ENMU men’s capsule

ENMU (2-0) at Colorado State-Pueblo (2-0) When: 7 p.m. today at Pueblo, Colo. Radio: none. Last time out: The Greyhounds beat Oklahoma Panhandle State 102-94 on Saturday to complete a two-game sweep in Angelo State’s Ed Messberger Tip-Off Classic at San Angelo, Texas. The ThunderWolves completed a two-game sweep in the Al Kaly Shrine Classic […]

LSC weekly football roundup

LSC playoffs Saturday’s games Seventh place Texas A&M-Kingsville 40, McMurry 16 Fifth place ENMU 55, West Texas A&M 45 Third place Tarleton State 44, Midwestern State 41 Championship Angelo State 35, Texas A&M-Commerce 33 LSC players of the week Offense Jeremy Buurma, Eastern New Mexico, Jr., QB, Las Cruces — Buurma completed 7-of-9 passes for […]

Prep football pairings

Class 6A Quarterfinals Friday Las Cruces High (6-5) at Rio Rancho (10-0), 7 p.m. Onate (8-3) at (3) La Cueva (7-2), 7 p.m. Clovis (6-5) at (2) Mayfield (9-1), 7 p.m. Saturday (Cibola (6-4) at Eldorado (9-1), 1 p.m. Semifinals Nov. 28-29 Las Cruces High-Rio Rancho winner vs. Cibola-Eldorado winner Onate-La Cueva winner vs. Clovis-Mayfield […]

ENMU basketball squads add players for 2015-16 campaign

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball program has added a pair of recruits for the 2015-16 basketball season. Zias coach Josh Prock said the players are 5-foot-8 wing Miranda Moore of Coolidge, Ariz., and 5-10 post Julianna Leeper of Fort Worth, Texas. Moore, who will be a senior in the fall, played […]

Prep volleyball finals

At Santa Ana Star Center Rio Rancho Saturday Championship matches Class 6A Cibola def. Rio Rancho 25-22, 25-21, 25-21 Class 5A Centennial def. Piedra Vista 27-29, 24-26, 25-10, 25-17, 15-8 Class 4A Ruidoso def. Sandia Prep 25-23, 25-16, 23-25, 25-19 Class 3A Texico def. Navajo Prep 25-12, 25-14, 25-23 Class 2A Ramah def. Melrose 25-13, […]

Texico wins 3A crown, Melrose falls

Staff reports RIO RANCHO — Three years and a classification change later, Texico is back on top. And the Lady Wolverines might stay there a while. Behind a talented young squad and solid play from its senior group, the Lady Wolverines blasted Navajo Prep 25-12, 25-14, 25-23 to end its first season in Class 3A […]

State prep football pairings

(Seeds in parentheses) Class 6A First round Friday Las Cruces High 36,  Atrisco Heritage 15 Cibola 42,  Rio Rancho Cleveland 28 Onate 22,  Manzano 20 Clovis 21, Sandia 7 First-round byes: (1) Rio Rancho, (4) Eldorado, (3) La Cueva, (2) Mayfield Class 5A First round Friday Piedra Vista 55.  Valencia 21 Miyamura 27, Los Lunas […]

Hounds beat OPSU, Zias lose

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior guard Demetrius Balark led five Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 20 points and the Greyhounds never trailed en route to a 102-94 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State in the Ed Mussberger Tip-Off Classic, hosted by Angelo State. Senior guard Michael Randle added 18 points, […]

Hounds beat rival for second time

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By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — If it was his final game at Eastern New Mexico University, senior wide receiver Jacob Johnson said he couldn’t have drawn it up much better. Johnson caught two touchdown passes while senior running backs Jordan Wells and E’lon Spight each rushed for 132 yards, and the […]


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The Elida Lady Tigers celebrate after winning the Class 1A volleyball championship Saturday night at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Elida beat Carrizozo 25-9, 25-10, 18-25, 25-10 in the title match for the school’s seventh state crown.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com RIO RANCHO — The Elida Lady Tigers are the B team no longer. Elida finished off a resounding return to Class 1A Saturday, beating Carrizozo in four games at the Santa Ana Star Center to wrap off a 26-0 campaign and take the seventh volleyball blue trophy in school […]

