Hounds seek to bolster offense

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Tyler Hart believes his team is playing better than its 1-4-1 record indicates. “The results haven’t gone the way we want, but our play has been good,” Hart said. “We lost to Texas A&M (International), who is ranked sixth, but I thought […]

N.M. Fishing Report — Sept. 25

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 […]

Zias top Midwestern for first LSC win

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico Zias volleyball team overcame a 2-1 deficit and defeated the Midwestern State Mustangs in a five-game classic Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. Scores were 25-19, 27-29, 21-25, 25-18, 15-13 in favor of the Zias. After winning a tight first game, the Zias (5-5, 1-2 Lone […]

Elida improves to 7-0 with sweep of Dora

The Elida Lady Tigers improved to 7-0 for the season on Tuesday night with a 25-13, 25-13, 25-21 win over Dora at Elida. Elida also swept the Lady Coyotes 2-0 in both the junior varsity and junior high preliminaries. “Dora is greatly improved,” Lady Coyotes coach Darrell Chenault said. “They’ve got some girls back (from […]

New Mexico prep football rankings — Sept. 22

Maxpreps.com Class 6A Team    Record 1. Mayfield    4-0 2. Rio Rancho    4-0 3. Las Cruces High    3-1 4. Eldorado    4-0 5. Rio Rancho Cleveland    3-1 6. La Cueva     2-2 7. Sandia    3-1 8. Hobbs    2-2 9. Manzano    3-1 10. Alamogordo    3-1 14. Clovis    1-3 Class 5A Team    Record 1. Centennial    4-0 2. Roswell Goddard   […]

PHS squads split with Lovington

Staff report Portales High’s soccer squads took on first-year program Lovington in soccer on Monday at PHS and came away with a split. The PHS boys lost to the Wildcats 3-1 while the Lady Rams posted a 2-0 shutout win. Junior midfielder Gilbert Gomez staked the Lovington boys (4-7) to a 2-0 halftime lead with […]

LSC ROUNDUP: Commerce, MSU pick up league wins at Festival

Lonestarconference.org ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas A&M-Commerce and Midwestern State picked up Lone Star Conference victories in Saturday’s LSC Football Festival at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. Commerce (2-1, 1-0 LSC) ran all over Texas A&M-Kingsville (1-2, 0-1) 55-20 while MSU (2-0, 1-0) ended Eastern New Mexico’s eight-game winning streak dating to last season […]

Hilltoppers edge Hounds with late goal

Staff report Seemingly headed for overtime, St. Edward’s broke through for a goal with just over three minutes left on Monday to defeat Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 at the ENMU pitch. The Hilltoppers’ Andrew Fox scored the goal off a free kick when he tapped in a loose ball in front of the net […]

Mustangs upend Hounds to close out LSC Football Festival

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ENMU senior linebacker Julian Yearwood wraps up Midwestern State running back Dante Taylor during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference football game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game was part of the LSC’s “Football Festival.”

Staff report ARLINGTON, Texas — Big plays did in Eastern New Mexico University’s football team on Saturday night. The Greyhounds dominated early against 23rd-ranked Midwestern State, holding the Mustangs without a first down until early in the second quarter in building a 10-0 lead. Then Drew Ashley returned an interception 55 yards for a score […]

Lady Rams earn draw; Griffins blank PHS boys

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Portales junior Kiersten Ramirez battles for possession with Santa Fe Prep’s Isabelle Pagano in Griffin territory during the first half of Saturday’s District 4/1-4A girls soccer match against Santa Fe Prep at PHS. The teams played to a 1-1 draw.

