Rams soccer earns split against Robertson

Staff report The Portales boys soccer team had an offensive outburst in a non-district win over Robertson on Tuesday at the Portales pitch. Saul Fernandez, Manny Perez and Jose Salamon Jr. provided first-half goals as the Rams beat Las Vegas Robertson 4-1 Tuesday in a non-district match at Portales High School. In the girls match […]

Rams fall in district match

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By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com With two seniors, the Portales volleyball team is young and still learning the game. One of those lessons, according to their coach, is how to fight through adversity, something she felt they failed to do in a 25-23, 20-25, 15- 20, 14- 25 district loss to Ruidoso on Tuesday […]

ENMU FOOTBALL NOTES: Hounds need two wins

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
ENMU quarterback Jeremy Buurma gets off a pass before Tarleton State defenders can reach him during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference football game at Greyhound Stadium. Buurma rushed for 58 yards and threw for 179 yards and two touchdowns, both to sophomore Aaron Johnson, in the Greyhounds’ 59-42 loss to the Texans.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com After Saturday’s 59-42 loss to Tarleton State at Greyhound Stadium, the Eastern New Mexico University football team is faced with having to win its final two games to make the championship bracket (top four) of the Lone Star Conference’s first postseason playoff. The top four teams in the LSC […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds, Buffs play to scoreless tie

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M played to a 0-0 tie in men’s soccer on Sunday at the ENMU pitch, giving the Greyhounds the season series against the Buffaloes for just the second time in the program’s 11-year history. ENMU (5-5-3) won at WT 1-0 earlier this season. The only other […]

New Mexico prep football rankings — Oct. 20

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

Slow start dooms Hounds

JOSHUA LUCERO: Staff photo
Greyhound senior 
E’lon Spight
scores in 
the second half 
of Saturday night’s game against 
the Tarleton State
at Greyhound 
Spight ran 
for a career-best 
for 193 yards and three touchdowns, but ENMU’s second-half comeback bid 
fell short as they 
lost 59-42.

  By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Whatever it was that Tarleton State figured out about Eastern New Mexico University’s defense, the Texans exploited it to perfection early on in Saturday night’s Lone Star Conference matchup at Greyhound Stadium. Coming off an 80-14 blowout of Texas A&M-Kingsville in which they scored touchdowns […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Oct. 17

Loving 26 Fort Sumner 23 Records: Loving 2-4, Fort Sumner 4-4 Difference: QB Joel Hernandez threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns and the Falcons rallied from an early 14-0 hole to pull out the victory. Difference-makers: Loving, Hernandez went 21-of-31 through the air, and also led the team in rushing with 68 yards. Miguel […]

Zias take LSC lead with OT win

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
ENMU senior defender Renee Romero, who earlier prevented a West Texas A&M goal with a hustle play, heads a ball out of Zias territory during Friday’s Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match against the Lady Buffs at the ENMU pitch. The Zias won 1-0 in overtime and took over first place in the LSC standings.

  By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com With its 2-0 upset of previously unbeaten, eighth-ranked Lone Star Conference leader Angelo State on Sunday, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team made things a bit more interesting in the Lone Star Conference race. Don’t look now, but after pulling out a 1-0 overtime win over West Texas […]

Steers rally past Bovina in 2nd half

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Bovina’s Darius Armijo beat Farwell’s Curt Langford on a crossing pass in the end zone but the pass was just out of reach early in the third quarter of Friday’s district game in Farwell. Armijo finished with two catches for 28 yards in Bovina’s 38-20 loss.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com Farwell senior Chase Mitchell wouldn’t reveal what his coach said during halftime. Whatever it was, it worked. The Steers played a dominant second half, holding Parmer County rival Bovina scoreless in the half in a 38-20 comeback victory. Adrian Aleman rushed for 259 yards rushing and two first-half touchdowns as Farwell […]

