Six ENMU players earn preseason All-American honors

Staff report Six members of the 2014 Eastern New Mexico University football squad have garnered preseason All-America status from USA College Football Division II All-American. Three of the players were first-team selections — running back Jordan Wells of Austin, Texas, and defensive backs Kevin Reaves and Darrelyn McCloud, both from Albuquerque. Wide receiver Jacob Johnson […]

Area rodeoers fall short in prep nationals

Staff report ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Recent Elida High graduate Hunter Haley made Saturday’s short go in the National High School Rodeo Association finals in goat tying, coming in 18th with a time of 12.97 seconds. Haley, who plans to rodeo in college at Eastern New Mexico University, finished 18th in the average at 30.95 […]

Rams players making switch to new positions


By Dave Wagner Sports writer In his Portales High career, Matt Martinez has shown himself to be a versatile athlete for the Rams. Now coming into his senior season in football, Martinez is hoping to make a successful transition to quarterback for third-year coach Jaime Ramirez. Facing mostly larger schools in Friday’s 7-on-7 competition […]

Roosevelt 10-11s romp in state opener

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Roosevelt County 10-11 All-Stars rode a pair of home runs from Baylor Diaz to a 15-4 rout of Los Alamos County in the opening round of the state Little League 10-11 tournament on Saturday. Roosevelt County ended the game on the 10-run rule with six runs in the […]

ENMU hosts 500 players in 7-on-7

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Portales defender Jacob Salgado touches down a Lubbock Coronado receiver during Friday’s 7-on-7 competition at the ENMU practice field. With no pads during the scirmmages, a one-hand touch by a defensive player against a receiver ended the play.

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University may have had fewer teams than it its previous two 7-on-7 football events, but Greyhounds coach Josh Lynn said more players were involved. A total of 30 teams participated in the 7-on-7, along with a lineman challenge, on Friday at the ENMU practice field. “We may not […]

ENMU to host 7-on-7 competition

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Teams participating in Eastern New Mexico University’s 7-on-7 football camp today won’t necessarily be working on what they’ll do when the season rolls around. It does, however, help get them in the football mindset. About 30 teams will take part in the all-passing event today at the ENMU practice […]

N.M. Fishing Report — July 17

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: Fishing was good using […]

Walker, Haley on pace for short round

Staff report ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — The first round of the National High School Finals Rodeo was completed Wednesday morning in Rock Springs, with a pair of eastern New Mexico competitors have positioning themselves for a chance to advance to Saturday’s short round. Dora senior Joshua Walker posted a time of 9.44 seconds in calf […]

Friends, famiy compete

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Shad Mayfield of Clovis ropes his calf Thursday in the ribbon Roping event of the HPJRA at the Curry County Events Center. Mayfield posted a time of 8.02.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer CLOVIS — It was a quiet night at the Curry County Events Center, unlike the morning that preceded it and the nights that are about to follow. But some noise was worth tolerating. “I figure you don’t want to turn off the air conditioning,” Todd Handley said, “so I’ll […]

ENMU’s Buurma recognized

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University quarterback Jeremy Buurma is one of 182 college football players nominated for the 1014 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team. Buurma, a Las Cruces High graduate who will be a redshirt junior in the fall, was recognized for community service accomplishments including organizing and instructing a four-week […]