Hounds dominate Cardinals

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Basketball’s a lot easier when you play with the lead. Same thing when your bigs dominate. Center Curtis Wilkinson dominated the paint with a 19-point, 20-rebound performance, and the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds jumped out to a 7-0 lead, withstood two Incarnate Word charges before pulling away late for a 75-57 Lone Star Conference […]

ENMU/UiW basketball capsules — Jan. 28

Freedom New Mexico Men Incarnate Word (11-7, 7-4 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (12-8, 5-6) • When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: The Cardinals posted a 63-53 victory over West Texas A&M on Thursday at Canyon, Texas. The Greyhounds erased a 13-point, second-half deficit to edge […]

Portales City League basketball — Jan. 21

Freedom New Mexico Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Extreme 14, Sparks 6 Scorers — Extreme, Cyria Aguirre, Sydnee Lemmon, 6 each, Hannah McDonald 2. Sparks, Olivia Low 4, Amanda Ornelas 2. Dora Lady Coyotes 8, Heat 0 Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Cashlyn Fraze 8. Monarchs 9, Sparks 6 Scorers — Sparks, Olivia Low 4, Amanda […]

Elida news — Jan. 24

Basketball schedule • Tuesday — Hondo, home, VG & VB, 5 p.m.; Marshall JH, away, 8th G & JH B, 4:15 p.m. • Thursday — Roy/Mosquero, home, JH G, VG & VB, 4 p.m. (homecoming) • Saturday — Clovis Christian, away, 8th G, VG & VB, 3:30 p.m.

Live tweet of the Zias game

Follow the Eastern New Mexico Univeristy women’s basketball game against West Texas A&M. Staff writer Kevin Wilson will be live tweeting the game on the Portales News-Tribune twitter page. Follow the action at www.twitter.com/pntonline

Wednesday morning briefings: Basketball, video games, and setups

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday morning briefing.

Portales city league basketball

Pee Wee League results Saturday Girls Storm 6 Extreme 4 Leading scorers — Storm, Rylee Stevens 6. Extreme, Cyria Aguirre, Hannah McDonald 2. Mercury 13 Dora Lady Coyotes 6 Leading scorers — Mercury, Riley Shillings 10. Lady Coyotes, Brynn Dilliard 4. Storm 8 Sparks 2 Leading scorers — Storm, Kylee Rodriguez 4. Sparks, Amanda Ornelas […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Jan. 7

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (9-5, 2-3 Lone Star Conference) at Texas A&M-Commerce (5-7, 0-4) When: 7 p.m. (MST) today at Commerce, Texas. Radio: none. Last time out: The Greyhounds came up short against ninth-ranked Tarleton State on Wednesday, losing to the Texans 55-52 at Greyhound Arena. A&M-C had a three-game winning streak snapped with […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Basketball tournaments and a big buy

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing.

Elida news — Dec. 20

Sports Dec. 30: Basketball vs. Dora (junior varsity girls, varsity boys and girls), 4 p.m. Jan. 2 -7: EPAC basketball tournament, schedule TBA

ENMU women’s basketball capsule, Dec. 7

Freedom New Mexico ENMU (2-5, 1-1 Lone Star Conference) at Texas Woman’s (5-1, 1-1) When: 6 p.m. (MST) today at Denton, Texas. Radio: none Last time out: The Zias lost at Incarnate Word 61-41 on Saturday, while the Pioneers won at home the same day over Abilene Christian 74-68. Last year: The teams, then in […]

Elida news — Dec. 6

Sports schedule Dec. 6: Basketball, Hondo, here, varsity girls and boys, 5 p.m. Dec. 8: Basketball, Texico, there, 7th girls, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10: Basketball, Elida tournament, varsity girls and boys.

School news — Nov. 22

Elida Sports Tuesday: Basketball — at Lake Arthur, 8th grade Boys and girls, JV girls, varsity boys, 3 p.m. Holiday Thanksgiving recess starts Wednesday. School will resume Monday.

Texico’s Cooper twins sign with Zias

Dave Wagner After they finish their four years at Texico High School in the spring, twins Jordyn and Jaylyn Cooper are planning to be together for the next four as well. The Coopers, who verbally committed to Eastern New Mexico University for basketball during the summer, signed their letters of intent with the school earlier […]

Hounds think they’ve made improvement

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University senior Reggie Nelson is happy to be back in Portales and playing basketball. The 6-foot-1 senior guard was the Greyhounds’ co-leader in scoring in 2009-10, but took a year off for what he called family reasons. He’s expected to start at point guard today when the Greyhounds take on […]

My turn: Small-town athletics full of tests

At Mt. Vernon High School in east Texas, I played football, basketball and track. Since my twin sister outweighed me until I was a 123-pound senior tailback, baseball or soccer would have been better bets — but we had neither as varsity sports. We didn’t have a track either, so track season was primarily for […]

Monday morning briefing: Smoke goal, basketball camp and one big fish

Zias add pair of prep teammates for basketball

Freedom New Mexico New Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Lindsey Wilson has added her first two signees for 2011-12. DeSoto (Texas) H.S. teammates Jasmine Johnson and Amber Williford were part of a team that went 32-6 and reached the fourth round of the Texas Class 5A playoffs. Johnson is a 5-foot-10 inch forward […]

Press release: Linden Weese resigns as Zia basketball coach

ENMU/Kingsville basketball capsules — Feb. 23

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (12-12, 7-5 Lone Star Conference South) at Texas A&M-Kingsville (8-16, 3-9) When: 7 p.m. (MST) today Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Greyhounds won their third in a row in the South for the first time since January 2007, edging Incarnate Word 96-91 on Monday at San Antonio. The […]