ENMU names Hart interim men’s soccer coach

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University acted quickly to fill its men’s soccer position. Tyler Hart, 26, a former ENMU player who served as a graduate assistant for the team last season, was named the interim coach on Wednesday. He replaces Harold Munoz, who recently resigned the position after spending six […]

Weekly fishing report — July 29

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and 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. Northeast Charette Lakes — Trout fishing was good […]

Hounds picked third in LSC preseason poll

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Josh Lynn was named the LSC coach of the year last season after leading the Greyhounds to a share of the LSC crown.

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn is quite sure opponents will not be taking is team lightly this season. If he needed further proof, he got it Tuesday when Lone Star Conference media, coaches and sports information directors picked the Greyhounds third in this year’s preseason poll. “Quite honestly I was […]

ENMU men’s soccer coach resigns position

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com With the season just around the corner, Eastern New Mexico University is looking for a men’s soccer coach. Harold Munoz, who has been the Greyhounds’ coach for the past six seasons, has resigned the position to move to Macon, Ga., with wife Natalie and their two sons. He said […]

Area ADs ‘concerned’ with HGH

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com If the issue of human growth hormone usage among high school athletes in the area is a concern, it doesn’t appear to have reared its head just yet. An Associated Press report this week said a national survey by Partnership for Drug-Free Kids suggests that experimentation with HGH among […]

ENMU men third, women fourth in LSC cross country polls

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — West Texas A&M was tabbed to successfully defend Lone Star Conference titles this season in men’s and women’s cross country. The WT men posted 109 points and received 13 of 17 first-place votes in balloting by league coaches and sports information directors, along with media, after the Buffaloes won the […]

Ned Houk Park to host state motocross

Staff report CLOVIS — Ned Houk Park will be the scene of the New Mexico state motocross championships on Sunday. NHP motocross manager Bob Vilandry said Friday that from 250 to 300 riders are expected to complete in 35 classes. Ages of the drivers range from 4 to over 50. Riders will be in the […]

Zias’ Ortiz wins LSC preseason award

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ENMU junior Alyxandra “Xan” Ortiz, shown making a save during a match last season, was chosen the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer preseason goalkeeper of the year in a poll of league coaches and sports information directors, and media members.

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University was picked for last place in the six-team Lone Star Conference preseason soccer poll, but Zias junior Alyxandra “Xan” Ortiz has been chosen the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer preseason goalkeeper of the year. Ortiz, from Rio Rancho, started eight games for the Zias in 2013, […]

Campers trying to learn baseball from ground up

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Hagen Rains, 10, of Portales kills some time with some fancy ball tricks on Wednesday during the first day of Eastern New Mexico University’s three-day youth baseball camp at Greyhound Field. About 25 youngsters are taking part in the camp.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University baseball coaches conducted their third “prospects” camp of the year on Tuesday at Greyhound Field. From Wednesday through Friday, they’re busy looking at a younger group of potential prospects. About 25 players entering kindergarten through eighth grade, mainly from the immediate area, took part in […]

Zias picked eighth in LSC volleyball poll

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eight-time defending champion West Texas A&M has been tabbed the favorite again in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll. The Lady Buffs (35-4, 16-0 LSC a year ago) received all but two of 23 first-place votes and finished with 205 points in the poll. Angelo State, which got the other […]

Six ENMU players earn preseason All-American honors

Staff report Six members of the 2014 Eastern New Mexico University football squad have garnered preseason All-America status from USA College Football Division II All-American. Three of the players were first-team selections — running back Jordan Wells of Austin, Texas, and defensive backs Kevin Reaves and Darrelyn McCloud, both from Albuquerque. Wide receiver Jacob Johnson […]

Area rodeoers fall short in prep nationals

Staff report ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Recent Elida High graduate Hunter Haley made Saturday’s short go in the National High School Rodeo Association finals in goat tying, coming in 18th with a time of 12.97 seconds. Haley, who plans to rodeo in college at Eastern New Mexico University, finished 18th in the average at 30.95 […]

Rams players making switch to new positions

Switching-players

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com In his Portales High career, Matt Martinez has shown himself to be a versatile athlete for the Rams. Now coming into his senior season in football, Martinez is hoping to make a successful transition to quarterback for third-year coach Jaime Ramirez. Facing mostly larger schools in Friday’s 7-on-7 competition […]

Roosevelt 10-11s romp in state opener

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Roosevelt County 10-11 All-Stars rode a pair of home runs from Baylor Diaz to a 15-4 rout of Los Alamos County in the opening round of the state Little League 10-11 tournament on Saturday. Roosevelt County ended the game on the 10-run rule with six runs in the […]

ENMU hosts 500 players in 7-on-7

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Portales defender Jacob Salgado touches down a Lubbock Coronado receiver during Friday’s 7-on-7 competition at the ENMU practice field. With no pads during the scirmmages, a one-hand touch by a defensive player against a receiver ended the play.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University may have had fewer teams than it its previous two 7-on-7 football events, but Greyhounds coach Josh Lynn said more players were involved. A total of 30 teams participated in the 7-on-7, along with a lineman challenge, on Friday at the ENMU practice field. “We may not […]

ENMU to host 7-on-7 competition

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Teams participating in Eastern New Mexico University’s 7-on-7 football camp today won’t necessarily be working on what they’ll do when the season rolls around. It does, however, help get them in the football mindset. About 30 teams will take part in the all-passing event today at the ENMU practice […]

N.M. Fishing Report — July 17

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and 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.   Northeast Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using […]

Walker, Haley on pace for short round

Staff report ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — The first round of the National High School Finals Rodeo was completed Wednesday morning in Rock Springs, with a pair of eastern New Mexico competitors have positioning themselves for a chance to advance to Saturday’s short round. Dora senior Joshua Walker posted a time of 9.44 seconds in calf […]

Friends, famiy compete

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Shad Mayfield of Clovis ropes his calf Thursday in the ribbon Roping event of the HPJRA at the Curry County Events Center. Mayfield posted a time of 8.02.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — It was a quiet night at the Curry County Events Center, unlike the morning that preceded it and the nights that are about to follow. But some noise was worth tolerating. “I figure you don’t want to turn off the air conditioning,” Todd Handley said, “so I’ll […]

ENMU’s Buurma recognized

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University quarterback Jeremy Buurma is one of 182 college football players nominated for the 1014 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team. Buurma, a Las Cruces High graduate who will be a redshirt junior in the fall, was recognized for community service accomplishments including organizing and instructing a four-week […]