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Elida routs Floyd, improves to 4-1

FLOYD — After a return to the gridiron, eight years later, some weren’t sure what to expect out of Elida’s reformed football team. However, as it turns out, the Tigers are making up for lost...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    September 22, 2018 

College Daze tough competition, but fun way to start

PORTALES — ENMU’s College Daze Rodeo has been a bit hit or miss for the home Greyhounds, with mixed results across the board through two days. In one sense, there’s three Greyhounds that sit in...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    September 22, 2018 

Rams look to move back above .500 mark

PORTALES — Last week’s frustrating 28-0 loss at Goddard created a lot of competition for Portales football this week. In particular, the Rams (2-2) were looking to get a lot tougher, after...

 

Portales sweeps past Ruidoso

PORTALES — It’s been tough sledding for Portales volleyball in 2018, as the team goes through a rebuild. However, the Rams got some relief on Thursday night, disposing off the winless Ruidoso Warr...

 

College Daze tradition resumes tonight

PORTALES — For 53 years strong, the ENMU College Daze Rodeo has attracted some of the best college athletes from across the region to the eastern plains of New Mexico. The “Largest college rodeo...

 

ENMU outlasts WT to move to 3-3 in LSC

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico’s senior volleyball class made history on Tuesday night, becoming the first group of Greyhound seniors to beat West Texas A&M three times. An intense back and forth b...

 

An opportunity lost for Hounds

PORTALES — Greyhounds football coach Kelley Lee said it best about Saturday night's 21-11 loss to No. 1 Texas A&M-Commerce at Greyhound Stadium. "Three first-half drives inside the red zone,... Full story

 

TexAnns sweep Hounds

PORTALES — Friday’s home opener for Greyhound volleyball was a confidence booster, as Eastern took Angelo State down to the wire in a loss. A key injury forced coach Sia Poyer and company to...

 

Greyhound rally falls short

PORTALES - With their backs against the wall, Eastern New Mexico volleyball was in a tough spot. A rough opening set and a second set that got away from the Hounds, made it appear as if ENMU was on...

 

Rams hope to ground Rockets

PORTALES — While it can certainly be said for any given opponent, being a disciplined football team is key. For Portales, tonight is certainly no exception. The Rams (2-1) travel to Roswell to take... Full story

 

Regional football preview: Buffs look to survive injury bug

Last week proved to be a nice rebound week for some area teams. Elida and Farwell both avenged losses from the previous week, while Dora got a win on the field after winning its opener via forfeit....

 

Lady Rams cruise again

PORTALES - Rams girls soccer coach Ruben Tellez was able to put an exclamation point on his 46th birthday celebration on Tuesday, after his squad beat Ruidoso, 4-0. Portales scored late in the first...

 

More of the same

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico's 2018 home football opener proved to be a mirror image of the previous week, as untimely penalties and a lack of execution cost the Greyhounds on Saturday night. The...

 

Elida tops Fort Sumner, moves to 3-1

ELIDA — After losing some key seniors, following a heartbreaking loss in last year’s 1A title game, Elida volleyball came into the 2018 season hungrier than ever. On Saturday, it showed, as the...

 

Rams handle Dons to move to 2-1

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Sophomore Baylor Diaz ran wild in a 36-0 Rams shutout of West Las Vegas Friday night. Diaz had a pair of long first-quarter rushing touchdowns to set the tone for a Portales...

 

Home opener no easy task for Hounds

PORTALES — “Do your job.” That famous Bill Belichick quote is something that Eastern New Mexico football is living by this week, as the Greyhounds try to bounce back from last week. The Hounds... Full story

 

Prep soccer: Clovis girls top Portales, move to 6-0

PORTALES — Portales and Clovis each had one mission in Thursday’s girls soccer matchup at Greyhound Stadium. For the young Lady Rams, it was a measuring stick for how close — or how far away...

 

Rams' pass defense to be put to test

PORTALES — Last week’s contest against St. Mike’s was a good test for the Portales pass rush and pass defense. The Horsemen put it in the air 27 times, and yet, the Rams passed the test with...

 

Regional football preview: Dora seeks first win on field

Four local squads look to notch victories in this week's regional preview, including Melrose, Dora, Elida and Farwell. Melrose first-year coach Caleb King earned his first win last week in a blowout...

 

Portales sweeps Clovis for first victory

PORTALES — Sometimes, you have to see what you’re doing wrong, rather than just being told. That’s exactly what Portales volleyball coach Charity Gomez did this past week, and thus far, it’s b... Full story

 

Prep soccer: Ruidoso tops Portales boys

PORTALES — A pair of own goals sank Portales in Saturday afternoon’s boys soccer home match with Ruidoso. The second own goal, which occurred in the 69th minute, turned out to be the difference,...

 

Roswell sweeps Portales volleyball

PORTALES— Rams volleyball spent all summer preparing for their opening match against Roswell. However, Thursday night's showdown didn't quite go as planned for Portales. Roswell swept the match in...

 

Carrizozo tops Floyd, 64-30

FLOYD — Carrizozo’s “school yard” offense proved to be too tricky for Floyd, in the Broncos’ 2018 football opener on Friday afternoon. Floyd allowed 12 plays of 10 or more yards in the 64-30 defeat. “The good was we played hard. The bad...

 

Rams dominate early to capture first win

PORTALES — The Portales Rams scored touchdowns on each of their first three possessions against St. Mike’s on Friday night to earn their first win of 2018. Portales quarterback Julian Urioste...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 31, 2018

Run, Rams, run

PORTALES — It’s a new era for Ram athletics, as Portales has not only experienced a number of new coaching hires this year, but will also trot out a new athletics program — cross country. It will be the first time in several years that the Rams...

 

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