CHS BASEBALL: Cats split pair at Portales

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Clovis senior Cade Wheeler pitched the first four innings of the opener, allowing three hits and two runs in the Wildcats’ 6-5 win. CNJ staff PORTALES — The Portales Rams scored eight runs in the second inning and went on to hand the Clovis High baseball team an 11-1 loss Tuesday […]

Angelo takes twin bill from Hounds

CNJ sports SAN ANGELO, Texas — If nothing else, Angelo State’s offense was efficient on Sunday. The Rams scored 25 runs on 21 hits and stranded just six baserunners in posting a 14-9, 11-9 Lone Star Conference South Division baseball sweep of Eastern New Mexico University. By contrast, the Greyhounds left 18 runners on base […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats hold off Lovington

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Clovis High senior Jordan Garrett survived a collision on the basepaths, and the Lady Wildcats survived a first-round game against Lovington in Artesia’s Lady Dog Invitational softball tournament, holding on for an 8-6 victory on Friday. Meantime, Roswell Goddard freshman Maddie Green pitched a four-hitter and tripled home two runs in […]

Title repeat denied

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Portales’ Amanda Terry, right, looks to shoot over Hope Christian’s Taylor Sauer during Friday’s Class 3A championship game. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Hope Christian converted 20-of-29 free throws in the fourth quarter and rallied for a 43-40 victory over defending champion and top-seeded Portales Friday night […]

Hope Christian downs Portales

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Portales senior Amanda Terry looks to shoot over Hope Christian’s Taylor Sauer during Friday’s Class 3A championship game in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer ALBUQUERQUE — Hope Christian converted 20-of-29 free throws in the fourth quarter and rallied for a 43-40 victory over defending champion and top-seeded Portales Friday […]

Lady Rams survive upset bid

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Tara Johnson’s leg was shaking. Her heart was pounding. Her mouth was dry and her palms moist. But her free throws? As soft as a morning breeze. Johnson made two free throws with 15.9 seconds remaining, leading Portales into the girls Class 3A championship game for the seventh straight year […]

Lady Rams hold on

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Bethany Self had 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists, leading Portales to a 41-34 victory over Ruidoso on Tuesday in the girls Class 3A quarterfinals. The Rams (19-8) seized control early. Ruidoso (17-12) got within 38-34 with 57 seconds remaining after a 3-pointer by Tonee Montoya. But with the […]

Top-seeded Lady Rams rout Cobre

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Senior guard Briana Hernandez drives pass Corbe’s Marissa Dalton during Friday night’s Class 3A state round of 16 game at the PHS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams used long-range shooting and stifling defense to punch their ticket to a 25th consecutive Class 3A […]

Lady Rams snare district title

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Portales junior Vicki Huber goes up for a shot in the paint during Friday’s District 4-3A girls championship game against Ruidoso at Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams rode a potent first-quarter offensive attack to a 69-48 victory over Ruidoso and wrapped up the […]

Rams host NMMI for District 4-3A title

By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer PORTALES — Portales Rams basketball coach Mark Gallegos doesn’t believe his team has put together four complete quarters in any game this season. He believes if they do that tonight, they’ll win their third consecutive District 4-3A championship. Portales and the New Mexico Military Institute Colts split a pair […]