Zias’ stellar play vaults them to first

Dave Wagner PORTALES — There they were, picked for last place in the Lone Star Conference South Division. Ho-hum, just another year of Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball. Don’t look know, but the Zias are in a three-way tie for the division lead heading into the stretch run, with wins over nationally ranked division […]

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 […]