Rams hit way to 3-0 mark

By Kevin Wilson The Portales Ram baseball team started hitting, and only the 10-run rule stopped them. The Rams improved to 3-0 on the season, behind a 12-0, 19-4 doubleheader win against Las Vegas Robertson Saturday at Ram Field. Six players hit homers for Portales Saturday, and the Rams have scored 47 runs in their [...]

Rams looking to improve behind pitching

Kevin Wilson A renewed attitude, combined with experience and a few new pitching additions, give the Portales Rams baseball team reason to believe they can do a 180-degree turn from their 7-16 campaign, and possibly make a state tournament run. “We could go all the way,” senior T.C. Nusser said. “We’ve got some young guys [...]

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 [...]

Broken Bat Tourney in its last hurrah

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh is a little sad that this year marks the end of the Broken Bat Tournament. A four-team event featuring wood bats, the Greyhounds will host the sixth — and final —edition of the event beginning at Greyhound Field. Because the teams play with wood [...]

Hounds gain Sunday baseball split

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team opened its season by going 1-3 in the Southwest Shootout hosted by Tarleton State. The Greyhounds split two games Sunday, including a 10-4 whipping of the host Texans behind a complete-game nine-hitter from sophomore right-hander Kelly Crain. In its second game of the [...]

Hound baseball looking for fresh start

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By Dave Wagner Veteran Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh is looking forward to a fresh start for his team in 2004. The Greyhounds had a miserable time last season, going 12-39 overall and winning just four of their 24 Lone Star Conference South Division games. Clabaugh, who helped revive a defunct program [...]

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 [...]

South team will feature 3 Rams

Kevin Wilson It never really occurred to T.C. Nusser that he’d be following in his brother’s footsteps this summer. Three years after his brother Dusty played in the inaugural North-South 3A All-Star football game, T.C. now has his turn in the annual senior-only game. He’ll represent Ram football one final time and make friends out [...]

Rams looking to surprise experts

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Kevin Wilson Most of the state looked past the Portales Rams when the 2001 state basketball tournament began, and the Rams came out with a championship. Portales was an afterthought in last year’s Class 3A regionals, right before eventual champion St. Michael’s needed overtime to eliminate the Rams. With seven players lost to graduation, Mark [...]

Rams break two-game skid

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By Kevin Wilson BLACKWATER DRAW — In an NFL game, it’s usually a bad sign when the kicker is one of the team’s leading scorers. On Friday night, it was a very good sign for the Portales Rams. Senior quarterback Seth Clabaugh accounted for 269 yards of offense and five touchdowns in the first half, [...]