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 […]

Midwestern State edges ENMU in first round

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ENMU sophomore Ibrahim Maiga intercepts a pass in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference first-round playoff game Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls, Texas.

STAFF REPORT WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Sophomore running back Don Jerry scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, including the game-winner from seven yards out with 1:20 left, and second-seeded Midwestern State edged Eastern New Mexico University 26-21 on Saturday night in a championship bracket semifinal game of the Lone Star Conference football playoffs before an […]

Greyhounds aim for open court game in 2015-16

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Lawrence Domingo, left, calls a play with Kevin Saiz defending him on Thursday afternoon’s practice at Greyhound Arena.

Editor’s note: This is the first of three stories previewing the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. Future stories will focus on team captains and transfer students. By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.comGreyhounds as a breed are certainly known for their ability to run, but ENMU men’s basketball coach Stott Carter wants to see […]

Floyd upends San Jon/Grady

Staff report SAN JON — Senior Jesus Torres had touchdown runs of 45 and 70 yards in the second half, and Jose Torres kicked all five 2-point conversions on Saturday as fifth-seeded Floyd upended top-seeded and previously unbeaten San Jon/Grady 40-38 in a state 6-man semifinal game. The Broncos (5-3), who lost at San Jon […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Women 10th in cross country regional

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Led by senior Amber Saiz, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s team finished 10th in South Central Regional cross country competition on Saturday, hosted by West Texas A&M. Adams State captured both team titles, finishing with 55 points on the men’s side and 27 in women’s competition. Saiz ran the […]

ENMU volleyball team faces extremes in foes

Staff report WICHITA, Kansas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball squad faced opposite ends of the Heartland Conference spectrum in matches on Friday hosted by Newman University. The Greyhounds (13-17) posted a 25-18, 25-20, 25-12 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State (1-28) in their first match of the day, then lost to 21-3 Arkansas-Fort Smith […]

Rams are a perfect 10

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Portales junior quarterback Junior Ramirez prepares to launch a deep pass while senior tackle Adam Hernandez provides protection during Friday’s District 4-4A matchup against New Mexico Military at Blackwater Draw. The top-ranked, unbeaten Rams posted a 26-7 victory.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — In Portales’ quest for its first ever 10-0 regular season, it was the unexpected players who stepped up and allowed the Rams to defeat the NMMI Colts 26-7 on Friday night in the District 4-4A and regular-season finale for both teams. Seldom-used wide receiver Michael Fox […]

PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Elida tops Grady for 4-1A title

Staff report ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers have dominated New Mexico small-school volleyball for a number of years, but they got a bit of a battle from Grady in Friday’s District 4-1A tournament before subduing the Lady Bronchos 25-15, 25-13, 25-15. Elida, the five-time defending state champion — including all four years of Class […]

Hounds, Mustangs clash in LSC playoffs

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s football team gets a chance to avenge an early season-loss when it takes on 11th-ranked Midwestern State in a 6 p.m. first-round Lone Star Conference playoff game today. The teams squared off on Sept. 19 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, during the LSC Football […]

Portales cruises to district title

11-6 Ram VB

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Lady Rams made sure that coach Ruth Chavez’ final match at the RAC was a memorable one as they swept the Ruidoso Lady Warriors to clinch the District 4-4A Championship 25-13, 25-19, 25-20. Portales (12-9) enters the Class 4A state tournament on a role, with wins in eight of […]

Rams hope to finish strong

Courtesy photo: Elisabet SalgadoThe Rams celebrate their 28-13 victory Saturday over St. Michael’s at Brother Abdon Field. Portales improved to 9-0 and clinched the District 4-4A title with the win. The Rams will try to complete a perfect regular season Friday against New Mexico Military Institute.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com With last week’s win over St. Michael’s, the Portales Rams have secured the District 4-4A title and are likely to receive a first-round bye in the state playoffs. However, there’s still one game left in the regular season for the Rams in the form of another district opponent: The […]

Prep football capsules — Nov. 6

Dora at Logan When: 7 p.m. Friday in an 8-man state quarterfinal game. Records: Dora 5-4, Logan 6-2 Last week: The fifth-seeded Coyotes fell 70-20 to Gateway Christian. The Longhorns, seeded fourth, wrapped up the District 2 championship with a 50-0 win over Springer. Last meeting: Sept. 11, Logan defeated the Coyotes 56-6 at home. […]

Pioneers eliminate ENMU

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Texas Woman’s Ashley Bishop scored off a rebound shot midway through the first half on Thursday and third-seeded Texas Woman’s edged No. 6 Eastern New Mexico University1-0 in the opening quarterfinal match of the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer tournament. TWU (11-6-2) advances to a 4 p.m. (MDT) Friday […]

Portales to battle Ruidoso for district tournament title

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Devyn Lopez, left, and Priscilla Urioste, right, get ready for a serve during practice on Wednesday afternoon as coach Ruth Chavez watches in preparation for tonight’s district championship match.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Thursday is one more step in the end of an era in Portales. For the fourth time this season, the Portales Lady Rams and the Ruidoso Lady Warriors will face off on the volleyball court. This time the match will decide the District 4-4A tournament champion. Portales will host […]

Elida clinches state tournament berth

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The Elida volleyball team celebrates after securing the final point in their district semifinal match on Wednesday. The Lady Tigers will play host to Grady on Friday in the District 4-1A championship match.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com ELIDA — Elida’s volleyball team may still be undefeated in district play after they beat Floyd in the District 4-1A semifinals in straight sets on Wednesday night, but it certainly wasn’t easy as the Lady Tigers had to come from behind in all three sets to top the  Lady […]

Angelo nearly sweeps LSC women’s soccer awards

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Lone Star Conference regular season champion Angelo State nearly pulled a clean sweep of conference awards, announced Wednesday night at the LSC championship banquet. Angelo State, which won its second league title, had three first team picks and four second-team picks and took five of the six individual awards. The […]

Floyd, Elida to meet one more time

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com For the third and final time this season the Floyd Broncos and the Elida Tigers will face off. This time, it’s to see who will advance in the District 4-1A Volleyball tournament. Elida will host Floyd with a 6 p.m. start time tonight. The defending Class 1A state champion […]