Zias open new pitch with win over New Mexico Highlands

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By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team was determined not to let anything spoil the Zias’ debut on their new pitch. With just a bit of help from New Mexico Highlands, and a late insurance goal, the Zias posted a 2-0 win on Sunday to keep their record above .500 for […]

Rugged Artesia hands Rams resounding loss

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — It’s bad enough taking your lumps on the scoreboard. For Portales High Friday night, the lumps were even worse on the field. Numerous Rams players limped off the field during a 55-8 loss at the hands of Artesia, the state’s top-ranked Class 4A team, leaving PHS coach Glenn Johnson […]

Zias finish sweep in WT volleyball event

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team completed a three-game sweep in the Lady Buff Challenge, hosted by West Texas A&M, beating St. Mary’s 30-24, 27-30, 30-28, 30-24 and Texas A&M-Commerce 30-19, 30-21, 30-20 on Friday. The Zias (15-5), ranked sixth in the Southwest Region, won their first match in […]

Hounds hang on, beat WT

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Thanks to their ability to dodge a couple of late bullets, the “Wagon Wheel” is back in the possession of the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds after a one-year absence. ENMU rebounded from a lackluster first half Saturday to take the lead late in the third quarter, then held […]

Hounds seek better result against Buffs

By Dave Wagner With consecutive wins under their collective belt, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott believes the Greyhounds are starting to hit their stride. But as they found out last year, rival West Texas A&M is perfectly capable of throwing up a major roadblock. The Lone Star Conference South Division foes clash […]

Zias coast past Wayland Baptist

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — Sophomore middle blocker Grace George compiled 15 kills and senior outside hitter Anna Bellum added 10 kills and eight digs Thursday night as Eastern New Mexico University cruised past Wayland Baptist 30-25, 30-19, 30-19 in the Lady Buff Classic volleyball tournament, hosted by West Texas A&M-University. Junior outside hitter Lindsay […]

Pettigrew earns all-around cowboy honors

Freedom Newspapers ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew won the steer wrestling competition and the all-around cowboy title Oct. 2 at Sul Ross State. Pettigrew won the first round in 3.6 seconds and the short round in 4.3 seconds. Since no other cowboy won points in more than one event, Pettigrew […]

Broncos keep rolling

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos admit they’re getting a little antsy. Hardly breaking a sweat, the Broncos overwhelmed San Jon 66-8 on Thursday, improving to 6-0 for the season in a game called by the state’s 45-point lead rule which goes into effect in six-man games at that point. “We don’t want […]

Rams hope to be ready for Artesia

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By Dave Wagner It’s been a while since the Portales High Rams have played a football game. Since losing on Sept. 17 at Denver City, Texas, PHS has been in action for just two quarters — a weather-shortened 14-0 loss to Roswell Goddard the following week at Blackwater Draw. Now, coming off an open date, […]

WT whitewashes Hounds in soccer

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — Junior forward Josh Fender netted his first hat trick of the season and junior midfielder Omar Morales added three assists as West Texas A&M blanked Eastern New Mexico University 7-0 Tuesday night in a soggy Southwest Soccer Conference men’s soccer match at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. Senior midfielder Jason Connell added […]