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 […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Zias repeat regional rodeo title

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Senior Hayden Segelke-Todd claimed the women’s all-around title at the Tarleton State rodeo over the weekend and Eastern New Mexico University’s women finished third, clinching their second consecutive Southwest Region title. The Zias finished with 265 points, five behind runnerup Odessa College. The host TexAnns took the team championship at […]

Hounds salvage finale at Cameron

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Senior Mark Foley, who didn’t enter the game until the ninth inning, delivered a two-run double in the top of the 10th and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team edged Cameron 3-1 on Sunday to salvage the finale of the teams’ three-game Lone Star Conference series. Right-hander Kiegan Basso (1-2) […]

Rams baseball take two from East Mountain

STAFF REPORTS The Portales baseball team got two district wins Saturday as its swept East Mountain 5-3 and 16-4. With the wins, the Rams (15-7, 6-4), pulled themselves over .500 in the District 4-4A standings. In the first game, the Rams scored three runs in third inning, but found themselves tied entering the sixth as […]

Lady Rams run streak to seven

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Portales third baseman Victoria Cordova fires the ball to first for the out in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader.

Derek Major STAFF WRITER dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales softball team ran its winning streak to seven games as their offense scored 27 runs in two games against East Mountain winning 11-1 and 16-1 Saturday. The Rams (15-7, 6-0) took a 2-1 lead in the first inning and never looked back scoring four more in the second […]

Hounds drop pair to Aggies

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Designated hitter Russ Colgan capped a six-RBI game with a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning and Cameron went on to complete a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader sweep of Eastern New Mexico with a 9-7 victory on Saturday. The Aggies (19-25, 11-20 LSC), who moved […]

TexAnns surge past Zias

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ENMU freshman Simone Laurenz of Portales  is congratulated by Zias assistant coach Tiffani Rodd after drawing a fifth-inning walk as a pinch-hitter in the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader against Tarleton State at Zia Field. The TexAnns completed a four-game sweep with a 10-2, 17-7 sweep of the Zias.

Staff report It’s been a long, hard season for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team, but Saturday’s season-ender against Tarleton State at Zia Field may have been the toughest pill to swallow. Trying to salvage the finale of the teams’ four-game Lone Star Conference series, the Zias bolted to a 7-0 lead after three […]

Tarleton St. sweeps Zias

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ENMU senior Jaqueline Candelaria is retired on a fielder’s choice at second base during the opener of the Zias’ Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader against Tarleton State on Friday at Zia Field. The TexAnns posted an 8-4, 16-5 sweep over the Zias.

Staff report Tarleton State’s softball team brought its hitting shoes to Zia Field on Friday. The TexAnns pounded out 33 hits — 14 in the opener, 19 in the six-inning, run-rule shortened nightcap — in an 8-4, 16-5 Lone Star Conference sweep of Eastern New Mexico University. The teams will finish league and regular-season play […]

Carlsbad rolls past Lady Cats

Staff report CARLSBAD — It was a rough night for the Clovis High softball team. It was a quick one, too. District 4-6A leader Carlsbad pounded out 24 hits, and needed only nine innings to grab an 11-0, 15-0 sweep over Clovis High on Friday night. Center fielder Shelby Welch went 5-for-6 in the sweep […]

Cats rally back, gain split with Carlsbad

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — Things didn’t look too good for Clovis High’s baseball team after the first game of Friday’s District 4-6A doubleheader against Carlsbad at Bell Park. The Cavemen jumped on the Wildcats for three early runs and sophomore left-hander Trevor Rogers took it from there, pitching one-hit ball into […]