Rams clinch district title, beat St. Mike’s 28-13

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Bronte Staugaard runs in the first half as Jordan Davis blocks St. Michael’s defender Antonio Gabaldon. Staugaard rushed for two touchdowns in Portales' 28-13 victory on Saturday.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com SANTA FE — The measure of a team isn’t how it does in times of plenty, but how well it faces adversity. For the Portales Rams, they showed that they can win when pushed and clinched their first district title since 2006, defeating the St. Michael’s Horsemen 28-13 on […]

Hounds win second-straight, beat Southern Nazarene 4-1

Staff report BETHANY, Okla. — Behind a hat trick from junior Ryan McManus, Eastern New Mexico kept alive hopes of a .500 season with a 4-1 victory Saturday afternoon at Southern Nazarene University. Roberto Zatarain scored the opening goal and had an assist for ENMU (6-7-2), which never trailed and got all three McManus goals in […]

ENMU volleyball team falls to LSC’s top two

Staff report Less than 24 hours after giving Lone Star Conference-leading Tarleton State a real run for its money, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team tried to do the same thing in its home finale on Saturday against second-place Angelo State at Greyhound Arena. But the Rambelles were too much for them, pulling away […]

Buffs outlast ENMU 52-42

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ENMU sophomore running back Kamal Cass breaks into the secondary en route to a 56-yard gain, setting up a touchdown for the Greyhounds late in the first quarter of Saturday’s “Wagon Wheel” game against West Texas A&M at Canyon, Texas. Cass rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns, but the Buffaloes posted a 52-42 Lone Star Conference win over the Greyhounds in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Senior wide receiver Xavier Amey caught seven passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns and West Texas A&M fought off an Eastern New Mexico University rally to post a 52-42 Lone Star Conference win on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. The result in the annual “Wagon Wheel” […]

Clovis moves to 2-0 in district, beats Alamogordo

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Clovis sophomore Rheal Kuchta wraps up Alamogordo junior quarterback Kyle Hooper in the third quarter of Friday's District 4-6A game at Tiger Stadium in Alamogordo. The Wildcats defeated the Tigers 24-14.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com ALAMOGORDO — It’s been 30 years, dating back to the 1985 Class 4A regular season, since the Alamogordo Tigers got the better of the Clovis Wildcats. The visiting Wildcats showed just why Friday night at Tiger Stadium, using a ball-control offense to complement a bend-but-rarely-break defense in a 24-14 […]

Lady Buffs rally past ENMU 3-1

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Freshman midfielder Baylee Hampton scored her first collegiate goal unassisted in the fourth minute and the lead held up for quite a while for Eastern New Mexico University on Friday night, but rival West Texas A&M scored three times in a span of less than 15 minutes early in the […]

Hounds seek to keep Wagon Wheel

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com It’s time once again for the Wagon Wheel Game. The ENMU football team will try to extend its four-game winning streak as the Greyhounds face Lone Star Conference rival West Texas A&M in an 11 a.m. start today at Canyon, Texas. Besides the rivalry, ENMU is looking to accomplish […]

Portales cruises by Ruidoso to end regular season

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Kambrey Blakey, left, and Kaycee Stone celebrate a point in the first set of Thursday's match against Ruidoso. Blakey had 13 kills and Stone had two in Portales' match win.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com The Portales Lady Rams continue to play well just in time for the run at another state title. On Thursday the Lady Rams swept the Lady Warriors 25-20, 25-16, 25-17 to close out their regular season winning their last four matches with authority. The last time the Portales (11-9) […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds score late to beat Eagles

Staff report OKLAHOMA CITY — Eastern New Mexico University’s men scored twice in the last 10-plus minutes on Thursday night to record a 3-1 soccer victory over Oklahoma Christian. Senior midfielder Roberto Zatarain notched his seventh and eighth goals of the season, including one to break a 1-1 tie at the 79:57 mark off an […]

