Dora teams eye first wins in District 3-1A

PNT Staff Prep notes The Dora Lady Coyotes (4-8) fell to the Fort Sumner Vixens 58-35 Tuesday in their District 3-1A opener. D’Shawn Pettigrew led the Lady Coyotes with 15 points. “She’s (Pettigrew) usually not our leading scorer,” Dora coach Bill Stockton said. “She’s usually our leading assister. Jaci Sant, Kassandra Clark and Jena Bilberry […]

Elida goes overtime for district win

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — Elida survived a late Floyd rally — not to mention its own free-throw shooting — to claim a district win Tuesday night. Keisha Chenault scored a team-high 16 points, and Casey Ford hit a key jumper in overtime to give the visiting Lady Tigers a 47-44 win at Floyd High […]

Goddard holds off Rams

By Kevin Wilson Portales’ magic number against the Goddard Rockets was 45. For the Rockets, the magic number turned out to be 86. Visiting Goddard led for just 86 seconds, but it equated into the final 1:26 as the Rockets outlasted Portales 40-39 Monday in a non-district game. The Rams held Goddard under their defensive […]

South team will feature 3 Rams

Kevin Wilson It never really occurred to T.C. Nusser that he’d be following in his brother’s footsteps this summer. Three years after his brother Dusty played in the inaugural North-South 3A All-Star football game, T.C. now has his turn in the annual senior-only game. He’ll represent Ram football one final time and make friends out […]

NMAA hoping to change image

Rick White The state’s governing body for high school athletics has an image problem, according to the organization’s newly elected board president. Clovis Schools Superintendent Neil Nuttall said financial problems, an unpopular realignment plan and an uncompromising attitude by the previous administration has alienated members of the New Mexico Activities Association. Nuttall, elected president of […]

Zia adjusts to different roles

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University freshman guard Heather Brown expected an adjustment to coming off the bench this season. She had been a starter most of her high school career. The adjustment didn’t last long as the 5-foot-7 Brown found herself thrust into starting lineup again six games ago in place of junior point […]

ACL spells danger for local athletes

Kevin Wilson It was a play like any other for Megan Kabrick. The Portales High School sophomore was trying to prevent teammate Roni Gomez from getting screened in a December game against Santa Fe. The 5-foot-10 post jumped in the way, hyperextending her left knee in an ensuing collision. But this play wasn’t like any […]

Late rally can’t save Rams

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By Kevin Wilson Portales beat Roswell at its own game, but only for about four minutes. Otherwise, visiting Roswell was in control most of the night en route a 68-57 win Thursday night at Ram Gym. Roswell (11-3) won its sixth-straight, leading by as much as 19 points early in the fourth. Portales guard Chris […]

Texans beat Hounds with defense

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By Dave Wagner Facing the third-ranked team in NCAA Division II, Eastern New Mexico University’s men put themselves in position to win Thursday night. But Tarleton State turned up the defense late, holding ENMU to just two field goals over the final eight minutes to eke out a 72-69 win in a Lone Star Conference […]

Zias rout Tarleton State

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Eastern New Mexico continued its schizophrenic offensive ways, countering splendid shooting with sloppy ball handling in Thursday’s 84-63 win over Tarleton State in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Jereena Bosket led a balanced attack with 18 points as the Zias (7-8) shot a school record 68 percent from the field, including 7-of-9 from […]