Portales girls win season opener at Carlsbad

PNT Staff CARLSBAD — Megan Kabrick scored 18 points and Kaycee Quick added 10 off the bench as Portales took a 59-43 win over Carlsbad in its season opener Tuesday night. The Class 3A runnerups played without center Morgan Hill, who was home sick, and survived a game where the host Cavegirls shot 31 free […]

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 […]

Hounds fall to Ichabods in overtime

Freedom Newspapers HAYS, Kan. — Rashad Adams had a game-high 23 points in regulation, including a late free throw to tie the score, and Washburn University scored the first nine points of overtime in a 90-85 win Friday night over Eastern New Mexico University at the Westlink Communications Classic, hosted by Fort Hays State University. […]

Zias thumped in exhibition

Freedom Newspapers EL PASO, Texas — Junior reserve forward Chemeka Amos scored 20 points in 23 minutes on Sunday as Texas-El Paso defeated Eastern New Mexico University 96-66 in women’s exhibition basketball. Four players scored in double figures for the Miners, with Amos (10 rebounds) and forward Kaisa Krezel (18 points, 11 rebounds) both posting […]

Hounds held off in home finale

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo hoped the Greyhounds could improve on the six wins they recorded in their inaugural season in 2004 — perhaps even reach the .500 mark. Instead, they find themselves playing out the string after Sunday’s 3-1 Southwest Soccer Conference loss to St. […]

Elida advances at state

Freedom Newspapers Playing in state tournament competition for the first time in 30 years, the Elida Tigers brought out the big bats on Monday. Elida pounded out 18 hits, including 11 for extra bases, and posted a 15-9 victory over Gallup Catholic in a quarterfinal game played at Cibola High School. The Tigers (7-11) will […]

Rams fall in twin bill at NMMI

PNT Staff ROSWELL — New Mexico Military Institute erased an 8-0 deficit Tuesday and edged Portales High 11-10 in the first game of a District 4-3A baseball doubleheader. The Colts went on to get the sweep, posting a 12-2 win in the second game. NMMI scored twice in the bottom of the fifth in that […]

Hounds rout OPSU in baseball

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Justin Gee hit a two-out, three-run homer in the first inning, and visiting Eastern New Mexico University claimed a 17-5 victory at Oklahoma Panhandle State on Wednesday. Josh Kuchta, Brett Scherer and Marc Wallace had three hits each for ENMU (13-16), which compiled 20 hits for the game […]

ENMU men win rodeo in Texas

PNT Staff WEATHERFORD, Texas — Senior Dusty Higgins won bull riding and was named All-Around Cowboy as he led the Eastern New Mexico University men’s rodeo squad to the team championship March 10-12 at the Weatherford College Rodeo. The Eastern men scored 235 points, 120 from Higgins, to edge Texas Tech (220 points) for the […]

Portales girls win Coyote Classic

PNT Staff Freshman Whitney Miller went undefeated on the weekend, and the Portales girls tennis team improved their record to 8-1 while winning the Coyote Classic Tennis Tournament, held Friday and Saturday in Roswell. Miller, playing No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles with Kassandra Short, won all three matches in both divisions as Portales […]

Broncos advance with OT win over Dora

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Not that he would have expected overtime, but Floyd boys basketball coach Jeff Gillespie figured his team wouldn’t run away from Dora in Tuesday’s District 3-1A first-round tournament matchup. After all, the Broncos had split in the regular season with three of the other four teams in the district, and […]

Hounds compete, but fall to Aggies

By Dave Wagner LAS CRUCES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team played well most of the way, but Division I New Mexico State sank 8-of-13 second-half 3-pointers and got huge lifts off the bench from senior guards Duane John and Bryant Funston to pull away for an 86-76 win Thursday night at […]

Floyd sweeps Logan

PNT Staff FLOYD — Sophomore Blair Jaramillo scored a career-high 22 points Friday night to lead the Floyd Lady Broncos to a 71-60 victory over Logan. Floyd (5-5) used its pressure defense to force several turnovers and key a 27-11 fourth-quarter run that erased a 49-44 lead for the Lady Longhorns (3-6). Juniors Kelli Johnson […]

Unbeaten Floyd cruises past Hondo

PNT Staff HONDO — Junior Jerrod Long scored three touchdowns and threw for another and intercepted four passes Friday night as unbeaten Floyd routed Hondo 48-0 in six-man football. Long, who incereased his interception total to nine for the season, scored on runs of 13, 45 and 5 yards as the Broncos (4-0) ended the […]

Clovis AAU squad hammers Florida Green Wave

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — After four close games, the Clovis Lady Wildcats closed out pool play in the AAU national girls 15-and-under tournament on Monday with a 66-36 rout of the Florida Green Wave. The Lady Wildcats finished in a three-way tie for first place in their pool at 4-1. They advanced to bracket play as […]

ENMU softball split in shutouts

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Runs were at a premium in Tuesday’s non-conference softball doubleheader between Eastern New Mexico and Oklahoma Panhandle State. The Zias scored a two-out run in the third inning and held on for a 1-0 win in the nightcap after the host Lady Aggies posted a 1-0 win in the opener. […]

Portales girls split softball games with Lovington

PNT Staff The Portales High softball team reduced its magic number to one for clinching a Class 3A playoff spot Tuesday, earning a split over District 4-3A leader Lovington at City Softball Park. Portales beat Lovington 4-2 in the opener but dropped the nightcap 4-1. Portales (10-11, 6-4 district) had never beaten Lovington in softball […]

Lady Rams outlast St. Michael’s

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By Kevin Wilson Rebekah Gonzales did a lot of praying on Saturday, likely enough to cover her for a few Sundays. “When I was at bat, I prayed for a hit,” the sophomore second baseman for Portales said. “When I was on base, I was praying to be swift.” Speed was on her side long […]

Rams fail to close out Colts

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By Kevin Wilson The Portales Rams are having trouble finishing what they started. The Rams routed New Mexico Military Institute 13-3 to start a District 4-3A doubleheader behind a solid performance from senior pitcher Seth Clabaugh. Clabaugh’s seventh victory of the season, and a 12-4 Portales lead early in the nightcap, were two reasons to […]

Miller wins council seat

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Mike Linn City Councilman Mike Miller just added another four years to a resume already lush with experience in city and county government. The incumbent scored roughly 75 percent of the vote for the Ward D city council position, defeating Eddie Hiner in the city’s only contested race on Tuesday night. Miller scored 165 votes […]