PHS squads set to host in round of 16

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Portales will be a busy place this weekend with first-round games on tap in Class 4A state baseball and softball competition. The Portales Lady Rams, who have reached the finals in then-Class 3A softball three times under 16th-year coach Robbie Crowley, earned the third seed in this year’s 4A […]

Rams fall short in final bid for state

Staff report ROSWELL — Portales High’s boys needed a win in Monday’s District 4/1-4A golf tournament at New Mexico Military’s golf course. The Rams played fairly well, but they came up short. PHS finished third in the six-team field at 338, three strokes behind East Mountain. Host NMMI took team honors at 308, while rounding […]

Hounds finish season with split at ASU

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior left-hander Clyde Kendrick struck out 10 over six innings and third baseman Daniel Ward’s two-run double keyed a four-run seventh as Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team closed its season on Saturday with an 8-3 win over Angelo State for a split of their Lone Star Conference doubleheader. […]

PHS to send 2 entries to state tennis

Staff report ROSWELL — Seniors Austin Lucero for the boys and McKenzie Bucksath and Hannah Evans for the girls will represent Portales High in Class 1-4A state individual tennis competition next week in Albuquerque. Lucero posted three wins to take the boys singles division in District 4/1-4A boys singles division on Saturday, hosted by New […]

PHS squads compete in Ross Black Relays

Staff report LOVINGTON — The Portales boys track team finished fifth while the girls were sixth in Friday’s Ross Black Relays. The Rams finished with 40 points, and the Lady Rams had 33. Clovis swept both teamt titles in the eight-school event, scoring 98 1/2 points to edge host Lovington by a point on the […]

Pole vaulting has been Cabledue family affair

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Portales High junior Hannah Cabledue works on her pole vaulting during Thursday’s practice at PHS. She is the defending state champion and holds the school record in the event, while her father Dustin set the boys racord in pole vault in 1992, a mark that stands to this day.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Every family has an activity or a game that pulls them together. For the Cabledue family, that activity is pole vaulting. While it may seem strange and scary to most people the Cabledue’s love. Dustin Cabledue picked up his love for it and has given it to his daughter […]

Sweep gives Cats second in district

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — It’s been quite a ride this season for the Clovis High baseball team under first-year coach Richard Cruce. That run may earn the Wildcats a first-round best-of-three series at home in the upcoming Class 6A state tournament. CHS (17-9, 8-4 District 4-6) gave up three runs to Alamogordo in the bottom […]

Alamo claims District 4-6A softball crown

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — Things have changed for the Alamogordo High School softball squad since the Lady Tigers split a home doubleheader with Clovis High in mid-April. Newcomers to District 4-6A, Alamo (19-7, 9-3 district) claimed the crown on Friday night with a 16-2, 16-0 thumping of CHS at Lady Wildcat […]

Freshman posts third state leg

Staff report ROSWELL — Freshman Janae Hale earned her third state qualifying leg with a score of 93 as Portales High finished fifth out of six teams in the Last Chance tournament on Friday, hosted by New Mexico Military Institute. Texico claimed fourth place in the six-team event at 365, while the Lady Rams were […]

PHS girls nab state team slot

Staff report ROSWELL — The Portales Lady Rams qualified for Class 1-4A state team tennis competition on Friday, beating host New Mexico Military 5-0 in the District 4/1-4A semifinals before losing in the championship match to Mesilla Valley 5-0. Meantime, the PHS boys were ousted in the semis by NMMI 5-3. The top two teams […]

Angelo rallies late past Hounds

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior J.C. Snyder hit a two-out, three-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday night, lifting Angelo State past Eastern New Mexico University 8-5 and ending any chance of a Lone Star Conference postseason tournament berth for the Greyhounds. ASU (33-14, 20-13 LSC) overcame a 5-2 deficit, […]

Rams get sweep on senior day

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Ram senior Ed Banda slides into second after an error made by the Eunice Cardinals’ second baseman Thursday evening during the Rams’ game at Ram baseball field.

Derek Major STAFF WRITER dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales baseball team moved its winning streak to six games, sweeping Eunice by identical 6-2 scores in non-district play on Thursday behind complete-game pitching efforts from Grant Wagner and Rey Ornelas at Ram Field. In Game 1, the Rams (18-7) overcame a slow start offensively and took the lead […]

New Mexico fishing report

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: Fishing was slow. Cimarron River: […]

Saying thanks to Portales

When I tell people I’m from New York City, the first thing I get is a weird stare. Then comes the question I’ve heard dozens of times in the eight months I’ve lived here. What are you doing in Portales, New Mexico? Now that I’m leaving, I must say the answer is the people of […]

ENMU signee honored

Staff report A Rio Rancho High senior signed to play for the Greyhound basketball team next season was named the state’s player of the year by USA Today. Brady Patterson, who also repeated as a selection for the Albuquerque Journal’s All-Metro Team, led the Rams to the semifinals while averaging 21.3 points and 6.4 asissts […]

Lone Star Conference players of the week

Hitter Paxton DeLaGarza, Angelo State, Jr., SS, Lubbock — DeLaGarza, the LSC’s leader in batting averag, total hits, RBIs and total bases, went 4-for-8 with four walks and five RBIs as the Rams swept Texas A&M-Kingsville. Included was his seventh home run of the season. Pitcher Steve Naemark, Angelo State, Jr., LHP, Tucson, Ariz. — […]

Hounds lose late lead, game 10-9

STAFF REPORT HOBBS — Trey Alcachupas drove in four runs with a two-run homer in the first and a game-tying, two-run triple in in a four-run eighth as the University of the Southwest baseball team outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 10-9 on Tuesday. ENMU (15-28) jumped on the Mustangs for four runs in the top […]

Rams’ bats help sweep NMMI

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Portales senior Omar Legarda beats the throw and slides safely into third base during the Rams Tuesday afternoon game against the NMMI Colts.

By Derek Major STAFF WRITER dmajor@pntonline.com Kersey Burnett pitched a complete game and the Portales baseball team used a five-run sixth inning to take down New Mexico Military Institute 11-1 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday at Ram Field. The Rams also won the second game by a score of 15-5. “I was […]

Monday area prep baseball linescore — April 27

Melrose 11, Floyd 4 Melrose    501  003  2 —11    9    1 Floyd    000  030  1 —  4    3    11 Chris Fisher, Wyatt Williams (6) and Gage Dietz; Wyatt Chandler, Edgardo Chavez (1), Bryan Navarro (7) and Jose Torres. W — Fisher. L — Chandler. Top hitters — Melrose: Dietz 1-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, 3 runs; […]

Rams come in second at rainy Clovis Invite

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Portales sophomore Mario Cordova taps in a short putt during Monday’s Clovis Invitational golf tournament at Colonial Golf Course. Cordova shot the Rams’ top score in the rain-soaked event at 42-42 — 84.

Staff report CLOVIS — Conditions were far from ideal in Monday’s Clovis Invitational golf tournament, but Portales High’s boys soldiered on. Minus head coach Matt Hinton, who is away from the team due to illness, and sophomore Andrew Underbrink, the team’s top player who suffered significant injuries in a recent car accident, the Rams were […]