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Ram softball finishes 15-14

RIO RANCHO — The Portales Rams needed an upset of seventh-seeded Gallup to get into the double-elimination round of the Class 4A state softball tournament last week. They needed more offense than they had to stay there. The Rams were ousted...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 22, 2019 

Dora falls in 1A finale

ALBUQUERQUE — It’s fair to say Dora’s baseball team held serve in this year’s state Class A tournament. The Coyotes were seeded second and wound up a state finalist. They lost Saturday afternoon’s state championship game to the No. 1 seed,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 22, 2019 

Fresh off four-peat, Texico faces turnover

The end of an era? Or just the continuation of one? Saturday, Texico’s baseball team won its fourth consecutive state championship by defeating Estancia 13-3 at the University of New Mexico’s Santa Ana Star Field in Albuquerque. But, when first...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 22, 2019 

Cats take one step up

ALBUQUERQUE — Objective-wise, Clovis High’s track and field teams fell short in this past weekend’s state 4A/5A championship meet at the University of New Mexico’s Softball and Track & Field...

 

What's Happening, May 19

Portales High’s boys basketball program will run its summer camps May 28-30 at the PHS gym. Boys entering grades 1-6 will go from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., while boys in grades 7-9 will go from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $50 and will be...

 

Hounds lock in 2020, 2021 season opponents

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico coach Kelley Lee has always made a simple case. If the Greyhounds wanted to make the Division II playoffs, it had to play 11 Division II opponents to give itself the best chance. That’s what the Greyhounds now have...

 

Hounds add five to men's basketball fold

PORTALES — When the Greyhound men’s basketball team was ousted in overtime in their Lone Star Conference tournament opener, the focus had to change quickly. A promising year that ended with the fourth seed, and a mild upset by Tarleton State,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 19, 2019

Four-gone conclusion: Texico again wins state baseball

By Peter Stein STAFF WRITER [email protected] ALBUQUERQUE - 2A, 3A, whatever. Texico's baseball team will take it, as long as it has an 'A' in it and means the Wolverines get to be state...

 

Five Greyhounds get national invites

PORTALES — For most of Eastern New Mexico University, this is the slow time. The students that didn’t leave sometime during finals week likely left after graduation ceremonies. But there’s one place where it’s still plenty fast for the green...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 19, 2019

Running just fine

ALBUQUERQUE - There's gold in these here hills. And every elite track and field athlete in New Mexico descends on Albuquerque amid the Sandia Mountains once a year to find it. Gold in this case is a...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 15, 2019

Clovis track eyes state championship

CLOVIS — You could see it on their faces. Though the Clovis boys track and field athletes had won a green trophy last year, signifying third place in the state, they weren’t happy. They wanted more from their trip to Albuquerque. They wanted it...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 15, 2019

Texico baseball on the go

CLOVIS — It’s a hectic week for Texico’s baseball team. Monday, there were elementary school players at the Wolverines’ practice, followed by a live intersquad game and then the team dinner at a local restaurant. Tuesday was awards night....

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    May 15, 2019

Foxes NMAA track champs

ALBUQUERQUE - The Fort Sumner boys track team so dominated the Class 1A field during the NMAA Track and Field Championship, it nearly doubled the number of points scored by the runner-up. The Foxes...

 

Eastern track ends on high note

CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico track and field team’s regular season ended in style Sunday, thanks largely to junior sprinter Kandice Miles. At the West Texas A&M Last Chance meet in Canyon, Miles won three events to lead Eastern. The...

 

Rough day for area prep golf teams

From the middle of the state to the upper left corner of it, Tuesday was a rough day for prep golf teams from eastern New Mexico. The Clovis girls and Portales boys finished out of title contention as the state 5A and 4A golf tournaments concluded....

 

Honors aplenty for ENMU track and field

BY THE STAFF OF THE NEWS RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico’s track and field program is growing and has collected some honors this year to show it. Junior sprinter Kandice Miles led a group of five Greyhounds selected the All-Lone Star Confe...

 

Good run in tennis

ALBUQUERQUE — The results may show first- and second-round exits, but that doesn’t mean it was a short state tennis championship for either Portales or Clovis. After a series of rain delays pushed matches back Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the...

 

Powering through

ALBUQUERQUE - Whatever the weather, the small-school track meet endured during the weekend. Through Saturday morning's events at the University of New Mexico, three state records were set at the meet...

 

Texico sees red at state tourney

HOBBS — A red trophy is better than a green. And way better than no trophy at all. So, when Texico’s girls golf team finished second and won a red after Saturday’s final round of the state A-AAA match on Hobbs’ Rockwind course, it was a big...

 

Rams pull upset

GALLUP — Catcher Jeuliece Chavez had the softball rarity of a leadoff RBI single, and the Portales Rams scored a trio of runs in the eighth inning Saturday to pull a 15-13 first-round upset over seventh-seeded Gallup Saturday afternoon. Nicole Laur...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 12, 2019

State-ment win

TEXICO - As Wednesday night's state 2A first-round playoff game was beginning, a dark angry cloud was moving toward the Texico baseball field. It was hardly a bad omen for the Wolverines. Though the...

 

'Big' signing for ENMU women's hoops

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team made a big signing, literally and figuratively, by landing center Natalie DeLonge for the 2019-20 season. DeLonge, a 6-foot-4 center, comes to the Greyhounds after three years at Division...

 

Clovis sweeps district title meet

ROSWELL — Thursday brought yet another sweep for the Clovis boys and girls track teams. And this one happened at one of the most opportune times of the season — in the District 4-5A championships at the Wool Bowl in Roswell. Clovis’ girls wallo...

 

Eastern home to fab five

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University may not have gotten a slot in the weekend Lone Star Conference tournament, but it did find out earlier in the week it had five of its players named for postseason awards. Infielders Nicholas...

 

What's happening

Clovis sand volleyball accepting entries Entries are now being accepted for the Clovis sand volleyball leagues. Starting in June, games will be played in the women’s league Monday nights and the co-ed league Tuesday nights. Both leagues are compris...

 

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