Zias survive 3-point onslaught from Lady Savages

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Southeastern Oklahoma came out bombing Saturday night. The Lady Savages hoisted 38 3-point shots in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game against Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena, hitting 15, but the Zias rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to post a 75-72 victory. Junior guard Heather Brown […]

UCO rallies to beat Zias

Freedom Newspapers EDMOND, Okla. — Meghan Craig scored 20 points and Central Oklahoma rallied from a 14-point, first-half deficit to beat Eastern New Mexico University 84-69 in Lone Star Conference women’s crossover action on Saturday, handing the Zias their sixth consecutive loss. Lindsey Wilson added 18 points and nine rebounds and reserve Mallory Marcus scored […]

Texico dominates semifinal against Fort Sumner

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Texico girls coach Keith Durham wanted to see a wire-to-wire effort for his team in Friday’s EPAC semifinal matchup with Fort Sumner. The Lady Wolverines took him to heart — so well that senior Stephanie Bailey didn’t even realize how well they were doing. “I looked up in the middle […]

Hounds want to close games better

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan believes that for maybe 35 minutes in most games, the Greyhounds are a pretty competitive team. It’s those last five minutes or so that seem to do them in. “We’re still trying to establish an identity,” said Scanlan, whose team takes […]

Lady Rams lose to Clovis in tourney finals

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The Clovis Lady Wildcats went to their big guns Friday night to nail down the third annual Plateau Holiday Classic championship. Seniors Aimee Hilburn (17 points), Brittany Blackmon (15) and Tori Quintana (9) combined for all but four of Clovis’ points in a hard-fought 45-34 victory over Portales […]

Hounds improve to 2-1

Freedom Newspapers HAYS, Kan. — Freshman guard Joshua Jackson scored 15 points, including six in a row in the final 2 1/2 minutes to put Eastern New Mexico University ahead for good, and the Greyhounds turned back Illinois Tech 72-65 Saturday for third place in the Westlink Classic men’s basketball tournament. Jackson’s layup with 2:05 […]

Zias fall short of tournament berth

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — In the end, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team couldn’t overcome a stunning scoring drought that lasted nearly 460 minutes. Needing a win or a tie in Sunday’s Lone Star Conference regular-season finale against Texas Woman’s to nail down the first conference-tourney berth in the three-year history of […]

Midwestern cruises past Hounds in second half

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s defensive style kept the Greyhounds in the hunt for a while, but in the end Midwestern State simply proved to be too strong. The Indians, ranked in the NCAA Division II top 25 for much of the season, broke open a tight match with three goals […]

Zias get shutout against rival CSW

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers On the surface, it was just a sleepy non-league win in the middle of Lone Star Conference play. Eastern New Mexico University’s Megan Dozier, though, said Sunday’s 3-0 shutout of Hobbs-based College of the Southwest meant a little more than that to the Zias. “They’re one of our biggest rivals,” […]

Greyhounds blank UT-Permian Basin

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Stepping outside the Southwest Soccer Conference was apparently what the doctor ordered for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s squad. The Greyhounds, who came in having lost each of their previous four matches by a goal, played perhaps as solid a game as they have this season on Friday in dispatching […]

Zias continue home magic

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Anna Funck said she felt pretty good going into Friday’s match against Colorado Christian. Good thing for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team, too. Funck, a junior midfielder from Amarillo, was involved in each of the Zias’ goals in a 3-2 win over the Cougars at […]

Homemade breads and patterns coming up

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on grilling, making homemade yeast breads, and pattern fitting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Vicki Douglas is with […]

No. 9 Rambelles cruise past Zias

PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Sophomore guard Ashley King recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds Saturday to lift Angelo State, ranked ninth in NCAA Division II, to a 61-42 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game. King shot 9-for-11 from the field as […]

Javelinas roll past Hounds

PNT Staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior forward Robert Hamilton led five players in double figures and Hamilton and junior guard Quendale Allensworth compiled double-doubles Saturday as Texas A&M-Kingsville rolled past struggling Eastern New Mexico University 85-72 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball game. Hamilton scored 21 points and led the Javelinas (13-6, […]

Savages rip Hounds

PNT Staff DURANT, Okla. — Sophomore guard Jason Stampley hit seven 3-pointers en route to 28 points Thursday night as Southeastern Oklahoma rolled to an 84-62 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Stampley scored 20 of his points after halftime as the Savages (10-4) pulled away following a relatively close […]

Zias’ second-half woes send NSU to narrow victory

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By Dave Wagner No matter how low-scoring the game, it’s hard to overcome 11 minutes without any points in college basketball. Eastern New Mexico University’s women started well on Saturday, but managed only six points in the first 17 minutes of the second half in dropping a 46-43 Lone Star crossover decision to Northeastern State […]

Movie watching has peaks, and plenty of valleys

By Kevin Wilson One of my friends and I have a long-standing agreement that we do holiday gifts after the holidays have passed, so we don’t repeat gifts and we have time to find the best deals. A request I put in to her was for a movie poster of Citizen Kane, The Usual Suspects […]

Hounds make total turnaround in rout

Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan didn’t know the team he coached on Saturday in the High Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev. He didn’t really expect the team he saw on Sunday. Dominating a good opponent from start to finish, the Greyhounds (4-6) thrashed St. Mary’s 79-41 to gain a split […]

Guard makes most of moment

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By Dave Wagner Because of an ankle injury to teammate Reggie Wallace, Eastern New Mexico University’s Jolen Montoya has played extended minutes at point guard at the start of the season. The graduate of Espanola Valley High School in northern New Mexico has taken advantage of the opportunity, averaging 17 points and shooting 67 percent […]

First-year Hounds waste little time getting into win column

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — It didn’t take long — just two matches — for the first-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer program to break into the win column. Of course, ENMU coaches Carlos Elizondo and Travis McCorkle thought it could’ve been even sooner. The Greyhounds scored just 61 seconds into their history on […]