Hounds manage scoreless tie against Thunderwolvess

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University survived one final late run by Colorado State-Pueblo on Sunday and came away with its second shutout of the weekend — albeit a scoreless tie. Thunderwolves midfielder Ryan Creager raced down the middle and fired on goal in the final minute of the second overtime, but […]

Enrollment numbers high for Eastern

By Tony Parra It’s not a summer break from school for everybody as enrollment numbers for Eastern New Mexico University as of July 15 are up compared to the same time last year. Wendel Sloan, public relations director for ENMU, reported enrollment of 1,411 students and last year at the same time enrollment was 1,271. […]

Critics, supporters of Cannon expansion speak

By Ryan Lengerich CLOVIS — Area ranchers’ dissent toward the Air Force’s proposed air-space expansion surrounding Cannon Air Force Base was countered by support from Clovis residents at a town hall meeting Friday evening at Clovis Community College. About 100 people attended the final of four public forums to discuss concerns or voice support about […]

Lady Rams go five games to top Lovington in district tilt

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams badly needed a confidence boost, and they finally got one Tuesday night. Down and almost out several times, the Lady Rams rallied for the final six points in Game 4, then finished out the match on a 9-1 run to upend rival Lovington 23-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22, 15-12 […]

Broken Bat Tourney in its last hurrah

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh is a little sad that this year marks the end of the Broken Bat Tournament. A four-team event featuring wood bats, the Greyhounds will host the sixth — and final —edition of the event beginning at Greyhound Field. Because the teams play with wood […]

Goddard holds off Rams

By Kevin Wilson Portales’ magic number against the Goddard Rockets was 45. For the Rockets, the magic number turned out to be 86. Visiting Goddard led for just 86 seconds, but it equated into the final 1:26 as the Rockets outlasted Portales 40-39 Monday in a non-district game. The Rams held Goddard under their defensive […]

EPAC Girls: Grady rallies back to beat Vixens

By Kevin Wilson At first glance, a proper title for Grady’s EPAC girls title could be “I Love the 80s Strikes Back: 1987,” referring to the last time the Lady Bronchos won the annual tournament. However, a more accurate title might be, “Survivor: Greyhound Arena,” a testament to an incredible two-game run by Grady, capped […]

Rams pull upset over West Las Vegas

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By Kevin Wilson The mantra is that offense wins games, but defense wins championships. While that goal seems a little lofty for the Portales Rams at the moment, it was good enough to give them their fourth win of the year. Austin Pullen’s layup with seven seconds left put the Rams up for good, but […]

Portales avenges earlier loss

Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — Erika Cook and Kassandra Richards have seen just about everything as teammates at Portales High School. It was that familiarity that helped them knock Rio Rancho into unfamiliar territory. Cook set up Richards for a late jumper from the baseline, giving Portales a 47-45 win over previously unbeaten Rio Rancho in […]

Lady Rams regrouped to win state

Kevin Wilson Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of 2003’s top 10 sports stories in the Portales News-Tribune. Stories No. 10 and No. 9 ran on Tuesday, while stories No. 8 and No. 7 ran on Wednesday. One story will follow in each issue until the top story on Jan. 1. Pilar […]