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 By Eric Murray    Sports

Rams pull sweep over East Mountain

PORTALES — Ram soccer successfully pulled off a girls/boys doubleheader sweep on Saturday afternoon over East Mountain. The Portales girls took the early game, 2-0, before the boy... — Updated 9/29/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

Portales focuses on strong finish at season's halfway point

PORTALES — The Rams find themselves at a crossroads, during this week’s bye week — and beyond. Portales football sits at 2-3, as the young Rams have had some missed opportunit... — Updated 9/28/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

Elida wins district opener

FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos woke up a group of sleeping tigers on Thursday night — specifically, the Elida Tigers. The two teams clashed in their District 4-1A volleyball opener,... — Updated 9/27/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

Rams refocus for Chavez tourmanent

PORTALES — Tuesday night was just a different vibe for Portales volleyball, despite the outcome. While the Rams may have lost in five sets to Hobbs, coach Charity Gomez could... — Updated 9/26/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

Clovis tops Portales 6-1, moves to 13-0

PORTALES — Even with an undefeated record, Clovis boys soccer coach Greg Trujillo knows that his squad is far from invincible. The Wildcats showed a slight bit of vulnerability... — Updated 9/25/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/24/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/21/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/21/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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 w... — Updated 9/20/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/19/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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 inten... — Updated 9/18/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/18/2018 Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/15/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/14/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/13/2018 Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/13/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/11/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/10/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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,... — Updated 9/8/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/7/2018 Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/7/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/7/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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 ... — Updated 9/6/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/5/2018

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports

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... — Updated 9/4/2018 Full story

 

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