No rest, no problem for ENMU volleyball


By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Coming into Saturday’s match, the Midwestern State volleyball team was looking to notch its first Lone Star Conference win of the season. The ENMU Greyhounds made sure the Mustangs left Greyhound Arena with a zero in the conference win column, beating MSU 22-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-17. Less than 18 […]

Hounds roll to third straight win

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ENMU junior linebacker Lawrence Hall intercepts a Tarleton State pass during the first quarter of Saturday’s game at Stephenville, Texas. Hall led the Greyhounds with 12 tackles, including eight solo stops.

STAFF REPORT STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Senior quarterback Jeremy Buurma ran for a career bests of 118 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University held off Tarleton State 49-44 in Lone Star Conference football before an announced crowd of nearly 7,000. Buurma also threw for 141 yards and a score in a […]

Rams top NMMI in home finale

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER The season isn’t over for the Portales Rams boys soccer team just yet as they handed the New Mexico Military Institute its first district loss on Saturday, beating the Colts 3-2 at PHS. Portales (4-12, 2-3 District 4/1-4A) started off quickly as freshman Lesther Oliva Andrade scored in the […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Oct. 16

Fort Sumner 49, Loving 26 Records: Loving 3-4, Fort Sumner 5-3 Difference: The Foxes got a pair of short TD runs from senior RB Kyle Idtensohn in the final 3:10 of the half to break open a 14-14 tie. Difference-makers: Idtensohn rushed 47 times for 353 yards and five TDs for the Foxes, and also […]

Lady Rams roll past Timberwolves in three

Staff report SANDIA PARK — The Portales Lady Rams rolled past East Mountain 25-12, 25-5, 25-12 on Friday night in the District 4-4A volleyball opener for both teams. Bailey Rowley led PHS (6-8) with 11 kills against the Timberwolves (4-11), followed by Kambrey Blakey with eight and Amanda Schmidt and Sheraya Cox with seven apiece. […]

Fifth-ranked Rambelles edge Hounds

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Having started both soccer programs at Eastern New Mexico University, Angelo State women’s coach Travis McCorkle says he knows how hard it is to win at the ENMU pitch. The Lone Star Conference-leading and fifth-ranked Rambelles managed to do it on Friday, edging the Greyhounds 1-0, but it didn’t […]

ENMU shocks Aggies

By Matthew Asher Staff writer The ENMU volleyball team ended a two-match skid on Friday night, rolling to a 23-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-15 Lone Star Conference victory over Cameron at Greyhound Arena. Four Greyhounds finished with double-digit kills, led by junior outside hitter Lauren Frye with 18, while sophomores Amanda Dietz and Brooklyn Biel […]

Hounds set to battle Texans

By Matthew Asher Staff writer After destroying Bacone College in what amounted to a tune-up game last weekend, it’s time for the ENMU football team to return to Lone Star Conference play this week. The Greyhounds travel to Stephenville, Texas, to face Tarleton State (1-4, 1-3 LSC) in a 5 p.m. (MDT) start. With […]

Injury puts damper on volleyball match

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Players and coaches from both Dora and Melrose form a prayer circle for Dora’s Daelynn Lee following the Lady Buffs win. Lee was injured during the second set and was unable to leave under her own power.

By Matthew Asher STAFF REPORTER DORA — The District 6-2A volleyball contest between Dora and Melrose was supposed to be a match honoring all those who have been affected by breast cancer. Unfortunately for the Lady Coyotes, things took a turn for the worse when Dora’s Daelynn Lee had to leave the arena on […]

ENMU has a ball in ‘Pink Out’ game

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ENMU’s Melissa Carnero dribbles the ball on a breakaway attempt. Carnero would score one goal for the Greyhounds in their 3-0 victory.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Melissa Carnero had a goal and an assist on Tuesday as the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team blanked Texas-Permian Basin 3-0 at the ENMU pitch. The Greyhounds (4-8-1), donning pink jerseys in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dominated the Falcons (2-9-1). They put heavy pressure on […]

Dogs have their day

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ENMU’s Cesar Quintero, 4, is congratulated by Roberto Zatarain, 21, after scoring his first collegiate goal of his career off a penalty kick. ENMU beat UTPB 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Eastern New Mexico University’s men punched in three second-half goals on Tuesday en route to a 3-0 win over Texas-Permian Basin at the ENMU pitch, snapping a five-match losing streak. The Hounds (4-5-2) had plenty of chances in the first half as they racked up 10 total shots in […]

ENMU men fourth at Frank Phillips rodeo

Staff report BORGER, Texas — Junior Eli Lord finished second in steer wrestling to help Eastern New Mexico University’s men post a fourth-place team finish over the weekend in rodeo competition hosted by Frank Phillips College. ENMU’s women, meantime, split fourth and fifth behind a strong showing from sophomore Tierra Gray in breakaway roping. Lord […]

ENMU soccer teams fall in OT at home

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University’s soccer teams played rugged opposition tough on Sunday at the ENMU pitch, but both came away with nothing to show for it but overtime losses. The men dropped a 1-0 decision to Midwestern State, the top-ranked team in NCAA Division II, on a goal in the 95th minute of […]

Rams remain perfect

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Rams continue their perfect season as they opened District 4-4A play by soundly defeating the Hope Christian Huskies 49-17 on Saturday night. This was the fourth game this season where the Rams (7-0, 1-0 district) were the visiting team in a homecoming game. Just like […]

Hounds roll to 77-14 win over Bacone

Staff report MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Kamal Cass didn’t get to touch the ball much on Saturday, but he was certainly explosive when he did. The sophomore running back from Clovis, named the Lone Star Conference player of the week on offense last Monday, carried just four times — all in the first half — for […]

ENMU women post team title

Staff report HOBBS — Senior Amber Saiz led three Eastern New Mexico University runners in the top 10 and the Greyhounds cruised to the women’s team title on Friday night in the New Mexico Junior College Open cross country meet. Saiz finished second in the race with a 5K time of 19 minutes, 18.1 seconds, […]

East Mountain tops PHS girls

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER The Lady Rams are still looking for their first district win of the season as they fell to the East Mountain Lady Timberwolves Friday afternoon 3-1 in their final home match of the season. Wearing pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the change of uniforms didn’t help […]

Rams grab first district win

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Wildredo Exiga scored less than a minute into the match and the Portales Rams notched their first District 4/1-4A soccer win of the season on Friday, shutting out East Mountain 3-0 at the PHS pitch. East Mountain took the girls matchup, turning back the Lady Rams 3-1 in the […]

Clovis wins 49-0 over Grants

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR “Did you have fun?” “Yes.” “Did you give everything you had?” “Yes.” “Did you do everything you could to be a good teammate?” “Yes.” “I’m proud of every one of you.” That was the positive exchange between Rio Thompson and his Grants Pirates, just minutes after being on the […]

ENMU roundup: Volleyball team drops Friday pair

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Clovis senior Kurt Kelley hauls in a 62-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of Friday’s game against Grants. Kelley also returned a punt 50 yards for a score in Clovis’ 49-0 win.

STAFF REPORT On the verge of losing twice in straight sets in the same day, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team tried to mount a late comeback on Friday. It fell short, as Texas A&M-Kingsville pulled away late for a 25-16, 25-22, 16-25, 25-17 Lone Star Conference win at Greyhound Arena. Earlier Friday, the […]