Injuries give new Hound players opportunity

Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Several veterans are nursing injuries during Eastern New Mexico University’s spring football drills, but coach Bud Elliott and his staff aren’t too concerned. It just gives them more opportunity to look at less experienced players. The Greyhounds, who have been practicing for three weeks, had an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday morning […]

State champs begin new tennis season

Kevin Wilson The year is getting a lot busier for Portales High senior Hailey Quick, and that’s not even counting her responsibilities as a student. The 5-foot-2 1/2-inch Quick (“Gotta have the half-inch,” she said) is getting prepared for her final season of Portales tennis, as she and her teammates prepare to defend the Class […]

ENMU looks for funding to kickstart men’s soccer

By David Arkin Eastern New Mexico University is excited about fielding its first ever men’s soccer team in the fall. They will be even more excited though if that team gets a little financial assistant in operational costs for its first year from the Legislature. Officials are seeking $100,000 for start up and operational costs […]

Greyhounds win fourth-straight

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University put together a 21-0 run and got double-figure scoring from six players on Thursday to rout depth-think Oklahoma Panhandle State 97-71 in men’s college basketball. The Greyhounds (6-3) won their fourth in a row — all on the road — and broke away from a 28-28 […]

Untested Rams open with Tulia

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Tony Parra The Portales Rams boys basketball team will know where it stands after playing in the Shallowater Shootout Tournament this weekend. The Rams tip-off their season in the Texas tournament with an 11:30 a.m. game today against the Class 2A Tulia Hornets. “They (Tulia) are young, very athletic and they get up and down […]

Dora boys to defend Class A title

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Tony Parra The Dora Coyotes lost several players from last season’s state championship team, and they’re comfortable with dropping below the radar of most teams this season. “We have a young group, but we’re not going to use that as an excuse,” Dora coach Ty Thatcher said. “We are thought of as the underdogs and […]

Broncos reloaded for 2003-04 campaign

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — As high schoolers will tend to do, some of Floyd High’s more talented basketball players have graduated over the past few years. Much to the delight of Broncos coach Jeff Gillespie, though, a drop off in talent hasn’t been the result. “I lost some great shooters last year,” Gillespie said […]

Zias’ basketball team prepares for new season

Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Players on this year’s Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball roster range from point guards playing shooting guard (and vice versa) to forwards playing center. They also come from as far as California and as close as Portales. Whether new or experienced, small or big, these Zias are bound together with […]

Portales sweeps Lovington for state championship title

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Mike Linn The Portales Lady Rams have no love for Lovington. Not in Portales. Not in Lovington. Not even in Roswell. The Lady Rams capped off their season in style Saturday night after sweeping Lovington in three sets in Roswell to win the 3A state volleyball championship. The Lady Rams defeated Lovington four times this […]

Portales hopes third time a charm against Dons

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By Kevin Wilson Based only on the events that have transpired this volleyball season, Portales High is not destined for its fourth-straight state title match appearance. However, the Lady Rams have two reasons to think a victory over West Las Vegas in today’s 1 p.m. Class 3A semifinal is possible, despite going 0-2 against the […]