Elida claims own tournament, moves to 6-0

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Dora senior Dalton Privett calls out a play in the first half of the championship game against Melrose in the Elida Tiger Invitational Saturday night. Privett led the Coyotes with 14 points but the Buffaloes won 62-56.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com ELIDA– With the final day of the the Elida Tiger Invitational Tournament, both championship games showcased talented matchups, with neither game being a blowout. For the boys, the Melrose Buffaloes had to prevent a Dora Coyote comeback in the fourth quarter to hold on to a 62-56 victory and […]

Portales wins Moriarty tournament, Blakey named MVP

STAFF REPORT MORIARTY — Tournament MVP Kambrey Blakey scored a game-high 17 points, and Portales pulled away from the host Pintos for a 52-23 win in the championship game of the Moriarty Invitational Saturday. Sky Marianito scored seven points in a balanced effort for Portales (3-0), which turned a comfortable 30-18 lead into a blowout […]

Queens top Hounds at Rock Staubus

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ENMU senior guard Miranda Moore takes the ball to the basket against a Wayland Baptist defender during the first half of Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — It’s hard to make a comeback if you’re struggling to find the basket. Eastern New Mexico University’s women fell victim to three runs by Wayland Baptist on Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym, the last finishing off the Greyhounds in a 73-54 win for the Flying Queens. WBU […]

Chargers post win over Cats

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE —A cynic might say it was a little bit of home cooking that helped host Albuquerque Academy get past Clovis High’s boys in Friday’s consolation semifinals of the Joe Armijo Classic. No, it had nothing to do with the officiating. But the Wildcats were playing at 9:45 a.m. on Friday coming off […]

Lady Cats roll to win, play for 5th

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Based on the first quarter, probably no one could have seen what was coming. Trailing 16-14 late in the period, Clovis High’s girls went on an 11-0 run and held Albuquerque High to just one field goal the rest of the way en route to a 50-22 win in the […]

Lady Rams gain tourney finals

Staff report MORIARTY — Senior Kambrey Blakey scored 19 points and the Portales Lady Rams advanced to the finals of the Alice King Invitational on Friday with a 48-35 win over Centennial. PHS (2-0) will face host Moriarty in today’s 7 p.m. championship contest. Blakey was the only Portales player with more than six points. […]

Friday area prep basketball roundup — Dec. 11

SUMMARIES Boys Farwell Invitational Championship semifinals Texico 75, Friona 37 Texico (6-0) — Rafael Maldonado 12, Tanner Dickerman 2, Brannon Karger 15, Dalton Thatcher 10, Braden Fraze 16, Mason Golden 6, Nathan Phipps 14. Totals 27 12-21 75. Friona — Dalton Woods 7, Kaegan Kerby 15, Jacob Harrison 12, Adrian Munoz 2, Patrick Gaines 1. […]

ENMU women heading to Clovis

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams won’t play their first official home games until Dec. 31, but the ENMU women and coach Josh Prock will have a homecoming of sorts as they will host Wayland Baptist at 4 p.m. today at Clovis High’s Rock Staubus Gym, the same place […]

Elida rolls into girls final

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Elida sophomore guard Lacy Ferguson drives the lane against the Roswell High junior varsity on Friday morning in the Elida Invitational. Elida won 51-21 and Ferguson was one of three Lady Tigers with 11 points.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com ELIDA — The theme for the Elida Lady Tigers this season is “Mayhem,” and with Elida winning two games in less than 12 hours by a combined 45 points, the mayhem theme certainly ruled the Elida Invitational. Elida cruised to a 51-21 victory over the Roswell High junior varsity […]

Lady Rams cruise

Staff report MORIARTY — Senior Kambrey Blakey paced a balanced attack with 13 points on Thursday as the Portales Lady Rams opened their season by thumping Rio Grande 55-12 in the quarterfinals of an eight-team tournament hosted by Moriarty. The Lady Rams extended a 16-3 lead at the quarter to 38-5 at halftime. Blakey was […]

Elida Invitational roundup — Dec. 10

BRACKET Boys Thursday Quarterfinals Hondo 53, Floyd 51, OT Melrose 86, Bovina 57 San Jon 50, Tatum 44 Dora 56, Clovis C 42 Friday Consolation semifinals Floyd vs. Bovina, 11:40 a.m. Tatum vs. Clovis C, 2:20 p.m. Championship semifinals Hondo vs. Melrose, 5 p.m. San Jon vs. Dora, 7:40 p.m. Saturday 7th place, 10:20 a.m. […]

