Lady Broncos finish seventh in 1A state track

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Neither the Floyd nor Elida girls had an abundance of athletes in this weekend’s Class 1A state track meet, but both teams got a lot out of what they had. Junior Jasmine Gomez, who was second in Friday’s triple jump competition, added 12 points on Saturday with a win in the […]

Portales favored in softball matchup

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Portales junior Kailee Ramirez rounds third during a game at Clovis. Portales, seeded second in Class 3A, takes on Hot Springs today at 1 p.m.

Staff report On paper, this is exactly what a 2-15 matchup normally looks like in prep softball. The Portales Rams just hope to live up to that matchup. The second-seeded Rams begin their state title hopes today at 1 p.m. against Hot Springs in a matchup that looks pretty favorable for Portales: • Portales (19-6) […]

Rams cruise by Shiprock in opener

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Portales junior Omar Legarda, right, exchanges a low five with freshman Emilio Lovato after scoring in the bottom of the second inning of Friday game at Ram Field.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Portales’ Daniel Sanchez wasn’t at his best on the mound on Friday, but with plenty of run support it really didn’t matter. The Rams put together three innings of at least five runs and beat Shiprock 16-6 in the opener of a best-of-3 Class 3A state baseball round-of-16 series at Ram […]

Barnard dominant in state track

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Melrose junior Caley Barnard qualified for the finals in the Class 1A state girls 400 on Friday at the University of New Mexico track facility in Albuquerque. Barnard accounted for 18 points in field events on Friday, winning pole vault and triple jump and placing third in high jump.

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Melrose junior Caley Barnard made a big splash in Class 1A state girls track competition on Friday at the University of New Mexico track. Barnard accounted for 18 of the Lady Buffs’ 19 first-day points, which has them in a tie for first place with Jemez Valley and one point ahead […]

Early runs lift Onate past Lady Cats

Staff report LAS CRUCES — Clovis High’s softball team would like to take a mulligan on the first six innings. Senior left-hander Rebecca Whitlock held the Lady Wildcats hitless until the seventh, then gave up two runs on three hits before nailing down second-seeded Onate’s 8-2 win on Friday night in the Class 5A state […]

Hope Christian teams oust PHS

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Hope Christian quickly erased any hope Portales High’s tennis teams had of advancing on in Friday’s quarterfinals of Class 1A-3A state team competition at Albuquerque Academy H.S. The Huskies posted a sweep, the second-seeded boys cruising to a 9-0 win while the fourth-seeded girls downed the fifth-seeded Lady Rams 7-2. The […]

Rams set for series against Shiprock

Staff report The state seeding committee likely had some doubts about Shiprock’s schedule, which may explain why the Chieftains are the visiting team today in Portales despite a 20-4 record. The only concern for eighth-seeded Portales is making sure the Shiprock doesn’t get to 22 wins as the teams open a best-of-three series at 4 […]

Texico ace signs with ENMU

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Jarron Hill signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Eastern New Mexico University Thursday. He is 10-0 on the mound and batting .542 on the season for the Wolverines (24-1).

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Since his junior year, Jarron Hill thought he could make the jump to play college baseball once he’d left Class 2A Texico. His senior year, a 10-0 record and a .542 batting average has done little to shake that confidence. Hill took one more step Thursday, signing a letter […]

Portales tennis entries lose in quarters

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — It wasn’t a good day — in terms of results, anyway — for the Portales High girls tennis squad. All three PHS entries — two in doubles, one in singles — lost in Thursday’s quarterfinals of Class 1A-3A state competition at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex after advancing with opening-round wins […]

Portales resident nails “moneyball” putt

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Damon Baca of Portales stands from the flag where he sunk a 50-foot putt for $5,000 at the Greg Skarda Memorial Golf Tournament.

When Damon Baca hit the best golf shot of his life, his first thought was, “Oh (shoot), it’s short.” But it wasn’t. Baca, a Colorado native and recently retired master sergeant from Cannon Air Force Base, picked up $5,000 for dropping the 50-footer. A Portales resident playing in the Greg Skarda Memorial Tournament in April, […]

ENMU announces academic reps

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University has named eight athletes as team representatives of its 2013-14 academic athletes of the year list. “One of the strengths of NCAA Division II is the emphasis on academics,” ENMU Athletic Director Jeff Geiser said in a university release. “We truly put the “student” in student-athlete. We here at […]

State baseball, softball pairings

Baseball State tournaments (Seeds in parentheses) Round-of-16 Best-of-three series Friday, Saturday Note: In most cases, 1 game Friday, 2 if necessary Saturday in Classes 3A-5A; game times are for Friday. Class 5A (16) Cibola at (1) La Cueva, 4 p.m. (9) Valley at (8) Hobbs. 5 p.m. (12) Onate at (5) Volcano Vista, 4 p.m. […]

Portales girls claim tennis openers

Staff report Though one win came a little easier than expected, it was a fairly good day for the Portales girls tennis squad Wednesday at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex. In the first round of singles and doubles brackets, all three Portales girls entries came away with wins. Belle Youngerwolf and Samantha Lopez took a […]

Questa ousts Broncos

Staff report QUESTA — Questa’s Marcus Chavez pitched a complete-game four-hitter and the third-seeded Eagles shut out No. 6 Floyd 8-0 on Wednesday in a Class 1A state baseball quarterfinal. Zach Gallegos went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI for Questa (15-5), which faces No. 2 Magdalena (14-8) in a 4 p.m. semifinal […]

New Mexico fishing report — May 8

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: We had no reports […]

Rams eye title runs

Staff report Portales High’s tennis teams will be in Albuquerque until at least Friday. They’re hopeful they can stay there a little longer, and pick up some hardware before then. Both the boys and girls teams will face Hope Christian on Friday in the first round of the Class A-3A tennis state team championships in […]

ENMU track teams finish seventh, eighth

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s track teams finished seventh in women’s competition and eighth on the men’s side over the weekend in the Lone Star Conference track meet. Texas A&M-Kingsville took the men’s team title with 175 points to 153 for Angelo State. ENMU rounded out the eight-team field with 39 […]

PHS golf squads finish third in district

Staff report ROSWELL — Portales High’s golf squads finished third in District 3-1A/3A competition on Monday. Sophomore Bailey Rowley will be the only PHS player advancing to state competition next Monday and Tuesday  at the New Mexico State University course in Las Cruces. Rowley led the Lady Rams on Monday, shooting a score of 90. […]

Rams, Lady Rams to host round-of-16 games

Staff report Portales High will host Class 3A state round-of-16 baseball and softball games this weekend. The PHS baseball squad (14-12) earned the No. 8 seed and will take on ninth-seeded Shiprock (20-4) in a best-of-3 series beginning with a 4 p.m. single game on Friday. Two games, if necessary, are on tap for Saturday, […]

Hounds eliminated after split with Angelo

Staff report Although in a sense it may have had a bit of a hollow ring, Dylan Nault was a hero for the second day in a row on Saturday. Nault delivered a one-out, pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting Eastern New Mexico University past Angelo State 7-6 for a […]