Lady Rams run streak to seven

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Portales third baseman Victoria Cordova fires the ball to first for the out in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader.

Derek Major STAFF WRITER The Portales softball team ran its winning streak to seven games as their offense scored 27 runs in two games against East Mountain winning 11-1 and 16-1 Saturday. The Rams (15-7, 6-0) took a 2-1 lead in the first inning and never looked back scoring four more in the second […]

Hounds drop pair to Aggies

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Designated hitter Russ Colgan capped a six-RBI game with a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning and Cameron went on to complete a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader sweep of Eastern New Mexico with a 9-7 victory on Saturday. The Aggies (19-25, 11-20 LSC), who moved […]

TexAnns surge past Zias

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ENMU freshman Simone Laurenz of Portales  is congratulated by Zias assistant coach Tiffani Rodd after drawing a fifth-inning walk as a pinch-hitter in the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader against Tarleton State at Zia Field. The TexAnns completed a four-game sweep with a 10-2, 17-7 sweep of the Zias.

Staff report It’s been a long, hard season for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team, but Saturday’s season-ender against Tarleton State at Zia Field may have been the toughest pill to swallow. Trying to salvage the finale of the teams’ four-game Lone Star Conference series, the Zias bolted to a 7-0 lead after three […]

Tarleton St. sweeps Zias

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ENMU senior Jaqueline Candelaria is retired on a fielder’s choice at second base during the opener of the Zias’ Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader against Tarleton State on Friday at Zia Field. The TexAnns posted an 8-4, 16-5 sweep over the Zias.

Staff report Tarleton State’s softball team brought its hitting shoes to Zia Field on Friday. The TexAnns pounded out 33 hits — 14 in the opener, 19 in the six-inning, run-rule shortened nightcap — in an 8-4, 16-5 Lone Star Conference sweep of Eastern New Mexico University. The teams will finish league and regular-season play […]

Carlsbad rolls past Lady Cats

Staff report CARLSBAD — It was a rough night for the Clovis High softball team. It was a quick one, too. District 4-6A leader Carlsbad pounded out 24 hits, and needed only nine innings to grab an 11-0, 15-0 sweep over Clovis High on Friday night. Center fielder Shelby Welch went 5-for-6 in the sweep […]

Cats rally back, gain split with Carlsbad

By Dave Wagner Sports writer CLOVIS — Things didn’t look too good for Clovis High’s baseball team after the first game of Friday’s District 4-6A doubleheader against Carlsbad at Bell Park. The Cavemen jumped on the Wildcats for three early runs and sophomore left-hander Trevor Rogers took it from there, pitching one-hit ball into […]

Lady Rams cruise

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Portales pitcher Kiersten Ramirez tags out a West Las Vegas runner out trying to score on a short wild pitch during Friday’s non-district doubleheader at Wheeler Park. The Lady Rams notched a sweep, beating the Lady Dons 10-3 and 8-4 to improve to 13-7 for the season.

By Derek Major Staff writer The Portales softball team’s senior day was sweep day as well, with 10-3 and 8-4 wins over West Las Vegas. “It’s a really great feeling and I couldn’t be happier with the group of girls I’m with,” senior catcher Kassandra Rodriguez said, “and I’m honored to play with them.” […]

New Mexico fishing report

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: Fishing was slow to fair […]

Barbara George relays track results

Team scores: Lovington 132.5, West Las Vegas 98, Portales 96, Carlsbad 52.5, Tatum 27.5, Melrose 21, Clovis 13, Hobbs 3.5, Dora 2, Elida 1. 100-meter: 1. Brown, Isaiah, Fr., Lovington, 11.07; 2. Ochoa, Kaiden, Sr., Lovington, 11.12; 3. White, Jace, Jr., Melrose, 11.56; 4. North, Bryce, Jr., Tatum, 11.60; Elizando, 4. Xander, 8th, Carlsbad, 11.60,; […]

NBA playoffs lack drama

PNT staff writer

Every night after work, the first thing I find channel surfing is whatever game is still on. I’ve had my choice between the NBA and NHL playoffs, and I keep choosing the NHL. I’ve been a hockey fan since I was a kid, and even played roller hockey often as a teenager in New York […]

Lady Rams qualify for state

Staff report The Lady Rams qualified for state as a team and the boys finished in eighth as both teams wrapped up play at the Spring Classic Tuesday in Roswell. The Lady Rams picked up their third of three qualifying legs for the state meet Monday and Tuesday Alexis Montoya came one stroke away from […]

Wagner goes five strong in win

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Ram junior Draven Saiz sprints to first after getting a single in the Rams Tuesday afternoon game against the Ruidoso Warriors at Ram baseball field.

