Four Hounds named All-LSC first team for football

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Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Kamal Cass, voted to the Lone Star Conference first team, is first in the LSC and ninth in Division II with 1,343 yards rushing.

STAFF REPORT Following a breakout sophomore season where he led the Lone Star Conference in rushing, posted six consecutive 100-yard games and set a team record with 20 touchdowns, Kamal Cass was named one of four Eastern New Mexico University football players to garner All-LSC first-team selections. Cass, whose 1,343 yards ninth in Division-II in […]

Floyd girls plan to run

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Floyd senior Lacey Clark takes a jump shot during Tuesday’s practice. The Lady Broncos finished last season 7-21. They begin this season hosting Tucumcari Nov. 24.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER FLOYD — Last year was a rough season for the Floyd Lady Broncos as they finished fourth in District 4-1A and went 7-21 overall. Fortunately for Floyd, that season’s over. Dawn Kutcha, an assistant for the volleyball team, is in her first season running the girls basketball program. “We […]

ENMU’s Frye named to LSC first team

STAFF REPORT Eastern New Mexico junior Lauren Frye, twice a Lone Star Conference second-team selection, got the callup to the first team Wednesday night. Frye, the LSC’s freshman of the year in 2013, was the Greyhounds’ lone first-team LSC selection this year, announced Wednesday night at the LSC volleyball awards banquet in Stephenville, Texas. The […]

Floyd looks to youth

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Floyd junior Edgardo Chavez looks to pass the ball during Tuesday’s practice. The Broncos are preparing for their season opener next Tuesday at home against Tucumcari.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos are coming off their best basketball season since Steve Foust took over as coach back in 2012. They were 17-12 last season, finishing second in the District 1A-4 regular season and winning their district tournament to advance to the Class 1A state meet. This […]

PHS pair signs with Lubbock Christian


By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Kambrey Blakey and Bailey Rowley won’t be Portales Rams after they graduate. But they’ll still be classmates. The senior pair made it official Monday, signing with Lubbock Christian University Monday afternoon at Portales High School. Blakey will join the basketball team, while Rowley will join the golf team. The […]

Greyhounds accept invite to Heart of Texas Bowl

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Eastern New Mexico senior running back Vaughn Johnson rips off a fourth-quarter run during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference playoff game at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds lost the game, but received an invitation to the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl Dec. 5 against Arkansas Tech.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR Eastern New Mexico University and Arkansas Tech University aren’t exactly in the heart of Texas. But there’s no nitpicking about your first NCAA postseason game in program history. “They’re fired up; heck, I’m fired up,” Greyhound coach Josh Lynn said of ENMU’s invite to the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas […]

Rams trounce Hounds in rematch

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 ENMU junior D'Maujeric Tucker returns a first-quarter kickoff 56 yards to set up the Greyhounds in scoring position in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference playoff third-place game at Blackwater Draw.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER BLACKWATER DRAW — Three weeks earlier, the ENMU Greyhounds set a new team rushing record against Angelo State in the final regular season home game at Blackwater Draw. In Saturday’s rematch, the outcome couldn’t have been more different as Angelo State dominated ENMU 63-20. The last time ENMU gave […]

Elida makes it six in a row with sweep of Springer

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Elida senior Kynzi Creighton leaps into coach Darrell Chenault's arms following the Tigers' sweep over Springer to claim the Class 1A championship at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. It is Elida's sixth-straight title and eighth in school history.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR RIO RANCHO — A few years from now when the current Elida volleyball team is all in college, the former Tigers will all have the memory of 2015, when senior outside hitter Lauren Stone made the team listen to Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” her current favorite song and ringtone Oh […]

Floyd comeback falls short in six-man title game

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 Floyd fullback Edgardo Chavez, right, runs for yards with Hondo's Juan Chacon in pursuit, Friday, Nov. 13, in the State six-man championship at Hondo.

