ENMU women win in WT meet

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Led by winner Amber Saiz, Eastern New Mexico University’s women placed all six runners in the top 20 and took the team title on Saturday in the Buffalo Stampede cross country meet, hosted by West Texas A&M. ENMU finished with 32 points to 50 for New Mexico Highlands in the […]

Late TD upends Hounds at LSC Football Festival

STAFF REPORT ARLINGTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team got off to a great start, fell behind in midgame and then regained the lead down the stretch. Midwestern State, though, had the final say, driving 90 yards in 13 plays for a game-winning two-yard TD run by junior backup quarterback Quade Coward with […]

ENMU men’s soccer stays perfect with overtime win

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com It took both overtime periods, but the Greyhounds continue their undefeated season as they defeated Dallas Baptist University 2-1 in their home opener. Despite ENMU (3-0-1) outshooting Dallas Baptist 24-6 throughout the game, goals were tough to come by thanks to numerous referee stoppages including five yellow cards and […]

Commerce sweeps Greyhounds

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com The score doesn’t show it, but Texas A&M-Commerce volleyball coach Craig Case said he felt a bit fortunate to walk out of Greyhound Arena a winner on Saturday. The Lions, coming off a 3-1 win at West Texas A&M on Friday, controlled the first set against the Greyhounds, but […]

Portales girls pull tie at S.F. Prep

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Junior right side hitter Lauren Frye tries to get a kill past Texas A&M-Commerce’s Layne Little, left, and Sydney Reyes in the first set of Saturday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Frye had six kills, but the Lions pulled a 25-17, 25-22, 25-23 sweep.

STAFF REPORT The Portales High girls soccer team escaped Santa Fe Prep with a 2-2 tie Saturday afternoon. Sarah Lovato scored in the 80th minute for Portales (4-6-1), which trailed 2-1 at the half on a pair of goals from Casey Chandler. Angelina Gallegos netted the first goal for Portales in the eighth minute. On […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Sept. 18

Fort Sumner 47, McCurdy 0 Records: McCurdy 2-2, Fort Sumner 3-1 Difference: The Foxes got on the board twice late in the first quarter and maintained control behind a defense which limited the Bobcats to 124 total yards. Difference-makers: Senior RB Kyle Idtensohn scored five of Fort Sumner’s six touchdowns. His TDs came on runs […]

Cleveland tops Clovis

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Clovis senior Roland Chavez fights for extra yards against Cleveland linebacker Jordan Garcia in the second quarter of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. Chavez had two catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in the 50-20 loss.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com A little more than nine minutes into the game, the Clovis Wildcats led 7-0 and it was clear their plan was long drives and winning the possession game. About two minutes later, the Cleveland Storm led 8-7 and it was clear they were going to run the quickest offense […]

Rams thump Eunice

Staff report EUNICE — Home or away, it doesn’t seem to matter as the Portales Rams dismantled the Eunice Cardinals 42-0 in a game that was called early in the third quarter thanks to several lightning strikes in the area. Up to the time the game was called, Portales (4-0) was in complete control of […]

TWU downs ENMU

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com It was a rough way for the ENMU volleyball team to open Lone Star Conference play on Friday night. Texas Woman’s, also beginning conference play, defeated ENMU 25-16, 25-18, 25-27, 25-22 at Greyhound Arena on Friday night. The Pioneers (7-2) spoiled the home opener for the Greyhounds (5-5). After […]

Hounds face Mustangs again in LSC Festival

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ENMU receiver Adrian Horton is pulled out of bounds by Adams State defensive back Dejon Scott just short of the pylon during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game at Alamosa, Colo. Horton’s 16-yard reception set up the Greyhounds’ final touchdown, a 1-yard run by Jeremy Doucette, in a 44-30 victory. The Hounds will try to make it 3-0 when they face Midwestern State in the teams’ 10:30 a.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference opener today, part of the LSC Football Festival at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com Both the ENMU Greyhounds and Midwestern State Mustangs are undefeated this season at 2-0. Today only one of them will stay perfect as the teams meet in the first of three games in the 2015 Lone Star Football Festival at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Kickoff is set for […]

