Highlands hands Zias 4-0 loss

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands did all of its scoring in the final 25 minutes Saturday night to beat Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 in women’s soccer. Alyssa Saucedo broke the scoreless tie nearly 22 minutes into the second half, booting a through ball to beat ENMU goalkeeper Xan Ortiz to […]

Zias wins twice in Kingsville tourney

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Sophomore outside hitter Lauren Frye posted 41 kills, including a career-best 22 in the first match, and the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team pulled to .500 for the season with a pair of wins on Saturday in the Javelina Invitational, hosted by Texas A&M-Kingsville. ENMU beat Fort Lewis 25-22, […]

Portales soccer squads complete weekend sweeps

  Staff report POJOAQUE — The Portales Rams had a battle on their hands on Saturday — until the final 10 minutes. Leading just 2-0, the Rams outscored Pojoaque 4-1 the rest of the way for a 6-1 win, completing a weekend soccer sweep after beating Desert Academy on Friday. The Lady Rams also won […]

ENMU improves to 2-0 with 42-14 win over Adams State

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University  rolled up 608 yards of offense Saturday in a 42-14 win over Adams State. Fullback E’lon Spight rushed for more than 100 yards for a second straight game and Jeremy Buurma hooked up wth Aaron Johnson for two early touchdowns as ENMU won its first two games of the season […]

Wolverines topple Rams

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Rams senior quarterback Matt Martinez gets rid of a pass under pressure from Texico’s Tanner Dickerman during the second half of Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Texico certainly didn’t mind having a comfortable lead coming down the stretch on Friday night. The Wolverines built a 33-12 advantage early in the final period before weathering a late storm from Portales to down the Rams 49-32 at Blackwater Draw. Sophomore running back Mason Golden rushed for […]

Longhorns spoil Dora’s home night debut

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com DORA — Dora’s first home night game did not go as well as hoped, in more ways than one. The Coyotes lost to Logan 77-37 in a rainy, cold affair on Friday night. As their fans were feeling the chill of an unseasonably cold night, the Coyotes (1-2) were feeling the […]

Hounds fall to Dustdevils

Staff report LAREDO, Texas — Ryan Hodgson’s scored on a deflection from six yards midway through the first half and sixth-ranked Texas A&M International held off Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 Friday in the opening match of the TAMUI Men’s Soccer Fall Invitational. ENMU drops to 1-3 on the season. The Dustdevils are 3-0. The […]

Rams, Lady Rams top Desert Academy

Staff report SANTA FE — Hannah Evans scored a pair of goals and the Portales Lady Rams erased a 3-0 halftime deficit to edge Desert Academy 4-3 on Friday night. Meantime, the PHS boys also won, posting a 3-0 win over the Wildcats. PHS squads are back in action today at Pojoaque, with the girls […]

Cats, Lady Cats notch wins in Albuquerque

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — With bigger games on the way Saturday, neither of Clovis’ soccer squads tripped up against lesser competition as the teams both pitched shutouts at the Albuquerque Public Schools soccer complex Friday night. Alejandro Medina had a goal and an assist during a three-goal second half as the boys cruised by Rio […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Sept. 12

Clovis Christian 38, Whitharral JV 8 Records: Clovis Christian 2-0, Whitharral JV 0-2. Difference-makers: CCS, Will Ramsey completed 11 of 13 passes for 106 yards and five touchdowns. Tucker Fly was his favorite target with four receptions for 82 yards and two scores. J.V. Perales added 63 yards on 10 carries and scored twice. Fort […]

Prep football scoreboard

Friday Area Texico 49,Portales 32 Seagraves 40, Muleshoe 34 Fort Sumner 51, Questa 8 Clovis Christian 38, Whitharral JV 8 Hondo 62, Floyd 12 Logan 77, Dora 37 Bovina 27, Ralls 19 Farwell 23, Hale Center 6 New Mexico Alamogordo 46, Highland 8 Artesia 48, Valencia 31 Aztec 56, Kirtland Central 6 Belen 35, Farmington 20 Bloomfield […]

Hounds, Adams State renew acquaintances

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com It’s been a long time since Adams State has beaten Eastern New Mexico University in football. How long, you ask? Well, Richard Nixon was president when the Grizzlies handed ENMU a 29-15 setback at Alamosa, Colo., on Oct. 12, 1968. Of course, they’ve only played six times since then, and just […]

Cats take on struggling Jaguars

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com Clovis expected Atrisco Heritage to be one of the best teams on its first-half schedule, and maybe the best team in Albuquerque. The Wildcats still think there’s some merit to that, despite the best efforts of La Cueva and Sandia. After La Cueva took a 26-25 win with a touchdown in […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Sept. 12

Logan (2-0) at Dora (1-1) • When: 7 p.m. today • Last week: The Coyotes won at Mescalero 40-32. The Longhorns won at Gateway Christian 55-30. • Last year: The teams did not meet. • Of note: Tonight will mark the first night home game in Dora’s seven-year football history. Lighting was being completed this […]

Rams look for first win in home opener

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Texico has played two former district rivals so far, and is showing signs of being a good football team. Portales has faced two quality foes so far, including longtime district rival Lovington, and the Rams are looking to get on track. The teams meet in a 7 p.m. contest […]

Briefs: Elida improves to 6-0

LADY TIGERS REMAIN PERFECT: Elida kept its perfect season alive on Thursday with a 25-8, 25-13, 25-21 victory at Grady, improving to 6-0 for the season. “The girls played well tonight,,” Lady Tigers coach Darrell Chenault said. “All 12 girls had a good game.” Elida will have 12 days off before its next match at […]

Zias rally in second half to beat Adams State

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Adams State’s Hope Cruz, left, and Eastern New Mexico University junior Melissa Moxley battle for positioning to head the ball in the first half of Wednesday's game at the ENMU soccer pitch.

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s soccer team rode a pair of second-half goals to pick up its first win of the season, 2-1 over Adams State at the ENMU soccer pitch. Maurissa Jones and Alyssa Prince scored for ENMU (1-2), which overcame a rough first half to notch the first win at the […]

N.M. Fishing Report — Sept. 11

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 rated […]

Portales rallies, upends Clovis in four

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Portales senior Brooke Lopez lunges out of bounds to save the ball during the second set.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s volleyball team got on a nice little run in the first game of Tuesday’s match against Portales at the Ram Athletic Center. That carried over into the second set for a time before the Lady Rams turned it around, notching a 15-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-21 over the […]

Pioneers blank Hounds

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 Greyhound senior midfielder Jehmaine Brooks boots the ball out of ENMU territory before it can be reached by a Wayland Baptist University forward during the second half of the Greyhounds’ Tuesday afternoon match against the WBU Pioneers at the Greyhound soccer field.

Staff report Wayland Baptist’s Yago Xavier scored twice in a span of less than two minutes in the second half to break open a close game and give the Pioneers a 3-0 men’s soccer victory on Tuesday at the ENMU pitch. WBU (3-2) was nursing a 1-0 lead before Xavier chipped a crossing pass into […]