Roadrunners the team to beat in 1A

By Dave Wagner Temple Baptist’s next close game this season will be its first. The defending Class 1A state runnerup Roadrunners have cruised to a 29-0 record heading into today’s 8 p.m. 1A boys state quarterfinal match against Floyd at Albuquerque’s Valley High School, and only one — a nine-point verdict against Magdalena — has […]

Hounds win second-straight LSC South title

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Travazz Buckley and Kennis Green led five Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 16 points each as the Greyhounds nailed down their second consecutive Lone Star Conference South Division men’s regular-season championship Saturday with an 85-75 victory over Abilene Christian. The Hounds (20-7, 10-2 South) needed the […]

Zias struggle early, but still beat Texas Woman’s

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By Dave Wagner Dan Buzard was happy his squad wasn’t playing Lone Star Conference South Division contenders. Rubber-legged and emotionally drained after a double-overtime win over Midwestern State two nights earlier, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team struggled to find some energy Saturday afternoon against lowly Texas Woman’s. They did so long enough […]

Zias’ stellar play vaults them to first

Dave Wagner PORTALES — There they were, picked for last place in the Lone Star Conference South Division. Ho-hum, just another year of Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball. Don’t look know, but the Zias are in a three-way tie for the division lead heading into the stretch run, with wins over nationally ranked division […]

Zias improve to 6-2 in division play

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — There was no letdown Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. The Zias built a 14-point halftime lead and expanded it steadily the rest of the way in rolling to a 77-46 win over Texas Woman’s in Lone Star Conference South division play. Freshman guard Heather Brown […]

Greyhounds survive at Midwestern State

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Jamaal Hunnicutt is starting to accept a preseason challenge by his coach to step up his game. Hunnicutt scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his latest solid effort as Eastern rallied from an eight-point deficit late in the second half and beat Midwestern State 79-76 on Thursday […]

Hounds coast past Wildcats

By Dave Wagner Shawn Scanlan liked the way his two starting big men played Thursday night. Jamaal Hunnicutt recorded a triple-double and Travazz Buckley added a double-double as the Greyhounds beat Abilene Christian 87-61 in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball at Greyhound Arena. Hunnicutt, who came up one assist short of a triple-double […]

ENMU guard: a coach on the floor

Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior point guard Brent Cooper can think of no bigger assist than to pass along his knowledge of the game. A two-year starter and steadying influence for the Greyhounds, Cooper said he’d like to be able to coach someday, probably at the high school level. “I enjoy […]

Zia adjusts to different roles

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University freshman guard Heather Brown expected an adjustment to coming off the bench this season. She had been a starter most of her high school career. The adjustment didn’t last long as the 5-foot-7 Brown found herself thrust into starting lineup again six games ago in place of junior point […]

Zias rout Tarleton State

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Eastern New Mexico continued its schizophrenic offensive ways, countering splendid shooting with sloppy ball handling in Thursday’s 84-63 win over Tarleton State in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Jereena Bosket led a balanced attack with 18 points as the Zias (7-8) shot a school record 68 percent from the field, including 7-of-9 from […]

Logan holds off Dora in second half

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — With tough schedules earlier in the season, Dora and Logan were better than their combined records of 5-11 might suggest. With 8-1 Texico waiting in the bracket, though, it was the Lady Longhorns that were able to hit crucial jumpers and start off the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament with […]

Lady Rams win despite no treys

Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — Part of the modus operandi for the Portales girls basketball team is its prowess from 3-point range. Showing another facet of its game, Portales didn’t hit a single trey in Thursday’s opening-round game of the Mel Otero Invitational but won anyway. Weathering the early hot shooting of Del Norte, the […]

Greyhounds beat defending Division-II champs

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University entered the road trip to Oklahoma with a three-game losing streak, and left with a pair of one-point wins. Senior Garland Coleman sank the front end of a one-and-one free throw opportunity with eight seconds left as Eastern New Mexico University edged defending NCAA […]

Zias upended by Fort Lewis

Freedom Newspapers PHOENIX — Despite having only one player reach double figures in scoring, Fort Lewis College defeated Eastern New Mexico 63-60 in the championship game of the Canyon Classic at Grand Canyon University. Amy Mohr led all scorers with 20 points and 10 rebounds, as the Skyhawks improved to 4-0 on the season. Fort […]

Hounds, Zias win in tourney openers

Freedom Newspapers MARYVILLE, Mo. — Clovis junior Irshaun Pinckney led four Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 16 points Friday night as the Greyhounds rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final five minutes to edge Rockhurst 67-63 in the semifinals of the four-team Ryland Miller Classic men’s tournament, hosted by Northwest […]

Zias win season opener

Freedom Newspapers COLORADO SPRINGS — Eastern New Mexico University’s starting front line combined for 36 points and 31 rebounds on Sunday and the Zias defeated Colorado-Colorado Springs 65-55 in the women’s basketball opener for both teams. Sophomore Elizabeth Richards scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds, junior Loren Scarlett added 12 points and nine boards […]

Help be a part of the bromhidrosis solution

Jim Lee I have been receiving a number of suggestions for topics lately. I really appreciate the input. After all, nobody has a patent on ideas. These suggestions have ranged from what to wear on Halloween to significant improvements for the community — and a whole lot of stuff in between. Of course Halloween was […]

Elida volleyball squad gets good start on loaded week

By Kevin Wilson DORA — It was an easy enough night for the Elida volleyball team, even when its coach was scoring a point for Dora. The visiting Lady Tigers got a good start on a loaded week, sweeping Dora in three games Monday night at Guy Luscombe Gymnasium. Elida (8-3, 3-0 District 3-1A) has […]

Attack defeat Sparks again in AAU title game

By Eric Butler CLOVIS — Although the Portales Sparks lost by nearly an identical score in a rematch with the Albuquerque Attack on Sunday, the AAU championship game for 12 & under girls didn’t feel nearly as close as the day before. The Attack and Sparks both earned the right to go to the national […]

Brushing up on camouflage

By Bob Huber This is a good day to brush up on your natural camouflage, otherwise called selective coloration by guys in white jackets who are picky about descriptive terms. My own invisibility is a case in point, but also a nuisance for my wife Marilyn who insists I could be arrested if I rely […]