NMMI keeps Rams winless at home

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntline Home, not so sweet, home. Everardo Ahumada scored a pair of goals and New Mexico Military Institute handed Portales a 3-0 loss to keep the Rams winless at home this season. It was the District 4-A/4A opener for the Rams. The Rams (4-6-1) fell to 0-5 at home and […]

Saiz, Lozano pace ENMU at Cowboy Jamboree

Staff report STILLWATER, Okla. — Competing in the small-university division of the meet, Eastern New Mexico University’s women finished third out of four teams while the men were sixth out of seven in Saturday’s Cowboy Jamboree cross country meet, hosted by Oklahoma State. Junior Amber Saiz led the Zias, placing eighth in 19 minutes and […]

ENMU Homecoming golf tournament results

Friday at Portales C.C. Four-person scramble Top three finishers Championship Flight: 1. Mike Parkey/Ron Tiner/Matt Brady/Jerry Partin 27-29 — 56; 2. Fabian Lopez Sr./Mark Foster/Dennis Lopez/Monty Lancaster 29-29 — 58; 3. Steve Spray/Chuck Renner/Kenny Prince/Mike Miller 29-31-60. First Flight: 1. Sia Poyer/Lee Black/Bill Price/Dan Montoya 31-33 — 64; 2. Chuck Renner/Monte Reed/Andy Edelmann/Jerry Wood 31-33 […]

Rio Rancho dismantles Cats with passing game

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Clovis senior Jaquan Franklin runs for a 13-yard gain as Rio Rancho linebacker Cody Gallegos is in pursuit in the second quarter Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Rio Rancho defeated Clovis 42-14.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — With mind-numbing efficiency, the Rio Rancho Rams found it quite easy to spoil homecoming for the Clovis Wildcats. The visiting Rams made it four in a row and five of the last six over Clovis with a 42-14 win Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Senior Easton Bruere picked […]

Staugaard, Rams run past Demons

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Portales junior running back Bronte Staugaard outruns the Eunice defense on his way to a touchdown during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — On Thursday, Portales High coach Jamie Ramirez said that in order for his team to defeat Dexter, the Rams would have to control both sides of the line of scrimmage and win on the perimeter on offense. They did just that as junior Bronte Staugaard ran for 231 […]

Big first half propels Farwell past Texico

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Farwell senior Curt Langford gets past Texico senior Hayden Spears on a 53-yard touchdown reception during the second quarter of Friday night’s game at Texico. Langford had a pair of TD catches as the Steers rolled to a 31-0 victory over the Wolverines.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com TEXICO — The first meeting in football between border rivals Texico and Farwell in at least 60 years — and perhaps ever, as far as anyone knows — turned out to be pretty one-sided. The Steers turned the ball over on their first possession — an interception on the game’s third […]

Commerce turns back Zias

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Vicky Back and Savannah Henderson scored first-half goals and Texas A&M-Commerce made them stand up for a 3-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer opener for both teams on Friday night. Back scored on a header in the box in the ninth minute […]

Driver in fatal crash indicted

Staff report A Curry County grand jury indicted a 20-year-old airman Friday of vehicular homicide, according to a news release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Tylan Bolden of Clovis is accused of causing the death of Andrew Padilla, 22. Both men were enlisted at Cannon Air Force Base. According to the release: • […]

LSC-leading Rambelles top Zias

Staff report Lone Star Conference-leading Angelo State led virtually all the way Friday night and the Rambelles handed Eastern New Mexico University a 25-17, 25-18, 25-22 volleyball loss at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (5-6, 1-3 LSC) led briefly 2-1 on a kill by senior outside hitter Lindsey Barron at the start of the first set […]

Friday area prep football summaries — Sept. 26

Fort Sumner 52, Tucumcari 14 Records: Fort Sumner 3-2, Tucumcari 0-5 Difference: The Foxes posted a 21-9 edge in first downs and a 433-187 advantage in total offense in posting their third consecutive victory. Difference-makers: Fort Sumner, junior RB Kyle Idtensohn rushed for 232 yards and two touchdowns, senior QB Garrett Hisel also scored a […]

Prep football scoreboard

Rio Rancho 42, Clovis 14 Portales 42, Dexter 21 Farwell 31, Texico 0 Fort Sumner 54,  Tucumcari 12 Muleshoe 41, Kermit 13 San Jon 78, Clovis Christian 24 Bovina 33, Hale Center 13 Mountainair at Melrose, 7 p.m. Carrizozo at Dora, 7 p.m.

Hounds look to bounce back against Lions

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com It’s been a bit of a wild ride for the Texas A&M-Commerce football team so far. The Lions opened against an overmatched NCAA Division III opponent, East Texas Baptist, and set all sorts of school and D-II records in a 98-20 rout. Then they came back to earth against FCS (formerly […]

Rams look to build on first win

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams got their first victory of season last week and will now try to turn that win into a streak as they take on Dexter tonight at Greyhound Stadium. Portales coach Jaime Ramirez said putting wins together and winning consistently starts in practice. “In order for us […]

Newman edges Hounds

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Eastern New Mexico University midfielder John Jamison heads a pass back to a teammate during the first half of Thursday’s men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. Newman scored the go-ahead goal late in the first half and held on for a 2-1 win.

Staff report Newman’s Tomaz Rossi flicked in a rebound shot with just under two minutes left in the first half on Thursday and the Jets held on for a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in men’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. Newman’s Vitor Okamoto beat the ENMU defense and fired on goal, but […]

LSC soccer/cross county roundup

Standings Women LONE STAR CONFERENCE All Times MDT Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Angelo State 0-0-0 6-0-0 Texas Woman’s 0-0-0 5-1-0 Midwestern State 0-0-0 4-0-3 Texas A&M-Commerce 0-0-0 5-2-0 Eastern New Mexico 0-0-0 3-3-0 West Texas A&M 0-0-0 3-4-0 Sept. 19 matches Texas Woman’s 6, Ouachita Baptist 0; Angelo State 8, Oklahoma Christian 0; Midwestern State […]

Hounds seek to bolster offense

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Tyler Hart believes his team is playing better than its 1-4-1 record indicates. “The results haven’t gone the way we want, but our play has been good,” Hart said. “We lost to Texas A&M (International), who is ranked sixth, but I thought […]

N.M. Fishing Report — Sept. 25

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 […]

Zias top Midwestern for first LSC win

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico Zias volleyball team overcame a 2-1 deficit and defeated the Midwestern State Mustangs in a five-game classic Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. Scores were 25-19, 27-29, 21-25, 25-18, 15-13 in favor of the Zias. After winning a tight first game, the Zias (5-5, 1-2 Lone […]

Elida improves to 7-0 with sweep of Dora

The Elida Lady Tigers improved to 7-0 for the season on Tuesday night with a 25-13, 25-13, 25-21 win over Dora at Elida. Elida also swept the Lady Coyotes 2-0 in both the junior varsity and junior high preliminaries. “Dora is greatly improved,” Lady Coyotes coach Darrell Chenault said. “They’ve got some girls back (from […]

New Mexico prep football rankings — Sept. 22

Maxpreps.com Class 6A Team    Record 1. Mayfield    4-0 2. Rio Rancho    4-0 3. Las Cruces High    3-1 4. Eldorado    4-0 5. Rio Rancho Cleveland    3-1 6. La Cueva     2-2 7. Sandia    3-1 8. Hobbs    2-2 9. Manzano    3-1 10. Alamogordo    3-1 14. Clovis    1-3 Class 5A Team    Record 1. Centennial    4-0 2. Roswell Goddard   […]