Lady Rams earn bye

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Portales senior middle hitter McKenzie Bucksath goes up for a spike Thursday against the Shiprock Chieftains at the Class 4A state tournament

  Staff report The Portales Rams defeated the Shiprock Chieftains and split two game with the Ruidoso Warriors to win their pool and grab the No. 1 seed in the elimination round of the Class 4A state tournament. The Rams beat the Chieftains in two sets 25-23 and 25-13 then tied the Warriors 25-13, 23-25. […]

Rams look to buck Elks again

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Some of the seniors on the Portales Rams football team are willing to dye to win. Several of the seniors wanted to do something different heading into their Class 4A home playoff \game against the Pojoaque Valley Elks tonight at Greyhound Stadium. So they dyed their hair blonde. “For […]

Thursday’s state volleyball results

At Rio Rancho First-round bracket matches: Class 6A — Clovis vs. Gadsden, 7 p.m. Class 2A — Fort Sumner def. Hagerman 25-19, 25-23, 19-25, 25-22 Class 1A — Grady vs. Hondo, 7:30 p.m. Pool-play  winners (first-round byes into Friday’s quarterfinals): Class 4A — Portales Class 3A — Texico Class 2A — Melrose Class 1A — […]

Prep football playoff pairings

(Seeds in parentheses) Class 6A First round Friday (9) Las Cruces (5-5) at (8) Atrisco Heritage (7-3), 7 p.m. (12) Cibola (5-4) at (5) Rio Rancho Cleveland (7-3), 7 p.m. (11) Manzano (4-5) at (6) Onate (7-3), 7 p.m. (10) Clovis (5-5) at (7) Sandia (6-4), 7 p.m. First-round byes: (1) Rio Rancho (10-0), (4) […]

Prep state volleyball playoff pairings

At Rio Rancho (Seeds in parentheses) Class 6A At Santa Ana Star Center Thursday Pool play (begins 1 p.m.) Pool A — (1) Sandia, (8) Las Cruces High, (12) Volcano Vista Pool B — (2) Rio Rancho Cleveland, (7) La Cueva, (11) Clovis Pool C — (3) Rio Rancho, (6) Onate, (10) Albuquerque High Pool […]

NM fishing report — Nov. 13

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair […]

Clovis High senior post signs with Zias

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team received a commitment Wednesday, in the form of Clovis High senior Dee Briggins. “I really liked the coaches and the girls,” said Briggins, one of four CHS basketball players to sign with a college program during an afternoon ceremoney at the school. “It’s a really […]

Prock seeks to change culture

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Joshua Prock has big ambitions for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s program. A solid performance on Sunday in an exhibition game at the University of New Mexico would indicate the Zias are headed in the right direction. “It’s the overall culture that we’re trying to change,” said Prock, […]

LSC weekly volleyball update

Standings Regular-season final Conf. All W-L W-L West Texas A&M 16-0 30-3 Angelo State 11-5 19-7 Texas Woman’s 11-5 18-9 Tarleton State 10-6 20-7 A&M-Kingsville 7-9 18-12 Cameron 5-11 14-14 ENMU 5-11 13-17 A&M-Commerce 4-12 7-22 Midwestern State 3-13 9-20 Friday’s matches Angelo State 3, Tarleton State 2; Texas A&M-Kingsville 3, Midwestern State 2; West […]

By the numbers

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Zia sophomore Courtney Lawson goes up for the kill during the Zias Oct. 7 game against New Mexico Highlands University at Greyhound Arena. The Zias have made their 17th Lone Star Conference tournament and will face Angelo State in the first round Thursday.

