PHS squads 11th, 14th after first round of Leroy Gooch

Staff report RUIDOSO — Portales High’s boys came in 11th in a 17-team field while the girls are last out of 14 teams after Monday’s first round of the Leroy Gooch Invitational golf tournament. The PHS boys shot a four-man score of 357, while the girls finished at 445, three shots behind Carlsbad. The tournament [...]

ENMU women win seventh rodeo of year

Staff report BIG SPRING, Texas — Junior Taylor Smith earned all-around cowgirl honors in leading the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team to its seventh win of the season over the weekend in the Howard College Rodeo. Smith, from Rimbey, Alberta, Canada, was fourth in breakaway after finishing second in the first go and split [...]

Hounds, Zias combine to win four events at WT

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University captured two event wins each in men’s and women’s competition on Saturday in the West Texas A&M Open track meet. Senior Isaiah Samoei, running a race of less than 1,500 meters at ENMU for the first time, edged WT’s Martin Puga by .13 seconds to take [...]

Area prep baseball linescore — April 12

Saturday Floyd 9, Portales JV 4 Portales JV    020  002  0 — 4    5    3 Floyd    200  223  x — 9    5    5 WP — Jose Torres. LP — Kersey Burnett. Top hitters — Portales JV: Paul Conrow 1-3, 2B, 2 RBIs, run; Travis connell 1-2, 2 runs. Floyd: W.T. Whitecotton 2-4, 2 RBIs, run, [...]

Area prep track summary — April 12

Fort Sumner qualifier Boys Team standings: 1. Texico 111 1/2; 2. New Mexico Military 72; 3. Mountainair 61; 4. Fort Sumner 48 1/2; 5. Menaul 45; 6. Tucumcari 36; 7. Mora 32; 8. Logan 14; 9. House 8; 10. Dora 2. Area results Field events Shot put: 2. Tanner Pelfry, Texico 39-5 3/4; 4. Mason [...]

Portales holds off hard-charging Hope Christian


By Kevin Wilson Staff writer Portales sophomore Kiersten Ramirez was still a little disgusted she missed her first chance to close out a doubleheader sweep over Hope Christian. She didn’t waste her second. Ramirez slapped the 521st pitch of the day to first base, where it snuck under the glove of Emma Sierra to [...]

Top-ranked Lady Buffs cruise past Zias twice

Staff report West Texas A&M left no doubt in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico University why the Lady Buffs are ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II. First baseman Allison Cranfill went 5-for-7 with six RBIs and belted a home run in each game as WT cruised to 10-1 and [...]

Hounds notch split against No. 6 Buffs

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Junior center fielder Matthew Burks wasted no time getting the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team off on the right foot on Saturday. Burks slammed the first pitch of the game from West Texas A&M right-hander Joshua Weyker over the right-center field fence to give the Greyhounds a lead they [...]

Hounds fall to No. 6 Buffs on run rule

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Senior right-hander Ben Monticello was pitching well through the first two innings. Then the runs just kept on a-coming for No. 6 West Texas A&M. The Buffaloes pounded out 18 hits and scored in each of the final six innings to post a 14-4 victory over Eastern New Mexico University [...]

Cavemen sweep Cats in district twin bill

Staff report CARLSBAD — Senior left-hander Caleb Prentiss pitched six shutout innings and senior Brent Cole drove in three runs to lead Carlsbad past Clovis High 5-0 in the opener of a District 4-5A baseball doubleheader on Friday. In the second game, the Wildcats were outhit 11-1, but managed to play the Cavemen close before [...]