Greyhounds rally for tie in Lubbock

STAFF REPORT LUBBOCK — Senior Melissa Moxley scored off a free kick with just under 19 minutes left in regulation to help Eastern New Mexico University overcome an own goal and salvage a 2-2 tie against Lubbock Christian in women’s soccer on Saturday. Moxley, a midfielder from Rio Rancho, was involved in the own goal […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: ENMU women tie Lubbock Christian

Staff report LUBBOCK — Senior Melissa Moxley scored off a free kick with just under 19 minutes left in regulation to help Eastern New Mexico University overcome an own goal and salvage a 2-2 tie against Lubbock Christian in women’s soccer on Saturday. Moxley, a midfielder from Rio Rancho, was involved in the own goal […]

Clovis coasts past Lady Rams

By Dave Wagner Sports writer CLOVIS — It took Clovis High’s girls less than three minutes to score. It took them less than a half to assume firm control. The Lady Wildcats cruised to a 6-0 lead at the intermission and never let Portales get close to scoring in a 10-0 win on Saturday […]

Rams rout Lovington, move to 2-0

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER BLACKWATER DRAW — The question for the Rams coming into this game was if their defensive effort a fluke last week against Robertson. With Portales handily defeating rival Lovington 48-12 it’s safe to say the Rams defense is for real. Portales shut out the Wildcats in the first half […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Sept. 4

Tucumcari 35, Texico 26 Records: Texico 1-1, Tucumcari 1-1 Difference: Down at the half, the Rattlers took the lead for good on a 49-yard run by senior RB Daniel Lopez in the opening minute of the third period. Difference-makers: Lopez rushed for 239 yards and scored four touchdowns, including a 77-yard punt return. His other […]

Clovis edges Cibola

By Marc Schoder Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE— The Clovis Wildcats came into Friday night all studied up on Cibola and looking for their first win at Nusenda Community Stadium. The Cougars didn’t make it easy on them, and neither did Mother Nature. The Wildcats bested both, holding the host Cougars without a touchdown and capitalizing on a […]

Melrose pummels Cloudcroft

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Melrose sophomore Carson Fraze tries to power past Cloudcroft defenders Jarod Gay, left, and Jacob Toddy. Fraze had five carries for 45 yards in Melrose’s 60-6 win.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR MELROSE — The Melrose Buffaloes are the reigning champions of New Mexico 8-man football because they have experience, speed and talent. They’re a favorite to stay that way because everybody plays a part. The Buffaloes wasted no time — OK, maybe a little time — and dominated Cloudcroft in […]

Lady Cats second, Cats fourth at Coronado

Staff report LUBBOCK — As the only non-Texas squads in the field, Clovis High’s cross country teams did a good job of representing the Land of Enchantment in Friday’s Lubbock Coronado Invitational. The CHS girls finished second to Canyon Randall in the varsity girls meet while the boys were a solid fourth in the three-mile […]

ENMU volleyball team splits; men’s soccer posts second win

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Junior outside hitters Courtney Lawson and Lauren Frye combined for 40 kills on Friday and Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team earned a split for the day in West Texas A&M’s season-opening Lady Buff Classic with a 25-22, 15-25, 17-25, 25-20, 15-13 victory over Lubbock Christian. Earlier on Friday, the […]

Hounds pound Highlands 40-10 in season opener

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ENMU junior D’Maujeric Tucker gets to the outside on a first-quarter run in Thursday’s season opener at Greyhound Stadium.

By Matthew Asher Staff Writer BLACKWATER DRAW — This may be the final season at Greyhound Stadium. But it’s clear the Curse of Blackwater Draw is still alive, at least for New Mexico Highlands and its special teams. The host Greyhounds scored all of their touchdowns following New Mexico Highlands miscues — including two […]

Rams, Wildcats ready to roll

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER The Portales Rams started their 2015 campaign with a great showing by their defense en route to a victory over Robertson. Tonight the Rams can show that their defensive performance wasn’t a fluke as they host the Lovington Wildcats. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Blackwater Draw. Last […]

ENMU women shut out in opener

Staff report BETHANY, Okla. — Southern Nazarene senior forward Siara Price scored in the first minute of the second half and the Crimson Storm made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s women on Thursday in the season opener for both teams. It was the first career goal for Price, […]

Hound volleyball to rely on youth

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The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team goes through serving drills on Wednesday morning. The Greyhounds begin their season today as part of the Lady Buff Classic in Canyon, Texas.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER With just four returners who had significant playing time  last season, Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Sia Poyer hopes his juniors and sophomores will help improve a team that finished 13-18 last season. Why the sophomore and juniors for this season? ENMU only has two seniors on its […]

Clovis stays hot, bests Portales 10-0

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Portales junior Jose Salomon and Clovis junior Schuyler Houfek battle for the ball in the first half of Thursday evening’s game at the Yucca Middle School Soccer Field. The host Wildcats defeated Portales 10-0.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER CLOVIS — The fast start to the 2015 season continued on Thursday for the Clovis High boys soccer team. Meantime, a young Portales squad is going through some early tribulations. Senior forward Alejandro Medina scored two goals and added a pair of assists as the Wildcats improved to 7-1 […]

Hounds ready for Thursday kickoff

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Just a reminder to all the Greyhound faithful: Your Eastern New Mexico football team has its first game of the season tonight. Yes, it’s a rare Thursday game as the Greyhounds take on the New Mexico Highland Cowboys with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. at Blackwater Draw. Additionally, it […]

Wanted: New scorers

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The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team goes through its passing warmup drills on Tuesday afternoon. The team opens up the season today at Southern Nazarene University.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Coach Omar Morales has his work cut out for him in his sophomore season as the Greyhounds soccer coach. After finishing last season 9-8 (6-4 in conference), Eastern New Mexico University said good-bye to their seven senior players and now have to fill those roles. ENMU will be without […]

Hounds working with new coach, system

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The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team warms up Monday afternoon in preparation for its trip to Taos.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Paul Tate was handed the keys to the Greyhounds soccer team this offseason and with a new coach, that typically means changes throughout the program that finished 7-6-3 last year as well as previous starters aren’t guaranteed to keep their old spots. There are 16 returning players from last […]

ENMU president: ‘No excuse’ for NCAA infractions

By Alisa Boswell MANAGING EDITOR Eastern New Mexico University’s president apologized to fans and students Wednesday, saying there was no excuse for administrative errors that resulted in four years probation from the NCAA and the vacation of all victories and championships between 2008 and 2012. During a press conference at Greyhound Arena, Gamble answered […]

Late goal stuns Rams

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER With less than a minute to go in regulation, it looked like the Portales Rams and Moriarty Pintos would be heading for a tie. Moriarty forward Connor McCarty changed that thought with the game-winning goal with 25 seconds left to lead Moriarty to a 3-2 win at Portales. Portales […]

Portales girls suffer loss, potential key injury, against Moriarty

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Moriarty players swarm Connor McCarty after he scored the game-winning goal against Portales in the final minute of regulation on Tuesday. It was McCarty’s second goal of the game in a 3-2 win over the Rams.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER It was a rough day for the Portales Lady Rams as they may be without the services of Angie Gonzalez in the immediate future. Gonzalez was injured in the first half of Portales’ 3-2 loss against Moriarty on Tuesday at PHS. Moriarty built a two-goal lead to end the […]