Portales, West Las Vegas pull split

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Getting some reps in at unfamiliar spots was more important to Portales than a chance at a doubleheader sweep. That’s why Portales was generally pleased when it came out of Las Vegas Thursday night with a split against West Las Vegas. Behind an eight-run first, Portales (12-5) posted a […]

Zias, Mustangs pull split

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ENMU freshman Cailin Garmon brings some heat to the plate in the top of the seventh inning of the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader.

Staff report Kyra Sirag and Eastern New Mexico put their rally caps on in the fifth inning and never looked back. The host Zias scored six times in the inning, all with two outs, and went on to a 9-1 rout of University of the Southwest to pull a split in their doubleheader Wednesday afternoon […]

N.M. fishing report, April 17

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 sporadic but […]

Portales softball cruises past Ruidoso

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Portales freshman Daizia Looney fires a pitch in the second game of Tuesday night's doubleheader at Portales.

Staff report Having a dominant pitcher in fast-pitch softball is nice. Having a backup plan is even nicer. That made Tuesday a very nice night for Portales, as it found a little bit of extra pitching while recording a 15-0, 16-3 doubleheader sweep of Ruidoso in the District 4-3A opener for both teams. Sophomore Kiersten […]

Area prep track summary — April 15

Texico Invitational BOYS Team standings: 1. Texico 138 1/2; 2. Clovis freshmen 92; 3. Tucumcari 81 1/2; 4. Fort Sumner 68; 5. Gateway Christian 27; 6. Dora 12; 7. Clovis Christian 7; 8. (tie) House and Texico JV 2. Area results Field events Javelin: 1. Giannini, Fort Sumner 15-00; 2. Naceanceno, Texico 138-0; 3. Hisel, […]

Rams sweep Warriors

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Portales senior Jarret Faust slides safely into second base on a stolen base attempt as Ruidoso’s Tyler Hart waits for the throw from home.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Take more pitches, get more wins. It’s a simple philosophy for the Ram baseball team, and it’s put them in the driver’s seat in District 4-3A. The Rams scored four times in the seventh, the final an RBI single up the middle by catcher Matt Martinez, to steal a […]

Tennis squads get split at Artesia

Staff report ARTESIA — The Portales Lady Rams managed to win two of three doubles matches and pulled out a 5-4 dual victory over Artesia on Tuesday. Artesia took an 8-1 victory over PHS in the boys dual. Samantha Lopez and Belle Youngerwolf posted a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 2 doubles, while Hannah Evans […]

Portales golf squads struggle at Ruidoso

Staff report RUIDOSO — While the Portales Lady Rams still finished last in the 14-team Leroy Gooch Invitational, they showed marked improvement over their first-round performance. The Lady Rams shot a score of 400 on Tuesday at Cree Meadows Golf Course to finish at 845, just two strokes behind Roswell High and Silver. Deming took […]

Hounds beat Wayland Baptist

Staff report PLAINVIEW, Texas — Matthew Burks has been Eastern New Mexico’s leadoff man all season, but the junior outfielder has suddenly turned into a slugger. Burks homered for the fourth consecutive game on Tuesday — the most by an ENMU player since at least 1999 — as the Greyhounds cruised to an 8-3 non-conference […]

Lubbock Christian sweeps Zia softball squad

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University’s struggling softball team nearly pulled one out of the fire on Tuesday. Trailing 7-5 in the bottom of the seventh, the Zias had the tying runs on base before left-hander Ashton Bell managed to get the final out to preserve a 7-5 win at Zia Field. The Lady Chaps […]