Custom Classic starts today

The 26th Annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic slowpitch softball tournament starts today. This year’s classic has 126 teams converging on Clovis for the weekend-long event at the Guy Leeder Softball Complex and Bob Spencer Field. USSSA Area Director Roger Jackson said the tournament is a great economic boost for Clovis because of the different people […]

Zia softball coach resigning

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University softball team will soon be searching for its program’s sixth coach. Amber Daniel, who has spent the last two years as head coach, announced her resignation, effective May 31. “Over the past five seasons, I feel I have learned a great deal about intercollegiate athletics, and most […]

Eastern adds infielder to softball roster

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has signed junior college transfer Samantha Stampley to play next season for the softball squad, according to a university release. Stampley, a junior infielder from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, has a career .342 batting average with 17 doubles, two triples and two home runs.

Lone Star Conference baseball, softball update

Freedom New Mexico Baseball standings (Regular-season final)

Zias sweep Highlands

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Freedom New Mexico Junior Kristen Cruickshank pitched a two-hitter in the opener and went 3-for-4 at the plate in both games as the Eastern New Mexico University softball team got back on the winning track by sweeping New Mexico Highlands 9-1 and 15-7 on Tuesday at Zia Softball Field. Cruickshank (10-10) limited Highlands to an […]

April 10 Cannon Community

Youth softball clinics schedule announced — Softball clinics have been scheduled for youths, ages 5-12, April 13-16, from 5 to 6 p.m. Clinics will be taught by Lacy Collins, a former college softball player. Schedule: April 13, ages 5-6; April 14, ages 7-8; April 15, ages 9-10; and April 16, ages 11-12. The groups will […]

Crossover softball tournament canceled

Freedom New Mexico The Lone Star Conference has cancled this weekend’s LSC Crossover Tournament, scheduled Friday through Sunday in Durant, Okla. Eastern New Mexico University was slated to play six games in the tournament, starting Friday morning against East Central. The Zias will return to action Wednesday with a noon doubleheader at Western New Mexico […]

Baseball, softball fields near completion

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer When fans fill the seats of the Portales Ram baseball and softball fields this spring, they’ll see the product of months of hard work and thousands of dollars in improvements to the facilities. Ram Field and the Lady Ram softball field underwent the renovations to improve the dugouts and […]

Zias roll past Lady Aggies

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico A little home cooking took care of any effects of a potentially tough loss for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. The Zias completed the sweep of a two-day, four-game homestand on Friday by pounding Oklahoma Panhandle State 9-6 and 13-3 at Zia Softball Field. ENMU (9-5), which […]

Zias seek turnaround

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Samantha Davis was part of a successful high school softball program at Piedra Vista, winning back-to-back Class 4A state championships her junior and senior years. She figured she’d had enough softball at that point, passing on a chance to play at Eastern New Mexico University last year and instead […]

Lady Rams end summer softball with losses to Clovis

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — The Clovis and Portales softball teams finished off their summer schedules Tuesday night with the Lady Wildcats posting an 18-7, 10-0 sweep at Lady Wildcat Complex. Clovis finished its summer slate at 9-9 and gained a 3-3 split for the season against the Lady Rams. The Lady […]

Hobbs pounds Portales in summer softball

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Hobbs beat Portales 10-2 Monday afternoon. The Lady Rams are 5-7 in summer league play, and travel to Clovis on Thursday.

Sports Briefs June 20

Friday Diamond Skills softball challenge — 11 a.m. at the softball fields Saturday Alien pin night — 5 p.m. at Cannon Lanes Sunday Ladd and Lassie tournament — 1 p.m. at Whispering Winds NASCAR Sunday — Toyota Save Mart 350 at The End Zone lounge Monday Retiree special — Golfers with a retired military ID […]

The Lady Rams fall to Bloomfield 10-0 in the state softball tournament

The Lady Rams fall to Bloomfield 10-0 Friday night in the state softball tournament in Farmington. Portales will now face St. Mike’s Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the elimination bracket.

Cinco de Mayo events planned

By Helena Rodriguez, Cannon Connections A city-wide Cinco de Mayo celebration in Portales on Saturday at Lindsey Park will feature live music, a softball tournament, a horseshoe tournament, pi

Cinco de Mayo tourney still taking sign-ups

PNT Staff Report Teams are still being accepted for the Cinco de Mayo Co-ed Softball One-Pitch Single Elimination Tournament starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Lindsey Park in Portales. There is a 10-team limit with an entry fee of $50 a team. Team rosters and entry fees should be turned into Portales City Hall […]

Quinones provides at plate

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico The 2008 softball season hasn’t been what Eastern New Mexico University’s Rebecca Quinones and her teammates had envisioned. Quinones, a 5-foot-2 sophomore second baseman from Gilbert, Ariz., has personally done all right. She’s posted a .361 batting average and leads the Zias in doubles (17) and RBIs (34) heading […]

Weekly LSC Softball Update

StandingsAll Times MDTSouth Division

Local Briefs, April 16, 2008

Girls softball coaches to meetThere will be a coaches meeting for Portales girls softball leagues at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Portales Recreation Center, 18th Street and Avenue I. All previous coaches and those interested in coaching are invited. Girls fastpitch signups and tryouts are Saturday at the Portales Softball Complex with the following schedule:8-under […]

Weekly LSC Baseball, Softball Update

Baseball standingsAll Times MDT