Hole in one

Greg Gonzales earned his first hole-in-one on Thursday, scoring an ace on the 181-yard fifth hole. Gonzales used a 4-iron on the shot. Witnesses were Viola Gonzales, Johnny Baros and Jordan Baros.

Floyd competes at Fort Sumner

The Floyd girls track team competed in the Fox/Vixen Relays on Saturday at Fort Sumner, finishing 10th with 17 points in the 19-school event. Jasmine Gomez posted a win in long jump for the Lady Broncos, posting a state-qualifying mark of 15 feet, 1 1/2 inches. The other 10 points came from Tessa Nall — […]

Hounds storm back to sweep ACU

If nothing else, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team has shown plenty of spunk this weekend. After Saturday, they finally have some results to go with it. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent ENMU's Peter Creamer slides in safely after going first-to-third on a fourth-inning single by Dillon Downs in the second game of Saturday's Lone […]

Lady Rams’ Ledbetter off to good start

Portales junior Alex Ledbetter finished fourth in high jump and tied for fourth in pole vault in last year's Class 3A girls state track meet, and she's on course to possibly improve both events. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent Portales' Kylie Katalinich took first place in the girls 1,600 during Saturday's Jim Love Invite at the […]

LSC-leading TexAnns turn back Zias

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team was off to a strong start in Saturday's Lone Star Conference game against league-leading Tarleton State. Then, just like that — wham! wham! wham! — their 3-0 lead was gone. With one on and two out in the bottom of the third inning, Arianna Rodriguez, […]

Lady Rams cruise past Roswell High

ROSWELL — Senior Kelsey Laurenz allowed only a run in the final inning of the second game and was backed by another potent attack as the Portales High softball team improved to 8-0 with a 9-0, 11-1 sweep of Roswell High on Saturday. Laurenz scattered five hits in th opener while the Lady Rams banged […]

Rams sweep District 4-3A triangular

LOVINGTON — David Rodriguez struck out nine batters and homered and Mikey Lovato hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth Saturday to lift the Portales Rams past Lovington 5-4 in a District 4-3 baseball triangular. The Rams (9-2) completed a sweep with a 14-4 rout of Ruidoso in the second game. […]

PHS girls take fourth in Artesia Invite

ARTESIA — Sophomore Emily Walker took the No. 3 doubles championship and teamed with sophomore Jessie Privett to win No. 2 doubles as the Portales Lady Rams finished fourth in the eight-team, two-day Artesia Invite tennis tournament. Onate took the girls team title with 38 points, to 30 for Alamogordo, 29 for Lovington and 28 […]

Ban on feeding deer absurd

Here's why it is so much cooler to be a simple New Mexico columnist instead of a United States Supreme Court Justice. Instead of waking up at 3 a.m. troubled by the awesomely complex decision about whether the federal government has the constitutional right to force Americans to purchase health insurance, you get to ponder […]

Relay for Life event set

Portales residents have the opportunity to join the battle against cancer April 13 -14 at the 15th annual American Cancer Society Portales Relay For Life. According to Destiny Romero, American Cancer Society Portales Relay For Life event co-chair, 307 people were registered for the event Friday and more are registering. Benna Sayyed: CMI photo The […]