ENMU outlasts West Texas, snaps 18-match skid in series

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Do not attempt to adjust your newspaper as this is not a typo. For the first time since 2004, the ENMU volleyball team defeated West Texas A&M 25-20, 25-16, 17-25, 25-20 in Lone Star Conference action on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. It was ENMU’s first win over the […]

Clovis pulls repeat, blanks Portales

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ENMU players  react after finishing off Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference match against rival West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena in four sets. The Greyhounds ended an 18-match losing streak against the Lady Buffs dating to the 2004 season.

Staff report Different city, same result. Behind a hat trick from senior Samantha Meza, Clovis left Portales Tuesday with a 10-0 victory at the Portales High School Pitch. The teams played to the same margin 31 days prior at Leon Williams Stadium. Tuesday’s game was called with 13:36 remaining. Portales was outshot 22-4, whith Glynda […]

ENMU women second in Vernon rodeo

Staff report VERNON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team placed second while the men split eighth and ninth place in the Vernon College rodeo over the weekend. Paxton Segelke took first place in goat tying after finishing first in the short go, whie Celie Vick won breakaway roping after also taking […]

ENMU women edged by No. 6 Rambelles; men fall to Newman

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State had a huge advantage in overall shots, but it took the sixth-ranked Rambelles more than 80 minutes to break through in a 1-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico on Sunday. Senior forward-midfielder Sierra Anderson broke the ice in the 83rd minute, scoring […]

Hounds handle Javelinas

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Elliot Peters heads the other way for a 74-yard score after picking off a screen pass from Texas A&M-Kingsville quarterback Myles Carr in the first quarter Saturday at Greyhound Stadium.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Clovis High grad Kamal Cass waited through a relatively quiet freshman year before starting to make his mark on the Eastern New Mexico University football program. The sophomore had his biggest day so far for the Greyhounds on Saturday, rushing for 164 yards and four touchdowns […]

Portales splits to take third place in tourney

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Portales senior Amanda Schmidt goes up for a kill attempt during Saturday’s match against Ruidoso in the Peyton Chavez Invitational.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Named in honor of her late son, Portales coach Ruth Chavez has never won the Peyton Chavez Memorial volleyball tournament. On Saturday, the Lady Rams again fell short, but notched third place in the gold bracket after beating the Robertson Lady Cardinals in their final match 22-25, 25-16, 25-9, […]

Ruidoso sweeps Portales soccer teams

Staff report Portales dropped a pair of nailbiters Saturday, losing district soccer games in Ruidoso. The host Warriors got goals from Andres Aguirre and Alejandro Agruelles in the 30th and 56th minutes, respectively, to best Portales 2-1. Wildredo Exiga opened the scoring for Portales in the 26th minute. In the girls game, Ruidoso defeated Portales […]

ENMU women ninth at Chile Pepper Festival

Staff report FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Senior Amber Saiz finished 21st in the small-college division and 82nd overall to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s women to a ninth-place team finish in the former in Saturday’s Chile Pepper Festival cross country meet, hosted by the University of Arkansas. Saiz posted a 5K time of 18 minutes, 7.78 […]

Portales clobbers Elks to move to 6-0

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Portales senior running back Bronte Staugaard runs over Pojoaque Valley junior Daniel Rael during the first quarter of Friday’s night game at Blackwater Draw. Staugaard rushed for 216 yards on just 13 carries, including TD runs of 75 and 63 yards, and also caught a 13-yard TD pass from quarterback junior Ramirez as the Rams improved to 6-0 with a 50-0 rout of the Elks at Blackwater Draw.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams are now in uncharted territory following their 50-0 victory over the Pojoaque Valley Elks on Friday. For the first time in school history, the Rams are 6-0. Just like in their previous victory over Dexter, Portales enacted the 50-point mercy rule against the […]

