Hound soccer picked fourth SSC poll

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women, who made the Lone Star Conference soccer tournament for the first time last season, were chosen for sixth place in the league’s preseason poll released this week. In the five-team men’s Southwest Soccer Conference, ENMU was picked for fourth place. Polls were voted on by […]

Sievers set to restart boys and girls soccer

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Speaking out for the last year about the need for a Portales High School soccer program, Traci Sievers could not have imagined that she, herself, would be coaching not only the Lady Ram soccer team, but also the boys. Sievers was hired to coach the Portales girls soccer team […]

PHS still searching for boys soccer coach

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer With less than a month before the start of school, Portales High School is no closer to finding a coach for the restarting of the Ram soccer team, but Portales Schools Superintendent Randy Fowler promises that the sport will be restarted this fall. “We’re going to have (boys) soccer,” […]

Superintendent says hiring on schedule

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales Municipal Schools Superintendent Randy Fowler told the school board at its regular meeting Thursday that hiring of staff was on schedule and looking good overall. He announced that Mark McAfee has been named athletic director and coaches for the new high school soccer program had been hired and […]

ENMU signs soccer player

Freedom Newspapers Taehoon Kim, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound goalkeeper who is from Seoul, South Korea, has signed a national letter-of-intent to play soccer at Eastern New Mexico University. Kim, who will be a junior at ENMU, played at Phoenix College last season and helped the Bears post a 15-6 record. He was an honorable mention all-conference […]

Zia soccer offers youth clinic

PNT Staff Report The ENMU women’s soccer team is offering a free youth clinic for boys and girls ages 5-12 from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the ENMU soccer practice field. The cost is free. Participants should bring water, a soccer ball and shin guards. Information: www.enmusports.com.

Ram football pride returns in a big way

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series looking at the top local sports stories in 2006. The Elida Lady Tigers volleyball team had a season to remember, the Portales school board approved a new sports program and the Portales Ram football team opened eyes all […]

Board approves soccer program

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Answering the cries of several local soccer moms and dads, the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the development of a boys and girls soccer program at their regular meeting Monday night. But with the program set to start in the 2007-2008 school year, school officials say […]

ENMU men’s soccer players honored

RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior forward Keith Vargas, sophomore forward Jared Morris and junior defender Ryan Atkinson represented Eastern New Mexico Univeristy on the Southwest Soccer Conference’s all-academic team, announced on Wednesday. Morris set a single-season ENMU record with six goals in 2006, and was second on the team with 12 points. Vargas had 11 points […]

Soccer Hounds make playoffs

Freedom Newspapers Despite a 4-2 loss at home to West Texas A&M on Wednesday, the three-year-old Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team clinched its first Southwest Soccer Conference tournament berth when last-place Missouri Southern managed a 0-0 tie against Northeastern State at Joplin, Mo. The Greyhounds (4-10-3, 1-5-2 SSC), who finished their league slate […]

School soccer supporters go before board

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Soccer moms and dads and children in soccer uniforms filled the Portales Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday in a show of support for adding a school soccer program. The proposal was launched in the spring and backers of the sport submitted a formal proposal to the school board […]

Greyhound soccer falls by 1 at WT

CANYON, Texas — Itamar Keinan scored with 12 seconds left in the second half and the game-winner early in overtime to lead West Texas A&M to a 3-2 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a Southwest Soccer Conference men’s match Wednesday at Kimbrough Stadium. Freshmen Keith Vargas and Dustin Flores scored for Eastern (2-5-1, […]

Zia soccer downs Highlands

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Freshman forward Samantha Lawrence scored on a rebound of senior forward Megan Dozier’s shot in the 78th minute on Tuesday, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team past New Mexico Highlands 1-0. The Zias (4-4), who snapped a three-match losing streak, won despite Highlands’ 18-5 advantage in […]

Hound soccer wins opener

PNT Staff Report The Eastern New Mexico mens soccer team opened their season on the road Thursday afternoon with a 2-0 win at Colorado Christian. Andrew Perez got the Hounds on the board first with a first half penalty kick. Jared Morris added to that total after capitalizing on a one-on-one showdown with the Colorado […]

LSC polls: WT drops from first to third in rankings

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference has taken a recount. After releasing its annual football poll in mid-July showing defending West Texas A&M as the South Division favorite with 88 points, a recheck showed the Buffaloes with 78 points and thus coming in third behind Tarleton State (86) and Texas A&M-Kingsville (80). […]

Vandals go off-road on ENMU soccer field

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer One vehicle’s off-roading venture at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday has cost an Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer field considerable damage, as well as serious safety concerns for the players. Deep tire tracks were found meandering throughout the grass by the team’s head coach Travis McCorkle. “It’s the second time […]

School district mulls soccer team

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Young Portales soccer players may have dreams of playing for the United States national team, but for now they’d settle for playing on a high school team in Portales. More than 30 parents and children attended the Portales School Board meeting Monday evening requesting that school officials explore the […]

Group hoping to kick off soccer in Portales schools

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A Portales Rams Soccer team — that’s what some parents and community members are hoping to get in the school district and today at 5:30 p.m. there will be a meeting, open to the public, to try and get the ball rolling. Traci Sievers, an organizer of the meeting, […]

Hound soccer signs three midfielders

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo has announced the signing of three midfielders to national letters of intent, bringing the program’s total number of signees for next year to 10. Two of the players are from Toronto, Canada — Stephen Alicandro and Renato Ortega — while the third is Eric […]

ENMU soccer team gets shut out

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team was struggling in the first half on Friday against Missouri Southern, but managed to get out with a scoreless tie. The Greyhounds were never able to get anything going on Friday and lost 1-0 in sudden-death overtime to the Lions in a Southwest […]