Hound women breeze past Javelinas

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Eastern New Mexico University forward Kassandra Harris scores on a second-quarter layup for two of her game-high 20 points in the Hounds’ 67-42 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com When your opponent is coming onto your court with a 5-39 record over two seasons, a 25-game conference losing streak and a 14-point loss when they hosted you, there aren’t many ways you imagine them beating you. But you can never be too sure when a Lone Star Conference […]

ENMU holds on late

Eastern New Mexico University freshman guard Brady Patterson is fouled on a drive by Texas A&M-Kingsville’s D.J. Weathers in the first half of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena. Patterson had eight points, four assists and five rebounds in ENMU’s 74-71 victory.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com As the seconds ticked away in the second half of ENMU’s game Wednesday night, one could be forgiven if it felt like the Greyhounds were on their way to losing another Lone Star Conference game they led throughout. Fortunately for the Hounds, ENMU prevented a last-second collapse with a […]

Greyhound football signs 36

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The Portales Rams football team congratulates Adam Hernandez, right, after he signed his letter of intent to play college football for ENMU on Wednesday afternoon.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Signing day has come and gone. For Eastern New Mexico University, this meant bolstering their defensive line. On a signing day with a mix of local talent and athletes from other points, six of the 36 new signees will be working on that position come training camp. “The defensive […]

Rams roll past NMMI

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Portales’ Jeremie Karngbaye prepares to drive the lane in the second quarter against NMMI Tuesday night. Karngbaye finished with 35 points and the Rams won 73-57.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Two games into District 4-4A play and the Portales Rams are finally in a groove. This time, they defeated the NMMI Colts 73-57 Tuesday night thanks in large part to the work of Portales junior Jeremie Karngbaye. While the entire Rams team did well, Karngbaye’s production was on another level. […]

ENMU expects to add 38-40

Staff report Wednesday is the first day high school athletes can sign letters of intent to join college football programs, and two Portales Rams are expected to make their decisions official today. Adam Hernandez is expected to sign with Eastern New Mexico University while Jonathan Montiel is expected to sign with Wayland Baptist. Hernandez and […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 3

Texas A&M-Kingsville at ENMU MEN • When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Records: Texas A&M-Kingsville 9-9 (1-6 Lone Star Conference), ENMU 5-14 (1-6) • Last meeting: Jan. 13, the Javelinas beat ENMU 74-61 at Kingsville. • Last time out: Both teams played and lost on Saturday, Kingsville falling 74-71 at Angelo State and […]

PHS basketball capsules — Feb. 2

BOYS New Mexico Military at Portales • When: 7 p.m. today at the Ram Athletic Center • Records: NMMI 5-10 (0-1 District 4-4A), Portales 11-9 (1-0) • Last season: Portales easily swept the two district games from the Colts, winning 76-37 at Roswell and 66-38 at the RAC. • Last time out: Both teams opened […]

ENMU collects four provisional qualifiers at Pittsburg St. meet

Staff report PITTSBURG, Kansas — Eastern New Mexico University’s indoor track and field team got four provisional qualifications for NCAA Division II national competition in Friday’s Pittsburg State Invitational. The women’s distance medley team, including Amber Saiz, Kiana Covington, Klaudia Szych and Sabrina Huelga finished first with a time of 12 minutes, 8.8 seconds, more […]

Buffs thump Hounds

Staff report CANYON, Texas — After junior forward Chaunce Hill scored the game’s first four points, there wasn’t much else for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team to write home about on Saturday. Rival West Texas A&M went on a 25-4 run at that point and the Buffaloes were in complete charge en […]

No. 7 Lady Buffs hand ENMU 67-45 loss

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Suffice it to say, it was a long day for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team on Saturday. The Greyhounds fell behind 7-0 in just over 2 1/2 minutes, and had only 16 points nearly midway through the third quarter. Their leading scorer for the game, senior guard […]