Rams get set to go on road

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The Portales Rams, off to their best start in school history, will try to make it 9-0 Saturday at St. Michael’s.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com On Saturday, the top-ranked Portales Rams play their final regular-season away game as they travel to Santa Fe to take St. Michael’s in a District 4-4A battle of two top-10 teams in District 4 in a 2 p.m. kickoff at Brother Abdon Field. Even with Portales (8-0, 2-0 district) […]

Prep football capsules: Oct. 30

Floyd at Reserve When: 11 a.m. on Saturday in the six-team, state 6-man quarterfinals Records (seeds): Floyd 3-3 (5), Reserve 4-3 (4) Last week: Floyd lost at top-ranked San Jon/Grady 60-32. Vaughn defeated Reserve Oct. 17. Last year: The Broncos defeated the Mountaineers 55-18 at Reserve. Of note: Floyd coach Steve Foust is paying special […]

Hounds get costumes set for baseball game

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com If you’ve ever wanted to see if a Jedi can hit a fastball thrown by a bag of jelly beans, “Ghouls and Greyhounds” has you covered. While Saturday is officially Halloween, the ENMU baseball team is starting early as the Hounds will host a baseball game/costume party on Friday […]

ENMU women’s hoops picked eighth in LSC

Staff report West Texas A&M is a clear favorite to win the Lone Star Conference women’s basketball title, while Eastern New Mexico University will hope to pull some upsets. The Greyhounds were picked to finish eighth in the nine-team conference, according to the preseason poll released Wednesday by the conference. The league’s preseason polls reflect […]

ENMU men’s basketball tabbed for last in LSC

Staff report Tarleton State is nearly a consensus pick to finish first in the Lone Star Conference. Eastern New Mexico is picked just as clearly to finish last in the eight-team conference. The Texans, who set a school record with 31 wins and reached the NCAA Division II Final Four for the second time in […]

Roundup: San Jon rallies to top Floyd in five

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Elida eighth-grader Cambree Bargas goes up to make the return Tuesday while Clovis Christian School junior Caitlyn Hamberger goes up for the block at the CCS gym. Elida swept the match 25-5, 25-6, 25-14.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com FLOYD — In every season there’s at least one game that a team wants to forget. For the Floyd Lady Broncos, that would be Tuesday’s volleyball match against District 4-1A rival San Jon as the Lady Coyotes rallied from a two-set deficit to win the match 19-25, 18-25, 26-24, […]

ENMU turns back Midwestern State

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior outside hitter Lauren Frye collected 17 kills and junior outside hitter Courtney Dawson notched her sixth double-double of the season on Tuesday as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team turned back Midwestern State 23-25, 25-12, 26-24, 25-16. Sophomore middle blocker Brooklyn Biel added 13 kills and five total […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: ENMU women one point short in LSC meet

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — So close, and yet so far. Eastern New Mexico University’s women got so near to a Lone Star Conference cross country championship on Monday that they could taste it, but in the end host Tarleton State edged the Greyhounds by one point (70-71) to post its first league title. The […]

Greyhounds get one final Blackwater blowout

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ENMU freshman Tayshaun Gary leaps inside the pylon to finish a 15-yard touchdown run in the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Gary had 139 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries in the Greyhounds’ 46-28 victory over Angelo State.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — In what likely will be the program’s final game in the 48-year history of Greyhound Stadium, the ENMU football team made sure it was a memorable one on Saturday. The Greyhounds set a school rushing record with 583 yards, including three backs over 100, in a […]

Ram volleyball sweeps East Mountain

Staff report The Portales High volleyball team is peaking at just the right time. Sisters Kambrey Blakey and Lindsay Blakey each had 11 kills, and Portales routed East Mountain Saturday 25-3, 25-11, 25-1 at the Ram Athletic Center. The victory for Portales (10-9, 3-0) is the third straight, and the seventh in the last eight […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: TWU takes two from Hounds

Staff report DENTON, Texas — One day after thinking they wouldn’t get their Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match in, Eastern New Mexico University and Texas Woman’s found enough of a break in the rainy weather in east Texas on Saturday to get it played. The Greyhounds, still looking for their first LSC win, led […]