Rams thump Dexter in home opener

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Portales junior Tyrese Dawson guards Dexter senior Brandon Silvas during the first half of the Rams’ 55-27 win Tuesday night. The Rams limited the Demons to just one field goal and four points during the first half.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com The Portales Rams’ first home game couldn’t have gone any better. The Class 4A Rams soundly beat Class 3A Dexter 55-27 on Tuesday night at the Ram Athletic Center. Portales’ first half output would have been enough to win the game as the Rams built an overwhelming 28-4 lead. […]

Tuesday area prep basketball roundup — Dec. 8

SUMMARIES Boys Dora 62, Tatum 42 Tatum (1-3) — Jayden Brijalba 15, Sebastian Jimenez 10, J.C. Sanchez 7, Aaron Hinojosa 5, Jabin Rice 2, Jarit Lemons 2. Totals 16 5-15 42. Dora (4-1) — Dalton Privett 26, Slade Hamann 13, Xavier Gramzow 6, Levi Bickham 5, Sam McConnell 4, Aaron Jasso 4, Johnny Pena 2. […]

Rams pull to .500 with win in Eastern New Mexico Kickoff

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Portales center Jeremie Karngbaye guards Valencia’s Andrew Lucero in the first half of the Eastern New Mexico Kickoff Saturday night. Portales won 54-46, as Karngbaye led all scorers with 19 points.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Less than a week after having their first practice as a team, the Class 4A Portales Rams showed they can withstand adversity as they fought back against the Class 5A Valencia Jaguars with a 54-46 comeback victory on Saturday night. Trailing 34-30 to start off the fourth quarter, the […]

Wonder Boys top Hounds in bowl

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Greyhound senior quarterback Jeremy Buurma drops back before firing a touchdown pass in the first half of the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl Saturday at Bulldawg Stadium in Copperas Cove, Texas. Buurma hrew for three touchdowns in the 51-35 loss to Arkansas Tech.

Staff report COPPERAS COVE, Texas — Senior quarterback Arsenio Favor threw for five touchdowns and ran for two, accounting for more than 400 yards of total offense to help Arkansas Tech post a 51-35 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the NCAA Division II C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl on Saturday night. The Wonder […]

Friday area prep basketball roundup — Dec. 3

TOURNAMENTS Boys American Heritage Classic At Melrose Thursday Quarterfinals Escalante 66, Clovis JV 36 Fort Sumner 67, Floyd 28 Dexter 60, Mountainair 36 Melrose 67, Cloudcroft 30 Friday Consolation semifinals Cloudcroft 53, Mountainair 38 Clovis JV over Floyd, score n/a Championship semifinals Escalante 58, Fort Sumner 47 Melrose 71, Dexter 39 Saturday Floyd vs. Mountainair […]

Hounds hold off Rattlers

STAFF REPORT SAN ANTONIO — Junior forward Chaunce Hill and junior guard Javandon Staves recorded double-doubles Friday night and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team led wire-to-wire en route to a 71-55 victory over St. Mary’s. The 6-foot-7 Hill finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes while Staves added 15 […]

Dec. 3 area prep basketball scores

Boys Roswell 73, Portales 44 Portales (0-1) — Bronte Staugaard 5 2-6 13, Jeremie Karngbaye 5 3-5 13, Adam Hernandez 3 1-6 7, Jordan Davis 3 0-0 6, Marcos Guzman 1 0-0 3, Tyrese Dawson 1 0-1 2. Andrew Underbrink 0 0-2-0. Totals 18 6-20 44. Roswell (2-0) — Laker Slayton 6 8-8 20, Dominic […]

ENMU ready for test against Wonder Boys

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ENMU senior Jeremy Buurma finds a running lane during Wednesday’s ENMU football practice. The Greyhounds leave today for Saturday’s C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl in Copperas Cove, Texas. Kickoff for the game against Arkansas Tech is scheduled for 5 p.m. (MST).

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com If you’re only as good as your last game, Eastern New Mexico University’s got some rallying to do, and Arkansas Tech has a standard to uphold. The two teams are both looking to end 2015 on a positive note, with a 5 p.m. (MST) kickoff on Saturday in the […]

Prep basketball capsule, Dec. 3

Portales at Roswell 7 p.m. today On the air: KSEL 1450 AM. Records: Season opener for Portales, Roswell 1-0 Last time out: Roswell defeated Class 6A Mayfield 87-60 at home Monday, though the Trojans’ football season had ended only three days prior. The Coyotes, who were the third seed in Class 5A before a quarterfinals […]