Winter weather hits area

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Freedom New Mexico Much of eastern New Mexico was expected to receive “significant snowfall” through Saturday morning, according to a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. It is the first significant snowfall for the year in what has been a dry, warm winter. Snow began falling steadily in Clovis around [...]

Rock ‘n’ roll hitmakers showcase hits

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By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Visitors from all parts of the United States and beyond have made their way to this year’s Clovis Music Festival thanks to their fascination with the songs that were produced at Norman Petty’s studio. Bobby Vee sounded exactly like those people before he hit the stage on Friday night. Vee [...]

Zias notch win over Pioneers

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Kristen Cruickshank was a little shaky in the first inning, but survived. After that, the sophomore was pretty much lights out. Cruickshank pitched a five-hitter and collected three hits at the plate Friday as the Zias bounced Texas Woman’s 9-1 in the opener of [...]

Portales native Ross homers

By Steven Wine, The Associated Press MIAMI — The ever-expanding list of catalysts for the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks now includes reserve infielder Augie Ojeda, who had a role in their latest win even though he didn’t play. Ojeda made his pitching debut as a sacrificial reliever at the end of a blowout loss Tuesday to [...]

Split enough to give Rams district title

Freedom Newspapers RUIDOSO — Portales needed a split to win the District 4-3A title. After coming up on the short end of a 43-run slugfest in the opener, the Rams rode the steady pitching of senior right-hander Phillip Danbom to a 13-5 win over Ruidoso Friday in the nightcap to wrap up the district title. [...]

Wayland Baptist needs late HR to beat Hounds

Freedom Newspapers PLAINVIEW, Texas — Catcher B.J. Myers launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth on Monday and Wayland Baptist rallied past Eastern New Mexico University 11-8 in a non-conference baseball game. The Pioneers (21-25) hit four home runs and pounded out 15 hits in sweeping the two-game season series from [...]

Greyhounds drop two against Abilene Christian

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Senior right-hander Brian Kennedy tossed a four-hitter in the opener and second baseman Thomas Bumpass keyed a five-run fourth with a two-run single in the nightcap as Abilene Christian completed a four-game Lone Star Conference South Division baseball sweep of Eastern New Mexico University by beating the Greyhounds 6-1 and [...]

Rams split with Lovington

PNT Staff Report The Portales Rams dominated the first game of a District 4-3A doubleheader at Lovington 15-3 behind solid pitching from senior pitcher Mario Salazar before losing the second game 13-11. According to head coach Arturo Ontiveros, Salazar allowed just three runs while striking out 10 Wildcats. “(Mario) pitched awesome,” Ontiveros said. “When Mario’s [...]

Angelo State sweeps Hounds in LSC South doubleheader

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — If nothing else, Angelo State’s offense was efficient on Sunday. The Rams scored 25 runs on 21 hits and stranded just six baserunners in posting a 14-9, 11-9 Lone Star Conference South Division baseball sweep of Eastern New Mexico University. By contrast, the Greyhounds left 18 runners on base [...]

Highlands Cowboys crush Greyhounds

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M — New Mexico Highlands had a run on the board before getting a hit on Tuesday against Eastern New Mexico University. That was certainly bad news for the Greyhounds. Once they started raking, the Cowboys pounded out 26 hits and rolled to a 24-5 rout in a non-conference clash. All [...]