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 […]

Rams, Lady Rams playing for high seeds in state meet

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By Dave Wagner Mark Gallegos would like to have known before Thursday night just who his Portales High boys basketball team would face in Saturday’s 7 p.m. District 4-3A tournament championship game at the PHS gym. “Until you see who you’re going to play, it makes it a little hard (to prepare),” said Gallegos, who […]

Track team making strides, but still has far to go

PNT Staff Eric Boll believes he is making progress in trying to build a track program at Eastern New Mexico University, but he knows the Greyhounds and Zias are battling steep odds. Unlike most of its Lone Star Conference counterparts, ENMU isn’t that close to larger areas of population. And it also is competing against […]

PHS has some shoes to fill heading into 2005 campaign

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By Dave Wagner After three consecutive trips to regional competition, the Portales High softball team has some shoes to fill this season. Portales graduated its pitcher (Kassandra Richards), catcher (Ashley Flores), shortstop (Kelly Parkey), center fielder (Erica Feliciano) and right fielder (Carissa Martinez) after going 12-12 (8-4 District 4-3A) last season. Richards pitched for the […]

Rams hopeful they can build on solid season-opening win

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By Dave Wagner Arturo Ontiveros enjoyed a successful debut as the Portales High baseball head coach on Saturday. Ditto for Rams pitcher Justin Gilchrist. Portales opened its season under Ontiveros, a 1994 PHS graduate, with an 8-3 victory at Littlefield, Texas, getting five solid innings of pitching from Gilchrist, a junior right-hander who transferred from […]