Portales looks to stay perfect

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Rams (3-0) faced the Eunice Cardinals (1-2) in a preseason scrimmage at Portales  back in August. Today they face each other again, only this time the game counts, as the Class 3A Cardinals host the Class 4A Rams. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Eunice. Importance […]

Rams edged in overtime

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Rams and the Ruidoso Warriors put on a scoring display Thursday in their district opener inPortales. In the end, the Warriors (2-4) were able to hold off the Rams (2-6) and win 5-4 in overtime. The first half for Ruidoso was the Andres Aguirre show as he […]

Ruidoso rallies for victory

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Artesia’s Shaylee Fuller (8) goes for a spike in the first set against Portales Thursday night. The Bulldogs won the set and the match 3-0.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Lady Rams (4-6) soccer team got off to a rough start in district play as Ruidoso fought back from a two goal deficit to grab a 4-3 win. The Red and White owned the first half. Daniela Jimenez scored the first goal for Portales in the seventh minute […]

ENMU women’s soccer wins home opener

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Greyhound freshman midfielder Baylee Hampton gains possession of the ball while fighting off New Mexico Highlands defender Anyssa Dagnino in the second half of Wednesday’s game at the Eastern New Mexico University pitch.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Wrong foot, right result, and Eastern New Mexico’s women’s soccer team is perfect at home after a less-than-that start on the road. Sophomore Morgan Fairbanks’ goal, set up by Samantha Silvestre, gave ENMU the only offense of the day 25 minutes in and the defense held for a 1-0 […]

ENMU tops Cowgirls to move to 5-4

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team got its final tuneup before the start of Lone Star Conference play this weekend, slipped above the .500 mark at 5-4 with a 25-21, 25-18, 25-23 victory over New Mexico Highlands on Tuesday night. Junior outside hitter Lauren Frye recorded 14 kills for […]

Floyd outlasts Dora

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Dora’s Daelynn Lee, center, goes for a kill in the third set of their Tuesday night match against Floyd. Lee would injure her left knee during the set and wouldn’t return. Floyd won in five sets.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com DORA — If the second match between the Dora Lady Coyotes and the Floyd Lady Broncos is anything like their first one on Tuesday night, volleyball fans are in for a treat as Floyd (3-2) outlasted Dora (1-5) in a five-set thriller. Floyd overcame a one-set deficit at the […]

ENMU women notch first win of season

Staff report LAREDO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team earned its first win of the season on Sunday, rallying in the second half for a 2-1 win over Texas A&M International in the finale of the Dustdevils’ Fall Festival. The Greyhounds (1-3-1) trailed 1-0 after an early tally by International’s Daisy Perez, […]

Hounds beat Adams State, move to 2-0

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Ibrahim Maiga picks off a pass at the Greyhound 4 to squelch Adams State’s final drive of the second quarter Friday night.

STAFF REPORT ALAMOSA, Colo. — Junior fullback Jeremy Doucette scored three touchdowns and seniors Jeremy Buurma and Adrian Horton hooked up on a 67-yard scoring pass on the first play of the final quarter as the Eastern New Mexico University football team rallied for a 44-30 victory over Adams State on Saturday night. ENMU (2-0) […]

ENMU volleyball drops pair in Colorado Springs

STAFF REPORT COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado-Colorado Springs erased a 13-11 deficit in the fifth set to pull out a 25-21, 23-25, 18-25, 25-22, 18-16 win over Eastern New Mexico University in the Silver & Steel Classic, co-hosted by the Lions and Colorado State-Pueblo. Earlier on Saturday, the Hounds dropped a 25-15, 25-20, 25-22 decision […]

Portales soccer teams sweep Pojoaque

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Portales’ soccer teams staged a Saturday home sweep over Pojoaque Valley, with the girls claiming a  3-1 win and the boys a 2-0 shutout. Kimberlie Hay, Lillie Saiz and Sarah Lovato scored on what coach Ruben Tellez called a good day for the Lady Rams (4-5). “We passed the […]