ENMU basketball capsules — Feb. 7

MEN Angelo State at ENMU • When: 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: Angelo State 20-1 (8-0 LSC), ENMU 7-14 (0-8) • Last meeting: ASU pounded the Greyhounds 112-81 on Jan. 17 at San Angelo, Texas. • Last time out: The Rams held off West Texas A&M […]

Thursday area prep summaries — Feb. 5

BOYS District 6-2A Logan 83, Fort Sumner 46 Fort Sumner (4-13, 0-3) — Brett Marshall 2, Kyle Idtensohn 6, Raymond Drake 4, Hunter Sparks 13, Tyler Riggins 2, Garrett Hisel 19. Totals 20 5-6 46. Logan (15-3, 1-0) — Kristofer Cordova 3, Mike Estrada 8, Wyatt Strand 34, Brinton Roach 13, Wesley Gudgell 16, Laramie […]

ENMU baseball team out to take next step

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ENMU freshman Matthew Barron of Muleshoe slides safely into second base while senior second baseman Matthew Burks attempts to tag him out during the Greyhounds Tuesday afternoon practice at the Greyhound baseball field. ENMU opens the season with a three-game series against Adams State this weekend at Greyhound Field, beginning with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com PORTALES — In 2014, David Gomez led the Eastern New Mexico University baseball program to its first winning season in 14 years. Now, in his second year, Gomez wants his team to take the next step. The Greyhounds were 26-24 last season, finishing 15-20 and tie for fourth in […]

Hounds add 24 prospects on national signing day

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds coach Josh Lynn spent most his day Wednesday sitting by a fax machine waiting for good news on national signing day, the first day high school football players can commit to college programs. Local signings included Isaiah Callahan of Clovis, Logan standout Wyatt Strand and […]

Zias hope to rise in LSC

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — It’s not surprising the Eastern New Mexico University softball team was at the bottom of the nine-team Lone Star Conference preseason poll. After all, the Zias struggled to a 15-40 mark (3-24 LSC) in 2014. Second-year coach Kristen Soukup said her squad is bound and determined to […]

ENMU gets LSC hoops split at Kingsville

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University women’s team had seemingly found a way to lose, going the final 5:47 without a field goal after taking a 47-45 lead at lowly Texas A&M-Kingsville. But the Zias found a way, hitting 10 of 11 free throws down the stretch to swipe a 57-53 Lone Star Conference […]

Late basket boosts Cavemen past Cats

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Clovis High junior Roland Chavez is fouled by Carlsbad’s Trevin Ramirez during the second half of Tuesday’s District 4-6A boys matchup at The Rock. Chavez finished with a game-high 18 points, but the Cavemen pulled out a 51-50 victory.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com One stop. That’s all Clovis High needed to notch a second consecutive one-point victory. The Wildcats just couldn’t get it. After taking the lead in a seesaw fourth quarter which featured eight lead changes, Carlsbad got a basket from sophomore post Brenden Boatwright with seven seconds left and escaped […]

Lady Cats turn back Cavegirls

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Clovis High senior guard Danni Williams finds an open gap down the middle against Carlsbad defender Carsyn Boswell during the second quarter of Tuesday’s District 4-6A girls matchup at Carlsbad.

By Matt Hollinshead Carlsbad Current-Argus CARLSBAD — Danni Williams was all over the place. Knocking down shots inside and from the perimeter, the Clovis senior guard was too much for the Carlsbad girls basketball team to overcome. Although the Cavegirls kept most of the Lady Wildcats’ roster at bay, Williams scored a game-high 21 points […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Feb. 3

BOYS District 6-2A Dora 50, Fort Sumner 38 Dora (12-5, 1-0) — Eddie Arzate 6, Jesus Villegas 8, Sam McConnell 9, Aaron Jasso 7, Dalton Privett 20. Totals 16 12-29 50. Fort Sumner (4-13, 0-2) — Brett Marshall 5, Brand West 6, Kyle Idtehsohn 4, Raymond Drake 2, Hunter Sparks 7, Garrett Hisel 14. Totals […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 4

MEN ENMU at Texas A&M-Kingsville • When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game • Records: ENMU 7-13 (0-7 LSC), Texas A&M-Kingsville 6-13 (1-6) • Last meeting: The Javelinas beat the Greyhounds 75-67 on Jan. 14 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: The Hounds lost at home 76-73 to West Texas […]

