Zias lose third straight match at Kingsville

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team dropped its third consecutive decision in t he Lone Star Conference crossover tournament on Saturday morning, falling to Texas A&M-Commerce 30-27, 30-22, 28-30, 30-20. Junior outside hitter Randi Egley had a season-best 18 kills for the Zias (6-17). After ENMU pulled to within […]

Don’t let 4th fun blow up in your face

Richard Peterson Independence holiday second most dangerous The Fourth of July weekend brings cherished memories of family gatherings and picnics with the traditional grilled summer foods, hamburgers and hot dogs. Friends enjoy games of softball, volleyball or throwing a Frisbee around while waiting for the evening’s spectacular fireworks celebrations. Spending the Fourth with family and […]

Rams storm past Bloomfield

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Rams — and District 4-3A, in general —have made a loud statement in the Class 3A state baseball tournament. Portales, seeded 12th in the 16-team field, advanced to the semifinals with an 18-6 rout of Bloomfield on Thursday at the University of New Mexico’s Lobo Field in a game […]

Split drops Zias to fourth in South

PNT staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team earned another split on Saturday. The problem is the Zias will now need more than that next weekend to make the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. Senior shortstop Jessica Nocas’ three-run double capped a five-run second and the Zias made it stand up […]

Texas Woman’s tough on Zias

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Eastern New Mexico University’s Tina Whitt put herself in the school’s record book with a home run on Saturday. For the Zias, though, it was the only home run they managed in a four-game Lone Star Conference South Division series against Texas Woman’s at Zia Softball Field. Amber Brooks’ […]

ENMU BRIEFS: Rodeo team struggles in opener

Freedom Newspapers WEATHERFORD, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico women’s rodeo team finished fourth while the men were 12th in the Weatherford College Rodeo over the weekend. ENMU’s Tyrell Flewelling, competing with Kyle Roberts of New Mexico Junior College, finished second in team roping. Also for the men, Max Fortmuller tied for third in bullriding. […]

Zias stay hot, sweep Mustangs

Freedom Newspapers You could say the Eastern New Mexico University softball team fattened up on offense on Saturday. The Zias hit better than .500 in both games of a doubleheader, pounding out 33 hits with every starter getting at least one in both games in a 9-1, 14-0 pounding of College of the Southwest at […]

Clovis boys eliminated from playoffs

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis coach J.D. Isler knew Valley would be difficult to beat with a lead in the fourth quarter. The Vikings, who made a habit of winning close games all season, steadily pulled away in the final eight minutes en route to a 62-48 win that knocked Clovis out of the Class […]

Portales outstalls Tigers

PNT Staff Report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Patience is a virtue — especially when your opponent knows your every move. The Portales Rams stayed patient and came away with a 42-33 victory over the Taos Tigers here at the Stu Clark Invitational Thursday. The win puts them in the consolation final at 2:30 p.m. today […]

PHS girls advance in pool play

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales in Class 3A and Texico in Class 2A captured first place in state volleyball tournament pool-play competition on Wednesday, setting up today’s eight-team bracket quarterfinals. At La Cueva High School, Portales swept all six of its games — two games to 15 against three pool opponents — to earn the […]

Shop steps back celebration

By Leslie Radford The owner of Joe’s Boot Shop said after 24 years the western wear store is hanging its hat on the entertainment side of its annual July Fourth festivities. Joe Rhodes said the Mabry Street business will continue with its tent and warehouse sale, but there will not be the usual entertainment lineup […]

Floyd finishes fourth at state

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Noel Carpenter placed in three individual events and helped Floyd score in two relays as the Lady Broncos compiled 37 points to finish fourth in team standings in the Class 1A state track meet on Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico track. Cimarron ran away with team […]

ENMU women finish fifth, men share seventh in rodeo

PNT Staff SNYDER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University finished fifth in women’s competition and tied for seventh on the men’s side over the weekend in the West Texas College Rodeo. The Zias tallied 85 points while the Greyhounds finished with 50. Tarleton State swept to both team championships. “Both teams are doing very well,” […]

Feb. 6 Faith Triumphant School News

By Donna Kelly Homecoming festivities were held last Friday at Conqueror Gym. Victoria Payen and Luis McCain were the 2005 queen and king. Attendants were Cassie Paden and Eric Cathey. The flower girl was Bryanna Moore, and the crown bearer was Tobin Alford. FTCS alumni played against the Varsity boys. The varsity boys barely squeaked […]

ENMU squads perform well in rodeo at Vernon

PNT Staff VERNON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s rodeo teams posted their best showings of the season in a Southwest Region rodeo over the weekend, hosted by Vernon College. ENMU’s men tied with Tarleton State for third place with 160 points, trailing Texas Tech (173 1/3) and West Texas A&M (165), while the women […]

ENMU freshman living up to her parents

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University freshman Raelyn Gardner has something to live up to in the school’s rodeo program. The daughter of former ENMU rodeo standouts, Gardner made her mark in the school’s College Daze Rodeo over the weekend at Lewis Cooper Arena. In her first collegiate competition, she was second in the […]

Area schools on par with rest of state

By Tony Parra Portales schools received scores hovering around the state average for math and language arts tests for fourth and eighth graders, according to a press release from the New Mexico Public Education Department released on Thursday. The Portales fourth and eighth graders scored above the state average in one category, average in one […]

Independence an event for every day

By Jim Lee Happy Fourth of July or, more accurately, happy Independence Day. This is one of only two holidays that come to mind commonly called the date it occurs rather than the event it commemorates. The other is, of course, Cinco de Mayo. How often do any of us refer to Independence Day? It’s […]

May 23 Dora School News

This was the last week of school for grades 1-12. The elementary awards assembly was from 8:30-10:30 a.m. These students have accomplished alot this year and I am very proud of each of them. Of course, they are just regular kids and some are a little rambunctious and others are absolutely adorable, but all are […]

NMHU routs Greyhounds

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Brian Fryer was a one-man wrecking crew on Tuesday. The senior center fielder went 4-for-4 with a triple, a homer, three runs scored and four driven in as New Mexico Highlands routed Eastern New Mexico University 9-1 in college baseball. Fryer raised his season’s batting average to .492, driving […]