ENMU softball splits with Tarleton State

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University junior Valerie Villela went 4-for-8 from the plate and scored two runs as the Zias split a Saturday Lone Star Conference South doubleheader with Tarleton State at Zia Softball Field. The Zias (13-16, 2-6 LSC South) won the first game 3-1. Tartleton State, as the [...]

Spellers get set

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Letters and syllables will be flying across the Clovis Community College stage this morning in the 2007 Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico Regional Spelling Bee. Three dozen participants representing schools in Roosevelt, Quay and Curry counties, ranging in age from 8 to 14, will compete for a trip to [...]

Hounds split doubleheader

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After losing the opener of a four-game series with Northeastern State 26-3 on Friday at Greyhound Field, Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh acknowledged that there were positives the rest of the weekend. Still, the fact that the Greyhounds dropped three of the contests to the Redmen left [...]

Pair key ENMU rodeo

Freedom Newspapers VERNON, Texas — Senior Stetson Herrera tied for third in bareback riding and junior Cody Heck tied for fourth in steer wrestling, helping Eastern New Mexico University men’s team to a sixth-place finish with 143 1/3 points in last weekends Vernon College Rodeo. Herrera scored 148 points, including 73 in the short-go and [...]

Roosevelt slips by Clovis Zia

Dave Wagner: Freedom Writer CLOVIS — Clovis Zia clawed its way back from a slow start Thursday night. Still, as the visiting team on its home field, it couldn’t hold off Roosevelt County, which pushed over the winning run in the bottom of the sixth for a 9-8 victory in the championship game of the [...]

Clovis Zia edges Roosevelt in wild district title game

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers First, the Roosevelt County All-Stars had the game in hand. Then, it was Clovis Zia. Then Roosevelt County. Zia struck the final blow, however, rallying on Peyton Lott’s two-run, inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the sixth for a 16-15 victory on Saturday night in the 9-10 division winners [...]

North sweeps twin bill in All-Star series

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent The North squad won’t have to wait until Saturday to find out whether it can wrap up its second straight overall win in the North/South All-Star Softball series. That’s because a doubleheader sweep on Friday night in Clovis meant that the North stars already clinched the series victory — its [...]

PHS STATE TRACK: Roehl ready to move up in shot

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Portales High sophomore Jordan Roehl finished sixth in Class 3A state girls shot put as an eighth-grader. She was sixth again last year, even though she threw better. “There was just a lot more competition my ninth-grade year,” she said. On paper, Roehl is one of the Lady Rams’ [...]

Wildcats foil PHS’ bid

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PNT staff The Portales Rams had rival Lovington on the ropes Tuesday — not once, but twice. Both times, the Wildcats were able to pick themselves off the deck with sixth-inning rallies, winning the opener 3-2 and the second game 6-4 to lock up the District 4-3A regular-season title. Strong pitching performances by junior Mario [...]

Hounds split with No. 7 Abilene Christian

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PNT staff Derrick Kennedy delivered a two-out, two-run double and Justin Gee followed with a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team past Abilene Christian 4-0 on Saturday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Wildcats, ranked [...]