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 […]

Varela, Blakey net POY awards


By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com With three state trophies, one state runnerup and two other semifinalists, it was clear that Curry and Roosevelt county basketball teams were noticed during the state basketball championships. They were certainly noticed on NMPreps.com, as well, with six players picked for a player of the year award by the […]

Javelinas hand Zias two losses

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 […]

Lady Cats roll behind Wright

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Senior A.J. Wright pitched a pair of complete games and had a big day at the plate as Clovis High’s softball team won twice in the consolation bracket of the Rio Rancho Invitational on Friday, beating Gadsden 16-5 and St. Pius 16-8. The Lady Wildcats (5-5) pounded out four home […]

Unearned runs lift Goddard past Cats

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Roswell Goddard made a pair of unearned runs stand up and the Rockets edged Clovis High 2-1 on Friday in the championship semifinals of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Junior Dominic Dunlap pitched a complete-gme seven-hitter for the Rockets (8-0), who advanced to today’s championship game against Rio Rancho Cleveland. Meantime, […]

Rams grab split to open home tourney

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Portales second baseman Draven Saiz dives to knock down a line drive before throwing the runner out at first base during the second inning of Friday’s baseball game against Sandia Prep at Ram Field. The Sartans defeated the Rams 11-9.

STAFF REPORT The Portales Rams got out an early 4-2 lead, but couldn’t hold on as unbeaten Sandia Prep scored six runs in the fourth en route to an 11-9 win on Friday in the first day of Portales’ four-team, round-robin tournament at Ram Field. Portales (6-2) won a late game on Friday from Raton […]

Clovis boys finish second, girls third at NMMI

STAFF REPORT ROSWELL — Clovis High’s golf squads came a few strokes from catching district rival Hobbs Friday at New Mexico Military Institute, but were satisfied with the overall progress of qualifying for the state meet. The boys team finished second at the meet, shooting a team score of 306, between the Eagles’ 301 and […]

Hounds win series opener from ASU

Staff report First baseman Blake Cooper capped a two-run rally in the eighth inning with an RBI single, lifting Eastern New Mexico University past 21st-ranked Angelo State 5-4 on Friday night in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series at Greyhound Field. The teams have a pair of seven-inning games on tap […]

Javelinas take two from Zias

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Jaeleen Castro hit a one-out, run-scoring single in the bottom of the seventh on Friday and Texas A&M-Kingsville completed the sweep of a Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader by edging Eastern New Mexico University 11-10. In the opener, Kingsville got a complete-game pitching performance from Carlie Clark in posting a […]

PHS routs Raton

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Portales freshman Zamorye Cox sprints to return a volley during a singles match against Raton’s Natale Castellini Thursday 
afternoon at the Eastern New Mexico University tennis courts.

Staff report The Portales Rams tennis teams enjoyed easy wins on a sunny day Thursday, beating Raton 9-0 in both duals at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center and at Eastern New Mexico University. The Rams (1-2) won seven matches and two more by forfeit against the Tigers. Austin Lucero won his singles match 7-5, 6-1 […]

Four PHS players named all-state

STAFF REPORT ALBUQUERQUE — Several CMI-area players have been named for 2014-15 all-state basketball honors by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. In Class 6A, senior Danni Williams was named to the girls first team while senior Shelby Jones made the second team. The Lady Wildcats posted a 27-3 record and were eliminated by […]

Don’t blame owners for signings

The Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears have taken a lot of heat for the signing of Greg Hardy and Ray McDonald, respectively. Hardy was found guilty of assaulting and threatening to kill his girlfriend by a judge in North Carolina. After asking for a jury trial, the charges were dropped when the alleged victim failed […]

Martinez closing busy career

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Matt Martinez drives baseline against a Hope Christian defender in the Class 4A state semifinal game. Martinez is finishing his senior year as the starting catcher with the Ram baseball team.

Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Matt Martinez is in his 12th and final season at Portales High School. The senior, a three-sport athlete since his freshman year, plays every inning of the baseball season knowing his time as a prep athlete is in its sunset. But he expects the memories to last for life. “It’s […]

Wildcats shut out Rams in Tennis

STAFF REPORT Clovis High’s tennis squads had all the better of it on Tuesday against Portales. CHS squads posted 9-0 sweeps over the Rams and Lady Rams, the boys playing at Eastern New Mexico University courts while the girls competed at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center. Clovis did not lose a set all day, although […]

Lone star conference baseball/sotball update

Baseball standings All Times MDTConf.    AllW-L    W-L Texas A&M-Kingsville    12-3    18-9West Texas A&M    10-6    18-10 Angelo State    9-6    19-7 Cameron    6-9    12-14 Tarleton State    3-8    9-12 ENMU    2-10    6-17 Friday’s games Cameron 7, Eastern New Mexico 6; West Texas A&M 6, Tarleton State 1. Saturday’s games Eastern New Mexico 2-0, Cameron 1-8; West Texas A&M […]

Rams sweep Coyotes in two

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Ram senior Ed Banda slides into home and scores a run past the Roswell catcher Tuesday afternoon during the fifth inning of Rams game against the Roswell Coyotes.

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com Portales got seven runs in two innings and starter Kersey Burnett went five innings as Portales took down Roswell 8-6 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday at Ram Field. The Rams took the nightcap, 5-4, to take a sweep over the Class 5A Coyotes. The Rams have […]

ENMU BASEBALL, SOFTBALL: Zias snap Cameron’s streak

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Aja Secheslingloff bounced back from a rough outing in the opener to throw a complete-game seven-hitter in the second game and Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team defeated Cameron 7-3 on Sunday, gaining a split of their Lone Star Conference doubleheader and handing the Aggies their first […]