Hounds out of Top 25, but score preseason votes

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Aaron Johnson gets past corner Quavshaun “Q” Branch during Saturday’s scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds picked up 12 points in the preseason AFCA Division II poll.

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University is not officially ranked in Division II, but the Greyhound squad is at least in the picture. The Greyhounds garnered 12 points in the “also receiving votes” category of the preseason American Football Coaches Association’s D-II poll. Eastern, which finished 7-3 and claimed a share of the Lone Star […]

Hounds hold first scrimmage

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Senior running back Jordan Wells tries to turn the corner as defender Tim Foley reaches out during Saturday morning’s scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s first football scrimmage of the season on Saturday was probably about the way a coach would like it — some good things to talk about, other areas that need work. The Greyhounds, in full pads for the first time, went about 2 […]

Zias aim to prove they belong

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Karra Day, who led the Zias in assists last season, sets a ball during Thursday 
afternoon practice at Greyhound Arena. The Zias open the season Sept. 5 at the Lady Buff Classic at West Texas A&M.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Karra Day shouldn’t really be here. That’s not to say the 5-foot-10 setter doesn’t belong on the court at Eastern New Mexico University, where she led the Zias with 494 assists last year. Rather, the native of Escondido, California, wasn’t the target in 2010 when New Mexico Military Institute […]

Quarterback battle friendly one

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Sophomore Shawn Miller looks for an opening on a run during Wednesday morning practice at Portales High School. Miller was one of many linemen who took handoffs while the defense practiced against the run.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Whatever happens with the quarterbacks, the line, the defense, the Portales Rams are steadfast in the belief they win and lose, succeed and fail, together. “My goal is to show everybody this team’s a brotherhood,” senior Paul Conrow said Wednesday. “If we’re close off the field, we’re going to […]

Lobo women drop final game in Italy

Staff report The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team are leaving Italy with nearly 17 hours of travel ahead of them and a 2-2 record during their 10-day tour. The Netherlands National Team took a 54-41 win Wednesday night to score a sweep in the back-to-back games. The Dutch beat UNM 53-44 Tuesday. “I […]

New Mexico fishing report — Aug. 14

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: Trout fishing was slow […]

Hounds have 137 for first day

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Freshman safety Ismael Garrett fields a punt as assistant Kelly Lee watches during practice Tuesday at Eastern New Mexico University. The Greyhounds had 137 come out, according to third-year coach Josh Lynn.

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University kicked off football practice on Tuesday with 137 prospects reporting for the opening workout. The Greyhounds are hoping to defend their Lone Star Conference co-championship of a year ago. They were picked for third in the LSC’s preseason poll. Third-year coach Josh Lynn said he hardly feels […]

Jones-Kcholi adds track duties to cross country at ENMU

Danielle Jones-Kcholi

Staff report Just three years after Danielle Jones-Kcholi finished competing for the Eastern New Mexico University track and cross crountry teams, she is now coach for both programs. The university announced the move Tuesday in a release. Jones-Kholi was already the college’s cross country coach, and takes over the track program from Melinda Bendik. “I […]

UNM women’s team absorbs first loss in Italy

Staff report ROME, Italy — The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team suffered its first loss during its tour of Italy on Tuesday, with the Netherlands National Team scoring a 53-44 victory in an exhibition game. The two teams face off again at 6:30 p.m. today (10:30 a.m. MDT), with the Lobos returning home […]

Former Hound signs with Polish pro team

Staff report Former Eastern New Mexico University point guard Rodney Blackmon has agreed to a contract to play professional basketball overseas in Poland’s Tauron Basket Liga. Blackmon, according to Eurobasket.com, is the top point guard on the depth charts for Polpharma Starogard Gdnaski. He is one of three Americans on the team, along with Tony […]

Back into action

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Destinee Sotelo, left, returns the ball during a drill Monday at the Ram Athletic Center. There were 38 athletes on the first day of volleyball practice.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com It was a day of conditioning for plenty of Portales High athletes, with Monday as the first day for non-football sports. Things started bright and early for the volleyball squad. “We started out this morning at 6:30 at the hills at Eastern (New Mexico University),” volleyball coach Ruth Chavez […]

Douglas Stone Memorial Scores

Douglas Stone Memorial Tournament Friday-Sunday Portales Country Club *won on scorecard playoff Championship Flight David Gutierrez-Sid Felan 63-64-65-192* Mark Foster-Jordan Moore 67-61-64-192 Chad Heflin-Matt Hunton 67-66-66-199 Bobby Crane-Wayne Moore 68-69-68-203 Jason Howl-Will Archibeque 65-67-72-204 David Brooks-Ron Harman 70-68-67-205 Rustin Rowley-Andy Reynolds 71-70-68-209 Shawn Scanlan-Mike Majors 71-69-71-211 First Flight Amit Bhakta-Keith Kiser 72-70-65-207* Jerry Wood-Rick White […]

Learning their lines

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Portales coach Jaime Ramirez talks to Ram players about the importance of going hard throughout practice Thursday morning at Portales High School.

Staff report Portales High football coach Jaime Ramirez and his staff pretty much know what they have in the skill positions as they prepare for the upcoming season. The offensive and defensive lines, though, are another story. The Rams completed their first week of practice on Friday with their first full day in pads. Ramirez, […]

Lobo women stay perfect in Italy

Staff report PESARO, Italy — The University of New Mexico stayed perfect on its Italy tour Saturday, notching a 70-54 win over the Adriatic Sea Sirens. Junior Brea Mitchell hit four 3-pointers as part of her game-high 16 points in the win at Pesaro, Italy. Clovis native Antiesha Brown poured in 13 points and nine […]

Rodeoers take ENMU top athlete honors

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Staff report A pair of rodeo standouts were named the greatest athletes for the most recent athletic  year at Eastern New Mexico. Logan Medlin of Tatum, who was the national champion team roping healer the last two years, was named Greatest Greyhound. Greatest Zia honors went to Hayden Segelke, the 2012 and 2013 all-around national […]

Lobos pull rout in Italy tour opener

Staff report VICENZA, Italy — Clovis native Antiesha Brown earned game MVP honors with 16 points and six steals, and the University of New Mexico got its tour of Italy off to a rousing start with a 74-37 victory over AS Vicenza Thursday night in the NCAA Vicenza Tour exhibition. After the squads were tied […]

N.M. fishing report — Aug. 7

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: Trout fishing was fair […]

Rams’ ‘Midnight madness’ draws 55

Staff report Portales High’s version of “midnight madness” went pretty well, Rams coach Jaime Ramirez said on Monday. The Rams kicked off football practice with a 12:01 a.m. start on Monday and went until about 3 a.m., Ramirez said, adding that the last part of it was devoted to conditioning. “They enjoyed it,” Ramirez said […]

Rams ready for early start

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The Portales Rams are hoping for another big year from junior Bronte Staugaard. As a sophomore, Staugaard led Portales with 1,433 rushing yards on 208 carries and 13 touchdowns.

Staff report The Portales Rams are going to get the earliest start possible on the football season. Third-year coach Jaime Ramirez said PHS will have a “midnight madness” practice, starting at 12:01 a.m. on Monday at the Rams’ practice facility. He said players will report for a short meeting about 11:30 p.m., and the scrimmage […]

ENMU names Hart interim men’s soccer coach

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University acted quickly to fill its men’s soccer position. Tyler Hart, 26, a former ENMU player who served as a graduate assistant for the team last season, was named the interim coach on Wednesday. He replaces Harold Munoz, who recently resigned the position after spending six […]