PHS assistant Parker ready to call it a career

Portales High assistant softball coach Scott Parker high-fives senior Francis Armijo after a single during a game this spring at Wheeler Park. Parker is retiring after spending 34 years as a coach and instructo at Texico High, Eastern New Mexico University an PHS.

By Kevin Wilson Staff Writer kwilson@cnjonline.com “Who’s up?” Scott Parker would ask to start every inning for Portales. Lady Rams softball players would respond with that inning’s leadoff hitter. “Then who?” The players would respond with the second hitter. The process would repeat for the third hitter of the inning. “Sounds like a winner,” Parker […]

LSC co-title in football highlights ENMU’s year

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ENMU’s Kevin Reaves dodges a tackle from Midwestern State’s Greg Saladino on a fourth-quarter punt return during the Greyhounds’ 40-21 win over the Mustangs on Nov. 9 at Greyhound Stadium.

Highlighted by a co-championship in Lone Star Conference football, Eastern New Mexico University’s men’s teams posted winning records in four sports during the 2013-14 school year. In addition to football, the Greyhounds also posted winning records in soccer, basketball and baseball. The Zias, meantime, weren’t as fortunate. ENMU women’s teams had sub.-500 marks in basketball, […]

Clovis set to make coaching changes

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — Clovis High will have new head coaches in baseball and softball next spring. Athletic director Dale Fullerton said Friday that baseball coach Shane Leatherwood will not be retained for a third season, while adding that softball coach Brandi Thomas has resigned after 10 seasons at the helm and 15 […]

Zias add pair of posts

Staff report Eastern New Mexico has signed a pair of junior college transfer posts for the upcoming Zia basketball season. Both Brittany Gutierrez of Otero Junior College and Teylor McMiller of San Joaquin Delta Junior College will be juniors for the Zias in the upcoming season. The 6-foot-2 Gutierrez, a 2012 graduate of Gallup High […]

New Mexico fishing report — May 29

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast   Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was […]

Portales basketball title marks busy, successful year of sports

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The Portales girls basketball team upset top-seeded Shiprock for its seventh title in school history.

It was a championship season for one Portales squad, a winning season for six others, and a busy playoff schedule for most of the Ram squads. The girls basketball squad claimed its seventh title in school history with an upset of top-ranked Shiprock. It was one of 11 teams to qualify for its respective state […]

Samoei claims 13th in 5,000

Staff report ALLENDALE, Mich. — Eastern New Mexico University senior Isaiah Samoei finished his college career Saturday with a 13th-place finish in the men’s 5,000 meters at the NCAA Division II Championships. On Thursday, Samoei finished eighth in the 10,000 meters. Samoei, a native of Eldoret, Kenya, finished with a time of 14 minutes and 12.24 […]

Samoei finishes eighth in Division II 10,000-meter

Staff report For the second time in three seasons, Eastern New Mexico University senior Isaiah Semoei finished eighth in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Division II outdoor track championship. Samoei will run again Saturday night at the national outdoor meet in Allendale, Michigan, as he will compete in the 5,000-meter run. Samoei, a native […]

Police blotter — May 23

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:15 a.m.: Criminal damage, 200 block of South Knoxville Street. • 1:31 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 600 block of Wylie Cox Circle. • 7:17 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block of Wylie Cox Circle. • 8:56 a.m.: Standby all other, 1700 block of North Boston Street. […]

ENMU senior seeks medals in two events

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ENMU’s Isaiah Samoei, a senior from Eldoret, Kenya, has been awarded Division II All-American honors twice in track.

Staff report Senior Isaiah Samoei is scheduled to represent Eastern New Mexico University in the 10,000 and 5,000-meter runs at the NCAA Division II national outdoor track meet, beginning today in Allendale, Mich. Samoei, from Eldoret, Kenya, is the ENMU record-holder in both events, having run a time of 29 minutes, 18.38 seconds in the […]