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ENMU sophomore named all-American

PORTALES — Lindy’s Sports has named Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Mazin Richards a second-team preseason all-American, according to a school release. Richards, a 6-2, 230-pound defensive end, was one of just four Lone Star Conference...

 

High School all-star games are canceled

ALBUQUERQUE — High school sports took a step toward normal last week when practices were allowed, but COVID-19 is still having an impact on the prep sports world: high school all-star games have been canceled. Other announcements coming Thursday...

 

ENMU women's basketball head coach announces staff changes

PORTALES — Times they are a-changin’ for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball program, as head coach Josh Prock announced changes to his staff following the departure of associate head coach Durmon Jennings. Jennings is moving...

 

ENMU adds pair of transfers to men's basketball team

PORTALES — A pair of junior college transfers are the first signings of the Brent Owen era at Eastern New Mexico University. The school announced Tuesday the additions of Cornell Greenwood and Jared Perry. Greenwood is from Yuba College in...

 

Volleyball coach returns to position

CLOVIS — For Darrel Ray, it’s back to the future. Ray is now both the former and present head coach of Clovis High’s varsity volleyball team. His program was the class of District 4-5A when he coached its varsity from 2000-2010, and this past...

 

Same place, new start

PORTALES - Ruth Chavez knew when it was time to come home. Chavez, a Fort Sumner native, had been living in Portales since her college days spent at Eastern New Mexico University. She had taught at...

 

ENMU coach adds to staff

PORTALES — New Eastern New Mexico basketball coach Brent Owen has added to his staff, naming Daven Vo as head assistant coach on Monday. Vo, who has spent the last three years at Butler Community College in Kansas, has 14 years of experience at...

 

ENMU athletes to vary on usage of extra year

PORTALES — Call it a silver lining for some involved in Eastern New Mexico University athletics. For others, it isn’t all that relevant. When the NCAA announced an extra year of eligibility for seniors who lost their final collegiate seasons due...

 

Floyd graduate earns award

FLOYD - Cobe Correa was awarded his diploma from Floyd High School late last month. The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation added one more accomplishment. The recent Bronco graduate was selected as one of...

 

Wildcat top athletes named

CLOVIS - The 2019-20 Clovis High School sports season was humming right along. The Wildcats' football team reached the 6A semifinals. Jerrick Maldonado finished second at the state cross country...

 

High school sports to return to play

High school sports in New Mexico will start to re-surface this summer after grinding to a halt in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And it appears athletics will initially look a lot different than when they were last permitted in late winter. Thur...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 24, 2020

Chance Harris commits to CSU

CLOVIS - Quarterbacks have to see the whole field, sometimes anticipate things that aren't there yet. That's what Chance Harris has been doing for about 10 years, and not just on the field. From the t...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 20, 2020

Jaden Phillips commits to UNM

CLOVIS - Jaden Phillips is a New Mexico native. And his residence status isn't expected to change until at least mid-decade. Late last week, the Clovis High defensive end/wide receiver announced that...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 20, 2020

Might be more commits to come for Clovis

Recruitment is an exciting time for high school athletes. No exception locally, as Clovis High’s Chance Harris and Jaden Phillips committed to play Division I football during the past week. Harris will play quarterback for Colorado State; Phillips...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 17, 2020

Clovis' cross country head coach has experience in community

CLOVIS - Elizabeth Hita-Ledezma spent her autumns in the late 1990s and early 2000s playing soccer for Clovis High, not running cross country. And yet she seems a natural fit to replace the retiring...

 

NMAA votes to give students clean slate

Plenty remains to be decided regarding prep sports in New Mexico, but the New Mexico Activities Association has indicated when they do return, every student will have eligibility. The NMAA board voted Friday to give all students a clean academic...

 

Texico golfer hits hole-in-one

FARWELL - Many golfers go their entire lives without hitting a hole-in-one. Texico's Grace McDaniel did it as a high school junior. McDaniel hit her first ace while golfing with her family Sunday at...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 10, 2020

ENMU hires Brent Owen as men's basketball coach

Brent Owen's drive from the basketball game on Jan. 14, 2010, was different than any before. Owen was in his first year as a graduate assistant for the Southern Indiana men's basketball team, which...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 6, 2020

Leagues ready to play ball - hopefully

TEXICO — Sports have been among the events most missed while New Mexico is under stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19. But there may be some hope on the horizon. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s most recent order runs until May 15, and after that...

 

Owen hired as ENMU men's basketball coach

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has filled its men's basketball coaching vacancy, tabbing recent Southern Indiana assistant Brent Owen as the program's 14th head coach. The move was announ...

 

Students honored for contributions to their teams

PORTALES — Brook Leger and Mazin Richards didn’t wait long before making solid contributions to their Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound teams. And each was honored as the school’s top freshman athlete for the 2019-20 athletic year,...

 

ENMU sports roundup - April 22

ENMU promotes Acosta to senior woman administrator PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has promoted Elizabeth Acosta to senior woman administrator, according to a release from the college. The position is the highest ranking female position...

 

Portales High volleyball coach stepping down

PORTALES — High school sports seem like a distant memory, and fall sports seem so far away given how the last month of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted schools and society as a whole. But whenever volleyball does return to Portales High School,...

 

Rotich, Terry named Greatest Greyhounds

PORTALES — The pandemic-related cancellation of spring sports at Eastern New Mexico University may have thinned the candidate pool. But it would be difficult to argue under any conditions that Paul Terry and Mercy Rotich weren’t worthy...

 

ENMU football slate finalized

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has finalized its football schedule for the upcoming season, with six home games and five away games. Much of the schedule is simply the 2019 schedule with home sites flipped, primarily its seven Lone Star C...

 

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