Frenship rallies to topple Clovis

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Clovis defenders Taitt Kuchta and Skyler Wadas pull down Frenship running back Deauzae Johnson late in the first quarter of Friday’s game at Peoples Bank Stadium in Wolfforth, Texas. The Tigers defeated the Wildcats 29-21.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com WOLFFORTH, Texas — Two helmets collided, and two teams came together for a moment larger than football Friday night. As Peoples Bank Stadium fell silent for 10 minutes, with medical personnel attending to Clovis junior Micah Gray, his Clovis Wildcats teammates soon formed a circle around him. Seconds later, […]

Mustangs shut out ENMU

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Sophomore forward Destinee Williamson scored twice in a span of less than five minutes in the first half on Friday, and Midwestern State made it stand up for a 2-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico. Williamson put the Mustangs (4-2-2, 1-1-1 LSC) in front […]

Hounds host Kingsville for Homecoming

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University and Texas A&M-Kingsville will both be looking to end two-game losing streaks when the team collide in a 3 p.m. Lone Star Conference matchup today at Blackwater Draw. ENMU (2-2, 0-2 LSC) is trying to right the ship against the Javelinas (1-3, 0-2) after consecutive […]

Rams seek first 6-0 start

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com So far the Portales Rams have played spoiler in homecoming games this season against Texico and Dexter. Now it’s time for the Rams (5-0) to make sure they’re not the victims, as they host their homecoming game against the Pojoaque Valley Elks. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. today […]

Rockets sweep Portales

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Portales’ Kimberlie Hay (20) battles for the ball against Goddard in the first half Thursday. Goddard won the game 7-0.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com It may be homecoming week for Portales, but the last two home games certainly haven’t gone the Lady Rams’ way as Goddard beat them 7-0 Thursday afternoon on the pitch. Throughout, the Lady Rockets (7-3-2) were in control and Portales (4-9-1) just didn’t have an answer. Lara Carrica started […]

Buffs edge Hounds

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Greyhound defender Robert Raspudic gets his head on a corner kick in the first half Thursday. Raspudic had two of the Greyhounds’ three shots on goal in the 1-0 loss to West Texas A&M.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com West Texas A&M men’s soccer coach Butch Lauffer concluded the Buffaloes would only beat Eastern New Mexico goalkeeper James Gutierrez on Thursday with a fluke or a spectacular play. The Buffaloes got the latter, with Christian Suthers’ 53rd-minute goal stood up in a 1-0 victory at the ENMU pitch. […]

ENMU falls short against unbeaten Aggies

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University nearly got its first Lone Star Conference volleyball win on Tuesday night — and nearly knocked Cameron from the ranks of the unbeaten as well. The Aggies, though, rallied from a two-set deficit to post a 22-25, 22-25, 25-12, 25-15, 15-9 win to improve to 12-0 […]

Rams get home win against Goddard

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Kaycee Stone, right, celebrates after her team scores a point in the first set Tuesday night against Goddard. Portales won in four sets and claimed their first home win of the season.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Looks like the third time really is the charm for the Lady Rams volleyball team. In their third home match — during homecoming week no less — the Red and White finally have a home victory as they beat Roswell Goddard in four sets 25-14, 25-21, 18-25 and 25-20. […]

ENMU women third at Sul Ross rodeo

Staff report ALPINE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo finished third while the men were 11th over the weekend in competition hosted by Sul Ross State. The ENMU women scored 80 points, highlighted by a win in goat-tying by sophomore Lindsey Adcock, who also won the short round and the average. Celie […]

No. 9 Set. Ed’s routs Hounds 8-0

Staff report AUSTIN, Texas — The St. Edward’s men’s soccer team is on a serious early-season roll, as Eastern New Mexico University found out on Sunday. The Hilltoppers, ranked ninth in NCAA Division II, broke a scoreless tie with four goals in a 10-minute span late in the half and went on to rout the […]

A&M-Commerce upends Hounds

STAFF REPORT COMMERCE, Texas — Texas A&M-Commerce put together two long-but-quick scoring drives in the fourth quarter on Saturday and the Lions, ranked 20th in NCAA Division II, rallied for a 42-31 Lone Star Conference football victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Junior running back Richard Cooper rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns on […]