Rams drop two on the road to Ruidoso

STAFF REPORT RUIDOSO — Portales had a bad ending to its weekend on Saturday as Ruidoso got two solid pitching performances en route to an 11-0, 7-2 District 4-4A sweep of the Rams. In Game 1, Rams pitcher Kersey Burnett was touched up for nine runs (seven earned). The Warriors (10-6, 4-0 district) scored two […]

Zias swept in doubleheader by Buffs

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ENMU junior Charles Sandberg Jr. races into second base to beat the throw to West Texas A&M’s Max Brennan during the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. Sandberg was on first when Kennan Dodd blooped a hit to right field, and he had to scramble to beat the throw. The teams split the twin bill, with WT posting a 10-8 win in the opener and the Greyhounds taking the nightcap 9-2.

STAFF REPORT Suffice it to say, Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team is glad to see the last of West Texas A&M for the season. The second-ranked Lady Buffs, who hit 13 homers in a pair of wins on Friday, completed a four-game Lone Star Conference sweep on Saturday with eight more long balls in […]

Lady Rams sweep district tilts

Staff report SANDIA PARK — The Portales High softball team brought its bats to East Mountain and displayed them all afternoon in a 22-0, 15-2 sweep of the Timberwolves in the District 4-4A opener for both teams. In the first game, the Lady Rams (8-6) took over right from the start with 14 runs in […]

Buffs slip by ENMU in ninth

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com West Texas A&M turned a two-out walk in the ninth into a run and the Buffaloes edged Eastern New Mexico 2-1 on Friday in the opener of a three-game Lone Star Conference baseball series at Greyhound Field. ENMU’s Mike Peters pitched in and out of trouble much of the […]

LSC track athletes of the week

Men Track Wala Gime, Angelo State, Sr., Papua, New Guinea — Gime ran the fastest time this season in Division II in the 400 hurdles at ASU’s David Noble Relays over the weekend, a 52.38 locking for first place and improving his D-II provisional qualifying mark. He also ran a provisional qualifying mark of 14.13 […]

Lovington uses five-run sixth to drop Portales

Staff report The Portales baseball team took on their old district rival Lovington and although things got started with two singles in the first inning, the Rams managed only one hit the rest of the game and a five-run inning blew the game open as Portales went down 7-0. The Rams (11-4) were down 2-0 […]

Teenagers flock to Curry County Rodeo

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com This weekend will see more than 200 high school and junior high rodeoers, about a dozen from the local area, continue on the road to the national finals. But the rodeo at the Curry County Events Center is also a calculated risk rodeo organizers think keeps the sport mindful […]

Rams tennis spilts with Artesia

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Portales senior Austin Lucero returns a shot with a backhand hit during his singles match against Artesia at the Eastern New Mexico University tennis courts.

By Derek Major STAFF WRITER dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales tennis teams got tune-ups before a big tournament this weekend by hosting Artesia on Thursday. While the girls team got a 7-2 win, the boys continued their struggles, losing 6-3. The Lady Rams (5-2), playing at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center and dominated as Hannah Evans, McKenzie […]

New zone has challenges

I love watching sports. Kids, preps, college or pros, it doesn’t matter. If it’s on, I’m probably watching. But after 28 years of living in the Eastern time zone, coming to Mountain hasn’t been easy. Many media outlets list sports on Eastern time, and I’ve got to remember to subtract two hours if I want […]

‘Cinco’ Boone named head coach at ASU

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Men’s basketball coach No. 6 in Angelo State University history is actually a Cinco. Roosevelt County native Patrick Boone V, more commonly known as Cinco Boone, was promoted Wednesday to the top spot at the Lone Star Conference school. Boone, 31, is a 2001 graduate of Portales High and […]

Zias swept in two by Lubbock Christian

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Zia shortstop Susannah Chandler dives for a line drive during the Zias second game in a doubleheader against the Lubbock Christian University Chaps at Zia softball field.

STAFF REPORT Designated player Sydney Beuthien homered in each game and drove in seven runs as Lubbock Christian swept a softball doubleheader from Eastern New Mexico University 8-4 and 13-5 on Tuesday. Trailing 2-1, Beuthien highlighted a seven-run sixth LCU with a grand slam. She added a second-inning leadoff homer and a fifth-inning, two-run single […]

Rams tennis gets first win

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Portales sophomore Zachary Laurenz returns a serve during a doubles match with partner Austin Lucero against Goddard at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales tennis teams took on Goddard Tuesday and went home with a spilt as the boys got their first win of the season 5-4 and the girls lost 7-2. The boys team got wins in singles by Austin Lucero, Nathan Van Dam and Ethan Self, who all won […]

Zias’ Saiz second in 1,500

Staff report LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University’s track teams earned seven top-eight finishes on Saturday in the final day of the Texas Tech Open. For the women, junior Amber Saiz took second place in the 1,500 in four minutes, 41.38 seconds and placed 7th in the 800 in 2:27.70. Also for the Zias, senior […]

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

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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) […]