Portales JV use seven-run first to get win

STAFF REPORT The Portales junior varsity rode a seven-run first and a solid pitching performance from Josiah Lucero to a 10-6 win over Floyd on Saturday at Ram Field. After the Broncos scored a run in the top of the first, the Rams (6-6-1) stormed back as three of the four hitters reached base. Joel […]

Hounds fight rain, TSU to take two

STAFF REPORT STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team blew a seven-run lead, blew a three-run lead with two out and nobody on in the bottom of the ninth and came back to post a 9-8, 12-inning victory over Tarleton State on Saturday, earning a sweep of the doubleheader and a split of […]

Rams give back to Portales

Courtesy photo: Dusty Nusser

The Portales Rams varsity baseball team poses for a photo after spending friday morning cleaning up trash as part of a community service outing for the team. The Rams JV team will have a similar outing this week.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Portales Rams baseball coach Dusty Nusser took his team out on Friday morning to give back to the Portales community which has supported the Rams all season. “The city of Portales helps us out tremendously with support,” Nusser said. “Not just financially but with coming out to the games, […]

Area prep baseball linescores — April 3

First game Floyd 17, Grady 0 Floyd    363  41 —17    17    1 Grady    000  00 —  0    2    6 Edgardo Chavez and Jose Torres; Jordan Provencio and Dylan Bryant. W — Chavez. L — Provencio. Top hitters — Floyd: Torres 4-4, 4 runs; Wyatt Chandler 3-4, 2B, 4 runs. Grady, Bryant 2-2. Second game Floyd […]

Hounds drop pair of 1-run tilts at Tarleton

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas  — Eastern New Mexico University’s bid to work its way up the line in the Lone Star Conference baseball race took a big hit on Friday. The Greyhounds got good pitching all day and played relatively well on defense, but host Tarleton State edged them out 3-2 and 4-3 in an […]

Lady Rams comeback for win over Clovis

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero

The Portales Rams line up to shake the hands of the Clovis Wildcats Thursday afternoon after the Rams defeated the Wildcats 6-5 at Ram softball field.

STAFF REPORT Daizia Looney’s RBI single capped a two-run seventh on Thursday as Portales rallied for a 6-5 softball victory over Clovis at Wheeler Park. Down 5-0 after a five-run Clovis second, the Lady Rams chipped away, pulling to 5-4 in the fifth on a two-run homer by Kailee Ramirez and a bases-loaded walk to […]

Bonem gets GW hit for Rams

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Ram junior pitcher Kersey Burnett pitched 5 innings, striking out 4 Texico batters and giving up one run during  the Rams Thursday evening game against the Texico Wolverines.

By Derek Major STAFF WRITER dmajor@pntionline.com Darin Bonem’s single scored Grant Wagner with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as Portales  survived blowing a six-run lead in the top of the inning to edge Portales 8-7 on Thursday at Ram Field. Joe Ortega and Wagner worked one-out walks for the Rams (9-3) […]

N.M. Fishing Report — April 2

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: Fishing for trout was slow […]

Zias split twin bill with N.M. Highlands

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — After missing a pair of opportunities to knot up their first game against New Mexico Highlands, the Zia softball team squelched a repeat opportunity early in the nightcap. The visiting Zias jumped out to a 5-0 lead, including a three-run fifth, and Vanessa Ramirez allowed six hits in a 5-2 […]

Hounds keep it close in spring game

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Silver running back Cameron Mikell escapes the tackle attempt from Marquon Claiborne of the Green squad. Mikell had 52 yards on 13 carries in the contest.

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — As Kamal Cass plunged into the end zone for the second time in a shade over three minutes, the Green team — or was it the Greene team? — knew it had to respond. It did just that, with Roswell native Ryan Greene leading the squad back to […]

Lady Rams take tournament

Staff report ARTESIA — The Portales girls tennis team captured team honors over the weekend in the Artesia Invitational. The Lady Rams had a strong weekend in both singles and doubles as they faced Lovington, Silver, Raton and Onate. Singles champions for PHS were McKenzie Bucksath at No. 3, Mireya Lopez at No. 4 and […]

Hounds lose high-scoring affair

STAFF REPORT LUBBOCK — Right fielder Ethan Kohnle drove in four runs with three doubles and Lubbock Christian outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 13-10 in non-league baseball on Tuesday. Junior Jesse Pintado drove in three runs with a triple and a single as the Chaparrals (16-16) built an 11-4 lead before holding off a rally […]

ENMU to play spring game

STAFF REPORTS Eastern New Mexico University plans to wrap up spring drills tonight with its annual Green & Silver game, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium. About 85 players are involved in spring drills, coach Josh Lynn said, adding that a player draft was conducted on Sunday night. Captains for the Silver […]

Rams split two with Wolves

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Ram junior Jacob Salgado connects for a base hit during the fifth inning of the Rams first game in a doubleheader against the East Mountain Timberwolves Tuesday afternoon at Ram baseball field.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams got great starts from their pitchers in Tuesday’s District 4-4A doubleheader against East Mountain at Ram Field as Grant Wagner and Rey Ornelas both pitched complete games and gave up only four hits combined. However, Wagner took a 1-0 loss in the opener before the Rams […]

Hobbs outlasts Lady Rams

Staff report HOBBS — Portales High went back and forth with Hobbs on Monday night, but the Lady Eagles struck the final blow. Sophomore Cierra Heckard belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning, giving Hobbs an 8-7 win over the Lady Rams. Freshman Sarah Blaeser made her second varsity appearance and […]

Rams second to Clovis

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Portales ophomore Andrew Underbrink watches a tee shot during Monday’s Texico Invitational golf tournament, played at Farwell Country Club. Underbrink posted the Rams’ best score for the day with a 79.

Staff report FARWELL — Sophomore Andrew Underbrink posted a score of 79 Monday to lead Portales High’s boys in the Texico Invitational golf tournament, played at Farwell Country Club. Only two teams competed in the boys event, with Cl,ovis posting a four-man score of 320 to 342 for the Rams. Underbrink’s tally was the second-best […]

ENMU women take rodeo title

Staff report SNYDER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women posted their second win in two outings this spriing, taking first place over the weekend in the Western Texas College rodeo. The Zias finished with 230 points, well ahead of runnerup Tarleton State (127) and third-place Weatherford College (110). Freshman Samantha Smith of Rimbey, Alberta, […]

Hounds take series from ASU with 5-2 win

Staff report Second baseman Dylan Nault hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the fourth inning and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team defeated Angelo State 5-2 on Sunday to take three of four from the Rams in the series. Clyde Kendrick and Zach Swank (1-1) combined on a seven-hitter and blanked ASU (20-10, 10-9 LSC) […]

Zias swept in weekend tilt by A&M Kingsville

STAFF REPORT KINGSVILLE, Texas — It was a lost weekend for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. The Zias dropped all four games in their Lone Star Conference series against Texas A&M-Kingsville, including 2-1 and 9-7 decisions on Saturday. The Javelinas won the four games by a total of six runs, twice coming from […]

Pope, Gray have solid starts in split with ASU

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ENMU third baseman Keenan Dodd reaches to tag out Angelo State’s Hunter Spear in the top of the fifth inning of the Hounds’ second Saturday game against the ASU Rams.

by Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com James Gray got his first win of the season in a 3-1 win and Cody Pope took a tough loss in a solid start as the Greyhounds split a doubleheader with Angelo State Saturday. Gray struck out 13 Rams (20-9, 10-8) and didn’t allow a walk as he pitched […]