ENMU women’s soccer team adds two

STAFF REPORT Two players have signed on with the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program. Coach Omar Morales said junior college transfer Alexys Andaya and freshman-to-be Kenya Brooke will be coming in for the 2016 campaign. Andaya, from Moreno Valley, Calif., played fat Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., where she was a first-team […]

ENMU introduces Segler

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Tres Segler is introduced Wednesday as the new men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University. Segler was the first assistant at Midwestern State for the last five seasons.

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Tres Segler says he’ll treat his locker room, his university and his community like a family. And he’s all in with his new family at Eastern New Mexico University. Segler, a former assistant coach at defending Lone Star Conference champ Midwestern State and a grad assistant at the University […]

Rams post sweep over Ruidoso

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Juan Espanosa rounds third base in the first inning following Jacob Salgado’s double. Espanosa would score on the play and Portales beat Ruidoso 15-5 in five innings.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com A baseball game is rarely won in the first inning, but the Ruidoso Warriors found out the hard way that it’s possible to lose a game that early as the Portales Rams turned one Warrior error into seven runs en route to a 15-5 victory in the first game […]

ENMU softball splits with OPSU

STAFF REPORT GOODWELL, Okla. — It was a story of rallies in Tuesday’s softball doubleheader at Oklahoma Panhandle State. Eastern New Mexico University made the first, scoring seven consecutive runs to take control in a 10-8 first-game win. In the nightcap, the Aggies scored eight unanswered to win 13-5 in five innings via the mercy […]

ENMU hires Midwestern State assistant Segler as men’s basketball coach

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Tres Segler has been named the new men's basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s search is over for its new men’s basketball coach, with Tres Segler hired Tuesday. Segler, an assistant with defending Lone Star Conference champion Midwestern State and a former grad assistant at the University of Texas, will be officially introduced in a 2:30 p.m. Wednesday press […]

Portales/Clovis tennis scores 4/11/16

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Portales sophomore Enrique Cabral serves the ball during the first set of his doubles match against Clovis Monday afternoon at ENMU. Cabral, along with senior Zachary Laurenz make up the No. 1 boys doubles team and won the match 6-2, 7-5.

Boys Clovis 8, Portales 1 Singles No. 1 — Kayden Lamb (C) beat Zachary Laurenz 8-5; No. 2 — Rohan Angadi (C) beat Enrique Cabral 7-5, 6-7 (7-4), (10-8); No. 3 — Nick Donaldson (C) beat Javier Gutierrez 6-1, 6-1; No. 4 — Eduardo Hernandez (C) beat Geronamo Macias 6-4, 6-1; No. 5 — JJ […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Freshman gets provisional marks

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University freshman Julian Coronado posted NCAA Division II national outdoor provisional qualifying marks in the 100 and 200 over the weekend in the West Texas A&M Classic and Multi track meet. Coronado took first place in the 200 in a personal-best time of 20.94 seconds, and tied […]

Portales sweeps Jim Love Relays

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Portales’ Jesse LeMier  pole vaults a height of 12 feet, 6 inches for the first place height in Friday’s Jim Love Invite at PHS. Portales captured both team titles in the event.

STAFF REPORT It was a good day for Portales track and field as both the boys and girls took first place in Friday’s Jim Love Invite at PHS. The Portales boys team finished with 173 1/2 points, nearly 100 more than second-place Dexter (78 1/2). The Rams had 12 first-place finishes, including nine individual wins. […]

Angelo romps to series sweep against ENMU

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State completed a 7-0 season series sweep of Lone Star Conference Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday with 7-0 and 13-3 wins over the Greyhounds. The Rams (23-14, 16-7 LSC) outscored ENMU 72-12  overall and shut the Greyhounds out three times. ENMU (10-27, 3-20) scored only in the […]

Game Hounds run-ruled twice at No. 2 WT

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team gave it the old college try this weekend. The Greyhounds were simply overmatched by second-ranked rival West Texas A&M. WT clinched its third consecutive outright Lone Star Conference title with a 10-2, 8-0 sweep over the Hounds, improving to 44-2 (26-2 LSC). Sophomore center […]

