Hounds edge Buffaloes

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Joshua Lucero: FNM correspondent ENMU guard Stefan Mirabal fakes a shot while being defended by West Texas A&M’s David Henderson, left, and Courtney Carr during Saturday night’s Lone Star Conference men’s game at Greyhound Arena. Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University didn’t wait nearly as long to make its comeback. This time, the […]

Hounds upset Buffaloes

Freedom New Mexico Stefan Mirabal scored five of his career-high 20 points in a pivotal second-half run, and Eastern New Mexico University upset 19th-ranked West Texas A&M 73-70 to grab the early advantage in Lone Star Conference South Division play. The Greyhounds (7-7, 2-0), who picked up their first win in Canyon since they won […]

Buffaloes capture wagon wheel win

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Junior quarterback Taylor Harris threw for 371 yards and three touchdowns and senior running back Keithon Flemming scored twice, helping West Texas A&M turn back Eastern New Mexico University 34-24 Saturday night in the annual “Wagon Wheel” game between the Lone Star Conference South Division rivals. WT (2-5, 1-2 South) […]

Buffaloes get past Hounds

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield ENMU junior guard Jimmie Marshall drives past a West Texas A&M defender during the first half of Saturday night’s game at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men hung with West Texas A&M for most of a half Saturday night. In the end, the Buffaloes’ 3-point […]

Buffaloes avenge loss

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M avenged a loss three weeks ago by beating Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 Wednesday in a Southwest Soccer Conference contest. Nicki Nielsen, Jacob Fynboe Jensen and Itamar Keinan each recorded a goal and an assist for the 24th-ranked Buffaloes (11-5, 5-2 SSC). WT, which is second in […]

Melrose girls pick up first win

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent SANTA ROSA — A pair of Class 1A schools went up a classification as Melrose and Fort Sumner voyaged to the Lady Lion girls basketball tournament in Santa Rosa on Thursday. For the Buffaloes, the trip was worthwhile. For the Vixens, not so much so. Melrose (1-5) won its first […]

Boys 1A: Hagerman steals win

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Melrose’s Brock Graham is fouled by Hagerman’s Danny Gomez during the first half of Wednesday’s Class 1A quarterfinal game in Bernalillo. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent BERNALILLO — One thing that postseason opponents have learned about Melrose is not to ever count the Buffaloes out. But, thanks to a big counter-punch […]

Buffs more balanced heading into state

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent MELROSE — An early-season injury to their starting point guard was a real problem at the time for the Melrose Buffaloes. Now it may turn out to make the state-tournament-bound Buffaloes a tougher team to handle. But first Melrose had to overcame an 11-point third quarter deficit to beat Cimarron […]

Texico posts another victory

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Texico’s Logan Brown has the ball knocked out of his hands during the second half of their game against Melrose on Thursday in Melrose. Texico defeated Melrose 56-43. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer MELROSE — Behind Logan Brown and Braden Vaughan pounding the offensive boards and scoring inside, as unbeaten […]

Top 10: Loss leads Melrose to state title

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The road to the six-man state championship was a long one for the Melrose Buffaloes. Along the way to the school’s second state title six years, the Buffaloes weathered a 16-hour round-trip in the semifinals and a snowstorm that postponed the title game four days. The Buffaloes rode the […]