Kingsvile’s comeback sinks Zias

Staff report Kelsey Washington collected four of her match-high 23 kills in the fifth set and Texas A&M-Kingsville rallied from a 2-1 deficit to edge Eastern New Mexico University 25-21, 22-25, 20-25, 25-20, 15-7 in Lone Star Conference volleyball on Friday night at Greyhound Arena. Washington, who added 15 digs, and Ashley Bukowski (17 kills, […]

Hounds, Texans look to position for playoffs

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com The Lone Star Conference regular season is headed down the stretch, with teams jockeying for position for the league’s first postseason playoff. The top four seeds will be in one bracket, the bottom four in the other. At the moment, Eastern New Mexico University (4-2) and Tarleton State (2-3) are among […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 17

Floyd 90, Roy/Wagon Mound 0 Muleshoe 55, Friona 7 Clovis Christian 67, Calvary West Christian 19 Tatum at Dora, 7 p.m. Loving 26, Fort Sumner23 Melrose 38, Gateway Christian 12 Farwell 38, Bovina 20 New Mexico Animas def. NMSD, forfeit Aztec 35, Farmington 28 Belen 34, Valencia 13 Bloomfield 52, Shiprock 0 Capital 54, Bernalillo 0 Centennial 41, Chaparral 6 Cleveland 49, Santa Fe 0 Cobre […]

Zias turn trust into wins

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
ENMU senior midfielder Alyssa Prince takes a shot during the Zias’ match against Southern Nazarene on Sept. 16 at the ENMU pitch. Prince was named the LSC’s offensive player of the week after scoring both goals in Sunday’s 2-0 upset of eighth-ranked and previously unbeaten LSC leader Angelo State.

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team has had an up and down season as their longest winning streak has been two games. The Zias, though, have won three of their last four outings after a shaky start to the season. Senior goalkeeper Fabienne Wilson of Alamogordo has […]

Hobbs JV blitzes PHS early

Staff report It’s safe to say Thursday’s girls soccer match got away from the Portales High girls in a hurry. Facing the Hobbs junior varsity, the Lady Eagles scored four times in a span of eight game minutes — split up by halftime — and went on to a 7-0 victory over the Lady Rams […]

Senior profiles — McKenzie Bucksath

Outside hitter McKenzie Bucksath has been a member of the Portales Rams volleyball team for four years. She plans on attending the University of New Mexico to study physical therapy and wants to work with children. What will be your lasting memory from being a Ram? “My favorite memory happens every season. It’s watching that […]

Zias beat Falcons to snap streak

Staff report With 19 kills, Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Lauren Frye had almost as many as the Texas-Permian Basin team Wednesday while leading the Zias to a 25-13, 25-21, 25-18 non-conference win at Greyhound Stadium. Lindsey Barron and Courtney Lawson added seven kills apiece as ENMU (9-11) snapped a four-match losing streak. Senior Kennedi […]

Area prep standings — Oct. 16

Football District 4-4A Team Dist. All PF PA Ruidoso 1-0 6-1 254 63 Portales 1-0 4-3 271 179 St. Michael’s 0-0 4-1 137 81 NMMI 0-1 6-1 157 52 Hope Christian 0-1 2-5 138 223 8-Man District 4 Team Dist. All PF PA Melrose 0-0 5-1 274 68 Tatum 0-0 5-1 315 80 Dora/Elida 0-0 […]

Prince named LSC player of the week

Staff report Senior midfielder Alyssa Prince from the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week for her performance in the Zias’ home stand. ENMU (6-5; LSC 3-2) split games with eighth-ranked Angelo State and regionally-ranked Midwestern State last weekend. The selection marked […]

NM fishing report — Oct. 16

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 to […]

LSC Weekly volleyball roundup

All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L West Texas A&M 10-0 19-3 Texas Woman’s 7-3 12-7 Tarleton State 6-4 15-5 Angelo State 6-4 12-5 Texas A&M-Kingsville 4-4 12-7 Cameron 3-6 10-8 Eastern New Mexico 3-7 8-11 Midwestern State 2-7 6-13 Texas A&M-Commerce 2-8 4-17 Friday’s matches Midwestern State 3, Eastern New Mexico 0; Texas Woman’s […]