Mustangs hold off rally to beat Zias

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Senior post Katherine Maples scored 27 points and pulled down 19 rebounds and senior forward Angie Faurot hit a tie-breaking 3-point shot with a half-minute left Saturday night as Midwestern State edged Eastern New Mexico University 81-78 in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball at Greyhound Arena. Katie Robertson […]

Highland beats Portales in Mel Otero opener

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent RIO RANCHO — Though one preferred to press and run and the other was content in the half-court game, the Highland and Portales girls basketball teams had one thing in common for most of the afternoon on Wednesday — the score. Tied at half and at the end of the […]

Shorthanded Zias claim crossover win

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Playing shorthanded, Eastern New Mexico’s women did what was necessary. Junior guard Ashley Sutton hit a go-ahead 3-pointer from the key with 27 seconds left and the Zias held on for a 66-63 win over Texas A&M-Commerce Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (6-1), who have lost three key […]

Two ENMU rodeoers in top 10

Freedom Newspapers CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Brittany Bennett and senior James Gilliland were both in the top 10 in their events after Monday’s first go in the College National Finals Rodeo at the Casper Events Center. Bennett, the day’s first competitor at 7 a.m., posted a time of 14.69 seconds in […]

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 […]

Timeripper: Preventer of social errors

By Kevin Wilson I ask a lot of questions to people around the city — it goes with the territory. But every once in a while, I get a question thrown back at me. A few weeks ago, I was more than prepared to answer. The question is one we ask our Personality Plus subjects […]

Pettigrew earns all-around cowboy honors

Freedom Newspapers ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew won the steer wrestling competition and the all-around cowboy title Oct. 2 at Sul Ross State. Pettigrew won the first round in 3.6 seconds and the short round in 4.3 seconds. Since no other cowboy won points in more than one event, Pettigrew […]

Lady Rams hold off Lovington charge

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By Kevin Wilson Roni Gomez, like her Portales basketball team, had her highs and had her lows on Tuesday night. She finished high, off the glass, and Portales survived a monumental comeback from Lovington with a 61-59 overtime win. Gomez scored 12 points for Portales (15-4, 3-0 District 4-3A), including the game-winning shot off the […]

Late push negates late push for Zias

By Kevin Wilson A post-game conversation took an unusual turn in the corridors of Greyhound Arena Thursday night, with Abilene Christian coach Shawna Lavender apologizing to Zia coach Dan Buzard for winning. It was the way the Wildcats won that prompted the apology, which followed an ending that left the Zias frustrated. A late offensive […]

Greyhounds win LSC-South opener

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — Irshaun Pinckney and Brent Cooper each sank two free throws in the final 17 seconds Thursday night as Eastern New Mexico University slipped away with a 55-52 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Texas A&M-Commerce. Pinckney also hit a jumper as the shot clock ran out with 33 […]

Zias edge Commerce for second LSC-South win

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — Sophomore Elizabeth Richards hit a key 3-pointer with 1:45 left and freshman Heather Brown and junior Laci Lee each converted 1-and-1 free throw opportunities in the final 32 seconds as Eastern New Mexico University held off Texas A&M-Commerce 79-74 Thursday night in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball. Lee […]

Goddard holds off Rams

By Kevin Wilson Portales’ magic number against the Goddard Rockets was 45. For the Rockets, the magic number turned out to be 86. Visiting Goddard led for just 86 seconds, but it equated into the final 1:26 as the Rockets outlasted Portales 40-39 Monday in a non-district game. The Rams held Goddard under their defensive […]

Zias snap losing streak

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Laci Lee scored 22 to lead three in double figures, and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s team used a game-ending 16-2 run to defeat Cameron University 65-63 Thursday night in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Aggie Gym. The Zias (5-7) also got 16 from Jereena Bosket and […]

Father, son take first in goat-roping contest

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Tony Parra A local resident won two roping competitions at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis this weekend. Kent Best and his 12-year-old son Ryan Best teamed up to win the Words’ Championship Goat-Roping Challenge this weekend in a portable arena at the shop’s parking lot. “I’ve been roping since I was five years old,” Kent […]

Gillilan, Morris win team roping

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — James Gillilan of Eastern New Mexico University combined with Josh Morris of West Texas A&M University to win team roping at the Tarleton State University Rodeo, held in Stephenville, Texas, Apri 24-26. With the win, the junior scored all 40 of ENMU’s points as the Greyhounds finished ninth in the […]