Centennial overpowers Clovis in second half

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis senior forward Logan Cole draws contact from Centennial’s Darren Smith on a second-quarter drive.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s boys continued to make life hard on their opponents on Friday night at the Rock. The Wildcats are simply having a tough time generating offense. The Cats hung with a quality Class 5A Centennial squad for most of three quarters, but the Hawks ran away in the final period […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Jan. 2

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology at ENMU • When: 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Records: Mines 3-11, ENMU 6-5 • Previous meeting: Dec. 19, the Hardrockers handed the Greyhounds a 97-71 loss at Sioux Falls, S.D. • Last time out: Both teams played on New Year’s Eve. The Hardrockers lost at […]

Portales girls finish tourney in fourth place

Staff report LUBBOCK — Portales took South Plains power Shallowater to overtime before falling 53-47 Wednesday in the third-place game of the Caprock Holiday Classic. Kambrey Blakey scored a game-high 23 points and Sheraya Cox added 10 for the Lady Rams (7-3). Portales coach Wade Fraze said a 13-0 Shallowater run in the second quarter […]

Hounds lose big to CSU-Pueblo

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Darrelyn McCloud drives for a layup in the first half of the Greyhounds game against CSU-Pueblo on Wednesday night. McCloud finsihed with four points in 

the Greyhounds lost 105-66 for fall to 6-6 on the season. They play their next game Friday againstthe South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

By Derek Major Staff writer   dmajor@pntonline.com As far as 2014 went for the Greyhound basketball team? Could’ve ended better. There wasn’t much positive for the Greyhounds Wednesday night, as they were dominated from start to finish in a 105-65 loss to Colorado State University Pueblo. “From every position we didn’t play well, that’s all […]

Portales girls basketball summaries — Dec. 30

Lubbock Caprock tournament Quarterfinals Portales 42, Burleson (Texas) Centennial 31 Centennial ( 11-8) — Karly Burson 1 0-0 3, Bree Gustin 1 0-2 2, Meagan Benson 2 1-2 5, Kayleigh Benson 1 0-0 3, Lacey Burns 4 1-5 9, Kylie Quintena 4 1-3 9. Totals 13 3-12 31. Portales (7-1) — Bailey Schillings 1 0-2 […]

College basketball capsule — Dec. 31

Men Colorado State-Pueblo at ENMU 5 p.m. Wednesday, Greyhound Arena • Records: Colorado State-Pueblo 7-4, ENMU 6-5 • Last time out: Colorado State-Pueblo beat New Mexico Highlands 89-68. The Greyhounds lost at South Dakota School of Mines 97-71. • Last meeting: CSU-Pueblo beat ENMU 108-81 on Nov. 18 in Pueblo. • Notes: Josh Smith scored  […]

Portales beats Burleson Centennial in Caprock tourney

Staff report Trinity Christian of Lubbock rallied to beat Portales 64-61 late Tuesday night in a semifinals of the Caprock Holiday Classic in Lubbock. Earlier Tuesday, the Lady Rams (7-2)  beat Burleson, Texas, Centennial 42-31 in the three-day, 20-team tournament.. Portales plays Shallowater in the third-place game  at 3 p.m. (CDT) today at Estacado High […]

College basketball capsule — Dec. 31

Men Colorado State-Pueblo at ENMU 5 p.m. Wednesday, Greyhound Arena • Records: Colorado State-Pueblo 7-4, ENMU 6-5 • Last time out: Colorado State-Pueblo beat New Mexico Highlands 89-68. The Greyhounds lost at South Dakota School of Mines 97-71. • Last meeting: CSU-Pueblo beat ENMU 108-81 on Nov. 18 in Pueblo. • Notes: Josh Smith scored  […]

