PHS drops final pre-district tuneup


By Derek Major Staff writer The Portales volleyball team ended its non-district schedule on a sour note on Tuesday, falling to Texico for the second time in 10 days. Class 3A’s top-ranked team beat Portales 25-20, 24-26, 25-9, 25-20 at Ram Activity Center. Rams coach Ruth Chavez was baffled by her team’s errors. “We […]

Zias fall to West Texas A&M in LSC play

Staff report West Texas A&M ran its volleyball winning streak against Eastern New Mexico University to 18 on Tuesday night, but not without a bit of a scare from the Zias. ENMU led virtually all the way in winning the second set in squaring the match and hung tough with the Lady Buffs the rest […]

PHS soccer teams sweep Ruidoso

Staff report The Portales Rams soccer teams swept Ruidoso on Monday in a District 4-4A soccer doubleheader. The Portales boys won 2-1 in overtime while the girls took a 7-0 verdict. The Portales boys snapped an eight-game losing streak and got their first home win in eight tries, defeating the Ruidoso Warriors in double overtime. […]

ENMU FOOTBALL NOTES: Spight making mark this season in LSC

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ENMU senior running back E’lon Spight, who leads the Lone Star Conference in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns this season, was named the LSC’s offensive player of the week on Monday.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Senior fullback E’lon Spight has been a consistent runner for Eastern New Mexico University’s football team. Spight, who stepped in to replace the graduated Christian Long, has become the premier back in the Lone Star Conference to this point in the season. His 712 yards rushing puts him more […]

Commerce escapes with win RICHARDSON, Texas — Texas A&M-Commerce erased a 13-point halftime deficit on Saturday to edge Angelo State 41-40 at San Angelo, Texas, and maintain the lead in the Lone Star Conference. Senior place-kicker Saul Martinez, who missed his first field goal of the season earlier in the game, nailed a 37-yarder with 2:04 to play […]

State prep football polls — Oct. 14 Class 6A Team    Record 1. Rio Rancho    7-0 2. Mayfield    6-1 3. Eldorado    6-1 4. Las Cruces High    4-3 5. Rio Rancho Cleveland    4-2 6. La Cueva    5-2 7. Alamogordo    5-2 8. Sandia    5-2 9. Onate    4-3 10. Manzano    3-3 14. Clovis    2-5 Class 5A Team    Record 1. Centennial    6-0 2. Artesia    6-1 3. […]

Zias upend eighth-ranked Rambelles

Staff report Facing a team which was coming in on a run of seven consecutive shutouts, Eastern New Mexico University’s women got a pair of goals from senior midfielder Alyssa Prince to stun the eighth-ranked and previously unbeaten Angelo State 2-0 on Sunday at the ENMU pitch. Prince’s first goal, a shot from about 30 […]

Zias capture WT rodeo title

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Senior Hayden Segelke-Todd earned a second-place performance in goat tying to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s women to the team title with 260 points in the West Texas A&M rodeo over the weekend. Tarleton State finished second at 210, followed by New Mexico Junior College at 205. Segelke-Todd won the […]

ENMU whips McMurry

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ENMU senior receiver Aaron Johnson is tackled by McMurry defensive lineman Joshua Fisher after a 20-yard pass reception during the first quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference football game at Abilene, Texas. The Greyhounds improved to 4-2 for the season (2-2 LSC) with a 62-23 rout of the War Hawks.

Staff report ABILENE, Texas — A win over McMurry has been a long time coming for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. In fact, it had never happened until Saturday, when senior linebacker Seth Bailey of Texico set the tone with a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown on the third play of the […]

Hounds topple Patriots

Staff report DALLAS — Junior midfielder Carlos Viveros set an Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer single-game assist record on Saturday as the Greyhounds turned back Dallas Baptist 3-1. Viveros assisted on all three goals, the first time anyone has had that many assists in the 10-year history of the program. Sophomore forward Ryan McManus […]

Zias drop four-setter to Cameron

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — The losing streak continued for Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team on Saturday as the Zias dropped their third outing in a row, a 23-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-21 Lone Star Conference decision to Cameron. Rebecca Green had 16 kills and Kendra Adams added 13 for the Aggies (10-8, 3-6 LSC), […]

Long trip, short night for Cats

By Kevin Wilson GRANTS — Clovis’ longest road trip of the season turned out to be its easiest, by far. The Wildcats overpowered struggling Grants, posting 367 yards on the ground n a 50-0 drubbing to snap a four-game losing streak in their final pre-district tuneup. The game ended with just under six minutes […]

Rout gives Rams fourth straight win

By Derek Major Last year, the Portales Rams lost to Hope Christian by 10 points. This year, the Rams made sure there wasn’t a repeat performance, racking up 459 yards and five touchdowns on the ground in a 59-20 win Friday in the District 4-4A opener for both teams. “It feels amazing to have […]

Friday area prep football roundup — Oct. 10

Escalante 34, Fort Sumner 20 Records: Escalante 7-0, Fort Sumner 4-3 Difference: Dominic Montano and RB Will Hurd combined to score all five touchdowns for the Lobos, all on plays covering more than 50 yards. Montano had a 61-yard TD run on the game’s first play from scrimmage and put the game out of reach […]

Melrose, Dora post forfeit victories

Staff report MORIARTY — The Melrose Buffaloes picked up a win on Friday the easy way, relatively speaking. The Buffaloes were on their way to play Shiprock Northwest at Moriarty and hedreached Fort Sumner before coach Dickie Roybal got a call saying the Falcons had forfeited the game. Melrose improved to 5-1 as a result […]

Hounds, McMurry clash for first time since 1959

By Dave Wagner If you don’t remember the last time Eastern New Mexico University and McMurry met in football, don’t feel too bad. Yes, the Greyhounds and War Hawks have played eight times — McMurry holds a 7-0-1 advantage — but the teams haven’t met since shows such as “Leave It to Beaver” and […]

Mustangs turn back Zias

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University controlled most of the first half, but late breakdowns proved costly on Friday. Midwestern State scored twice in the final 15 minutes to pull out a 3-1 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory at the ENMU pitch. MSU took advantage of a brisk wind which had helped […]

East Mountain turns back PHS squads

Staff report SANDIA PARK — Senior midfielder Emily Baldoni posted a hat trick on Friday and East Mountain defeated Portales 4-1 in District 4/1-4A girls soccer. Baldoni scored two goals three minutes apart midway through the first half, then made it 3-0 early in the second stanza. The Timberwolves (12-4, 2-0 district) added another goal […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 10

Area Portales 59, Hope Christian 20 Escalante 32, Fort Sumner20 Clovis 50, Grants 0 Muleshoe 21, Amarillo River Road 7 Melrose defeats  Shiprock Northwest by forfeit Farwell 30, Sudan19 Vega 31, Bovina0 Dora def.Tse YI Gai by forfeit Floyd 36, Lake Arthur 34 State Artesia 48, Alamogordo 41 Atrisco Heritage 51, Albuquerque High 0 Aztec 70, Gallup 0 Belen 62, Santa Teresa 20 Centennial 52, Los […]

Rams’ O-line shrugs off slow start

By Derek Major Staff Writer A revamped offensive line that returned one starter began the season slow, but has picked up the pace in recent weeks. Comprised of two seniors, a junior and two sophomores, the offensive line has sprung junior running back Bronte Staugaard for 564 yards and 12 touchdowns in the last […]