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

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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

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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 […]

Hounds capture Heartland opener

Staff report OKLAHOMA CITY — A late goal by senior Ryan Sinclair gave the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team its second win of the season Thursday night, beating Oklahoma Christian 1-0 in the Heartland Conference opener for both teams. Scoreless and heading towards overtime, Sinclair scored in the 81st minute of play, with […]

Portales prepares for ground attack

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The Portales defense gangs up on the scout team running back Wendesday afternoon. Portales expects the St. Michael’s offense to feature a heavy dose of running throughout tonight’s game.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The last time the Horsemen and the Rams met on the gridiron, the Portales ended the St. Michael’s season with a 41-7 drubbing in the final game played at Blackwater Draw. They meet again today, with the 7 p.m. affair at the new Greyhound Stadium. Regarding preparation, Portales (3-0) […]

Lady Rams cruise past Lady Rockets

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Portales senior Falyn Hamilton goes for a successful kill in the second match against Goddard. Hamilton finished with 10 kills and the Lady Rams won in straight sets.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The last time the Lady Rams volleyball team played someone from Roswell, the results weren’t great, with Portales winning the first set, only to lose the final three against the Coyotes. On Tuesday against Goddard, Portales wasn’t about to turn in a repeat performance as it swept the Lady […]

Portales stays undefeated with OT win against Clovis

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Last season in the two matches between Portales and Clovis boys soccer, the Wildcats swept the series, scoring 15 total goals and shut out the Rams in both games. When the two teams met in Clovis Tuesday, the Rams were determined to not have a repeat performance and went […]

Weekly New Mexico fishing report — Sept. 13

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & 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. Northwest Abiquiu Lake — Early in the […]

Hounds whip Western NM in debut at new stadium

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ENMU junior Kamal Cass sprints alone up the sidelines on a 78-yard touchdown in the second quarter of Saturday's game at Greyhound Stadium. Cass rushed for 239 yards and two touchdowns in Eastern New Mexico's 37-16 win.

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico football team finished its opening game at the new Greyhound Stadium with a bang, trouncing Western New Mexico 37-16 Saturday. Kamal Cass led the Greyhound (1-1) attack, finishing with two touchdowns and 239 yards rushing. Tayshaun Gary added 132 yards of his own, with quarterback […]

Rams get clean sheet win against Bulldogs

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Portales junior Julian Tellez goes for a header against Artesia during the second half of Saturday’s game. Tellez didn’t convert on the corner kick attempt, but Portales won 3-0.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com What a difference a year has made for the Portales soccer program. Last year the Rams were 0-5 after five games, having been outscored 28-4 and were shut out three times. Following Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Artesia, the Rams are now a perfect 5-0 outscoring their opponents 26-2 with […]

Hounds split on final day at Tarleton

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University managed a morning split on Saturday’s final day of Tarleton State’s TexAnn Invitational volleyball tournament, beating Arkansas-Monticello 19-25, 25-21, 29-27, 25-13 before losing to Colorado Mesa 25-18, 28-26, 23-25, 25-22. The Greyhounds (4-4), who dropped both of their Friday matches, are back in action on Tuesday […]

Hounds open on-campus facility against Mustangs

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ENMU junior running back J.J. Granados looks for space during Thursday’s practice. The Greyhounds play their home opener in their brand-new on-campus facility when they take on new Lone Star Conference member Western New Mexico at 7 p.m. today.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s football season didn’t get off to the start the Greyhounds wanted with a 49-35 loss at Southwest Baptist. They have a chance to right the ship when the open Lone Star Conference play and the new Greyhound Stadium in a 7 p.m. clash today against […]

Rio Rancho hands Clovis first defeat

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com Rio Rancho handed the Clovis Wildcats their worst loss in three seasons, cruising to a 20-0 halftime lead and a 45-7 victory. The Rams (3-0), ranked No. 1 in Class 6A, won against the Wildcats’ offensive line all night as Clovis (2-1) rushed for less than 100 total yards […]

Rams cruise in second half

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Coming into the game against West Las Vegas, Portales coach Jaime Ramirez said the Dons were a mirror-image of the Rams as both teams ran the same offense and defensive play styles. For the first half, that appeared to be true as Portales went into half-time with a 14-12 […]

Hounds absorb pair of losses at Tarleton meet

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team had a tough first day on Friday in Tarleton State’s TexAnn Invitational, losing to unbeaten Central Oklahoma 25-17, 31-29, 25-18 and to Colorado Christian 26-24, 22-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-9. The Greyhounds (3-3) complete play in the two-day event today with an 8 a.m. (MDT) […]

Rams ready for ‘mirror image’ Dons

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Senior running back Darion Ontiveros runs back a kickoff during practice. In two games Ontiveros has scored six total touchdowns.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Much like last year, the Portales Rams dominated their first two opponents and are sitting at 2-0. Next up for Portales is the three-hour drive to Las Vegas to face the West Las Vegas Dons, a team that closely resembles the Rams in more ways than just an identical […]

Adams State edges ENMU

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Eastern New Mexico freshman defender Naomi Abeyta battles an Adams State player for possession of the ball during the second half of Thursday night’s game at ENMU. Adams State won 2-0.

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico women’s soccer team was handed its second straight loss Thursday night, falling to Adams State 2-0. After playing the Grizzlies (2-1) to a 0-0 half time draw, the Greyhounds (0-2-1) seemingly lost their composure in the second half, giving up two goals on […]

Lady Rams edge Lovington in OT

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Portales Lady Rams coach Ruben Tellez congratulates his team after a 3-2 overtime victory over Lovington Thursday afternoon.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com It was a good day to be a Portales Ram as both the boys and girls soccer teams dispatched Lovington on the pitch in make-up games from Tuesday’s weather cancellations. In Portales, Lady Rams senior Hunter Royston needed just three minutes to give her team a quick lead against […]

Grizzlies use second-half flurry to dispatch Hounds

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ENMU junior forward Omary Shabani fights for possession against Adams State in the first half of Wednesday’s afternoon match.

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer team was handed its first loss of the season Wednesday, coming up one score short of Adams State, 3-2. Despite playing Adams (3-0) to a first half draw, the Greyhounds found themselves down 3-0 with only 15 minutes of play left. The first […]