ENMU’s Gerleve repeats LSC javelin title

PNT staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Zach Gerleve repeated his 2005 championship in men’s javelin in the Lone Star Conference track meet on Saturday, leading a 1-3-4 finish in the event for the Greyhounds with a toss of 192 feet, 6 1/4 inches. ENMU scored more than half of its points […]

Lady Rams turn back Lovington, Ruidoso

PNT staff LOVINGTON — Portales got solid pitching from junior Sasha Parker and just enough offense Saturday to post a pair of wins in the District 3-4A predistrict softball tournament, beating host Lovington 5-0 and topping Ruidoso 3-1. Parker pitched three-hitters in both games, and nearly had two shutouts — she had Ruidoso blanked until […]

ENMU BRIEFS: Rodeo team struggles in opener

Freedom Newspapers WEATHERFORD, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico women’s rodeo team finished fourth while the men were 12th in the Weatherford College Rodeo over the weekend. ENMU’s Tyrell Flewelling, competing with Kyle Roberts of New Mexico Junior College, finished second in team roping. Also for the men, Max Fortmuller tied for third in bullriding. […]

Ram tennis team places third at Hereford invite

HEREFORD, Texas — Portales boys finished third and its girls ranked fifth in their first team tennis tournaments of the spring this weekend in Hereford. “This was our second match and our first tournament,” coach Michelle Wallis said. “They improved tremendously this weekend. As far as doubles, they were playing together; as far as fundamentals, […]

ENMU’s Festival Romanico hosts area high school students

By Tony Parra The 25th Annual Festival Romanico enticed 400 to 600 high school students to the campus of Eastern New Mexico University for Spanish-speaking competitions. The high school students came from eastern New Mexico and west Texas. They competed against each other in artwork, skits, poetry, essays and for the grand finale, a talent […]

Javelinas best Hounds in 91-76 rout

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville took the lead for good with a 10-0 run midway through the first half Thursday night and the Javelinas went on to rout Eastern New Mexico University 91-76 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball matchup. Senior guard Remi Yusuf scored 17 of his game-high 28 […]

Baseball squad tabbed for fifth

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University was picked for fifth place in baseball and seventh place in softball in Lone Star Conference South Division preseason polls released by the conference office. The baseball team, which finished 26-27 under 15th-year coach Phil Clabaugh in 2004, finished ahead of only West Texas A&M in […]

ENMU men post win at South Plains

Freedom Newspapers LEVELLAND, Texas — Redshirt freshman Felix Boit led five Eastern New Mexico University runners in the top 10 Saturday as the Greyhounds took first place in men’s team standings in the South Plains College Invitational cross country meet. Boit was the individual winner in 27 minutes, 53 seconds on what was called an […]

Cross country men finish ninth at OSU

STILLWATER, Okla. — Redshirt freshman Felix Boit of Kenya finished sixth overall and Eastern New Mexico University’s men were ninth out of 21 teams on Saturday in the Cowboy Jamboree cross country meet, hosted by Oklahoma State. Boit covered the 8K course in 26 minutes, 53 seconds for the Greyhounds, who finished with 251 team […]

ENMU soccer teams picked seventh

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Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s soccer teams were picked for seventh place in the men’s Southwest Soccer Conference and the women’s Lone Star Conference in preseason polls released Wednesday by the conferences’ soccer office. Both races were close at the top. Midwestern State collecte seven of 17 first-place votes […]

Smith, Self win PHS awards

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By Kevin Wilson Chris Smith’s senior year at Portales High School was in all probability going to go down as a frustrating one, as injuries took their toll during the football, basketball and track seasons. “The year was one of the worst years, as far as I was concerned,” said Smith. Smith’s year took a […]

Greyhound sophomore captures another title in javelin toss

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PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Zach Gerleve continued his success in javelin in Angelo State’s David Noble Relays on Saturday, winning the event on his final throw of the day. Gerleve threw 173 feet in his last throw during preliminaries to take the lead from Tarleton State’s Adam Phillips. […]

Tennis teams beaten at Ruidoso

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — Ruidoso swept District 4-3A tennis duals from Portales on Tuesday, winning the girls matchup 8-1 and the boys dual 7-2. The Lady Rams (9-2 in duals) played shorthanded, with only four girls participating. They defaulted at Nos. 5 and 6 singles and at No. 3 doubles. Portales’ only win came at […]

Tucumcari sweeps past Broncos

PNT Staff FLOYD — Tucumcari posted a 14-6, 14-5 baseball sweep over Floyd on Saturday, dropping the Broncos to 0-3 for the season. Floyd begins District 6-1A action on Monday with a 3 p.m. game at Elida. Broncos coach Adam Terry said his team played well for the most part, but had costly breakdowns. They […]

ENMU soccer teams sweep Colorado Christian

PNT Sports LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Sophomore forward Johnathan Holman collected two goals and an assist Friday as Eastern New Mexico stayed unbeaten in its first season of competition with a 4-1 victory over Colorado Christian. Keith Vargas scored unassisted in the fourth minute to put the Greyhounds (2-0-1) in front, and Holman then assisted on […]

Kingsville wins going away

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By Dave Wagner Will Brown IV came out firing and never let up. The Texas A&M-Kingsville senior guard hit 10 of his first 11 shots, including five 3-pointers, and finished with 46 points to lead the Javelinas to a 89-70 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday at […]

Lady Rams win despite no treys

Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — Part of the modus operandi for the Portales girls basketball team is its prowess from 3-point range. Showing another facet of its game, Portales didn’t hit a single trey in Thursday’s opening-round game of the Mel Otero Invitational but won anyway. Weathering the early hot shooting of Del Norte, the […]

PHS volleyball takes third at Roswell

PNT Staff Freedom Newspapers The Lady Ram volleyball team swept its pool and won two of three matches in bracket play for a third-place finish in the Zia Classic at Roswell this weekend. “I thought we did really well,” Portales coach Ruth Chavez said. “It was a great tournament for us.” After sweeping Pool D […]

Father, son take first in goat-roping contest

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Tony Parra A local resident won two roping competitions at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis this weekend. Kent Best and his 12-year-old son Ryan Best teamed up to win the Words’ Championship Goat-Roping Challenge this weekend in a portable arena at the shop’s parking lot. “I’ve been roping since I was five years old,” Kent […]

Peanut butter causes rough ride, sticky contest

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Mike Linn You could be strong, agile, a skilled horseback rider and fleet of foot, but if you couldn’t inhale a peanut butter sandwich there was no hope of winning the Roosevelt Rough Rider Challenge Saturday at the Portales City Park. As a matter of fact, the contest’s winner, Lalo Aranda Jr., said his love […]