ENMU closing in on men’s basketball coach

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University officials hope to have a new men’s basketball coach in place within a week. The college has two positions posted on the NCAA job market — the hoops coach and an athletic director to replace the retiring Jeff Geiser. Geiser is the chair of the […]

Athletic physicals offered by CHS April 30

Staff report Area students planning to participate in athletics during the 2016-17 school year can get physicals April 30 at the Clovis High School north gym. The physicals are $5 and available for students in Clovis Municipal Schools, Clovis Christian Schools, Melrose, Texico, Floyd, House, Portales and Grady. Students must complete a physical evaluation form, […]

Rams roll past NMMI twice

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Senior Grant Wagner is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three-run homer during the fourth inning of the first game in Tuesday’s District 4-4A baseball doubleheader at Ram Field. Wagner went 2-for-3 with 4 RBIs in the Rams’ 10-0 win over the Colts.

By Matthew Asher Staff report masher@pntonline.com The start of the District 4-4A baseball schedule couldn’t have gone much better for Portales on Tuesday as the Rams put up 32 runs and run-ruled New Mexico Military in both games at Ram Field. Portales won the first game 10-0 before overcoming an early four-run deficit to complete […]

PHS tennis summaries — April 5

Boys New Mexico Military 9, Portales 0 Singles No. 1 — Farid Yunes (N) beat Zachary Laurenz 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 — Francisco Saracho (N) beat Enrique Cabral 6-2, 4-6, 6-4; No. 3 — Luis Fontes (N) beat Javier Gutierrez 6-3, 6-4; No. 4 — Jose Salazar (N) beat Geronamo Macias 6-1, 6-1; No. 5 […]

Rams JV plays spoiler in Lady Coyotes inaugural home game

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Dora shortstop Haileah Gramzow tags out Portales’ Analicia Tapia in the fourth inning of Monday’s game. The Portales JV team beat Dora 15-4 in 5 innings.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com DORA — It’s been more than 35 years since Dora High has fielded a softball team, and on Monday the Lady Coyotes finally had their first of four home game of the season as they took on the Portales Lady Rams junior varsity squad. The Lady Rams jumped out […]

Hounds hold off Cameron in finale

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Senior outfielders Charles Sandberg Jr. and Justin Paul drove in two runs each in a seven-run fourth and Eastern New Mexico University held off Cameron 10-6 on Sunday to salvage the finale of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. Freshman left-hander Alec Lemmon (2-2) pitched effectively into the seventh […]

ENMU women second in Western Texas College rodeo

Staff report SNYDER, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team finished second to Tarleton State over the weekend in the Western Texas College rodeo. The Greyhounds totaled 195 points to 220 for the TexAnns. Texas Tech was third at 170. Senior Macy Davenport and junior Tawny Berry led the way for the […]

Portales High finishes second in Class 4A cheer

STAFF REPORT ALBUQUERQUE — For the second straight year the Portales Rams cheerleading squad finished in second place in the Class 4A varsity competition. Against eight teams, Taos took first place and Hope Christian finished in third. Coming into the second day of competition, the Rams had a two-point lead after their crowd leading cheer […]

Portales crushes Clovis, 20-8

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Portales teammates surround home plate to celebrate senior Tori Cordova’s third-inning grand slam in Saturday’s game at Clovis. Cordova went 4-for-4 with five RBIs in the Lady Rams’ 20-8 victory.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — Tori Cordova’s big day would’ve been even a little sweeter if she’d managed to do one thing — hit a triple. As it was, she did plenty. Cordova went 4-for-4 with five RBIs, including a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the third inning, as Portales […]

Questions remain for Hound football squad

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ENMU senior and Silver defensive back Charles Stevens intercepts a pass in the end zone intended for Green’s Aaron Johnson on the final play of the first half of Saturday’s Green & Silver game at Blackwater Draw.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — After wrapping up spring drills with Saturday’s Green & Silver Game at Greyhound Stadium, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn said he and his staff wanted to use the scrimmage to get a long look at different players. Mission accomplished. As for the Greyhounds’ […]

