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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...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 31, 2018

Rams seek revenge against Horsemen

PORTALES — Football is a game of inches, and last year’s St. Mike’s-Portales football game is no exception. The Rams rallied to score a late touchdown, cutting their road deficit down to 21-20....

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 29, 2018

Hounds heading east to open season

PORTALES — At first glance, the Eastern New Mexico and Missouri S&T football teams don’t seem to be all that similar. Offensively alone, it’s like night and day. The Greyhounds once again... Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 26, 2018

Rams stopped short to end marathon night

PORTALES — An 80-minute weather delay. Five fumbles, two of them lost. Five second-half penalties. Missed chances in the red zone. Indeed, it was an odd night for Portales football in its 2018 season opener against Hope Christian on Friday night. Q...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 26, 2018

Rams reload for 2018

PORTALES — While Portales’ volleyball team is young, coach Charity Gomez believes that it can compete with anybody as long as it stays principled. Gomez’ squad returns just two starters in...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 24, 2018

ENMU volleyball has plenty of new faces

PORTALES — This year is perceived to be a rebuilding year for coach Sia Poyer’s Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds volleyball team. ENMU was ranked seventh in the Lone Star Conference Preseason Poll,...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 24, 2018

Rams expect spread again from Hope

PORTALES — Portales and Hope Christian may not be district rivals anymore, but Rams football coach Jaime Ramirez expects nothing but the Huskies’ best tonight (7 p.m., Greyhound Stadium). So what... Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 23, 2018

Rams making adjustments

PORTALES — The 2018 season will be trial by fire for new Portales boys soccer coach Juan Mendez, as he tries to get acquainted with his team. Mendez, who recently took over the program, earlier...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 23, 2018

Portales girls adjust to heavy graduation losses

PORTALES — Senior leadership cannot be overlooked in high school sports. That is especially true when referring to coach Ruben Tellez’ Portales girls soccer squad for 2018. The Rams lost 12...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 22, 2018

Elida, Floyd, Dora battle in new volleyball district

While one Roosevelt County small school is vying for a ninth-straight 1A state volleyball title-game appearance, two others are looking to trend upwards. Together, Elida, Floyd and Dora will all battle it out in a newly-formed district. District 4-1A...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 19, 2018

Smith homes to turn around Hound program

PORTALES — Some coaches have that special ability to turn around any and every program that they get their hands on. New Eastern New Mexico women’s soccer coach Joshua Smith is no stranger to that concept. Smith was named the sixth Greyhounds...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 14, 2018

Rams back at it

PORTALES — Losing six seniors and returning just one letter winner might discourage most volleyball coaches. But Portales' Charity Gomez isn't most volleyball coaches. Gomez' squad began official... Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 12, 2018

Lee reports good first week for Hounds

PORTALES — Lightning and thunderstorms during Saturday's inter-squad scrimmage couldn't dampen the spirits of ENMU football coach Kelley Lee and his team. For Lee and company, the first week of...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 12, 2018

Rams get in reps

PORTALES — Patience is a virtue, but even with a young football team, Portales coach Jaime Ramirez feels good about his team’s progress thus far. On Saturday morning, the Rams completed their...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 12, 2018

Cross country makes debut at Portales

PORTALES — With football practices already in full-swing, the focus now turns to the other fall sports. Portales’ boys and girls soccer teams, along with its volleyball and cross country teams,...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 7, 2018

Rams raring to go as practice opens

PORTALES — Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither is a championship-caliber football team. Portales kicked off its fall practices on Monday morning with its only two-a-day of the season, and after...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 7, 2018

ENMU football team getting started

PORTALES — To become a champion, it takes more than just simply winning games. In fact, it even goes beyond practices, as the offseason training is every bit as crucial for any team. On Monday...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 5, 2018

Portales getting off to earliest start possible

PORTALES — The popping of the pads. The pushing of the sled. The chopping of the feet. Yes indeed, high school football is back. No one knows that better than coach Jaime Ramirez and his Portales...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    August 2, 2018

Punishing kids for unruly parents a no-go

On Tuesday night, the Santa Fe Public Schools Board of Education considered a policy to suspend or even remove a player from a team if the athlete’s parents display unsportsmanlike conduct during at least three athletic events during the 2018-19... Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    July 25, 2018

Eastern gets respect after solid '17

SAN ANTONIO — On Tuesday, the Lone Star Conference held its annual LSC Football Preseason Media Day at San Antonio's Marriott Riverwalk Hotel. The event, which features a lunch and interviews with p...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    July 22, 2018

NMAA getting tougher

The New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) has the motto, “Compete with class.” Unfortunately, that hasn’t always been the case with schools, players, coaches and fans in recent months. A rash of incidents has forced the NMAA to take action,...

 

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