Portales baseball team splits with Lovington

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By Rick White T.C. Nusser took the business approach to pitching. Location. Location. Location. Moving his fastball around the strike zone, Nusser pitched Portales to a 3-2 win over Lovington, helping the Rams salvage the second game of Tuesday’s District 4-3A doubleheader at Ram Field. Lovington won the opener 6-5, rallying for four runs in […]

Abilene sweeps three from Hounds

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian catcher J-Bob Thomas drew a tie-breaking, bases-loaded walk in a five-run eighth as Abilene Christian beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-6 to complete a three-game sweep of their Lone Star Conference South Division series. Center fielder Chris Judkins was 4-for-4 and first baseman Matt Callahan 3-for-4 in ACU’s […]

Texico trouble for Tigers

By Rick White CLOVIS — Elida baseball coach Jimmy Dale Ward knows some days he’ll just have to settle for small victories. Days like Tuesday when Texico routed the Tigers 18-3 in a District 7-1A/2A game at Brady Field. Overpowered by Texico starter Justin Loven for four innings, the Tigers (1-4, 0-2 district) rallied for […]

Greyhounds lose second straight

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Less than 24 hours after committing 10 errors in a game, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team turned in an errorless performance Wednesday afternoon against New Mexico Highlands. Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, freshman pitchers Josh Stephenson and Keith Balderaz struggled with control — 10 walks, three hit batsmen […]

Hounds complete sweep against St. Mary’s

By Dave Wagner After surpassing last year’s win total a day earlier, Eastern New Mexico completed a three-game sweep of sixth-ranked St. Mary’s on Sunday with a 12-6 victory at Greyhound Field. The Hounds (14-18) rallied from a 4-0, fourth-inning deficit to win going away behind a 17-hit attack. Eastern started a spring break trip […]

Zias drop four against Angelo State

By Dave Wagner Getting to play at home for the first time more than six weeks wasn’t enough to help Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team Friday. The Zias hung tough through a near-four-hour marathon in the opener before losing to Lone Star Conference South Division pre-season favorite Angelo State 9-8 on catcher Julia Monsivais’ […]

Zia softball on a roll

Freedom Newspapers TUCSON, Ariz. — First-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski is hoping the Zias can carry the momentum of a 3-0 weekend in the Tucson Invitational into the start of Lone Star Conference South Division play this weekend. The Zias (9-15) were rained out of Saturday’s scheduled doubleheader against Clarion (Pa.), […]

Rams hit way to 3-0 mark

By Kevin Wilson The Portales Ram baseball team started hitting, and only the 10-run rule stopped them. The Rams improved to 3-0 on the season, behind a 12-0, 19-4 doubleheader win against Las Vegas Robertson Saturday at Ram Field. Six players hit homers for Portales Saturday, and the Rams have scored 47 runs in their […]

Hounds clinch share of LSC South title

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Jamaal Hunnicutt had a double-double, posting 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds moved closer to their second-straight Lone Star Conference South title with an 81-73 win at Angelo State. Eastern (19-7, 9-2) is a win away from clinching the division title. The Hounds […]

Zias close out 4-0 homestand

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By Kevin Wilson As Dan Buzard prepped his team for its home finale Saturday, the second-year Eastern New Mexico stressed the importance of sending senior post Jereena Bosket out on a high note. The team responded that they planned on playing in Greyhound Arena again, and Bosket helped the Zias post a 79-69 victory over […]

Brown takes over down the stretch, Zias improve to 5-2 in division play

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Heather Brown scored 10 of her career-high 25 points and hit two crucial 3-pointers during the final 3:49 Thursday as the Eastern New Mexico University Zias improved to 5-2 in Lone Star Conference South Division play with a 76-72 win over Midwestern State Thursday night. “The kids stepped up […]

Logan holds off Tigers

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — Standing at just 5 feet, Elida eighth-grader Trenton Chenault is a pretty easy player for a defender to lose. He made the Logan Longhorns pay for that with 3-pointer after 3-pointer, but the outside shooting was not enough to counter Logan’s height advantage inside during a consolation semifinal game of […]

Grady girls hold off Floyd

By Eric Butler TEXICO — Grady was burned once by Floyd’s Corina Mendoza. They weren’t about to let it happen again. Mendoza hit six 3-pointers in their first meeting between the two teams, a 20-point Grady win. In the second go-round, Grady put the clamps on Floyd’s senior sharpshooter en route to a 74-49 win […]

Zias drop LSC crossover game

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By Kevin Wilson The Zias had the game they wanted to start January — a home matchup against a 1-7 squad. In the end, Eastern New Mexico’s offense couldn’t seal the deal. Randi Wilson had 14 to lead three players in double figures, and Monica Sanders sparked a game-ending 11-2 run as Southeastern Oklahoma upset […]

Clovis edges Portales, 61-59

By Kevin Wilson Youth edged out experience Saturday at Portales, as Clovis won the first battle in what could be a season-long war. Sophomore Aimee Hilburn had a game-high 22 points, and fellow 10th-grader Tori Quintana hit a 3-pointer in a 9-1 run that helped the Lady ‘Cats steal a 61-59 win Saturday night against […]

Floyd football star hopeful for hoop opener

Kevin Wilson THE RIGHT KNEE of Floyd senior Chance Chenault may be wiped out for now, but the same can’t be said on his future as a high school athlete. Chenault took a hard hit to the knee during Floyd’s 50-40 loss at Logan two Fridays ago, a hit that the Bronco said “totally wiped […]

American holds off Roosevelt in All-Star tourney

By Kevin Wilson It took only three pitches for Stephan Mills to make his mark. It took about 90 more minutes for the pitching to leave a lasting impression. Mills hit a leadoff homer and combined with Seth Baily on a three-hitter to top a similar effort from Joe Sandoval, and the American All-Stars defeated […]

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Hubert Morgan, a real estate agent and avid golfer, had this to say about one of his favorite hobbies: •“I love golf because I get to be outdoors.” •“You’re always trying to play your best game; it’s a competition with yourself.” •“I like playing with friends.” •“I love my 5 wood. I’ve hit some spectacular […]

Dora stops Tularosa

By Kevin Wilson Chris Rolston showed why the Dora Coyotes have counted on him so many times, and catcher Bryce Hays topped all of his defensive gems with a weak grounder to third. Hays’ one-out grounder in the bottom of the seventh scored Tyler Wilhoit to finish off a two-run inning and a 9-8 comeback […]