Two ENMU track athletes named to LSC academic team

Staff report Two members of Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s track team were named to the Lone Star Conference’s all-academic team, according to a release from the school. Amber Saiz and Alexis Aguirre were two of a dozen female athletes honored by the conference, along with 11 male athletes. Student-athletes must carry a grade point […]

State baseball: Rams aim to keep momentum going

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Portales senior Grant Wagner fields a ball during Tuesday’s practice. Wagner will be the starting pitcher for the Rams in the first game of the state playoffs against West Las Vegas this Friday at 5:30 p.m.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER The Portales Rams have a 16-game winning streak going into the Class 4A state baseball tournament. They’d like it to be 18 by Saturday. The second-seeded Rams, coming off a perfect run through District 4-4A, host the West Las Vegas Dons in a best-of-three first-round series that begins 5:30 […]

Jones to join ENMU hoops squad

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Shelby Jones, who helped Clovis win the 2013 Class 5A championship as a sophomore, will join ENMU’s women’s basketball team next season.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Current ENMU freshman and Clovis High graduate Shelby Jones will join the Greyhounds women’s basketball team for the 2016-17 season. The 6-foot-1 Jones will probably play either power forward or center for the Hounds. She is also a member of the ENMU track team. As a CHS student, Jones […]

State baseball, softball pairings

BASEBALL Round-of-16 (Seeds in parentheses) Friday, Saturday (best-of-3) One game Friday (times where available) Class 6A (16) Alamogordo at (1) Rio Rancho (9) Las Cruces High at (8) Sandia, 4 p.m. (12) Atrisco Heritage at (5) Rio Rancho Cleveland, 6 p.m. (13) Mayfield at (4) La Cueva, 4 p.m. (14) Deming at (3) Rio Grande, […]

Monday area golf results — May 2

District 4/1-4A meet At New Mexico Military G.C., Roswell BOYS Team standings: 1. New Mexico Military 313; 2. Portales 317; 3. Ruidoso 330; 4. East Mountain 338; 5. Dexter 378; 6. Jal 416. Portales results: Andrew Underbrink 77, Mario Cordova 78, Thomas Tulk 81, Austin Davis 81, Zach Newberry 89. GIRLS Team standings: 1. Ruidoso […]

Lady Coyotes finish first season 2-9

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Dora eighth-grader Kimberlee Rains slides safely into third base during the third inning of the Lady Coyotes’ softball matchup on Monday against Eunice at Dora. Eunice overmatched the first-year Lady Coyotes and posted a 16-0, run-rule victory in three innings.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer DORA —The Eunice Lady Cardinals found the left side of the field to their liking on Monday as 10 of their 16 hits went to that side in a 16-0 victory over Dora in a game that ended after three innings on the 15-run rule. It was just a […]

Portales softball team seeded second in 4A

STAFF REPORT The Portales High softball team has received the second seed in the Class 4A softball tournament, with brackets released Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association. Portales (21-5) comes into the tournament on a 10-game winning streak and a perfect run through the three-team District 4-4A, and will host No. 15 Socorro in a […]

Rams receive No. 2 seed in 4A baseball

STAFF REPORT The Portales Rams are peaking at the right time, and the New Mexico Activities Association has taken notice. The Rams, who have won 16 straight games and finished off a perfect run through District 4-4A on Saturday, received the No. 2 seed in the Class 4A baseball tournament. Portales (19-6) will host the […]

Ram streak hits 16

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Portales senior Andrew Garcia safely steals second base in the bottom of the fifth inning against East Mountain on Saturday afternoon. Garcia would score the game-ending run when senior Drew Jackson drove him in on a sacrifice fly RBI to win the first game 10-0 in five innings.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER The Portales Rams baseball team concluded its regular season on quite a roll as they swept district foe East Mountain 10-0 and 5-3 on Saturday afternoon to extended their winning streak to 16 games and stay perfect in District 4-4A play. It was senior day for the Rams and […]

WT notches series sweep against ENMU

Staff report CANYON, Texas — The struggling Eastern New Mexico University baseball team held West Texas A&M in relative check on Saturday, but the Greyhounds couldn’t get much going with the bats and dropped 5-3 and 3-0 Lone Star Conference decisions to the Buffaloes as WT completed a three-game sweep. In Friday’s series opener, WT […]

ENMU softball players honored by LSC

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Three members of the Eastern New Mexico University softball team were named to All-Lone Star Conference squads during a banquet on Thursday prior to the start of the league’s postseason tournament. Junior second baseman Audrey Velasquez and junior shortstop Susannah Chandler were named to the second team, while senior catcher […]

Lady Rams 4th, Rams 5th at Ross Black Relays

Staff report LOVINGTON — Portales’ track teams tuned up for District 4-4A competition next Friday at Ruidoso with the girls placing fourth and the boys fifth in Friday’s Ross Black Relays. The Lady Rams collected 58 team points, while the Rams finished with 51 1/2. Clovis won both divisions of the 10-team get-together. PHS coach […]

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

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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 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 […]