Hounds look forward to football signings

Freedom Newspapers If everything falls into place next week on national signing day, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo says he’ll be one happy man. The third-year coach said Tuesday the Greyhounds have 16 verbal commitments from high school prospects for next season, and he’s hoping to add more in the next few […]

Greyhounds get stampeded

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers West Texas A&M’s men never gave Eastern New Mexico University a chance Monday night. Senior guard Damien Lolar and junior forward Chris Hinz combined for 56 points on 22-of-27 shooting — 9-of-9 for Hinz — and the Buffaloes dominated start to finish in an 87-72 Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Zias suffer heartbreaker at Tarleton State

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — For a brief moment, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team had its first Lone Star Conference South Division victory in sight. Then, just like that, Tarleton State took it away. ENMU senior Heather Brown’s basket gave the Zias a one-point lead with just over six seconds left Saturday […]

Hounds win third straight game

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By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers Fans saw more than a 94-78 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s drubbing of Angelo State on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. They witnessed a Greyhounds team with more smiles, high-fives and highlight-reel dunks. Senior forward Mikal Monette led four Hounds in double figures with 20 points as the Hounds (8-8, […]

Hounds sack Angelo State

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By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers Fans saw more than a 94-78 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s drubbing of Angelo State on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. They witnessed a Greyhounds team with more smiles, high-fives and highlight-reel dunks. Senior forward Mikal Monette led four Hounds in double figures with 20 points as the Hounds (8-8, […]

Elida mashes Melrose

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — It’s not hard to compare the current Melrose Buffaloes to the Elida boys team of a couple of years ago. Extraordinarily young, the Tigers took a few lumps along the way. Now, though, it was Elida dealing out the punishment in a 60-24 rout of Melrose on Wednesday […]

Zias drop Lady Chaps

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Even though Eastern New Mexico University was trailing by three points at halftime, Zias coach Linden Weese thought his team was on the verge of taking control. Senior post Riikka Lehtonen collected 20 points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes and the Zias dominated the final 10 minutes Friday to […]

Golf adventures best kept close to home

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Pity me if you will, play with me for a good laugh — I’ve finally officially taken up the sport of golf. After years of occasionally reporting on golf and a few attempts to play the game during friendly tournaments, I broke down last weekend and bought a set […]

Floyd outfoxed

PNT Staff Report Fort Sumner — The Floyd Lady Broncos traveled to Fort Sumner Thursday night in hopes of pulling off an upset and a shot at the District 3-1A crown. Instead they were defeated by Vixens in three close games, 20-25, 23-25, and 19-25. Floyd (10-11) had played Fort Sumner twice previously and lost […]

Lady Buffs toss Dora from tourney

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff writer MELROSE — The fourth-seeded Melrose Lady Buffaloes are headed to the second round of the District 3-1A tournament after beating fifth-seeded Dora in three games, 25-13, 25-8, 25-20, in the opening round of the tournament Tuesday night at Melrose. Melrose was without two starters Tuesday night. Starting setter Zanessa […]

Redmen rally late to edge Hounds

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Northeastern State men’s soccer coach Bobby Peterson wasn’t an overly happy camper Friday, except for one thing — his team won. The Redmen fell behind late, but scored twice in the final seven minutes to eke out a 2-1 Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University at the […]

Roosevelt team still in the hunt for title

PNT Staff The Roosevelt 9-10 year old All-Star Little League baseball team came out victorious in both of their Sunday and Monday games in the state tournament in Carlsbad. The wins leave the team in the hunt for a state championship despite their first-round loss. Roosevelt’s assistant coach Alan Roberts said the team “played a […]

Roosevelt blasts Clovis Zias, 16-0

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Paula Chronic: PNT Staff Writer Pitcher Lathan Lieb led the Roosevelt County All-stars to a 16-0 shut-out victory by allowing only one hit and striking out eight batters Wednesday night at Portales Rotary Park. Lieb hit two of the four home runs against the Clovis Zias for a win by the 11- and 12-year-olds out […]

Kabrick, Kemp receive highest PHS athletic honors

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Megan Kabrick and Robert Kemp received the top athletic honor at Portales High School earlier this month. Limited to seniors, the “Greatest Ram” award is based on academics, amount of years played in sports, ability, leadership skills and attitude. Kabrick was a star on the basketball and volleyball teams […]

ENMU’s Kennedy named second-team All-South in baseball

PNT Staff Report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore third baseman Derrick Kennedy has been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division second team in baseball in selections announced this week by the conference office. The Greyhounds (24-32, 6-14 South) also had two honorable mention picks in senior catcher Brian Green and […]

ENMU theater spreads wings with all-local play

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By Jesse Wolfersberger, Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University professor Janeice Scarbrough said teaching playwriting is great, but it does not compare to sitting down and writing one yourself. “I made it my goal to make time to write a play this year,” she said. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Scarbrough wrote […]

PHS netters roll past Artesia

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Neither boys coach Wade Fraze nor girls coach Michelle Wallis was totally happy with the performances of their teams. The results were satisfying, though. Portales’ boys handed Artesia a 9-0 loss in matches played at Zia Tennis Complex while the girls, playing mainly at the PHS courts, cruised to […]

Lady Rams feel slighted by seeding

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer The Portales Lady Rams dominated Class 3A all season, never losing to a team in their own class. Heading into the state tournament, Portales thought they would be the overwhelming favorite. The seeding committee thought otherwise — the Lady Rams were seeded second. “That is huge motivation to us,” […]

Hounds ready for first round

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Suffice it to say, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team picked the right time to play arguably its best road game of the season. In a winner-take-all situation, the Greyhounds edged Midwestern State 84-82 in overtime on Saturday at Wichita Falls, Texas, claiming the Lone Star Conference South […]

Q&A: Former Hound revisits Eastern memories

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Former Greyhound Michael Sinclair had his number 72 ENMU jersey retired during halftime of Wednesday’s ENMU men’s game. Sinclair played at Eastern from 1987 through 1990. He went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL, 11 for the Seattle Seahawks and his final year in 2002 with the Philadelphia Eagles. Sinclair was selected to […]