Lovington rallies to manage split with Rams

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Rams were two innings from a District 4-3A baseball sweep over rival Lovington when the roof fell in. The Wildcats, who had threatened through the first four innings, scored five in the fifth and five more in the seventh Saturday for a 10-3 victory at Ram Field after Portales held […]

Lady Broncos second in season-opening track meet

PNT Staff DEXTER — Juniors Amber Moss and Kelli Johnson each took two individual wins Friday to lead Floyd’s girls to a second-place finish in the season-opening Demon Relays track meet. Moss won the 100 in 13.8 seconds and the 200 in 28.52 while Johnson ran winning times of 6:02.34 in the 1,600 and 13:15.83 […]

Cobre hands PHS baseball team first loss

PNT Staff SILVER CITY — Cobre opened a 6-0 lead with a four-run third and the Indians went on to beat Portales High 10-4 Thursday in the first round of Silver High’s Fighting Colt Invitational baseball tournament. The Rams (6-1) take on El Paso Cathedral, a 3-1 loser on Thursday to Douglas, Ariz., in a […]

Elida opens baseball season by beating Grady 9-5

ELIDA — Dylan Radcliff went 3-for-4 and eighth grader Cade Cathey homered Mondy to help Elida beat Grady 9-5 in the Tigers’ baseball opener. Freshman Wesley Gilmore pitched four innings to pick up the win. A junior varsity game was called because of darkness after three innings with the Bronchos leading 5-1. Elida returns to […]

Zias surpass 2004 win total

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By Dave Wagner After getting blasted in the opener, Ron Landschoot’s first-year College of the Southwest softball program looked like it might just spring an upset on Saturday afternoon. Then the roof fell in. The Lady Mustangs led Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in the fourth inning of the nightcap at Zia Softball Field, but […]

Portales, NMMI to battle for runnerup spot

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — New Mexico Military Institute got the split it needed, and the District 4-3A runnerup will have a tough road ahead. Lovington and NMMI split a Tuesday doubleheader, with the first game a 4-3 win for Lovington and the second a 15-5 rout for NMMI. The split leaves Portales and NMMI at […]

Dora blows out Broncos

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — It felt like nothing for Dora freshman Casey O’Connor when he hit the first home run of his life. Likewise, it felt like nothing when he and his Coyote teammates jumped out to a 14-0 lead over Floyd. In the end, Dora needed all seven innings to beat the host […]

Lady Rams outlast St. Michael’s

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By Kevin Wilson Rebekah Gonzales did a lot of praying on Saturday, likely enough to cover her for a few Sundays. “When I was at bat, I prayed for a hit,” the sophomore second baseman for Portales said. “When I was on base, I was praying to be swift.” Speed was on her side long […]

Abilene sweeps three from Hounds

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian catcher J-Bob Thomas drew a tie-breaking, bases-loaded walk in a five-run eighth as Abilene Christian beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-6 to complete a three-game sweep of their Lone Star Conference South Division series. Center fielder Chris Judkins was 4-for-4 and first baseman Matt Callahan 3-for-4 in ACU’s […]

Hounds lose ground in LSC

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds lost ground in the Lone Star Conference South baseball standings on and off the field. On Friday, Tarleton State came away with an 11-8 win in the opener before the second game was suspended by rain after five innings with the score tied 7-7. The teams intended to […]

Lady Rams take third place in Dexter

Freedom Newspapers After getting blanked Friday, the Lady Ram softball team made up for it on Saturday. Portales took third place in the Dexter Tournament, blowing out Eunice 21-3 Saturday in five innings. The Lady Rams (4-3) led 6-0 after two innings, and put the game on ice with a seven-run fifth. Portales coach Robbie […]

Lady Ram softball routs Ruidoso

Freedom Newspapers DEXTER — The Portales High softball team got off to a fast start and never looked back in a 15-2 rout of Ruidoso to start play in the Dexter Tournament. Portales (3-2) led 6-0 after two innings against the District 4-3A rival Lady Warriors, and ended the game after six innings via the […]

Abilene Christian sweeps Hounds

By Dave Wagner After watching his team get swept in a three-game series at home by Abilene Christian, Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh said he’s disappointed but not discouraged. The Greyhounds, who lost to the Wildcats 8-3 and 10-3 on Friday, had Saturday’s series finale in hand much of the way and […]

Rams outlast Littlefield

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By Kevin Wilson The Portales Rams proved they could outhit an opponent when they needed to, as well as blow them out. Senior Seth Clabaugh was the top pitcher in what was certainly not a pitcher’s duel, and the host Rams outlasted Littlefield, Texas, 10-8 Thursday night at Ram Field. Clabaugh (3-0) picked up the […]

West Texas takes two of three from Greyhounds

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University senior left-hander Ian Thurman-Kelly pitched a strong eight innings in just his second start of the season and the Greyhounds salvaged a double-header split with rival West Texas A&M on Sunday, routing the Buffaloes 12-1 in the nightcap of a Lone Star Conference South Division baseball doubleheader at Greyhound […]

Greyhounds take three from Cameron

The Greyhounds finished off their weekend on a sour note, but their pitching gave them enough for a series win over Cameron. The visiting Aggies routed Eastern New Mexico 19-7 in Saturday’s nightcap to keep from getting swept in the four-game Lone Star Conference crossover series. In the previous three games, all Greyhound wins, the […]

Zias finish softball tourney on roll

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, Nev. — It didn’t take the Eastern New Mexico University softball team long to bounce back from an 0-4 start. The Zias captured two wins on both Saturday and Sunday to pull up to the .500 mark while finishing 4-2 against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference competition in the South Central Region […]

Roosevelt teams split games in Clovis

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Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Pitching was the only thing that wasn’t a problem early on for the Roosevelt County All-Stars. Once they took care of their hitting and fielding, it got easy after that. Roosevelt broke open a close game with an eight-run fourth inning, en route to a 21-5 pasting of Clovis […]

American holds off Roosevelt in All-Star tourney

By Kevin Wilson It took only three pitches for Stephan Mills to make his mark. It took about 90 more minutes for the pitching to leave a lasting impression. Mills hit a leadoff homer and combined with Seth Baily on a three-hitter to top a similar effort from Joe Sandoval, and the American All-Stars defeated […]

Portales ends season in cellar

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University interim softball coach Ron Landschoot searched for words to put Saturday’s season-ending Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader against Texas A&M-Kingsville into perspective. “The ‘what-ifs’ weren’t in our favor today,” he said after the Zias suffered 8-7 and 3-2 setbacks to TAMK, giving the Javelinas (32-19, […]