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Rush signs with Luna CC baseball

GRADY — Chisum Rush didn’t dream of playing college baseball a few years ago, but striking out the side for six consecutive innings tends to change things. That happened Rush's sophomore year, he had an even better junior year and now Rush is...

 

Three Wildcats sign; Cabeldue joins Kansas

CLOVIS — Wildcat football coach Cal Fullerton started Wednesday’s college signing celebration by noting he tells his players to leave things better than how they found them. With Bryce Cabeldue, Ethan Culiver and Malik Phillips aboard, the Wildca...

 

Four Rams sign with colleges; Blidi joins Red Raiders

PORTALES — Any given year in New Mexico prep football, a team in Class 4A with one of the best five players in the state is a good bet to win a state championship even with an average supporting cast. Philip Blidi was certainly that for the...

 

Three down, possibly two to go for Logan, Melrose

By Kevin Wilson EDITOR [email protected] MELROSE - The Melrose and Logan girls basketball teams expect to see each other multiple times between Thursday and the conclusion of the season, and...

 

Lackey wins 200th as Melrose romps

CLOVIS - Making the ordinary plays was what got the Melrose Buffaloes an early lead Thursday night. Hot shooting and hustle for extraordinary plays turned it into a blowout. Melrose led by double...

 

ENMU hoops squads set for road rematches

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico’s women’s basketball team is getting set to face the defending national champion, and hopes it can also pick up a win over Angelo State. Sound familiar? It should be, as the script flips on the home sites in Lone...

 

Clovis' Cabeldue commits to Kansas

XLOVIS — Bryce Cabeldue couldn’t believe the first time a Division I college was interested in him as a football player, and it’s been the same every time another scholarship offer came the Clov...

 

Hound teams seek rebound

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico’s basketball teams, both coming off frustrating losses to Angelo State Saturday, hope they’ll find some resiliency on the other side of Texas. The Lone Star...

 

Portales could see extra grant money

PORTALES — Of all the New Mexico school districts receiving money from Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grants, Portales Municipal Schools is the only district in 100% compliance with the grant requirements. The benefit may be a bonus of mor...

 

Ortega: Phase set for late March completion

CLOVIS — Though the final completion date has moved back about three months from original estimates, the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is satisfied with what’s been completed so far on its Finished Water 2 efforts. Authority...

 

Kazakhstan next up for Crockett

Another season, another stamp on the passport for former Wildcat Jaye Crockett. The 6-foot-7 forward flew Tuesday out of Albuquerque to join BC Astana out of Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. It is his 10th...

 

ENMU hires Billings as next AD

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico has a new athletic director, with Matt Billings leaving the Pacific Northwest to join the Greyhounds. The university announced Saturday night that Billings, deputy...

 

Hounds rally to shock Lions

PORTALES — In a season where the most familiar thing has been frustration, a quick 10-2 deficit certainly seemed in place at Greyhound Arena Thursday night. But just enough went the Greyhounds...

 

Three finalists named for ENMU AD job

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico has three finalists, and potentially a fourth, in its second go-round to hire a new athletic director and is planning campus visits this week. ENMU Chancellor Jeff Elwell reported on the three finalists during...

 

NMAA proposal makes changes for football districts

Realignment will change next year’s football schedules slightly for Portales, Clovis and Texico — and pretty drastically for Fort Sumner and Dora — assuming the New Mexico Activities Association’s proposals go through. The governing body of...

 

Just fine at No. 2

It was a Saturday of celebration, because Clovis and Portales got a week of relaxation for the first week of the state football playoffs. Both the Wildcats and Rams received No. 2 seeds in their...

 

Yesway to acquire Allsup's

CLOVIS — After months of rumors, Allsup’s Convenience Stores, Inc., told its employees on Tuesday it is being acquired by an equity firm that operates Iowa-based convenience store chain Yesway....

 

ENMU men's soccer hopes high

PORTALES — At the rate it was going Sunday, Eastern New Mexico’s men’s soccer team would soon have worry about being the nationally-ranked team trying to avoid an upset and not the team trying...

 

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