Rams rout Eunice for first win

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Portales sophomore Jeremie Karngbaye sacks Eunice quarterback Ivan Zamora during the second quarter of Friday night game’s game at Greyhound Stadium.

By Derek Major pntonoline.com The Portales Rams won their homecoming game Friday night against the Eunice Cardinals, using a 27-point first quarter to lead them to a 54-22 victory. Both teams came into the game without a win, but the Rams wasted no time getting the lead as Bronte Stauggard scored on a 24-yard run […]

Friday area prep summaries — Sept. 19

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Clovis Christian freshman Keith Dutton makes a catch during the first quarter of Friday’s football game at Jim Hill Field, with Lazbuddie freshman Bernardo Lopez coming in to make the tackle.

Logan 47, Melrose 38 Records: Melrose 2-1, Logan 4-0 Difference: Logan overcame a five-point deficit with two touchdowns in the final two minutes to win in a battle of unbeatens. Trailing 38-33, senior QB Wyatt Strand threw a 96-yard TD pass to junior WR Laramie Roberts with 1:50 left, then Strand scored on a 25-yard […]

Hounds, Mustangs collide in ‘Festival’

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ENMU senior running back Jordan Wells finds a hole in the Adams State defense for a significant gain during the Greyhounds’ 42-14 win last Saturday at Blackwater Draw. Wells finished the game with 66 yards rushing on six attempts.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University tight end Evan Tooley doesn’t expect to catch many passes, and he’s OK with that. The senior from Truth or Consequences was on the receiving end of a surprise 2-point conversion pass from kicker Mitchell Cox last week after the Greyhounds’ first touchdown in a 42-14 win […]

Prep football scoreboard

Area Cleveland 35, Clovis 13 Lazbuddie 62, Clovis Christian 41 Portales 54, Eunice 22 Logan 47, Melrose 38 Clayton 45, Texico 7 Farwell 27, New Deal 14 Crosbyton 59, Bovina 41 Perryton 32, Muleshoe 21 Dora 54, Mountainair 0 New Mexico Artesia 53, Deming 15 Atrisco Heritage 45, Highland 16 Aztec 29, Del Norte 6 Belen […]

Rams, Eunice looking for first win

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams will play their homecoming game tonight in attempt to get their first win of the season. Eunice will head to Greyhound Stadium looking to do the same as both team sport 0-3 records. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The Rams’ fell short behind 33-12 in last […]

LSC roundup

Football All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L Tarleton State 1-0 1-0 Eastern New Mexico 0-0 2-0 Angelo State 0-0 1-0 McMurry 0-0 1-0 Midwestern State 0-0 1-0 Texas A&M-Commerce 0-0 1-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-0 1-1 West Texas A&M 0-0 0-2 Saturday’s games McMurry at Angelo State, 6 p.m. LSC Football Festival At AT&T Stadium, […]

Rodeoers excited to start season

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Portales’ Jose Rodriguez, left, and Miguel Barrera  take down a Texico receiver during last week’s game.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Despite the rain from tropical storm Odlie, the Eastern New Mexico University “College Daze” Rodeo kicked off Thursday with the bareback riding, calf roping, breakaway roping and steer wrestling events. While most of the ENMU team will participate later in the weekend, it didn’t stop them from being excited […]

Area prep football standings — Sept. 18

District 4-4A     Dist.    All     W-L    W-L New Mexico Military    0-0    3-0 Ruidoso    0-0    3-0 St. Michael’s    0-0    3-0 Portales    0-0    0-3 Friday’s games Hagerman at New Mexico Military, 7 p.m.; St. Michael’s at LV Robertson, 7 p.m.; Eunice at Portales, 7 p.m. Saturday’s game Santa Rosa at Hope Christian, 1 p.m. 8-man District […]

Q & A: From Fiji to Portales: Gibbons a boost to Zias

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Agatha Gibbons (4) never played much volleyball until coming to school at New Mexico Military Insititute in 2010, but she is leading the ENMU volleyball team in blocks for the second consecutive year.

