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 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...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 19, 2018

Hounds hold off Texas A&M-Kingsville in OT

PORTALES — What started as a celebration of local elementary and middle school students at Greyhound Arena on Thursday morning ended in an even bigger celebration two hours later, as the Eastern...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 19, 2018

Javelinas survive rocky first half to top ENMU men in overtime

PORTALES — Six fouls, three points. That's all the Texas A&M-Kingsville men's basketball team could muster in the first eight-plus minutes in Thursday afternoon's Lone Star Conference basketball...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 17, 2018

Girls roundup: Dora overcomes illness, Broncos

FLOYD — Neither illness nor a slow start could derail the Dora Coyotes in Tuesday night's 64-31 girls basketball win over Floyd. The Coyotes did not enter the contest with a full deck of cards, so...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 14, 2018

Northcutt's come a long way

GRADY — Once abandoned by her biological parents in her native China at 6 years old, Grady Bronchos girls basketball player Timia Northcutt is certainly feeling the love these days. The junior...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 14, 2018

Dora pushes past Evangel Christian

DORA — The Coyotes boys basketball program has made strides in John Wootton's first year at the helm, and it showed on Saturday afternoon, following a 69-34 victory over Evangel Christian. Dora...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 14, 2018

Cass hopes to make mark Monday

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University running back Kamal Cass had a decorated career with the Greyhounds, breaking the school's all-time rushing record, while receiving numerous awards and...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 13, 2018

Portales crushes Lovington 69-12

PORTALES — One week ago, the young Lovington Wildcats girls basketball team kept the Portales Rams on the ropes, trailing by just five points at half, before Portales ultimately pulled away. On...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 12, 2018

Portales girls basketball capsule - Jan. 12

Lovington (6-10) at Portales (15-2), 7 p.m. On the air: KSEL 105.9 FM Last time out: The Wildcats beat Santa Teresa back on Monday, 47-21. The Rams took down Roswell, 63-35, on Tuesday night. Last meeting: Portales pulled away at Lovington last...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 11, 2018

Connor, Johnson punching clock for ENMU

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico (7-6) hasn’t quite had the start to its women’s basketball season that it had hoped for, following a Lone Star Conference title, 20-win season and NCAA Division II Tournament appearance a year ago. However, things...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 7, 2018

Former Rams reminisce

PORTALES — Portales High School honored several former girls basketball players and coaches during Saturday afternoon's girls game between Portales and Lubbock Christian. For many, it was a happy...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 7, 2018

Portales defense leads to easy win over Lubbock Christian

PORTALES — The Rams' ferocious first half defense proved to be too much for Lubbock Christian to handle on Saturday afternoon, in a 52-39 interstate girls basketball victory. Portales High held the...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 6, 2018

Texico boys back in title game

PORTALES — In a battle between mentor and peer in Friday's Eastern Plains Athletic Conference Tournament boys basketball semifinal, wisdom won out. Texico's Ty Thatcher, going up against his former...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 6, 2018

Logan tames Tigers to reach EPAC title game

PORTALES — Right from the opening tip, things just didn't seem to go Elida's way in Friday's Eastern Plains Athletic Conference Tournament girls basketball semifinal at Greyhound Arena. The Logan...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 5, 2018

Elida girls stop Grady in EPAC

TEXICO — The seven-time defending 1A girls basketball champion Elida Tigers are starting to come into their own this season, and Thursday's Eastern Plains Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 5, 2018

Portales basketball preview capsules

Boys Robertson (5-8) at Portales (7-4) 7 p.m., Rams Athletic Center Last time out: The Cardinals beat Penasco back on Tuesday, 93-83. The Rams fell to Goddard in overtime, 74-65, also on Tuesday night. Last meeting: The Rams last played Robertson in...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 5, 2018

Texico boys moving on

TEXICO — The Grady Bronchos were hoping to succeed in playing the 'David' role against Texico's 'Goliath' in Thursday's Eastern Plains Athletic Conference Tournament boys basketball quarterfinal...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 3, 2018

ENMU women cruise past Western 69-49

PORTALES — The Greyhounds used a strong second half to pull away from Western New Mexico, 69-49, in Tuesday's Lone Star Conference women's basketball victory at Greyhound Arena. Eastern New Mexico...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 3, 2018

Greyhounds outlast Mustangs for first LSC win

PORTALES — The Greyhounds cracked the century mark in regulation for the first time since 2014 in Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference men’s basketball victory over Western New Mexico. Eastern won, 10...

 

ENMU women dealt 'foul' defeat

PORTALES — Lubbock Christian's 42 free-throw attempts proved to be too much for the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team to overcome in a 64-55 defeat on Saturday. The Chaps made...

 

ENMU sports year in review

PORTALES — The 2017 calendar year proved to be a year of ascension for the Eastern New Mexico athletics program. The women’s basketball team won their first league title in nearly a quarter century, while the Greyhounds football team cracked the...

 

Clovis boys win holiday tournament

CLOVIS - Clovis High's boys basketball team capped off the Griego and Sons Holiday Tournament championship game a little too close for comfort, after nearly blowing a 13-point lead. But, Clovis did...

 

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