Helton leaving Hounds

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Andrew Helton, right, has put in his resignation, effective next Friday, from Eastern New Mexico University. Helton went 63-72 in five seasons at ENMU.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com On the heels of a major hire for its athletic program, Eastern New Mexico University got a major vacancy. Men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton has resigned from the university for personal reasons, effective next Friday. Helton, a first-time head coach when he was hired by ENMU in 2009, leaves […]

Tennis summary

Tuesday Girls Portales 8, Raton 2 Singles 1. Mikala Vertovic (R) def. Jessie Privett 6-1, 6-2; 2. Hannah Evans (P) def. Ila Medina 6-2, 6-4; 3. Samantha Lopez (P) def. Liz Valdez 6-2, 6-3; 4. Bailey Youngerwolf (P) def. Ashley Hester 6-1, 6-3; 5. Mackenzie Bucksath (P) def. Alee Bird 6-1, 6-2;  6. Mide Lopez […]

N.M. fishing report — April 24

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was fair to […]

Low-scoring Rams pull unlikely split

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Lovington baserunner Ervey Gutierrez is tagged out at home by Portales junior catcher Matt Martinez on a double steal attempt in the sixth inning of the first game of Tuesday's District 4-3A doubleheader at Ram Field. Portales was no-hit in the opening 6-0 loss, but defeated Lovington 1-0 behind Grant Wagner’s one-hitter in the nightcap.

Staff report How competitive is District 4-3A in baseball? The Portales Rams got no-hit in one game and scored in just one inning of their Tuesday doubleheader against Lovington. But it was enough for a split, with Lovington winning the opener 6-0 behind a combined no-hitter and Grant Wagner winning a 1-0 pitcher’s duel in […]

Portales cruises past Lovington on the road

Staff report Halfway through the District 4-3A softball season, Portales has left little doubt. The visiting Rams made quick work of Lovington Tuesday night, winning 12-0 and 16-1 to move to 4-0 in district and 15-6 overall. “Because it’s Lovington and it’s a district game, it’s sometimes been an obstacle,” Portales coach Robbie Crowley said, […]

Rams hold off Tigers for first win

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Austin Lucero returns a serve during his No. 1 doubles match Tuesday at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center. Lucero and Nathan Van Dam defeated Toby Hendren and D.J. Bird of Raton 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.

Staff report The Portales Rams took four of six flights in singles, and finally got some momentum late in the season with a 6-3 win over Raton. The win is the first this season for the Portales boys (1-4), and the first win for Logan Brown, in his first year coaching the Ram boys. “I […]

Rams turn in consistent effort at Roswell

Staff report ROSWELL — Portales High’s boys put together a consistent round on Tuesday in the Spring Classic golf tournament at Roswell. The Rams followed up Monday’s 351 team score at the New Mexico Military golf course with a 349 tally on Tuesday at Spring River golf course for a two-day total of 700, placing […]

Lubbock Christian tops Greyhounds

Staff report LUBBOCK — The bottom three hitters in the Lubbock Christian batting order combined to go 6-for-12 with four runs scored and six RBIs on Tuesday and the Chaparrals, ranked No. 8 in NCAA Division II baseball, cruised to a 9-2 non-conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Infielder Brett Wilhelm, catcher Josh Powe […]

PHS boys bunched in Roswell tourney

Staff report ROSWELL — Portales High’s boys were bunched together in terms of scores on Monday, but the Rams couldn’t keep up with a field that shot the lights out. Ten of the 16 boys teams in the Spring Classic golf tournament shot 313 or better at New Mexico Military Golf Course, led by Las […]

Five questions: Portales sophomore Kambrey Blakey

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Kambrey Blakey averaged 17.1 points and 6.6 rebounds as a sophomore for Portales.

Editor’s note: Kambrey Blakey was named N.M. Preps Class 3A girls player of the year and sophomore of the year last month. Kambrey Blakey had a season to remember in just three games at The Pit. The Portales sophomore averaged 27.3 points and 10.3 rebounds in the Rams’ three games in Albuquerque as Portales bested […]