Zia softball snaps nine-game skid

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team stepped outside Lone Star Conference South Division play Wednesday, and it was just what the doctor ordered. The Zias snapped a nine-game losing streak — all within the division — with a 7-3, 5-1 sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State.Sophomore second baseman Rebecca […]

Angelo State women sweep Zias

Freedom New Mexico Twice on Saturday, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team got within one out of beating fifth-ranked Angelo State. In the end, all the Zias had to show for it was two Lone Star Conference South Division losses. The Rambelles (19-4, 5-1 South) scored twice in the top of the seventh to […]

Zia softball loses at Kingsville

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — For the first time this season, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team found itself on the down side of the scoreboard. The Zias picked a bad time for it — a three-game Lone Star Conference South Division-opening series against Texas A&M-Kingsville. The Javelinas completed a series sweep on […]

Zias drop two games in tourney

AMARILLO — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team got solid pitching but its offense was held in check Friday as the Zias dropped two games in pool play of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. Nebraska-Kearney, playing its season opener, got a fifth-inning home run from third baseman Cassie Keck and shutout pitching from […]

Greyhound soccer signs trio; Zia softball players get recognition

Three players have signed national letters of intent to play men’s soccer at Eastern New Mexico University next fall under coach Carlos Elizondo. The signees are defenders Robert Brown of Albuquerque (Valley H.S.) and Aram Simsar of Phoenix, and forward Keith Barnhart of Carlsbad. Simsar, a transfer from Phoenix College, will be a junior while […]

Zia softball game postponed

Eastern New Mexico University’s softball doubleheader against College of the Southwest at Zia Softball Field was postponed Tuesday due to cold weather, and rescheduled for noon today. The Zias (2-3) picked up their second consecutive win in the season-opening St. Mary’s Classic on Sunday in San Antonio, edging Texas A&M-International 4-3 on sophomore second baseman […]

Zia softball upsets 17th-ranked Mustangs

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank pitched a four-hitter and drove in the game’s only run with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly as Eastern New Mexico University blanked 17th-ranked Midwestern State 1-0 on Saturday in the St. Mary’s Classic softball tournament. The Zias (1-3) lost their first game on Saturday to ninth-ranked host […]

First responders host benefit softball game

PNT Staff Report Both the Portales Fire Department and the Portales Police Department will host the Guns and Hoses Cancer Benefit Softball game on Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Softball Complex. Drinks and hot dogs will be available. Raffle tickets are also being sold for a 37” TV. Tickets are $10 each or […]

June 28, 1976

• Campbell’s Gro-Green Portales men’s softball association placed third at the La Mesa Invitational Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament. • James T Dyke was selected by Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers at Eastern New Mexico University as the Summerfield Scholar of the Year. • From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays customers could purchase two pieces […]

PHS softball duo ready for North/South

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer In the past eight years, the Lady Ram softball team has placed only one player on the New Mexico South All-Star team. This weekend in Clovis, two Portales girls will be representing the South. Portales High School graduates Sasha Parker and Amanda Terry were selected following a successful run […]

May 27, 1976

• Portales Women’s Softball Association announced they’re hosting a Memorial Day weekend round-robin softball tournament. • The Kenna Ladies hosted a candidate speaking event at the Kenna Community House. The event was well attended with the Kenna Ladies reporting about $98 in donations collected at the event. • David Coleman joined the Staff at First […]

Four selected to LSC academic team

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Three baseball players and one softball player have been chosen to represent Eastern New Mexico University on the Lone Star Conference South Division all-academic teams. The baseball players are junior third baseman Derrick Kennedy of San Antonio, sophomore pitcher-outfielder Seth Clabaugh of Portales and sophomore outfielder Clayton Young of Canyon, […]

Lady Rams take second at state

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent FARMINGTON — Portales’ softball team had been having its merry way against opposing pitching in its first three games of the state tournament as the Rams advanced all the way to the title game for the first time in school history. All that hitting, running, sliding and, most importantly, scoring […]

Lady Ram softball and Ram baseball seeded in state tournament

PNT Staff Report The District 4-3A champion Lady Ram softball team (17-8, 12-0 district) is seeded No. 5 in the New Mexico Class 3A state softball tournament in Farmington this weekend. The Portales girls depart Wednesday, before facing 12th-seeded Fort Wingate Thursday at 2 p.m. The winner of the first round game faces 4th-seeded Las […]

Clovis legend Guy Leeder dies at 64

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Guy Leeder, who for decades was synonymous with Clovis softball, died Monday night at 64. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Marshall Junior High Auditorium. Leeder, a state softball hall of fame inductee, was called the cornerstone of the state’s Amateur Softball Association by its director, Alice […]

Quiroz quits Zias mid-season

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Less than an hour after the Zias softball team split a doubleheader Saturday at Zia Softball Field, second-year coach Armando Quiroz announced that he’s coached his last game at Eastern New Mexico University. Quiroz said he has been hired as the head softball coach for Pima (Ariz.) Community College, […]

PHS lists four on softball 4-3A list

PNT Staff Four Portales players were selected to the 2006 District 4-3A All-District team. Senior left-fielder Rebekah Gonzales along with junior catcher Jessica Adkins, junior second baseman Amanda Terry and junior pitcher Sasha Parker were selected to the team. “They are all very well-deserving, very reliable,” Portales softball coach Robbie Crowley said. “They hit the […]

Softballers rev up to defend title

Janet Taylor-Birkey Janet Taylor-Birkey The Defending United States Softball Association Military World Champion, Cannon mens’ varsity softball team, opened their 2006 softball season with an impressive first place finish in the Clovis Umpires Tune Up and a second place finish in the Knights Challenge, May 6 and 7. The team is currently in first place […]

AHORA looking for tourney help from recreation board

By Tony Parra Ron Jackson, Portales Recreation Board chairman, said he will talk with Association to Help Our Race Advance members from Eastern New Mexico University on the costs of using the Portales Softball Complex to raise money for scholarships. Freddy Bolanos of AHORA said last year AHORA members didn’t have to pay any fees […]

Freedom Newspapers

Hound baseball team off to 4-0 start ALPINE, Texas — The Greyhound baseball team continued to post big numbers Saturday, scoring 32 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Sul Ross State Saturday. Tim Crafton hit two homers in the first game, a 20-9 victory. The Greyhounds, who won the nightcap 12-6, have hit 12 homers […]