Long trip, short night for Cats

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com GRANTS — Clovis’ longest road trip of the season turned out to be its easiest, by far. The Wildcats overpowered struggling Grants, posting 367 yards on the ground n a 50-0 drubbing to snap a four-game losing streak in their final pre-district tuneup. The game ended with just under six minutes […]

Rout gives Rams fourth straight win

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com Last year, the Portales Rams lost to Hope Christian by 10 points. This year, the Rams made sure there wasn’t a repeat performance, racking up 459 yards and five touchdowns on the ground in a 59-20 win Friday in the District 4-4A opener for both teams. “It feels amazing to have […]

Friday area prep football roundup — Oct. 10

Escalante 34, Fort Sumner 20 Records: Escalante 7-0, Fort Sumner 4-3 Difference: Dominic Montano and RB Will Hurd combined to score all five touchdowns for the Lobos, all on plays covering more than 50 yards. Montano had a 61-yard TD run on the game’s first play from scrimmage and put the game out of reach […]

Melrose, Dora post forfeit victories

Staff report MORIARTY — The Melrose Buffaloes picked up a win on Friday the easy way, relatively speaking. The Buffaloes were on their way to play Shiprock Northwest at Moriarty and hedreached Fort Sumner before coach Dickie Roybal got a call saying the Falcons had forfeited the game. Melrose improved to 5-1 as a result […]

Hounds, McMurry clash for first time since 1959

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com If you don’t remember the last time Eastern New Mexico University and McMurry met in football, don’t feel too bad. Yes, the Greyhounds and War Hawks have played eight times — McMurry holds a 7-0-1 advantage — but the teams haven’t met since shows such as “Leave It to Beaver” and […]

Mustangs turn back Zias

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University controlled most of the first half, but late breakdowns proved costly on Friday. Midwestern State scored twice in the final 15 minutes to pull out a 3-1 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory at the ENMU pitch. MSU took advantage of a brisk wind which had helped […]

East Mountain turns back PHS squads

Staff report SANDIA PARK — Senior midfielder Emily Baldoni posted a hat trick on Friday and East Mountain defeated Portales 4-1 in District 4/1-4A girls soccer. Baldoni scored two goals three minutes apart midway through the first half, then made it 3-0 early in the second stanza. The Timberwolves (12-4, 2-0 district) added another goal […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 10

Area Portales 59, Hope Christian 20 Escalante 32, Fort Sumner20 Clovis 50, Grants 0 Muleshoe 21, Amarillo River Road 7 Melrose defeats  Shiprock Northwest by forfeit Farwell 30, Sudan19 Vega 31, Bovina0 Dora def.Tse YI Gai by forfeit Floyd 36, Lake Arthur 34 State Artesia 48, Alamogordo 41 Atrisco Heritage 51, Albuquerque High 0 Aztec 70, Gallup 0 Belen 62, Santa Teresa 20 Centennial 52, Los […]

Rams’ O-line shrugs off slow start

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com A revamped offensive line that returned one starter began the season slow, but has picked up the pace in recent weeks. Comprised of two seniors, a junior and two sophomores, the offensive line has sprung junior running back Bronte Staugaard for 564 yards and 12 touchdowns in the last […]

LSC soccer/cross country roundup — Oct. 10

Soccer Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Tx A&M-Commerce 3-2-0 8-4-0 Angelo State 2-0-1 9-0-1 ENMU 2-1-0 5-4-0 Texas Woman’s 1-3-1 7-4-1 West Texas A&M 1-2-0 5-6-0 Midwestern St. 0-1-2 5-1-5 Oct. 3 matches Angelo State 1, Texas A&M-Commerce 0, 2 OT; Texas Woman’s 1, Midwestern State 1, 2 OT, tie; Eastern New Mexico 1, West Texas […]

Early blocked FG changes momentum in win at Kingsville

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Eastern New Mexico University senior defensive back Willie Grant drags down Texas A&M

Staff report While Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn agrees it was important for the Greyhounds to get their first Lone Star Conference win in Saturday’s game at Texas A&M-Kingsville, it was big for another reason. “We’d never won down there before,” Lynn said Monday of the Hounds’ 31-0 victory, the program’s first […]

New Mexico fishing report — Oct. 9

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 very good using […]

Hounds blank WT

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University inched closer to .500 as John Jamison scored in 40th minute the Greyhounds a 1-0 victory over West Texas A&M. Jamison (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia HS) scored with a shot that bounced off the right post and across the goal line. With the win the Greyhounds (4-5-2) extend […]

Artesia tops Portales in five again

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com For the second time in two meetings, Portales rallied from a two games to one deficit against Artesia only to lose by two in the deciding fifth game. Tuesday night it was a 22-25, 25-22, 25-9, 22-25, 17-15 loss at the Rams Athletic Center that left Portales coach Ruth […]

Lady Rams fall to Clovis

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Portales junior Kiersten Ramirez, right, battles for control of the ball against Clovis junior Jody Murdock during the first half of Tuesday’s girls soccer match at Clovis. The Lady Wildcats handed the Lady Rams an 8-0 setback.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — After a couple of disheartening District 4-6A losses, the Clovis High girls soccer team hopes it got back on track Tuesday night. Senior midfielder Ashley Gallagher had three goals and an assist as the Lady Wildcats pulled away after a slow start for an 8-0 win over […]

Highlands sweeps season series

JOSHUA LUCERO: Staff photo
ENMU sophomore outside hitter Courtney Lawson gets one of her 12 kills during Tuesday’s match against New Mexico Highlands at Greyhound Arena. The Cowgirls swept the season series from the Zias for the first time since 2008.

Staff report Katie Trammel had 14 kills and four block assists and Alicia Moreno just missed a double-double with 12 kills and nine digs as New Mexico Highlands completed a season sweep of Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team with a 25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 25-19 victory on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. The Cowgirls (7-11) […]

Zias ranked in South Central soccer poll

Staff report After posting back-to-back Lone Star Conference road wins over Texas Woman’s and West Texas A&M, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team is ranked in the NCAA Division II South Central Region poll for the first time in three years. ENMU (5-4, 2-1 LSC) is ranked 10th this week, one of four […]

PCC Club Championship

Saturday, Sunday at Portales C.C. Championship Flight: 1. Andy Reynolds 69-74 — 143; 2. Greg Gonzales 73-72 — 145; 3. (three-way tie) Mark Foster 73-75 — 148, Matt Hunton 72-76 — 148 and Jerry Wood 73-75 — 148; 6. Rick White 74-78 — 152; 7. (tie) Wayne Moore 74-79 — 153 and Ron Tiner 81-72 […]

Prep football rankings — Oct. 7

Maxpreps.com Class 6A Team Record 1. Eldorado 6-0 2. Rio Rancho 6-0 3. Mayfield 5-1 4. Rio Rancho Cleveland 4-2 5. Las Cruces High 3-3 6. Alamogordo 5-1 7. Manzano 3-2 8. La Cueva 4-2 9. Sandia 4-2 10. Onate 4-2 15. Clovis 1-5 Class 5A Team Record 1. Centennial 5-0 2. Artesia 5-1 3. […]

LSC football roundup — Oct. 7

Standings All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L Texas A&M-Commerce 3-0 4-1 Angelo State 2-1 3-1 Midwestern State 2-1 3-1 West Texas A&M 2-1 3-2 Eastern New Mexico 1-2 3-2 McMurry 1-2 2-2 Tarleton State 1-2 1-3 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-3 1-4 Saturday’s games West Texas A&M 56, McMurry 21; Angelo State 45, Midwestern State 31; […]