Cats move on with win at Sandia

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com ALBUQUERQUE — Once the Clovis Wildcats got over an early case of the fumbles, it was a runaway train. Next stop: Las Cruces. That’s where Clovis will visit next week to take on second-seeded Mayfield, following a comfortable 21-7 victory on Friday night over No. 7 Sandia at F.M. Wilson Stadium. […]

Three area teams roll into finals

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Melrose junior outside hitter Addison Dial puts down a kill over Mora senior Korazon Romero during Friday’s Class 2A volleyball semifinal at Rio Rancho. The Lady Buffs won twice on Friday to advance to today’s 9 a.m. championship match against Ramah.

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Texico, Melrose and Elida all came to state volleyball competition this weekend as No. 1 seeds, and all will be playing for state titles today. Texico defeated Mesilla Valley 25-13, 25-22, 25-12 in the Class 3A quarterfinals and Santa Fe Prep 25-11, 22-25, 25-18, 25-15 in the semis on Friday […]

Portales runs Elks, advance to Class 4A quarterfinals

By Derek Major Staff writer  dmajor@pntonline.com Facing Pojoaque for the second time this season, Portales knew the formula for winning was to run the ball and force turnovers. The Rams did just that in a 41-18 win Friday in a Class 4A first-round game at Greyhound Stadium. “We just came out here prepared,” said tailback […]

Lady Rams knocked out of state tournament

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Portales’ underdog bid to reach the Class 4A state volleyball finals came up just short on Friday night. The Lady Rams pulled up a five-set quarterfinal win over West Las Vegas 25-18, 20-25, 26-24, 19-25, 15-13 on Friday morning, then erased a two-set deficit before falling to Sandia Prep 28-26, […]

Greyhound and Zias split season openers

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior guard Michael Randle, who scored 17 points and played just 12 games last season in part due to eligibility issues, poured in 22 points on Friday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s men outlasted Texas A&M International 92-88 in overtime in the season-opening ASU Ed Messberger Tip-Off Classic. […]

Hounds host WT in fifth-place matchup

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com After dealing with an academic misconduct issue two weeks ago prior to playing Eastern New Mexico University, the West Texas A&M football team figures to come into today’s noon battle with the Greyhounds at Blackwater Draw for fifth place in the Lone Star Conference’s first post-season playoffs in a better mindset. […]

Area state volleyball results — Nov. 14

At Rio Rancho Quarterfinals Class 4A Portales def. West Las Vegas 25-18, 20-25, 25-14, 25-19 Class 3A Texico def. Mesilla Valley 25-13, 25-22, 25-12 Class 2A Melrose def. Mora 25-15, 14-25, 25-19, 25-22 Logan def. Fort Sumner 25-22, 25-16, 25-19 Class 1A Elida def. Corona 25-20, 25-20, 25-17 Carrizozo def. Grady 25-16, 25-16, 25-11 Semifinals […]

Hounds to embrace uptempo approach

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team expects to face a lot of talented squads this season in the Lone Star Conference. Interim coach Stott Carter expects the Greyhounds to come out on the attack. “If we show up, I’m not putting anything past us,” Carter said as […]

State volleyball brackets

(Seeds in parentheses) Class 6A First round Friday (9) Las Cruces High (5-5) at (8) Atrisco Heritage (7-3), 7 p.m. (12) Cibola (5-4) at (5) Rio Rancho Cleveland (7-3), 7 p.m. (11) Manzano (4-5) at (6) Onate (7-3), 7 p.m. (10) Clovis (5-5) at (7) Sandia (6-4), 7 p.m. First-round byes: (1) Rio Rancho (10-0), […]

Zias knocked out of LSC tournament

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Brianna Sotello and Alexa Johnson posted double-doubles and third-seeded Angelo State turned back No. 6 Eastern New Mexico University 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 25-20 in the quarterfinal round of the Lone Star Conference volleyball tournament on Thursday. Sotello combined 11 kills and 11 digs while Johnson had 10 digs and 53 […]