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 […]

Artesia snaps Portales’ win streak

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Portales’ Aaliyah Lucero defends against Artesia’s Elisa Cardenas in the first half of Saturday’s game in Portales. Cardenas scored two goals in Artesia’s 4-1 victory over the Rams.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com All good things come to an end. In Saturday’s case, it was the Portales girls’ home winning streak. Visiting Artesia overpowered Portales, recording 17 shots on goal in a 4-1 victory. After winning their last three home games, the streak has finally broken for the Lady Rams as the […]

TexAnns sweep Hounds

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State completed a sweep of four matches in five days on Saturday, handing Eastern New Mexico University a 26-24, 25-12, 25-21 Lone Star Conference volleyball setback. ENMU (6-8, 0-4 LSC) had chances to win the first and third sets. The Greyhounds took a 24-23 lead in Game 1 with […]

Hounds whip Dustdevils

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ENMU’s Jenna Sievers gets a shot past Texas A&M International goalkeeper Chelsea Knaack for a 3-0 first-half lead in Saturday’s women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. Sievers also had an assist in the 4-1 victory.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com A late start due to a scheduling mixup with officials didn’t slow the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team on Saturday. Coach Omar Morales may wish it happens more often after his team cruised past Texas A&M International 4-1 at the ENMU pitch. The Greyhounds did all their […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Rattlers rally, top Hounds

Staff report SAN ANTONIO — Eastern New Mexico University scored in the first minute of the match, then was shut out the rest of the way. St. Mary’s took control with three second half goals and handed the Greyhounds (3-1-2) their first loss of the season on Friday night, a 3-1 decision. Junior forward Ryan […]

Friday’s prep football capsules

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Farwell junior quarterback Heath Hadley gets separation from Texico defender Tyler Romans in the first quarter of Friday’s game at Steer Stadium. Hadley ran 10 times for 85 yards and two touchdowns, and threw for 123 yards and three scores in the Steers’ 48-0 victory.

Farwell 48, Texico 0 Records: Texico 2-3, Farwell 2-3 Difference: The Steers dominated from the get-go, scoring three times in the first 10 1/2 minutes. Farwell finished with a 512-171 advantage in total yards. Difference-makers: Texico, junior RB Mason Golden carried 14 times for 79 yards. Farwell, junior QB Heath Hadley completed 6-of-8 passes for […]

Rams improve to 5-0 with drubbing of Dexter

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Another game, another victory for the Portales Rams as they ruined Dexter’s homecoming game in a 56-6 blowout. For the first time in three games Portales (5-0) was scored upon, but the lone Dexter (3-2) score took place when the game was already out of reach. “We played outstanding,” […]

Late field goal downs Wildcats

Clovis juniors Micah Gray, left, and Bubba Alonzo talk following Gray’s 58-yard touchdown in the second quarter at Rio Rancho. The host Rams beat Clovis 37-34.

By Gary Herron Special to the News-Journal RIO RANCHO — Rio Rancho and Clovis have staged some epic football games in their long-standing rivalry. Suffice it to say, the Rams’ 37-34 victory Friday night at Rio Rancho Stadium may have been the best of all. Let’s call it “The drive.” The Wildcats (3-2), who last […]

Hounds face 20th-ranked Commerce

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com Last weekend the Greyhounds suffered a rough last-minute loss to Midwestern State in the 2015 Lone Star Football Festival and Lone Star Conference opener for both teams at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. ENMU (2-1, 0-1 LSC) travels to face 20th-ranked Texas A&M-Commerce (2-1, 1-0) in a 6 p.m. […]

Name of game is containment for Rams

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The Rams practice squad runs Dexter plays against the starting defense on Wednesday. The Portales defense has not given up a score in either of its last two games.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Class 4A Portales Rams (4-0) will look to finish up their three-game road trip, all against Class 3A opponents, on an equally high note as they travel to face the Dexter Demons (3-1) tonight. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Dexter. Just because Portales is undefeated, they […]

Prep roundup: Floyd wins rare volleyball doubleheader

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Due to a 300-mile round-trip both teams would have to take, Floyd and Mosquero struck a deal in their volleyball matchups. This year, Floyd went to Mosquero to play a doubleheader, and Mosquero will return the favor next season. So far, it’s working out pretty well for the Broncos, […]

West Texas holds off Greyhounds, 2-1

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Eastern New Mexico University defender Tori Hendrickson heads the ball off of a corner kick as Kaitlin Steele of West Texas A&M defends on the play.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com While protecting a one-goal lead, the last nine minutes for West Texas A&M felt closer to two hours. That’s mainly because it nearly did take that long, counting a 75-minute lightning delay with the clock showing 8:47 and host Eastern New Mexico holding possession when and if play resumed. […]

ENMU stays undefeated with tie at LCU

STAFF REPORT The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team stayed undefeated, despite a furious second half from host Lubbock Christian in a 2-2 tie. The host Chaps outshot ENMU (3-0-2) 35-14 for the game, including 19-4 in the second period and 7-2 in the two overtime sessions. But just 13 shots were on goal, […]

Roswell sweeps Portales to stay perfect

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Lady Rams entered Tuesday’s match looking for their first home win of the season. They didn’t find it, nor did visiting Roswell find its first loss. The Lady Coyotes, with a 25-13, 25-11, 25-14 victory, improved to 10-0 with nothing but sweeps on their record. For Class […]

Hounds sweep past USW

Staff report HOBBS — Junior outside hitter Lauren Frye and sophomore outside hitter Brooklyn Biel combined for 29 kills on Tuesday night, and Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team made short work of the University of the Southwest, winning the match 25-13, 25-12, 25-18. Frye collected 15 kills and Biel added 14 as ENMU (6-6) […]

Lovington tops PHS soccer squads

STAFF REPORT LOVINGTON — The Portales High girls soccer team had already beaten Lovington at home and on a newtral field this season. On Monday, they couldn’t make it a three-match sweep on the road. The Lady Wildcats overcame an early one-goal deficit to n otch a 2-1 victory, only their second in 11 matches […]