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 […]

Five Questions: Portales coach Wade Fraze

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In his first season as head coach, Wade Fraze led Portales to the Class 3A title, its seventh in school history and first since 2006.

Editor’s note: Wade Fraze was named N.M. Preps’ Class 3A girls coach of the year last month. Wade Fraze, a longtime Portales assistant, jioned a different club this year — state champion. Fraze recently completed his first year leading Portales, but he has served as head coach for four schools. Fraze helped lead Portales to […]

Portales pulls split at Clovis

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — There’s situational hitting, and then there’s situational hitting. With the first raindrops of a deluge coming, Clovis High sophomore Mariah Chavez stepped to the batter’s box. She was 0-for-5 when she stepped in, but she didn’t have two outs and teammate A.J. Wright on third base in […]

Hounds gain split with Javelinas

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Colton Sims and Dylan Nault delivered early two-run doubles and Jorge Quezada helped make it stand up with four innings in relief on Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University beat  Texas A&M-Kingsville 6-4 to gain a split of their Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. The Hounds (22-21, 11-18 LSC) salvaged […]

ENMU runners post provisional qualifying marks

Staff report WALNUT, Calif. — Eastern New Mexico University senior Isaiah Samoei set a school record and posted an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time in the 5,000 meters on Saturday in the Mt. Sac Relays. Samoei finished eighth in the finals of the race with a time of 14 minutes, 4.92 seconds. He was […]

Cats rally to gain split with Hobbs

Clovis' Landon Williams delivers a pitch during the opener of Friday’s District 4-5A baseball doubleheader at Hobbs. Williams went the distance in a 3-2 loss before the Wildcats came back to get a split with a 5-3 win over the Eagles in the second game.

Staff report HOBBS — Junior right-hander Austin Adams pitched a complete-game six hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks and Clovis High posted its first District 4-5A baseball win on Friday, beating Hobbs 5-3 to gain a doubleheader split. The Eagles took the opener 3-2 when catcher Nathan Ross singled home the winning run with […]

Top-ranked WT sweeps Zias

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Lacey Taylor homered in both games and top-ranked West Texas A&M swept a Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader from Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 and 10-1 on Friday. The Lady Buffs (44-4, 19-4 LSC) tied their school record, winning their 16th and 17th games in a row, and improved […]

Six-run sixth lifts Javelinas past Hounds

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Right fielder Brian Frazier drove in four runs and capped a six-run sixth with a three-run homer to help Texas A&M-Kingsville notch a 10-2 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Friday’s opener of a three-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. The win boosted the Javelinas (28-13, 19-8 LSC) into […]

Wildcat Relays prove difficult for Rams

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Portales senior J.J. Bargas competes in the long jump during Thursday’s Wildcat Relays. Bargas jumped 19-11 1/2, finishing seventh overall and first out of four athletes in the event from Class 3A schools.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — The Portales High track teams knew the sledding would be tough in Thursday’s Wildcat Relays. The idea was to get better, and both boys coach Glenn Johnson and girls coach Sandie Schillings thought their teams did that. The girls finished 10th in a 13-team field, made up […]