Hounds ready for Kingsville

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com PORTALES — Following last week’s 62-0 nonconference blowout win over Bacone, the Eastern New Mexico football team travels to Kingsville, Texas, to take on the Javelinas in a Lone Star Conference showdown. ENMU (5-3, 4-2 LSC) leads the conference in rushing with 335.1 yards per game on the ground. […]

Portales, Morarity to decide district

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Darion Ontiveros, 10, jumps as he tries to block an extra point during Wednesday’s practice.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Two games are left in the regular season, but if Portales wants to retain its Class 4-4A district title for another season, it’s imperative that the Rams beat the newest member of their district: The Moriarty Fighting Pintos, in what will essentially be the district championship game at 7 […]

Friday night football area capsule

Moriarty (8-0, 2-0) at Portales (7-1, 2-0) 7 p.m. today Greyhound Stadium On the air: KSEL 105.9 FM, streaming online at kselcountry.com. Coaches: Moriarty, Joseph Anaya, third season, 22-8. Portales, Jaime Ramirez, 5th season, 33-20. Last week: Morarity beat Hope Christian 41-20 at home. Portales beat Ruidoso 58-23 on the road. Last meeting: 1990, Portales […]

Lady Rams best Moriarty in four sets

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com With one match left in the regular season, the Portales Lady Rams volleyball team still controls its own Class 4-4A destiny as they left Moriarty Tuesday night with a four-set win 25-15, 25-20, 23-25, 25-23. The last two time these teams played, Portales (10-9, 4-1 district) lost in five […]

Portales soccer, Floyd football get playoff seeds

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Floyd senior David Martinez, center, breaks a tackle during a touchdown run in the Broncos’ homecoming 60-6 win against Roy on October 8. Floyd was awarded the No. 6 seed in 6-man football and will face Vaughn Friday afternoon.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com On Sunday the New Mexico Athletic Association revealed its seedlings for the Class 1/4A boys and girls soccer as well as 6-man football. The Portales (14-3-1) boys soccer team was given the No. 5 seed and will host No. 12 Desert Academy, while the Floyd football team got the […]

Gridiron Greyhounds cruise to easy win against Bacone

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Eastern New Mexico linebacker Neami Tuifua sacks Bacone College quarterback Jordan Whyte in the first quarter of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Eastern registered five total sacks during its 62-0 victory.

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com While no scoring records were set and no team ran for over 500 yards, Eastern New Mexico’s football team still walked all over non-conference opponent Bacone in a 62-0 drumming Saturday. The shutout was the Greyhounds (5-4) first such win since 2007, when they stopped Oklahoma Pan Handle 52-0 […]

Portales has successful senior day

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Portales’ Pedro Perea, right, dribbles by a NMMI defender following an “ankle-breaking” juke move.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com It was senior day for Portales High’s boys soccer and volleyball teams, and neither disappointed with the Lady Rams swept Ruidoso 25-17, 25-11, 25-17 and the boys sent NMMI home after a 2-1 win on the pitch. The Rams (13-3-1, 5-2-1 district) jumped out to a 2-0 lead and […]

AREA PREP FOOTBALL: Farwell, Bovina to meet for district title

Staff report MORTON — Bovina and Farwell set up what amounts to a winner-take-all showdown this week for the District 3-2A Division II football championship at Farwell with lopsided road victories on Friday. Bovina stayed unbeaten for the season by blanking Morton 54-0, while the Steers won at Springlake-Earth 47-10. The teams meet at 7:30 […]

ENMU posts upset of Kingsville

Staff report Matching up against the Lone Star Conference’s No. 3 team, Texas A&M-Kingsville, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball squad handed the Javelinas a straight-sets sweep 25-18, 27-25, 25-22 on Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. The Greyhounds (12-10, 7-5 LSC) are setting up to finish the season with one of their best records since […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds place second, fourth in LSC meet

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Junior Mercy Rotich and sophomore Melina Gryschka finished second and third, respectively, to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s women to a second-place team finish in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference cross country championships. Rotich ran a time of 5 minutes, 56.0 seconds over the 6K course, trailing only West Texas A&M […]

Rams thump Ruidoso, move to 7-1

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Rams made good use of their bye week as they utterly dominated their Class 4-4A opponent Ruidoso 58-23 Friday night. Last year, the Rams mercy-ruled the Warriors 54-0 with the game ending in the third quarter. This year the result wasn’t much different as Portales (7-1, 2-0 […]

Clovis whips Santa Fe for second district win

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com To say the Clovis High football team put it on Santa Fe Friday night would be a huge understatement, with Clovis ending the game a minute into the second half and holding the Demons to negative-24 yards on offense. Seth Lopez led the way for the Wildcats (5-3, 2-1 […]

ENMU women fall to Pioneers

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team hung in defensively, but could get little going on offense on Friday night and the Greyhounds dropped a 1-0 Lone Star Conference decision to Texas Woman’s at Greyhound Stadium. With the victory, the Pioneers (8-6-1, 4-5-0 LSC) stayed ahead of the Hounds in league standings, […]

Portales rested, now ready to continue district play

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Junior Tyrese Dawson makes a jumping interception during Wednesday’s first-team defensive practice at Portales High. The Rams travel to Ruidoso today hoping to improve their Class4-4A standings to 2-0.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Coming off a bye week, the Portales Rams look to finish off their District 4-4A schedule on a strong note as they travel to Ruidoso tonight. Portales (6-1, 1-0 district) finished off its previous game with an emphatic 48-10 win over Hope Christian two weeks ago and looks to […]

Rams, Lady Rams sweep Ruidoso

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The Portales Lady Rams celebrate Kimberlie Hay’s, center, goal in the 2nd minute of overtime to end their 11-game losing streak. Portales won 3-2.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Lady Rams overcame errors, penalties and even their coach being ejected in the first half to end their 11-match losing streak, as Portales bested Class 4-4A foe Ruidoso 3-2 in overtime Thursday afternoon at home to end their regular season on a high note. Late in the second […]

Eastern soccer falls to Permian-Basin

STAFF REPORT The Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer team fell to conference opponent University of Texas of the Permian-Basin Thursday, 4-1. The Falcons (4-8-2, 4-5-2 HC) scored in the 48th minute, then proceeded to really hammer the Greyhounds (5-6-4, 3-5-3 HC) offensively, finishing the match with 15 shots on goal out of 20 total shots. […]

Eastern upsets West Texas A&M in straight sets

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com It wasn’t easy, but despite trailing by as many as five points in two separate sets, the Eastern New Mexico volleyball team beat West Texas A&M in straight sets Tuesday night, 25-20, 26-24 and 26-24. Lauren Frye had a stellar night, turning in one of her best performances on […]

Portales sweeps Hope Christian

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The Lady Rams celebrate Lindsay Blakey’s, 8, spike to end the second set against Hope Christian Tuesday night. Portales won the match in straight sets.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The defending Class 4-4A champion Portales Lady Rams volleyball team made it known the road to the 2016 district title still goes through them as they swept the Hope Christian Lady Huskies 25-18, 25-21, 25-19 Tuesday night at the Ram Athletic Center. After losing to Moriarty in five sets […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds 4th in Clarendon women’s standings

Staff report CLARENDON, Texas — Senior Tawny Berry placed third in goat tying over the weekend to help Eastern New Mexico University’s women to a fourth-place team finish in a rodeo hosted by Clarendon College. Tarleton State won the women’s team title with 295 points to 265 for Texas Tech, 165 for Weatherford College and […]

Weekly New Mexico fishing report —Oct. 18

New Mexico report 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 — We […]