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 […]

PHS tennis summaries — April 5

Boys New Mexico Military 9, Portales 0 Singles No. 1 — Farid Yunes (N) beat Zachary Laurenz 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 — Francisco Saracho (N) beat Enrique Cabral 6-2, 4-6, 6-4; No. 3 — Luis Fontes (N) beat Javier Gutierrez 6-3, 6-4; No. 4 — Jose Salazar (N) beat Geronamo Macias 6-1, 6-1; No. 5 […]

Rams JV plays spoiler in Lady Coyotes inaugural home game

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Dora shortstop Haileah Gramzow tags out Portales’ Analicia Tapia in the fourth inning of Monday’s game. The Portales JV team beat Dora 15-4 in 5 innings.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com DORA — It’s been more than 35 years since Dora High has fielded a softball team, and on Monday the Lady Coyotes finally had their first of four home game of the season as they took on the Portales Lady Rams junior varsity squad. The Lady Rams jumped out […]

Hounds hold off Cameron in finale

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Senior outfielders Charles Sandberg Jr. and Justin Paul drove in two runs each in a seven-run fourth and Eastern New Mexico University held off Cameron 10-6 on Sunday to salvage the finale of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. Freshman left-hander Alec Lemmon (2-2) pitched effectively into the seventh […]

ENMU women second in Western Texas College rodeo

Staff report SNYDER, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team finished second to Tarleton State over the weekend in the Western Texas College rodeo. The Greyhounds totaled 195 points to 220 for the TexAnns. Texas Tech was third at 170. Senior Macy Davenport and junior Tawny Berry led the way for the […]

Portales High finishes second in Class 4A cheer

STAFF REPORT ALBUQUERQUE — For the second straight year the Portales Rams cheerleading squad finished in second place in the Class 4A varsity competition. Against eight teams, Taos took first place and Hope Christian finished in third. Coming into the second day of competition, the Rams had a two-point lead after their crowd leading cheer […]

Portales crushes Clovis, 20-8

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Portales teammates surround home plate to celebrate senior Tori Cordova’s third-inning grand slam in Saturday’s game at Clovis. Cordova went 4-for-4 with five RBIs in the Lady Rams’ 20-8 victory.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — Tori Cordova’s big day would’ve been even a little sweeter if she’d managed to do one thing — hit a triple. As it was, she did plenty. Cordova went 4-for-4 with five RBIs, including a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the third inning, as Portales […]

Questions remain for Hound football squad

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ENMU senior and Silver defensive back Charles Stevens intercepts a pass in the end zone intended for Green’s Aaron Johnson on the final play of the first half of Saturday’s Green & Silver game at Blackwater Draw.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — After wrapping up spring drills with Saturday’s Green & Silver Game at Greyhound Stadium, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn said he and his staff wanted to use the scrimmage to get a long look at different players. Mission accomplished. As for the Greyhounds’ […]

Hounds split softball twin bill, end losing streak

Staff report OKLAHOMA CITY — Eastern New Mexico University took advantage of two Oklahoma Christian errors to score three runs in the top of the eighth and edge the Lady Eagles 6-3 in the first game of a softball doubleheader on Saturday, snapping a 12-game losing streak. In the nightcap, Oklahoma Christian’s Madison Nordyke tossed […]

Cameron notches pair of lopsided wins over ENMU

Staff report LAWTON, Oklahoma — The Lone Star Conference season struggles continued for Eastern New Mexico Saturday, as the Greyhounds managed just eight hits in a 9-0, 10-1 sweep by host Cameron. Designated hitter Tyler Cook went 2-for-3 in the opener with a pair of singles in a seven-run fourth, while rightfielder Brandon Wright went 2-of-3 […]

Dora tops Grady again

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Dora sophomore Aaron Jasso slides in safely at home in the first inning of Friday’s game against Grady. Jasso was responsible for both of the Coyotes’ runs in the inning as he drove in Sam McConnell with an RBI double. Dora defeated the Bronchos 4-3.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com FLOYD — The third time didn’t prove to be the charm for the Grady Bronchos. Already having lost twice to Dora, Grady was unable to best the Coyotes in their third meeting of the season on Friday. Grady is still looking for its first win of the season after […]