Hound soccer wins opener

PNT Staff Report The Eastern New Mexico mens soccer team opened their season on the road Thursday afternoon with a 2-0 win at Colorado Christian. Andrew Perez got the Hounds on the board first with a first half penalty kick. Jared Morris added to that total after capitalizing on a one-on-one showdown with the Colorado […]

Floyd alumni fill Hound roster

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer By Mickey Winfield PNT Staff Writer mickey_winfield@link.freedom.com Bobby Reed is one of three players from Floyd to make the jump from six-man football to college football at Eastern New Mexico University. Reed, a 6-foot, 185-pound junior outside linebacker, teamed with senior running back Fide Davalos to lead the Broncos […]

Roosevelt teams lose openers

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt 9-10 year old All-Star Little League baseball team lost in its first game in the state tournament Saturday to the Artesia All-Stars in Carlsbad. Sammy Villanueva, the manager of Roosevelt’s team, said the final score was 11-5. “We just weren’t hitting the ball today as well as we were in […]

Dora gets past Floyd in playoff

PNT Staff Report FLOYD — The Dora Coyotes scored five runs in the top of the eighth Thursday to turn back Floyd 7-3 in a playoff for second place in District 6-1A. The teams tied at 1-3 behind district champion Elida during the regular season. The six second-place district teams advance to two regionals next […]

Rams drop twin bill against Lovington

PNT staff LOVINGTON — Portales struggled at the plate and on the mound Tuesday. It wasn’t a good time for it, either. Facing District 4-3A rival Lovington, the Rams were handed 7-3 and 12-1 losses by the Wildcats, the latter ending in 4 1/2 innings on the 10-run rule. The losses give Lovington the District […]

Spring fancy turns to baseball

By Karl Terry My earliest memories of playing baseball have to do with my cousins and my brother and I playing ball on Sunday afternoon in my grandparents’ front yard. We used a huge wooden bat and a great big mushy oversized softball, which could be bare-handed without doing too much damage to your fingers. […]

Zias salvage split against Texas Woman’s

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Texas Woman’s pitching held the potent Eastern New Mexico University offense well in check on Friday. Despite that, the Zias found a way to get a key Lone Star Conference South Division split. Senior Rosemary Moreno allowed only two first-inning singles and retired the final 17 Pioneers in order […]

Zias use long ball to notch sweep over Lady Buffs

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Apparently, Kelsey Kubik’s teammates weren’t that impressed when her second-inning line drive skimmed the right-center field fence at Zia Softball Field and fell over for a three-run homer. “They told me to hit (the ball) harder the next time, so I did,” the Eastern New Mexico University junior said Friday. […]

Lady Rams avenge themselves against Santa Fe Indian

By Jesse Wolfersberger ALBUQUERQUE — Most posts don’t handle the ball too far away from the basket. It turns out, Portales’ Morgan Hill is not like most posts. With Hill often bringing the ball up court against Santa Fe Indian School’s signature full-court pressure, Portales controlled the tempo and the game en route to a […]

Fort Sumner survives regional matchup with Grady

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers LOGAN — Because Fort Sumner had won the previous two meetings by an average of 27.5 points, it seemed pretty obvious what the Foxes would do to the Grady Bronchos Thursday in a Region A boys basketball semifinal. But on second thought… The favored team did indeed win, but not […]

Portales claims district title

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Tony Parra: PNT staff writer It was the third meeting in eight days for the Portales Rams and Ruidoso Warriors, but this time it had more meaning with the same results. The Portales Rams defeated the Warriors, 52-41, to claim the District 4-3A championship on Saturday night. The Rams defeated Ruidoso, 66-40, on Feb. 17 […]

Smith’s trey pushes Dora to win

Freedom Newspapers Late heroics returned to Guy Luscombe Gymnasium Friday night, in the form of sophomore guard Clay Smith. Smith scored 10 points, the final three on a trey with two seconds left to give the Dora Coyotes a 56-54 win in a District 3-1A thriller Friday night. “That was our goal going into the […]

Clovis hits road to face Onate in 5A semifinals

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Clovis High senior linebacker Jon Sweet expects a physical matchup when the second-ranked Wildcats play No. 3 Onate in a 1 p.m. Class 5A semifinal playoff matchup today at Las Cruces’ Field of Dreams. “It’ll be a battle of meat on meat,” Sweet said. “Their best thing is to run […]

Wednesday’s Lottery Numbers

Powerball: 9, 12, 24, 25, 27, Powerball 33, Power Play 4. Texas Lotto: 6, 20, 21, 29, 35, Bonus Ball 34.

Farwell loses in “comedy of errors”

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — The Steers collapsed under the pressure of a superior foe, unable to even punt effectively. Twice they snapped the ball over the punter’s head and once the punter’s shoe came off. Nazareth (8-0, 3-0) continued to steamroll all oncomers with a 50-0 shutout at Farwell (3-5, 2-1). “It […]

Rams, Roswell in similar positions

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though they feel they have played well at points, the Portales Rams come into their homecoming game with a record that indicates they haven’t played well since mid-September. Tonight’s opponent certainly understands such struggles. Tonight’s matchup between the Rams and the Roswell Coyotes pits a pair of teams that […]

White leads Tucumcari to romp over Texico

Kevin Wilson: Freedom newspapers TUCUMCARI — The flu was making Tucumcari junior Drew White sick, but the thought of another loss to Texico made him sicker. White recovered in time to play, and make a marquee defensive play, as the Rattlers rolled 38-6 over visiting Texico to stay perfect on the season. D.J. Martinez and […]

Greyhounds blank UT-Permian Basin

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Stepping outside the Southwest Soccer Conference was apparently what the doctor ordered for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s squad. The Greyhounds, who came in having lost each of their previous four matches by a goal, played perhaps as solid a game as they have this season on Friday in dispatching […]

Fourth-down stop propels Rams

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers TULAROSA — With a lucky break in the first half and solid play in the second, Portales was able to return home Friday night with a 26-6 win over Tularosa. A Michael Silva run put the Wildcats (0-2) up 6-0, and it would stay that way untill the final minute […]

Littlefield roughs up Rams

Freedom Newspapers LITTLEFIELD, Texas — Portales’ preseason scrimmage at Littlefield saw the Rams somewhat overmatched Friday against the host Wildcats. Littlefield scored once during a 15-play set, once during a 10-play set and three times in game-type possessions against the Rams. Portales couldn’t muster a score under the same conditions, but got the ball inside […]