Prep football rankings — Sept. 30

Maxpreps.com Class 6A Team W-L 1. Rio Rancho 5-0 2. Eldorado 5-0 3. Mayfield 4-1 4. Cleveland 4-1 5. Las Cruces High 3-2 Class 5A Team W-L 1. Centennial 5-0 2. Roswell Goddard 4-1 3. Artesia 4-1 4. Belen 4-1 5. Miyamura 5-0 Class 4A Team W-L 1. LV Robertson 5-0 2. Ruidoso 5-0 3. […]

Midwestern State, Commerce only conference unbeatens

lonestarconfefrence.org RICHARDSON, Texas — Midwestern State and Texas A&M-Commerce each won on the road Saturday and are tied for the early Lone Star Conference lead. MSU (3-0, 2-0 LSC), the only remaining unbeaten in the conference, overcame a fumble in the red zone and an interception in the end zone to post a 27-23 win […]

Zia rodoers second at Sul Ross

Staff report ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women notched their second consecutive runnerup finish in rodeo competition hosted by Sul Ross State over the weekend. The Zias posted 145 points to finish five behind Odessa College. ENMU’s men finished with 60 points, but final results were not available on Monday to determine their […]

Zias end overtime drought

Staff report DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women ended a 10-game winless in overtime games dating to the start of last season by beating Texas Woman’s 2-1 Saturday. Senior midfielder Alyssa Prince scored with 13 seconds left in the first sudden-death overtime to give the Zias a 2-1 win over the Pioneers in […]

Lady Tigers capture Capitan tournament

Staff report CAPITAN — The Elida Lady Tigers volleyball team took home the first-place trophy at the Capitan tournament with three wins over the weekend. The Lady Tigers defeated Cloudcroft on Friday night 25-15, 25-16, 25-19. In Saturday’s semifinals, they beat Fort Sumner 20-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-27, 15-6 before downing Magdalena in the championship match […]

Hounds turn back Oklahoma Christian

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University gave itself some breathing room with two late goals in a dominant first half, and the Greyhounds notched a 3-1 win over Oklahoma Christian on Saturday at the ENMU pitch. Leading just 1-0 despite a wide margin in shots against OCU (1-4-1), the Hounds (2-5-1) closed out the half […]

Mistakes costly to Hounds in loss to Lions

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Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Jacob Johnson snags a long pass between a pair of Texas A&M-Commerce defenders during the second quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Stadium. Johnson caught eight passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-32 loss to the Lions.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner @cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — From the opening kickoff, it was evident Eastern New Mexico University’s football team was going to have its hands full with Texas A&M-Commerce. Any help the Lions might have needed from the Greyhounds, though, they received. ENMU gave away 17 points on a blocked punt, […]

Zias roll to sweep of TexAnns

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University Zias bounced back from their three-game loss to Angelo State on Friday, taking out their frustrations on Tarleton State on Saturday night by beating the TexAnns 25-15, 25-23 , 25-16 at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (6-6, 2-3 Lone Star Conference) came out hitting the […]

NMMI keeps Rams winless at home

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntline Home, not so sweet, home. Everardo Ahumada scored a pair of goals and New Mexico Military Institute handed Portales a 3-0 loss to keep the Rams winless at home this season. It was the District 4-A/4A opener for the Rams. The Rams (4-6-1) fell to 0-5 at home and […]

Saiz, Lozano pace ENMU at Cowboy Jamboree

Staff report STILLWATER, Okla. — Competing in the small-university division of the meet, Eastern New Mexico University’s women finished third out of four teams while the men were sixth out of seven in Saturday’s Cowboy Jamboree cross country meet, hosted by Oklahoma State. Junior Amber Saiz led the Zias, placing eighth in 19 minutes and […]

ENMU Homecoming golf tournament results

Friday at Portales C.C. Four-person scramble Top three finishers Championship Flight: 1. Mike Parkey/Ron Tiner/Matt Brady/Jerry Partin 27-29 — 56; 2. Fabian Lopez Sr./Mark Foster/Dennis Lopez/Monty Lancaster 29-29 — 58; 3. Steve Spray/Chuck Renner/Kenny Prince/Mike Miller 29-31-60. First Flight: 1. Sia Poyer/Lee Black/Bill Price/Dan Montoya 31-33 — 64; 2. Chuck Renner/Monte Reed/Andy Edelmann/Jerry Wood 31-33 […]

Rio Rancho dismantles Cats with passing game

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Clovis senior Jaquan Franklin runs for a 13-yard gain as Rio Rancho linebacker Cody Gallegos is in pursuit in the second quarter Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Rio Rancho defeated Clovis 42-14.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — With mind-numbing efficiency, the Rio Rancho Rams found it quite easy to spoil homecoming for the Clovis Wildcats. The visiting Rams made it four in a row and five of the last six over Clovis with a 42-14 win Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Senior Easton Bruere picked […]

Staugaard, Rams run past Demons

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Portales junior running back Bronte Staugaard outruns the Eunice defense on his way to a touchdown during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — On Thursday, Portales High coach Jamie Ramirez said that in order for his team to defeat Dexter, the Rams would have to control both sides of the line of scrimmage and win on the perimeter on offense. They did just that as junior Bronte Staugaard ran for 231 […]

Big first half propels Farwell past Texico

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Farwell senior Curt Langford gets past Texico senior Hayden Spears on a 53-yard touchdown reception during the second quarter of Friday night’s game at Texico. Langford had a pair of TD catches as the Steers rolled to a 31-0 victory over the Wolverines.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com TEXICO — The first meeting in football between border rivals Texico and Farwell in at least 60 years — and perhaps ever, as far as anyone knows — turned out to be pretty one-sided. The Steers turned the ball over on their first possession — an interception on the game’s third […]

Commerce turns back Zias

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Vicky Back and Savannah Henderson scored first-half goals and Texas A&M-Commerce made them stand up for a 3-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer opener for both teams on Friday night. Back scored on a header in the box in the ninth minute […]

Driver in fatal crash indicted

Staff report A Curry County grand jury indicted a 20-year-old airman Friday of vehicular homicide, according to a news release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Tylan Bolden of Clovis is accused of causing the death of Andrew Padilla, 22. Both men were enlisted at Cannon Air Force Base. According to the release: • […]

LSC-leading Rambelles top Zias

Staff report Lone Star Conference-leading Angelo State led virtually all the way Friday night and the Rambelles handed Eastern New Mexico University a 25-17, 25-18, 25-22 volleyball loss at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (5-6, 1-3 LSC) led briefly 2-1 on a kill by senior outside hitter Lindsey Barron at the start of the first set […]

Friday area prep football summaries — Sept. 26

Fort Sumner 52, Tucumcari 14 Records: Fort Sumner 3-2, Tucumcari 0-5 Difference: The Foxes posted a 21-9 edge in first downs and a 433-187 advantage in total offense in posting their third consecutive victory. Difference-makers: Fort Sumner, junior RB Kyle Idtensohn rushed for 232 yards and two touchdowns, senior QB Garrett Hisel also scored a […]

Prep football scoreboard

Rio Rancho 42, Clovis 14 Portales 42, Dexter 21 Farwell 31, Texico 0 Fort Sumner 54,  Tucumcari 12 Muleshoe 41, Kermit 13 San Jon 78, Clovis Christian 24 Bovina 33, Hale Center 13 Mountainair at Melrose, 7 p.m. Carrizozo at Dora, 7 p.m.

Hounds look to bounce back against Lions

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com It’s been a bit of a wild ride for the Texas A&M-Commerce football team so far. The Lions opened against an overmatched NCAA Division III opponent, East Texas Baptist, and set all sorts of school and D-II records in a 98-20 rout. Then they came back to earth against FCS (formerly […]