Track teams finish fourth

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — Both Portales High track teams finished fourth behind host Lovington, Artesia and Roswell High in Friday’s seven-school Ross Black Relays. For the boys, the best finishes were seconds by Tyler Johnson in discus (125-8 3/4) and the 1,600 relay team of Steven Heckert, Amador Lujan, Joey Moore and Jason Needham (3:45.10). […]

ENMU gets physical — again

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By Kevin Wilson For the second time in as many years, teachers and athletes at Eastern New Mexico University took a day to show local children how important education was — in a physical sense. Greyhound Arena played host Saturday to the university’s second annual physical education day, a part of the national P.E. day […]

Hounds fall short of winning season

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s bid for its first winning season since 2000 came up just short. After earning a Lone Star Conference South Division split with NCAA Division II fifth-ranked Abilene Christian on Friday with a 5-0, three-hit shutout from junior left-hander David Swinconos, the Greyhounds went down twice on […]

Fort Sumner cruises in 3-1A

By Dave Wagner MELROSE — Floyd’s girls nearly slipped up and stole a Class 1A state track championship a year ago, falling three points short of heavily-favored Fort Sumner. The Lady Broncos’ job will be much harder this year, but they have hopes of doing well in next weekend’s Class 1A state meet in Albuquerque. […]

Ropers descend on Clovis

Shorty Sanders of Capitan said it’s more American than baseball. Organizer Scot Stinnett said it’s more difficult that golf. Wendy Lacina, who came from Amarillo with her two young sons to support her husband, described it as great family fun. All were in Clovis on Saturday for the second day of the Joe’s Boot Shop […]

Portales coasts by Roswell

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PNT Staff Tiebreakers didn’t go Portales’ way on Tuesday when the high school girls tennis teams needed them. They broke Portales’ way on Thursday, when the Lady Rams didn’t need them. Morgan Erf played a role in two of four tiebreaker wins for Portales, and only a defaulted match kept the host Lady Rams from […]

Rams finish second at Clovis

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Even though the Portales High boys golf team again came up short against Clovis in Thursday’s Clovis Invitational, Rams coach Patrick Crowley likes the way his team is playing. Portales shot a four-man score of 307 to finish three shots behind the host Wildcats, who rallied down the stretch to […]

Carthel returns to college coaching

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Don Carthel has returned to the Lone Star Conference. Carthel was introduced Wednesday as the new head coach at West Texas A&M University to succeed Ronnie Jones, who resigned the position last week after a university investigation concluded that he used state and […]

Picazo chosen as top newcomer

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Tori Picazo has been chosen to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division first team in softball as a designated player in selections announced this week by the conference. Picazo was also chosen the division’s newcomer of the year. Picazo, a transfer from West Texas College […]

Rams sweep NMMI

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By Kevin Wilson Sophomore Mario Salazar spent seven innings controlling the hitters of New Mexico Military Institute. Because of it, he and the Portales Rams will spend this weekend controlling their District 4-3A destinies at Lovington. Salazar struck out five Colt batters in a 4-0 shutout in the nightcap, giving the Rams a sweep of […]

Goddard sweeps Portales tennis squads

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Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers Injuries and tiebreakers proved harmful to the Portales tennis teams, who dropped a pair of home duals against Roswell Goddard. The girls lost a 6-3 decision, while the boys fell 7-2 to the Rockets. The Portales girls drop to 12-3 on the season, while the boys are now 8-7. Portales coach […]

Highlands rolls over Hounds

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Center fielder Rich Janeway went 5-for-5 and drove in four runs, backing the seven-hit pitching of left-hander Lucas Spagnuolo as New Mexico Highlands rolled over Eastern New Mexico University 10-1 in non-league baseball on Tuesday. Janeway hit three singles, a double and a solo homer in raising his batting […]

Stacked Silver team streaks past Green

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — If it seemed the Silver team had things its way in Eastern New Mexico University’s annual Silver & Green spring football game, it struck ENMU defensive tackle Reggie Ellis that way too. With probable starting quarterback Michael Benton and first-team All-Lone Star Conference South Division wide receiver Derrick Hunter […]

Grady grad takes job at West Texas A&M

By Dave Wagner At 26, Clovis native and 1997 Grady High graduate Justin Ashley has already worked under some successful college basketball coaches. He hopes to continue his progression at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Ashley has been hired to replace Russell Vanlandingham as an assistant to Buffaloes head coach Rick Cooper. Vanlandingham left […]

Rams split with Ruidoso

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By Kevin Wilson Portales senior Jacob Lopez said after Saturday’s doubleheader against Ruidoso that you have to put the ball in play to have any chance of success in high school baseball. A series split against the visiting Warriors only bolstered his case. The Rams put very little into play against Ruidoso and pitcher Justin […]

Hounds take three from Tarleton

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By Dave Wagner If he didn’t already know it, Eastern New Mexico University’s Trevor Davis found out Saturday he can pitch effectively without his best stuff. After earning a win and a save in relief on Friday, the senior right-hander helped ENMU to a Lone Star Conference South Division series victory with a complete-game 3-2 […]

Hounds get set for annual scrimmage

By Dave Wagner The 2005 opener is four months off, but the Eastern New Mexico University football squad gets its first taste of “game” competition in today’s 4 p.m. Silver & Green Game at Greyhound Stadium. Rosters were selected on Wednesday for the contest, which will be conducted under as close to game-like circumstances as […]

Gerleve stays undefeated

PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Zach Gerleve remained unbeaten in javelin competition this season and gained the NCAA provisional qualifying distance by throwing 194 feet, 3 inches on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference track and field meet, hosted by Angelo State University. Gerleve, who has won in all […]

Rams finish second in NMMI Invitational

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales High’s boys put all five golfers within three shots of each other and turned in a season-best four-man score of 313 on Thursday in the NMMI Invitational, good for second place. Clovis also shot a season-best, finishing at 296 for a comfortable margin in a field of nine full teams. […]

PHS tennis teams knock off Clovis

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By Dave Wagner Portales High’s tennis teams have gotten the better of Clovis for quite a few years, and Thursday’s matchup at the PHS tennis courts was no different. The Portales boys posted a 7-2 win over Clovis, while the girls notched an 8-1 victory over the Lady Wildcats. Clovis, though, did take five matches […]