Friday area prep volleyball — Nov. 4

DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS (Seeds in parentheses) District 4-4A Tuesday (3) Moriarty def. (4) Ruidoso 25-15, 25-18, 25-17 Thursday Moriarty def. (2) Portales 24-26, 25-11, 25-20, 25-14 Saturday Championship Moriarty at (1) Hope Christian, 6 p.m. District 6-2A Monday (4) Dora def. (3) Mountainair 25-27, 25-14, 25-19, 25-22 Thursday (2) Logan def. Dora 25-19, 19-25, 25-13, 25-21 […]

Rams repeat as 4-4A champs

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com It may have been closer than they wanted in the first half, but the Portales Rams are now the two-time defending Class 4-4A champions following their 40-16 victory over NMMI Friday night. The first half was a back-and-forth affair with Portales (9-1, 4-0) scoring on every possession and NMMI […]

Wildcats topple Bears in second half

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com In a game of extreme highs and lows, the Clovis High football team managed to hold off La Cueva in the final minutes of the contest Friday night for a 21-18 win. The win will hand the Wildcats (7-3, 4-1 district) a second-place finish in District 6-2A, and presumably […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds fall short in basketball exhibitions

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team played with New Mexico for much of the game on Friday, but the Lobos pulled away from a one-point lead over the final 10 minutes to claim an 88-66 victory on Friday night at The Pit. Meantime, the ENMU women took Southern Utah […]

Hounds set for home finale

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ENMU placekicker Bailey Hale kicks a 48-yard field goal during Thursday’s practice at Greyhound Stadium. Last week at Texas A&M-Kingsville, Hale made field goals of 20 and 38 yards in the Greyhounds’ 41-28 loss to the Javelinas.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com Following last week’s 41-28 Lone Star Conference setback at Texas A&M-Kingsville, the Eastern New Mexico University football team looks to get back to its winning ways today when the Greyhounds entertain new LSC member Oklahoma Panhandle State in their 3 p.m. home finale at Greyhound Stadium. It will be […]

CLASS 6A STATE CROSS COUNTRY: Cats seeking team trophy

Staff report Clovis High’s boys are hoping to do something the program has accomplished just one time in its history — earn a state cross country team trophy. The Wildcats will attempt to do that today by finishing third or higher in the Class 6A portion of the state meet, hosted by Rio Rancho High […]

Portales ready for final regular season game against NMMI

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Running back Darion Ontiveros looks for room while lineman Jeremie Karngbaye clears the way. Ontiveros leads the team with 1,122 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns. Portales faces NMMI tonight in Roswell at 7 p.m.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Following last week’s comeback victory over Moriarty, the Portales Rams will conclude their regular season tonight in Roswell when they take on their Class 4-4A rival NMMI Colts at 7 p.m. Portales (8-1, 3-0 district) simply needs to stick to their plan of taking what the NMMI (3-6, 1-2) […]

Moriarty tops Portales in semifinals

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Portales’ Lindsay Blakey, 8, and Janae Hale go for a block in the first set of Thursday’s semifinal match against Moriarty. The Lady Pintos won in four sets.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Lady Rams will not be the defending district volleyball champions this year as their run at the district title ended Thursday night at home in the Class 4-4A semifinal contest that saw the Moriarty Lady Pintos win in four sets 24-26, 25-11, 25-20, 25-14. Portales (10-11) never […]

Portales soccer knocked out in quarterfinals

STAFF REPORT The Portales Rams soccer team will be asking themselves “What if” for the foreseeable future as they lost in the Class 1/4A to Bosque 4-2 at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex in Bernalillo, N.M., Thursday afternoon, after having left a lot of lingering doubts on the field. Fifth-seeded Portales (15-4-1) got off to a […]

ENMU basketball teams set for exhibitions

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams kick off the 2016-17 season with a trio of exhibition games this weekend. The men’s team takes on the University of New Mexico in a 7 p.m. tipoff tonight at The Pit in Albuquerque. Meantime, the women face Division I Southern Utah at 4 p.m. today in […]

