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 By Eric Murray    Sports    February 18, 2018 

Greyhound seniors carry team to win over Cameron

PORTALES — Senior Day proved to be a special one for five Eastern New Mexico Greyhound women's basketball players on Saturday, as the 2017-18 senior class' final home game at Greyhound Arena resulte...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    February 18, 2018 

Hope Christian avoids upset, tops Portales boys 58-56

PORTALES — Close but no cigar. That's how the Rams felt after nearly pulling off a big upset in their regular season finale at Ram Athletic Center on Saturday night. However, their would-be...

 

Portales basketball capsule - Feb. 17

Hope Christian (17-8, 7-0) at Portales boys (14-10, 4-3) 5 p.m. On the air: KSEL 1450 AM Last time out: Hope lost to St. Pius Thursday, 74-73. Portales beat NMMI on Tuesday, 57-32. Last meeting: The...

 

ENMU women bounce back against Midwestern

PORTALES — A week certainly made a night-and-day difference for Eastern New Mexico women's basketball team, which returned home on Thursday night and poured it on Midwestern State 81-66 at...

 

ENMU basketball capsules, Feb. 15

Midwestern State at Eastern New Mexico Men 7:30 p.m. On the air: KSEL 105.9 FM Records: Midwestern State 9-16, 5-10. Eastern New Mexico. 10-13, 5-9. Last time out: The Mustangs lost to West Texas A...

 

Brotherly love (and war)

PORTALES — Strictly business. Brothers Devin and Devante Pullum will square-off for the second (and likely final) time in their collegiate careers, when Eastern New Mexico hosts the Midwestern...

 

Portales basketball preview capsules

BOYS Portales (13-10, 3-3) at NMMI (3-16, 0-7), 7 p.m. Last time out: The Rams held off Ruidoso, 60-51, on Friday night. The Colts lost to Moriarty on Friday, 47-27. Last meeting: Portales beat NMMI, 59-36, on Jan. 26. Notes: The Rams need the win...

 

Elida takes two from Clovis Christian

CLOVIS — It was the one that almost got away. That's what Elida boys basketball players and coaches were thinking as they left Clovis Christian's home gym on Saturday night. The Tigers had built up...

 

Portales girls cruise past Ruidoso

PORTALES - Less than a month ago, Portales girls basketball needed a strong second half to pull away from Ruidoso. On Friday night, the Rams put away the Warriors right from the get-go, 69-22. With...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    February 9, 2018

Potales basketball capsules - Feb. 9

Boys Ruidoso (13-9, 2-3) at Portales (12-10, 2-3), 7 p.m. On the air: KSEL 105.9 FM Last time out: The Warriors beat NMMI last Friday, 67-47. The Rams lost at Moriarty, 51-50, on Tuesday night. Last...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    February 9, 2018

Grady girls grab road win at Floyd

FLOYD — The Grady girls basketball team came into Thursday night's game against Floyd a little under-manned and needing a win to keep pace with other top-ranked teams in 1A girls basketball. The...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    February 8, 2018

Hounds have big haul on signing day

PORTALES — Coming off of a season in which they cracked the Top 25 for the first time since 2003 and finished 8-2, the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds football team were looking to carry that...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    February 7, 2018

Aggies upend Hounds in home debut

PORTALES — A roller coaster afternoon resulted in disappointment for Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday, in the Greyhounds' baseball home-opener. The Hounds committed costly mistakes in the late stages...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    February 4, 2018

ENMU women tame Lions

PORTALES — Thirteen. That's a number that most consider to be unlucky, but for Eastern New Mexico's women's basketball team, that exact number proved to be the Greyhounds' friend in Saturday's...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    February 4, 2018

Greyhound men pull upset of No. 22 Lions

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico was expected to have a physical, "NFL-hitting" battle against Texas A&M-Commerce in Saturday's Lone Star Conference men's basketball showdown, according to Greyhounds...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    February 3, 2018

Portales girls easily handles Hope Christian

PORTALES — Rams girls basketball coach Wade Fraze had never beaten Hope Christian, and was uncertain as to if Portales High had ever beaten the Huskies, period. During Friday night's District 4-4A...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    February 2, 2018

Eastern women prevail

PORTALES — Alivia Lewis' clutch performance in the final minute of Thursday's Lone Star Conference women's basketball matchup against Tarleton State was enough to lift her Greyhounds to victory....

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    February 1, 2018

Good, seeking great

PORTALES — The Greyhound baseball team made history in 2017, pulling off the second greatest single-season turnaround in NCAA Division II play since 1998. After winning just 10 games in 2016,...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 28, 2018

Hamann, Coyotes finding their groove

DORA — Dora’s Slade Hamann plays the game of basketball with a simple approach — have fun. That ethos has helped him and his Coyotes get off to a 13-6 start for the 2017-18 campaign. “I feel like, when a lot of us are cracking up and having...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 27, 2018

Rams make quick work of NMMI

PORTALES - Heading into Friday night's District 4-4A boys basketball contest against New Mexico Military Institute, Rams coach Rickie McBroom was hoping that his team could play a "compete, 32-minute...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 26, 2018

ENMU track team is off and running today

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico will open its 2018 indoor track and field season this afternoon, as the Greyhounds travel to Lubbock for the Texas Tech Red & Black Open. The event will be held at the Red Raiders’ new Sports Performance Center, with...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 21, 2018

Secret no more: Sours leading Texico girls

TEXICO — From "best kept secret" to no secret at all, Texico junior point guard Baylee Sours has certainly burst onto the scene this season. Sours, arguably the area's best small-school girls...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 21, 2018

Greyhounds get on winning track, top Rams

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University would not be denied for a second time in three days, as the Greyhounds managed to hold on to a second half lead in Saturday's 92-89 Lone Star Conference...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 21, 2018

Comeback falls just short for ENMU women

PORTALES — Late-game fireworks — in more ways than one — weren't enough to save the Eastern New Mexico women against Angelo State in Saturday's Lone Star Conference basketball tussle at...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 20, 2018

Portales wins 4-4A opener, hands Moriarty first loss

PORTALES — The Rams washed away Moriarty's perfect record in a 47-30 girls basketball District 4-4A victory Friday night. Portales High dominated from start to finish, as the Pintos looked far from...

 

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