Buffaloes rout Hounds in series opener

STAFF REPORT CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M teed off on Eastern New Mexico pitching early and often, and the Buffs snapped a season-high four-game skid with a 15-5 victory over the Greyhounds to start a three-game Lone Star Conference’s series Friday night. The teams face each other again in a noon doubleheader. Shortstop Jake Fuller […]

Santa Rosa rallies to top Dora softball

Staff photo: Matthew Asher
Dora junior Daelynn Lee slides safely into third base in the third inning against Santa Rosa Friday afternoon. Lee scored earlier in the inning during a seven-run inning but Santa Rosa won 11-10.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com DORA — The Dora Coyotes softball team just learned the hard way that no lead is ever safe, as the Santa Rosa Lady Lions scored six in the final two innings for an 11-10 comeback win Friday. After a seven-run third inning, Dora (2-8) built a 9-5 lead that […]

Ram duo advances to state

STAFF REPORT LAS CRUCES — Mireya Lopez and Danielle Ruiz went 2-1 in doubles play Friday, and clinched a berth into the individual portion of the Class 1-4A state tournament, as they finished third in doubles competition Friday at Mesilla Valley High School. Ruiz and Lopez blanked New Mexico Military Institute’s Jinxiu Dong and Flor Toscano […]

Portales survives opener, sweeps Ruidoso

STAFF REPORT RUIDOSO — Victoria Cordova and Grace Hooker homered in a four-run seventh, and the Portales Rams survived Ruidoso with a 5-2 win in the first game of Thursday’s District 4-3A doubleheader at Ruidoso High School. Portales (21-5, 8-0) claimed the second game 16-1 in four innings to secure the sweep. It will next […]

Ram golf finishes fifth at Hobbs

STAFF REPORT The Portales High boys golf team, in its final regular season match, finished fifth in the Eagle Invite at Hobbs. The Rams shot 328, one shot behind Class 6A Carlsbad. Host Hobbs had three of the top five golfers and won the meet at 305, followed by Artesia and Clovis. Andrew Underbrink led […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Filippini wins steer wrestling

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Senior Hank Filippini took first place in steer wrestling to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s men to an eighth-place team finish with 140 points in the Tarleton State rodeo over the weekend. Filippini earned 50 points in the event, scoring 5.3 in the fi rst round and 5.8 in the […]

Ram tennis squads blank NMMI

STAFF REPORT Portales got some challenges Tuesday at New Mexico Miiltary Institute, but not enough to sweat either dual as the Rams swept both Colt squads, 6-0 for the boys and 9-0 for the girls. All but one victory came in straight sets in the 10 singles matches, and all five doubles matches ended in […]

Rams post sweep at NMMI

STAFF REPORT ROSWELL — With the District 4-4A title already in hand, the Portales Rams are aiming their sights on a high seed in the Class 4A baseball tournament. Put two more notches in that category, with the Rams sweeping New Mexico Military Institute 4-2 and 10-4 to remain perfect in district play. “Wins are […]

ENMU swept at Kingsville

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville took advantage of three walks and a hit batsman to set the stage for a go-ahead, two-run single by right fielder Pablo Hernandez in a three-run eighth to edge Eastern New Mexico University 8-6 and complete a three-game Lone Star Conference baseball series sweep on Saturday. The league-league […]

Ram baseball, softball teams clinch district titles

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com On a day where the Portales Rams notched 20 runs, it was the defense that clinched the district. Emilio Lovato singled in what proved to be the winning run in a five-run seventh, then got Kyler Woodul to hit into a bases-loaded double play in his lone inning of […]

Hounds capture softball finale

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior Erikka Burke capped a five-run second with a two-run double and sophomore Kiana Zerr, who had already pitched two solid games in the series, managed to make it stand up as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team closed out its season on Saturday with a 9-7 Lone Star Conference […]

Thursday area prep track summary — April 21

Barbara George Relays At Portales BOYS Team standings: 1. Portales 130; 2. West Las Vegas 93 1/3; 3. Fort Sumner 58 1/3; 4. Hobbs JV 47 2/3; 5. Melrose 33 1/3; 6. Lovington 31 1/3; 7. Dexter 24; 8. Tatum 16; 9. Clovis JV 12; 10. Clovis Christian 3. Field events High jump: 1. Jordan […]

ENMU reverts to previous softball series schedule

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University has issued a second time change for its Lone Star Conference softball seires at Tarleton State. The series will be played as originally planned, with doubleheaders 5 p.m. (CDT) Friday and 1 p.m. (CDT) Saturday. The series was originally delayed a day with concerns over inclement weather.

ENMU nearing finalists for athletic director position

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico has received about 50 applications for its upcoming athletic director vacancy, and hopes to get one in place in Jeff Geiser’s final weeks before his July 1 retirement. Jeff Long, ENMU’s Vice President of Student Affairs, chairs of the athletic director search committee made up of […]

ENMU softball adds eight for 2017

STAFF REPORT Just before it ends its 2016 season, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team has eight players signed to national letters of intent for the 2017 season. The announcement, made by university release, includes six junior college transfers and two high school players. Transfers include Trinidad State catcher Courtney Vigil and infielder Samantha […]

Hounds push softball series back one day

Staff report Due to inclement weather, Eastern New Mexico and Tarleton State have agreed to move their four-game Lone Star Conference softball series one day. Doubleheaders will now be noon (CDT) Saturday and Sunday. ENMU, in its first season under Katie Welborn, is 13-39 with a 4-24 mark in the LSC.

Rowley takes third in Roswell

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com ROSWELL— Despite going quintuple-bogey on a hole during Monday’s portion of the Spring Classic at Roswell, Portales senior Bailey Rowley finished the two-day event in third place, and led Portales with a score of 159. Rowley finished the second day with a 78 with sophomore Janae Hale shooting an […]

Rams stay perfect in district

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com SANDIA PARK — The first half of District 4-4A play for the Rams couldn’t have gone much better as Portales won both games in their doubleheader against East Mountain on Monday, 9-1 and 6-2, in the nightcap to stay perfect in district play. Portales (11-6, 6-0) battled both the […]

Rams, Lady Rams now qualified for state

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com ROSWELL — The Portales boys golf team earned its third leg to qualify for state Class 4A competition on Monday’s first day of the Spring Classic tournament. The Lady Rams, who had already qualified for state, got their fourth leg after shooting a 392 at Nancy Lopez Golf Course […]

Ram baseball, softball teams combine to go 5-0 against Las Vegas squads

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com It was a great weekend for the city of Portales and a rough one for the city of Las Vegas as the Rams and Lady Rams went a combined 5-0 against the West Las Vegas Dons and Robertson Cardinals. The Lady Rams (14-5) swept the Lady Dons (9-8) 13-4 […]