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 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 20, 2018 

Tigers, Bronchos split

ELIDA — Baylee Oder's eight strikeouts in a dominating performance helped lead his Elida High baseball team past the Grady Bronchos, 12-2, in Game 2 of Thursday's 1A/2A-District 4/6 baseball...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 18, 2018

Rams garner softball sweep

PORTALES — A season-high four-game winning streak, all in 4A-District 4 action, has the Rams softball team heading in the right direction, as the season begins to wind down. Portales won its...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 15, 2018

Javelinas slug way past Greyhounds, 13-7

PORTALES — A six-run second inning sunk Eastern New Mexico's baseball team in Saturday's Lone Star Conference battle against Texas A&M-Kingsville. Javelinas catcher Will Arnold amassed six RBIs,...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 15, 2018

Silver slaughters in spring game

PORTALES - Heavy winds, a little bit of rain and that little thing called Friday the 13th, couldn't dampen the spirits of Eastern New Mexico football in their annual Green and Silver spring game on...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 13, 2018

Dora uses big third to top Logan

DORA — Prairie gusts of 30 mph and more couldn't stop Dora from pouring it on Logan in Thursday's A/3A-District 5/6 softball matchup. The Coyotes scored seven runs in the third inning to take the...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 12, 2018

Green-Silver tilt marks spring's end for Hounds

PORTALES — With the annual Green and Silver spring football game quickly approaching, the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds are just trying to fine-tune some things on both sides of the ball. However,...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 11, 2018

Big innings gives Dora first district softball win

DORA — A wild 10-run fourth inning helped Dora earn its first district softball win of the year, after it defeated Tucumcari 17-8 on Tuesday afternoon. The Coyotes scored all 10 of those... Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 8, 2018

Dexter sweeps past Portales softball

PORTALES — Dexter softball's Bryana and Aryana Munoz made life difficult on Portales hitters during Saturday's doubleheader. Bryana struck out 15 Rams in a 5-1 Game 1 victory for the Demons, while...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 6, 2018

Rams get set for George/Love Relays

PORTALES — The Rams boys and girls track and field teams will host the annual Portales Barbara George/Jim Love Relays this afternoon, which features 12 schools from around the state. For Portales first-year head coach Chris Bachicha, today’s...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 5, 2018

Coach: Greyhound football making progress

PORTALES — Progress has been good and steady for Eastern New Mexico during its spring football practices, as the annual Green and Silver Game nears. Between an overachieving offensive line and a...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 4, 2018

Elida's Ferguson signs with Western Texas JC

ELIDA — She wouldn't let this one get away. After coming up short in her quest to win a fourth consecutive 1A volleyball title last fall, Elida's Lacy Ferguson, along with her Tiger teammates,... Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 4, 2018

Rams blank Lovington

PORTALES — A trio of first inning runs is all that starting pitcher Josiah Lucero and his Rams needed in a 6-0 shutout victory over Lovington baseball on Tuesday. Lucero went the distance, striking...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 1, 2018

Rams notch sweep

PORTALES — Portales baseball had a strong showing to cap off its district-opening series against Ruidoso, as the Rams scored 24 combined runs in Saturday's doubleheader. The Rams took Game 1, 10-0,...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 1, 2018

Diamonds are forever

PORTALES — Ever meet someone that just gets you? Somebody who always seems to be on the same page as you, thinking the same thing as you, perhaps even reading your thoughts? Eastern New Mexico's...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 31, 2018

Rams open 4-4A with rout

PORTALES — The Rams' seven-run first inning accounted for most of the scoring in a 10-0 runaway victory in Friday's District 4-4A baseball opener against Ruidoso. Portales amassed four hits and...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 31, 2018

Lions take pair from ENMU softball team

PORTALES — Texas A&M-Commerce drilled three late-inning home runs to pull away for an 11-3 victory over Eastern New Mexico in Friday's Lone Star Conference softball rubber match. The Lions finished...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 28, 2018

Hobbs posts 10-8 win over Ram softball team

PORTALES — Defensive woes in Tuesday's cold and blustery conditions sunk Portales softball in a 10-8 loss to Hobbs. The Class 6A Eagles capitalized on three-consecutive fourth inning errors by the...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 18, 2018

Portales softball falls in pair

PORTALES - The Rams' quest for a 2018 Class 4A softball title got off to a bit of a bumpy start in Saturday's season-opening doubleheader against Lovington. Portales committed a bevy of errors and...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 18, 2018

Ram golf optimistic despite losses

PORTALES — Losing three seniors on an A-4A boys state champion golf team would force most coaches to temper expectations of a potential repeat title. However, Portales coach Matt Hunton isn’t most coaches. Despite the losses of Andrew...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 15, 2018

Rams seeking shot at 4A softball title

PORTALES - All you need is a chance. That's the unofficial motto that first-year Portales softball coach Nathan Dodge is using for the Rams' 2018 campaign. Dodge, just the second coach in program... Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 14, 2018

Clovis improves to 7-2, tops Rams 7-0

PORTALES - Four unearned runs marred Portales baseball in the Rams' season opener against Clovis on Tuesday afternoon. The Wildcats took advantage of Ram mistakes, and used strong pitching to take a...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 11, 2018

Rams reload for title defense

PORTALES — Last year, Portales High's baseball won its second-ever state title, as it defeated district foe Hope Christian 8-4. For the Rams (24-7), despite making it to the 4A title game, the 2017...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 10, 2018

Coaching friends hope to double up on titles

ALBUQUERQUE — Texico’s Ty Thatcher and Melrose’ Kevin Lackey used to be mentor and peer in Dora. By the time Saturday morning ends, they could both be defending state champions. Both squads entered the 2018 state tournament as the No. 1 seed...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 9, 2018

ENMU trio hope to make mark at D-II indoor nationals

PORTALES — A trio of Eastern New Mexico track and field athletes will do their best to represent both themselves and the Greyhound program at Friday and Saturday’s NCAA Division II Indoor Track Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas. Sprinters Marcus...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 4, 2018

Rams advance in 4A tournament

PORTALES — This time of year, experience matters in the state basketball tournament. Coming into Friday's 4A Round of 16 game between Portales boys and Navajo Prep, the Rams had faced seven of the... Full story

 

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