Hounds split softball twin bill, end losing streak

Staff report OKLAHOMA CITY — Eastern New Mexico University took advantage of two Oklahoma Christian errors to score three runs in the top of the eighth and edge the Lady Eagles 6-3 in the first game of a softball doubleheader on Saturday, snapping a 12-game losing streak. In the nightcap, Oklahoma Christian’s Madison Nordyke tossed […]

Cameron notches pair of lopsided wins over ENMU

Staff report LAWTON, Oklahoma — The Lone Star Conference season struggles continued for Eastern New Mexico Saturday, as the Greyhounds managed just eight hits in a 9-0, 10-1 sweep by host Cameron. Designated hitter Tyler Cook went 2-for-3 in the opener with a pair of singles in a seven-run fourth, while rightfielder Brandon Wright went 2-of-3 […]

Dora tops Grady again

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Dora sophomore Aaron Jasso slides in safely at home in the first inning of Friday’s game against Grady. Jasso was responsible for both of the Coyotes’ runs in the inning as he drove in Sam McConnell with an RBI double. Dora defeated the Bronchos 4-3.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com FLOYD — The third time didn’t prove to be the charm for the Grady Bronchos. Already having lost twice to Dora, Grady was unable to best the Coyotes in their third meeting of the season on Friday. Grady is still looking for its first win of the season after […]

Walks help Aggies beat Hounds

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Cameron senior Dirk Masters struck out 10 batters in six innings and the Aggies took just enough advantage of 14 walks by Eastern New Mexico University pitchers to beat the Greyhounds 6-3 on Friday in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. Masters (2-3) allowed just three […]

Texico rallies to stun Portales

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Portales shortstop Emilio Lovato turns the 6-3 double play well ahead of Texico baserunner Cole Rohrbach’s breakup slide attempt in the sixth inning of Thursday’s game at Wolverine Field in Texico. Lovato went 2-for-3 with three runs scored in the 6-5 setback.

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com TEXICO — Six and a half innings in, every bounce seemed to go the way of the Portales Rams. Then the 8-9 hitters got on for Texico, and suddenly the bounces went the other way. The final bounce came at 7:10 p.m. at Wolverine Field, as sophomore Nathan Phipps’ […]

PHS roundup: Rowley qualifies for state

STAFF REPORT Portales senior Bailey Rowley qualified for the state golf meet in May. Her Ram teammates are close to joining her there. Rowley finished in a tie for second at the Great 8 in Ruidoso Thursday, shooting an 81 for her third qualifying leg. Portales shot a 394 to pick up its second of […]

Highlands sweeps ENMU softball squad

STAFF REPORT LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team, coming off a 19-17 loss to end a conference series on Saturday, found nothing near that offense Wednesday in Las Vegas, falling in a 8-2, 5-1 sweep to host New Mexico Highlands. The visiting Greyhounds (10-30) scored first in both games, but led […]

Hobbs tops Rams 11-0

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Portales senior Kiersten Ramirez safely dives back to first base to prevent a pickoff against Hobbs on Tuesday. Ramirez finished 2-for-3 with a double, but Hobbs won 11-0 in five innings.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Lady Rams learned the hard way what happens when you give a top-ranked opponent early scoring chances on Tuesday night as the Hobbs Lady Eagles run-ruled Portales 11-0 in five innings. Currently ranked third in the state, Hobbs (9-1) put up nine runs in the first inning […]

Hounds set to finish spring football drills

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Josh Lynn admits he’ll miss Greyhound Stadium. Right next to the football fieldhouse on University Avenue, a new on-campus stadium is well under way and expected to be ready in plenty of time for Eastern New Mexico University’s 2016 home opener on Sept. 10 against Western New Mexico, one […]

Elida sends two to All-Star game

STAFF REPORT ELIDA — After winning their second-straight Class 1A title, and sixth-straight overall small school basketball title, the Elida Lady Tigers will be sending two representatives to compete in this year’s North/South All-Star game, in which only seniors are allowed to participate which is held on June 11 at the Santa Anna Star Center […]