My turn: Camping tips offered

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Summer means camping in the great outdoors. That means pitching a tent, roasting marshmallows and hot dogs over a campfire while telling ghost stories or singing songs. So here are some helpful survival tips for your next camping trip: • If you’re going camping in a public campsite always borrow a tuba from someone and […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Cameo awards, a new Mickey D’s and pitching a perfect game

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day Joking around: Cheese that’s not yours Cameo awards Cameo Elementary is holding awards assemblies today. Third grade is at 9 a.m., fourth grade is 10 a.m., second grade is 2 p.m. All are in the gym. Pushing dirt at Mickey D’s In […]

Hounds sweep Cameron with walk-off wins

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Freedom New Mexico Coming in on a seven-game losing streak, things suddenly turned around Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. The Greyhounds got strong pitching and timely hitting and pulled out a pair of walkoff wins at Greyhound Field, beating Cameron 3-2 in the seven-inning opener and 6-5 in the nine-inning nightcap […]

Hounds lose 13-3 to N.M. Highlands

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Highlands scored two runs in the first without benefit of a hit, built a 12-0 lead by the third inning and rolled to a 13-3 win over Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday night in a non-league baseball game at Greyhound Field. Second baseman Clay Lucas drove in four runs and […]

North all-stars complete sweep

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — In her last game at Lady Wildcat Complex, Clovis High’s Jordan Garrett went out with a bang. Unfortunately for her South squad, Garrett made about the only noise for her team on Saturday in the finale of a three-game New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star series. Garrett […]

Ram baseball re-builds

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer If the Portales Ram baseball team hopes to match or exceed their success from a year ago, they’ll be doing it with a younger, less experienced team. The Rams concluded their 2006 season with a 7-6 loss to the eventual state champion and district foe Lovington Wildcats in the […]

Struggling Hounds lose twice to Cameron

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Cameron played an errorless doubleheader on Friday. On the other hand, when Eastern New Mexico University made fielding mistakes, the Aggies made them pay for it. ENMU pitcher Kelly Crain bobbled a sacrifice bunt in the sixth inning of a scoreless tie in the first game, opening the door for […]

Ram baseball to rely on pitching

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With a solid rotation coming back and a larger playoff field, the Portales Rams have little doubt that they’ll make the Class 3A baseball playoffs in May. Their biggest doubt is if they’ll score enough runs when they get there. “I think we’ve got a pretty good chance,” said […]

Rams look to rebuild pitching

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By Dave Wagner En route to reaching the state Class 3A baseball championship game last season, the Portales High Rams had a luxury a lot of teams would like, especially at their level — two quality pitchers. On top of that, one (T.C. Nusser) was right-handed while the other (Seth Clabaugh) threw lefty. Despite finishing […]

Roosevelt County slips by Clovis

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The Roosevelt County All-Stars got off to an early lead and rode solid pitching to beat Clovis 5-3 on Sunday night for the District 3 Juniors division tournament championship game at Brady Field. Roosevelt built leads of 3-0 and 5-2 early in the game and held on behind the combined pitching […]

Ram rotation key to tournament success

By Kevin Wilson Portales senior T.C. Nusser insists that if there’s a must-win game, Seth Clabaugh’s the pitcher the Rams need to use. When he took the mound on Saturday against Cobre, though, he gave the Rams a victory in a must-win game mainly because he wouldn’t let the Rams lose. “It was just a […]

Zias lacking early consistency

Freedom Newspapers WEATHERFORD, Okla. — So far, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team is having a tough time putting pitching and hitting together. The Zias’ pitching has been solid for the most part through the first eight games, and had carried the team. But over the weekend in the Southwest Shootout, hosted by Southwestern […]

Rams looking to improve behind pitching

Kevin Wilson A renewed attitude, combined with experience and a few new pitching additions, give the Portales Rams baseball team reason to believe they can do a 180-degree turn from their 7-16 campaign, and possibly make a state tournament run. “We could go all the way,” senior T.C. Nusser said. “We’ve got some young guys […]

Roosevelt forces issue

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Roosevelt County took advantage of Zia fielding miscues to take a 7-0 lead in the second inning at Brady Field, and went on to force another game for the Junior League District 3 title at 7 p.m. tonight. Ryan Acosta rode the early run support to a complete-game pitching […]