Soccer standings Regular-season final Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Texas A&M-Commerce 7-3-0 13-5-0 Angelo State 6-3-1 14-3-1 Eastern New Mexico 6-4-0 9-7-0 Midwestern State 3-5-2 8-5-5 Texas Woman’s 3-6-1 9-8-1 West Texas A&M 3-7-0 7-11-0 Oct. 31 matches Eastern New Mexico 2, Texas Woman’s 1; Texas A&M-Commerce 2, West Texas A&M 1; Angelo State 1, Midwestern […]

Zias head to LSC tourney

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University will have teams competing in Lone Star Conference meets this weekend in women’s soccer and men’s and women’s cross country. The four-team LSC women’s soccer meet begins today at Commerce, Texas, with the championship match scheduled for noon (MST) on Sunday. The league cross country competition is scheduled for […]

Rams end regular season at NMMI

By Derek Major Staff writer The Portales Rams have been playing better defense lately, according to junior middle linebacker Miguel Garza. A two-year starter, Garza said it’s all about trust. “Everyone knows what they’re doing and we’ve been getting it done,” said Garza who has five tackles on the season. “Everyone has faith in […]

By the numbers

Eastern new mexico university is nationally ranked in multiple categories among Division II football teams. Here’s a look at some of those numbers. 37:54: Time of possession in minutes and seconds, which leads the nation. 236: Eastern is 11th in the nation in first downs with 236 448.7: The Greyhounds are 38th in the nation […]

NM fishing report — Nov. 5

Northeast   Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 22 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and worms. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes. Clayton Lake: Closed for the season. Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair […]

Area district volleyball tournaments

AREA DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL TOURNEYS (Seeds in parentheses) District 4-4A Tuesday (3) East Mountain at (2) Portales, 6 p.m. Thursday Championship at (1) Ruidoso, 7 p.m. District 6-2A Tuesday (3) Fort Sumner def. (4) Dora 25-22, 25-11, 25-20 Thursday Tuesday winner at (2) Logan, 6 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Melrose, 6 p.m. District 4-1A Monday […]


Standings All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L West Texas A&M 14-0 28-3 Texas Woman’s 11-3 18-7 Tarleton State 10-5 20-6 Angelo State 10-5 18-6 A&M-Kingsville 6-8 17-11 ENMU 4-10 12-16 Cameron 4-11 12-14 TX A&M-Commerce 3-11 6-21 Midwestern State 3-12 9-19 Friday’s matches Tarleton State 3, Eastern New Mexico 0; West Texas A&M 3, […]

Zias beat Highlands in four games

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. —Freshman outside hitter Talise Babbitt keyed a match-ending 4-0 run with three kills and New Mexico Highlands outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 28-26, 26-24, 20-25, 25-23 on Tuesday night. Babbitt finished with a match-high 14 kills for the Cowgirls (11-16), who completed a three-match sweep of the Zias (12-16), winning […]

Rams reach finals


  Portales started the journey toward a District 4-4A tournament championship Tuesday night as the Rams took down East Mountain 25-2, 25-13, 25-12 at the Ram Athletic Center. The win was the Rams’ third win against the Timberwolves this season, all in three sets. “We just came together and got the job done,” said junior […]

Hounds could host two LSC playoff games

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
ENMU running back Jordan Wells catches a pass from quarterback Jeremy Buurma good for a 35-yard gain, during the second quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference frootball game at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds won 31-21, retaining the “Wagon Wheel” in the rivalry for a second consecutive year.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER The Lone Star Conference’s first postseason football playoff is set, and Eastern New Mexico University stands a good chance of hosting two games. The academic turmoil at West Texas A&M last week, along with Saturday’s 31-21 loss at ENMU, caused the Buffaloes to fall from a possible No. 2 […]

Prep football playoff pairings — Nov. 4

(Seeds in parentheses) Class 2A Friday Semifinals (4) Questa at (1) Escalante, 7 p.m. (3) Fort Sumner at (2) Hagerman, 6 p.m. Nov. 14-15 Championship Semifinal winners 8-man Quarterfinals Friday (8) Jemez Valley at (1) Logan, 7 p.m. (5) Foothill at (4) Gateway Christian, 7 p.m. (6) Tatum at (3) Melrose, 7 p.m. Saturday (7) […]

Prep district volleyball pairings — Nov. 4

(Seeds in parentheses) District 4-4A Tuesday (3) East Mountain at (2) Portales, 6 p.m. Thursday Championship at (1) Ruidoso, 7 p.m. District 6-2A Tuesday (4) Dora at (3) Fort Sumner, 6 p.m. Thursday Tuesday winner at (2) Logan, 6 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Melrose, 6 p.m. District 4-1A Monday (6) House at (3) Grady, […]

Prep football rankings — Nov. 4 Class 6A Team Record 1. Rio Rancho 9-0 2. Mayfield 8-1 3. Eldorado 9-1 4. Rio Rancho Cleveland 7-2 5. La Cueva 7-2 6. Las Cruces High 5-4 7. Onate 7-3 8. Sandia 5-4 9. Atrisco Heritage 7-3 10. Clovis 4-5 Class 5A Team Record 1. Artesia 8-1 2. Centennial 8-1 3. Belen 8-1 […]

Prep state soccer pairings — Nov. 4

(Seeds in parentheses) At APS complex, Albuquerque Boys Class 6A Quarterfinals Thursday (8) Sandia vs. (1) Cibola, 7:45 p.m. (5) Atrisco Heritage vs. (4) Volcano Vista, 7:45 p.m. (6) Albuquerque High vs. (3) Las Cruces High, 8:15 p.m. (10) Eldorado vs. (2) La Cueva, 8:15 p.m. Semifinals: 4:30 p.m. Friday Championship: 4:30 p.m. Saturday Class […]

Lions spoil ENMU’s bid for LSC soccer title

By Dave Wagner Staff writer It looked like a brisk wind might determine Sunday’s winner in the battle for the Lone Star Conference women’s regular-season title. In fact, the only goal was scored against the wind. Junior forward Jade Bell won a scrum in front of the Eastern New Mexico University net in the […]

Rambelles defeat Zias

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State survived a close first set and pulled away to a 25-23, 25-17, 25-15 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Despite the loss, the Zias (12-15, 4-10 LSC) clinched their second consecutive berth in the eight-team LSC tournament, scheduled for two weeks […]

Mustangs edge Hounds

Staff report Midwestern State made an early goal stand up and the Mustangs edged Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 on Saturday in men’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. MSU’s Jevan Toledo headed in a corner kick by teammate Paul Sunderland into the upper right corner of the net just over 11 minutes into the contest. […]

Bull riders take center stage in Clovis

By Derek Major Staff Writer Professional bull rider L.J. Jenkins has been riding as long as he can remember. “I’ve been riding since I was a little boy,” said Jenkins, a Texico native who is currently 12th in the PBR world standings. “My dad did it and my brother did it, and I rode […]

Zias hoping to change culture, end losing streak


Zias guard Tori Tucker tries to drive past a defender in a game last season. Tucker averaged a team high  11.5 ppg and 5.9 rpg last season. The Zias were picked to finish next to last in a coached poll.

By Derek Major Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico Zias haven’t had a winning season in eight years and had just six wins overall last season, but that hasn’t stopped senior guard guard Jasmine Johnson from expecting great things from her team this season. “I want to bring a national title to Portales” Johnson […]

Portales soccer teams eliminated

Staff Reports The Portales Rams soccer teams both hit the road for the first round of the state playoffs and came home without a win as the Rams lost 6-0 and the Lady Rams lost to Sandia Prep 7-0. The Rams (7-11-1) knew they had to do their best to keep Taos forward and leading […]