No. 7 Lady Buffs hand ENMU 67-45 loss

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Suffice it to say, it was a long day for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team on Saturday. The Greyhounds fell behind 7-0 in just over 2 1/2 minutes, and had only 16 points nearly midway through the third quarter. Their leading scorer for the game, senior guard […]

Rams pull sweep at Ruidoso

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com RUIDOSO — The beginning of District 4-4A play couldn’t have gone any better for Portales, as the Ram teams left Ruidoso Friday night with a sweep. The Lady Rams had a blowout 68-25 win and the Rams outlasted the Warriors 90-71. The Rams (11-8, 1-0) built up a 44-27 […]

Floyd scores sweep of Clovis Christian

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Floyd freshman guard Ryan Wallace takes a fastbreak to the lane in the second quarter of the game against Clovis Christian Friday night. Wallace scored four points and Floyd won 52-17.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com FLOYD — For the second time in 10 days the Floyd Broncos and Lady Broncos swept the Clovis Christian Eagles. The Lady Broncos won the opening contest 52-17 and the boys defeated the Eagles 75-41 to close out the Friday night homecoming games. The Lady Broncos (7-11, 3-2) lead […]

Site rates ENMU football best in New Mexico

Staff report Eastern New Mexico is the best college football team in the Land of Enchantment, so says online site HERO Sports. The website released a list of the top college football team for each state, regardless of classification, with the Greyhounds making the cut for New Mexico. The summary notes “Eastern New Mexico is […]

Eagles hold off Lady Cats

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Junior Jaci Sievers dribbles around Hobbs defender junior Payton O’Brain Friday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s girls found themselves in a nine-point hole by the end of the first quarter on Friday night, and it proved to be a deficit from which they couldn’t recover. Sophomore guard Amaya Lewis scored 21 points and Hobbs rode the early advantage to a 48-37 District 4-6A […]

Hobbs upends Clovis

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Clovis seniors Cory Knight, left, and Eli Rodriguez try to guard Hobbs’ Jordaan Gonzales Friday. The Wildcat duo forced Gonzales to make an errant pass that went for a turnover in the first half. Gonzales had a game-high 19 in Hobbs’ 72-46 win.

STAFF REPORT HOBBS — The Clovis Wildcats made strides Friday night in their last regular-season district game at Ralph Tasker Arena, at least for now, but it wasn’t enough to keep up with Hobbs in a 72-46 loss. Jordaan Gonzales scored 19 points to lead three players  in double figures for the Eagles (12-7, 2-0 […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Jan. 30

ENMU AT WEST TEXAS A&M Men • When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at Canyon, Texas • Records: ENMU (5-13, 1-5 Lone Star Conference), West Texas A&M 16-7 (4-3) • Last season: WT beat the Greyhounds twice, winning 76-73 at Portales and 96-86 at Canyon. • Last time out: ENMU hasn’t played since last Saturday, when […]

District time begins for Rams

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Portales coach Wade Fraze instructs, from left, Kelly Fraze, Bailey Rowley and Lindsay Blakey on proper defensive charging techniques Thursday afternoon. The Lady Rams travel to face Ruidoso today in their District 4-4A opener.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com District play is upon the city of Portales. Today both the Rams and Lady Rams travel to Ruidoso for the first of six games to determine district tournament seeding. Tipoff for the girls varsity game is 5:30 p.m. and the boys varsity game to follow. The Lady Rams (15-3) […]

LSC basketball tourney tickets on sale

Staff report The Lone Star Conference is now selling advance tickets for the Lone Star Conference Basketball Championship, scheduled for March 2-5 at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas. Tickets are available at all member institutions until March 1 at a discounted rate. Tickets are on sale in the ENMU Athletics Office, located in […]

