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 By Matthew Asher    Sports    April 28, 2019

Carlsbad sweeps 'Cats

CARLSBAD — With four games left in the regular season the Carlsbad Cavegirls showed why they are one of the top teams in the state with a season sweep against the Clovis Lady Wildcats in two run-ruled games, 10-0 and 12-0. Just like in the first...

 

Clovis boys suffer first district loss

Clovis’ boys suffered their first district loss of the season three nights earlier, coming out on the business end of a 45-35 score against Carlsbad on the road. The Carlsbad Cavemen ended their district winless streak and handed the Clovis...

 

Rams pull upset

CARLSBAD – Trailing Portales 48-44 with 10 seconds left, Carlsbad knew it would need help for a chance to send the game into overtime. A quick sprint after the inbound pass allowed Josh Sillas to...

 

Wildcats post fourth win over Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — The first three times this season the Clovis Wildcats and Carlsbad Cavegirls met on the volleyball court, Clovis came away the victor. Playing the season series for the first time in...

 

TexAnns sweep Hounds

STAFF REPORT Less than 24 hours after a five-set upset victory over No. 10 Angelo State, Eastern New Mexico closed out its volleyball regular season in a less than ideal way as the Tarleton State...

 

ENMU women fall to Fort Lewis

Staff writer [email protected] Unlike Friday’s regular-season opener, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was unable to produce a second straight comeback victory as the G...

 

ENMU ROUNDUP: ENMU women fall to Fort Lewis

Staff writer [email protected] PORTALES — Unlike Friday’s regular-season opener, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was unable to produce a second straight comeback victory as the Greyhounds lost to Fort Lewis 73-69...

 

Eastern gets OT win to start off campaign

STAFF WRITER [email protected] It looks like those two exhibition games the Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team had were good preparation for the regular season as the Hounds fought back... Full story

 

Greyhounds upset No. 10 Rambelles in five sets

STAFF WRITER [email protected] With one final regular season match remaining, the Eastern New Mexico volleyball team needed five sets to avoid a meltdown as they defeated the No. 10 Angelo State Rambelles 25-20, 27-25, 13-25, 25-27, 15-9 in Lone...

 

Hounds looking for their seventh win against MSU

STAFF WRITER [email protected] After a decisive 53-10 victory over Oklahoma Panhandle State University last week, the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds prepare for their final regular season game as... Full story

 

Senior profile: Volunteering keeps retiree active

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series profiling local senior citizens each week. STAFF WRITER [email protected] Born in Puerto Rico back in 1943, Jose J. Rodriguez, 73, has called New...

 

Portales, Elida both eye the Blue Trophy

STAFF WRITER [email protected] Over the weekend the New Mexico Athletics Association released its seedlings for the 2016 state volleyball playoffs with Roosevelt County sending two representatives...

 

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Staff photo: Matthew Asher ENMU’s Johnny Smith stiff-arms a defender during the first quarter of the Greyhounds’ home finale on Saturday against Oklahoma Panhandle State at Greyhound Stadium....

 

Hounds rout OPSU, 53-10

SPORTS EDITOR [email protected] PORTALES — It’s always good for teams to be able to change things up heading into the final leg of competition and the Eastern New Mexico football team showed... Full story

 

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Staff photo: Matthew Asher ENMU’s Johnny Smith stiff-arms a defender during the first quarter of the Greyhounds’ home finale on Saturday against Oklahoma Panhandle State at Greyhound Stadium.... Full story

 

Hounds rout Panhandle State 53-10

SPORTS EDITOR [email protected] PORTALES — It’s always good for teams to be able to change things up heading into the final leg of competition and the Eastern New Mexico football team showed...

 

Rams repeat as 4-4A champs

STAFF WRITER [email protected] It may have been closer than they wanted in the first half, but the Portales Rams are now the two-time defending Class 4-4A champions following their 40-16 victory over NMMI Friday night. The first half was a...

 

Rams repeat as 4-4A champs

STAFF WRITER [email protected] It may have been closer than they wanted in the first half, but the Portales Rams are now the two-time defending Class 4-4A champions following their 40-16 victory over NMMI Friday night. The first half was a...

 

Hounds set for home finale

Staff writer [email protected] Following last week’s 41-28 Lone Star Conference setback at Texas A&M-Kingsville, the Eastern New Mexico University football team looks to get back to its winning...

 

Portales ready for final regular season game against NMMI

STAFF WRITER [email protected] Following last week’s comeback victory over Moriarty, the Portales Rams will conclude their regular season tonight in Roswell when they take on their Class 4-4A...

 

Moriarty tops Portales in semifinals

STAFF WRITER [email protected] The Portales Lady Rams will not be the defending district volleyball champions this year as their run at the district title ended Thursday night at home in the Class...

 

Navy veteran a lifelong resident

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series profiling local senior citizens each week. STAFF WRITER [email protected] Joe Blair At 91 years, Joe M. Blair has called Roosevelt County his home...

 

Hounds sweep again on court

STAFF WRITER [email protected] For the fifth-straight time, the Eastern New Mexico volleyball team swept its opponent in straight sets. This time, the Greyhounds sent the University of Texas of...

 

Floyd, Elida to meet in district playoffs

STAFF WRITER [email protected] Following Monday’s three-set 25-20, 25-12, 25-9 win against Clovis Christian, the Floyd Lady Broncos will travel to face the six-time defending small school champion Elida Lady Tigers in the second-round of the... Full story

 

Soldier plans advocate future

Editor’s note: The following is an article in a series of local volunteers. STAFF WRITER [email protected] With her 20 years serving the U.S. Air Force nearly at an end, Tech Sgt. Michelle Robins...

 

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