Former ENMU rodeo coach honored

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — Saturday was a special day for the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team and surrounding community, not only because the girls team won the overall event at the College “Daze” Rodeo for the second straight year, but because former rodeo coach Charles Chambers was honored throughout the […]

Hounds beat Highland in four sets

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University used several significant runs  on Tuesday to open its home schedule with a 25-20, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21 non-league win over rival New Mexico Highlands at Greyhound Arena. Senior outside hitter Lauren Frye led the Greyhounds (5-5) with 25 kills, including five in a row to close out […]

Tuesday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 20

Texico 3, Dexter 1 Texico    25    16    25    25 Dexter    11    25    19    18 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 24, Mel Davalos 10, Cynthia Reynoso 8. Blocks — Gannon 4, Davalos 1, Maryelle Dickerman 1. Digs — Micah Pinnell 18, Miller 10, Gannon 10, Reynoso 9. Aces — Pinnell 3, Gannon 2, four […]

ENMU women blank Mustangs 11-0

Staff report PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team shut out University of the South West Monday night, throttling the Mustangs 11-0. Alexys Andaya, Mirka Zamarripa, Anniah Galdean and Tori Hendrickson all scored two goals, while Valeria Jaramillo, Courtney Pittman and Janet Ponce each scored one. ENMU (1-3-1) took a staggering 46 […]

Saturday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 17

Melrose 3, Santa Rosa 1 Santa Rosa    19    23    25    23 Melrose    25    25    19    25 Melrose individual statistics Kills — Brette DeVaney 18, Hannah Wofford 17, Natalie Mondragon 11. Blocks — four tied with 1. Digs — Lakasey Mondragon 42, Jayden Beard 19, Kiki Roybal 17, Wofford 17. Aces — four tied with 2. […]

Lions overwhelm ENMU

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Kamal Cass tries to cut inside on a first-quarter run in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference matchup against Texas A&M-Commerce at Greyhound Stadium. Cass was held in relative check by the No. 7 Lions, who cruised to a 49-10 victory over the Greyhounds.

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico football team ran up against the Lone Star Conference’s best on Saturday afternoon and when all was said and done, No. 7 Texas A&M-Commerce walked off the field with a 49-10 drumming of the Greyhounds. Physically outmatched at nearly every position, the Greyhounds […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Cats place second at Carlsbad

Staff report CARLSBAD — Facing their stiffest competition of the season, Clovis High’s boys pulled off a second-place finish on Saturday in the Ron Singleton Invitational cross country meet. Granted, it was a distant second — the Wildcats finished with 78 points to 26 for defending Class 6A state champion Hobbs, which earned four of […]

PREP FOOTBALL: Mustangs post win at Olton

Staff report OLTON — Marco Sanchez ran for 188 yards and two tourndowns and Bovina held off Olton 37-31 on Friday night. Sanchez gave the Mustangs (3-0) the lead for good at 7-3 with a 3-yard run midway through the first quarter, then added a 5-yard TD run late in the half to push the […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Volleyball, men’s soccer teams fall on road

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville rode 10 kills, four total blocks and two aces from junior middle blocker Lexi Wick and nine kills and four blocks from sophomore middle blocker Haley Hutchinson to a 25-20, 25-14, 25-14 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Kingsville (10-1, 2-0 LSC) […]

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: Buffs thump Tatum for third win in row

Staff report TATUM — The Melrose Buffaloes continued to roll on Friday night, beating winless Tatum 50-0 in a game called midway through the third quarter on the 50-point mercy rule. Junior Carson Fraze ran for four touchdowns for the Buffaloes (3-1), including the game-ender from 10 yards out. He also scored on runs of […]

Wildcats rally to top Goddard, move to 3-1

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com ROSWELL — After a shaky first half where they were down by eight, the Clovis High Wildcats bounced back heading out of the locker room, shutting out Goddard the rest of the way and winning 27-14 Friday behind an opportunistic defense. While the first half saw few gains offensively […]

Rams rip St. Mike’s to improve to 4-0

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Rams finally got to play their first full home football game of the season on Friday night. After dispatching the St. Michael’s Horsemen 41-13 at Greyhound Stadium, the Rams showed they should be considered one of the elite teams in Class 4A. In order to make sure […]

Hounds host No. 7 Lions

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University football team will take on the Lone Star Conference’s preseason favorite today in the form of the high-powered No. 7 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions, with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds (1-1, 1-0 LSC) are coming off their first win, beating […]

Lady Cats shut out Portales

Clovis defender Kylee Brooks dribbles past Portales striker Angie Gonzalez during the first half of Thursday’s girls soccer match at Yucca Middle School. The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Rams 6-0 in a match halted by lightning midway through the second half.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com The Lady Rams and Lady Wildcats knew Thursday’s matchup on the pitch would be in threat of cancellation due to weather, and even with the start time moved up an hour to 5 p.m., the weather had the final say. The contest was called midway through the second half, […]

Hounds capture Heartland opener

Staff report OKLAHOMA CITY — A late goal by senior Ryan Sinclair gave the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team its second win of the season Thursday night, beating Oklahoma Christian 1-0 in the Heartland Conference opener for both teams. Scoreless and heading towards overtime, Sinclair scored in the 81st minute of play, with […]

Cats take on struggling Rockets

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com The Clovis Wildcats are looking to bounce back with a win against Roswell Goddard tonight, after last week’s 45-7 loss to No. 1 Rio Rancho. Clovis head coach Eric Roanhaus isn’t concerned about last weekend or next heading into today’s matchup with the Rockets (1-2). He wants his team […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 15

Texico 3, Logan 0 Logan    10    12    8 Texico    25    25    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 13, Maryelle Dickerman 4, Mackenzie Haakma 4. Blocks — Dickerman 5, Mel Davalos 3, Haakma 1, Kaylee Miller 1. Digs — Micah Pinnell 11, Miller 6, Jaden Stephens 4. Aces — Gannon 2, Stephens 2, Cynthia […]

Lady Cats turn back Roswell High in 5

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis High senior Brittany Reed, left, and junior Makinzie Johnson try to block an attack by Roswell Highs Kaitlyn Holl during the first game of Thursday’s volleyball match at The Rock. Reed had nine kills and five blocks while Johnson posted a season-high 17 kills and three blocks as the Lady Cats posted a 25-22, 17-25, 25-27, 25-15, 15-11 victory over the Lady Coyotes.

Staff report Junior outside hitter Makinzie Johnson had a big night on Thursday and Clovis High’s volleyball team pulled out a 25-22, 17-25, 25-27, 25-15, 15-11 victory over Roswell High at Rock Staubus Gym. Johnson had a season-high 17 kills to go with four blocks for the Lady Wildcats (4-4), who are idle until hosting […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Sept. 16

Eunice (1-2) at Texico (0-3) When: 7 p.m. today Last week: Eunice got on the board with a 40-13 victory at home over Lubbock Trinity Christian, while the Wolverines suffered a 35-34 loss at home to Fort Sumner. Last year: 2015, the Cardinals thumped Texico 48-20 at Eunice. Of note: Despite the Wolverines’ slow start, […]

CHS SOCCER: Lady Cats rally late for win; Cats edged

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis High senior Alejandro Medina battles a Portales defender for control of the ball during the first half of Tuesday game against Portales at Yucca Soccer Field. The Rams posted a 2-1 victory over the Wildcats.

Staff report Talk about things looking bleak. Clovis High’s soccer girls found themselves down 2-0 past the midway point of the second half on Tuesday night at Leon Williams Stadium. But a switch of positions for senior Jaci Sievers finally paid dividends in the end. She scored three goals in a span of 14 minutes […]