Zias to battle Lions on Sunday for LSC crown

Staff report Although they’re currently tied for second place, Eastern New Mexico University and Texas A&M-Commerce will play for the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer regular-season championship at noon on Sunday at the ENMU pitch. ENMU continued its remarkable run on Friday with a 2-1 victory over Texas Woman’s at the ENMU pitch, while Commerce […]

Zias fall in three sets at Tarleton

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Except for two ties early in the first set and two ties and two lead changes early in the third, Tarleton State led the entire night in rolling past Eastern New Mexico University 25-17, 25-12, 25-17 in Lone Star Conference volleyball on Friday night. The TexAnns (20-5, 10-4 LSC) avenged […]

Rams’ receivers help keep defenses honest

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com Even though the Portales Rams run the ball twice as often as they throw it, senior wideout Travis Connell said he is ready when his number is called. Connell is third on the team with 16 catches, which have been good for 159 yards and a touchdown. He caught […]

Elida finishes regular season unbeaten

Staff report FLOYD — The Elida Lady Tigers completed a perfect volleyball regular season on Thursday night with a 25-16m 25-21, 22-25, 25-7 District 4-1A victory over Floyd. The Lady Tigers (20-0, 10-0 district) will have the top seed in next week’s district tournament. The 3-6 seeds will play off on Monday, with the lowest-remaining […]

Boys and Girls Class 4-4A state soccer playoff bracket

Boys NM state soccer tournament First round (1) Sandia Prep (14-4-2), bye (9) Socorro (11-7) vs. (8) Montel Del Sol Charter (9-6-1), at Santa Fe HS, 1 p.m., Saturday (12) Desert Academy (8-7-1)  vs.  (5) Hope Christian (10-9-1), at Sandia Prep HS, 10 a.m. Saturday (3) Bosque (15-3-2), bye (4) NMMI (13-3-1), bye (11) Portales […]

LSC volleyball update

School Conf.   All W-L    W-L West Texas A&M 12-0 25-3 Texas Woman’s 10-3 17-7 Tarleton State 9-4 19-5 Angelo State 9-4 16-5 Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-7 14-10 ENMU 4-8 12-13 Texas A&M-Commerce 3-10 5-20 Cameron 3-11 10-13 Midwestern State 3-11 7-18 Friday West Texas A&M 3, Dallas Baptist 1; Angelo State, 3, St. Edwards 1; Midwestern State 3, […]

Greyhounds get first-place vote

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University is picked to finish near the bottom of the Lone Star Conference men’s basketball standings, which isn’t a surprise since the Greyhounds have a new coach and a revamped roster. ENMU was picked seventh in the eight-team league with 57 points, including one first-place vote, according to the 2014-15 […]

Zias picked seventh in LSC

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Jordyn, left, and Jaylyn Cooper of Texico are two of the leading scorers returning for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team this season. The Zias finished 6-20 last season in coach Josh Prock’s first season.  The Zias were picked to finish seventh in the LSC this season

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team was picked to finish seventh in ninth-team Lone Star Conference, according to the 2014-15 preseason poll announced Wednesday. The Zias return four of their leading scorers — including Floyd’s Tori Tucker and Jordyn and Jaylyn Cooper of Texico — off last year’s 6-20 team that finished […]

Volleyball regular season winding down

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sophomore Shaelei Payne dives for the dig during the 
second set during Tuesday night’s match against Melrose at the Dora High School gym. Melrose defeated Dora 25-21 25-19, 25-21 to clinch the District 6-2A regular-season title.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Volleyball district playoffs are set to begin next week as area teams wrap up their regular seasons. The Elida Tigers (18-0, 8-0 in district) are working on an undefeated season and a fifth straight District 4-1A title, but the ultimate goal is a fifth straight state title. “We definitely […]

Hounds slotted as sixth seed

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Heading into the final game of the regular season, the Eastern New Mexico University football team already knows its fate for the upcoming Lone Star Conference football playoffs. The same can’t be said for the teams above them. With Saturday’s 41-20 loss at Angelo State, the Greyhounds (4-4, 2-4 LSC) […]

Zias edge Mustangs, stay alive in LSC race

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior midfielder Carolyn Armijo scored her first goal of the season and senior goalkeeper Fabienne Wilson notched her fourth shutout of the campaign on Sunday as Eastern New Mexico University posted a 1-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Midwestern State. The victory leaves the Zias (8-6-0, 5-3-0 […]

Roa helps Greyhounds win

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Senior Kevin Roa took individual honors for the men and both Eastern New Mexico University cross country squads claimed team titles on Saturday in West Texas A&M’s Buffalo Stampede. Roa posted his fastest 8-kilometer time of the season, coming in at 26 minutes, 3 seconds to beat runnerup Jonathon Lira […]

Rams beat Hounds 41-20

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University outgained Angelo State by 110 yards and posted a 24-12 edge in first downs on Saturday night, but that didn’t pay dividends. The Rams got a 97-yard kickoff return from Anthony Yancy and a 49-yard fumble return by Jesse Hanson IV for first-quarter touchdowns and […]

New team, new season for Greyhounds

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By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds had a tough season last year, finishing 14-13 and 7-7 in the Lone Star Conference. This season the Greyhounds bring in 13 new players from all over the world. Expectations may be low outside the team, but the Greyhounds expect to turn a […]

Rams soccer split doubleheader

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By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams soccer teams Saturday celebrated the last home games for their seniors as part of a doubleheader against East Mountain to end the regular season. Portales’ girls lost 4-2, but senior Manny Perez had a hat trick to go out on a high note as the boys […]

Friday area prep football summaries — Oct. 24

Dexter 19, Texico 18 Records: Texico 2-6 (0-1 District 4-3A), Dexter 6-2 (1-0) Difference: The Demons managed to make one extra point in a tight game which Texico led virtually all the way before Dexter scored twice in the final period. It was the Wolverines’ fifth loss in a row, and second by one point […]

Wildcats trounce Alamogordo in district opener


By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com The Clovis High defense got an early stop. Then the Wildcats steadily marched 83 yards for a score on their first possession, setting the tone. It was all Cats, all the time on Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis put together five scoring drives of 67 or more yards and […]

Ruidoso blanks Rams in district tilt

Staff report RUIDOSO — Ruidoso jumped on top with two first-quarter touchdowns and never looked back on Friday night, handing the Portales Rams a 35-0 loss in a District 4-4A game. The Warriors (8-1, 3-0 district), ranked second in Class 4A, kept the Rams (4-4 (1-1), ranked fourth, at bay with the help of four […]

Broncos rout Coyotes for district title

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos spent their 2013 campaign dealing with back-breaking injuries on their was to a 1-4 record. This year, the Broncos are 6-man District 1 champions. Floyd (6-1, 3-0 district) clinched the 6-man title on Friday afternoon with a 51-0 drubbing of San Jon/Grady. For senior running back […]

Hounds hit road for Angelo

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com It’s pretty simple for the Eastern New Mexico University football team — win the next two weeks and the Greyhounds should be in the championship half of the Lone Star Conference’s first postseason playoff. Lose one or both, and they’ll be in the bottom bracket. Their work is cut out, beginning […]