Southwestern tops Zias

Freedom New Mexico It looked like a match that Eastern New Mexico University, mired in a long Lone Star Conference losing streak, could win. Unfortunately for the Zias, Southwestern Oklahoma was having none of it. The Mustangs, mired in their own seven-match losing streak, fought off ENMU challenges in each of the first two games […]

Murphy’s Law no match for friend

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist When we talk about someone being “over-prepared,” we think of a person who is very thorough and able to handle all possible contingencies. It is a good habit to have especially if you are someone who regularly messes up and therefore must be ready to respond when you over-mess up. […]

Highlands sweeps Zias

Freedom New Mexico Senior outside hitter Ashley Murray had 13 kills Tuesday night to help New Mexico Highlands beat Eastern New Mexico University 25-21, 25-23, 25-17 in non-conference volleyball at Greyhound Arena. The Cowgirls (7-10) led most of the way. They opened a five-point margin midway through the first game, then weathered a rally by […]

Savings numbers don’t match health care reality

By Tom Philpott Bush administration officials again have saddled Congress with an under-funded military health-care budget by projecting $1.2 billion in savings they know will not be realized, say critics on Capitol Hill. Part of the false savings, for a third straight year, is tied to the unlikely scenario that Congress will enact administration plans […]

Fort Sumner beats Elida for district championship

Freedom New Mexico FORT SUMNER — Junior Bree Lucero had 17 kills and seven blocks while junior Racheal Chavez added 13 kills and 12 digs Saturday, helping top-seeded Fort Sumner post a 25-22, 25-9, 25-21 victory over Elida in the finals of the District 3-1A volleyball tournament. The Vixens (17-4), the defending Class 1A state […]

Ruidoso outlasts Portales in five games

PNT Staff Report RUIDOSO — The lines are clearly drawn for District 4-3A volleyball. At the top are Ruidoso and Portales, while Lovington and Dexter battle for third place. Tuesday night, Portales faced off against the Lady Warriors in a battle of district unbeatens with sole possession of district first place on the line, and […]

Hounds, RiverHawks battle to tie

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Looking to move up in the Southwest Soccer Conference, Eastern New Mexico University didn’t quite get the result it wanted on Friday. Still, a tie is always better than a loss. Facing the team directly ahead of them in the standings, the Greyhounds scored twice in a span of […]

ENMU Zias lose 14th straight match

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Freedom Newspapers Southwestern Oklahoma got 22 kills and 12 digs from senior middle blocker Kasandra Gurtner and 18 kills and five block solos from junior middle blocker Kacia Sandburg Thursday night and the Bulldogs rallied past Eastern New Mexico University 30-17, 26-30, 24-30, 30-18, 15-12 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. […]

Zias fall, take Texas Woman’s to five games

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team got close to breaking its losing streak on Saturday, but the Zias faded after forcing a fifth game. Junior middle blocker Kandis Schroeder compiled 24 kills and freshman outside hitter Alyson Harlan added 16 kills, 13 digs and nine aces as Texas Woman’s […]

Lady Rams bully Lady Bulldogs

PNT Staff Report ARTESIA — The Portales Lady Ram volleyball team concluded its non-district schedule Thursday night in Artesia, dominating the Lady Bulldogs 25-12, 25-15, 25-18. “They played great,” Lady Ram head coach Ruth Chavez said. “We had a heck of a game. They played really well.” “I could tell we’ve improved a lot (since […]