Portales’ Erf, Partin brothers reach semis

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Portales’ Bethany Self lost to Sandia Prep’s Chelsea Lehman in three sets Friday afternoon at the state tennis tournament in Albuquerque. By Mickey Winfield ALBUQUERQUE — Portales senior Ella Erf and the Ram doubles tandem of Walker and Skyler Partin advanced to the state tennis semifinals after big wins Friday afternoon. […]

PHS squads win, advance to state semis

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Portales’ squads swept into the semifinals of the state Class 1A-3A team tennis competition with victories on Friday at Academy High School. The Portales boys, seeded fifth, upended Sandia Prep 6-3 while the second-seeded Lady Rams advanced with an 8-1 trouncing of Cobre. Brothers Walker and Skyler Partin won in straight […]

PHS squads post district team tennis titles

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Portales junior Tessa Bryant prepares to serve against Lovington’s Rebecca Frazier. Bryant won 6-3, 6-3 to help the Lady Rams claim their third straight District 4-3A team tennis title. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Portales High’s tennis teams claimed District 4-3A team championships on Friday at the Eastern New […]

CHS TENNIS: Clovis sends two to state

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson Clovis freshman Heather Trujillo leaps to return a shot from Hobbs’ Torie Murdock in their Friday’s District 4-5A girls singles semifinal. Trujillo won 6-2, 6-3 and placed second in the tournament. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Already assured a trip to state, Clovis freshman Heather Trujillo went for the whole […]

CHS TENNIS: Lady Cats topple Portales

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis High’s girls defeated Portales 6-3 on Wednesday in their final tuneup before the District 4-5A tennis tournament. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Billie Merritt knew her Clovis High girls tennis squad didn’t face the full Portales “A” team on Wednesday at CHS, but she said the Lady Wildcats […]

ENMU players named hitters of the week

CNJ Staff Greyhound baseball second baseman Mike McDuffie and Zia softball first baseman Anna Hershkowitz have each been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division’s hitter of the week in their sport. McDuffie hit .474 last week with two homers, three doubles, seven RBIs and a .947 slugging percentage. The senior also scored seven […]

Zias notch pair of wins at WT

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Junior Nicole Dickson took a shutout into the seventh and finished with a seven-hitter as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team completed a Lone Star Conference South Division sweep of West Texas A&M on Sunday with a 6-2 victory. The Zias (20-17, 5-7 South) put together a pair of four-run […]

ENMU gets two to tennis semifinals

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Amy Pennell reached the semifinals in both singles and doubles before bowing out in the Lone Star Conference Individual Championships tennis tournament over the weekend, hosted by Midwestern State. Pennell beat Midwestern’s Berkley Peeples 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 5 singles quarterfinals on Friday, but lost to Gabriela del […]

Portales sends boys, girls doubles to semifinals

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Portales junior Kyle Adams (above) teamed with senior Matt Tucker on Friday to reach today’s boys doubles semifinals in the Class 1A-3A state individual tennis tournament in Albuquerque. (Freedom Newspapers photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s Ella Erf and Bethany Self are right where they expected to be after Friday’s play in […]

Lady Cats tennis tops Lovington

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Clovis sophomore Jason Roberts returns a serve against Lovington sophomore Johnny Newton during asingles match Tuesday (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Sophomore Emmie Gibbs and eighth-grader Heather Trujillo are Clovis’ high-wire act. Gibbs takes the chances, Trujillo is the safety net. “She always backs me up,” Gibbs said. “Sometimes […]