Rams hold on for Littlefield title

PNT Staff LITTLEFIELD, Texas — Senior Todd Mosier hit a leadoff triple in the bottom of the fifth and scored on a two-out wild pitch to give the Portales High baseball team a 10-9 victory over Abernathy (Texas) on Saturday for the championship of Littlefield’s Wildcat Classic. The Rams (4-0) fell behind 6-0 in the […]

Hunnicutt, Brown named All-LSC South first team

PNT Staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt for the men and sophomore guard Heather Brown for the women represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division basketball teams, released Monday by the league office. Hunnicutt, a four-year mainstay for the men’s team, earned first-team honors for the second consecutive […]

PHS boys open against Cuba

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By Dave Wagner Portales High boys basketball coach Mark Gallegos is hoping this week for a repeat of 2001, when both the Rams and the Lady Rams walked away with Class 3A state championship trophies. The PHS boys, who haven’t been to the state meet in Albuquerque since winning it that year, received the No. […]

Lady Rams top Ruidoso

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By Dave Wagner Now that they’ve finished off a District 4-3A championship, Portales High girls basketball coach Brenda Gomez is looking forward to a good seed in the state tournament. The two-time defending Class 3A champion Lady Rams had a tough time with Ruidoso Friday night, but eighth grader Tara Johnson helped handle the Lady […]

PHS softball team fourth in Clovis

PNT Staff CLOVIS — The Portales High softball team opened its 2005 season Saturday in Clovis High’s six-team Lady Wildcat Invitational, losing to rival Lovington 7-6 in the tournament’s third-place game. The Lady Rams split a pair of morning games in pool play, losing to Hobbs 4-1 before coming back to beat Las Vegas Robertson. […]

Zias surpass 2004 win total

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By Dave Wagner After getting blasted in the opener, Ron Landschoot’s first-year College of the Southwest softball program looked like it might just spring an upset on Saturday afternoon. Then the roof fell in. The Lady Mustangs led Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in the fourth inning of the nightcap at Zia Softball Field, but […]

Hounds sweep back against NSU

By Dave Wagner After 15 games, Northeastern State baseball coach Sergio Espinal says he finally learned his lesson. The Tahlequah, Okla.-based Redmen hadn’t had a complete-game pitching performance this season before Friday, but got two and played errorless defense in a 5-1, 3-1 Lone Star Conference crossover sweep of Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound […]

PHS nips Lovington to nab title

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Rams found a way Saturday night. With their shots not dropping from the start, the Rams played well enough defensively and eventually got Lovington’s big men in foul trouble, rallying for a 49-48 win over the Wildcats in the finals of the District 4-3A boys basketball tournament at the PHS […]

Rams win, gain semis in tourney

By Dave Wagner LITTLEFIELD, Texas — Justin Gilchrist and the Portales High Rams may have had a slight case of the jitters early in Thursday’s first-round game of Littlefield’s Wildcat Classic. Unfortunately for Tulia, Texas, the Hornets didn’t take advantage when they had the chance. Gilchrist issued a walk and committed a throwing error, putting […]

Hounds, Zias set to play at home

by Dave Wagner So far, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball season has been pretty much a win-one, lose-one proposition. The Greyhounds (6-6) have neither won nor lost more than two in a row as they prepare for a four-game Lone Star Conference crossover series against Northeastern State (7-8) this weekend at Greyhound Field. The teams […]