Agatha Gibbons is a senior middle blocker for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team, hailing from Suva, Fiji. She came to the United States in 2010, spending five semesters at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and playing volleyball there. She sat out the 2011 campaign at NMMI after tearing an ACL, played the […]

ENMU hosts ‘College Daze’ rodeo this weekend

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Open the gates. It’s rodeo time. Eastern New Mexico University kicks off its season with the “College Daze” rodeo tonight through Saturday at Lewis Cooper Arena. Performances begin at 7 p.m. each day. About 450 participants are expected from 15 schools, including Texas Tech, Tarleton State and South Plains […]

Lady Rams fall to Goddard; Floyd tops Dora

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales High volleyball team faced its toughest opponent so far this season on Tuesday night at the Ram Athletic Center and took one on the chin, losing to Roswell Goddard 25-9, 25-15, 25-14. The Lady Rockets (7-2) took control of the match right away, running out to a […]

ENMU’s Buurma leads D-II in passer efficiency

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com After two weeks, the Eastern New Mexico University football team has a national statistical leader. Junior quarterback Jeremy Buurma’s completion percentage may not be all that impressive, but everything else that factors into “passer efficiency” is good enough to have him No. 1 in that category in NCAA Division […]

Zias win in soccer, lose in volleyball

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ENMU senior Alyssa Prince’s shot is deflected by Southern Nazerene goalkeeper Natasha Fuentes during the second half of Tuesday’s match at the ENMU pitch. The Zias beat the Crimson Storm 1-0.

Staff report Senior defender Victoria Perez scored her first goal of the season early in the match and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team made it hold up for a 1-0 victory over Southern Nazarene on Tuesday at the ENMU pitch. The Crimson Storm (2-3) was on the attack early with three corner […]

NM fishing report — Sept. 17

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 using Christmas […]

LSC update: Tarleton State ends slide in Canyon

LONESTARCONFERENCE.ORG CANYON, Texas — Playing its season opener, No. 16 Tarleton State posted its first win at Canyon in 10 years by beating No. 22 West Texas A&M 31-27 on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. It was the Texans’ first road win over a ranked opponent since beating then-No. 13 […]

Frye named to all-tournament team

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Lauren Frye was named to the all-tournament team last weekend at the Emerald Beach Hotel Javelina Volleyball Invitational in Kingsville, Texas. Frye finished the tournament with 66 kills and 12 block. She set career marks for attack percentage (.545, 15 kills on 22 attempts) against host Texas A&M-Kingsville […]

Hounds play St. Mary’s to draw

Staff report LAREDO, Texas — Sophomore midfielder John Jamison scored his first career goal to tie the score near the end of the half and Eastern New Mexico University went on to play St. Mary’s to a 1-1 double-overtime draw on Sunday as part of Texas A&M International’s Fall Festival men’s soccer event. ENMU (1-3-1) […]

State prep football polls — Sept. 14

Maxpreps.com Class 6A Team    Record 1. Mayfield    3-0 2. Las Cruces High    3-0 3. Rio Rancho    3-0 4. Eldorado    3-0 5. Hobbs     2-1 6. Rio Rancho Cleveland    2-1 7. La Cueva 1-2 8. Manzano    2-1 9. Sandia    2-1 10. Alamogordo    3-0 Class 5A Team    Record 1. Roswell Goddard    3-0 2. Centennial    3-0 3. Belen   […]

Hounds thump Adams State

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ENMU sophomore wide receiver Aaron Johnson scores one of his two first-half touchdowns during Saturday’s game against Adams State at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds posted a 42-14 victory.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — At halftime, Adams State found itself well within striking distance of Eastern New Mexico University, thanks to a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown just before the intermission by sophomore Addie Brown. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, Brown’s TD return accounted for more yards than their offense […]

Highlands hands Zias 4-0 loss

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands did all of its scoring in the final 25 minutes Saturday night to beat Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 in women’s soccer. Alyssa Saucedo broke the scoreless tie nearly 22 minutes into the second half, booting a through ball to beat ENMU goalkeeper Xan Ortiz to […]