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 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

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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 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 […]

PHS drops final pre-district tuneup


By Derek Major Staff writer The Portales volleyball team ended its non-district schedule on a sour note on Tuesday, falling to Texico for the second time in 10 days. Class 3A’s top-ranked team beat Portales 25-20, 24-26, 25-9, 25-20 at Ram Activity Center. Rams coach Ruth Chavez was baffled by her team’s errors. “We […]

Zias fall to West Texas A&M in LSC play

Staff report West Texas A&M ran its volleyball winning streak against Eastern New Mexico University to 18 on Tuesday night, but not without a bit of a scare from the Zias. ENMU led virtually all the way in winning the second set in squaring the match and hung tough with the Lady Buffs the rest […]

PHS soccer teams sweep Ruidoso

Staff report The Portales Rams soccer teams swept Ruidoso on Monday in a District 4-4A soccer doubleheader. The Portales boys won 2-1 in overtime while the girls took a 7-0 verdict. The Portales boys snapped an eight-game losing streak and got their first home win in eight tries, defeating the Ruidoso Warriors in double overtime. […]

ENMU FOOTBALL NOTES: Spight making mark this season in LSC

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ENMU senior running back E’lon Spight, who leads the Lone Star Conference in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns this season, was named the LSC’s offensive player of the week on Monday.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Senior fullback E’lon Spight has been a consistent runner for Eastern New Mexico University’s football team. Spight, who stepped in to replace the graduated Christian Long, has become the premier back in the Lone Star Conference to this point in the season. His 712 yards rushing puts him more […]

Commerce escapes with win RICHARDSON, Texas — Texas A&M-Commerce erased a 13-point halftime deficit on Saturday to edge Angelo State 41-40 at San Angelo, Texas, and maintain the lead in the Lone Star Conference. Senior place-kicker Saul Martinez, who missed his first field goal of the season earlier in the game, nailed a 37-yarder with 2:04 to play […]

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

Zias upend eighth-ranked Rambelles

Staff report Facing a team which was coming in on a run of seven consecutive shutouts, Eastern New Mexico University’s women got a pair of goals from senior midfielder Alyssa Prince to stun the eighth-ranked and previously unbeaten Angelo State 2-0 on Sunday at the ENMU pitch. Prince’s first goal, a shot from about 30 […]

Zias capture WT rodeo title

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Senior Hayden Segelke-Todd earned a second-place performance in goat tying to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s women to the team title with 260 points in the West Texas A&M rodeo over the weekend. Tarleton State finished second at 210, followed by New Mexico Junior College at 205. Segelke-Todd won the […]

ENMU whips McMurry

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ENMU senior receiver Aaron Johnson is tackled by McMurry defensive lineman Joshua Fisher after a 20-yard pass reception during the first quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference football game at Abilene, Texas. The Greyhounds improved to 4-2 for the season (2-2 LSC) with a 62-23 rout of the War Hawks.

Staff report ABILENE, Texas — A win over McMurry has been a long time coming for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. In fact, it had never happened until Saturday, when senior linebacker Seth Bailey of Texico set the tone with a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown on the third play of the […]