Maxpreps.com New Mexico basketball rankings — Feb. 2

BOYS Class 6A 1. Hobbs 21-1; 2. Rio Rancho Cleveland 20-1; 3. Albuquerque High 17-2; 4. Rio Rancho 16-5; 5. Carlsbad 14-5; 6. Cibola 11-8; 7. Valley 11-8; 8. Volcano Vista 12-7; 9. West Mesa 14-6; 10. Atrisco Heritage 11-8. Class 5A 1. Centennial 16-4; 2. Gallup 20-1; 3. Roswell High 15-3; 4. St. Pius […]

CHS boys, girls capsules — Feb. 3

BOYS Carlsbad at Clovis When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-6A game Records: Carlsbad 14-5 (1-1 district), Clovis 5-17 (1-1) Last meeting: February 2014, the Cavemen completed a three-game sweep of the Wildcats with a 59-50 victory at Carlsbad in the District 4-5A tournament. Last time out: Carlsbad lost at Hobbs 75-64 while the […]

ENMU tracksters set school marks in Tech meet

Staff report LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University men’s and women’s track teams broke several school indoor records over the weekend in Texas Tech’s Masked Rider Open track meet. Senior Sabrina Huelga finished fourth in the women’s 800 with a time of 2:17.98 to lead the Zias. The women also got record-setting performances from Ashlee […]

Buffs outlast ENMU 76-73

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ENMU junior guard John Gilliam shoots a 3-pointer over a West Texas A&M defender during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference men’s game at Greyhound Arena.

Staff report PORTALES — You wouldn’t expect to be in a game shooting just over 35 percent, especially if the opponent shot 51 percent. Eastern New Mexico University’s men couldn’t get enough shots to go down and lost a tightly-contested Lone Star Conference matchup to rival West Texas A&M 76-73 on Saturday night at Greyhound […]

Hot-shooting WT posts easy win over Zias

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ENMU junior point guard Shayla Williams shoots over a West Texas A&M defender during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s basketball game at Greyhound Arena. The LSC-leading Lady Buffs cruised to a 102-51 victory over the Zias.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — West Texas A&M was just kind of “on” its game in the first half on Saturday night. The rest of the way, the seventh-ranked Lady Buffs shot the lights out. WT shot 50 percent in the first half, but hit 3-pointers on its first three trips down […]

Saturday area prep summaries — Jan. 31

BOYS Non-district Fort Sumner 59, Floyd 34 Floyd (10-10) — Wyatt Chandler 4, Jase Wallace 3, Josue Gonzales 4, Jonathon Diaz 3, Tanner Essary 12, Edgerdo Chavez 2, Seth Chandler 6. Totals 14 5-9 34. Fort Sumner (4-12) — Brett Marshall 11, Brant West 13, Kyle Idtensohn 4, Raymond Drake 6, Hunter Sparks 9, Tyler […]

Q&A: Muleshoe High grad Riley ready to tackle new job at Oklahoma

Lincoln Riley was recently hired to re-energize Oklahoma’s offense. History is on the side of Muleshoe’s favorite football son. In his five years at East Carolina, Riley’s up-tempo spread attack set more than 50 team and individual school records. The school’s top five passing seasons came under Riley’s watch. Riley’s rise from star quarterback at […]

ENMU BRIEFS: Hounds select men’s soccer coach

PORTALES — Paul Tate has been chosen the new men’s soccer coach at Eastern New Mexico University. Tate is the fifth coach in the 12-year history of the program. He replaces Tyler Hart, who served as the interim head coach last fall. “Paul Tate is a good fit for Eastern,” ENMU athletic director Jeff Geiser […]

Friday area prep summaries — Jan. 30

BOYS District 4-3A Loving 88, Texico 83 Texico (10-9, 0-1) — Rodrick Dean 20, Tanner Dickerman 6, Brannon Karger 32, Juan Estrada 2, Jonah Tuls 4, Braden Freeze 10, Mason Golden 2, Nathan Phipps 7. Totals 29 18-28 83. Loving (15-2, 1-0) — Joel Hernandez 7, Christian Rico 13, Daniel Yeager 2, Eric Espinosa 24, […]

Lady Cats cruise by Alamogordo

Clovis senior Danni Williams drives to the basket over the Alamogordo defense Friday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Williams scored 26 points in Clovis’ 58-16 win over their District 4-6A rival.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s girls took a little breather on Friday night between challenging District 4-6A games. The Lady Wildcats couldn’t buy a shot outside five feet or so through the first half, but they forced Alamogordo into 22 first-half turnovers and cruised to a 58-16 victory over the Lady Tigers at Rock […]