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 […]

Lady Rams whip Roswell

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By Kevin Wilson With their No. 1 seeds in district already locked up, Class 3A Portales and Class 4A Roswell High arguably had nothing to play for Saturday night. Ashleah Richards and Tara Johnson provided evidence to the contrary, as they keyed a late 10-0 run to help the host Lady Rams win 59-49 and […]

Javelinas get best of Hounds

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By Dave Wagner Reserve forward Chris White scored a career-high 24 points Saturday night to lead Texas A&M-Kingsville to an 82-73 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. White, a 6-foot-6, 250-pound junior who joined the Javelinas at the Christmas break and was averaging only […]

Zias post 2-2 mark in LSC First Pitch Tournament

PNT Staff IRVING, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team split a pair of games on both Friday and Saturday against Lone Star Conference North Division squads in the LSC First Pitch Tournament, keeping its record for the season above .500 at 10-9. The Zias defeated Cameron 4-3 and lost to Central Oklahoma […]

Zias end year on winning streak

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By Dave Wagner It wasn’t pretty, but the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team went out on an up note Saturday night. Junior post Tiana Bryant scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and senior post Loren Scarlett collected eight points, a career-high 15 rebounds and a team-high five assists as the Zias survived […]

Local swimmers fifth in league meet

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales-based Eastern New Mexico Aquatics swim team finished fifth out of 13 teams in the Rio Grande League Championship Feb. 12-13 at Kirtland Air Force Base. ENMA’s Joel Holloway earned high-point honors in the 15-and-older age group and qualified for the USA Swimming zone championships in August in Salt Lake […]

Rams struggle to beat NMMI, then get help for district title

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By Dave Wagner It wasn’t a very satisfying win, but it more than got the job done. Struggling for the second time this season against New Mexico Military, the Portales High boys led wire-to-wire but didn’t nail down the game until the closing moments in beating the undermanned Colts 46-37 on Friday at the PHS […]

Rams seeking one-at-a-time approach

By Dave Wagner Mark Gallegos doesn’t want his team to get ahead of itself. On paper the Rams (15-8, 4-1 District 4-3A) figure to beat last-place New Mexico Military tonight at the PHS gym and ensure no worse than a tie for the regular-season title and force a playoff against Lovington on Monday in Roswell […]

Fort Sumner beats Floyd, gains finals

PNT Staff FORT SUMNER — Fort Sumner put only one player in double figures Thursday night, but the Foxes dominated the first half and posted a 54-35 victory over Floyd in the District 3-1A boys semifinal. Junior guard Richard Canales led Fort Sumner (19-9) with 10 points, but five others scored at least six. Junior […]