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, […]

Rodeoers excited to start season

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Portales’ Jose Rodriguez, left, and Miguel Barrera  take down a Texico receiver during last week’s game.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Despite the rain from tropical storm Odlie, the Eastern New Mexico University “College Daze” Rodeo kicked off Thursday with the bareback riding, calf roping, breakaway roping and steer wrestling events. While most of the ENMU team will participate later in the weekend, it didn’t stop them from being excited […]

Area prep football standings — Sept. 18

District 4-4A     Dist.    All     W-L    W-L New Mexico Military    0-0    3-0 Ruidoso    0-0    3-0 St. Michael’s    0-0    3-0 Portales    0-0    0-3 Friday’s games Hagerman at New Mexico Military, 7 p.m.; St. Michael’s at LV Robertson, 7 p.m.; Eunice at Portales, 7 p.m. Saturday’s game Santa Rosa at Hope Christian, 1 p.m. 8-man District […]

Q & A: From Fiji to Portales: Gibbons a boost to Zias

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Agatha Gibbons (4) never played much volleyball until coming to school at New Mexico Military Insititute in 2010, but she is leading the ENMU volleyball team in blocks for the second consecutive year.

Agatha Gibbons is a senior middle blocker for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team, hailing from Suva, Fiji. She came to the United States in 2010, spending five semesters at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and playing volleyball there. She sat out the 2011 campaign at NMMI after tearing an ACL, played the […]

ENMU hosts ‘College Daze’ rodeo this weekend

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Open the gates. It’s rodeo time. Eastern New Mexico University kicks off its season with the “College Daze” rodeo tonight through Saturday at Lewis Cooper Arena. Performances begin at 7 p.m. each day. About 450 participants are expected from 15 schools, including Texas Tech, Tarleton State and South Plains […]

Lady Rams fall to Goddard; Floyd tops Dora

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales High volleyball team faced its toughest opponent so far this season on Tuesday night at the Ram Athletic Center and took one on the chin, losing to Roswell Goddard 25-9, 25-15, 25-14. The Lady Rockets (7-2) took control of the match right away, running out to a […]

ENMU’s Buurma leads D-II in passer efficiency

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com After two weeks, the Eastern New Mexico University football team has a national statistical leader. Junior quarterback Jeremy Buurma’s completion percentage may not be all that impressive, but everything else that factors into “passer efficiency” is good enough to have him No. 1 in that category in NCAA Division […]

Zias win in soccer, lose in volleyball

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ENMU senior Alyssa Prince’s shot is deflected by Southern Nazerene goalkeeper Natasha Fuentes during the second half of Tuesday’s match at the ENMU pitch. The Zias beat the Crimson Storm 1-0.

Staff report Senior defender Victoria Perez scored her first goal of the season early in the match and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team made it hold up for a 1-0 victory over Southern Nazarene on Tuesday at the ENMU pitch. The Crimson Storm (2-3) was on the attack early with three corner […]

NM fishing report — Sept. 17

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 fair using Christmas […]