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 By Eric Murray    Sports    June 6, 2018

ENMU trio aims to collect College National Finals Rodeo wins

PORTALES — Some say that seven is the luckiest number, but for Eastern New Mexico rodeo, that number is actually three. The Greyhounds will send three rodeo team members to the College National...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 3, 2018

Clovis cricket building solid reputation

CLOVIS — When thinking of cricket, most Americans likely think of a jolly good game played across the pond, maybe after a spot of tea and some crumpets. It is indeed a sport often associated with... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 2, 2018

Four Wildcats named to 6A all-state baseball team

CLOVIS - The Clovis baseball team had a memorable season. 23 victories to tie a school record. Hosting a home series in the first round of state tournament play. A trip to Albuquerque for the state...


ENMU rescinds scholarship offer

A member of Eastern New Mexico University’s football signing class is facing accusations of rape from an April incident. Andrew Gaines, 18, of North Pole, Alaska, is facing four felony charges of sexual assault. Greg Waggoner, athletic director... Full story


Six ENMU spring athletes honored for academics

PORTALES — Six Greyhound athletes were announced Wednesday as the spring academic athletes of the year, with one for each spring sport offered. The awards went to Lindsey Adcock, Ezra Bagwell,...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    May 31, 2018

Camping time for hoops teams

PORTALES — The kids are out of school and the weather is sweltering hot, which means camp season is in full swing. Portales girls varsity basketball coach Wade Fraze, along with boys coach Rickie...


ENMU adds second Iona transfer

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University bolstered its 2018-19 women's basketball roster on Wednesday, with Division I transfer Treyanna Clay coming aboard. Clay becomes the second Iona transfer in...


Portales' Blaeser earns North-South tennis slot

Portales senior Sarah Blaeser has been selected to the South All-Star Tennis Team, with matches set for next weekend in Albuquerque. Blaeser was the only athlete in 1A-4A selected to the team, which...


ENMU roundup: Six track athletes named All-American

PORTALES — A few days after arriving back into New Mexico from Charlotte and the NCAA Division II meet, the Eastern New Mexico University track teams were awarded seven All-American awards between...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 30, 2018

Local teams show well at flag tourney

You know the names. If not, you will. Football names. Track and field names. Soccer, basketball. Among the eight area teams that ventured down to Roswell over the Memorial Day weekend for the 21st... Full story


N.M. State to play Texas Tech in NCAA Baseball Regional

LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State head baseball coach Brian Green has always wanted to see how his Aggies starting pitching staff would measure up against regional powers for a weekend series. Green and the Aggies have that opportunity against Texas...


Parker takes second in 200

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Eastern New Mexico track and field athletes had one last good showing on Saturday, to cap off the 2018 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Charlotte, and made... Full story


Hounds add Spanish forward as transfer

PORTALES — Skilled European basketball players are becoming more and more of a common sight in professional and collegiate basketball these days. They'll be a common sight at Eastern New Mexico...


Parker top qualifier in 200 prelims

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The nation's No. 1 200 meter dash sprinter is one step closer to becoming a national champion. Eastern New Mexico's Marcus Parker entered Friday's qualifier at the NCAA Outdoor...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 26, 2018

Cats come home for benefit

CLOVIS — The title of a novel by Thomas Wolfe says, "You can't go home again." That may be generally true. But Thursday night, a group of former Clovis High girls basketball players did indeed...


ENMU's Thursday runners make finals at D-II nationals

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One day in, and so far so good for the Eastern New Mexico track and field programs. All five athletes competing survived their preliminary heats and moved on to Saturday’s finals, in the form of Marcus Parker in the 100 and the...


Langford promoted to ENMU running backs coach

PORTALES — Following his three seasons as a Greyhound football player, Ben Langford has been a graduate assistant for the program. Now, ENMU just considers him an assistant. Langford was promoted this week to running backs coach. Greyhound coach...


Portales fills trio of coaching vacancies

PORTALES — It’s been a busy spring for Portales Athletic Director Mark Gallegos and company, as a number of varsity head coaching vacancies needed to be filled. However, the Rams were able to fill just about all of those vacancies recently,... Full story


Hounds add juco transfer from Australia

PORTALES -Eastern New Mexico men's basketball has added a little bit of international flavor to its roster, as coach Tres Segler announced the signing of Australia native Deng Kuany on Wednesday....


DeLaCruz, Webster take regional baseball awards

PORTALES — Another day, another All-Region selection. For Eastern New Mexico baseball player Alex DeLaCruz, being honored as a Division II All-Region player has become a pretty common sight. The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) was the...


Portales gets three North-South softball selections

PORTALES — After winning a district title for a 10th-straight year and finishing with a perfect league record, not to mention a valiant effort at the 4A state tournament earlier this month, it...


Five Rams sign with college programs

PORTALES — Five soon-to-be Portales graduates will resume their athletic careers at the collegiate level, after signing their national letters of intent during a ceremony at Portales High School on... Full story

 By Eric Murray    Sports    May 23, 2018

Health on relay team's side as nationals await

Editor's note: This is the last in a series of stories on Eastern New Mexico University track and field athletes heading to the Division II national championships this week. PORTALES — The Eastern...


Thomas resigns from Clovis softball post

CLOVIS — For the third time in five seasons, the Clovis High softball program is looking for a new coach. Clovis Athletic Director Dale Fullerton confirmed Brandi Thomas turned in her resignation...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 23, 2018

Nine locals selected to North-South

It's not over yet. High school varsity baseball season ended in Albuquerque a week and a half ago, but all-star games are still to be played at the Bob Ogas North/South All-Star Baseball Classic next...


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