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 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 29, 2018

Portales softball streak hits 10

PORTALES — The Rams finished their final softball homestand of the year on a high note, after sweeping district rival Moriarty with a 29-run performance in Saturday's doubleheader. Portales took...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 29, 2018

Rams rally past NMMI in finale to finish second in district

PORTALES — A seventh inning meltdown in Game 1 of Saturday's District 4-4A baseball doubleheader cost Portales a chance at the District 4-4A title. The Rams allowed four runs in the top of the...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 28, 2018

Colts upend Rams in series opener

PORTALES - Sometimes in the game of baseball, it comes down to who makes the last mistake, rather than who comes up with the key hit. That happened to be the reality for the Portales Rams in Friday's...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 27, 2018

Legarda helps anchor Ram success

PORTALES - Joel Legarda is Portales baseball's "Mr. Reliable," as he goes out everyday and gets it done both at - and behind, the plate for the Rams. The senior three-year starting catcher leads the...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 27, 2018

Rams hope to add relays to state field

PORTALES - Today's Lovington Ross Black Relays are a chance for the Rams' track and field team to make further improvements as the season winds down, heading into next week's crucial district meet....

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 25, 2018

Portales rallies to sweep Clovis

PORTALES - For the second time in four days, Portales softball pulled off a 17-run swing. During Tuesday's doubleheader opener against Clovis, the Rams trailed 7-0 entering the second inning, tied it...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 22, 2018

Rams rally to sweep Hope Christian

PORTALES — Portales pulled a rare feat in prep softball Saturday — the 17-run swing. The Rams, down 11-2 in the second game of their District 4-4A doubleheader against Hope Christian, flipped the...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 21, 2018

Clovis captures crowded Colt Classic

ROSWELL — Friday’s Colt Classic in Roswell proved to be a tight battle at the top for several boys golf teams, but once again, it was the Clovis Wildcats coming out on top. The Wildcats (316) finished just nine strokes ahead of fourth place Artes...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 20, 2018

Tigers, Bronchos split

ELIDA — Baylee Oder's eight strikeouts in a dominating performance helped lead his Elida High baseball team past the Grady Bronchos, 12-2, in Game 2 of Thursday's 1A/2A-District 4/6 baseball...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 18, 2018

Rams garner softball sweep

PORTALES — A season-high four-game winning streak, all in 4A-District 4 action, has the Rams softball team heading in the right direction, as the season begins to wind down. Portales won its...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 15, 2018

Javelinas slug way past Greyhounds, 13-7

PORTALES — A six-run second inning sunk Eastern New Mexico's baseball team in Saturday's Lone Star Conference battle against Texas A&M-Kingsville. Javelinas catcher Will Arnold amassed six RBIs,...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 15, 2018

Silver slaughters in spring game

PORTALES - Heavy winds, a little bit of rain and that little thing called Friday the 13th, couldn't dampen the spirits of Eastern New Mexico football in their annual Green and Silver spring game on...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 13, 2018

Dora uses big third to top Logan

DORA — Prairie gusts of 30 mph and more couldn't stop Dora from pouring it on Logan in Thursday's A/3A-District 5/6 softball matchup. The Coyotes scored seven runs in the third inning to take the...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 12, 2018

Green-Silver tilt marks spring's end for Hounds

PORTALES — With the annual Green and Silver spring football game quickly approaching, the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds are just trying to fine-tune some things on both sides of the ball. However,...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 11, 2018

Big innings gives Dora first district softball win

DORA — A wild 10-run fourth inning helped Dora earn its first district softball win of the year, after it defeated Tucumcari 17-8 on Tuesday afternoon. The Coyotes scored all 10 of those... Full story

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 8, 2018

Dexter sweeps past Portales softball

PORTALES — Dexter softball's Bryana and Aryana Munoz made life difficult on Portales hitters during Saturday's doubleheader. Bryana struck out 15 Rams in a 5-1 Game 1 victory for the Demons, while...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 6, 2018

Rams get set for George/Love Relays

PORTALES — The Rams boys and girls track and field teams will host the annual Portales Barbara George/Jim Love Relays this afternoon, which features 12 schools from around the state. For Portales first-year head coach Chris Bachicha, today’s...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 5, 2018

Coach: Greyhound football making progress

PORTALES — Progress has been good and steady for Eastern New Mexico during its spring football practices, as the annual Green and Silver Game nears. Between an overachieving offensive line and a...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 4, 2018

Elida's Ferguson signs with Western Texas JC

ELIDA — She wouldn't let this one get away. After coming up short in her quest to win a fourth consecutive 1A volleyball title last fall, Elida's Lacy Ferguson, along with her Tiger teammates,... Full story

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 4, 2018

Rams blank Lovington

PORTALES — A trio of first inning runs is all that starting pitcher Josiah Lucero and his Rams needed in a 6-0 shutout victory over Lovington baseball on Tuesday. Lucero went the distance, striking...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 1, 2018

Rams notch sweep

PORTALES — Portales baseball had a strong showing to cap off its district-opening series against Ruidoso, as the Rams scored 24 combined runs in Saturday's doubleheader. The Rams took Game 1, 10-0,...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 1, 2018

Diamonds are forever

PORTALES — Ever meet someone that just gets you? Somebody who always seems to be on the same page as you, thinking the same thing as you, perhaps even reading your thoughts? Eastern New Mexico's...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 31, 2018

Rams open 4-4A with rout

PORTALES — The Rams' seven-run first inning accounted for most of the scoring in a 10-0 runaway victory in Friday's District 4-4A baseball opener against Ruidoso. Portales amassed four hits and...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 31, 2018

Lions take pair from ENMU softball team

PORTALES — Texas A&M-Commerce drilled three late-inning home runs to pull away for an 11-3 victory over Eastern New Mexico in Friday's Lone Star Conference softball rubber match. The Lions finished...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 28, 2018

Hobbs posts 10-8 win over Ram softball team

PORTALES — Defensive woes in Tuesday's cold and blustery conditions sunk Portales softball in a 10-8 loss to Hobbs. The Class 6A Eagles capitalized on three-consecutive fourth inning errors by the...


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