Greyhounds fall short against UCO

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Down by 17 points and looking dead in the water, Eastern New Mexico University’s men put together a spirited rally to take the lead with less than eight minutes left Saturday. Just as quickly, though, Central Oklahoma regained control with baskets on three consecutive possessions and the Bronchos went on […]

Elida girls also win, and take title

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By Eric Butler, Freedom Newspapers Correspondent TEXICO — With a 5-foot, 4-inch freshman post scoring a team-high 11 points, and nobody else getting over six, scorebook watchers might not believe that Elida actually stood much of a chance at winning the EPAC girls championship game on Saturday night. But, thanks to an extremely off-night for […]

Zias beat Highlands Cowgirls for fifth win in six games

Freedom Newspapers Senior guard Heather Brown hit five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points Monday to lead the Eastern New Mexico University Zias a 75-56 win over New Mexico Highlands. It was Zias fifth win in six games. The Zias (7-2) pulled away early in the second-half as Brown hit her fourth 3-pointer of the […]

Zias lose LSC crossover game at Commerce

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — Senior guard Kanani Marshal and junior forward Katedria Mosley combined for 36 points and 17 rebounds off the bench and Texas A&M-Commerce went on a 24-6 run over eight minutes near the end of the half to pull away to a 79-59 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday […]

Growth committee solidifies procedures

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A fledgling eastern New Mexico committee that deals with growth issues related to the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base solidified its operational procedures Wednesday. New Cannon tenants, the Air Force Special Operations 16th Wing, assume ownership of Cannon in October 2007. In anticipation, the Local Growth Management […]

ENMU womens basketball at home

By Freedom Newspapers ENMU (5-1) vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (1-6), 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: none. On the Net: www.enmusports.com. Notes: The teams met in the Zias’ season opener on Nov. 18 at Goodwell, Okla., with ENMU winning 64-57. That started the Lady Aggies on a six-game losing streak following a 78-41 rout […]

Goddard defeats Portales in thriller

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Portales coach Ruth Chavez knew that hosting the undefeated Goddard Lady Rocket volleyball team would be a good test for her defending state champion Lady Rams, and it was. The Lady Rockets (9-0) defeated the Portales girls (7-4) in four games Tuesday night in Portales; 25-19, 23-25, 25-22, and […]

Floyd alumni fill Hound roster

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer By Mickey Winfield PNT Staff Writer mickey_winfield@link.freedom.com Bobby Reed is one of three players from Floyd to make the jump from six-man football to college football at Eastern New Mexico University. Reed, a 6-foot, 185-pound junior outside linebacker, teamed with senior running back Fide Davalos to lead the Broncos […]

Elida graduates six seniors

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — A night of remembering, honoring and celebrating the high school careers of the six Elida High School seniors had some of the graduates and few audience members shedding tears. The ceremony, which included Secretary of Education Veronica Garcia as guest speaker and a senior video of the […]

Wildcats foil PHS’ bid

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PNT staff The Portales Rams had rival Lovington on the ropes Tuesday — not once, but twice. Both times, the Wildcats were able to pick themselves off the deck with sixth-inning rallies, winning the opener 3-2 and the second game 6-4 to lock up the District 4-3A regular-season title. Strong pitching performances by junior Mario […]

Tarleton rallies for split with Hounds

PNT staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Since winning 16 of its first 20 games, it’s been either feast or famine for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. After scoring just six runs in a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader loss to Tarleton State on Friday, the Greyhounds erupted for 22 hits in a 22-5 […]

Hounds suffer first loss in split with Orediggers

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With a six-game winning streak hanging in the balance, the Greyhounds ended up taking measures to give them better odds of avoiding a two-game losing streak. Matt Thome allowed two runs on two hits and struck out nine in a complete-game effort, and three-run efforts in the third and […]

Wildcats jump out to early lead, beat Hounds

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Cameron Holson’s 3-pointer after just 16 seconds kicked off a game-opening 17-5 run that included five 3-pointers, and Abilene Christian held off Eastern New Mexico University 82-73 on Saturday in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball. Senior guard Demarquez Rembert scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and senior […]

Eight-man introduced for competitive balance

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers With eight-man football starting next fall, the New Mexico Activities Association is hoping to get more schools and more players involved. Melrose coach Dickie Roybal, who has won two six-man titles in nine seasons, said he just hopes his quarterbacks can remember the new rules. “The hardest part is gonna […]

Hounds up to No. 8 in region

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico coach Mark Ribaudo is unsure if the Greyhounds would have been ready to play undefeated West Texas A&M in the second or third week of the season. Instead, the teams meet this week for the Lone Star Conference South Division lead in the Buffaloes’ homecoming game at […]

Floyd in rebuilding mode

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Texico Wolverines have gotten used to playing in the state Class 1A championship game. Despite significant graduation losses, sixth-year coach Mike Prokop thinks his team is capable of making a run at a third consecutive crown and fifth appearance in a row in the title clash. “We expect to […]

Cannon dedicates memorial

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — With golden-tipped shovels in their hands, six survivors of the Bataan Death March stood at the Cannon Air Force Base POW/MIA Park on Friday. The men, their faces weathered, some sporting caps and cowboy hats, dug into the Earth, breaking ground for a new granite […]

April 24 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Nubia Acosta, 20, pled no contest to no driver’s license and no insurance and was ordered to pay fines. • Russell Shipman, 25, pled no contest to driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and was ordered to serve 90 days of […]

Long, Ruiz named six-man All-Americans

By Dave Wagner Melrose’s Carlos Ruiz and Floyd’s Jerrod Long are known as two of the best six-man football players in the state. Now they’ll be known as two of the best six-man players in the country. Six-Man Illustrated, a publication dedicated to six-man football based out of Big Spring (Texas), named Ruiz and Long […]

Rams rally to complete twin bill sweep of Robertson

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By Dave Wagner Junior Tomas Sotelo’s home run backed shutout pitching from Justin Gilchrist and Mario Salazar in the opener and catcher Tyler Rutherford led a 12-hit attack with two doubles and a triple in the nightcap as the Portales High baseball team posted a 4-0, 11-6 sweep of Las Vegas Robertson on Saturday at […]