Goddard beats Portales softball team

By Kevin Wilson Marissa Franco pitched a one-hitter, helping visiting Goddard claim a 1-0 win over Portales Thursday at City Softball Park. Franco outdueled Portales senior Kassandra Richards in what was orginally the first game of a doubleheader. The second game was postponed due to rain. Richards allowed three hits and struck out two batters, [...]

Hammertime for Nuckols

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By Kevin Wilson Hammer throw is either … A) a carpenter’s act of frustration, B) what people do with a bad rap CD, or C) a little-known track and field event for a still-young Eastern New Mexico University track squad. For Warren Nuckols, the answer is C. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound sophomore is one of a [...]

Hamilton chooses family over football

By Ferran LuceroPNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This is a periodical series about former area athletes and what they are doing now. Injuries and a desire to be closer with family led former Eastern New Mexico University standout Conrad Hamilton to retire from the NFL two years ago. A two-time NCAA Division II All-American defensive back [...]

Four quarterbacks see time at scrimmage

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s quarterback job is Steven Hinson’s to lose next fall, but the diminutive signal-caller welcomes the competition. Hinson’s Green squad lost a 19-14 decision in Tuesday’s annual Green & Silver Game at Greyhound Stadium, but ENMU coaches got a good look at all four of their [...]

PHS Tennis teams beat Artesia

Freedom Newspapers Tuesday gave the opportunity for rain and a small opportunity for a Portales tennis letdown. The team was able to avoid both. Playing for the first time in more than two weeks, the Portales High tennis boys and girls teams took care of visiting Artesia by identical 9-0 counts. Portales coach Bill Wahlman [...]

Zias lose to UNM softball team

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Lobos pushed over an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth Tuesday afternoon to get past Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in women’s softball at Lobo Field. Three UNM pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout against the Zias (10-27), who lost for the 12th time in 13 [...]

Greyhound baseball team peaking late in season

By Kevin Wilson After a 1-6 start, including a 25-18 loss to division rival West Texas A&M, it seemed unlikely that a playoff run would be happening for the Greyhound baseball team. Now, after a three-game sweep over those same Buffaloes last weekend, the Greyhounds have given themselves a chance to capitalize on a regular [...]

Portales boys golf team snowed out

Freedom Newspapers The weather had its way with the Portales boys golf team Monday at Ruidoso, but it wasn’t enough to stop Cassidy Merrick from hitting a qualifying leg across town. Snow put a stop to the boys portion of the Leroy Gooch Invitational at Alto, but the Portales girls still managed to get in [...]

Zia softball team snaps 10-game skid

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Senior Maegan Rhoten hurled a three-hitter and right fielder Kyleigh Harris drove in the winning run Monday as Eastern New Mexico snapped a 10-game losing streak. Harris’ singled capped a two-run fifth inning as Eastern beat Abilene Christian 3-2 in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South doubleheader. Heather [...]

Archers take their best shot

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By Kevin Wilson Oasis State Park saw a portion of people braving the slight winds to enjoy a day of fishing, and others walking their dog. In another corner of the park, though, a handful of people were trying to prove that they, in fact, know bow. The park is playing host to a True [...]