Dexter hands Rams first defeat, 24-13

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Portales’ Josiah Lucero wraps up Dexter’s Gabino Rodriguez in Friday’s non-district game at Greyhound Stadium.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER The quest for back-to-back undefeated seasons for the Portales Rams came to a unexpected halt Friday night when the Dexter Demons capitalized on Portales’ miscues and handed the Rams a 24-13 loss to spoil their homecoming game. It was a game that focused on defense as the Dexter 3-0 […]

Lubbock Cooper outlasts Clovis

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR Despite losing to Texas’ No. 13 Lubbock Cooper High 24-13 Friday night, the Clovis High football team came close to pulling off what could be considered a big upset and played a sound ball game. The final score could have been much different in either direction, with both teams […]

Prep roundup: Mules topple Idalou

STAFF REPORT MULESHOE — Senior quarterback Beto Diaz completed 20-of-23 passes for 230 yards and four touchdowns and Muleshoe posted a 31-9 victory over Idalou on Friday night. Diaz threw scoring tosses of 9 and 24 yards to senior wide receiver Jason Florez in the second quarter, and 15 yards to senior Tre Villa and […]

Fishing report — Sept. 22

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. Ute Lake: Fishing slow to fair using bottom […]

Hounds beat Highlands in four sets

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University used several significant runs  on Tuesday to open its home schedule with a 25-20, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21 non-league win over rival New Mexico Highlands at Greyhound Arena. Senior outside hitter Lauren Frye led the Greyhounds (5-5) with 25 kills, including five in a row to close out […]

Portales boys soccer remains undefeated

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Portales senior Freddy Exiga dribbles through two Robertson defenders in the second half of Tuesday’s match in Portales. Exiga had one assist in the first half helping Portales win 10-1.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER The unbeaten Portales boys soccer team continued to prepare for its upcoming District 4-4A schedule on Tuesday, blowing out Robertson 10-1 at PHS. In almost a mirror-image of their 7-2 victory over St. Michael’s on Saturday, the Rams (8-0) again had to play a man down nearly the entire […]

Portales splits with St. Michael’s

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Portales freshman Jesus Chavez, left, watches his shot go past the St. Michael’s goalie in the first half of Portales’ 7-2 win over the Horsemen. Chavez’ goal tied the game at one and Portales would score the next six goals of the match.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER The Portales boys soccer team continued its undefeated run to start off the 2016 campaign with a 7-2 victory over the St. Michael’s Horsemen. While St. Michael’s (0-6) has yet to win a game this season, Portales didn’t make it easy as it spent all but three minutes of […]

Texas A&M-Commerce thumps ENMU

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Eastern New Mexico defensive back Quavshaun Branch pulls down Texas A&M-Commerce receiver Lance Evans in the second quarter. Commerce won 49-10.

The Eastern New Mexico football team ran up against the Lone Star Conference’s best on Saturday afternoon and when all was said and done, No. 7 Texas A&M-Commerce walked off the field with a 49-10 drumming of the Greyhounds. Physically outmatched at nearly every position, the Greyhounds (1-2, 1-1 LSC) struggled defensively to stop the […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Volleyball, men’s soccer teams fall on road

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville rode 10 kills, four total blocks and two aces from junior middle blocker Lexi Wick and nine kills and four blocks from sophomore middle blocker Haley Hutchinson to a 25-20, 25-14, 25-14 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Kingsville (10-1, 2-0 LSC) […]

FRIDAY PREP ROUNDUP: Buffs thump Tatum for third win in row

Staff report TATUM — The Melrose Buffaloes continued to roll on Friday night, beating winless Tatum 50-0 in a game called midway through the third quarter on the 50-point mercy rule. Junior Carson Fraze ran for four touchdowns for the Buffaloes (3-1), including the game-ender from 10 yards out. He also scored on runs of […]

Wildcats rally to top Goddard, move to 3-1

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR ROSWELL — After a shaky first half where they were down by eight, the Clovis High Wildcats bounced back heading out of the locker room, shutting out Goddard the rest of the way and winning 27-14 Friday behind an opportunistic defense. While the first half saw few gains offensively […]

Rams rip St. Mike’s to improve to 4-0

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Portales senior Darion Ontiveros breaks the tackle of a St. Michael’s  defender in the first quarter of Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. The Rams never trailed in a 41-13 victory over the Horsemen.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER The Portales Rams finally got to play their first full home football game of the season on Friday night. After dispatching the St. Michael’s Horsemen 41-13 at Greyhound Stadium, the Rams showed they should be considered one of the elite teams in Class 4A. In order to make sure […]

Hounds host No. 7 Lions

By David Norton Sports editor The Eastern New Mexico University football team will take on the Lone Star Conference’s preseason favorite today in the form of the high-powered No. 7 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions, with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds (1-1, 1-0 LSC) are coming off their first win, beating […]

Lightning gives Clovis early game win over Portales

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Portales sophomore Rebekah Christensen fights for ball control against a Clovis defender in the first half of Thursday’s weather-shortened game.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER CLOVIS — The Rams and Wildcats knew Thursday’s game on the pitch would be in threat of cancellation due to weather and even with the start time moved up to 5 p.m., the weather had the final say as the game was called midway into the second half, giving […]

Hounds capture Heartland opener

Staff report OKLAHOMA CITY — A late goal by senior Ryan Sinclair gave the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team its second win of the season Thursday night, beating Oklahoma Christian 1-0 in the Heartland Conference opener for both teams. Scoreless and heading towards overtime, Sinclair scored in the 81st minute of play, with […]

Portales prepares for ground attack

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The Portales defense gangs up on the scout team running back Wendesday afternoon. Portales expects the St. Michael’s offense to feature a heavy dose of running throughout tonight’s game.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER The last time the Horsemen and the Rams met on the gridiron, the Portales ended the St. Michael’s season with a 41-7 drubbing in the final game played at Blackwater Draw. They meet again today, with the 7 p.m. affair at the new Greyhound Stadium. Regarding preparation, Portales (3-0) […]

Lady Rams cruise past Lady Rockets

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Portales senior Falyn Hamilton goes for a successful kill in the second match against Goddard. Hamilton finished with 10 kills and the Lady Rams won in straight sets.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER The last time the Lady Rams volleyball team played someone from Roswell, the results weren’t great, with Portales winning the first set, only to lose the final three against the Coyotes. On Tuesday against Goddard, Portales wasn’t about to turn in a repeat performance as it swept the Lady […]

Portales stays undefeated with OT win against Clovis

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Last season in the two matches between Portales and Clovis boys soccer, the Wildcats swept the series, scoring 15 total goals and shut out the Rams in both games. When the two teams met in Clovis Tuesday, the Rams were determined to not have a repeat performance and went […]

Weekly New Mexico fishing report — Sept. 13

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & 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. Northwest Abiquiu Lake — Early in the […]

Hounds whip Western NM in debut at new stadium

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ENMU junior Kamal Cass sprints alone up the sidelines on a 78-yard touchdown in the second quarter of Saturday's game at Greyhound Stadium. Cass rushed for 239 yards and two touchdowns in Eastern New Mexico's 37-16 win.

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR The Eastern New Mexico football team finished its opening game at the new Greyhound Stadium with a bang, trouncing Western New Mexico 37-16 Saturday. Kamal Cass led the Greyhound (1-1) attack, finishing with two touchdowns and 239 yards rushing. Tayshaun Gary added 132 yards of his own, with quarterback […]