Lady Rams turn back Monterey in first round

Staff report LUBBOCK — The Portales Lady Rams got off to a solid start on Monday in the Lubbock Caprock Holiday tournament. Junior Kambrey Blakey scored 20 points and senior McKenzie Bucksath added 15 points, a team-high eight rebounds and three steals as the Lady Rams dispatched Class 6A Lubbock Monterey 54-45. PHS (6-1) will […]

Smyer hands PHS 55-48 loss in Littlefield tournament

Staff report LITTLEFIELD — Portales boys held 6-foot-7 Smyer senior Brennen Fowler off the scoreboard in the first half, but they weren’t able to contain him the rest of the way. Fowler erupted for 15 points in the final two periods and the Bobcats rallied for a 55-48 win over the Rams in the second […]

Portales High squads heading into Texas for tournament play

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales boys and girls basketball teams head to Texas this week in search of tougher competition. Both are entered in three-day tournaments starting Monday — the Rams in the Littlefield tournament and the Lady Rams in the Caprock Holiday Tournament in Lubbock, which features 40 girls teams in […]

N.M. Fishing Report — 12-25

his fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and NMDGF, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Abiquiu Lake: Fishing pressure was very light and fishing was slow for […]

The Blitz

A brief look at more top stories LADY RAMS DOWN ROBERTSON: Portales turned a close game into a blowout in the third quarter, and left West Las Vegas Saturday with a 65-36 victory. Junior Kambrey Blakey had a double-double 19 points and 10 rebounds, as Portales (5-1) won. Portales led throughout, but blew the game […]

Prep box scores

Girls West Las Vegas 36, Portales 65 Portales (5-1)— Kelly Fraze 1 0-0 2, Bailey Schillings 1 0-0 2, Bailey Rowley 4 1-2 10, Sheraya Cox 6 3-3 15, Brooke Lopez 4 0-0 8, Kambrey Blakey 6 6-10 19, Sky Marianito 1 0-0 2, Makenzie Bucksath 3 1-2 7. Totals 26 11-19 65. West Las Vegas […]

Cooper sisters enjoying time together

Jaylyn Cooper

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com Twin sisters Jordyn and Jaylyn Cooper have had a bond since birth most people don’t have with their siblings. Early tragedy strengthened it. “We lost our mom to breast cancer when we were five,” Jaylyn said. “It brought us a lot closer.” The Twins became so close they made […]

Rams win home opener 40-39


By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com While most of the Ram Athletic Center crowd was worried about the Rams’ four-point third quarter, coach Rickie McBroom was figuring how how his team could still pull out a win. Of course, it helped that visiting Mesilla Valley only scored five in the same period. “Well I knew […]

Lady Rams prevail over Robertson

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Portales Lady Rams continued their hot start as they stifled Las Vegas Robertson, holding them to 13 points in the first half of a 54-41 victory on Friday night. The Lady Rams (4-1) used their pressure defense to force the Lady Cardinals into a litany of turnovers. Portales […]

Cats pull away from Rams

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PHS junior forward Bronte Staugaard takes a shot over a Clovis defender during the third quarter of Friday’s boys matchup at The Rock in Clovis. Staugaard had 18 points in the Rams’ 71-63 setback.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com Clovis and Portales came into Friday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gym needing a win, with each having only one victory coming in. After a close first half, the Wildcats pulled away as Tristen Pautler and Tucker Dobbs combined for 53 points in a 71-63 win. “As a team, we played […]

Mines rolls past Hounds

Staff report SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sophomore forward Konor Kulas posted a double-double with 33 points and 12 rebounds and senior guard Calvin Thomas went 4-for-4 from 3-point range Friday night as South Dakota School of Mines & Technology handed Eastern New Mexico University’s men a 97-71 pasting. Mines (3-9) won for the first time […]

Spartans too much for Zias

Staff report LAKELAND, Fla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s women fell behind in the first nine seconds, trailed 15-2 after five minutes and were never able to recover on Friday in absorbing an 84-59 loss at the hands of 10th-ranked Tampa in a weekend classic hosted by Florida Southern. The Zias (4-6), who opened the […]