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 By Dave Wagner    Sports    October 25, 2020 

Mustang comeback falls short

BOVINA - With a district championship in their grasp, the Bovina Mustangs waited just a bit too long to get going on Friday night. Down by 19 points entering the fourth quarter, the Mustangs made...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    October 25, 2020 

Basketball picks up at ENMU

PORTALES - Save a few weeks for a visit to family in Virginia, Garrick Sherrod has largely spent his last few months in Portales even as Eastern New Mexico University went online only for the fall...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    October 25, 2020 

Women rehab playoff aspirations

PORTALES - While the pandemic sidelined her basketball career, Jena Mehlbrech got a start on her prospective career by job shadowing a physical therapist in Portales. Now after helping rehab eastern...

 

Delayed sports will begin Jan. 26

RICHARDSON, Texas — Fall sports that were pushed to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic will begin as early as Jan. 26, following spring schedule approvals from the Lone Star Conference’s Council of Presidents. Eastern New Mexico University...

 

NMAA addresses eligibility, pod size reduction

ALBUQUERQUE — With fall sports postponed until the spring, and mass gathering restrictions cutting workout pod sizes, the NMAA gave its weekly update on how it is working through the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Director Sally Marquez noted the...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    October 21, 2020

Mustangs on verge of district title

BOVINA — After wading through a challenging pre-district schedule which included losing their starting quarterback for four games, the Bovina Mustangs are on the verge of a Class 2A Division II District 2 title. Standing in the way is Smyer, which...

 

Bovina leads district race

ROPESVILLE, Texas — Bovina got off to a quick start on Friday, then went a bit stagnant for a time. The Mustangs relied on their defense to get them going again, with fumble recoveries resulting in two touchdowns in a span of 11 seconds of the...

 

Students protest health order

CLOVIS - Riley Rohrbach was ready to go, and so were her Texico teammates. The Wolverines entered the fall as six-time defending volleyball champions, and it appeared not even the COVID-19 pandemic...

 

ENMU grad Terry joins Spring League

PORTALES — Recent Eastern New Mexico University graduate Paul Terry is getting his first crack at professional football after joining the Generals of The Spring League. The league features six teams, with the Generals playing a four-game schedule...

 

No Hall of Honors class to be inducted

PORTALES — For the first time since its inception in 1984, Eastern New Mexico will not induct a Hall of Honors class this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A university release explains that it is unable to host a large gathering on campus, and...

 

Back on campus

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University announced Tuesday a return to campus for some of its student-athletes next week, with plans to bring back more in the coming weeks. That’s despite the university going to an online-only model for the fall...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    October 14, 2020

Mustangs prep for upstart Eagles

Bovina coach Coby Emery is glad to get his team’s first Class 2A Division II District 2 game out of the way, and in the win column. Still, while it puts the Mustangs in a favorable position in the district race, Emery is trying to keep his team...

 

NMAA anticipates revised calendar

ALBUQUERQUE — The state’s governing body for prep sports and activities anticipates having a revised calendar for sports that will now incorporate all sports traditionally played in the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New Mexico Activities...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    October 11, 2020

Mustangs get leg up in district

BOVINA - After getting past a big rival in the opener of Class 2A Division II District 2 play, the Bovina Mustangs are looking at another - perhaps surprising - challenge this week. Sophomore running...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    October 11, 2020

No health order update to permit fall sports

If high school sports in New Mexico resumes during the current school year, it won’t be until 2021. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said on Thursday that the state would not update its public health order about whether to permit youth and K-12 games or...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    October 7, 2020

Still waiting for word

CLOVIS - As the hoped-for start of 2020-21 high school sports fast approaches in New Mexico, players and coaches are waiting for the final word from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. As of early Tuesday,...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    October 7, 2020

Farwell finds opponent for homecoming game

FARWELL — The Farwell football team was looking at the possibility of three open dates in a four-week stretch. Not good. The Steers, though, managed to find a game last week, and they learned that their first Class 2A Division I District 1...

 

Weekend sports events canceled by NMAA

The New Mexico Activities Association, the governing body for prep athletics and other extracurricular activities in New Mexico public schools, has told member schools all competitions scheduled for Saturday have been canceled. The NMAA noted that... Full story

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    October 4, 2020

Maldonado trying for title once more

CLOVIS — Jerrick Maldonado won the New Mexico Activities Association’s Class 5A state cross country race last fall, then he didn’t. After watching film, Maldonado and then-Clovis High coach Mark Bussen discovered a photo finish should have...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    October 4, 2020

Young Rams teams hope for state

PORTALES - Portales High took a big step last fall in its second year of cross country competition. The Rams and Lady Rams qualified a combined three runners for Class 4A state competition in Rio Ranc...

 

ENMU launches sports mobile app

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s athletics department has teamed up with Sidearm Sports to launch is own mobile app. The app is available by searching for “ENMU Athletics” on either the App Store or Google Play. Content will...

 

Farwell takes first loss

FARWELL - In a game where both teams had a hard time putting consistent drives together, mistakes were bound to make a difference. Sundown took advantage of a 4-1 margin in turnovers and other faux...

 

Prep teams enter 'Phase 2'

CLOVIS — With the belated start of the state’s high school fall sports season around the corner, volleyball, cross country and golf teams are slowly getting closer to a return to relative normalcy. The preps entered what Clovis High volleyball...

 

Regents table athlete proposal

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Board of Regents agreed bringing student-athletes back onto campus would provide benefits for the student-athletes and improve their chances to compete against Lone Star Conference foes that already have their...

 

Maldonados get tournament two-fer

CLOVIS - For David Maldonado Sr., golf is a serious hobby. "It's just something you love to do," he said. "Some people like to fish, I like to play golf." A two-time winner of the Clovis city...

 

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