Defending champs oust Broncos

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By Derek Major Staff writer FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos’ dream season came to an end on Saturday as they went down early to Lake Arthur and spent the entire game fighting from behind, eventually losing to the two-time defending 6-man champion Panthers 34-26 in a semifinal game. Lake Arthur (9-2), seeded third in […]

Rams draw sixth seed in Class 4A

Staff report The Portales Rams will face a familiar foe to open the Class 4A playoffs. The Rams (6-4) were awarded the No. 6 seed in the 12-team bracket, and will host Pojoaque this weekend. The teams have already played each other this season, with the Rams taking a 52-13 victory. Third-year coach Jaime Ramirez […]

Hounds pummel Kingsville

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Staff report BLACKWATER DRAW — It was an easy night for the Eastern New Mexico University football team against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference playoffs. It was also a record-setting night. Senior running back E’lon Spight rushed for 217 yards and four touchdowns, breaking former quarterback Michael Benton’s single-season records in […]

Prep football capsules

Texico 45, Loving 13 Records: Loving 2-7 (0-3 District 4-3A), Texico 3-7 (1-2) Difference: The Wolverines rolled early, building a 33-0 halftime lead en route to snapping their six-game losing streak. Difference-makers: Sophomore RB Mason Golden rushed for 139 yards for the Wolverines, including a 14-yard TD run in the third quarter. Sophomore QB Lance […]

Clovis takes district title with win

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis junior quarterback Daulton Hatley is stopped by Carlsbad defender Drake Albarez after a short gain in last week’s game at Ralph Bowyer Stadium. The Wildcats (4-5, 2-0 district) can wrap up the district title with a win tonight against Hobbs.

By Kevin Wilson Down at Ralph Bowyer Stadium, Carlsbad and Alamogordo were tied at 12 in the second half. Up at Leon Williams Stadium, Clovis made sure it didn’t matter. The Wildcats roared back from a disappointing first half and made the plays they needed for a 35-29 victory over Hobbs to claim the […]

Portales finishes regular season with win over NMMI

Staff report  ROSWELL — Portales locked up second place in District 4-4A football with a 21-13 win over New Mexico Military Institute on Friday night. With the game tied 7-7 at halftime, the Rams (6-4, 3-1 district) received the ball to start the second half and wasted no time taking the lead on a Bronte […]

Zias volleyball summaries

VOLLEYBALL College summary Friday Lone Star Conference Texas A&M-Commerce 3, ENMU 0 A&M-Commerce 25 25 25 ENMU 14 18 22 Individual statistics Kills — Texas A&M-Commerce, Amy Davault 14, Delanee Clark 5, Taryn Driver 5. Eastern New Mexico, Agatha Gibbons 11, Bree Lucero 6. Block solos — Texas A&M-Commerce, Veronika Baric 1, Davault 1. Eastern […]

Buffaloes dominate Tatum in rematch

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Melrose’s junior Wyatt Williams makes a interception in the first half of Friday night’s play-off game against Tatum at Melrose High School.

By Dave Wagner MELROSE — After escaping Tatum a week earlier with a last-minute win in district play, the Melrose Buffaloes were determined to take the suspense out of Friday’s 8-man quarterfinal rematch. It really began from the opening kickoff. One of the areas where the Coyotes had hurt the Buffaloes last week was […]

Zias hurt possible playoff seeding with loss to Commerce

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team couldn’t overcome several long runs by Texas A&M-Commerce on Friday night, and as a result hurt their potential seeding in next week’s Lone Star Conference tournament by losing to the Lions 25-14, 25-18, 25-22 at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (12-17, 4-11 LSC) had the No. 6 spot […]

Broncos ready for first playoff game since 2008

By Derek Major The last time Floyd and Lake Arthur, the Broncos scored with less than a minute left  to pull out a 36-34 win on Oct. 10. Today, when the teams meet again, the season will be over for one team. The Broncos (6-1) host the two-time defending champion Panthers (8-2) at 1 […]

Lady Wildcats attempt to continue dominance over Carlsbad

By Dave Wagner In the past seven years, the District 4-5A volleyball tournament came down to Clovis against Carlsbad. Now that it’s District 4-6A, it’s no different as the Lady Wildcats prepare to host the Cavegirls again in today’s 6:30 p.m. district tourney final at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Cats (10-10) have had […]

Eastern hosts Texas A&M Kingsville in LSC playoffs

By Dave Wagner It’s been a tough season for Texas A&M-Kingsville football, punctuated by the firing of coach David Calloway in mid-October. If anyone was cut out to step into that situation, it might well be Jaime Martinez, a former Javs All-American offensive lineman who was promoted from offensive line coach to interim coach. […]


Soccer standings Regular-season final Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Texas A&M-Commerce 7-3-0 13-5-0 Angelo State 6-3-1 14-3-1 Eastern New Mexico 6-4-0 9-7-0 Midwestern State 3-5-2 8-5-5 Texas Woman’s 3-6-1 9-8-1 West Texas A&M 3-7-0 7-11-0 Oct. 31 matches Eastern New Mexico 2, Texas Woman’s 1; Texas A&M-Commerce 2, West Texas A&M 1; Angelo State 1, Midwestern […]

Zias head to LSC tourney

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University will have teams competing in Lone Star Conference meets this weekend in women’s soccer and men’s and women’s cross country. The four-team LSC women’s soccer meet begins today at Commerce, Texas, with the championship match scheduled for noon (MST) on Sunday. The league cross country competition is scheduled for […]

Rams end regular season at NMMI

By Derek Major Staff writer The Portales Rams have been playing better defense lately, according to junior middle linebacker Miguel Garza. A two-year starter, Garza said it’s all about trust. “Everyone knows what they’re doing and we’ve been getting it done,” said Garza who has five tackles on the season. “Everyone has faith in […]

By the numbers

Eastern new mexico university is nationally ranked in multiple categories among Division II football teams. Here’s a look at some of those numbers. 37:54: Time of possession in minutes and seconds, which leads the nation. 236: Eastern is 11th in the nation in first downs with 236 448.7: The Greyhounds are 38th in the nation […]

NM fishing report — Nov. 5

Northeast   Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 22 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and worms. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes. Clayton Lake: Closed for the season. Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair […]

Area district volleyball tournaments

AREA DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL TOURNEYS (Seeds in parentheses) District 4-4A Tuesday (3) East Mountain at (2) Portales, 6 p.m. Thursday Championship at (1) Ruidoso, 7 p.m. District 6-2A Tuesday (3) Fort Sumner def. (4) Dora 25-22, 25-11, 25-20 Thursday Tuesday winner at (2) Logan, 6 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Melrose, 6 p.m. District 4-1A Monday […]


Standings All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L West Texas A&M 14-0 28-3 Texas Woman’s 11-3 18-7 Tarleton State 10-5 20-6 Angelo State 10-5 18-6 A&M-Kingsville 6-8 17-11 ENMU 4-10 12-16 Cameron 4-11 12-14 TX A&M-Commerce 3-11 6-21 Midwestern State 3-12 9-19 Friday’s matches Tarleton State 3, Eastern New Mexico 0; West Texas A&M 3, […]

Zias beat Highlands in four games

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. —Freshman outside hitter Talise Babbitt keyed a match-ending 4-0 run with three kills and New Mexico Highlands outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 28-26, 26-24, 20-25, 25-23 on Tuesday night. Babbitt finished with a match-high 14 kills for the Cowgirls (11-16), who completed a three-match sweep of the Zias (12-16), winning […]