Lady Tigers edge Vixens in five games

PNT Staff Report ELIDA — The District 3-1A volleyball season is at the midway point, and if Thursday night’s Elida-Fort Sumner match is any indication, it may be a wild finish. The Lady Tigers jumped out to an early two-game lead, but the Vixens rallied to force a fifth game before Elida won 25-21, 25-15, […]

Lady Rams pushed to five games in win at Roswell

PNT Staff Report For their second consecutive match, the Lady Rams won another nail-biting five-game contest — this one was at Roswell High Tuesday night. The Portales girls won the decisive Game 5, 15-8. “I thought in Game 5, we just completely took control of the game,” Portales coach Ruth Chavez said. The scores were […]

Zias win school-record sixth straight

Freedom New Mexico PLAINVIEW, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team scored twice in the first seven minutes on Friday and the Zias made those goals stand up, edging Wayland Baptist 2-1 to set a school record with their sixth consecutive victory. The previous record was a five-match winning streak during the […]

Ruidoso tops Portales for third place in Roswell tourney

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent ROSWELL — If it’s true that the third-place match at the Zia Classic volleyball tournament might be a preview of things to come, it could be one wacky battle between Portales and Ruidoso for the District 4-3A crown this season. The district rivals, each playing their second contest of the […]

Zias snap losing skid, beat Highlands 3-2

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico Zias snapped a five-match losing skid and beat New Mexico Highlands Wednesday at Greyhound Arena three games to two. The scores were 30-23, 24-30, 30-20, 28-30, 15-9. With the match tied at two games each, the home team dominated the fifth and tiebreaking game, building […]

South volleyball spikes North

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Two words can accurately describe the South’s performance in the Class 1A-2A All-Star Series — utter domination. Although the South only breezed through one game, it won for the 21st time in the 24 years of the series on Tuesday as Tularosa’s Sabrina Herrera put away 16 kills […]

Portales’ Erf, Partin brothers reach semis

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Portales senior Ella Erf and the Ram doubles tandem of Walker and Skyler Partin advanced to the state tennis semifinals after big wins Friday afternoon in Albuquerque. Tournament second-seeded Erf advanced with a a 6-0, 6-0 win over Lovington’s seventh-seeded Lauryn Hess in the girls singles 1A-3A quarterfinals. “Ella did […]

Ram tennis beats Lovington

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales boys and girls tennis teams head into Friday’s District 4-3A tournament having both beaten Lovington 8-1 Tuesday at the Portales Junior High School tennis courts. “We’re very happy with this,” Ram coach Wade Fraze said. “From top to bottom, we showed more mental toughness than we had […]

Tennis rackets fare well in Amarillo

PNT Staff Report Portales senior Ella Erf and the Partin brothers came away with first place finishes at an Amarillo tennis tournament Thursday and Friday. “We played well,” Ram coach Wade Fraze said. “I was especially encouraged by our doubles teams.” Erf led the Lady Ram charge, winning all of her singles matches, before beating […]

St. Mike’s tennis forfeits to Portales

PNT Staff Report After defeating St. Mike’s 5-4 in the morning, the Portales Lady Rams were handed their own tournament championship late Saturday night after the Lady Horsemen played all day for the rematch before forfeiting the title game. According to Portales coach Michelle Wallis the St. Mike’s girls were upset about having to play […]

Lady Ram rackets dominate NMMI

PNT Staff Writer The Portales Lady Ram tennis team got back on track Saturday afternoon winning all matches in a 9-0 complete team victory over NMMI, while the boys fell 2-7 at the Portales tennis courts. The Lady Rams dominated so thoroughly, the NMMI Lady Colts managed just eight game wins in the six-match singles […]

Jan. 10, 1960

When Miss Maria Friesen encountered an emergency at her apartment Saturday, she couldn’t use her telephone because it was tied up by another customer on the party line. Miss Friesen, associate professor in home economics at ENMU, struck a match to light a gas heater. The wall cutoff dropped out and the gas was escaping […]

Zias knocked out of LSC soccer tournament

Freedom Newspapers EDMOND, Okla. — Junior defender Tamara Geels scored two goals and sophomore midfielder Melissa DoRemus and freshman defender Whitney Hancock each had a goal and an assist Thursday, lifting Texas A&M-Commerce to a 4-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the first round of the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer tournament. In […]

Concussion forces Jackson off pitch

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Much to his chagrin, Eastern New Mexico University junior Donnell Jackson will have to be an assistant coach today when the Greyhounds end their Southwest Soccer Conference and regular-season schedule against rival West Texas A&M at the ENMU pitch. One of several players remaining from the original ENMU squad in […]

Zias shoot for attendance record

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — When the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team hosts Lone Star Conference South Divisin foe Texas A&M-Kingsville on Thursday night, the Zias are shooting for the moon. ENMU athletiec director and volleyball coach Mike Maguire said a cookout is planned outside the arena at 6 p.m., with the match starting at […]

Zias rally for win

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer The Eastern New Mexico University Zia’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match against Angelo State began at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greyhound Arena, but by ENMU head coach Mike Maguire’s estimation, his Zias didn’t arrive until about 3:30. After dropping the first two games, the ENMU women took the final […]

Zias snap losing skid

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Whatever Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team did Monday night, junior Randi Egley hopes the Zias can sustain it. Mired in a nine-match losing streak, ENMU finally broke away from Wayland Baptist with a 17-3 run to end the third game and the Zias went on to a 30-27, 23-30, […]

Zias drop LSC match to WTAMU

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Sarit Shenar posted a hat trick in the second half on Saturday to lead unbeaten West Texas A&M to a 4-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. Shenar, a senior forward from Rehovot, Israel, scored the last three goals for the Lady […]

Zias’ losing streak continues

CANYON, Texas — Southeastern Oklahoma kept the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team reeling on Saturday, sending the Zias to a 30-15, 25-30, 30-27, 30-23 setback in West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. After getting dominated in the first game, the Zias got five kills each from junior outside hitters Jessie Macknicki and Kari Adkins […]

Hounds held scoreless on the pitch

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers It took Texas A&M-International a while to get going, but once the Dustdevils broke through they turned its men’s soccer match against Eastern New Mexico University into a rout. Junior midfielder Raul Quinones took a through pass from Gregory Malumba in on ENMU goalkeeper Leif Craddock and beat him with […]