Cheatham plays quiet role in Ram offense

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By Kevin Wilson For a guy who’s 6-foot-2, 216 pounds, Portales senior Kevin Cheatham has been pretty easy to lose sight of, even as the cleanup hitter for a Rams that has scored 86 runs in seven games leading up to the Fighting Colt Invitational this weekend in Silver. The right fielder has no problem […]

Lady Rams prep for Dexter tourney

Freedom Newspapers Spring break ends early for the Portales High softball team, as it resumes playThursday in the Dexter Tournament. Portales (2-2) plays against District 4-3A rival Ruidoso in an 8 a.m. game, one of three the Lady Rams will have during the weekend when most students are enjoying their mid-semester break. “There really isn’t […]

Wallace belts two homers in Hound win

Freedom Newspapers ALVA, Okla. — Junior right-hander Jesse Garcia-Perez pitched five innings of three-hit relief and junior Mark Wallace belted a pair of solo home runs as Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team defeated Northwestern Oklahoma State 11-6 on Tuesday to gain a split of their two-game series. The Greyhounds (9-17), who were routed 16-1 […]

Injuries give new Hound players opportunity

Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Several veterans are nursing injuries during Eastern New Mexico University’s spring football drills, but coach Bud Elliott and his staff aren’t too concerned. It just gives them more opportunity to look at less experienced players. The Greyhounds, who have been practicing for three weeks, had an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday morning […]

ENMU track team has solid showing

Freedom Newspapers LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University’s track squads opened the regular season in the Texas Tech Invitational on Saturday, and coach Eric Boll came away impressed with several performances. For the men, freshman Zach Gerleve earned second place in javelin with a throw of 188 feet, 9 inches, while sophomores Ricardo Hernandez and […]

Hounds lose in blowout fashion

Freedom Newspapers ALVA, Okla. —Eastern New Mexico’s start to a five-game, four-day road trip couldn’t have been worse. Northwestern Oklahoma State pounded seven home runs off two Hounds pitchers, including a pair of grand slams, as the Rangers routed Eastern 16-1 Monday at Ranger Field. The game was ended by a seven-inning rule. The Rangers […]

Spring break busy time for Floyd, Dora baseball squads

By Kevin Wilson The Dora Coyotes have been to the state baseball tournament. The Floyd Broncos want to get there as well, and do a little bit more. Coming off of a 4-12 record, the Broncos are setting their sights higher than a .500 season or even a district championship. “I know it’s a goal […]

Rams improve to 6-1

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By Kevin Wilson Behind Seth Clabaugh, the Rams are going forward with what already looks to be a huge turnaround. What they don’t want to do is look back. Clabaugh improved to 4-0 on the season and pitched his second shutout of the season, 10-0 over Depew, Okla., Saturday at Ram Field. The Rams (6-1) […]

Portales girls tennis team takes first in Roswell

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — The Portales girls tennis team lost only five flights in five matches en route to a first-place finish in Roswell Friday and Saturday. The Lady Rams (13-2) competed in a round-robin tournament against Goddard, Roswell, Farmington, New Mexico Military Institute and Robertson. The Portales boys (11-4) competed against the same teams, […]

Lady Ram softball sweeps Eunice

Freedom Newspapers EUNICE — The Portales Lady Rams softball team picked up their first two wins of the season in convincing fashion, outlasting Eunice 17-7 in nine innings in the opener and 15-1 in the nightcap. “Their pitcher ran out of steam,” Portales coach Robbie Crowley said. “They did pretty well until that.” Every player […]