Rams rout Warriors

By Kevin Wilson Tuesday was Daniel Aranda’s 16th birthday, and the Ram guard made sure his teammates would be celebrating the night as well. Aranda hit a 3-pointer that sparked a pivotal 11-0 run to close out the third quarter, turning a close game into a blowout, and host Portales went on to a 46-28 […]

Lubbock Christian edges ENMU, 5-4

Freedom Newspapers LUBBOCK — Down to their final two outs, the Lubbock Christian Chaparrals pushed over two ninth-inning runs despite hitting only one ball out of the infield to edge Eastern New Mexico University 5-4 in college baseball Tuesday. Sophomore Jesse Garcia-Perez, ENMU’s third pitcher of the day, worked two scoreless innings before running into […]

Dora boys pound Vaughn

Freedom Newspapers DORA — Clayton Stokes score 17 to lead all scorers, and the Coyotes outscored Vaughn 24-4 in the third quarter en route to a 62-24 win Tuesday night at Guy Luscombe Gymnasium. Dora (5-15, 3-4) also got 10 from Travis Belcher. Chris Mateson led Vaughn with 13 points. The Coyotes will go on […]

Zias finish softball tourney on roll

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, Nev. — It didn’t take the Eastern New Mexico University softball team long to bounce back from an 0-4 start. The Zias captured two wins on both Saturday and Sunday to pull up to the .500 mark while finishing 4-2 against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference competition in the South Central Region […]

Hounds gain Sunday baseball split

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team opened its season by going 1-3 in the Southwest Shootout hosted by Tarleton State. The Greyhounds split two games Sunday, including a 10-4 whipping of the host Texans behind a complete-game nine-hitter from sophomore right-hander Kelly Crain. In its second game of the […]

Hounds win fifth straight

Dave Wagner CANYON, Texas — It took Jamaal Hunnicutt a while to settle down Monday night. Essentially playing in his hometown, the Eastern New Mexico University junior from Amarillo struggled with his offense, shooting just 2-of-11 from the field. But he put down 7-of-8 free throws in overtime, helping the Greyhounds nail down a 77-72 […]

Rams end game “one jump shot away”

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By Kevin Wilson The New Mexico Military Institute Colts were just happy to finish off Friday night with a 3-0 district mark. The Portales Rams were disappointed to finish off 0-for-12. The host Rams and the visiting Colts were both held to season lows, but the Colts survived an abysmal shooting night thanks to a […]

Lady Rams clinch top spot in district

Freedom Newspapers RUIDOSO — Erika Cook scored 15 points, and the Portales Lady Rams clinched the top seed in District 4-3A with a forgettable 49-28 win at Ruidoso. Ruidoso (9-10, 1-2 district) used a stall tactic throughout, which helped to explain a 17-12 halftime score. Portales (16-4, 4-0) steadily built a double-figure lead and left […]

Zias improve to 6-2 in division play

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — There was no letdown Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. The Zias built a 14-point halftime lead and expanded it steadily the rest of the way in rolling to a 77-46 win over Texas Woman’s in Lone Star Conference South division play. Freshman guard Heather Brown […]

Hickman stays in the game

By Kevin Wilson Editor’s Note: This is a periodical series about former area athletes and what they are doing now. Katheryne Hickman probably figured basketball would only take her as far as Eastern New Mexico University. Instead, her basketball career has taken her from San Antonio to Portales to Georgetown. Georgetown, Texas, that is. Hickman, […]