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 By Eric Murray    Sports    September 24, 2017 

Portales soph Blidi making strides at DE

PORTALES — In football, three of the most valuable positions are quarterback, left tackle and defensive end. You can't win without a great quarterback, and that quarterback must be protected. On...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    September 24, 2017 

Hounds fall in penalty kick battle

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico men's soccer team was hoping to notch a home victory before heading out onto a six-game road trip, but it was not meant to be. The Greyhounds allowed two penalty...

 

Rams seek to avenge only loss of 2016

PORTALES — The Portales Rams’ 2016 4A championship season was nearly perfect, as just one blemish appeared on their otherwise flawless 12-1 record. That blemish was Dexter, which will look to give the Rams fits again and 2017, and this time,...

 

Rams win testy game with Artesia

PORTALES — In a game reminiscent to the girls matchup between the two schools less than two weeks ago, things often got heated between Artesia and Portales in Thursday's boys soccer game. The game...

 

Rodeo team ready for season-opening home rodeo

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Greyhound rodeo team held a “Mini-Rodeo/Meet the Rodeo Team” event on campus on Wednesday afternoon, as they try to promote this weekend’s College “Daze” Rodeo, which ENMU will host at Lewis Cooper...

 

Melrose pair forge on through disease

MELROSE — There are about 1.25 million Americans living with Type I diabetes, according to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. That means about one in every 215 people have it. The odds are a...

 

Goddard tops Portales girls

PORTALES — Missed chances ultimately cost the Portales Rams in their 2-1 loss to Goddard in Tuesday's girls soccer matchup. Portales had nine shots on goal in the contest, most of which were from sh...

 

Portales' Cox commits to ENMU

PORTALES — Size and strength matter in basketball. But Zamorye Cox proves heart does too. “I think a lot of it is you can’t control everything, but a lot of it is how hard you work,” Cox said. “If you give it your heart and give it your all...

 

Rams suffer first loss at St. Michael's

SANTA FE — The old saying, "Football is a game of inches," could certainly apply to the Portales Rams on Saturday afternoon at St. Michael's. Unfortunately for the Rams, they came up just inches...

 

Rams' Blakey going with NMSU

PORTALES — Potential can be a scary word, but for those who possess a lot of it, the sky is the limit. Portales senior Lindsay Blakey has it on the volleyball court, and along with a coaching...

 

ENMU stays aggressive in four-set win

PORTALES — Night and day. That’s what Eastern New Mexico volleyball coach Sia Poyer had to say about his squad in its home-opening win over Texas A & M-Kingsville, following a rough outing at Western New Mexico this past Tuesday. The Greyhounds...

 

Rams hitting road, seek 4-0 start

PORTALES — The Portales Rams beat the St. Michael's Horsemen twice in 2016, including wins of 38-12 in Week 4, and 38-0 in the 4A state semifinals — both played at Greyhound Stadium. New year, new...

 

PHS falls 4-2

PORTALES — Despite a strong second-half effort, the Portales Rams boys soccer team dropped their third-straight game on Thursday evening, falling to the Roswell Coyotes 4-2. Samuel Calvillo and Robert Madrid had two goals apiece for the Coyotes....

 

Clovis rides big second half to top Portales

PORTALES — The Clovis High Wildcats scored seven second-half goals to run away from the Portales Rams 9-4 in Tuesday's boys soccer showdown in Portales. The seven goals are a new school record for...

 

Portales hosts tourney for younger spikers

PORTALES - The annual Portales Rams Junior Varsity Volleyball Tournament is a much-anticipated event for many local players who have yet to crack the varsity lineup at their respective schools. This...

 

Artesia takes two against Rams

PORTALES — In a game that featured plenty of fireworks, the Artesia High girls soccer team came out victorious, 3-0 over Portales on Saturday afternoon. Artesia's Elisa Cardenas recorded a hat...

 

Rams rally past Dons in second half

PORTALES — In a game mired in penalties, the Portales High football team managed to score 35 second-half points on its way to a 56-28 homecoming victory over West Las Vegas on Friday at Greyhound St...

 

Rams play West Las Vegas in Homecoming Game

PORTALES — Rams football coach Jaime Ramirez likes to find the best scout team matchups in practice when trying to simulate an opposing team. With Portales High School hosting West Las Vegas...

 

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