Melrose sweeps past Dora

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer DORA — Melrose wanted to be less afraid to make mistakes. Dora made enough errors on its own to ensure that Melrose’s errors didn’t matter. The visiting Lady Buffs were far from perfect, but jumped out to big leads and rode them to an easy 25-16, 25-15, 25-16 win […]

Portales volleyball team wins sixth straight

Freedom Newspapers Portales clinched the top spot in the District 4-3A tournament Saturday night after posting a sweep against Ruidoso. Scores were 25-21, 25-21, 21-16 in favor of Portales. “We were kind of sluggish,” Portales coach Ruth Chavez said. “We’d been off for so many days. But we still won in three, so we’ll take […]

Vixens outlast Elida

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — In a game where neither team could take control, it seemed fitting that a setter ended up with the final blow. Fort Sumner made good on its fifth chance at match point, as setter Rita Herrera’s bump took a slow bounce off the net and onto Elida’s […]

Zias win in five against LCU

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By Dave Wagner Facing a fifth game for the second consecutive match, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team got it right this time. The Zias stayed in control for most of the fifth game Tuesday night to turn back Lubbock Christian 25-30, 30-27, 24-30, 30-25, 15-12 at Greyhound Arena. Coach Mike Maguire said the […]

Zias drop five-game match to Kingsville

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers The Zias could contain Shaday Smith only so long. The Texas A&M Kingsville sophomore had a game high 25 kills, including four in the fifth game and deciding game, as the Javelinas defeated ENMU 30-23, 26-30, 30-22, 22-30, 15-6 Saturday in a Lone Star Conference South match at Greyhound Arena. […]

Zias claim second-straight win

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Zia freshman volleyball player Rhea Wortman points to better chemistry for the team’s recent success. Her coach hopes that chemistry hasn’t produced fool’s gold. Eastern New Mexico trailed only three times Thursday night and rode a steady attack from Wortman, Lindsay Schiely and Grace George en route to a […]

Portales sweeps Goddard

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer In its last match against Goddard, Portales had trouble with the way it started. This time around, the Lady Rams opened strong and struggled at the finish, but the late struggles did nothing to spoil an otherwise easy 25-16, 25-16, 25-20 sweep Tuesday night at Portales High. The win […]

Hounds shut out by St. Ed’s

Freedom Newspapers AUSTIN, Texas — Jeff Harlan scored off a corner kick in the 10th minute on Sunday and St. Edward’s made it stand up for a 1-0 men’s Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Greyhounds (2-6-1, 1-4-0 SSC) put 12 shots on goal in the match to just four for […]

West Texas makes quick work of Hounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers West Texas A&M quickly took the suspense out of the match. The Buffaloes tallied three minutes into the contest and did all of their scoring in the first half to beat Eastern New Mexico University’s men 3-0 in Tuesday’s Southwest Soccer Conference opener for both teams at the ENMU pitch. […]

Portales tops Clovis in five

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent They’ve played common opponents and they’ve even been in the same tournament. But Tuesday night, the Clovis and Portales volleyball teams finally played each other. And the Lady Rams have every intention of filing away the come-from-behind 13-25, 18-25, 25-16, 25-21, 17-15 victory at Rock Staubus Gym for a whole […]

Zias blank Colorado State-Pueblo

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The difference between a one-goal lead and a two-goal margin in soccer can sometimes be night and day. On Friday, Eastern New Mexico University’s women team saw a 3-0 lead closed to 3-2 by halftime against Colorado Christian before surviving a scoreless second half. Sunday against Colorado State-Pueblo, there were […]

Rams take third in volleyball tournament

Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor If the New Mexico Activities Association were to pull a surprise and announce that state volleyball match will be a best-of-nine format, consider Portales well prepared. Long matches created just that circumstance, as Portales had to play a pair of matches with a 15-minute break in the second day of […]

Lady Rams struggle at Clovis Invitational

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Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent If the Clovis High volleyball team can become as consistent as Kim Perkins’ serve, this just might be a pretty good year for the Wildcats. Clovis and Portales were among 16 teams in the field when the annual Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament began on Friday. The host ‘Cats won their four-team […]

Erf reaches title match

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High sophomore Morgan Erf has a tall order in today’s Class 1A-3A state tennis girls singles semifinals, but coach Bill Wahlman thinks she’s ready for it. After a first-round bye, Erf breezed past Bosque’s Tori Linton 6-0, 6-0 in the Wednesday’s quarterfinal round at the Albuquerque Tennis Complex. In today’s […]

Elida posts third home win

ELIDA — Tom Sullivan hit a three-run homer and Austin Shrock had a grand slam in Elida’s 10-run third, and the Tigers went on to beat the Texico junior varsity 16-6 on Thursday. Elida is now 3-9 for the season, but the Tigers are a perfect 3-0 at home. The game was called after 4 […]

Elida posts win over Texico JV

PNT Staff ELIDA — Tom Sullivan hit a three-run homer and Austin Shrock had a grand slam in Elida’s 10-run third, and the Tigers went on to beat the Texico junior varsity 16-6 on Thursday. Elida is now 3-9 for the season, but the Tigers are a perfect 3-0 at home. The game was called […]

Top-ranked Lopers knock out Zias

PNT Staff KEARNEY, Neb. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team, making the program’s first trip to postseason competition since the school joined NCAA Division II 20 years ago, advanced to Saturday’s Southwest Regional semifinals where the Zias were eliminated by top-ranked and unbeaten host Nebraska-Kearney 30-20, 30-18, 30-26 before 2,743 fans. Fifth-seeded ENMU […]

Zias’ matches to be on radio, internet

PNT Staff Matches involving Eastern New Mexico University in this weekend’s NCAA Division II Southwest Regional volleyball tournament at Kearney, Neb., will be broadcast on KSEL-AM 1450 and on the internet through TRL/Teamline, according to a release from ENMU sports information director Robert McKinney. The Zias (24-8) face Mesa State (22-9) in a 4 p.m. […]

Lady Rams overcome illnesses to gain semis

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — The defending Class 3A state champion Portales Lady Rams overcame the loss of three players to food poisoning Thursday to advance to the state tournament semifinals at Manzano High School. PHS finished third in four-team Pool B, splitting six games, then outlasted Pool A runnerup Shiprock 19-25, 25-20, 25-22, 23-25, 18-16 […]

Lady Tigers advance to tourney finals

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers assured themselves of a berth in Class 1A regional competition next week with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-23 victory over Dora in the District 3-1A tournament semifinals Thursday night. Elida (16-5) plays at top-seeded Fort Sumner at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the winner of that match hosting the […]