Zias lose four straight

Freedom Newspapers PHOENIX — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team has dropped four consecutive games in the Schutt Sports Division II Leadoff Classic, losing a doubleheader to Hawaii-Hilo on Wednesday by scores of 7-3 and 8-1, and falling Thursday to Central Washington 4-3 and to Cameron 10-5. The Zias (8-8) are slated to meet […]

Hounds sweep twin-bill

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team is off to another flying start. After opening with 16 wins in their first 20 games a year ago, the Greyhounds improved to 7-0 so far this spring on Saturday with a 9-2, 5-4 doubleheader sweep of Colorado School of Mines at Greyhound Field. The teams will […]

Zias beat WTAMU in softball tourney

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Freshman second baseman Rebecca Quinones delivered a one-out, two-run single to right in the bottom of the seventh, giving the Eastern New Mexico University softball team a seesaw 6-5 win Sunday over West Texas A&M in the Angelo State Classic. The Zias came back to pound UT-Permian Basin 7-1 […]

Zias beat Highlands Cowgirls for fifth win in six games

Freedom Newspapers Senior guard Heather Brown hit five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points Monday to lead the Eastern New Mexico University Zias a 75-56 win over New Mexico Highlands. It was Zias fifth win in six games. The Zias (7-2) pulled away early in the second-half as Brown hit her fourth 3-pointer of the […]

Rams rebound, beat Aztec Tigers

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Portales boys basketball coach Mark Gallegos hoped his team would give a better effort Saturday against Aztec than they did Friday night against Carlsbad, and they did. The Rams hit 10 of 16 free throws in the fourth period, and beat the visiting Aztec Tigers 40-35 Saturday afternoon at […]

Lady Tigers down Clovis

By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers What started as a scorer’s duel in the first half came down to defense and free throws as the Aztec girls basketball team beat Clovis 55-52 Friday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Records: Aztec 6-3, Clovis 5-3. The difference: Senior guard Patricia Malouff hit a 3-pointer to give Aztec the […]

Zias beat buzzer

By Greg Price, Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University senior guard Heather Brown is the first to admit she got a little lucky. Brown stole Cameron’s inbound pass, took a dribble and banked a 3-pointer home as the buzzer sounded, giving the Zias a 77-74 victory over Cameron at Greyhound Arena. “She kind of telegraphed […]

Golf adventures best kept close to home

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Pity me if you will, play with me for a good laugh — I’ve finally officially taken up the sport of golf. After years of occasionally reporting on golf and a few attempts to play the game during friendly tournaments, I broke down last weekend and bought a set […]

Roosevelt teams lose openers

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt 9-10 year old All-Star Little League baseball team lost in its first game in the state tournament Saturday to the Artesia All-Stars in Carlsbad. Sammy Villanueva, the manager of Roosevelt’s team, said the final score was 11-5. “We just weren’t hitting the ball today as well as we were in […]

June 11, 2006 Police Blotters

The following is a sampling of calls made to Portales police dispatchers in the past week. According to the reports: June 3 • At 10:05 a.m. an officer was advised of a vehicle accident at Boston and Kaywood. All subjects were fine and refused transport. • At 11:39 a.m. a caller advised of some stolen […]

Base readies for kid’s day of fitness and fun

Janet Taylor-Birkey Children and their families are invited to take part in Cannon’s Sports and Fitness Day beginning at noon on Saturday. The day will feature attractions such as carnival games, a bouncy castle, sports events and prizes. All events will be at the Youth Center, unless otherwise noted. Schedule: Armed Forces Kids Run The […]

Lady Rams fall to Santa Fe Indian

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Santa Fe Indian School softball coach Paul Abeyto said he had a premonition. Actually, it was more like wishful thinking that worked out. Sam Pasena hit a line drive to right that bounced past Portales’ Santana Brito and went for a game-tying, two-run homer with two out in the […]

Zias place two on All-LSC South softball team

PNT staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Junior right fielder Kelsey Kubik of Tucson, Ariz., and senior shortstop Jessica Nocas of Riverside, Calif., have been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division softball first team in selections released on Monday by the conference office. All told, eight Zias were honored by the LSC, with three second-team […]

Zias split with Angelo, stay alive for tourney bid

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team attempted to ride senior pitcher Rosemary Moreno to the brink of a berth in next week’s Lone Star Conference tournament. Moreno kept the Zias alive on Friday with her 22nd complete game of the season, a 5-3 win in the opener, but Angelo […]

Zias get split at Texas A&M-Kingsville

PNT staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Rosemary Moreno fired her seventh shutout and earned her 19th complete game of the season on Friday, pitching the Zias to a 6-0 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. The Javelinas came back to win the […]

Lady Rams crush Ruidoso

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Portales pitcher Sasha Parker lost the plate for a moment in the first inning, and promptly surrendered two runs. Her Lady Rams teammates, though, wasted no time turning things around. Parker didn’t allow another run the rest of the night, and Portales scored 10 runs in the first two […]

Rams begin district play with sweep of Colts

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Mario Salazar didn’t like the way he was pitching, so he took matters into his own hands with his bat. Salazar hit a go-ahead, three-run double to highlight Portales’ five-run fourth in a 7-5 victory over New Mexico Military Institute on Saturday at Ram Field, giving the Rams a […]

Highlands erupts late to knock off Hounds

PNT staff report Eastern New Mexico University’s struggles continued Tuesday night. The Greyhounds carried a 2-1 lead into the sixth inning, but New Mexico Highlands scored four runs without hitting a ball out of the infield and the Cowboys went on to an 8-3 victory at Greyhound Field. Highlands improved to 21-14 with its second […]

Lady Rams bounce back for split at Loving

PNT staff LOVING — The Portales Lady Rams rode the strong pitching of junior Sasha Parker to a doubleheader split with defending state small-school champion Loving on Tuesday. Parker allowed just three hits all day — including a one-hitter in the nightcap — as the Lady Rams dropped the opener 4-3 but won the second […]

Lady Rams get a scare at state tournament

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Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Three-pointers from Portales’ Briana Hernandez may have kept a large Thoreau cheering section quiet at the start. But, after awhile, silence turned into a murmur. That changed into a swell, which finally culminated in a roar as Thoreau chipped away at the Rams’ lead. Just as well, said the Portales players, […]