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 By Joe Guzzardi    Sports    May 12, 2019

Don't let robo umps ruin baseball

Just a few brief weeks into the 2019 Major League Baseball season, incontrovertible evidence has surfaced that computerized balls and strike calls cannot be far away. Before each game begins, the announcers offer their insights into the home plate...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 8, 2019

Clovis track aiming for district titles

CLOVIS — The Clovis boys track and field team has been a district champion before and there’s no reason the Wildcats can’t be a district champion again. Winners of the District 2-6A title in each of the last two seasons, the ’Cats will be...

 

Texico begins quest

Texico’s baseball team has had one main goal this season — to win a fourth consecutive state championship. State 3A champs in each of the past three seasons, the Wolverines (16-5) will be vying for a 2A crown this year because of offseason...

 

Well-run meet

PORTALES - No matter how things went this past weekend, Eastern New Mexico's track and field program was going to come out of it having done something the Greyhounds had never done. Host the Lone...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 8, 2019

Tennis, everyone?

Nearly a dozen area tennis players are hitting the courts today in Albuquerque, with their eyes on possibly playing for a state championship Thursday. Portales sends seven players to this week's...

 

Not a happy ending

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University needed a miracle if it was to grab the final playoff spot in the Lone Star Conference over the weekend. But the only thing out of the ordinary was inclement weather, which transformed the...

 

Texico takes district

No Monday blahs this week. It was an exciting day of golf for local teams competing in their district tournaments. Texico’s girls team won the District 1-3A meet at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, with the Lady Wolverines’ Grace...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    May 8, 2019

Hometown pick

PORTALES - There's a certain importance to keeping things local. Both Taylee Rippee and the Eastern New Mexico University basketball program can appreciate that, for different reasons. Rippee made...

 

Portales softball gets 10-seed

PORTALES — The Portales High softball team, coming off a third-place finish in District 4-4A, learned it would be the No. 10 seed in the Class 4A state softball tournament. Portales (14-12) is slated to visit seventh-seeded Gallup in a noon...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 5, 2019

ENMU hosts LSC's best

PORTALES - Basketball coaches working the concession stand? Football coaches waving flags for the pole vault? Football players lugging around hurdles? Basketball players handing out soft drinks to...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 5, 2019

Moinat leaves mark in track and field

PORTALES — Ivar Moinat shares a name with Ivar the Boneless, a character from the T.V. show ‘Vikings’. Moinat isn’t as mean as the T.V. guy, but can be ruthless when burning up the collegiate track scene, at least from a competitive...

 

'Cats finish strong

CLOVIS - Clovis' baseball team may have played its last game of 2019. And if that is indeed so, the Wildcats exited in style Friday. Hosting District 4-5A opponent Roswell at Bell Park, the 'Cats...

 

Softball swan song

CLOVIS - It started so well for the Clovis softball team. Mid-to-late March seemed like break-up-the-Lady-Wildcats time, as they soared to a 3-0 start, quickly surpassing the program's win total in...

 

Wolverines sweep Lions

SANTA ROSA — As the end of its regular season neared, Texico’s baseball team added a sweep of Santa Rosa to its 2019 résumé. Friday, the Wolverines took the two-hour trek to Santa Rosa and blanked the Lions 5-0, making it 17 straight scoreless...

 

Heath claims singles

CARLSBAD — The Clovis Wildcats didn’t obliterate the field at the District 4-5A tennis individual championships, but they undeniably made their mark with four players punching their way into the Class 5A state bracket. David Heath posted a 6-1,...

 

Portales third in 4-4A

PORTALES - The Portales Rams, knowing they were on the softball playoff bubble, played a tight first game and more relaxed in the second. On the hill, however, Wendy Baeza was consistently good -...

 

Eastern senior tops in academics

RICHARDSON, Texas - Eastern New Mexico senior Colby Bagwell made it 2-for-2 in the track season, claiming the Lone Star Conference's male academic athlete of the year award for outdoor track. Bagwell,...

 

Mendoza named third-team

KINGSVILLE, Texas — A pair of Greyhounds were honored Thursday, as the Lone Star Conference dished out its postseason softball awards. Honored for the Greyhounds were freshman outfielder Iliana Mendoza, a third-team selection, and sophomore...

 

Ram baseball swept at Goddard

ROSWELL - How long was Portales' District 4-4A series opener against Goddard? Three days later, it was the series closer. The Rams took a 6-2 loss Monday at Goddard in a rain-delayed conclusion to...

 

Clovis track pulls out after weather delays

ARTESIA — Lightning proved a challenging opponent for Clovis’ track and field team this past weekend. More so than most of the Wildcats’ opponents this season. The ’Cats have been racking up...

 

ENMU's Ankerman named LSC hitter of week

RICHARDSON, Texas - Eastern New Mexico second baseman Nicholas Ankerman, following his best series so far this season, was named the Lone Star Conference's hitter of the week. Ankerman, a senior from...

 

Texico pulls split with Eunice

TEXICO — If the Texico and Eunice baseball teams are indeed seeded 1-2 in the upcoming state 2A tournament — as the Wolverines think they might be — Monday’s doubleheader could have been a good or bad omen for the green and white. When the...

 

Split keeps Hounds' playoff bid afloat

PORTALES — One spot remains in the Lone Star Conference baseball tournament. It could still belong to Eastern New Mexico, with a little bit of help. Cesar Capellan picked up his first win of the sea...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 1, 2019

ENMU to face LSC's fastest, strongest

PORTALES — College track and field season flies faster than the sneakers carrying runners around the oval. As the season began in March, it seemed like the Lone Star Conference track and field...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 1, 2019

Park doesn't feel different following title win

Harvey Park may be on top of the world, but his feet are planted firmly on it. Park, a 33-year-old Clovis resident, won the Legacy Fighting Alliance’s Lightweight Championship on Friday, earning a...

 

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