Former Hound signs with Polish pro team

Staff report Former Eastern New Mexico University point guard Rodney Blackmon has agreed to a contract to play professional basketball overseas in Poland’s Tauron Basket Liga. Blackmon, according to, is the top point guard on the depth charts for Polpharma Starogard Gdnaski. He is one of three Americans on the team, along with Tony […]

Back into action

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Destinee Sotelo, left, returns the ball during a drill Monday at the Ram Athletic Center. There were 38 athletes on the first day of volleyball practice.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer It was a day of conditioning for plenty of Portales High athletes, with Monday as the first day for non-football sports. Things started bright and early for the volleyball squad. “We started out this morning at 6:30 at the hills at Eastern (New Mexico University),” volleyball coach Ruth Chavez […]

Douglas Stone Memorial Scores

Douglas Stone Memorial Tournament Friday-Sunday Portales Country Club *won on scorecard playoff Championship Flight David Gutierrez-Sid Felan 63-64-65-192* Mark Foster-Jordan Moore 67-61-64-192 Chad Heflin-Matt Hunton 67-66-66-199 Bobby Crane-Wayne Moore 68-69-68-203 Jason Howl-Will Archibeque 65-67-72-204 David Brooks-Ron Harman 70-68-67-205 Rustin Rowley-Andy Reynolds 71-70-68-209 Shawn Scanlan-Mike Majors 71-69-71-211 First Flight Amit Bhakta-Keith Kiser 72-70-65-207* Jerry Wood-Rick White […]

Learning their lines

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Portales coach Jaime Ramirez talks to Ram players about the importance of going hard throughout practice Thursday morning at Portales High School.

Staff report Portales High football coach Jaime Ramirez and his staff pretty much know what they have in the skill positions as they prepare for the upcoming season. The offensive and defensive lines, though, are another story. The Rams completed their first week of practice on Friday with their first full day in pads. Ramirez, […]

Lobo women stay perfect in Italy

Staff report PESARO, Italy — The University of New Mexico stayed perfect on its Italy tour Saturday, notching a 70-54 win over the Adriatic Sea Sirens. Junior Brea Mitchell hit four 3-pointers as part of her game-high 16 points in the win at Pesaro, Italy. Clovis native Antiesha Brown poured in 13 points and nine […]

Rodeoers take ENMU top athlete honors

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Staff report A pair of rodeo standouts were named the greatest athletes for the most recent athletic  year at Eastern New Mexico. Logan Medlin of Tatum, who was the national champion team roping healer the last two years, was named Greatest Greyhound. Greatest Zia honors went to Hayden Segelke, the 2012 and 2013 all-around national […]

Lobos pull rout in Italy tour opener

Staff report VICENZA, Italy — Clovis native Antiesha Brown earned game MVP honors with 16 points and six steals, and the University of New Mexico got its tour of Italy off to a rousing start with a 74-37 victory over AS Vicenza Thursday night in the NCAA Vicenza Tour exhibition. After the squads were tied […]

N.M. fishing report — Aug. 7

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 fair […]

Rams’ ‘Midnight madness’ draws 55

Staff report Portales High’s version of “midnight madness” went pretty well, Rams coach Jaime Ramirez said on Monday. The Rams kicked off football practice with a 12:01 a.m. start on Monday and went until about 3 a.m., Ramirez said, adding that the last part of it was devoted to conditioning. “They enjoyed it,” Ramirez said […]

Rams ready for early start

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The Portales Rams are hoping for another big year from junior Bronte Staugaard. As a sophomore, Staugaard led Portales with 1,433 rushing yards on 208 carries and 13 touchdowns.

Staff report The Portales Rams are going to get the earliest start possible on the football season. Third-year coach Jaime Ramirez said PHS will have a “midnight madness” practice, starting at 12:01 a.m. on Monday at the Rams’ practice facility. He said players will report for a short meeting about 11:30 p.m., and the scrimmage […]

ENMU names Hart interim men’s soccer coach

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Eastern New Mexico University acted quickly to fill its men’s soccer position. Tyler Hart, 26, a former ENMU player who served as a graduate assistant for the team last season, was named the interim coach on Wednesday. He replaces Harold Munoz, who recently resigned the position after spending six […]

Weekly fishing report — July 29

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 good […]

Hounds picked third in LSC preseason poll

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Josh Lynn was named the LSC coach of the year last season after leading the Greyhounds to a share of the LSC crown.

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn is quite sure opponents will not be taking is team lightly this season. If he needed further proof, he got it Tuesday when Lone Star Conference media, coaches and sports information directors picked the Greyhounds third in this year’s preseason poll. “Quite honestly I was […]

ENMU men’s soccer coach resigns position

By Dave Wagner Sports writer With the season just around the corner, Eastern New Mexico University is looking for a men’s soccer coach. Harold Munoz, who has been the Greyhounds’ coach for the past six seasons, has resigned the position to move to Macon, Ga., with wife Natalie and their two sons. He said […]

Area ADs ‘concerned’ with HGH

By Dave Wagner Sports writer If the issue of human growth hormone usage among high school athletes in the area is a concern, it doesn’t appear to have reared its head just yet. An Associated Press report this week said a national survey by Partnership for Drug-Free Kids suggests that experimentation with HGH among […]

ENMU men third, women fourth in LSC cross country polls

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — West Texas A&M was tabbed to successfully defend Lone Star Conference titles this season in men’s and women’s cross country. The WT men posted 109 points and received 13 of 17 first-place votes in balloting by league coaches and sports information directors, along with media, after the Buffaloes won the […]

Ned Houk Park to host state motocross

Staff report CLOVIS — Ned Houk Park will be the scene of the New Mexico state motocross championships on Sunday. NHP motocross manager Bob Vilandry said Friday that from 250 to 300 riders are expected to complete in 35 classes. Ages of the drivers range from 4 to over 50. Riders will be in the […]

Zias’ Ortiz wins LSC preseason award

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ENMU junior Alyxandra “Xan” Ortiz, shown making a save during a match last season, was chosen the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer preseason goalkeeper of the year in a poll of league coaches and sports information directors, and media members.

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University was picked for last place in the six-team Lone Star Conference preseason soccer poll, but Zias junior Alyxandra “Xan” Ortiz has been chosen the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer preseason goalkeeper of the year. Ortiz, from Rio Rancho, started eight games for the Zias in 2013, […]

Campers trying to learn baseball from ground up

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Hagen Rains, 10, of Portales kills some time with some fancy ball tricks on Wednesday during the first day of Eastern New Mexico University’s three-day youth baseball camp at Greyhound Field. About 25 youngsters are taking part in the camp.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Eastern New Mexico University baseball coaches conducted their third “prospects” camp of the year on Tuesday at Greyhound Field. From Wednesday through Friday, they’re busy looking at a younger group of potential prospects. About 25 players entering kindergarten through eighth grade, mainly from the immediate area, took part in […]

Zias picked eighth in LSC volleyball poll

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eight-time defending champion West Texas A&M has been tabbed the favorite again in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll. The Lady Buffs (35-4, 16-0 LSC a year ago) received all but two of 23 first-place votes and finished with 205 points in the poll. Angelo State, which got the other […]