Volleyball camp comes to Portales

By Kevin Wilson The Kenneth Livingston Gymnasium was a place that Megan Kabrick had never played in, and it is a place she’ll likely never play in again. Still, the Portales High School junior-to-be felt like she belonged. “It feels awesome,” Kabrick said. “It feels like I’m back home.” Kabrick is one of about 80 […]

Zias softball team announces new signings

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski has announced the signing of four players from Midland (Texas) College to national letters of intent. The players are Tina Witt, a catcher from Riverside, Calif.; Jessica Nocas, a second baseman/shortstop from Crestline, Calif.; Adina Taul, an outfielder from Placentia, Calif., and Rosemary […]

ENMU teams earn no respect

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — If their conference preseason polls are to be believed, Eastern New Mexico University’s soccer teams have their work cut out this fall. The second-year women’s program is projected to finish ninth in the 10-team Lone Star Conference race. The Zias were 3-12-2 last year in their inaugural campaign, […]

Lady Blues fight off elimination

By Eric Butler CLOVIS — On Saturday morning, first-round play of the state USSSA softball championships began at the Guy Leeder Softball Complex in Clovis. Those contests determined whether teams would be playing in “winners” or “losers” bracket games later that day in the double-elimination tournaments. But whether the night contests were by nature elimination […]

Roosevelt drops heartbreaker

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By Eric Butler CLOVIS — Tall compared to his fellow 11- and 12-year-olds in Friday’s game, Roosevelt County pitcher Ty Terry had a group of Clovis American hitters mostly in check. But the American All-Stars were able to scratch out a single run in the top of the sixth inning — the last frame under […]

ENMU cowboys pursuing different career paths

By Kevin Wilson A few weeks after impressive finishes at the College National Finals Rodeo, a pair of Eastern New Mexico University team members are working their own circuits. Royce Lynch, a senior-to-be for ENMU, is currently trying to get in as many rodeos as he can for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). “I’ve […]

Six PHS gridders to play in all-star game

By Dave Wagner LAS VEGAS, N.M. — For Seth Clabaugh and Cole Parrish, Saturday’s fourth annual Class 3A New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star football game will lead them into the start of two-a-days in college next month. For Matt Lujan and Brian Berry, it’s a chance to put a cap on their football […]

Clovis-based team preparing for trip to AAU nationals

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By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Regina Downing doesn’t think she’ll have to whip her team into a frenzy for its opener in the AAU national 15-and-under girls basketball tournament next week in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Clovis Lady Wildcats, seeded second in their six-team pool, face the top-seeded New Hampshire Stars at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) on […]

Clovis American pounds Roosevelt County

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By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Clovis American took advantage of 13 walks, a hit batsman and four errors to pound Roosevelt County 20-2 on Wednesday in the first round of the District 3 11-year-old Little League all-star tournament at Beachum Field. Justin Graham drove in four runs with a bases-loaded triple in the first and […]

Lady Rams well-represented on all-star team

By Dave Wagner LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The South squad will have a distinct Portales and District 4-3A flavor in Friday’s Class 3A New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star basketball game at New Mexico Highlands University. Eight of the 12 players are from the district, including four from Portales, along with coaches Greg Marez […]