Cats rally to gain split with Hobbs

Clovis' Landon Williams delivers a pitch during the opener of Friday’s District 4-5A baseball doubleheader at Hobbs. Williams went the distance in a 3-2 loss before the Wildcats came back to get a split with a 5-3 win over the Eagles in the second game.

Staff report HOBBS — Junior right-hander Austin Adams pitched a complete-game six hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks and Clovis High posted its first District 4-5A baseball win on Friday, beating Hobbs 5-3 to gain a doubleheader split. The Eagles took the opener 3-2 when catcher Nathan Ross singled home the winning run with […]

Top-ranked WT sweeps Zias

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Lacey Taylor homered in both games and top-ranked West Texas A&M swept a Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader from Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 and 10-1 on Friday. The Lady Buffs (44-4, 19-4 LSC) tied their school record, winning their 16th and 17th games in a row, and improved […]

Six-run sixth lifts Javelinas past Hounds

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Right fielder Brian Frazier drove in four runs and capped a six-run sixth with a three-run homer to help Texas A&M-Kingsville notch a 10-2 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Friday’s opener of a three-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. The win boosted the Javelinas (28-13, 19-8 LSC) into […]

Wildcat Relays prove difficult for Rams

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Portales senior J.J. Bargas competes in the long jump during Thursday’s Wildcat Relays. Bargas jumped 19-11 1/2, finishing seventh overall and first out of four athletes in the event from Class 3A schools.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — The Portales High track teams knew the sledding would be tough in Thursday’s Wildcat Relays. The idea was to get better, and both boys coach Glenn Johnson and girls coach Sandie Schillings thought their teams did that. The girls finished 10th in a 13-team field, made up […]

PHS girls tennis squad claims win

Staff report LOVINGTON — The Portales Lady Rams posted their second District 3-1A/3A dual victory on Thursday night, winning four of six singles matches to edge Lovington 5-4. In boys competition, the Wildcats went 5-1 in singles and handed PHS a 6-3 setback. Samantha Lopez and Belle Youngerwolf won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 doubles […]

Rams run-rule Texico

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By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com In two different sports this season, the Texico boys have brought a perfect record to Portales. Both times, they made the 30-minute trip home with a loss in hand. This time, it was on the baseball diamond as the Rams recovered from an early 3-0 hole and blew past […]

Portales, West Las Vegas pull split

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Getting some reps in at unfamiliar spots was more important to Portales than a chance at a doubleheader sweep. That’s why Portales was generally pleased when it came out of Las Vegas Thursday night with a split against West Las Vegas. Behind an eight-run first, Portales (12-5) posted a […]

Zias, Mustangs pull split

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ENMU freshman Cailin Garmon brings some heat to the plate in the top of the seventh inning of the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader.

Staff report Kyra Sirag and Eastern New Mexico put their rally caps on in the fifth inning and never looked back. The host Zias scored six times in the inning, all with two outs, and went on to a 9-1 rout of University of the Southwest to pull a split in their doubleheader Wednesday afternoon […]

N.M. fishing report, April 17

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was sporadic but […]

Portales softball cruises past Ruidoso

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Portales freshman Daizia Looney fires a pitch in the second game of Tuesday night's doubleheader at Portales.

Staff report Having a dominant pitcher in fast-pitch softball is nice. Having a backup plan is even nicer. That made Tuesday a very nice night for Portales, as it found a little bit of extra pitching while recording a 15-0, 16-3 doubleheader sweep of Ruidoso in the District 4-3A opener for both teams. Sophomore Kiersten […]