Eastern’s Burks drawing attention in senior year


By Rick White Correspondent When Matthew Burks homered in his first at-bat as an Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound last season, he doubled his career home run total. In all of his previous youth league, high school, junior college and summer league games combined, he had homered just once. Burks kept hitting home runs, finishing […]

Greyhounds go cold late, fall 55-47

JOSHUA LUCERO: Staff photo

ENMU junior guard John Gilliam pushes past Cameron University senior Desmond Henry during the Greyhounds’ Wednesday night game at Greyhound Arena. Gilliam scored a team-high 17 points.

Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com With five minutes to go in the second half on Wednesday, Eastern New Mexico University looked like they could get their first Lone Star Conference win of the season with the game knotted. Then Cameron went on an 11-0 run, and by the time the host Greyhounds scored again it […]

New Mexico fishing report — Feb. 12

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. Northeast Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. Clayton […]

Prep summaries

Girls District 4-1A Elida 53, Grady 33 Grady (11-9, 2-3) — Morgan Borden 1 0-0 2, Kyeli Stowe 2 8-11 12, Jordyn Stowe 2 3-7 8, Avery Jones 3 0-0 7, Yara Sotelo 1 2-2 4. Totals : 9 13-20 33 Elida (14-5, 5-0) — Marily Varela 4 1-2 9, Madison Haley 3 0-0 6, […]

Blakey scores 30 in win

Staff reports Kambrey Blakey scored 30 points and fell one rebound shy of a triple-double as Portales got their 16th win of the season in a 66-36 win over Ruidoso Tuesday night. Blakey had 11 steals and nine rebounds to go with her 30 points on the night as the Lady Rams (16-6) won their […]

ENMU men’s , women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 11

MEN Cameron at ENMU • When: 7:30 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: Cameron 10-11 (2-7 LSC), ENMU 7-15 (0-9) • Last meeting: The Aggies beat the Greyhounds 98-71 in the LSC opener for both teams on Jan. 7 at Lawton, Okla. • Last time out: Cameron lost […]

Grizzlies avoid series sweep against Hounds

Staff report Defensive mistakes cost Eastern New Mexico University’s team four runs and a potential season-opening series sweep on Sunday. An error with two out and nobody on turned into a three-run third for Adams State, and a passed ball set up the second of two fourth-inning runs as the Grizzlies held on for a […]

PHs boys, girls basketball capsules — Feb. 10

Boys Portales at Ruidoso When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-4A game Records: Portales 11-9 (3-0 district), Ruidoso 9-13 (1-2) Last meeting: Jan. 31, the Rams beat Ruidoso 58-42 at the Ram Athletic Center. Last time out: Portales routed East Mountain 84-43 at the RAC on Friday. Ruidoso, which beat New Mexico Military in […]

Zias complete 2-1 first weekend

Staff report WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Junior right fielder Marleyna Pinon hit a tie-breaking, two-out solo home run in the top of the fourth inning and the Eastern New Mexico University softball team went on to a 14-9 victory over Washburn on Sunday, wrapping up play 2-1 in the season-opening Southwestern Oklahoma round-robin. The Zias pounded […]

Huelga shines for Zias on final day of UNM meet

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University senior Sabrina Huelga, who helped the Zias win the distance medley relay on Friday, posted a seventh-place finish in the women’s 800 on Saturday in the University of New Mexico’s Collegiate Classic indoor track meet. Huelga’s time in the 800 was two minutes, 16.32 seconds. In Friday’s […]

ENMU saturday’s linescores

Baseball First game ENMU 17, Adams State 5 Adams State    000  110  003 —  5    9    3 ENMU        400  440  50x —17    20    3 Andrew MacMahon, Ben Williams (4), Dylan Sherry (5), Luke Bradshaw (7), Challis Wright (8) and Quinn Tiernan, Jake Montoya (6); Cody Pope, James Gray (6) and Steven Moore. W — […]

Eastern Basketball summaries and LSC update

Saturday Lone Star Conference Men Angelo State 69, ENMU 49 Angelo State (21-1, 9-0) — Demario Mayfield 8-10 5-9 22, Marsell Holden 3-7 2-3 11, Chris Jones 7-8 2-2 16, Raijon Kelly 3-8 1-1 7, Bilal Richardson 0-0 0-0 0, DeQuavious Wagner 2-2 0-0 5, Brentine Taylor 1-2 2-5 4, Thomas Brandsma 0-1 0-0 0, […]

Greyhounds drop ninth straight in LSC

Staff report The Angelo State men’s basketball team is on a roll like never seen. Senior guard-forward Demario Mayfield scored 22 points and added seven rebounds and six assists as the seventh-ranked Rams remained firmly entrenched in the Lone Star Conference lead on Saturday with a 69-49 win over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound […]

Rams to host alumni night

The Portales Rams basketball program will be hosting a gathering for ex-Portales Rams varsity boys basketball players this Friday February 13th, at the Ram Athletic Center. To RSVP for the event email Rickie McBroom at rmcbroom;portalesschools.com or Randy McBroom ar ramcbroom;portalesschools.com. The Rams will also take on NMMI next Friday in their final regular season […]

Stinnett nets in win 37 in win

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Sarah Stinnett had no idea she was near a school record. She was just trying to help her team win a basketball game. The junior guard from Fort Sumner had a surprised look as she perused the final stat sheet after scoring 37 points — including 26 in the […]

Greyhounds offense shows in sweep

JOSHUA  LUCERO: Staff photo

Greyhound senior Blake Cooper steals second base before Adams State University’s Tyler Thurston can tag him out Saturday during the Greyhounds doubleheader against the Adams State Grizzlies at Greyhound baseball field.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico manager David Gomez said earlier this week that he wants his team to play “Gorilla ball” and hit the ball off and over the fence. So far, so good, as the Greyhounds hit four homers and pounded out 20 hits in a 17-5 rout over Adams […]

Texico sweeps Dexter

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com TEXICO — The rematch of last year’s Class 2A boys state championship game didn’t exactly come down to the wire. Dexter, which beat Texico for the then-2A crown a year ago, graduated essentially all of its talent off that team. Texico ended a five-game losing streak in crushing the Demons 56-22 […]

Rams, Lady Rams cruise past East Mountain

Staff photo: Derek Major
Portales senior McKenzie Bucksath battles for rebound position with a East Mountain player during Friday’s District 4-4A girls contest at the Ram Athletic Center. Bucksath finished with nine points as the Lady Rams cruised to a 67-9 victory over the Lady Timberwolves.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales High basketball teams stayed undefeated in district play with dominating wins over East Mountain. The boys won 84-43 while the Lady Rams overwhelmed the Lady Timberwolves 67-9 on Friday night at the Ram Athletic Center. Jeremie Karngbaye owned the paint with 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Rams […]

Friday area prep summaries — Feb. 6

BOYS Non-district Lubb. Southcrest Christian 40, CCS 28 Clovis Christian (1-19) —  Joaquin Lopez 3, Josh Fly 1, Will Ramsey 4, Nate Baker 4, Isaac Lindo 2, Tucker Fly 4, Dev Cockrell 10. Totals 11 5-15 28. Lubbock Southcrest Christian — Daniel Pruitt 6, Dylan Mora 4, Brandon Willis 2, Bryce Garrison 6, Matt Hathaway […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Feb. 7

MEN Angelo State at ENMU • When: 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: Angelo State 20-1 (8-0 LSC), ENMU 7-14 (0-8) • Last meeting: ASU pounded the Greyhounds 112-81 on Jan. 17 at San Angelo, Texas. • Last time out: The Rams held off West Texas A&M […]