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Greyhounds get Heritage Bowl invite

The Eastern New Mexico football team’s season isn’t over after all. Saturday, the Greyhounds beat Western Oregon 35-27 on the road, ending their regular season with two consecutive wins and a 7-4 record. Tuesday it was announced that they have...

 

Texico girls set for quick transition

TEXICO — Winning state championships takes a lot, so any team that brings one home brings confidence with it. Texico senior Ashley Hill, and juniors Rachel Phipps and Riley Rohrbach, were parts of...

 

Storm's a-coming to Clovis

CLOVIS — There is no place Clovis High’s football team would rather be. It’s the third week of November, only four teams remain in the state 6A playoffs. Clovis is one of them, still something...

 

Maldonado asks state win be overturned

CLOVIS — Toward the finish line they ran, promising an exciting end to the season’s biggest cross country race. Clovis’ Jerrick Maldonado and Piedra Vista’s Triston Charles were neck-and-neck in last weekend’s 5A championships. They...

 

Cats crush Bears in quarterfinals

CLOVIS — Clovis High’s football team is moving on, yet won’t have to move an inch. In their first home state tournament game since 2016, the Wildcats pulled away from defending 6A champion La...

 

Portales pulls away late

PORTALES — Portales’ football team knows that even with a first-round bye it takes three steps to win a state 4A championship. And the Rams took Step 1 on Saturday afternoon at Greyhound Stadium....

 

Greyhounds hope to finish strong

PORTALES — Call it one for the road. It is, after all, the last one this year for Eastern New Mexico’s football team. And it is on the road — way out on it. ENMU (6-4) will conclude its 2019 slate on Saturday afternoon (1 p.m. Pacific Standard...

 

Greyhounds upset No. 21 Angelo State in overtime

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico’s football team saved its best for last. Last home game, that is. Next-to-last game overall. The Greyhounds, in their final appearance at Greyhound Stadium this...

 

Stay right here ...

CLOVIS — Welcome home, state playoff football. After a three-year wait, postseason action is finally returning to Leon Williams Stadium as Clovis hosts defending 6A champion La Cueva on Friday,...

 

Devils pull upset in six-man title game

ELIDA — Certainly not the result Elida’s football team hoped for, but a successful season nonetheless. Elida came into Saturday’s state 6-man championship game as the No. 1 seed against No. 2...

 

Rams top Artesia to reach 4-4A title game

PORTALES — It wasn’t exactly splitting the atom. Yet Thursday’s breakthrough might have been even bigger for the Portales volleyball team. After coming close and coming up short twice this...

 

Texico cruises past Capitan

TEXICO — The Texico football team came charging in and now goes charging on. The Wolverines entered state 2A tournament play on a four-game winning streak, with a District 7-2A championship to their...

 

Clovis rallies to top Carlsbad in tournament opener

CLOVIS — If you were a Clovis volleyball fan, you may have been disappointed with Tuesday’s District 4-5A quarterfinal match only if you had plans for the evening and were hoping to get out of Clo...

 

Clovis swimmers hope to build off strong 2019

CLOVIS — Clovis’ swim team has already seen competition this season, though the Wildcats officially get going this coming weekend. Last weekend the team competed in a club meet at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. “I’m thrilled...

 

Hounds to open seasons at LSC/RMAC Challenge

PORTALES — The elite Division I college basketball programs have been revving it up this week, including Kansas, Duke, Michigan State and Kentucky. The Division II ranks are no exception, including Eastern New Mexico. The Greyhound men, after an ex...

 

Rams roll along

PORTALES — Five was a lucky number for the Portales football team Friday night. The Rams scored five touchdowns followed by five extra points, and made it five straight district titles by defeating...

 

Buffaloes to enter district tourney at 18-0

MELROSE — The Melrose volleyball team has completed Phase 1. And what a phase it was. Tuesday night at Melrose High School, the Lady Buffaloes rallied to beat Grady 3-1, bouncing back from losing the first set before not allowing the Lady Bronchos...

 

Biggest one yet for Wildcats

CLOVIS — On a chilly Monday afternoon, Clovis High’s football team was getting ready for its season to heat up again. The Wildcats were coming off a much-appreciated bye week and preparing to...

 

Week 8 wrap: Wheel heads to WT

PORTALES — Saturday, the wheels came off for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. Actually, it was the Wheel, as in Wagon Wheel. The rivalry trophy came off the slope behind the back...

 

Greyhounds look to regroup

PORTALES — On the bright side, Eastern New Mexico’s football team had three games left after Saturday’s disappointing 35-14 home loss in the Wagon Wheel game against West Texas A&M. Three...

 

Covis overpowers Carlsbad late to post sweep

CLOVIS — Clovis head volleyball coach Ruth Chavez had seen it, she’d seen the improvement and potential in her young team throughout the season. Tuesday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium, Chavez saw that improvement and potential come to some...

 

Texico cruises by Santa Rosa to take district

TEXICO — Friday night’s Texico football victory was one for the this-is-why-you-play-the-game file. With an offense that moved the ball mostly at will, and a stubborn, stifling defense, the...

 

Wheel big deal on Saturday for Hounds

PORTALES — From the Chile Bowl to the Wagon Wheel game. Eastern New Mexico’s football team is pivoting off its 48-17 victory at Western New Mexico last weekend and into this Saturday’s Week 8...

 

Former Buffalo Barnard finding way at Army

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Cade Barnard has something in common with Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Dwight Eisenhower and Norman Schwarzkopf. Like those famous generals, Barnard chose to be a West Pointer,...

 

Farwell builds momentum in district

FARWELL — The third week of October means that every high school football game has more meaning. Every game, every down even, is more crucial than the one before. So Friday night’s Springlake-Earth/Farwell game was as crucial as it gets to this...

 

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