Rams post sweep at NMMI

STAFF REPORT ROSWELL — With the District 4-4A title already in hand, the Portales Rams are aiming their sights on a high seed in the Class 4A baseball tournament. Put two more notches in that category, with the Rams sweeping New Mexico Military Institute 4-2 and 10-4 to remain perfect in district play. “Wins are […]

ENMU swept at Kingsville

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville took advantage of three walks and a hit batsman to set the stage for a go-ahead, two-run single by right fielder Pablo Hernandez in a three-run eighth to edge Eastern New Mexico University 8-6 and complete a three-game Lone Star Conference baseball series sweep on Saturday. The league-league […]

Ram baseball, softball teams clinch district titles

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com On a day where the Portales Rams notched 20 runs, it was the defense that clinched the district. Emilio Lovato singled in what proved to be the winning run in a five-run seventh, then got Kyler Woodul to hit into a bases-loaded double play in his lone inning of […]

Hounds capture softball finale

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior Erikka Burke capped a five-run second with a two-run double and sophomore Kiana Zerr, who had already pitched two solid games in the series, managed to make it stand up as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team closed out its season on Saturday with a 9-7 Lone Star Conference […]

Thursday area prep track summary — April 21

Barbara George Relays At Portales BOYS Team standings: 1. Portales 130; 2. West Las Vegas 93 1/3; 3. Fort Sumner 58 1/3; 4. Hobbs JV 47 2/3; 5. Melrose 33 1/3; 6. Lovington 31 1/3; 7. Dexter 24; 8. Tatum 16; 9. Clovis JV 12; 10. Clovis Christian 3. Field events High jump: 1. Jordan […]

ENMU reverts to previous softball series schedule

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University has issued a second time change for its Lone Star Conference softball seires at Tarleton State. The series will be played as originally planned, with doubleheaders 5 p.m. (CDT) Friday and 1 p.m. (CDT) Saturday. The series was originally delayed a day with concerns over inclement weather.

ENMU nearing finalists for athletic director position

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico has received about 50 applications for its upcoming athletic director vacancy, and hopes to get one in place in Jeff Geiser’s final weeks before his July 1 retirement. Jeff Long, ENMU’s Vice President of Student Affairs, chairs of the athletic director search committee made up of […]

ENMU softball adds eight for 2017

STAFF REPORT Just before it ends its 2016 season, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team has eight players signed to national letters of intent for the 2017 season. The announcement, made by university release, includes six junior college transfers and two high school players. Transfers include Trinidad State catcher Courtney Vigil and infielder Samantha […]

Hounds push softball series back one day

Staff report Due to inclement weather, Eastern New Mexico and Tarleton State have agreed to move their four-game Lone Star Conference softball series one day. Doubleheaders will now be noon (CDT) Saturday and Sunday. ENMU, in its first season under Katie Welborn, is 13-39 with a 4-24 mark in the LSC.

Rowley takes third in Roswell

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com ROSWELL— Despite going quintuple-bogey on a hole during Monday’s portion of the Spring Classic at Roswell, Portales senior Bailey Rowley finished the two-day event in third place, and led Portales with a score of 159. Rowley finished the second day with a 78 with sophomore Janae Hale shooting an […]

Rams stay perfect in district

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com SANDIA PARK — The first half of District 4-4A play for the Rams couldn’t have gone much better as Portales won both games in their doubleheader against East Mountain on Monday, 9-1 and 6-2, in the nightcap to stay perfect in district play. Portales (11-6, 6-0) battled both the […]

Rams, Lady Rams now qualified for state

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com ROSWELL — The Portales boys golf team earned its third leg to qualify for state Class 4A competition on Monday’s first day of the Spring Classic tournament. The Lady Rams, who had already qualified for state, got their fourth leg after shooting a 392 at Nancy Lopez Golf Course […]

Ram baseball, softball teams combine to go 5-0 against Las Vegas squads

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com It was a great weekend for the city of Portales and a rough one for the city of Las Vegas as the Rams and Lady Rams went a combined 5-0 against the West Las Vegas Dons and Robertson Cardinals. The Lady Rams (14-5) swept the Lady Dons (9-8) 13-4 […]

Cabledue takes win at Wildcat Relays

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Portales junior Jaelyn Ontiveros jumps 29 feet, 2 3/4 inches during the girls triple jump in Friday’s Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — Portales High pole vaulter Hannah Cabledue enjoys coming to a track meet like Clovis’ Wildcat Relays, saying the competition from larger schools helps get her juices flowing. Cabledue had to fight the elements a bit in Friday’s meet, namely the wind, but still managed to win the […]

Tarleton State goes extra innings to sweep Hounds

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ENMU right fielder Jacob Cluff slides into home following a push bunt attempt by Michael McNicholl in the second inning against Tarleton State on Saturday afternoon. Cluff was tagged out on the play.

STAFF REPORT Tarleton State scored two runs after the first two hitters had been retired in the top of the 11th inning on Saturday, and the Texans held on for an 8-7 win over Eastern New Mexico University, sweeping Saturday’s twin bill and the three-game series at Greyhound Field. In the first game, Tarleton cruised […]

Pioneers post sweep over ENMU

Staff report PORTALES — Center fielder Tealey Farquhar went 5-for- 7 and scored five runs from the leadoff position as Texas Woman’s posted a 16-6, 5-1 Lone Star Conference softball sweep over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday at Greyhound Softball Field. Farquhar, who went 6-for-8 in Friday’s split with the Greyhounds and is now […]

Wildcat Relays track results — April 15

At Clovis BOYS Team standings: 1. Rio Rancho Cleveland 76; 2. Alamogordo 75; 3. Clovis 56; 4. Rio Rancho 48; 5. Lovington 38; 6. Hobbs 37; 7. Atrisco Heritage 27; 8. Cibola 25 1/2; 9. Artesia 15; 10. Carlsbad 14; 11. (tie) Portales and St. Pius 12; 13. Roswell Goddard 9 1/2; 14. Roswell High […]

Hounds split wild twin bill with TWU

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ENMU shortstop Susannah Chandler tags out Texas Woman’s Laura Mabary on an attempted steal in the top of the sixth during the opener of Friday’s Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader at Greyhound Softball Field. Chandler got the game-winning hit in a three-run ENMU rally in the bottom of the eighth for a 5-4 victory, while the Pioneers held on to win 9-8 in Game 2.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Despite Texas Woman’s University having the second-best record in the Lone Star Conference and ENMU at the bottom, the Hounds showed they can compete with anybody in the conference as they split a doubleheader with TWU Friday afternoon with a 5-4 comeback win in the first game and had […]

Asher: Bryant’s farewell a case of nostalgia trumping logic

Matthew Asher

Wednesday night my Facebook page was flooded with my friends wondering if they should watch the Golden State Warriors try to win an NBA-record 73 regular season games, or see Kobe Bryant’s last game. I didn’t see a hard choice: Regardless of what Bryant has meant to the NBA and the Los Angles Lakers, he’s […]

PHS girls golf team qualifies for state

STAFF REPORT LOVINGTON — It was a good day overall on Thursday for the PHS golf teams as both placed third in the Lovington Invite, but it was a better day for the Lady Rams as they officially qualified for the Class 1-4A state tournament, earning their third leg with a team score of 393. […]