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Between Issues: Bagwell, Miles honored by ENMU

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University selected senior Ezra Bagwell and junior Kandice Miles as its top academic athletes for the 2018-19 season, according to a release from the school. The Academic Greyhounds, one male and one female, are...

 

Bagwell named LSC's top male academic athlete

RICHARDSON, Texas - For the first time in the 12-year history of the Lone Star Conference's Fred Jacoby award, a Greyhound is the top selection. Recent graduate and track and field athlete Ezra...

 

What's Happening - June 9

• The J.D. Isler Memorial Basketball Camp is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Monday and Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. The camp is for boys or girls entering grades 1-8. Camp fees are $55 per camper, with a $45 fee for additional siblings. Lunch...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 9, 2019

Wolverines grab some final W's

Officially, high school sports season ended in May. For Texico it was May 18 in Albuquerque to be exact, as the Wolverines baseball team routed Estancia 13-3 at the University of New Mexico’s Santa Ana Star Field to win the program’s fourth...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 9, 2019

Rodeo provides adrenaline for crowd, contestants

CLOVIS — Ropin’, rustlin’ and ridin.’ Three words that are a surefire sign the rodeo was in town. In a tradition that began in 1971, cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the southwest...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    June 9, 2019

Phillies select Clovis grad Greenwalt in 20th round

CLOVIS — The first time Keaton Greenwalt talked with a Major League Baseball scout, he figured there was an outside chance he could be drafted. But he just put his head down and went back to work on...

 

Early camp signup Friday

Eastern New Mexico’s women's basketball program will hold an early registration session 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Friday in the lobby of Greyhound Arena for its upcoming individual skills camp. The camp is scheduled for Monday through Wednesday at Greyhound...

 

Rippee leads Southeast in runnerup finish

ALBUQUERQUE — Dozens of graduating seniors got in their last action as high school basketball players Friday and Saturday as the New Mexico High School Coaches Association held its All-Star ceremonies at Manzano and Valley high schools. And though...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 5, 2019

Pioneer Rodeo offers plenty for fans

CLOVIS - Ride 'em cowboy won't cut it. When it comes to the Pioneer Rodeo Days, it's ride 'em cowboy, cowgirl, even young-uns. This year's rodeo, the 49th installment, will take place Thursday,...

 

Clay, Moinat named ENMU's top athletes

BY THE STAFF OF THE NEWS It takes a lot to be great. There’s the natural talent, the hard work, usually some intangibles. Sometimes there’s no specific formula. Whatever it is, Eastern New Mexico University has decided that basketball star...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 5, 2019

Texico league opens

TEXICO - Are you ready for some basketball? Girls from around Eastern New Mexico are, and they descended on Texico High School Monday for the start of the Texico Girls Basketball League. It was the...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    June 2, 2019

Texas A&M-Kingsville hires Portales native Madrid

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Michael Madrid avoided his midlife crisis while he was still in college. Three years into his accounting studies at Eastern New Mexico University, the Portales native got a call from an old friend needing some help with junior...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 2, 2019

Roping event slated

If there’s a heaven, John D. Holleyman is probably thundering across it, a rope twirling high above his head, a hardy steed below him. In life, Holleyman considered it heaven-on-earth to be roping and ranching, so it makes sense to think he’d spe...

 

What's Happening - June 2

The 2019 Lady Wildcats Basketball Camp is open to girls entering grades 1-9 for the 2019-2020 school year. The camp will be 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Thursday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Registration is $60 and includes a camp T-shirt and...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 2, 2019

Nusser leaves dream job as Ram baseball coach

Dusty Nusser came out of Portales High School, unlike a lot of graduates, knowing exactly the career path he wanted to follow. "I wanted to teach and coach football and baseball," Nusser said. He's...

 

Between Issues: Five Greyhounds named All-American

PORTALES — Five members of the Eastern New Mexico track and field teams received designation this week as U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Americans. The women’s 400 relay team of Kandice Miles, Maijah Mathis, Danee...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 26, 2019

Clovis, Portales filling coach slots

It’s the time of year when high school coaches come and high school coaches go. And there have been plenty of comings and goings at Portales High this spring, which will make the Rams’ varsity coaching landscape look a bit different next season....

 

ENMU women add Hurst to mix

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball program made it a half-dozen new additions, with junior college transfer Anasha Hurst joining the fold for 2019-20. The signing of Hurst, a 5-foot-8 guard from Kirkwood Community...

 

What's Happening, May 26

• Portales High’s boys basketball program will run its summer camps Tuesday through Thursday at the PHS gym. Boys entering grades 1-6 will go from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., while boys in grades 7-9 will go from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $50...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 26, 2019

Cats find way into school record books

Clovis’ track and field season is over. But the results of it will go on and on and on. The Wildcats’ track and field season officially ended May 18 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque when the Clovis boys finished second in the state...

 

ENMU relay team finishes fifth in nation

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Though Friday and Saturday was time for most people to leave work behind, hit the highways and think about having fun, some Eastern New Mexico track athletes were hard at work. Eastern New Mexico’s 400-meter women’s team...

 

Ram softball finishes 15-14

RIO RANCHO — The Portales Rams needed an upset of seventh-seeded Gallup to get into the double-elimination round of the Class 4A state softball tournament last week. They needed more offense than they had to stay there. The Rams were ousted...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 22, 2019

Dora falls in 1A finale

ALBUQUERQUE — It’s fair to say Dora’s baseball team held serve in this year’s state Class A tournament. The Coyotes were seeded second and wound up a state finalist. They lost Saturday afternoon’s state championship game to the No. 1 seed,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 22, 2019

Fresh off four-peat, Texico faces turnover

The end of an era? Or just the continuation of one? Saturday, Texico’s baseball team won its fourth consecutive state championship by defeating Estancia 13-3 at the University of New Mexico’s Santa Ana Star Field in Albuquerque. But, when first...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 22, 2019

Cats take one step up

ALBUQUERQUE — Objective-wise, Clovis High’s track and field teams fell short in this past weekend’s state 4A/5A championship meet at the University of New Mexico’s Softball and Track & Field...

 

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