Wanted: Two college soccer coaches

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University will have two new soccer coaches for the 2008 season. Women’s coach Travis McCorkle was named Tuesday as the women’s coach at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. ENMU and Angelo State are both members of the

ENMU soccer coaches moving on

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University will have two new soccer coaches for the 2008 season. Women’s coach Travis McCorkle was named Tuesday as the women’s coach at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. ENMU and Angelo State are both members of the Lone Star Conference. Men’s coach Carlos Elizondo […]

Ram soccer gets new leader

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer After more than a year since its conception, the Portales High School boys soccer team finally has their leader, Jonathan Smith. This is Smith’s first time coaching high school soccer, but like the Portales girls coach, Traci Sievers, Smith has spent several years coaching soccer at the youth league […]

Greyhounds sign four soccer recruits

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo has added four signees for the upcoming season. They are midfielders Omar Heredia of San Luis, Ariz.; Luis Castafieda of Chaparral (Gadsden H.S.) and Rene Ruiz of Roswell (Goddard H.S.), and goalkeeper Ty Horak of Los Alamos. All will be freshmen except […]

Hound soccer adds four to mix

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo has added four signees for the upcoming season for coach Carlos Elizondo. They are forward Edgar Lopez of El Paso (Americas High School), forward-midfielder Jerry Varpilah of Phoenix (Phoenix College) and midfielders Robert and Griffin Pedigo of Plano, Texas. Lopez led his team […]

Zia soccer gets nine recruits fresh from high school

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Travis McCorkle has signed nine players to national letters of intent for the 2008 season. They include goalkeeper Sierra Cardenas of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; midfielders Tasha Caulder of Odessa, Texas; Andrea Elizondo of El Paso; Kimberly Luna of Albuquerque (Sandia), and Danielle Thurman of Albuquerque […]

2-6-08 Local Briefs

CSC hosting sweetheart dance The Community Services Center Senior Meal Site will host a Valentine sweetheart dance from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the center, 1100 Community Way in Portales. The public is welcome. The Jamboree Band, featuring Linda Brown, Wayne Buchanan, Colby Carter and Bill Rice will perform. Tickets are $4 per person in advance […]

Vargas leads seven Hounds on All-SSC squad

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior midfielder Keith Vargas headlined seven Eastern New Mexico University soccer players chosen to the All-Southwest Soccer squad, announced this week by the conference office. Vargas, a four-year player from Rio Rancho, became the second All-SSC first-team choice for the Greyhounds after goalkeeper Leif Craddock made it last season. […]

Portales soccer season ends; Rams tie Ruidoso 2-2

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Rams and Lady Rams had mixed results in their final games of the season Saturday afternoon at the Ram soccer pitch. The Lady Rams (3-11-1) fell 8-0 to Ruidoso, while the boys tied the Warriors 2-2. “It was a good game,” Ram volunteer coach Grant Shanahan said. “Best […]

NMMI Colt soccer pounds Portales 5-0

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The New Mexico Military Institute Colts jumped out to a fast lead and kept the pressure on, in a 5-0 win against Portales Thursday afternoon at the Portales High School soccer pitch. NMMI’s Doria Griegos single-handedly gave the Colts a fast 2-0 lead in the first half, scoring in […]

West Texas hassles Hounds

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo knows his team can compete with the West Texas A&M Buffaloes on a good day. Wednesday wasn’t that day. The visting Buffs beat the Greyhounds 7-1 in a Southwest Soccer Conference match at the ENMU soccer pitch. “We didn’t come out […]

AYSO introduces sport of soccer to youth

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Each week, hundreds of Roosevelt and Curry County children burn off energy and learn life-long lessons as they run up and down area soccer fields in the American Youth Soccer Organization. According to AYSO regional commissioner Jolene Nauman, approximately 350 children from 4 to 13 play on about 50 […]

Rams and Lady Rams swept by Hatch Bears

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer After a month of playing junior varsity teams from around the state, the Ram and Lady Ram soccer teams had their first taste of New Mexico Class 3A varsity soccer Saturday afternoon at Hatch, and although they lost, they discovered that they can compete. The girls lost 1-0 and […]

Portales soccer sweeps Artesia

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales boys and girls shut out the Artesia junior varsity on the Portales soccer pitch Thursday, sweeping Artesia in advance of a rain storm. The Rams took a quick 1-0 lead in the first half thanks to a Martin Santebanez goal. “I thought we played pretty well,” Ram […]

Former Greyhound volunteers with Rams

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Grant Shanahan has a lot on his plate. The 22-year-old Albuquerque native holds down a part-time job in Clovis, while taking 15 hours toward a business administration and economics degree at Eastern New Mexico University and he’s volunteering 15-20 hours per week to help coach the Portales Ram soccer […]

Hound soccer slips to ninth in regional rankings

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s men stayed in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region soccer rankings after splitting a pair of Southwest Soccer Conference matches over the weekend. ENMU (3-2, 1-1 SSC) dropped one spot from eighth to ninth in the poll after blanking Missouri Southern 2-0 on Friday and losing to Northeastern State […]

Lady Ram soccer whips Goddard J.V.

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Lady Ram soccer team thought they had the Goddard junior varsity figured out last weekend in a 5-1 loss in Roswell Tuesday afternoon at the Portales soccer complex they proved it with a 5-1 victory over the Lady Rockets for their first win of the season. “We […]

Hound soccer ranked

Freedom Newspapers For the first time in the four-year history of the program, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is ranked in the Midwest Region, earning a No. 8 spot this week. All five Southwest Soccer Conference teams were ranked in the top 10, with Midwestern State second, West Texas A&M fifth, Northeastern […]

Greyhound soccer falls to Regis Rangers 2-1

Freedom Newspapers DENVER — Freshman forward Nathan Kafer assisted on the first goal, then punched in the game-winner early in the second half on Sunday to give Regis a 2-1 men’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Rangers (1-1) outshot the Greyhounds 17-4, including 10-2 on goal, but ENMU (1-1) was able to […]

Hound soccer vows to best polls

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Leif Craddock is tired of losing. One of six players remaining from Eastern New Mexico University men’s first soccer squad in 2004, Craddock realizes it’s now or never for his group. “We definitely have to get the monkey off our back,” said the senior goalie, who earned All-Southwest Soccer Conference […]