Sept. 21 Sports Briefs

Freedom Newspapers Lady Broncos beat San Jon SAN JON — Floyd won its second volleyball match of the season, defeating San Jon in four games on the road Saturday afternoon. Floyd improved to 2-5 on the season with the 21-25, 27-25, 28-26, 25-10 victory. The Lady Broncos begin a three-match homestand on Tuesday against House, […]

Mustangs top Rams 26-21

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PNT Staff BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams had trouble taking care of the ball, and Denver City was able to take care of business as a result. The visiting Mustangs took advantage of five Ram turnovers and rolled up 407 yards of offense to hand Portales its first defeat of the season, 26-21, Friday […]

Rams get set for Mustangs

By Kevin Wilson If there was an opponent the Portales Rams needed reinforcements for, it would be the Denver City Mustangs. So it’s fortunate that coming into Friday’s 7 p.m. game against Denver City (2-0), the second-ranked Rams are as close as they’ll be to a full squad all season. Portales (3-0) gains back the […]

Clovis moves past Portales in four games

By Kevin Wilson In the matchup between sister cities, big sister won yet again. The visiting Lady Wildcats struggled at times, but had enough in the tank for a 25-11, 28-26, 21-25, 25-17 win over Portales Thursday evening at Portales High School. Clovis earned a season sweep of Portales (3-0) and moved to 10-1 on […]

Elliott does not expect Hounds to cruise

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s football team had an easy time with Northeastern State in 2002, rolling to a 46-14 victory at Blackwater Draw. Coach Bud Elliott doesn’t expect that type of game when the teams collide at 1 p.m. (MDT) Saturday on the Redmen’s home field in Tahlequah, Okla. ENMU owns a […]

Trio of Rams lead football team

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Mike Linn Jordan Harrison was bouncing around practice on Wednesday, calling plays at the line of scrimmage, fighting off offensive lineman and clashing helmets with running backs and wide receivers. During one play the senior Portales High School middle linebacker struck the running back at the line of scrimage, reversing his forward motion for a […]

PHS volleyball takes third at Roswell

PNT Staff Freedom Newspapers The Lady Ram volleyball team swept its pool and won two of three matches in bracket play for a third-place finish in the Zia Classic at Roswell this weekend. “I thought we did really well,” Portales coach Ruth Chavez said. “It was a great tournament for us.” After sweeping Pool D […]

Broncos manhandle Longhorns

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By Kevin Wilson Lazbuddie’s Coby Wilkerson needed two quarters to deliver the knockout blow to Floyd’s Jerrod Long. It took Floyd two more quarters to do the same to the Longhorns. Long accounted for 157 yards of offense and a touchdown in the first half, but paced the sidelines in the second half of Floyd’s […]

Hounds make quick work of Cowboys

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University made sure there would be no suspense this time. Junior quarterback Steven Hinson ran for three touchdowns and threw for another one Saturday night as the Greyhounds pulled away for a 45-14 victory over New Mexico Highlands at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU (2-0) was coming off […]

Q&A, Wayne Childs

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By Kevin Wilson Four years ago, most college football coaches wouldn’t have taken a shot at Wayne Childs. Now it’s Childs who takes the shots. A senior defensive end, Childs had medical problems that made him unattractive to everybody but Eastern New Mexico University. He’s part of a unit whose goal is to win the […]