Greyhounds get first-place vote

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University is picked to finish near the bottom of the Lone Star Conference men’s basketball standings, which isn’t a surprise since the Greyhounds have a new coach and a revamped roster. ENMU was picked seventh in the eight-team league with 57 points, including one first-place vote, according to the 2014-15 […]

Zias picked seventh in LSC

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Jordyn, left, and Jaylyn Cooper of Texico are two of the leading scorers returning for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team this season. The Zias finished 6-20 last season in coach Josh Prock’s first season.  The Zias were picked to finish seventh in the LSC this season

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team was picked to finish seventh in ninth-team Lone Star Conference, according to the 2014-15 preseason poll announced Wednesday. The Zias return four of their leading scorers — including Floyd’s Tori Tucker and Jordyn and Jaylyn Cooper of Texico — off last year’s 6-20 team that finished […]

Volleyball regular season winding down

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sophomore Shaelei Payne dives for the dig during the 
second set during Tuesday night’s match against Melrose at the Dora High School gym. Melrose defeated Dora 25-21 25-19, 25-21 to clinch the District 6-2A regular-season title.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Volleyball district playoffs are set to begin next week as area teams wrap up their regular seasons. The Elida Tigers (18-0, 8-0 in district) are working on an undefeated season and a fifth straight District 4-1A title, but the ultimate goal is a fifth straight state title. “We definitely […]

Hounds slotted as sixth seed

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Heading into the final game of the regular season, the Eastern New Mexico University football team already knows its fate for the upcoming Lone Star Conference football playoffs. The same can’t be said for the teams above them. With Saturday’s 41-20 loss at Angelo State, the Greyhounds (4-4, 2-4 LSC) […]

Zias edge Mustangs, stay alive in LSC race

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior midfielder Carolyn Armijo scored her first goal of the season and senior goalkeeper Fabienne Wilson notched her fourth shutout of the campaign on Sunday as Eastern New Mexico University posted a 1-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Midwestern State. The victory leaves the Zias (8-6-0, 5-3-0 […]

Roa helps Greyhounds win

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Senior Kevin Roa took individual honors for the men and both Eastern New Mexico University cross country squads claimed team titles on Saturday in West Texas A&M’s Buffalo Stampede. Roa posted his fastest 8-kilometer time of the season, coming in at 26 minutes, 3 seconds to beat runnerup Jonathon Lira […]

Rams beat Hounds 41-20

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University outgained Angelo State by 110 yards and posted a 24-12 edge in first downs on Saturday night, but that didn’t pay dividends. The Rams got a 97-yard kickoff return from Anthony Yancy and a 49-yard fumble return by Jesse Hanson IV for first-quarter touchdowns and […]

New team, new season for Greyhounds

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By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds had a tough season last year, finishing 14-13 and 7-7 in the Lone Star Conference. This season the Greyhounds bring in 13 new players from all over the world. Expectations may be low outside the team, but the Greyhounds expect to turn a […]

Rams soccer split doubleheader

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By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams soccer teams Saturday celebrated the last home games for their seniors as part of a doubleheader against East Mountain to end the regular season. Portales’ girls lost 4-2, but senior Manny Perez had a hat trick to go out on a high note as the boys […]

Friday area prep football summaries — Oct. 24

Dexter 19, Texico 18 Records: Texico 2-6 (0-1 District 4-3A), Dexter 6-2 (1-0) Difference: The Demons managed to make one extra point in a tight game which Texico led virtually all the way before Dexter scored twice in the final period. It was the Wolverines’ fifth loss in a row, and second by one point […]

Wildcats trounce Alamogordo in district opener

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By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com The Clovis High defense got an early stop. Then the Wildcats steadily marched 83 yards for a score on their first possession, setting the tone. It was all Cats, all the time on Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis put together five scoring drives of 67 or more yards and […]

Ruidoso blanks Rams in district tilt

Staff report RUIDOSO — Ruidoso jumped on top with two first-quarter touchdowns and never looked back on Friday night, handing the Portales Rams a 35-0 loss in a District 4-4A game. The Warriors (8-1, 3-0 district), ranked second in Class 4A, kept the Rams (4-4 (1-1), ranked fourth, at bay with the help of four […]

Broncos rout Coyotes for district title

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos spent their 2013 campaign dealing with back-breaking injuries on their was to a 1-4 record. This year, the Broncos are 6-man District 1 champions. Floyd (6-1, 3-0 district) clinched the 6-man title on Friday afternoon with a 51-0 drubbing of San Jon/Grady. For senior running back […]

Hounds hit road for Angelo

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com It’s pretty simple for the Eastern New Mexico University football team — win the next two weeks and the Greyhounds should be in the championship half of the Lone Star Conference’s first postseason playoff. Lose one or both, and they’ll be in the bottom bracket. Their work is cut out, beginning […]

Zias lose at Angelo, drop out of LSC lead

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Ashley Exford scored early in the second half and Angelo State made it stand up for a 2-1 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday, dropping the Zias out of the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer lead. Senior defender Victoria Perez notched her fifth goal of the season […]

Lady Rams escape Lady Wildcats in five-game match

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By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — Coming off a tough four-set loss to District 4-4A rival Ruidoso two nights earlier, the Portales Lady Rams were determined to make amends on Thursday night. Clovis High, meantime, nearly handed PHS a second straight tough loss. Junior outside hitter Sheraya Cox notched five of her eight […]

Rams take streak to Ruidoso

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com Coming off its bye week, Portales will ride the bus to face Ruidoso in a pivotal district 4-4A match today. For the Rams traveling to a road game is a time to relax and get their focus before the chaos. “The ride is real relaxed, about 30 minutes before […]

Zias beat Cameron in four sets

Staff report Sophomore outside hitter Lauren Frye had 15 kills and senior middle blockers Agatha Gibbons and Bree Lucero each had seven blocks Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated Cameron 25-20, 22-25, 25-14, 25-16 in Lone Star Conference volleyball at Greyhound Arena. The win boosted the Zias (10-12, 4-8 LSC), who had dropped […]

Rams soccer earns split against Robertson

Staff report The Portales boys soccer team had an offensive outburst in a non-district win over Robertson on Tuesday at the Portales pitch. Saul Fernandez, Manny Perez and Jose Salamon Jr. provided first-half goals as the Rams beat Las Vegas Robertson 4-1 Tuesday in a non-district match at Portales High School. In the girls match […]

Rams fall in district match

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By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com With two seniors, the Portales volleyball team is young and still learning the game. One of those lessons, according to their coach, is how to fight through adversity, something she felt they failed to do in a 25-23, 20-25, 15- 20, 14- 25 district loss to Ruidoso on Tuesday […]