Lady Rams take third in Peyton Chavez Memorial Tournament

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Portales junior Lindsey Blakey goes for a spike in the second set of the consolation match against Texico in the Peyton Chavez Memorial Tournament. Blakey finished with 19 kills and Portales won in five sets.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER The Lady Rams refused to get swept during their final match against the Lady Wolverines during their consolation match in the gold bracket this weekend’s Peyton Chavez Memorial Volleyball Tournament as Portales fought back from a two-set deficit to salvage its weekend with a five-set win 17-25, 18-25, 25-21, […]

Greyhound soccer gets late goal for win

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ENMU senior forward Ryan McManus dribbles past two Lubbock Christain defenders in the first half of Saturday’s match at Greyhound Stadium.McManus would assist on ENMU’s final goal of the game, helping the Hounds win 2-1.

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR The Easter New Mexico men’s soccer team earned a much needed win Saturday afternoon, beating conference opponent Lubbock Christian 2-1 at home. The Greyhounds (3-5-1, 2-4 Heartland) found the much needed win off two goals from first-time scorers Raith Houle and Mitchell Meisinger. Both players have been around the […]

Rams coast to victory over Espanola Valley

By Matthew Asher Staff writer ESPANOLA — After Portales lost its Homecoming game to Dexter, the Rams needed a tune-up game before starting district play and that’s just what they got Friday night with a 52-0 mercy-rule win over the Espanola Sundevils. To call this a one-sided win would be an understatement, as Portales […]

Hounds look to reclaim Wagon Wheel

By David Norton Sports editor The game is here, the teams are ready and only one will walk away with the prize. That prize of course is the coveted Wagon Wheel and the match up is between Eastern New Mexico and West Texas A&M. The Greyhounds (2-2, 2-1 LSC) will have their hands full […]

Melrose Buffs Trample Dora Coyotes 60-6

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER DORA —If there were any doubts as to whether or not the defending state champions Melrose Buffaloes are still a contender for a title run, they answered it with a 60-6 win over the Dora Coyotes Friday to kick off 8-man district 4. Coming into the game, both Dora […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds top UTPB in women’s soccer, volleyball

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team scored three goals over the final 25 minutes of the first half on Friday night, and it was just enough to hold off Texas-Permian Basin 3-2 in Lone Star Conference play at Greyhound Stadium. The winless Falcons (0-6-1, 0-3-0 LSC) outshot the Greyhounds 19-10 overall […]

Portales needs offensive firepower against Espanola

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Portales wide receiver Tyrese Dawson pulls down a catch during Tuesday’s practice. Last week against Dexter, Dawson led the Rams in receiving with three catches for 29 yards.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Following last week’s homecoming loss to Dexter, the Portales Rams look to get back on the winning track as they travel to Espanola Valley tonight to take on the winless Sundevils with an early 6 p.m. start. Portales’ offense last week was simply shut down the entire game as […]

Goddard hands Portales its first loss of season

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Portales’ Junior Salamon goes for a header off a corner kick in the second half of Thursday’s match. The header was unsuccessful as Portales was just 1-6 on corner kick opportunities in its 7-1 loss to Goddard.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER After 12 matches, the Portales Rams boys soccer team has finally lost its first game of the season coming by way of a 7-1 home loss against Goddard in one of Portales’ final non-conference games of the season. “We just didn’t play very well,” Rams coach Nathan Dodge said. […]

Portales soccer keeps on rolling against Moriarty

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Portales’ Pedro Perea dribbles past a Moriarty defender in the second half of Tuesday’s match. Perea would score his third goal of the game about a minute later, giving Portales a 6-1 victory.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER The Portales Rams boys soccer team is still undefeated and got back to its winning ways Tuesday afternoon posting a 6-1 victory over District 4-4A foe Moriarty at Portales High. With head coach Nathan Dodge serving his one-game suspension after receiving a red card against Hope Christian on Saturday, […]

Frye gets LSC Player of the Week honors

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Last week, Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Mirka Zamarripa was named the Lone Star Conference’s co-offensive player of the week for her efforts on the soccer pitch. This week, senior Lauren Frye took home the LSC player of the week volleyball honor on offense for her part ENMU’s three […]

Weekly New Mexico fishing report — Sept. 27

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 […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds post 2-0 win over Pioneers

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Senior midfielder/defender Tori Hendrickson connected on a penalty kick in the first half and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team went on to beat Texas Woman’s 2-0 on Sunday in a Lone Star Conference match. The contest was moved from TWU’s field in Denton, deemed unplayable due to […]

Portales, Hope Christian go dead even on pitch


By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER 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

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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 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

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

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER 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 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 […]