By Todd Fuqua Correspondent HONDO – For three quarters, Hondo seemed to have a second-straight state six-man football title in hand. The Eagles led Floyd 32-0 at the end of the third period, but the Broncos had the ball at the Hondo 12 to start the final period Friday night. A 9-yard run by Jesus […]

Elida, Texico cruise into title matches; Portales ousted in quarters

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Elida senior Lauren Stone slaps down a kill in the third set of the Tigers' 25-16, 25-16, 25-14 sweep over Carrizozo in the Class 1A semifinals.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR RIO RANCHO — As far as small-school volleyball districts go, District 6-2A claims to be one of the toughest. On Friday, they proved it, putting three teams in the Class 2A semifinals and both teams in today’s 9 a.m. title game at the Santa Ana Star Center. “We knew […]

ENMU teams split


Staff report DURANGO, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s women forced 27 turnovers and posted a 39-7 advantage in points off turnovers en route to a season-opening 80-54 victory over Adams State on Friday in the Skyhawk Regional Challenge, hosted by Fort Lewis. In men’s play, New Mexico Highlands scored the game’s first 12 points […]

Hounds host Angelo State for third place

By Matthew Asher Staff writer The bad news for the ENMU Greyhounds is that they lost in last week’s Lone Star Conference playoff semifinal at Midwestern State. The good news is they will get to finish the season at home as they host the Angelo State Rams for the second time in four weeks […]

Portales, Elida advance

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER RIO RANCHO — The Elida Lady Tigers breezed through pool play Thursday afternoon to open their bid for a sixth-straight state volleyball championship. Meantime, Portales had a little trouble in its pool in Class 4A, but worked its way through it. At the Santa Ana Star Center, all three […]

Broncos seek one last upset

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Floyd junior quarterback David Martinez hands off the ball to senior Mark McDonald during the final drive for the Broncos.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Thanks to last week’s upset win over previously undefeated Grady/San Jon, the Floyd Broncos are one win away from their first state title since 2000. The six-man Championship game will be decided on Friday as the Broncos (5-3) travel to Hondo Valley to face the second-seeded Eagles (5-3) with […]

Arizona pulls away from ENMU in exhibition

STAFF REPORT TUCSON, Ariz. — Eastern New Mexico University’s women hung around for a while against Arizona of the Pac-12 on Tuesday. The Wildcats, though, took complete control in the third quarter. Leading by 10 points after two free throws by ENMU’s Kassandra Harris with 7:46 left in the third quarter, the Wildcats went on […]

Elida, Portales goal: Blue trophy

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Portales junior defensive specialist Taryn Kizer readies her serve as sophomore llibero Zamorye Cox prepares for the play Tuesday afternoon at the RAC. The Lady Rams are the No 6. seed in this week’s Class 4A state tournament, which starts on Thursday at Rio Rancho’s Santa Ana Star Center.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Today the Elida Lady Tigers and the Portales Lady Rams make the 200-plus mile journey to Rio Rancho for the New Mexico Activities Association state volleyball tournament which begins on Thursday morning. Elida (19-3) is looking to win its second-straight Class A title and sixth-straight overall under coach Darrell […]

ENMU men’s soccer program to hold camp

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer program will host a Winter College ID camp on Dec. 13. The camp, scheduled for 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., is for players from ninth grade to junior college to introduce themselves to the Greyhound staff. Various college coaches will run sessions throughout the day, and […]

No. 2 Mustangs turn back Hounds

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ENMU's Carlos Viveros battles for a ball in Sunday's match at Midwestern State. Viveros had a goal and an assist in the 4-2 defeat.

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State scored less than eight minutes into Sunday’s match and never looked back, scoring a 4-2 victory Sunday over Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs (16-0-1), ranked No. 2 in Division II, got a goal and two assists from Albert Rodriguez, and generally dominated every category to keep […]

Elida, Melrose, Texico claim top volleyball seeds; Portales sixth in 4A

Staff report Curry and Roosevelt counties took the top seed in the Class 1A, 2A and 3A volleyball tournaments, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday in Rio Rancho. Seedings were announced Sunday afternoon in Albuquerque by the New Mexico Activities Association. Defending Class 1A champion and four-time Class B champion Elida is again the top seed […]

Rams receive Class 4A’s top seed

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Portales junior Emilio Lavato manages to get a punt attempt past an onrushing New Mexico Military player during Friday’s District 4-4A matchup at Blackwater Draw. The Rams, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A, finished off a 10-0 regular season with a 26-7 win over the Colts.

STAFF REPORT The Portales Rams, one of two undefeated teams in Class 4A, received the No. 1 seed in the state playoffs. Portales and the Hatch Valley Bears each finished the regular season undefeated at 10-0 and are both given byes for the first round of the state tournament. The seeding, should both teams reach […]