Rams tennis spilts with Artesia

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero

Portales senior Austin Lucero returns a shot with a backhand hit during his singles match against Artesia at the Eastern New Mexico University tennis courts.

By Derek Major STAFF WRITER dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales tennis teams got tune-ups before a big tournament this weekend by hosting Artesia on Thursday. While the girls team got a 7-2 win, the boys continued their struggles, losing 6-3. The Lady Rams (5-2), playing at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center and dominated as Hannah Evans, McKenzie […]

New zone has challenges

I love watching sports. Kids, preps, college or pros, it doesn’t matter. If it’s on, I’m probably watching. But after 28 years of living in the Eastern time zone, coming to Mountain hasn’t been easy. Many media outlets list sports on Eastern time, and I’ve got to remember to subtract two hours if I want […]

‘Cinco’ Boone named head coach at ASU

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Men’s basketball coach No. 6 in Angelo State University history is actually a Cinco. Roosevelt County native Patrick Boone V, more commonly known as Cinco Boone, was promoted Wednesday to the top spot at the Lone Star Conference school. Boone, 31, is a 2001 graduate of Portales High and […]

Zias swept in two by Lubbock Christian

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Zia shortstop Susannah Chandler dives for a line drive during the Zias second game in a doubleheader against the Lubbock Christian University Chaps at Zia softball field.

STAFF REPORT Designated player Sydney Beuthien homered in each game and drove in seven runs as Lubbock Christian swept a softball doubleheader from Eastern New Mexico University 8-4 and 13-5 on Tuesday. Trailing 2-1, Beuthien highlighted a seven-run sixth LCU with a grand slam. She added a second-inning leadoff homer and a fifth-inning, two-run single […]

Rams tennis gets first win

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Portales sophomore Zachary Laurenz returns a serve during a doubles match with partner Austin Lucero against Goddard at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales tennis teams took on Goddard Tuesday and went home with a spilt as the boys got their first win of the season 5-4 and the girls lost 7-2. The boys team got wins in singles by Austin Lucero, Nathan Van Dam and Ethan Self, who all won […]

Zias’ Saiz second in 1,500

Staff report LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University’s track teams earned seven top-eight finishes on Saturday in the final day of the Texas Tech Open. For the women, junior Amber Saiz took second place in the 1,500 in four minutes, 41.38 seconds and placed 7th in the 800 in 2:27.70. Also for the Zias, senior […]

Portales JV use seven-run first to get win

STAFF REPORT The Portales junior varsity rode a seven-run first and a solid pitching performance from Josiah Lucero to a 10-6 win over Floyd on Saturday at Ram Field. After the Broncos scored a run in the top of the first, the Rams (6-6-1) stormed back as three of the four hitters reached base. Joel […]

Hounds fight rain, TSU to take two

STAFF REPORT STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team blew a seven-run lead, blew a three-run lead with two out and nobody on in the bottom of the ninth and came back to post a 9-8, 12-inning victory over Tarleton State on Saturday, earning a sweep of the doubleheader and a split of […]

Rams give back to Portales

Courtesy photo: Dusty Nusser

The Portales Rams varsity baseball team poses for a photo after spending friday morning cleaning up trash as part of a community service outing for the team. The Rams JV team will have a similar outing this week.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Portales Rams baseball coach Dusty Nusser took his team out on Friday morning to give back to the Portales community which has supported the Rams all season. “The city of Portales helps us out tremendously with support,” Nusser said. “Not just financially but with coming out to the games, […]

Area prep baseball linescores — April 3

First game Floyd 17, Grady 0 Floyd    363  41 —17    17    1 Grady    000  00 —  0    2    6 Edgardo Chavez and Jose Torres; Jordan Provencio and Dylan Bryant. W — Chavez. L — Provencio. Top hitters — Floyd: Torres 4-4, 4 runs; Wyatt Chandler 3-4, 2B, 4 runs. Grady, Bryant 2-2. Second game Floyd […]

Hounds drop pair of 1-run tilts at Tarleton

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas  — Eastern New Mexico University’s bid to work its way up the line in the Lone Star Conference baseball race took a big hit on Friday. The Greyhounds got good pitching all day and played relatively well on defense, but host Tarleton State edged them out 3-2 and 4-3 in an […]

Lady Rams comeback for win over Clovis

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The Portales Rams line up to shake the hands of the Clovis Wildcats Thursday afternoon after the Rams defeated the Wildcats 6-5 at Ram softball field.

STAFF REPORT Daizia Looney’s RBI single capped a two-run seventh on Thursday as Portales rallied for a 6-5 softball victory over Clovis at Wheeler Park. Down 5-0 after a five-run Clovis second, the Lady Rams chipped away, pulling to 5-4 in the fifth on a two-run homer by Kailee Ramirez and a bases-loaded walk to […]

Bonem gets GW hit for Rams

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Ram junior pitcher Kersey Burnett pitched 5 innings, striking out 4 Texico batters and giving up one run during  the Rams Thursday evening game against the Texico Wolverines.

By Derek Major STAFF WRITER dmajor@pntionline.com Darin Bonem’s single scored Grant Wagner with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as Portales  survived blowing a six-run lead in the top of the inning to edge Portales 8-7 on Thursday at Ram Field. Joe Ortega and Wagner worked one-out walks for the Rams (9-3) […]

N.M. Fishing Report — April 2

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 for trout was slow […]

Zias split twin bill with N.M. Highlands

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — After missing a pair of opportunities to knot up their first game against New Mexico Highlands, the Zia softball team squelched a repeat opportunity early in the nightcap. The visiting Zias jumped out to a 5-0 lead, including a three-run fifth, and Vanessa Ramirez allowed six hits in a 5-2 […]

Hounds keep it close in spring game

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Silver running back Cameron Mikell escapes the tackle attempt from Marquon Claiborne of the Green squad. Mikell had 52 yards on 13 carries in the contest.

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — As Kamal Cass plunged into the end zone for the second time in a shade over three minutes, the Green team — or was it the Greene team? — knew it had to respond. It did just that, with Roswell native Ryan Greene leading the squad back to […]

Lady Rams take tournament

Staff report ARTESIA — The Portales girls tennis team captured team honors over the weekend in the Artesia Invitational. The Lady Rams had a strong weekend in both singles and doubles as they faced Lovington, Silver, Raton and Onate. Singles champions for PHS were McKenzie Bucksath at No. 3, Mireya Lopez at No. 4 and […]

Hounds lose high-scoring affair

STAFF REPORT LUBBOCK — Right fielder Ethan Kohnle drove in four runs with three doubles and Lubbock Christian outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 13-10 in non-league baseball on Tuesday. Junior Jesse Pintado drove in three runs with a triple and a single as the Chaparrals (16-16) built an 11-4 lead before holding off a rally […]

ENMU to play spring game

STAFF REPORTS Eastern New Mexico University plans to wrap up spring drills tonight with its annual Green & Silver game, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium. About 85 players are involved in spring drills, coach Josh Lynn said, adding that a player draft was conducted on Sunday night. Captains for the Silver […]

Rams split two with Wolves

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Ram junior Jacob Salgado connects for a base hit during the fifth inning of the Rams first game in a doubleheader against the East Mountain Timberwolves Tuesday afternoon at Ram baseball field.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams got great starts from their pitchers in Tuesday’s District 4-4A doubleheader against East Mountain at Ram Field as Grant Wagner and Rey Ornelas both pitched complete games and gave up only four hits combined. However, Wagner took a 1-0 loss in the opener before the Rams […]