Zias stay hot, sweep Mustangs

Freedom Newspapers You could say the Eastern New Mexico University softball team fattened up on offense on Saturday. The Zias hit better than .500 in both games of a doubleheader, pounding out 33 hits with every starter getting at least one in both games in a 9-1, 14-0 pounding of College of the Southwest at […]

Hounds fall to Red Raiders

Freedom Newspapers LUBBOCK — Things had already gone badly enough for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team. The last thing they needed was the ignominy of being no-hit. ENMU senior and Clovis High grad Justin Gee whacked the first pitch from reliever Brian Cloud up the middle for the Greyhounds’ first hit with two out […]

Slugging Zias grab two wins in WT tourney

Freedom Newspapers AMARILLO — Despite bringing out the big bats on Sunday, Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team could only manage two wins in three games in the West Texas A&M Invitational. That’s because Regis outslugged the Zias 16-12 in the middle contest, belting seven home runs — including two each by three players — […]

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Hound baseball team off to 4-0 start ALPINE, Texas — The Greyhound baseball team continued to post big numbers Saturday, scoring 32 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Sul Ross State Saturday. Tim Crafton hit two homers in the first game, a 20-9 victory. The Greyhounds, who won the nightcap 12-6, have hit 12 homers […]

Long bomb lifts Lady Rams to win

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The Los Alamos Hilltoppers wouldn’t go quietly into the night, despite everything host Portales was doing against them. Though the team fell behind early, Los Alamos held off every chance by Portales to seal a blowout and made it a seven-point game as Bryanna Richins hit a putback in […]

Lady Rams open Shootout by blowing out Broncos

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With another contest about 20 hours away, Portales’ first unit did more than enough Friday night to save energy for Saturday. Morgan Hill had 18 points and Briana Hernandez 16 in three quarters, and Portales rode an early 14-2 start to come away with a 54-39 victory over Kirtland […]

Foxes come back to beat Clovis

Freedom Newspapers ARTESIA — The Clovis Wildcats’ weary legs may have gotten the best of them on Friday. Leading through most of the first three quarters, the Cats couldn’t finish off El Paso Jefferson and the Foxes rallied for a 40-36 win in the championship semifinals of the City of Champions Classic. With most of […]

Roosevelt claims win in low-scoring affair

By Eric Butler CARLSBAD — When Roosevelt County’s Lathan Lieb came to bat in the first inning, it was a classic case of a pitcher getting a big chance to help his own cause — except it didn’t feel all that urgent at the time. Lieb did deliver an RBI infield hit for one run, […]

Little Leaguers battle elements and each other

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Lightning and rain put District 3 Little League 12-year-old winners bracket final on hold Saturday night at Dickenson Field, but not before Roosevelt County unleashed some thunder of its own. Travis Stobb’s two-run homer put Roosevelt County ahead 7-6 in the bottom of the fifth. The game was delayed for lightning […]

Portales’ first trip to state a short one

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent With only one senior on the roster heading into the state tournament, the Portales Rams knew that their softball future was promising. They just didn’t know they would have to start thinking about that future so quickly. The Rams were shellacked 14-0 by defending champion Grants when the Class 3A […]

Highlands rolls over Hounds

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Center fielder Rich Janeway went 5-for-5 and drove in four runs, backing the seven-hit pitching of left-hander Lucas Spagnuolo as New Mexico Highlands rolled over Eastern New Mexico University 10-1 in non-league baseball on Tuesday. Janeway hit three singles, a double and a solo homer in raising his batting […]

Lovington rallies to manage split with Rams

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Rams were two innings from a District 4-3A baseball sweep over rival Lovington when the roof fell in. The Wildcats, who had threatened through the first four innings, scored five in the fifth and five more in the seventh Saturday for a 10-3 victory at Ram Field after Portales held […]

Rams fall in twin bill at NMMI

PNT Staff ROSWELL — New Mexico Military Institute erased an 8-0 deficit Tuesday and edged Portales High 11-10 in the first game of a District 4-3A baseball doubleheader. The Colts went on to get the sweep, posting a 12-2 win in the second game. NMMI scored twice in the bottom of the fifth in that […]

Rams reach title game

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Daniel Aranda has been battling the flu, but you would never know it by his performance on the basketball court Friday. Aranda scored 12 points, including 10 in the final quarter, to lead Portales to a 47-36 win over Pojoaque in the state tournament. Portales advances to meet the winner […]

Rams hold on for Littlefield title

PNT Staff LITTLEFIELD, Texas — Senior Todd Mosier hit a leadoff triple in the bottom of the fifth and scored on a two-out wild pitch to give the Portales High baseball team a 10-9 victory over Abernathy (Texas) on Saturday for the championship of Littlefield’s Wildcat Classic. The Rams (4-0) fell behind 6-0 in the […]

Hounds split in home debut

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh plans to use senior right-hander Trevor Davis whenever needed this season — whether as a starter or in relief. After ENMU was blanked 9-0 by Colorado School of Mines in the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field, Davis assumed quick control of the […]

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 […]

South claims softball series from North

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Clovis may be on the east side of the state, but New Mexico’s South softball all-stars were feeling right at home once again over the weekend. For the second straight year since the three-game series moved to Clovis, the South swept the North squad. The South swept a Friday night […]

Cannon captain to receive national award

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Christina Hopper has weathered some storms in her life. One of them — when lightning struck the F-16 fighter jet she was flying in the early days of the Iraq war — has helped bring her national accolades. Hopper is one of nine women who on Wednesday will receive awards […]

Hounds take two of three from Kingsville

By Dave Wagner Sophomore Josh Kuchta hit a two-run, inside-the-park homer in the sixth inning Saturday and Eastern New Mexico University wrapped up its baseball season with a 5-3 win over Lone Star Conference South Division co-champion Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds (19-27-1, 8-13-1 South) took two of three in the series from […]