last […]

Monday area prep roundup — March 2

DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS (Seeds in parentheses) Boys District 4-4A Feb. 24 game (3) Ruidoso 66, (4) East Mountain 63 Thursday’s game (2) New Mexico Military 56, Ruidoso 47 Saturday’s game Championship (1) Portales 65, New Mexico Military 42 District 6-2A Feb. 24 game (3) Dora 72, (4) Fort Sumner 58 Thursday’s game Dora at (2) Logan, […]

PHS pulls district double

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Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales basketball teams took care of business Saturday night in District 4-4A, with the  girls were never challenged by Ruidoso in a 58-24 win, and the boys using a big second quarter to take down New Mexico Military Institute 65-42. “It’s nice knowing we won district and got that […]

Buffs hold off Greyhounds, 96-86

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Freshman guard David Chavlovich led four West Texas A&M players in double figures with 26 points and the Buffaloes defeated Eastern New Mexico University 96-86 on Saturday in the Lone  Star Conference and regular-season finale for both teams. Senior Miles Gatewood added 24 points, senior Tez Dumar 20 and senior […]

NMAA reschedules seeding meetings

Staff report The New Mexico Activities Association is postponing seeding meetings for the state basketball tournament to correspond with the rescheduling of numerous district tournament games across the state due to inclement weather. The seeding meetings, which were scheduled for Sunday, have been moved to Monday and Tuesday. The NMAA plans to release brackets on […]

ENMU calls baseball, softball games

Eastern New Mexico University’s Lone Star Conference baseball series against Tarleton State and softball series at Midwestern State were canceled due to weather. Both were LSC opening series. Each was to include Friday and Saturday doubleheaders, but both had been pushed to today and Monday in hopes of getting them in. The Zias (12-4) will […]

Zias can’t keep up with Lady Buffs

Staff report CANYON, Texas — You kind of figured Eastern New Mexico University’s women were in trouble when, trailing by 12 points ad the intermission, they opened the second half 11-for-15 from the field and found themselves down by 19 at that point. Fourth-ranked West Texas A&M pulled away from there, posting a 99-67 victory […]

ENMU looks to start spring drills Monday

Staff report When it comes to spring drills, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn isn’t used to waiting to see what the weather does. The Greyhounds are scheduled to open four weeks of practice on Monday, but Lynn said on Saturday that they may push it back a day depending on how the […]

Clovis resident prepares for world MMA event

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Roy “Hot Sauce” Saucedo, right, spars with Rico Urqizo of Clovis on Monday night. Saucedo is one of 40 fighters selected for the second annual King of the Cage World Amateur Championships.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — Roy Saucedo had a bad life as a kid, and he says it’s part of the reason he fought all the time. Now 29, Saucedo is working for a chance to let fighting make his life better. The Clovis resident is one of 40 mixed martial artists across the […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 28

MEN ENMU at West Texas A&M • When: 3 p.m. (MST) today in the Lone Star Conference and regular-season finale for both teams at Canyon, Texas • Records: ENMU 7-19 (0-13 LSC), West Texas A&M (16-11, 6-7) • Last meeting: WT slipped past the Greyhounds 76-73 on Jan. 31 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time […]

Weather pushes area prep games back

Staff report Due to this week’s third significant winter event since the start of the year, all of Friday’s scheduled district tournament and postseason basketball games were postponed, with all pushed back to today. Among those games: • Clovis High’s girls, ranked No. 1 in Class 6A, will take on Hobbs at 7 p.m. today […]

Area prep tournaments

(Seeds in parentheses) Boys District 4-4A Tuesday’s game (3) Ruidoso 66, (4) East Mountain 63 Thursday’s game (2) New Mexico Military 56,  Ruidoso 47 Saturday’s game Championship Thursday winner at (1) Portales, 7 p.m. District 6-2A Tuesday’s game (3) Dora 72, Fort Sumner 58 Thursday’s game Dora at (2) Logan, ppd. to 5:30 p.m. today […]

Rams teams ready for district finals

DEREK MAJOR: Staff photo

Portales Rams coach Rickie McBroom talks to his players during oractice Thursday at the Ram Athletic Center. The Rams will host NMMI Saturday in the District 4-4A Championship. The Rams defeated NMMI twice this season by an average of 33.5 points.

Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams basketball teams have had just one game in almost two weeks as they both won the regular season district title and had a bye in the District 4-4A playoffs. While the Lady Rams have used the time to rest and heal, the Rams have used the time […]

First quarter dooms Dora in semis

Staff report Dora outscored and out-rebounded Melrose in the last three quarters of their District 6-2A semi-final game on Wednesday. The problem for Dora? Melrose’s 26-5 first quarter, which paved the way to a 78-61 win. Caley Barnard scored 34 points to lead Melrose (19-5), which moves on to face Logan in Friday’s district title […]

Eastern softball boxscores

Wednesday First game ENMU 10, University of the SW 1 Univ. of the SW    000  01 —  1      5    1 ENMU            136  0x —10    10    0 Natalie Ortiz and Briana Eoff; Aja Secheslingloff, Katie Ripple (5) and Aurelia Sandoval, Simone Laurenz (5). W — Secheslingloff (8-2). L — Ortiz (2-4). LOB — […]

Area prep tournaments

(Seeds in parentheses) Boys District 4-4A Tuesday’s game (3) Ruidoso 66, (4) East Mountain 63 Thursday’s game Ruidoso at (2) New Mexico Military, 6 p.m. Saturday’s game Championship Thursday winner at (1) Portales, 7 p.m. District 6-2A Tuesday’s game (3) Dora 72, Fort Sumner 58 Thursday’s game Dora at (2) Logan, 6 p.m. Saturday’s game […]

Zias’ bats drive sweep in twin bill

DEREK MAJOR: 
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Kiana Zerr winds up to throw a pitch in the
 second game of a 
doubleheader against
University of the 
Southwest Wednesday 
at Zia Field. Kerr went 
just one inning, but the 
Zias won 10-9 to complete the sweep.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Eastern New Mexico University’s Amanda Martinez isn’t exactly known for her power. More of a put-the-ball-in-play singles hitter, she’d like to think she can drive in a run when needed. Martinez hit a go-ahead, opposite-field sacrifice fly to left in the sixth inning as the Zias rallied from a seven-run […]

Fishing report — Feb. 26

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, 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: We had no reports […]