Rams remain perfect

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Rams continue their perfect season as they opened District 4-4A play by soundly defeating the Hope Christian Huskies 49-17 on Saturday night. This was the fourth game this season where the Rams (7-0, 1-0 district) were the visiting team in a homecoming game. Just like […]

Hounds roll to 77-14 win over Bacone

Staff report MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Kamal Cass didn’t get to touch the ball much on Saturday, but he was certainly explosive when he did. The sophomore running back from Clovis, named the Lone Star Conference player of the week on offense last Monday, carried just four times — all in the first half — for […]

ENMU women post team title

Staff report HOBBS — Senior Amber Saiz led three Eastern New Mexico University runners in the top 10 and the Greyhounds cruised to the women’s team title on Friday night in the New Mexico Junior College Open cross country meet. Saiz finished second in the race with a 5K time of 19 minutes, 18.1 seconds, […]

East Mountain tops PHS girls

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Lady Rams are still looking for their first district win of the season as they fell to the East Mountain Lady Timberwolves Friday afternoon 3-1 in their final home match of the season. Wearing pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the change of uniforms didn’t help […]

Rams grab first district win

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Wildredo Exiga scored less than a minute into the match and the Portales Rams notched their first District 4/1-4A soccer win of the season on Friday, shutting out East Mountain 3-0 at the PHS pitch. East Mountain took the girls matchup, turning back the Lady Rams 3-1 in the […]

Clovis wins 49-0 over Grants

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com “Did you have fun?” “Yes.” “Did you give everything you had?” “Yes.” “Did you do everything you could to be a good teammate?” “Yes.” “I’m proud of every one of you.” That was the positive exchange between Rio Thompson and his Grants Pirates, just minutes after being on the […]

ENMU roundup: Volleyball team drops Friday pair

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Clovis senior Kurt Kelley hauls in a 62-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of Friday’s game against Grants. Kelley also returned a punt 50 yards for a score in Clovis’ 49-0 win.

STAFF REPORT On the verge of losing twice in straight sets in the same day, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team tried to mount a late comeback on Friday. It fell short, as Texas A&M-Kingsville pulled away late for a 25-16, 25-22, 16-25, 25-17 Lone Star Conference win at Greyhound Arena. Earlier Friday, the […]

Hounds take on Bacone College

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com Back on the winning track after last week’s Homecoming victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville, the Eastern New Mexico University football team will try to build on that when they face NAIA member Bacone College (1-4) in a 1 p.m. (MDT) non-league game today at Muskogee, Oklahoma. Simply put, this is […]

Rams hope momentum continues in district play

The Portales Rams receivers run through drills Tuesday afternoon. On Saturday they play their first district game of the season against Hope Christian in Albuquerque.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com So far the season has gone perfectly for the Portales Rams. Now that district play begins this weekend, the Rams (6-0) travel to Albuquerque for their toughest competition so far to take on the District 4-4A Hope Christian Huskies (5-1). Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday. Portales […]

Tigers stay undefeated in district

Elida’s Kasyn Creighton (20) prepares her teammates for a set against Floyd Thursday night. Elida swept Floyd 25-19, 25-14, 25-14.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com FLOYD — The Elida Lady Tigers are still undefeated in district play as they swept the host Floyd Lady Broncos 25-19, 25-14, 25-14 Thursday night. It was a battle of the top half of the 1A District 4 teams and Elida certainly showed why they’re currently the top team. […]

Pine Hill forfeits Saturday game with Dora

Staff report Due to a lack of available players, Pine Hill has opted to forfeit Saturday’s eight-man football game at Dora. According to information released on the school’s website, the Coyotes will move homecoming activities to Oct. 23 against defending eight-man champion Melrose. Dora, which moves to 4-2 with the win, was coming off a […]

Seven Greyhound softball players honored

Staff report Seven Eastern New Mexico University softball players were named All-America Scholar Athletes for 2014-15 by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Greyhounds listed were Ryann Montano, Morgan Green, Marleyna Piñon, Aja Secheslingloff, Kelsey Laurenz, Susannah Chandler, and Elizabeth Velasquez. The list, released Tuesday, included 5,493 players, with 833 in Division-II. To make the list, […]

ENMU outlasts West Texas, snaps 18-match skid in series

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Do not attempt to adjust your newspaper as this is not a typo. For the first time since 2004, the ENMU volleyball team defeated West Texas A&M 25-20, 25-16, 17-25, 25-20 in Lone Star Conference action on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. It was ENMU’s first win over the […]

Clovis pulls repeat, blanks Portales

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ENMU players  react after finishing off Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference match against rival West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena in four sets. The Greyhounds ended an 18-match losing streak against the Lady Buffs dating to the 2004 season.

Staff report Different city, same result. Behind a hat trick from senior Samantha Meza, Clovis left Portales Tuesday with a 10-0 victory at the Portales High School Pitch. The teams played to the same margin 31 days prior at Leon Williams Stadium. Tuesday’s game was called with 13:36 remaining. Portales was outshot 22-4, whith Glynda […]

ENMU women second in Vernon rodeo

Staff report VERNON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team placed second while the men split eighth and ninth place in the Vernon College rodeo over the weekend. Paxton Segelke took first place in goat tying after finishing first in the short go, whie Celie Vick won breakaway roping after also taking […]

ENMU women edged by No. 6 Rambelles; men fall to Newman

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State had a huge advantage in overall shots, but it took the sixth-ranked Rambelles more than 80 minutes to break through in a 1-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico on Sunday. Senior forward-midfielder Sierra Anderson broke the ice in the 83rd minute, scoring […]

Hounds handle Javelinas

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Elliot Peters heads the other way for a 74-yard score after picking off a screen pass from Texas A&M-Kingsville quarterback Myles Carr in the first quarter Saturday at Greyhound Stadium.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Clovis High grad Kamal Cass waited through a relatively quiet freshman year before starting to make his mark on the Eastern New Mexico University football program. The sophomore had his biggest day so far for the Greyhounds on Saturday, rushing for 164 yards and four touchdowns […]

Portales splits to take third place in tourney

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Portales senior Amanda Schmidt goes up for a kill attempt during Saturday’s match against Ruidoso in the Peyton Chavez Invitational.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Named in honor of her late son, Portales coach Ruth Chavez has never won the Peyton Chavez Memorial volleyball tournament. On Saturday, the Lady Rams again fell short, but notched third place in the gold bracket after beating the Robertson Lady Cardinals in their final match 22-25, 25-16, 25-9, […]

Ruidoso sweeps Portales soccer teams

Staff report Portales dropped a pair of nailbiters Saturday, losing district soccer games in Ruidoso. The host Warriors got goals from Andres Aguirre and Alejandro Agruelles in the 30th and 56th minutes, respectively, to best Portales 2-1. Wildredo Exiga opened the scoring for Portales in the 26th minute. In the girls game, Ruidoso defeated Portales […]

ENMU women ninth at Chile Pepper Festival

Staff report FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Senior Amber Saiz finished 21st in the small-college division and 82nd overall to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s women to a ninth-place team finish in the former in Saturday’s Chile Pepper Festival cross country meet, hosted by the University of Arkansas. Saiz posted a 5K time of 18 minutes, 7.78 […]