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 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 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 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 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 […]

LSC update: Tarleton State ends slide in Canyon

LONESTARCONFERENCE.ORG CANYON, Texas — Playing its season opener, No. 16 Tarleton State posted its first win at Canyon in 10 years by beating No. 22 West Texas A&M 31-27 on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. It was the Texans’ first road win over a ranked opponent since beating then-No. 13 […]

Frye named to all-tournament team

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Lauren Frye was named to the all-tournament team last weekend at the Emerald Beach Hotel Javelina Volleyball Invitational in Kingsville, Texas. Frye finished the tournament with 66 kills and 12 block. She set career marks for attack percentage (.545, 15 kills on 22 attempts) against host Texas A&M-Kingsville […]

Hounds play St. Mary’s to draw

Staff report LAREDO, Texas — Sophomore midfielder John Jamison scored his first career goal to tie the score near the end of the half and Eastern New Mexico University went on to play St. Mary’s to a 1-1 double-overtime draw on Sunday as part of Texas A&M International’s Fall Festival men’s soccer event. ENMU (1-3-1) […]

State prep football polls — Sept. 14 Class 6A Team    Record 1. Mayfield    3-0 2. Las Cruces High    3-0 3. Rio Rancho    3-0 4. Eldorado    3-0 5. Hobbs     2-1 6. Rio Rancho Cleveland    2-1 7. La Cueva 1-2 8. Manzano    2-1 9. Sandia    2-1 10. Alamogordo    3-0 Class 5A Team    Record 1. Roswell Goddard    3-0 2. Centennial    3-0 3. Belen   […]

Hounds thump Adams State

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ENMU sophomore wide receiver Aaron Johnson scores one of his two first-half touchdowns during Saturday’s game against Adams State at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds posted a 42-14 victory.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — At halftime, Adams State found itself well within striking distance of Eastern New Mexico University, thanks to a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown just before the intermission by sophomore Addie Brown. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, Brown’s TD return accounted for more yards than their offense […]

Highlands hands Zias 4-0 loss

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands did all of its scoring in the final 25 minutes Saturday night to beat Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 in women’s soccer. Alyssa Saucedo broke the scoreless tie nearly 22 minutes into the second half, booting a through ball to beat ENMU goalkeeper Xan Ortiz to […]

Zias wins twice in Kingsville tourney

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Sophomore outside hitter Lauren Frye posted 41 kills, including a career-best 22 in the first match, and the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team pulled to .500 for the season with a pair of wins on Saturday in the Javelina Invitational, hosted by Texas A&M-Kingsville. ENMU beat Fort Lewis 25-22, […]

Portales soccer squads complete weekend sweeps

  Staff report POJOAQUE — The Portales Rams had a battle on their hands on Saturday — until the final 10 minutes. Leading just 2-0, the Rams outscored Pojoaque 4-1 the rest of the way for a 6-1 win, completing a weekend soccer sweep after beating Desert Academy on Friday. The Lady Rams also won […]

ENMU improves to 2-0 with 42-14 win over Adams State

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University  rolled up 608 yards of offense Saturday in a 42-14 win over Adams State. Fullback E’lon Spight rushed for more than 100 yards for a second straight game and Jeremy Buurma hooked up wth Aaron Johnson for two early touchdowns as ENMU won its first two games of the season […]

Wolverines topple Rams

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Rams senior quarterback Matt Martinez gets rid of a pass under pressure from Texico’s Tanner Dickerman during the second half of Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium.

By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Texico certainly didn’t mind having a comfortable lead coming down the stretch on Friday night. The Wolverines built a 33-12 advantage early in the final period before weathering a late storm from Portales to down the Rams 49-32 at Blackwater Draw. Sophomore running back Mason Golden rushed for […]

Longhorns spoil Dora’s home night debut

By Derek Major DORA — Dora’s first home night game did not go as well as hoped, in more ways than one. The Coyotes lost to Logan 77-37 in a rainy, cold affair on Friday night. As their fans were feeling the chill of an unseasonably cold night, the Coyotes (1-2) were feeling the […]

Hounds fall to Dustdevils

Staff report LAREDO, Texas — Ryan Hodgson’s scored on a deflection from six yards midway through the first half and sixth-ranked Texas A&M International held off Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 Friday in the opening match of the TAMUI Men’s Soccer Fall Invitational. ENMU drops to 1-3 on the season. The Dustdevils are 3-0. The […]