Rams pull sweep at Ruidoso

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com RUIDOSO — The beginning of District 4-4A play couldn’t have gone any better for Portales, as the Ram teams left Ruidoso Friday night with a sweep. The Lady Rams had a blowout 68-25 win and the Rams outlasted the Warriors 90-71. The Rams (11-8, 1-0) built up a 44-27 […]

Floyd scores sweep of Clovis Christian

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Floyd freshman guard Ryan Wallace takes a fastbreak to the lane in the second quarter of the game against Clovis Christian Friday night. Wallace scored four points and Floyd won 52-17.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com FLOYD — For the second time in 10 days the Floyd Broncos and Lady Broncos swept the Clovis Christian Eagles. The Lady Broncos won the opening contest 52-17 and the boys defeated the Eagles 75-41 to close out the Friday night homecoming games. The Lady Broncos (7-11, 3-2) lead […]

Site rates ENMU football best in New Mexico

Staff report Eastern New Mexico is the best college football team in the Land of Enchantment, so says online site HERO Sports. The website released a list of the top college football team for each state, regardless of classification, with the Greyhounds making the cut for New Mexico. The summary notes “Eastern New Mexico is […]

Eagles hold off Lady Cats

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Junior Jaci Sievers dribbles around Hobbs defender junior Payton O’Brain Friday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s girls found themselves in a nine-point hole by the end of the first quarter on Friday night, and it proved to be a deficit from which they couldn’t recover. Sophomore guard Amaya Lewis scored 21 points and Hobbs rode the early advantage to a 48-37 District 4-6A […]

Hobbs upends Clovis

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Clovis seniors Cory Knight, left, and Eli Rodriguez try to guard Hobbs’ Jordaan Gonzales Friday. The Wildcat duo forced Gonzales to make an errant pass that went for a turnover in the first half. Gonzales had a game-high 19 in Hobbs’ 72-46 win.

STAFF REPORT HOBBS — The Clovis Wildcats made strides Friday night in their last regular-season district game at Ralph Tasker Arena, at least for now, but it wasn’t enough to keep up with Hobbs in a 72-46 loss. Jordaan Gonzales scored 19 points to lead three players  in double figures for the Eagles (12-7, 2-0 […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Jan. 30

ENMU AT WEST TEXAS A&M Men • When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at Canyon, Texas • Records: ENMU (5-13, 1-5 Lone Star Conference), West Texas A&M 16-7 (4-3) • Last season: WT beat the Greyhounds twice, winning 76-73 at Portales and 96-86 at Canyon. • Last time out: ENMU hasn’t played since last Saturday, when […]

District time begins for Rams

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Portales coach Wade Fraze instructs, from left, Kelly Fraze, Bailey Rowley and Lindsay Blakey on proper defensive charging techniques Thursday afternoon. The Lady Rams travel to face Ruidoso today in their District 4-4A opener.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com District play is upon the city of Portales. Today both the Rams and Lady Rams travel to Ruidoso for the first of six games to determine district tournament seeding. Tipoff for the girls varsity game is 5:30 p.m. and the boys varsity game to follow. The Lady Rams (15-3) […]

LSC basketball tourney tickets on sale

Staff report The Lone Star Conference is now selling advance tickets for the Lone Star Conference Basketball Championship, scheduled for March 2-5 at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas. Tickets are available at all member institutions until March 1 at a discounted rate. Tickets are on sale in the ENMU Athletics Office, located in […]

Cass, Jurek honored

STAFF REPORT A pair of ENMU football players were named to the NCAA Division II All-Super Region IV Team Wednesday morning. Sophomore running back Kamal Cass and senior offensive linemen William Jurek were selected by the Don Hansen Football Committee. Cass garnered first team honors, while Jurek was chosen to the second team. The duo […]

LSC softball rankings released

Staff report Defending Lone Star Conference softball champion West Texas A&M was a comfortable choice to repeat in the conference’s annual preseason poll. The Buffs, who went 22-6 in LSC play and claimed both the regular season and tournament titles, claimed 17 first-place votes from a mix of 25 LSC coaches, sports information directors and […]