Lady Rams bounce back for split in Shoot Out

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By Dave Wagner Kirtland Central girls coach Mike Christie says that when junior guard Devin Diehl isn’t making shots, the Lady Broncos often struggle. Diehl was certainly on her game Friday night in the Ram Shoot Out at the Portales High School gym, pouring in seven of Kirtland’s 11 3-pointers en route to a career-best […]

Bronchos turn back Zias late

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By Dave Wagner Freshman forward Lacie Allen hit a 3-pointer from the key with 14 seconds left Thursday night, lifting Central Oklahoma to a 54-52 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Allen had missed her only previous 3-point attempt in the game and was […]

Hounds hang on, edge UCO

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By Dave Wagner Senior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt scored 18 points and blocked a potential game-tying desperation 3-pointer by Central Oklahoma’s Sam Belt as time expired Thursday night, preserving Eastern New Mexico University’s 66-63 men’s Lone Star Conference crossover victory at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (5-7) scored the game’s first 15 points and never relinquished the lead, […]

Zias move into LSC semifinals

PNT Staff LAWTON, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team moved into the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference tournament Thursday with a 30-26, 30-28, 16-30, 30-12 victory over Central Oklahoma at Cameron University. Senior middle blocker Emilie Rodman had 13 kills for the Zias (24-7), who play South Division regular-season champion Abilene […]

Zias meet Central Oklahoma today in LSC volleyball tourney

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By Dave Wagner For the first time in a while, West Texas A&M isn’t the prohibitive favorite in the Lone Star Conference volleyball tournament. The five-time tourney champion Lady Buffs didn’t qualify for the event this season, something which hadn’t happened since WT rejoined the LSC in 1993. Eastern New Mexico University is one of […]

Zias defeat Kingsville to gain share of second in division

PNT Staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team capped its Lone Star Conference South Division season on Saturday with a 30-26, 30-25, 23-30, 30-24 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville. The Zias (23-7, 7-3 South) pulled into a tie for second place in the division with Angelo State, but will settle for the […]

Zias, ECU play to overtime tie

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By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University and East Central women’s soccer teams went into Sunday’s matchup looking to improve their chances of making the Lone Star Conference tournament. In the end, they didn’t settle anything. Despite only four shots on goal in the match, the Zias twice answered ECU tallies and the teams […]

Tigers’ fast start too much for Hounds

PNT Sports ADA, Okla. — Junior running back King Bennett rushed for 176 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night as East Central defeated Eastern New Mexico University 33-14 in a Lone Star Conference crossover football game. ECU (2-1) jumped in front 14-0 in the first 8 1/2 minutes and never let the Greyhounds (1-3) get […]

Hounds, East Central seek to build on strong performances

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University and East Central turned in performances last weekend that both hope to build on when the teams meet in a 5 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference crossover football game on Saturday at Ada, Okla. The Greyhounds trounced Southwestern Oklahoma 39-0 for veteran coach Bud Elliott’s 200th college coaching […]

Hounds’ comeback falls short

By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — If it could, Eastern New Mexico University would take a mulligan on the first 25 minutes or so of Saturday night’s season opener against Central Arkansas. The Greyhounds struggled on offense for most of the first half, found themselves in a 21-point hole just before halftime, and then came […]

Laughter not a bad career choice

By Kevin Wilson I’m beginning to think I’m in the wrong line of work. Actually, I know it. Like several of you, I’m not at what I’d call my dream job at this point of my life. I’m not at a midlife crisis, but I get a little bit closer every time I turn on […]

Obits Feb 27

Judy Lou Pankonie, 56 Judy Lou Pankonie, 56, of Clovis, a registered nurse, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 30, 1947, in Harrison, Ark., to James C. and Dolly Baker Mills. She had been a resident of Clovis the past year, moving from Kenosha, Wis. […]

Zias can’t close out East Central in second half

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By Kevin Wilson Heather Brown and the Zias had quite a start, but Kelli Donovan and the East Central Lady Tigers had a better finish. Donovan scored all of her 15 points in the second half and hit three 3-pointers in a pivotal 21-6 run, pushing East Central to a 71-66 victory in a Lone […]

ENMU coach concerned in crossover matchups

By Dave Wagner Record-wise, Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State men’s basketball teams aren’t the imposing foes they were last season. Still, Eastern New Mexico University men’s coach Shawn Scanlan is more concerned about getting the Greyhounds’ ship on course when they travel to Oklahoma for Lone Star Conference crossover matchups against the Bronchos and defending […]

Community members share holiday feast

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Mike Linn Local farmer Smokey Ball got up and left the free Thanksgiving dinner at the Memorial Building early Thursday afternoon. But it wasn’t because he was too full or had other places to be. After several requests for another one of his tasty strawberry cheesecake pies, Ball gave in and brought another one back […]

ENMU comeback bright spot on sore week for LSC

By Dave Wagner It was a tough first full week for Lone Star Conference football teams. The LSC went just 2-9 against outside competition, including Eastern New Mexico University’s come-from-behind 18-17 win at Adams State. The only other winner was Central Oklahoma, which roared to a 21-0 lead on its first three possessions and routed […]

Obituaries June 17

Garland Tipps, 84 Garland E. Tipps, Ph.D., 84, of Portales, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at his home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2003, at Central Christian Church in Portales. Burial will follow in the Portales Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending.