Portales, Hope Christian go dead even on pitch


By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Rams soccer team may not have won it’s 10th-straight match to start out the 2016 campaign, but the Rams fought hard to start out District 4-4A play and leave their home pitch with a 1-1 tie against Hope Christian. With Portales and Hope Christian currently ranked by […]

Greyhounds need four sets to best Cameron

Staff photo: Matthew Asher
Greyhound senior Lauren Frye goes for a successful kill in the first set of ENMU's match against Cameron Saturday evening. Fry finished with 28 kills and ENMU won in four sets.

STAFF REPORT After a heartbreaking five-set loss to Midwestern Friday, the Eastern New Mexico volleyball team bounced back with a 3-1 win over Cameron University to grab their first Lone Star Conference win 25-16, 25-22, 25-27 and 25-18. “You’re supposed to win your home games, or at least try to, and then go on the […]

Gateway Christian edges Dora Coyotes

STAFF REPORT ROSWELL — The Dora Coyotes (2-2) gave 8-man No. 1 Gateway Christian everything they had on Friday night, only to come up short in a 30-26 loss to the state’s No. 1-ranked 8-man team. The Coyotes matched the Warriors (4-0) score for score in the game. The difference? Two-point conversions. “We scored the […]

ENMU prevents late Angelo State comeback attempt

STAFF REPORT SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior Kamal Cass rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns, and Eastern New Mexico University withstood Angelo State’s fourth-quarter flurry to secure a 25-14 Lone Star Conference win Saturday night. ENMU (2-2, 2-1 LSC), which fell behind 35-0 in last week’s loss to No. 6 Texas A&M-Commerce, pulled a […]

Hounds look to bounce back at ASU

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University football team will look to get back on track Saturday, traveling to San Angelo, Texas, to take on Angelo State in another Lone Star Conference matchup. Both teams are coming off big-time losses, with the Greyhounds (1-2, 1-1 LSC) falling to No. 6 Texas […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Mustangs outlast Hounds in 5

Staff report Midwestern State rallied from a pair of one-game deficits on Friday night to outlast Eastern New Mexico University 21-25, 25-20, 14-25, 25-20, 15-12 in Lone Star Conference volleyball at Greyhound Arena. Erin Richburg posted a double-double for the Mustangs (7-5, 3-1 LSC) with 11 kills and 10 digs. The Hounds (5-7, 0-2) were […]

Dexter hands Rams first defeat, 24-13

Correspondent photo: Chris Cook
Portales’ Josiah Lucero wraps up Dexter’s Gabino Rodriguez in Friday’s non-district game at Greyhound Stadium.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The quest for back-to-back undefeated seasons for the Portales Rams came to a unexpected halt Friday night when the Dexter Demons capitalized on Portales’ miscues and handed the Rams a 24-13 loss to spoil their homecoming game. It was a game that focused on defense as the Dexter 3-0 […]

Lubbock Cooper outlasts Clovis

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com Despite losing to Texas’ No. 13 Lubbock Cooper High 24-13 Friday night, the Clovis High football team came close to pulling off what could be considered a big upset and played a sound ball game. The final score could have been much different in either direction, with both teams […]

Prep roundup: Mules topple Idalou

STAFF REPORT MULESHOE — Senior quarterback Beto Diaz completed 20-of-23 passes for 230 yards and four touchdowns and Muleshoe posted a 31-9 victory over Idalou on Friday night. Diaz threw scoring tosses of 9 and 24 yards to senior wide receiver Jason Florez in the second quarter, and 15 yards to senior Tre Villa and […]

Fishing report — Sept. 22

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Ute Lake: Fishing slow to fair using bottom […]

Hounds beat Highlands in four sets

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University used several significant runs  on Tuesday to open its home schedule with a 25-20, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21 non-league win over rival New Mexico Highlands at Greyhound Arena. Senior outside hitter Lauren Frye led the Greyhounds (5-5) with 25 kills, including five in a row to close out […]

Portales boys soccer remains undefeated

Staff photo: Matthew Asher

Portales senior Freddy Exiga dribbles through two Robertson defenders in the second half of Tuesday’s match in Portales. Exiga had one assist in the first half helping Portales win 10-1.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The unbeaten Portales boys soccer team continued to prepare for its upcoming District 4-4A schedule on Tuesday, blowing out Robertson 10-1 at PHS. In almost a mirror-image of their 7-2 victory over St. Michael’s on Saturday, the Rams (8-0) again had to play a man down nearly the entire […]

Portales splits with St. Michael’s

Staff photo: Matthew Asher

Portales freshman Jesus Chavez, left, watches his shot go past the St. Michael’s goalie in the first half of Portales’ 7-2 win over the Horsemen. Chavez’ goal tied the game at one and Portales would score the next six goals of the match.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales boys soccer team continued its undefeated run to start off the 2016 campaign with a 7-2 victory over the St. Michael’s Horsemen. While St. Michael’s (0-6) has yet to win a game this season, Portales didn’t make it easy as it spent all but three minutes of […]

Texas A&M-Commerce thumps ENMU

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson

Eastern New Mexico defensive back Quavshaun Branch pulls down Texas A&M-Commerce receiver Lance Evans in the second quarter. Commerce won 49-10.

The Eastern New Mexico football team ran up against the Lone Star Conference’s best on Saturday afternoon and when all was said and done, No. 7 Texas A&M-Commerce walked off the field with a 49-10 drumming of the Greyhounds. Physically outmatched at nearly every position, the Greyhounds (1-2, 1-1 LSC) struggled defensively to stop the […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Volleyball, men’s soccer teams fall on road

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville rode 10 kills, four total blocks and two aces from junior middle blocker Lexi Wick and nine kills and four blocks from sophomore middle blocker Haley Hutchinson to a 25-20, 25-14, 25-14 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Kingsville (10-1, 2-0 LSC) […]

FRIDAY PREP ROUNDUP: Buffs thump Tatum for third win in row

Staff report TATUM — The Melrose Buffaloes continued to roll on Friday night, beating winless Tatum 50-0 in a game called midway through the third quarter on the 50-point mercy rule. Junior Carson Fraze ran for four touchdowns for the Buffaloes (3-1), including the game-ender from 10 yards out. He also scored on runs of […]

Wildcats rally to top Goddard, move to 3-1

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com ROSWELL — After a shaky first half where they were down by eight, the Clovis High Wildcats bounced back heading out of the locker room, shutting out Goddard the rest of the way and winning 27-14 Friday behind an opportunistic defense. While the first half saw few gains offensively […]

Rams rip St. Mike’s to improve to 4-0

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Portales senior Darion Ontiveros breaks the tackle of a St. Michael’s  defender in the first quarter of Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. The Rams never trailed in a 41-13 victory over the Horsemen.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Rams finally got to play their first full home football game of the season on Friday night. After dispatching the St. Michael’s Horsemen 41-13 at Greyhound Stadium, the Rams showed they should be considered one of the elite teams in Class 4A. In order to make sure […]

Hounds host No. 7 Lions

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University football team will take on the Lone Star Conference’s preseason favorite today in the form of the high-powered No. 7 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions, with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds (1-1, 1-0 LSC) are coming off their first win, beating […]

Lightning gives Clovis early game win over Portales

Staff photo: Matthew Asher

Portales sophomore Rebekah Christensen fights for ball control against a Clovis defender in the first half of Thursday’s weather-shortened game.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com CLOVIS — The Rams and Wildcats knew Thursday’s game on the pitch would be in threat of cancellation due to weather and even with the start time moved up to 5 p.m., the weather had the final say as the game was called midway into the second half, giving […]