Commerce alone atop LSC

Lonestarconference.org RICHARDSON, Texas — Angelo State handed Midwestern State its first loss of the season on Saturday night, knocking the Mustangs out of a first-place tie in the Lone Star Conference. Junior QB Kyle Washington rushed for a career-best 250 yards and threw for three TDs in the Rams’ 45-31 win at Wichita Falls, Texas. […]

PHS squads split at Ruidoso

Staff report RUIDOSO — Hannah Evans sparked a hot start for Portales, scoring a goal and notching two assists in the first 25 minutes as Portales held off a late charge to claim a 3-2 win at Ruidoso in the District 4/1-4A girls soccer opener for both teams. “This is the first time we’ve come […]

Hounds crush Javs, post first Kingsville win

Stsaff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University football team accomplished two firsts on Saturday night — its first Lone Star Conference win, and its first victory all-time at Kingsville. In fact, the Greyhounds pitched a shutout in a 31-0 win over the Javelinas, ending an 0-14 road drought in the series. Junior […]

Texico tops Lady Rams in finals of tournament

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Portales junior Amanda Schmidt knocks one over the net during the Rams semi-final game against the Sandia Prep Sundevils Saturday afternoon at the Ram Athletic Center.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales volleyball team hosted the Peyton Chavez volleyball tournament Friday and Saturday and after finished pool play as the No. 1 seed. The Lady Rams made it to the championship game before falling to Texico in four sets 25-20, 22-25, 25-19, 25-22. Portales (5-7), which beat Sandia Prep […]

Zias erase two-set deficit to beat Commerce

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Down two sets to none, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team scored the final seven points in the fifth set to pull out a 20-25, 18-25, 25-21, 25-15, 16-14 Lone Star Conference victory over Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday. Trailing 14-9 after a kill by the Lions’ Amy Davault, the […]

Rams collect third win in row

Staff report POJOAQUE — The Portales Rams got their third straight victory and their record back to .500 with a 51-13 road victory over the Pojoaque Elks. Running back Bronte Staugaard had three rushing touchdowns and one receiving and quarterback Matt Martinez ran for a score himself. Coach Jamie Ramirez is proud has been able […]

Coyotes drub overmatched Pine Hill

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com DORA — The Dora Coyotes earned more than their fourth game of the season Friday night. They won praise from their coach about how they handled themselves in a 76-6 rout of Pine Hill, which is playing football for the first time in six years. The game was stopped at halftime […]

Friday area prep football summaries — Oct. 3

Fort Sumner 21, Texico 20, OT Records: Texico 2-4, Fort Sumner 4-2 Difference: The Foxes stopped Texico sophomore Mason Golden short of the goal line on a potential game-winning 2-point conversion try in overtime, extending their winning streak to four games. The teams played through a scoreless second half after going to the break tied […]

Lady Cats lead in tourney pool play

Staff report Two-time defending champion Clovis High won seven of eight games in pool play and has the lead after the first day of the Peyton Chavez Tournament of Champions at the Ram Athletic Center in Portales. The Lady Wildcats split sets with Texico, losing 27-26 and winning 25-16, and swept Portales 25-15, 25-18, Hatch […]

Cats show improvement at Highland meet

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s cross country boys made marked improvement on Friday. The Wildcats notched a season-best fifth-place team finish out of nine teams with 154 points in the Highland Invitational. Cibola took team honors with 35 points to 54 for runnerup Eldorado. Meantime, the Lady Wildcats earned a third-place finish with 85 […]

Pioneers notch win over ENMU

Staff report DENTON, Texas — Texas Woman’s needed a rally to win the second set, but the Pioneers cruised the rest of the time and handed Eastern New Mexico University a 25-8, 29-27, 25-17 Lone Star Conference volleyball setback on Friday night. Hillary Shaffer collected 11 kills for the Pioneers (10-6, 5-2 LSC), who overcame […]

Zias post first soccer win at WT

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Junior defender Melissa Moxley scored late in the first half and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team made it stand up for a 1-0 Lone Star Conference victory over West Texas A&M on Friday night. The victory was the first at WT in program history for the Zias […]

Prep football scoreboard

Friday Frenship 27, Clovis 21 Portales 51, Pojoaque 13 Lake Arthur 54, Clovis Christian 18 Dora 76, Pine Hill 6 Fort Sumner 21, Texico 20, OT Melrose 60, Tse Yi Gai 0 Bovina at Morton, 6:30 p.m.  

Hounds, Javelinas seeking first LSC win

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com At numerous times over the years, Texas A&M-Kingsville has had the stronger football team when it faced Eastern New Mexico University. Some years, the Greyhounds appear to have the better team. It hasn’t mattered when they’ve played in Kingsville, which they do today in a 6 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference […]

Local roundup

VOLLEYBALL Peyton Chavez Tournament of Champions At Portales Today Pool play 9 a.m. — Portales vs. Clovis, Sandia Prep vs. Texico, Moriarty vs. Pojoaque 10:15 a.m. — Fort Sumner vs. Hatch Valley, Portales vs. Sandia Prep, Moriarty vs. Clovis 11:30 a.m. — Fort Sumner vs. Texico, Hatch Valley vs. Pojoaque, Portales vs. Moriarty 12:45 p.m. […]

Hounds, Lubbock Christian tie 2-2

Staff report LUBBOCK — In a physical contest that included 39 fouls and nine cards, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team played Lubbock Christian to a 2-2 tie on Thursday. LCU (2-3-1) received five yellow cards to three for the Greyhounds (2-5-2), but ENMU played the final 55 minutes one man short after […]

Goddard pulls away from Rams in second half

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Portales sophomore Pedro Perea, left,  swipes the ball from Goddard midfielder Joel Dominguez during Thursday’s game at Ram Field. Goddard won the game 4-1.

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com Different opponent. Same result. Another good first half and another poor second half led to a Portales Rams’ 4-1 loss to Roswell Goddard on Thursday. Rams coach Nathan Dodge has no answers for why his team can’t win at home or why they continue to have letdowns. “I don’t […]

Rams take two-game win streak to Pojoaque

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams hit the road riding a two-game winning streak and coach Jamie Ramirez knows his team is feeling confident and ready. “We’re relaxed as a team, and we had a good week of practice,” Ramirez said of his team, which plays at Pojoaque tonight. Last season, the […]

New Mexico fishing report — Oct. 2

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 very good using […]

Zias creep above .500

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team has a winning record 13 matches into the season. The Zias (7-6) swept University of the Southwest 25-17, 25-16, 25-18 on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena, marking the latest they’ve been over the .500 mark in a season since 2010, when they were 12-11 en route to […]