Wildcats edge Zias to take sweep

If nothing else, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team can take some solace in the fact it could have won its weekend Lone Star Conference series against Abilene Christian. CMI correspondeont: Joshua Lucero ENMU pitcher Katie Ramsay underhands a toss to first baseman Erica Armendarez for an out to end the top of the […]

Portales uses big fourth to beat Clovis

With the wind blowing almost straight out, it took the Portales bats a while to get going on Saturday. Once they did, there wasn't much stopping them. The Lady Rams pounded out 14 hits — seven for extra bases — and used a six-run fourth to cruise to a 10-0 victory over Clovis at Lady […]

ENMU to induct five in Hall of Honors

Five former athletes and coaches are scheduled to be inducted into the Eastern New Mexico University Hall of Honors next fall. They include Elizabeth Richards-Capps (women's basketball), Tommy Joe Smith (football), Lindsey Davidson-Masiarek (volleyball), Phil Clabaugh (baseball) and Mike Maguire (volleyball/athletic director). The inductees will be honored at a banquet at ENMU on Oct. 25 […]

Relays taken by Storm

As idioms go, something taken by storm was won quickly and convincingly. In Friday's Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium, taken by the Storm meant pretty much the same thing. CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero Wildcat Fernando Garcia tosses the javelin 121 feet during qualifying Friday afternoon atthe Wildcat Relays Backed by a 22 1/2-point day […]

Melrose freshman follows up perfect game with cycle

Melrose freshman Wyatt Williams had a memorable doubleheader Friday. Williams pitched a five-inning perfect game in a 24-0 win over Grady in the first game of a district doubleheader. He struck out nine. In the nightcap, Williams went 5-for-5 and hit for the cycle in a 19-2 Melrose win.

Lady Rams cruise in sweep at Eunice

EUNICE — Junior catcher Simone Laurenz went 2-for-3 in both games as the Portales High softball squad routed Eunice 11-0 and 21-2 in a pair of run-rule-shortened games on Friday. Portales (12-5) scored in seven of the nine innings, tallying at least three runs in each scoring frame. Meantime, freshman Kiersten Ramirez threw a one-hitter […]

Zias blown out by ACU, then nearly pull out split

Had they pulled it off, it would have no doubt qualified as one of the all-time splits in softball history. Eastern New Mexico University was destroyed by Abilene Christian 25-0 in the opener of their Lone Star Conference twin bill on Friday at Zia Softball Field, then scored five times in the bottom of the […]

Standing strong

Jaelyn Jimenez is ready to move on with her life and do normal things that 10-year-olds do. As summer approaches, she can't wait to go swimming and camping. These are things she hasn't been able to do since she was diagnosed with leukemia at 5 but having cancer also gave her the gift of leadership, […]

Hobbs sweeps Wildcats

The Hobbs Eagles capped off a District 4-5A doubleheader sweep of the Clovis Wildcats on Friday night with Joseph Campos tossing a six-inning, 10-0 shutout. Clovis (9-13, 0-4 district) lost 7-4 in the first game. "The kid was nasty," Clovis coach Shane Leatherwood said of Campos. "Not a lot of our kids have seen a […]

Kingsville’s rally upends Hounds

Eastern New Mexico University's chances of reaching the Lone Star Conference baseball tournament took another major hit on Friday night. Leading 6-2 through six innings, the Greyhounds saw Texas A&M-Kingsville score four runs after the first two hitters were out in the seventh and four more in the eighth for a 10-6 victory in the […]

In search of ponies: Cicadas biblical in numbers, tasty with almost everything

It isn't every day the yard is covered in snacks. Crunchy on the outside, they have a nutty flavor, similar to peanuts or almonds, according to those who partake. Suspended inside vibrant colored gelatin, they are sure to cause a buzz of conversation at a party. They also make for good pizza toppers, add a […]

Perfect pot pie punctuates end of vacation

Vacation was over. There was one more thing to do. We were in search of the best chicken pot pie ever. And it was sold in the deli of a supermarket somewhere in L.A. (Lower Alabama). The Lady of the House and I had discovered it on our last trip when we stopped at a […]

Zias nearly pull off unlikely split

Had they pulled it off, it would have no doubt qualified as one of the all-time splits in softball history. Eastern New Mexico University was destroyed by Abilene Christian 25-0 in the opener of their Lone Star Conference twin bill on Friday at Zia Softball Field, then scored five times in the bottom of the […]

One Boston suspect dead; city shut down

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle overnight that left one of them dead and his brother on the loose, authorities said Friday as thousands of officers swarmed the streets in a manhunt […]

In the midst of terror, hope finds Boston

The terror at the finish of this week's Boston Marathon unsettles us all. Once again, the people of the United States feel exposed — an iconic event marred in the worst way, with twin bombs exploded just as the third wave of marathon runners headed toward the finish. Three people dead, some 175 injured, and […]

Do what’s right, not what’s legal

When a law is silly, good people may break it; when a law is wrong, good people have to break it. I wouldn't tell you what to do, beyond telling you that you probably already know the right thing to do. I will tell you that if I see you breaking silly laws without hurting […]

With Jesus we win

If we stop to think about it, we are blessed, even a tiny complaint is most inappropriate. With so many blessings surrounding me, how dare I be thankless. A grateful heart is a loving heart. My happiness is not in fortune, fame, possessions or any other substitute. These temporary things can be taken away in […]

Police Blotter – April 19

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday Caller reported: 10:32 a.m.: A child having a seizure, 500 block of West Fifth. 10:46 a.m.: An animal problem, 1000 block of East Danube. 10:59 a.m.: Someone has been bitten by a dog, U.S. 70. 11:25 a.m.: He has someone to be arrested, […]

Music education student wants to be teacher

Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series on Eastern New Mexico University music students' recitals. Christopher Yee is a junior studying music education at Eastern New Mexico University. Last week he gave his vocal recital at Buchanan Hall, and after he graduates, Yee is thinking about becoming a music teacher. Yee grew […]

Events Calendar – April 19

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Portales — 6 p.m., ENMU Greyhound Arena. Information: 875-825-0170. Saturday Mozart's Requiem — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University's Campus Union Ballroom. The ENMU University Singers and West Texas A&M University singers and orchestra will […]