White wants to give back to community

By Bob Fabian Logan White was raised learning to love the game of baseball, but he’s had to make many changes in his path to the major leagues. He wants to make another change — one to give Portales youth a better chance to duplicate his success. “I want kids to think, ‘This guy used […]

Baseball class will be offered at Eastern

By Rick White Kay Reed loved playing baseball growing up on the West Coast. She remembers sitting on the bench and packing her cheeks full of Big League bubble gum. Her uncle, a former minor league player and coach, would give Reed and his sister tips. She also enjoys watching baseball, especially in person. She’s […]

Baseball hasn’t changed, but we have

By Kevin Wilson In late May, I had a chance to use a few days of vacation to get away from the constant variety of sports that I had covered over the previous few months. Just two days into the vacation, as I sat in the left-field bleachers at Isotope Park in Albuquerque, it was […]

Players turn to umpiring

Dave Wagner While baseball umpires often take a lot of grief, most are in it for the love of the game. Former area high school players Wes Hatley and Ricardo Anaya said they’ve used umpiring as a means to stay close to the sport. No one does it to get rich. Anaya, 25, said normal […]

Baseball: Hounds open series against Cameron

By Kevin Wilson Starting pitching, relief pitching, hitting for power, hitting for average, fielding. Those are all things that could help the Greyhounds rebound from a 2-8 start, but veteran Eastern New Mexico Phil Clabaugh sees things in a much simpler way. “The only way we’re going to start winning is to quit losing,” Clabaugh […]

Ram signs with Angelo State

Kevin Wilson Just like he has for the last three years, Seth Clabaugh will come to Greyhound Stadium as a Ram for the distant future — but in a different uniform. The Portales High senior quarterback signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play football with the Angelo State University Rams. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Clabaugh […]

Personality Plus — Scott Aubuchont

Scott Aubuchont has returned to the haunts of his childhood — the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home. Tell us about your childhood: “I grew up at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home. I lived there for about 18 years.”   What’s so great about your favorite sport? “My favorite sport is basketball. I like playing […]

Acosta aiding Ram summer baseball program

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By Kevin Wilson With the possible exception of the weather, every element is seeming to fall into place for Portales High’s summer baseball program. The Ram baseball program has returned after a two-year absence, thanks in most part to a former Ram and a former major league coach. Dusty Nusser, a 2001 graduate of PHS, […]

Track stars keep full schedules

By Kevin Wilson For the past few months, high school has been “like a full-time job” for senior Bobby Reed. By morning, he’s a member of Floyd High School’s track team. By late afternoon, he’s part of the resurgent Bronco baseball team. In between, he’s a student. “I figured this is my senior year,” said […]