ENMU aims at surprising Javelinas

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by Dave Wagner Maybe he wouldn’t have called his team a Lone Star Conference South Division contender before the season, but Texas A&M-Kingsville men’s basketball coach Pete Peterson thought his squad had a chance to be pretty decent. In the division’s preseason poll, the Javelinas earned just 35 points and finished last out of seven […]

Portales wins seventh-straight

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By Kevin Wilson The Ruidoso Lady Warriors had a first half that made an upset seem plausible. The Portales Lady Rams had a better second half, though, and they cruised to a 64-47 victory Tuesday night, securing a perfect regular season in District 4-3A. In winning their seventh-straight, Portales (18-4, 6-0 district) concentrated on pounding […]

Rams cruise past Artesia

By Kevin Wilson The Portales Rams wanted a good defensive effort, and a win to head into their final district game. Artesia gave both. In a non-district affair, the host Rams had an easy time in a defensive affair against the Bulldogs, winning 37-25 in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score […]

Hounds crushed in twin bill

Freedom Newspapers The only thing worse than Eastern New Mexico’s fielding was its pitching. New Mexico Highlands and West Texas A&M combined for 46 runs and 39 hits on Monday in a three-team doubleheader at Greyhound Field. In addition, 13 Eastern pitchers combined to issue 22 walks. Pale in comparison was Eastern’s four errors in […]

Slow start hurts Rams

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By Kevin Wilson The Portales Rams took away a 59-48 loss and a valuable lesson about District 4-3A Saturday night: stopping Jawaan Payne and stopping his Lovington squad are not one and the same. “You tell someone you hold Jawaan Payne to six points and you’re not in the game,” Portales coach Mark Gallegos said, […]

Zias struggle early, but still beat Texas Woman’s

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By Dave Wagner Dan Buzard was happy his squad wasn’t playing Lone Star Conference South Division contenders. Rubber-legged and emotionally drained after a double-overtime win over Midwestern State two nights earlier, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team struggled to find some energy Saturday afternoon against lowly Texas Woman’s. They did so long enough […]

Coleman gives an early Mother’s Day present

By Dave Wagner Octavia Coleman flew in from Chicago to see her son play for the first time in two years. Garland Coleman responded with one of his best efforts of the season. The Eastern New Mexico senior scored 15 points and added 10 rebounds Thursday as the Greyhounds rode a 15-2 second-half run to […]

Teams look for positioning in District 3-1A

By Kevin Wilson And down the stretch they come in District 3-1A, and the Broncos and Vixens are way out in front. Coming into the final week of district play, the Floyd boys and Fort Sumner girls have each jumped out to 8-0 starts. However, it doesn’t mean that the teams can’t still have an […]

Hounds protect LSC South lead

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Junior guard Kennis Green, scoreless at halftime, lit up Midwestern State for 16 second-half points Thursday night and Eastern New Mexico University pulled away for a 77-67 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over the Indians at Greyhound Arena. Green hit back-to-back, open-court 3-pointers to extend the Hounds’ lead […]

Zias work (double) overtime for win

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By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University Zias aren’t about to go down easily. Down by 12 points with less than 13 minutes left in the second half, the Zias dug down to force overtime on a last-second baseline shot by freshman guard Heather Brown, then pulled away in the second overtime to beat […]