Cass, Jurek honored

STAFF REPORT A pair of ENMU football players were named to the NCAA Division II All-Super Region IV Team Wednesday morning. Sophomore running back Kamal Cass and senior offensive linemen William Jurek were selected by the Don Hansen Football Committee. Cass garnered first team honors, while Jurek was chosen to the second team. The duo […]

LSC softball rankings released

Staff report Defending Lone Star Conference softball champion West Texas A&M was a comfortable choice to repeat in the conference’s annual preseason poll. The Buffs, who went 22-6 in LSC play and claimed both the regular season and tournament titles, claimed 17 first-place votes from a mix of 25 LSC coaches, sports information directors and […]

Portales girls rout Lovington

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Portales’ Sky Marianito prevents a Lovington drive in the first half of Tuesday’s game. The Lady Rams outscored the Lady Wildcats 39-10 in the second half en route to a 57-24 victory.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Leading by just four points against Lovington to start the third quarter on Tuesday night, the Lady Rams went on a 19-2 run to put the game out of reach and cruised to a 57-24 victory. Portales (15-3) jumped out to a 12-4 lead after the first quarter but […]

Buffs tabbed to repeat at LSC baseball champs

STAFF REPORT RICHARDSON, Texas — West Texas A&M was selected to repeat as Lone Star Conference baseball champions, but it should expect some competition if the LSC’s preseason poll holds any merit. The Buffaloes narrowly edged out Texas A&M-Kingsville for the top spot with nine of the 18 first-place votes and 94 total points. Both […]

ENMU track squads open indoor season

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University’s track teams opened their indoor schedule on Friday and Saturday in the Univesity of New Mexico’s Cherry & Silver Invitational. For the men, freshman Julian Clark-Coronado was fifth in the 60-meter semifinals in 6.91 seconds, Victor Cruz and Scott Wesselink were first in their seconds of the […]

PHS basketball capsules — Jan. 23

BOYS Portales at Moriarty • When: 5:30 p.m. today • Records: Portales 10-8, Moriarty 7-9 • Last season: The Rams beat Moriarty 41-36 at the Ram Athletic Center. • Last time out: Portales won at home over Bosque 54-24 on Saturday. Moriarty won at home over East Mountain 68-46. • Of note: This is the […]

Portales boys, girls basketball capsules — Jan. 26

BOYS Portales at Moriarty • When: 5:30 p.m. today • Records: Portales 10-8, Moriarty 7-9 • Last season: The Rams beat Moriarty 41-36 at the Ram Athletic Center. • Last time out: Portales won at home over Bosque 54-24 on Saturday. Moriarty won at home over East Mountain 68-46. • Of note: This is the […]

ENMU grabs first LSC win

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By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Kevin Saiz hit some big 3-pointers Saturday afternoon, but it was the plays nobody noticed that gave Eastern New Mexico University a win nearly everybody noticed. Javaan Mumtaz scored 23 points to lead all scorers, and Saiz had nine points and a big pair of second-half treys that helped […]

Rams winning ways continue

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Portales center Jeremie Karngbaye goes for a layup in the third quarter of Saturday’s game against Bosque. Karngbaye finished with 15 points to lead the Rams to a 54-24 victory.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com For the first time in 2016 the Portales Rams have a three-game winning streak following their 54-24 victory over the Bosque Bobcats on Saturday afternoon at the Ram Athletic Center. Less than 24 hours after defeating Texico, Portales (10-8) returned to the RAC and was in control of the […]

ENMU women post victory over Commerce

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s women had been in this position before. This time, the Greyhounds were able to finish. Junior post Kassandra Harris led four players in double figures with 20 points and ENMU used a 47-point second half to turn back Texas A&M-Commerce 73-65 in Lone Star Conference […]

Rams edge Wolverines

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Coming into Friday’s game against Texico, Portales coach Rickie McBroom mentioned how close these two teams always play each other. Once again, the scoring margin was in the single digits as the Portales Rams had to fight back in the fourth quarter to beat the Texico Wolverines 69-62. It […]