Lady Rams take team title in Roswell meet

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales High’s girls swept all 10 doubles matches and edged Hobbs on a tiebreaker for the team title of a six-team invitational tournament Friday and Saturday, hosted by Roswell High. Portales and Hobbs each finished with 15 wins in 20 matches, but the Lady Rams won the head-to-head competition 3-1 for […]

Lubbock Christian sweeps past Rams

PNT Staff LUBBOCK — Nick Quigley had four extra base hits, including a home run in each game, and picked up the second-game pitching victory Monday night as the Lubbock Christian Eagles swept past Portales High’s baseball team 15-5 and 18-8. Both games ended in the fifth inning on the 10-run rule. Lubbock Christian (14-5) […]

Clabaugh gets 400th win as Hounds split with Bulldogs

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By Dave Wagner A second-game loss put only a slight tinge on Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh’s accomplishment. The Greyhounds gave Clabaugh his 400th win in 18 seasons as a college coach on Sunday with a 7-3 win over Southwestern Oklahoma at Greyhound Field. Then the Bulldogs avoided a four-game series sweep […]

Zias salvage series finale at TWU

PNT Staff DENTON, Texas — Junior Natasha Lindsey pitched a three-hitter and first baseman Elizabeth Whipkey drove in three runs as Eastern New Mexico University beat Texas Woman’s 4-0 Saturday to earn a split of their Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader. The Zias lost a 1-0 heartbreaker in the opener when the Pioneers pushed over […]

Rams drop third in row at Silver tourney

PNT Staff SILVER CITY — It was a long weekend for the Portales High baseball team. The Rams entered Silver High’s Fighting Colt Invitational unbeaten for the season, but finished eighth in the tournament after three consecutive losses. Portales (6-3), which lost to Cobre in Thursday’s opening round, absorbed a 15-3 setback at the hands […]

Lady Rams gain split with Roswell, coast to victory over Eunice

PNT Staff Designated player Sara Silva drove in three runs to back the pitching of Sasha Parker and the Portales Lady Rams beat Roswell High 4-3 on Friday to salvage a doubleheader split in their home opener at the PHS softball field. The Lady Coyotes took the opener 5-3. On Saturday, Portales (3-3) posted a […]

Former Tech standout trying to sharpen game with new Lubbock team

By Dave Wagner FARWELL, Texas — Former Texas Tech standout Sheryl Swoopes is one of the WNBA’s few remaining original players. Still, as she approaches her 34th birthday next week, she’s challenging herself to maintain a high level of play. Swoopes signed a contract last month to play with the expansion Lubbock Hawks of the […]

Lady Broncos second in season-opening track meet

PNT Staff DEXTER — Juniors Amber Moss and Kelli Johnson each took two individual wins Friday to lead Floyd’s girls to a second-place finish in the season-opening Demon Relays track meet. Moss won the 100 in 13.8 seconds and the 200 in 28.52 while Johnson ran winning times of 6:02.34 in the 1,600 and 13:15.83 […]

Hounds roll to twin bill sweep

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By Dave Wagner If it were this easy all the time, baseball wouldn’t be much of a challenge. Junior right-hander Kelly Crain outpitched Southwestern Oklahoma ace Gunner Poff in the opener, then junior left-hander David Swinconos rode a strong offensive barrage from his teammates in the nightcap as the Greyhounds posted a 3-1, 10-0 sweep […]

Cobre hands PHS baseball team first loss

PNT Staff SILVER CITY — Cobre opened a 6-0 lead with a four-run third and the Indians went on to beat Portales High 10-4 Thursday in the first round of Silver High’s Fighting Colt Invitational baseball tournament. The Rams (6-1) take on El Paso Cathedral, a 3-1 loser on Thursday to Douglas, Ariz., in a […]