Turnovers and penalties cost Eastern its homecoming game

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Linebacker Desmond Blue wraps up Tarleton State's Bubba Tandy. Tandy was limited to three catches for 33 yards but Tarleton State won by 10.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Costly turnovers and difficulty running its triple option cost Eastern New Mexico its homecoming game against Lone Star Conference foe Tarleton State, as the Texans rolled to a 26-16 victory Saturday afternoon. The announced crowd of 2,658 were treated to a defensive battle in the first quarter. With the […]

Portales soccer suffers a tough weekend road trip

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — The two-day weekend trip for Portales soccer didn’t go according to plan as Hope Christian posted a 3-1 boys victory and a 6-0 girls win Friday and then Moriarty handed Portales a 3-2 boys loss and the girls a 2-0 loss. The quest for the boys soccer team to claim the […]

Rambelles defeat ENMU

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University pushed Lone Star Conference co-leader Angelo State for a set on Saturday, but the Rambelles pulled away to a 28-26, 25-17, 25-16 victory. The Greyhounds (10-10, 5-5 LSC) played the other co-leader, Midwestern State, on Friday night, losing in three sets. Mallory Blauser collected 16 […]

ENMU men’s soccer plays Hilltoppers to double OT shutout

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — Tensions were high and tempers flared on the pitch, as the Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer team held No. 6 St. Edward’s to a shutout draw Saturday. Despite the Hilltoppers (12-1-1, 8-1-1 HC) out shooting the Greyhounds 18-4, keepers James Gutierrez and Ryan Flores held their own, […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Rambelles top Hounds in OT

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Sophomore midfielder Analise Watson scored on a header in the third minute of overtime on Friday night as Angelo State edged Eastern New Mexico University 2-1 in Lone Star Conference women’s soccer. The Rambelles (8-3-1, 5-2-0 LSC) trailed for much of the match after ENMU’s Baylee Hampton scored in […]

Greyhound football looks to topple Texans

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Coming off last week’s 34-3 Lone Star Conference road win over Texas-Permian Basin, the Eastern New Mexico University football team looks to extend its winning streak to four as the Greyhounds host LSC foe Tarleton State at 3 p.m. today in its Homecoming game at Greyhound Stadium. While Tarleton […]

Portales teams prep for playoff push on the pitch

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Portales senior Freddy Exiga works on his penalty kicks while freshman teammate Jesus Chavez looks on. The Rams travel to Albuquerque today to face Hope Christian in a game where the winner will likely win the 4-4A Conference.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com With the regular season winding down, both the Rams and Lady Rams face off against District 4-4A opponent Hope Christian today, with heavy playoff implications for both Portales teams. After a brutal span that saw the Rams playing nine games in three weeks, Portales had 10 days off to […]

Floyd sweeps San Jon

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Floyd senior Desarae Lewis loads up for a hit in the first set while teammate Ch’ree Essary, 12, looks at the pass she set up. The kill was successful and Floyd won in straight sets.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com FLOYD — It wasn’t pretty, but the Lady Broncos got on a winning path Tuesday night after sweeping Class 4-1A San Jon 25-15, 25-22, 25-14. Floyd (4-7, 2-4 district) did itself no favors throughout the match as the Lady Broncos had to fight back from a deficit in all three […]

Weekly New Mexico fishing report — Oct. 11

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 — We had no reports […]

Hounds use pass in win over UTPB

Staff report ODESSA, Texas — While Eastern New Mexico University may normally be a run-heavy option team, the Greyhounds used a balanced attack to leave Texas with a 34-3 Lone Star Conference football win over Texas-Permian Basin on Saturday night. ENMU (4-2, 4-1 LSC), which moved into second place in league standings behind fourth-ranked Midwestern […]

Mustangs turn back Hounds

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State outshot Eastern New Mexico University for the match, but the Mustangs had just enough offense to hold on for a 2-1 Lone Star Conference soccer victory over the Greyhounds. Junior forward Destinee Williamson scored with just under six minutes left for a 2-0 MSU lead, and the […]

Hounds pull away from UTPB 34-3

Staff report ODESSA, Texas — Redshirt freshman quarterback Wyatt Strand threw for 260 yards and ran for 105 yards and three scores as Eastern New Mexico University pulled away in the second half for a 34-3 Lone Star Conference football win over Texas-Permian Basin on Saturday night. The Greyhounds (4-2, 4-1 LSC) led just 10-3 […]

Floyd hammers Roy to start district play

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Floyd senior David Martinez, left, and sophomore John McDonald bring down Roy’s quarterback, forcing an incomplete pass in the first quarter of Saturday’s game. Floyd won 60-6.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos closed out their homecoming week with an emphatic 60-6 6-man District 1 victory over Roy on Saturday afternoon in a game that ended at halftime via the 50-point mercy rule. Floyd (2-2, 1-0 district) already had one district game erased earlier this season when […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds beat Lions in four

Staff report PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team weathered a slow start and a wild fourth set on Friday to upend Texas A&M-Commerce 12-25, 25-18, 25-20, 29-27 at Greyhound Arena. The Greyhounds (9-8, 5-4 LSC) improved to 4-1 at home for the season heading into a 6 p.m. conference matchup today against […]

Wildcats ground Eagles in 2-6A

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Senior Micah Gray, left, and junior Stevin Lindsey celebrate in the end zone after Gray’s touchdown in the second quarter of Friday’s night game at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis defeated the Eagles 28-14.

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com Despite a slow start, the Clovis High football team used a hard hitting defense and a grinding run game to win their first district contest of the season, defeating Eldorado High 28-14 Friday night. “A lot of credit goes to the kids,” Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus said. “(My) assistant […]

Rams hammer Huskies, 48-10

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Portales defender Darion Ontiveros gets a hold of Hope Christian quarterback Vince Quezada for a first-quarter sack in their District 4-4A game at Greyhound Stadium. Ontiveros had two sacks in Portales’ 48-10 win.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Rams were able to overcome a shaky second quarter to top the Hope Christian Huskies 48-10 to start off District 4-4A play Friday night. Portales (6-1, 1-0) started the game out on fire, scoring all three times to go up 21-0 after the first quarter. How good […]

Prep roundup: Steers top Sudan

STAFF REPORT SUDAN — There wasn’t a lot of offense in Friday’s Farwell-Sudan game. The Steers got in one big play and made it stand up. Junior running back Miguel Vasquez broke off an 83-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and Farwell made it stand up for a 6-0 win over Sudan in the […]

Hounds look to avoid letdown at UTPB

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com Following last week’s emotional 39-30 comeback victory over rival West Texas A&M to reclaim the Wagon Wheel, Eastern New Mexico University’s football team looks to extend its winning streak to three as it visits Lone Star Conference newcomer Texas-Permian Basin today in a 6 p.m. (MDT) start at Odessa, […]

Portales’ district title defense starts tonight

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Portales junior linebacker Kiki Cabral (45) tackles a teammate during Wednesday’s scout team practice. The Rams begin District 4-4A play tonight against Hope Christian.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com After mercy-ruling Espanola Valley last week, the Portales Rams are ready to start District 4-4A play as they host Hope Christian in a 7 p.m. start today at Greyhound Stadium. Similar to the last few opponents Portales (5-1) has faced, the Huskies (3-3) operate from multiple offensive formations. “They […]

Portales, Clovis go the distance in volleyball matchup

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com A friendly rivalry is a rivalry nonetheless and Portales High volleyball versus Clovis High lived up to its billing Thursday night, when the Rams came back from two sets down to win in five over the Wildcats, 19-25, 23-25, 25-15, 25-23 and 18-16. With the come from behind win, […]