MSU ousts Hounds in LSC tourney

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team hung on for as long as it could on Thursday before the roof gave way a bit. Despite being outshot 24-5, including 16-4 on goal, it wasn’t until Midwestern State’s Destinee Williamson scored a pair of goals in a span of four […]

Hounds sweep again on court

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Eastern senior outside hitter Courtney Lawson loads up for a spike during the first set of Tuesday’s match against the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Lawson finished with four kills and ENMU won in straight sets.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com For the fifth-straight time, the Eastern New Mexico volleyball team swept its opponent in straight sets. This time, the Greyhounds sent the University of Texas of the Permian Basin home with an emphatic 25-20, 25-16, 25-18 Lone Star Conference win. Paced by Brooklyn Biel’s 17 kills, ENMU (15-10, 10-5 […]

Floyd, Elida to meet in district playoffs

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Following Monday’s three-set 25-20, 25-12, 25-9 win against Clovis Christian, the Floyd Lady Broncos will travel to face the six-time defending small school champion Elida Lady Tigers in the second-round of the Class 4-1A volleyball tournament. In their two previous encounters this season, Elida (17-3) swept Floyd in both […]

Weekly New Mexico fishing report — Nov. 1

New Mexico report This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Abiquiu Lake — […]

Hounds face rematch with WT in Heartland men’s soccer tourney

Staff report WACO, Texas — The men’s bracket for the 2016 Heartland Conference men’s soccer championship is set after a wild final day of the regular season on Saturday. Six teams have advanced to the event, including Eastern New Mexico, which upset third-seeded West Texas A&M to earn the final spot in the field. The […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Javelinas top Hounds with late TDs

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville let a 15-point, fourth-quarter lead get away, then scored twice in the final four minutes to hand Eastern New Mexico University a 41-28 Lone Star Conference football loss on Saturday night. Freshman quarterback Wyatt Strand threw scoring passes of 68 and 37 yards to senior wide receiver Larry […]

Rams cruise in second half for postseason win

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Pedro Perea, 10, is bear-hugged by a Portales teammate following Perea’s goal to take a 2-1 lead in the second half. Perea would finish with four goals 
and the Rams will face Bosque in the next round of the state tournament.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com After falling behind in the opening minutes, the Portales boys soccer team avoided an upset loss in the first round of the Class 1/4A soccer playoffs as it continued to attack the Desert Academy keeper throughout the match and ended up with an 8-1 victory Saturday afternoon at home. […]

Hounds edge WT, qualify for Heartland playoffs

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ENMU defender Zachary Riley moves the ball up field past several Buff defenders Saturday afternoon. ENMU’s 2-1 victory catapulted them into the Heartland Conference tournament, where they will matchup against the Buffaloes  again on Tuesday, this time in Canyon.

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team earned a hard-fought 2-1 win over West Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon, earning themselves a spot in the Heartland Conference playoffs. The win, paired with Lubbock Christian’s 3-1 win over Texas-Permian, gave the Greyhounds (7-7-4, 5-6-3 Heartland) a berth in the tournament. ENMU coach Paul […]

ENMU volleyball team sweeps Cameron

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Senior outside hitter collected 23 kills and Eastern New Mexico University beat Cameron 25-22, 25-21, 25-22 in Lone Star Conference volleyball on Saturday. The win was the fourth in a row for the Greyhounds (14-10, 9-5 LSC), all by sweeps. They are fourth in the league standings and bidding for […]

Rams hand Moriarty first loss

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Running back Darion Ontiveros looks for a lane during the second quarter against Moriarty. Ontiveros scored Portales’ first touchdown of the game, a 48-yard run in the third quarter.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Following a stagnant first half, Portales showed why it is one of the top ranked teams in Class 4A as it handed the previously undefeated Moriarty Pintos its first loss of the season with a 21-13 victory Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. The first half was a disaster for […]