Errors costly in Zias’ loss

Freedom New Mexico The Zia softball team had a rough day in the field, and a rougher one on the scoreboard. Eastern New Mexico committed a season-high eight errors in its Lone Star Conference South Division opener, and visiting Abilene Christian took advantage for a 22-11 win Friday at Zia Softball Field. Senior first baseman […]

Zias finish with a sweep

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Freedom New Mexico Laura Thompson made her speed pay off Saturday. The Eastern New Mexico University junior center fielder and leadoff hitter accounted for the winning run in both games after stealing third and continuing home on errors as the Zias finished their season with a 1-0, 6-5 Lone Star Conference South Division sweep of […]

Cobre ousts Rams in Class 3A semifinals

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — For the second consecutive year, the Portales Rams made it to the final four of New Mexico Class 3A baseball — and once again, they’re coming home one game shy of the finals. The top-seeded Cobre Indians jumped on top early and never lost their lead in a 10-7 win against […]

St. Mary’s sweeps ENMU

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — St. Mary’s pulled out two close games late and posted a three-game sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in a tournament hosted by West Texas A&M. The Rattlers (17-11) held off the Zias late in each game to win 30-23, 33-31, 33-31 behind 25 kills from Samantha Weber. […]

West Texas Lady Buffs handle Zias

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers About all you would need to know about Eastern New Mexico University’s match against Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball leader West Texas A&M on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena is that the Lady Buffs had three players with more kills than anyone on the Zias’ roster. ENMU hung with […]

Zias snap losing skid

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Whatever Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team did Monday night, junior Randi Egley hopes the Zias can sustain it. Mired in a nine-match losing streak, ENMU finally broke away from Wayland Baptist with a 17-3 run to end the third game and the Zias went on to a 30-27, 23-30, […]

Jal sweeps doubleheader

By Jesse Wolfersberger Jal exploded in the extra inning of game one and stayed hot in game two to sweep a doubleheader 10-2, 12-9 against the Lady Rams on Tuesday at the Portales softball complex. Game one headed to extra innings with the teams tied 2-2. Jal scored eight runs in the top of the […]

Farwell loses in “comedy of errors”

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — The Steers collapsed under the pressure of a superior foe, unable to even punt effectively. Twice they snapped the ball over the punter’s head and once the punter’s shoe came off. Nazareth (8-0, 3-0) continued to steamroll all oncomers with a 50-0 shutout at Farwell (3-5, 2-1). “It […]

Melrose sweeps past Dora

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer DORA — Melrose wanted to be less afraid to make mistakes. Dora made enough errors on its own to ensure that Melrose’s errors didn’t matter. The visiting Lady Buffs were far from perfect, but jumped out to big leads and rode them to an easy 25-16, 25-15, 25-16 win […]

Lady Rockets knock off Portales in three games

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By Tony Parra The consensus from coaches and players for Portales three-game loss to Roswell Goddard was the Portales Lady Rams’ inability to receive serves. The visiting Lady Rockets (6-3) claimed a 25-18, 25-21, 25-21 victory against Portales (3-6). “We had a lot of service errors,” Portales coach Ruth Chavez said. “We fought back and […]

Wayland Baptist snaps ENMU win streak

By Kevin Wilson There were more Es than a scrabble tournament as Eastern New Mexico University kicked, bobbled and booted away its three-game winning streak. The Greyhounds committed 10 errors Tuesday, helping visiting Wayland Baptist hold on for a 17-12 win at Greyhound Field. The fielding debacle came on the heels of committing just one […]

Rams outlast Littlefield

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By Kevin Wilson The Portales Rams proved they could outhit an opponent when they needed to, as well as blow them out. Senior Seth Clabaugh was the top pitcher in what was certainly not a pitcher’s duel, and the host Rams outlasted Littlefield, Texas, 10-8 Thursday night at Ram Field. Clabaugh (3-0) picked up the […]

Dora advances to second round of tournament

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By Kevin Wilson DORA — The Dora Lady Coyotes started their District 3-1A playoff match slow. But they sure finished it quick. D’Shawn Pettigrew had three of her match-high seven kills in the final stretch of the third game, and Dora recovered from a slow start to sweep Floyd 25-19, 25-17, 25-19 in a first-round […]

Roosevelt knocked out of Tri-County tournament

By Kevin Wilson Quran Wiggins pitched a complete game three-hitter, and Clovis Zia took advantage of Roosevelt County errors for a surprisingly easy 7-2 victory in a losers’ bracket game of the 9-10-year-old Tri-County Minor League All-star tournament at Rotary Park. Zia will play tonight against Quay County in a 7 p.m. game at Beachum […]

Errors costly for Portales girls

By Kevin Wilson In a pair of games that meant nothing in the District 4-3A standings, Portales’ defense didn’t do enough to make its offensive output mean anything, either. District champion Lovington swept Portales 5-2 and 9-1 on Friday at City Softball Park, Portales coach Robbie Crowley was more than happy with the offense that […]