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Young Rams squads hold their own at state

ALBUQUERQUE — Portales girls track coach Sandie Shillings acknowledged her team didn't have a lot of entries in this weekend's Class 3A state track meet at the University of New Mexico track facility, but at least they have...


Rams get Saturday split

Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent Ram sophomore leftfielder Ray Ornelas grabs a fly ball for an out in the top of the fourth inning of the first game Saturday. Portales survived a wild first-game finish, but the Rams weren't able... Full story


ENMU quartet off to finals rodeo

Courtesy photo Senior Katelyn Lide ties her goat during last fall's ENMU College Daze Rodeo at Lewis Cooper Arena. Lide will make her third trip to the College National Finals... Full story


Portales girls second at district, boys third

As a Portales High freshman in 2009, Sutton injured her back playing volleyball, something she said had been coming on for a while. "Doing sports all my life, it probably just... Full story


Clovis dominates at district track meet

Clovis High sophomore Kane Bender needed a new pole after breaking his during pole vault practice earlier this week. Suffice it to say, the new one — actually an old one found by...


ENMU working under NCAA deadline

Eastern New Mexico University has a deadline of May 1 to file a report with the NCAA over academic irregularities in its athletic department for the 2012-13 school year. Another report, going back to the 2008-09 school year, is...


Seventh proves unlucky for Cats

Clovis High's baseball team was so close and yet so far from beating Carlsbad on Friday night. Junior right-hander Peyton Lott threw six shutout innings, allowing just two hits,...


Rams, Wildcats split at Bell Park

Daniel Zapata was working efficiently for Portales through five innings on Saturday — only 42 pitches. Good thing, too. The senior left-hander needed 45 tosses over the final two... Full story


Portales girls a close second in Love meet

Portales High freshman Sheraya Cox outdid herself — by quite a bit — in Friday's Jim Love Invite track meet at PHS. Cox earned two qualifying marks for Class 3A state... Full story


Zias survive wind, Cardinals

Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Albie Medina had an interesting day in Saturday's wind-blown Lone Star Conference game against Incarnate Word at Zia Softball Field. Medina delivered four hits — including three doubles up...


Balanced effort lifts Rams

No matter how many points the Portales Rams score, almost never does anyone stand out. PHS put together a dominating first quarter — first half, really — and cruised past West Las Vegas 62-51 on Saturday night at the Ram...


Top-seeded Lady Cats rout Alamogordo

Alamogordo's Stephanie Anderson buried a 3-pointer on the Lady Tigers' first trip down the court Friday night. Suffice it to say, they had few other highlights. CMI staff photo:...


Hounds, Zias face higher-seeded teams in LSC tourney

Eastern New Mexico University's basketball teams are in the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. Now the challenge is to overcome teams who have higher seeds. ENMU's women (7-21), seeded eighth, take on top-seeded...


Lady Cats avenge only loss of season

Suffice it to say, the anticipated showdown never materialized. Guards Niki Cordova and Danni Williams hit back-to-back 3-pointers early in the second quarter Friday night and the... Full story


Hounds get late heroics again

Say one thing for Eastern New Mexico University's Rodney Blackmon — he's not afraid to take the big shot. For the third time this season, the junior guard from Los Angeles took... Full story


Zias creep closer to playoff berth

After going the entire season to this point without a double-double, Eastern New Mexico University's women nearly had three in one game Wednesday night. Freshman post Nelsha...


Long time coming

It's been a while since Eastern New Mexico University's women last won a game, or Abilene Christian had lost one. Even longer was the run the Wildcats were on against ENMU — 23... Full story


WT takes extra frame from Hounds

In a game that swung back and forth, West Texas A&M made just enough plays in overtime. Senior guard Darnell Jackson hit a fadeaway 3-pointer out of the right corner with 40 seconds left in the OT and the shot clock running out,...


Lady Buffs hold off Zias

Devin Griffin, West Texas A&M's leading scorer this season, had a relatively quiet game Wednesday night until late. With West Texas A&M's women clinging to a small lead, Griffin took over, scoring 12 of her game-high 23 points in t...


Late 3 caps Greyhound comeback

At the end of a tough night, with the game in the balance, Rodney Blackmon was determined to take the final shot. Blackmon, whose three 3-pointers helped Eastern New Mexico...


TexAnns rally late to upend Zias

Ronnie Hearne was forced to do something he hadn't done in "five or six years" Wednesday night — employ a zone defense. Hearne's Tarleton State TexAnns were in serious trouble...


Lady Cats make short work of another foe

Clovis High's girls continued to cruise in the Plateau Wireless Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. They may get a stiff test in tonight's championship game. Much as they had...


Balanced Rams gain first win

Nathan Chavez didn't appear to be "on" with his early shots off the bench Friday night. That changed in a hurry, though. After missing a couple of 3-pointers, the junior forward...


Tularosa tops Texico - again

TEXICO — You could argue that Tularosa has Texico's number of late. Mostly, the Wildcats have Jim Coleman, and that was enough to lift second-seeded Tularosa to a 26-21 Class 2A...


Angelo State staves off Zias

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University's women found some offense for the first time this season Wednesday night, but they didn't have the size to deal with Angelo State's Laure... Full story


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