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 […]

Hounds take on Bacone College

By Matthew Asher Staff writer Back on the winning track after last week’s Homecoming victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville, the Eastern New Mexico University football team will try to build on that when they face NAIA member Bacone College (1-4) in a 1 p.m. (MDT) non-league game today at Muskogee, Oklahoma. Simply put, this is […]

Rams hope momentum continues in district play

The Portales Rams receivers run through drills Tuesday afternoon. On Saturday they play their first district game of the season against Hope Christian in Albuquerque.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER So far the season has gone perfectly for the Portales Rams. Now that district play begins this weekend, the Rams (6-0) travel to Albuquerque for their toughest competition so far to take on the District 4-4A Hope Christian Huskies (5-1). Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday. Portales […]

Tigers stay undefeated in district

Elida’s Kasyn Creighton (20) prepares her teammates for a set against Floyd Thursday night. Elida swept Floyd 25-19, 25-14, 25-14.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER FLOYD — The Elida Lady Tigers are still undefeated in district play as they swept the host Floyd Lady Broncos 25-19, 25-14, 25-14 Thursday night. It was a battle of the top half of the 1A District 4 teams and Elida certainly showed why they’re currently the top team. […]

Pine Hill forfeits Saturday game with Dora

Staff report Due to a lack of available players, Pine Hill has opted to forfeit Saturday’s eight-man football game at Dora. According to information released on the school’s website, the Coyotes will move homecoming activities to Oct. 23 against defending eight-man champion Melrose. Dora, which moves to 4-2 with the win, was coming off a […]

Seven Greyhound softball players honored

Staff report Seven Eastern New Mexico University softball players were named All-America Scholar Athletes for 2014-15 by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Greyhounds listed were Ryann Montano, Morgan Green, Marleyna Piñon, Aja Secheslingloff, Kelsey Laurenz, Susannah Chandler, and Elizabeth Velasquez. The list, released Tuesday, included 5,493 players, with 833 in Division-II. To make the list, […]

ENMU outlasts West Texas, snaps 18-match skid in series

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Do not attempt to adjust your newspaper as this is not a typo. For the first time since 2004, the ENMU volleyball team defeated West Texas A&M 25-20, 25-16, 17-25, 25-20 in Lone Star Conference action on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. It was ENMU’s first win over the […]

Clovis pulls repeat, blanks Portales

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ENMU players  react after finishing off Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference match against rival West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena in four sets. The Greyhounds ended an 18-match losing streak against the Lady Buffs dating to the 2004 season.

Staff report Different city, same result. Behind a hat trick from senior Samantha Meza, Clovis left Portales Tuesday with a 10-0 victory at the Portales High School Pitch. The teams played to the same margin 31 days prior at Leon Williams Stadium. Tuesday’s game was called with 13:36 remaining. Portales was outshot 22-4, whith Glynda […]

ENMU women second in Vernon rodeo

Staff report VERNON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team placed second while the men split eighth and ninth place in the Vernon College rodeo over the weekend. Paxton Segelke took first place in goat tying after finishing first in the short go, whie Celie Vick won breakaway roping after also taking […]

ENMU women edged by No. 6 Rambelles; men fall to Newman

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State had a huge advantage in overall shots, but it took the sixth-ranked Rambelles more than 80 minutes to break through in a 1-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico on Sunday. Senior forward-midfielder Sierra Anderson broke the ice in the 83rd minute, scoring […]

Hounds handle Javelinas

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Elliot Peters heads the other way for a 74-yard score after picking off a screen pass from Texas A&M-Kingsville quarterback Myles Carr in the first quarter Saturday at Greyhound Stadium.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER BLACKWATER DRAW — Clovis High grad Kamal Cass waited through a relatively quiet freshman year before starting to make his mark on the Eastern New Mexico University football program. The sophomore had his biggest day so far for the Greyhounds on Saturday, rushing for 164 yards and four touchdowns […]

Portales splits to take third place in tourney

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Portales senior Amanda Schmidt goes up for a kill attempt during Saturday’s match against Ruidoso in the Peyton Chavez Invitational.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Named in honor of her late son, Portales coach Ruth Chavez has never won the Peyton Chavez Memorial volleyball tournament. On Saturday, the Lady Rams again fell short, but notched third place in the gold bracket after beating the Robertson Lady Cardinals in their final match 22-25, 25-16, 25-9, […]

Ruidoso sweeps Portales soccer teams

Staff report Portales dropped a pair of nailbiters Saturday, losing district soccer games in Ruidoso. The host Warriors got goals from Andres Aguirre and Alejandro Agruelles in the 30th and 56th minutes, respectively, to best Portales 2-1. Wildredo Exiga opened the scoring for Portales in the 26th minute. In the girls game, Ruidoso defeated Portales […]

ENMU women ninth at Chile Pepper Festival

Staff report FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Senior Amber Saiz finished 21st in the small-college division and 82nd overall to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s women to a ninth-place team finish in the former in Saturday’s Chile Pepper Festival cross country meet, hosted by the University of Arkansas. Saiz posted a 5K time of 18 minutes, 7.78 […]

Portales clobbers Elks to move to 6-0

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Portales senior running back Bronte Staugaard runs over Pojoaque Valley junior Daniel Rael during the first quarter of Friday’s night game at Blackwater Draw. Staugaard rushed for 216 yards on just 13 carries, including TD runs of 75 and 63 yards, and also caught a 13-yard TD pass from quarterback junior Ramirez as the Rams improved to 6-0 with a 50-0 rout of the Elks at Blackwater Draw.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams are now in uncharted territory following their 50-0 victory over the Pojoaque Valley Elks on Friday. For the first time in school history, the Rams are 6-0. Just like in their previous victory over Dexter, Portales enacted the 50-point mercy rule against the […]

Frenship rallies to topple Clovis

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Clovis defenders Taitt Kuchta and Skyler Wadas pull down Frenship running back Deauzae Johnson late in the first quarter of Friday’s game at Peoples Bank Stadium in Wolfforth, Texas. The Tigers defeated the Wildcats 29-21.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR WOLFFORTH, Texas — Two helmets collided, and two teams came together for a moment larger than football Friday night. As Peoples Bank Stadium fell silent for 10 minutes, with medical personnel attending to Clovis junior Micah Gray, his Clovis Wildcats teammates soon formed a circle around him. Seconds later, […]

Mustangs shut out ENMU

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Sophomore forward Destinee Williamson scored twice in a span of less than five minutes in the first half on Friday, and Midwestern State made it stand up for a 2-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico. Williamson put the Mustangs (4-2-2, 1-1-1 LSC) in front […]

Hounds host Kingsville for Homecoming

By Matthew Asher Staff writer Eastern New Mexico University and Texas A&M-Kingsville will both be looking to end two-game losing streaks when the team collide in a 3 p.m. Lone Star Conference matchup today at Blackwater Draw. ENMU (2-2, 0-2 LSC) is trying to right the ship against the Javelinas (1-3, 0-2) after consecutive […]

Rams seek first 6-0 start

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER So far the Portales Rams have played spoiler in homecoming games this season against Texico and Dexter. Now it’s time for the Rams (5-0) to make sure they’re not the victims, as they host their homecoming game against the Pojoaque Valley Elks. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. today […]