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 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 15, 2018

Rams seeking shot at 4A softball title

PORTALES - All you need is a chance. That's the unofficial motto that first-year Portales softball coach Nathan Dodge is using for the Rams' 2018 campaign. Dodge, just the second coach in program... Full story


Senior Olympics taking registrants for Indian Game Day

The New Mexico Senior Olympics is accepting registrations for Indian Game Day April 4-5 at Santa Fe Indian School. All Native American Elders are invited to attend. There will be two days of training and conditioning along with the competition....

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 14, 2018

Cats drop home debut

CLOVIS - For the Clovis softball team, there will be other days. Better ones, the Lady Wildcats hope. But there's only one home opener, and that didn't go as well as the Lady 'Cats would've liked when...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 14, 2018

Clovis improves to 7-2, tops Rams 7-0

PORTALES - Four unearned runs marred Portales baseball in the Rams' season opener against Clovis on Tuesday afternoon. The Wildcats took advantage of Ram mistakes, and used strong pitching to take a...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 13, 2018

March Madness actually began up in Albuquerque

Anything interesting happen over the weekend? Oh, yeah. Four area basketball teams won state championships in Albuquerque. There was drama, drama everywhere at Dreamstyle Arena, as the Elida and...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 13, 2018

Clovis coach Durham giving track and field a try

CLOVIS — Keith Durham knows coaching. And he should. He’s done it at the Division I and II collegiate levels, the high school level, too. But that’s basketball. Track and field is another matter. Though Durham has been a basketball coach as... Full story


LSC Softball Players of the Week

HITTER Madison Greenwell, Angelo State University, SR, OF, Flower Mound, Texas, Marcus HS Greenwell led the No. 4 Rambelles to a 5-0 record last week including a sweep of Eastern New Mexico with a .750 average. The senior recorded 12 hits with...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 11, 2018

Melrose rolls to 1A title

ALBUQUERQUE — This wasn't your garden variety Melrose boys basketball game. But then, it wasn't your garden variety boys basketball game, period. The Buffaloes, used to big leads and comfortable... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 11, 2018

Pecos denies Texico perfect season

ALBUQUERQUE — There's no shame in a red trophy, but it wasn't quite the hue Texico's boys basketball team had in mind. The top-seeded Wolverines wound up taking home the red one — awarded to...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 11, 2018

Rams reload for title defense

PORTALES — Last year, Portales High's baseball won its second-ever state title, as it defeated district foe Hope Christian 8-4. For the Rams (24-7), despite making it to the 4A title game, the 2017...


Prep baseball: Clovis tops Piedra Vista to move to 6-2

RIO RANCHO — A patient Clovis offense struck with three runs in the fifth inning, and senior Connor Langrell outdueled Division I-commit Chase Silseth as the Wildcats took a 4-3 victory over Piedra... Full story


ENMU men's track team 16th at D-II national meet

PITTSBURG, Kansas — Eastern New Mexico's men's track team finished 16th in the Division II indoor track and field championship Saturday, which might not be impressive without some context. That cont...


ENMU roundup: Angelo State wins 8-0 for softball sweep

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State completed a three-game sweep of Eastern New Mexico in Saturday's Lone Star Conference softball battle with an 8-0 shutout. With the win, ASU extends its winning...


What's happening - March 11

Registrations are now being accepted for the April 21 Greg Skarda Memorial Golf Tournament at Colonial Park Golf Course. Registrations will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. April 6. The price is $75 per person, with mulligans available for $5 each. The...


Clovis baseball team drops Aztec 10-0 in six innings

RIO RANCHO — Colson Faircloth pitched an abbreviated one-hitter and went 1-for-3 with a two-run single to help Clovis top Aztec 10-0 for their first win in two tries at the Cleveland Invitational. Connor Langrell went 3-for-4 to lead a 13-hit... Full story


Angelo takes opening doubleheader from ENMU softball

ANGELO, Texas — Eastern dropped its fourth-straight softball game on Friday, as the Hounds were swept in a Lone Star Conference doubleheader at Angelo State, 8-1 and 12-0, respectively. In Game 1, ASU (23-1, 8-0) scored a pair of runs in the first...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 10, 2018

Coaching friends hope to double up on titles

ALBUQUERQUE — Texico’s Ty Thatcher and Melrose’ Kevin Lackey used to be mentor and peer in Dora. By the time Saturday morning ends, they could both be defending state champions. Both squads entered the 2018 state tournament as the No. 1 seed...


Bustos finishes 12th in Division II 200

PITTSBURG, Kansas — Eastern New Mexico sophomore Danee Bustos ended her Friday as a second-team All-American, and teammate Marcus Parker gave himself a chance for national honors on Saturday during...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 10, 2018

Comeback puts Rams back on top

ALBUQUERQUE - Winning a state championship is hard-fought and hard-earned over an entire season. For the Portales girls basketball team it was both of those in Friday's 4A state championship game. At... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 10, 2018

Elida pulls away to extend streak to eight

ALBUQUERQUE — There they were, two local girls basketball rivals — second-seeded Melrose and top-seeded Elida — on the grand stage of Albuquerque's Dreamstyle Center in Friday's Class 1A state...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 10, 2018

Texico takes 3A with late hoop

ALBUQUERQUE — Wow. Any time a team wins a state championship it's a big deal. But the way Texico's top-seeded girls basketball team won its 3A state title on Friday had the wow factor for sure. The...


Texico back in 3A girls title game with rout of Clayton

RIO RANCHO — Three out of four was a pretty nice place for the Texico Wolverines to be Thursday. They’re hoping they can say the same thing Friday. Junior guard Baylee Sours scored 27 points, and the Texico Wolverines are back in the Class 3A... Full story

 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 9, 2018

ENMU trio hope to make mark at D-II indoor nationals

PORTALES — A trio of Eastern New Mexico track and field athletes will do their best to represent both themselves and the Greyhound program at Friday and Saturday’s NCAA Division II Indoor Track Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas. Sprinters Marcus...


Portales returns to 4A title game with win over Shiprock

ALBUQUERQUE — Sometimes, coaches don't really need to make halftime adjustments, even in close state tournament games. That happened to be the case in Thursday's girls basketball 4A semifinal... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 9, 2018

Elida makes eighth consecutive state title game

BERNALILLO — Naturally, this is right where the Elida girls basketball team expected to be at this time — in the Class 1A state championship game. The Lady Tigers' program is, after all, a...


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