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales boys and girls soccer teams played a doubleheader to start District 4/1-4A play against Santa Fe Prep on a partly cloudy Saturday afternoon and couldn’t get a win as the boys suffered a 5-0 loss while the girls finished in a 1-1 draw. In the boys game, […]

ENMU wraps up ‘College Daze’ Rodeo

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Clay Bonner ropes a calf during Saturday’s “College Daze” Rodeo at Lewis Cooper Arena. Bonner clocked a time of 8.3 seconds.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University “College Daze” Rodeo wrapped up Saturday after three consecutive nights of events, food and fun and for the ENMU Rodeo team. The weekend was part work, part play, but all fun. “It was a great weekend,” said sophomore and Portales High School alum River […]

Broncos cruise to win over Animas

Staff report MESCALERO — Senior Wyatt Chandler ran for six touchdowns on Saturday to lead the Floyd Broncos to a 62-20 neutral-field win over Animas. Floyd (3-1) broke the game open with a 30-point second quarter for a 42-14 halftime lead. Chandler scored on runs of 10, 6 and 40 yards in the period, while […]

Zias score late to edge A&M International

Staff report PORTALES — Trailing 2-1 after a pair of Texas A&M International goals in a span of just over a minute early in the second half, Eastern New Mexico University senior defender Victoria Perez took matters into her own hands. Perez scored a pair of goals later in the period, one to tie and […]

Clovis taken by Storm

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Clovis senior Jordan Holguin does just enough to trip up Cleveland receiver Adam Cook in the first quarter of Friday night's game at Cleveland High School. The Storm defeated Clovis 35-13.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com RIO RANCHO — With what will likely be the No. 1 team in the state coming in next week, it only gets harder from here for the Clovis Wildcats. Not that it was especially easy this week, as Clovis ran into a buzzsaw Friday night at Cleveland and went home with […]

Rams rout Eunice for first win

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Portales sophomore Jeremie Karngbaye sacks Eunice quarterback Ivan Zamora during the second quarter of Friday night game’s game at Greyhound Stadium.

By Derek Major pntonoline.com The Portales Rams won their homecoming game Friday night against the Eunice Cardinals, using a 27-point first quarter to lead them to a 54-22 victory. Both teams came into the game without a win, but the Rams wasted no time getting the lead as Bronte Stauggard scored on a 24-yard run […]

Friday area prep summaries — Sept. 19

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Clovis Christian freshman Keith Dutton makes a catch during the first quarter of Friday’s football game at Jim Hill Field, with Lazbuddie freshman Bernardo Lopez coming in to make the tackle.

Logan 47, Melrose 38 Records: Melrose 2-1, Logan 4-0 Difference: Logan overcame a five-point deficit with two touchdowns in the final two minutes to win in a battle of unbeatens. Trailing 38-33, senior QB Wyatt Strand threw a 96-yard TD pass to junior WR Laramie Roberts with 1:50 left, then Strand scored on a 25-yard […]

Hounds, Mustangs collide in ‘Festival’

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ENMU senior running back Jordan Wells finds a hole in the Adams State defense for a significant gain during the Greyhounds’ 42-14 win last Saturday at Blackwater Draw. Wells finished the game with 66 yards rushing on six attempts.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University tight end Evan Tooley doesn’t expect to catch many passes, and he’s OK with that. The senior from Truth or Consequences was on the receiving end of a surprise 2-point conversion pass from kicker Mitchell Cox last week after the Greyhounds’ first touchdown in a 42-14 win […]

Prep football scoreboard

Area Cleveland 35, Clovis 13 Lazbuddie 62, Clovis Christian 41 Portales 54, Eunice 22 Logan 47, Melrose 38 Clayton 45, Texico 7 Farwell 27, New Deal 14 Crosbyton 59, Bovina 41 Perryton 32, Muleshoe 21 Dora 54, Mountainair 0 New Mexico Artesia 53, Deming 15 Atrisco Heritage 45, Highland 16 Aztec 29, Del Norte 6 Belen […]

Rams, Eunice looking for first win

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams will play their homecoming game tonight in attempt to get their first win of the season. Eunice will head to Greyhound Stadium looking to do the same as both team sport 0-3 records. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The Rams’ fell short behind 33-12 in last […]

LSC roundup

Football All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L Tarleton State 1-0 1-0 Eastern New Mexico 0-0 2-0 Angelo State 0-0 1-0 McMurry 0-0 1-0 Midwestern State 0-0 1-0 Texas A&M-Commerce 0-0 1-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-0 1-1 West Texas A&M 0-0 0-2 Saturday’s games McMurry at Angelo State, 6 p.m. LSC Football Festival At AT&T Stadium, […]