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Local scoreboard - March 19

BASEBALL Prep linescores Saturday First game Clovis 6, Mayfield 5 Mayfield 200 111 0 – 5 6 0 Clovis 101 003 1 – 6 12 3 Julian Gallegos, Cole Foster (7) and Anthony Carrillo; Nathan McIntosh and Jasiahs Jimenez. W – McIntosh.... — Updated 3/19/2023

 By Jon Mark Beilue    Sports 

Commentary: Good job unexpectedly comes open

A year ago, Mark Adams was the toast of West Texas, a symbol of patience and level-headedness, an example of old-fashioned defensive toughness with a bit of the everyman modesty.... — Updated 3/18/2023


Melrose posts sweep of Floyd

FLOYD – Junior Michael Cardonita went 6-for-6 with two doubles, a triple and four runs scored on Friday as Melrose swept Floyd 17-1 and 24-5 in season-opening games for both... — Updated 3/18/2023


Goddard takes pair of wins over Lady Cats

CLOVIS – Roswell Goddard scored early and often on Tuesday night and the Lady Rockets swept a non-district softball doubleheader from Clovis High 21-5 and 28-17. The losses... — Updated 3/18/2023


Roswell High takes pair of wins over Lady Rams

PORTALES – To say the least, it was a rough night on Tuesday for Portales High’s softball team. The Lady Rams held Roswell High in check for a while in the opener, but when the Lady Coyotes started scoring things got out of... — Updated 3/18/2023

 By Dave Wagner    Sports 

Hounds bounce back with twin bill sweep

PORTALES – After a gut-wrenching loss in Thursday's series opener at Greyhound Field, Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team couldn't afford any more shenanigans in Friday'... — Updated 3/18/2023


Big 3rd helps ENMU snap losing streak against ASU

SAN ANGELO, Texas – After nearly blowing a bases-loaded, none-out chance in the top of the third, Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team did some big-time clutch hitting with two out and put another long losing streak... — Updated 3/18/2023


Local scoreboard - March 15

BASKETBALL Prep All-District 4-4A Portales Boys First team: Xodus Gomez, Sr. G; Davian Lucero, Sr. G; Paxton Culpepper, So. G; Zane Mayberry, Jr. G. Honorable mention: Marcus Aranda, Sr. G; Jase Hightower, So. G. Girls First team:... — Updated 3/16/2023


Rams roll past Raton in opening twin bill

PORTALES – The Portales High baseball team opened its 2023 campaign with a dominant sweep of Raton on Monday night, blitzing the Tigers 9-4 and 21-1 at Ram Field. Freshman left-ha... — Updated 3/14/2023


Hounds finish off series sweep at Highlands

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Eastern New Mexico University pounded out a season-best 21 hits, including eight players with multiple hits, and pulled away to a 15-8 win over New Mexico Highlands on Saturday, completing a two-game sweep of th... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

ENMU thumps Aggies

PORTALES – Eastern New Mexico University's softball team got off to a slow start on Sunday at Greyhound Softball Field, but it didn't last long. After dropping the opener of a... — Updated 3/14/2023


Cats fall short in bid for tournament title

ROSWELL – Coming into Roswell Goddard’s eight-team Southwest Classic baseball tournament with only one win for the season, Clovis High nearly left with the tournament championship. The Wildcats took the lead on a sacrifice fly... — Updated 3/14/2023


CHS takes four events in meet at Cleveland

RIO RANCHO – Clovis High’s boys and girls each won two events in Friday’s Cleveland Invite track meet. For the boys, senior R.J. Nora posted a win in triple jump (44 feet, 2 inches) while sophomore Sammy Fuentes took first... — Updated 3/14/2023


Local scoreboard - March 12

BASKETBALL Prep State pairings (Seeds in parentheses) Boys Class 5A At The Pit, Albuquerque Wednesday’s quarterfinals (5) Organ Mountain 59, (4) West Mesa 55 (3) Los Lunas 46, (11) La Cueva 45 (2) Sandia 64, (7) Rio Rancho... — Updated 3/11/2023


Clovis to restart softball league for handicapped

CLOVIS – Denise Rodriguez started a softball league for handicapped and disabled youth in Clovis in 2019, and said it was a success. Then COVID-19 hit, and the program – called... — Updated 3/11/2023


Five area teams win in quarterfinals

RIO RANCHO – Five of the six area teams involved in state basketball tournament quarterfinals were able to win their games and move on to semifinal action. In girls matchups:... — Updated 3/11/2023


Lady Rams sweep past Muleshoe

PORTALES – Portales High's softball team got back on track Friday night, posting a doubleheader sweep over Muleshoe 8-2 and 12-1 at Wheeler Park. Senior Abby Marquez threw a... — Updated 3/11/2023


Lady Chaps improve to 42-0 all-time against ENMU

LUBBOCK – It’s probably not going out on a limb to say that Lubbock Christian is a tough matchup for Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team. The Lady Chaps improved to 42-0 all-time against ENMU and completed a three-g... — Updated 3/11/2023


Cats win in ninth, advance to finals in Goddard meet

ROSWELL – Senior Joe Albert delivered a two-run single in the top of the ninth inning on Friday night and Clovis High’s baseball team edged Roswell High 8-6 to advance to Saturday night’s championship game in Roswell... — Updated 3/11/2023


Hounds cruise to victory against struggling Highlands

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Nyles Duren had more runs batted in in Friday’s game against New Mexico Highlands than he had at-bats for the season coming in. The junior infielder from Windsor, Ontario – 2-for-6 this season prior to Frida... — Updated 3/11/2023


Lady Wolverines capture Class 2A crown

ALBUQUERQUE – When they were saddled with a 6-12 record in late January, it seemed unlikely that the Texico Lady Wolverines would be the last area team standing. Talk about getting hot at the right time. Texico won seven in a... — Updated 3/11/2023


Area posts 1-3 record in state semifinal games

RIO RANCHO – For three teams, it was Heartbreak City in Thursday’s state basketball semifinals. Texico’s girls helped the area avoid getting swept as the seventh-seeded Lady Wolverines advanced to Friday’s Class 2A state... — Updated 3/11/2023


Cats blanked in final two tilts at Hobbs

HOBBS – For the Clovis High baseball team, it’s obviously a learning process. After playing reasonably well in a 6-3 loss on Friday in their opener of a weekend tournament hosted by Hobbs, the Wildcats struggled mightily in the... — Updated 3/7/2023

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

SATURDAY PREPS: Buffs advance to quarterfinals

MELROSE – As a freshman, Jaxon Odom was thrown into a challenging situation in Saturday's Class 1A boys round-of-16 state tournament game. Normally a shooting guard, Odom moved... — Updated 3/7/2023

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Cats rally to earn split at Portales

PORTALES – It’s generally a little more fun playing from ahead than behind. Clovis High’s softball team, coming off three consecutive run-rule shutout losses to start the season, found that out on Monday night when they... — Updated 3/7/2023


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