Lady Tigers advance to tourney finals

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers assured themselves of a berth in Class 1A regional competition next week with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-23 victory over Dora in the District 3-1A tournament semifinals Thursday night. Elida (16-5) plays at top-seeded Fort Sumner at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the winner of that match hosting the […]

Broncos begin bid for title at home

By Dave Wagner After capturing six-man football’s District 3 championship on Saturday with a 28-20 win over Melrose in a battle of unbeatens, the Floyd Broncos have positioned themselves for a run at a state championship. Their bid starts with a 1 p.m. quarterfinal contest on Saturday at Floyd against Gateway Christian, the District 4 […]

Hounds hoping to play spoiler’s role at Midwestern

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By Dave Wagner A heartbreaking loss to second-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday has all but knocked the Eastern New Mexico University football team out of contention for the NCAA Division II playoffs. Now the Greyhounds will try to do the same thing to Midwestern State when the teams clash in a noon (MDT) Lone Star […]

PHS, Ruidoso looking to stay alive

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By Dave Wagner When the Ruidoso Warriors visit Portales High on Friday night, the stakes won’t be as high as the last time the teams met at Blackwater Draw. There will still be plenty on the line, though. Both will be fighting for their playoff lives in a District 4-3A clash set for 7 p.m. […]

Lady Rams down Lovington in four

By Dave Wagner Maybe the Portales High Lady Rams are simply starting a late-season surge. PHS, which has won three of the last four Class 3A state volleyball championships but has been mired well below .500 all season, clinched a trip to this year’s state tournament Tuesday night with a 14-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-20 win […]

Zias garner first season sweep of Lady Buffs

PNT Staff The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball squad completed its first season sweep of West Texas A&M on Tuesday night, thumping the Lady Buffs 30-18, 30-27, 30-27 in a Lone Star Conference South Division clash at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (20-7, 5-3 South), who ended a 23-match losing streak against West Texas with a […]

ENMU, WT play to scoreless tie

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M’s men may have battled to a scoreless draw on Tuesday in their Southwest Soccer Conference matchup at the ENMU pitch, but the teams didn’t have the same feeling about it. The first-year Greyhounds were more than happy with the result, while the Buffaloes (10-4-2, […]

Conquerors cruise to second win of season

PNT Staff Junior Caleb Richards was in on 10 touchdowns Saturday to help the Faith Triumphant Conquerors post an 87-57 victory over San Jon at Conquerors Field. Richards ran for two touchdowns, caught two TD passes, replaced the injured Luis McCain at quarterback and threw for four scores, and also had an interception and a […]

Zias, ECU play to overtime tie

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By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University and East Central women’s soccer teams went into Sunday’s matchup looking to improve their chances of making the Lone Star Conference tournament. In the end, they didn’t settle anything. Despite only four shots on goal in the match, the Zias twice answered ECU tallies and the teams […]

NMMI’s ground game rolls past PHS in district opener

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Try as they might, the Portales High Rams simply couldn’t contain Jason Thomas and New Mexico Military’s powerful ground attack. Thomas rushed for 263 yards — 204 in the first half — and scored five touchdowns in the first three periods while sophomore fullback Bryson Carl added 119 yards […]