Lady Rams win despite no treys

Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — Part of the modus operandi for the Portales girls basketball team is its prowess from 3-point range. Showing another facet of its game, Portales didn’t hit a single trey in Thursday’s opening-round game of the Mel Otero Invitational but won anyway. Weathering the early hot shooting of Del Norte, the […]

Elida rallies to defeat Farwell

Dave Wagner FARWELL — Elida struggled mightily in the first half, but coach Dan Howard knew the real Lady Tigers hadn’t shown up yet. Down 22-14 at the intermission, Elida tied the game with the first eight points when play resumed and then survived a physical battle down the stretch to edge host Farwell 47-45 […]

Floyd opens with Bovin in tourney

Tony Parra The Floyd Lady Broncos continue their adjustment to a new coach in the comfort of their home today in the first game of the Floyd America Tournament. “We’re a real young team,” Floyd coach Shawn Wootton said. “It’s going to be good to have three games in your gym.” The Lady Broncos have […]

Dora boys’ home streak extended to 23

Kevin Wilson The Dora boys basketball team has done a lot of things over the last few seasons: won a Class 1A championship, ended a 30-year EPAC title drought and they have a former player (Matt Carpenter) playing for the Eastern New Mexico men’s team. There is something the Coyotes haven’t done lately, though — […]

Lady Rams win ugly game against Roswell

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By Kevin Wilson What a difference three days, and 37 free throws, can make. Coming off a near-upset over Clovis on Saturday night, the Portales Lady Rams played a forgettable game, but still played well enough to blow out Roswell 66-40 on Tuesday night at Portales High School. The win, which puts Portales at 2-1 […]

Hunnicutt demands more from self, team

By Kevin Wilson Even when things are going well, Eastern New Mexico University junior Jamaal Hunnicutt expects more — of himself and his teammates. The Greyhounds won the Lone Star Conference South basketball championship last year. Hunnicutt thinks they can win the national title. The Hounds (4-3) beat the defending NCAA Division II champion Northeastern […]

Coleman shows offensive game in win at Northeastern State

By Dave Wagner Garland Coleman, last year’s Lone Star Conference South Division men’s defensive player of the year, has shown this season that he can also do it on the offensive end. Coleman, a left-handed senior guard-forward from Chicago, was named the LSC South player of the Week Monday after averaging 18.3 points and 4.3 […]

Trinity Christian beats Portales at Shallowater Shootout

By Kevin Wilson SHALLOWATER, Texas — This early in the high school basketball season, eight games is a considerable amount of experience. It proved more than enough for Trinity Christian to finish off the Portales Rams. Forward Alex Knight led all scorers with 13 points, and a fine-tuned Lions team dominated the second half in […]

District 4-3A football teams chosen

Freedom Newspapers Ram offensive players made up a bulk of Portales’ selections to the All-District 4-3A team, released this weekend by district officials. Portales (3-7, 1-2 district), which finished the season third in district, had seven first-team selections. Of those seven, four played on the offensive side — quarterback Seth Clabaugh, fullback Cole Parrish, receiver […]

Greyhounds beat defending Division-II champs

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University entered the road trip to Oklahoma with a three-game losing streak, and left with a pair of one-point wins. Senior Garland Coleman sank the front end of a one-and-one free throw opportunity with eight seconds left as Eastern New Mexico University edged defending NCAA […]