PHS spikers open home slate tonight

By Dave Wagner Portales High sophomore Morgan Erf is making a big jump this season for the Lady Rams volleyball squad. Coming up from the freshman team last year, the defensive specialist is adjusting to life on the varsity for the defending Class 3A state champions. But she said it’s not that big a deal. […]

PHS, Floyd volleyball teams fall

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Roswell High opened its 2004 volleyball season Tuesday night with a 25-16, 25-23, 22-25, 25-18 victory over the Portales Lady Rams. Stephanie gomez had nine kills, Sugar Tarin seven and Samantha Matta six for the Lady Coyotes. Meantime, Elizabeth Bennett chipped in five kills and three blocks and Lena Lucero pounded […]

First-year Hounds waste little time getting into win column

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — It didn’t take long — just two matches — for the first-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer program to break into the win column. Of course, ENMU coaches Carlos Elizondo and Travis McCorkle thought it could’ve been even sooner. The Greyhounds scored just 61 seconds into their history on […]

New additions bolster cross country teams

By Dave Wagner Joel McMullen thought his first Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team would be respectable. If everything falls into place, the Greyhounds could be more than that. Kenyans Kennedy Baiywo (pronounced “bi-E-woe”) and Felix Boyt, nephews of former ENMU cross country and track standout Mike Boyt, arrived on campus Friday and […]

Ex-ENMU athlete recalls Olympic dream

By TV Hagenah TUCUMCARI — When most people turn on their televisions this week to tune into to the 2004 Olympics from Athens, they see little more than a gathering of athletes competing for awards and recognition. For oneformer ENMU student, however, watching the Olympics is different. It is different because he represented his country […]

Hounds’ comeback falls short

By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — If it could, Eastern New Mexico University would take a mulligan on the first 25 minutes or so of Saturday night’s season opener against Central Arkansas. The Greyhounds struggled on offense for most of the first half, found themselves in a 21-point hole just before halftime, and then came […]

ENMU men’s soccer team posts win and tie in first matches

PNT Staff DALLAS — Brian Schonberger’s goal late in the half broke a scoreless tie and Eastern New Mexico University went on to beat Dallas Baptist 3-1 on Saturday for the Greyhounds’ first win in the sport. Playing the first match in the program’s history on Friday, ENMU held on for a 1-1 tie in […]

Lady Rams battle tough rivals in 3A

By Eric Butler The Portales Lady Rams got a strong dose during this weekend’s Clovis volleyball invitational of what may be its toughest competition in Class 3A as the Rams try to defend their state title. Rio Rancho, the reigning champ in 5A, won the overall title with a 21-25, 25-15, 25-15, 25-22 victory over […]

Broncos down Mountainair in opener

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — In the quest to break his own record, Jerrod Long helped Floyd start the season with a perfect record. Long intercepted a pair of Mountainair passes, returning both for touchdowns, and accounted for two more scores on offense Saturday as the Broncos held off the Mustangs 33-12. Floyd (1-0) was […]

Rams topple Dons in season opener

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Senior Chris Carter returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford added a game-clinching 57-yard TD run with just over a minute left as Portales High opened its football season on Saturday with a 29-21 victory over West Las Vegas. Rutherford threw touchdown […]