By Derek Major STAFF WRITER The Portales baseball team felt the comforts of home in the first game of their doubleheader Tuesday as the l pounded District 4-4A rival Ruidoso 11-1 in five innings. The Rams ended the game on the 10-run mercy rule n the fifth inning as they scored four runs on […]

Zias share third place at Ranger rodeo

Staff report RANGER, Texas — A second-place performance by senior Hayden Segelke-Todd in barrel racing allowed Eastern New Mexico University’s women to split third, fourth and fifth place in team standings over the weekend of the Ranger College Invitational. Tarleton State won the team title with 330 points, followed by Texas Tech at 225 and […]

Pioneers complete series sweep of Zias

Staff report DENTON, Texas — It was another long, frustrating weekend in Lone Star Conference play for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. The Zias finished a four-game series against Texas Woman’s scoring just one run after losing a pair of 8-0, run-rule decisions on Sunday. Both games ended in the fifth inning because […]

Lady Rams earn third leg, qualify for state tourney

Staff report ROSWELL — Junior Bailey Rowley shot an 81 on Monday as Portales High’s girls earned a share of eighth place with Clovis after the first day of the Spring Classic golf tournament, hosted by New Mexico Military Institute. PHS posted a team score of 390 on the Spring River Golf Course and earned […]

PHS track summaries

Wildcat Relays Friday at Clovis Boys Team standings: 1. Volcano Vista 82 1/2; 2. Alamogordo 56 5/6; 3. Rio Rancho Cleveland 55; 4. Rio Rancho 46; 5. Clovis 42; 6. Lovington 37; 7. La Cueva 36 1/3; 8. Hope Christian 31 1/3; 9. Hobbs 22; 10. Carlsbad 13; 11. Idalou 10; 12. Portales 9; 13. […]

Greyhounds swept by Javelinas

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ENMU second baseman Dylan Nault takes the throw from catcher Chad Highberger in time to get Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Wesley Aguilar on a steal attempt of second base during the seventh inning of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball opener at Greyhound Field.

By Derek Major STAFF WRITER Eastern New Mexico University’s slim hopes to make it to the Lone Star Conference postseason baseball tournament took a hard hit on Saturday as Texas A&M-Kingsville swept the Greyhounds 5-4 in eight innings and 22-5 at Greyhound Field. ENMU (14-25, 9-17 LSC), which won Friday’s series opener 19-9, gave […]

TWU takes two from Zias

Staff report DENTON, Texas — Sophomore right-hander Tori Bice came into Saturday’s Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico University with a good record but a high whip (walks plus hits per innings pitched), indicating she often pitches into and out of trouble. She improved greatly in both categories against the Zias, allowing […]

Clovis girls finish third, boys fifth at home Relays

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Portales’ Olivia Austin competes in girls long jump during Friday’s Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium in Clovis. Austin was credited with a jump of 11 feet, 8 inches.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer CLOVIS — As Tucker Dobbs flew down the straightaway with a huge lead, he was all alone. Well, not quite. With numerous Wildcats teammates running on the sides and cheering Dobbs on, the Clovis junior finished off the 4-by-400 relay with a time of 3:27.61, nearly three seconds better […]

Cats take twin bill from Tigers

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Things are suddenly looking a little better for the Clovis High baseball team. Off to a slow start in District 4-6A play, the Wildcats got back on the winning track Friday with an 8-4, 10-4 sweep of Alamogordo at Bell Park. The Cats (12-8, 3-3 district) erased a 3-1 […]