The Eastern New Mexico University Zias volleyball team is headed to the Lone Star Conference Tournament. The sixth-seeded Zias (13-17 will face No. 3 Angelo State (19-7) in the first round on Thursday. Here’s a look at some of their stats heading into the tournament 18-15: The Zias record all-time in the LSC Tournament 17: The […]

State prep football rankings, pairings — Nov. 10

Rankings Maxpreps.com Class 6A Team    Record 1. Rio Rancho    10-0 2. Mayfield    9-1 3. Eldorado    9-1 4. Rio Rancho Cleveland    7-3 5. La Cueva    8-2 6. Las Cruces High    5-5 7. Onate    7-3 8. Sandia    6-4 9. Atrisco Heritage    7-3 10. Clovis    5-5 Class 5A Team     Record 1. Artesia    9-1 2. Centennial    9-1 3. […]

Zias play competitively in exhibition at UNM

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ENMU senior forward Tori Tucker shoots over New Mexico’s Brea Mitchell, left, and Kenya Pye during Sunday’s women’s basketball exhibition at The Pit in Albuquerque. Tucker scored a game-high 21 points and the Zias were competitive most of the way before the Lobos pulled away to a 61-49 win.

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — It doesn’t count on the record, and the Zias didn’t win, but the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team put forth an encouraging performance on Sunday in an exhibition game against the University of New Mexico. UNM used a late spurt to pull away for a 61-49 victory at The […]

PHS, Elida girls preparing for state volleyball

Staff report The Portales and Elida volleyball teams were chosen for this week’s state competition at Rio Rancho on Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association. The Lady Rams (9-13) drew the No. 8 seed in the 12-team field. They are bracketed with District 4-4A rival and top seed Ruidoso (15-3) and No. 12 Shiprock […]

LSC women’s soccer tournament

At Commerce, Texas Friday’s semifinals Angelo State 3, Eastern New Mexico 1 Texas A&M-Commece 2, Midwestern State 1 Sunday’s championship Texas A&M-Commerce 3, Angelo State 2 All-tournament team Defenders: Renee Romero, Sr., Eastern New Mexico; Vicky Back, Texas A&M-Commerce, So.; Caitlyn Conaway, Angelo State, Sr.; Anitra Wright, Texas A&M-Commerce, Jr.; Alexandria Edwards, Midwestern State, Jr. […]

Hounds finish with winning mark again

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team went on a scoring rampage Sunday to ensure a third consecutive winning season. Five players scored for the Greyhounds, who had Lubbock Christian blanked until the final two minutes in a season-ending 5-1 win over the Chaparrals at the ENMU pitch. The Hounds went 6-1-2 […]

ENMU cross country: Men second, women third

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men finished second while the women were third on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference cross country championships at Wichita Falls, Texas. ENMU’s men finished with 81 points, trailing defending champion West Texas A&M, which had 28 points. It was the second year in a […]

Defending champs oust Broncos

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By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos’ dream season came to an end on Saturday as they went down early to Lake Arthur and spent the entire game fighting from behind, eventually losing to the two-time defending 6-man champion Panthers 34-26 in a semifinal game. Lake Arthur (9-2), seeded third in […]

Rams draw sixth seed in Class 4A

Staff report The Portales Rams will face a familiar foe to open the Class 4A playoffs. The Rams (6-4) were awarded the No. 6 seed in the 12-team bracket, and will host Pojoaque this weekend. The teams have already played each other this season, with the Rams taking a 52-13 victory. Third-year coach Jaime Ramirez […]

Hounds pummel Kingsville

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Staff report BLACKWATER DRAW — It was an easy night for the Eastern New Mexico University football team against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference playoffs. It was also a record-setting night. Senior running back E’lon Spight rushed for 217 yards and four touchdowns, breaking former quarterback Michael Benton’s single-season records in […]

Prep football capsules

Texico 45, Loving 13 Records: Loving 2-7 (0-3 District 4-3A), Texico 3-7 (1-2) Difference: The Wolverines rolled early, building a 33-0 halftime lead en route to snapping their six-game losing streak. Difference-makers: Sophomore RB Mason Golden rushed for 139 yards for the Wolverines, including a 14-yard TD run in the third quarter. Sophomore QB Lance […]