Rams, Huskies split softball twin bill

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Portales right fielder Sarah Lovato connects with a fly ball in the sixth inning for an RBI in the sixth inning of the Rams’ 4-0 victory over Hope Christian on Friday.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Coach Robbie Crowley might make a habit out of yelling at Portales’ bats. Coming into the first game of a doubleheader against Hope Christian, the Portales Lady Rams had  managed just one hit through the first five innings of a scoreless game. Crowley asked her team if she should […]

Cats earn leg at own tournament; Rowley wins girls event

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Portales sophomore Lindsay Blakey watches her putt drop in during the Clovis Invitational Friday at Colonial Park Golf Course.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com One down, two to go. Clovis High’s boys didn’t exactly dominate the Wildcats’ golf invitational on Friday at Colonial Park Golf Course, but they did accomplish one thing. The Cats earned their first team leg of the season towards Class 6A state competition, shooting a four-man total of 319 […]

Big sixth inning helps Clovis pull split

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com With standout lefty Trevor Rogers pitching one game of just about any doubleheader for Carlsbad’s baseball team, the Cavemen are awfully tough to sweep. Rogers tossed a four-hitter with 16 strikeouts in the first game of Friday’s District 4-6A-opening twin bill at Bell Park, leading the Cavemen to a […]

Carlsbad sweeps Clovis softball 9-0, 4-0

By Matt Hollinshead CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS CARLSBAD — While Clovis’ bats were virtually asleep, Carlsbad’s bats slowly woke up in time to do significant damage in Friday’s District 4-6A-opening softball doubleheader. The Cavegirls’ offense generated steam nearing the midway point of each game, winning by 9-0 and 4-0 counts. “It’s nice to have that cushion behind […]

Angelo State shuts out ENMU baseball squad, 7-0

STAFF REPORT SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State started its second Lone Star Conference baseball series against Eastern New Mexico the way the first one ended — with a shutout. The host Rams increased its current shutout streak over the Greyhounds to 21 innings, as Matt Shannon scattered three hits over seven innings of a […]

No. 2 West Texas A&M cruises by Hounds

STAFF REPORT CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M let the bats explain why it’s the No. 2 ranked team in Division II. They spoke loudly Friday, as the host Lady Buffs took a 9-1, 13-5 Lone Star Conference sweep over visiting Eastern New Mexico. Rightfielder Brittany Cruz hit for a combined cycle in both games, going […]

Rams top Lovington, 6-3

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Sophomore Juan Espanoza runs to third base as Lovington players rush to field his pop-up during Thursday’sgame at Ram Field. The ball was dropped and Espanoza scored on the next play, helping Portales post a 6-3 victory.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com After putting up 32 runs against NMMI on Tuesday, the Portales Rams offense was limited against their rival Lovington on Thursday but did enough to come away with a 6-3 win. Senior Grant Wagner pitched his way through the first inning without any problem, but in the second inning, […]

ENMU closing in on men’s basketball coach

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University officials hope to have a new men’s basketball coach in place within a week. The college has two positions posted on the NCAA job market — the hoops coach and an athletic director to replace the retiring Jeff Geiser. Geiser is the chair of the […]

Athletic physicals offered by CHS April 30

Staff report Area students planning to participate in athletics during the 2016-17 school year can get physicals April 30 at the Clovis High School north gym. The physicals are $5 and available for students in Clovis Municipal Schools, Clovis Christian Schools, Melrose, Texico, Floyd, House, Portales and Grady. Students must complete a physical evaluation form, […]

Rams roll past NMMI twice

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Senior Grant Wagner is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three-run homer during the fourth inning of the first game in Tuesday’s District 4-4A baseball doubleheader at Ram Field. Wagner went 2-for-3 with 4 RBIs in the Rams’ 10-0 win over the Colts.

By Matthew Asher Staff report masher@pntonline.com The start of the District 4-4A baseball schedule couldn’t have gone much better for Portales on Tuesday as the Rams put up 32 runs and run-ruled New Mexico Military in both games at Ram Field. Portales won the first game 10-0 before overcoming an early four-run deficit to complete […]