Rams fall to Sandia Prep

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com PORTALES — The Portales Rams are still looking for their first home win of the season. Defending Class 4A champion Sandia Prep beat the Rams 8-2 in the first game of the Portales tournament on Friday morning at Ram Field. Portales (2-5) started off the game well as senior […]

Portales sweeps second day at Rio Rancho

STAFF REPORT RIO RANCHO — The second day of the Rio Rancho Cleveland tourney went well for the Lady Rams as they put up 29 runs in victories over Gallup (13-8) and Shiprock (16-1). Senior shortstop Kiersten Ramirez went 6-for-7 in the two games, scoring seven runs and driving in one. Meantime, eighth-grader Wendy Baeza […]

Valley hands Lady Cats 6-1 setback

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Valley put together three two-run innings, taking advantage of four Clovis High errors, en route to a 6-2 victory over the Lady Wildcats in Thursday’s first round of a softball tournament hosted by Cleveland H.S. The Vikings (7-3) scored twice in the second inning and added two each in the […]

Thursday area prep baseball linescore — March 24

Rio Rancho Invitational Quarterfinals Clovis 5, Santa Fe High 0 Santa Fe High    000  000  0 — 0    1    1 Clovis    103  010  x — 5    8    3 Izaiah Apodaca, James Catanach (6) and Gabe Valdez; Daniel Gallegos and Jakob Wimberly. W — Gallegos. L — Apodaca. Top hitters — Santa Fe High: Jake Romero […]

No. 20 WT tops Hounds

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ENMU shortstop Paul Tapia is tagged out during a double play by West Texas A&M first baseman Christian Loya in the second inning of Thursday’s game against West Texas A&M.

Staff report PORTALES — Matt Cole hit a go-ahead three-run triple in the fourth and first baseman Christian Loya homered as No. 20 West Texas A&M turned back Eastern New Mexico 10-7 on Thursday night at Greyhound Field in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. WT (20-7, 9-4 LSC), which entered […]

Cats post win over Goddard

Staff report ROSWELL — The Clovis High boys tennis team didn’t have much luck in super-tiebreakers on Thursday, but overall they did just fine. The Wildcats lost all three tiebreakers after splitting sets against Roswell Goddard, but otherwise didn’t lose a set all day in handing the Rockets a 6-3 setback. Goddard took the girls […]

Cats blank Demons in tourney opener

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Daniel Gallegos was right on his game in Thursday’s quarterfinals of the Rio Rancho Invitational baseball tournament. Clovis High’s senior right-hander pitched 5 1/3 innings of no-hit ball and finished with a one-hitter and his second shutout of the young season as the Wildcats blanked Santa Fe High 5-0. The […]

Clovis golf teams finish second in Rio Rancho meet

STAFF REPORT RIO RANCHO — Jake Foster just missed his first qualifying leg of the golf season, Logan Clayton picked up her second and Clovis High’s golf teams each took second behind Cleveland Wednesday at Rio Rancho’s Canyon Club. The four-team boys competition wasn’t much of one, with Cleveland posting four of the top five […]

Lady Cats win Texico Invite golf tourney

Staff report FARWELL — Clovis High’s girls opened their 2016 golf season with a victory in Tuesday’s Texico Invite, played at Farwell C.C. The Lady Wildcats shot a team score of 368, eight shots ahead of the Lady Wolverines. Portales was third at 435. In addition to the team, four players earned a leg towards […]

Lubbock Christian sweeps ENMU softball

STAFF REPORT LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team hadn’t solved Lubbock Christian before Tuesday, and nothing changed on Tuesday. The Lady Chaps extended their winning streak to 14 games and improved to 18-0 all-time against ENMU, outslugging the Greyhounds 18-13 in the opener and posting a run-rule-shortened 10-0 win in the nightcap. Senior […]

Cats dominate Lovington for third time

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Clovis High senior Gabriel Montoya slides in safety at the plate during the Wildcats’ eight-run third against Lovington on Tuesday night at Bell Park. Clovis won the game 23-0, shortened to 4 1/2 innings because of the 10-run rule.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Lovington’s baseball team has to be happy it won’t have to face Clovis High any more this season. After beating Lovington 10-0 and 13-0 in two earlier meetings, the Wildcats matched that run total in one game on Tuesday night, winning 23-0 at Bell Park. Senior right-hander Hunter Pipal […]

Dora clips Grady

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Grady first baseman Chantry Borden puts out Dora’s Dalton Privett on a first-inning grounder during Monday’s game at Dora. The Coyotes defeated Grady 6-5 in eight innings.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com DORA — Dora coach Mason McBee put his trust in sophomore Aaron Jasso, and was rewarded on Monday. Jasso not only limited Grady as a relief pitcher, but he recorded the game-winning hit to complete a 6-5 comeback win for the Coyotes in eight innings. Jasso, who outdueled Grady’s […]

ENMU captures finale with late rally

Staff report PORTALES — After getting battered around for three games, and looking like it was about to happen again, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team struck late to pull out a 12-11, 10-inning Lone Star Conference victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville in the series finale on Sunday at Greyhound Field. ENMU (9-17, 2-10 LSC), winning […]

Aggies hold off Hounds, post sweep

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Alyssa Osterdock worked five innings of relief, retiring 10 in a row at one point before pitching out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh, as Cameron posted an 11-8 win over Eastern New Mexico University to complete a sweep of Sunday’s Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader and the four-game […]

Cats notch win in Lovington’s Wildcat Relays

Staff report LOVINGTON — Clovis High’s track teams decided to skip the final few events of Friday’s Wildcat Relays, hosted by Lovington H.S. For the boys, it didn’t matter. The Wildcats had enough points anyway to capture the team title, finishing with 102 points to 87 1/2 for runnerup Artesia. “The weather was cold, but […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescore — March 19

Hal Bogle Invite At Dexter Third place Texico 13, Loving 3 Loving    200  001 —  3    8    3 Texico    152  104 —13    11    2 Adrian Martinez, Sonny Granado (2) and Granado, Cain Tiller (2); Rafael Maldonado, Ben Crist (6) and Jesus Maldonado, Brock Thompson (6). W — R. Maldonado. L — Martinez. Top hitters — […]

Wildcat softball sweeps Palo Duro

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Celeste Chavez fires a pitch in the fourth inning of Saturday’s doubleheader opener at Wildcat Softball Complex.

By Dave Wagner STAFF WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s softball team picked up a couple of much-needed wins on Saturday. Coming off a pair of 15-0 losses to Sandia in their previous outing, the Lady Wildcats put enough runs on the board to stay comfortable in a 15-8, 13-1 sweep of Amarillo Palo Duro at Lady […]

Two provisionally qualify for ENMU

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University got a pair of provisional qualifications for the Division II championship meet Saturday as the track and field teams competed in the Texas A&M-Kingsville Cactus Cup, held Saturday at the college. Victor Cruz posted a season-best 10.56 in the 100-meter, just behind meet-record Javier Lopez of Kingsville […]

Hounds continue to struggle

Staff report PORTALES — The hard times are ongoing for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. Texas A&M-Kingsville hasn’t done anything to ease the agony. The Javelinas have taken the first three games of the weekend Lone Star Conference series, thumping ENMU 19-3 and 6-0 on Saturday at Greyhound Field. The teams wrap up […]

Hounds’ rally comes up short in Game 2 loss

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Struggling much of day, Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team erupted with some long-ball power late against Cameron on Saturday. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough as the Aggies scored in the bottom of the seventh to complete a 10-0, 7-6 Lone Star Conference sweep of the Greyhounds. The teams, who had […]