Agent: Baskett will sign with Vikings after release from Eagles

Eagles Training Camp

Freedom New Mexico Clovis native Hank Baskett will be out of the NFL for less than 24 hours. Baskett, who was released Tuesday by the Philadelphia Eagles, will sign today with the Minnesota Vikings, according to his agent. Jim Ivler said Tuesday night Baskett will sign a one-year deal. “He’s very excited. He’s spoke with […]

Hank Baskett signs with Philly

Freedom New Mexico Clovis native and pro football wide receiver Hank Baskett is a Philadelphia Eagle once again. The Eagles announced signing Baskett early Friday. “I’m glad we had a chance to get Hank back in Philadelphia,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a written statement. “Not only has he proven himself to be a […]

Baskett’s misplay among several Colts gaffes

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — Hank Baskett heard the words, “Blue ball.” And with that, he thought he had recovered his muff for his blue-clad Indianapolis Colts on the onside kick that started Super Bowl XLIV’s second half Sunday in Miami. That’s when he relaxed in the pile, he said, and a […]

NMMI Colt soccer pounds Portales 5-0

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The New Mexico Military Institute Colts jumped out to a fast lead and kept the pressure on, in a 5-0 win against Portales Thursday afternoon at the Portales High School soccer pitch. NMMI’s Doria Griegos single-handedly gave the Colts a fast 2-0 lead in the first half, scoring in […]

Rams win overtime title thriller

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer It was a game that seemed destined never to end, but Portales junior guard Ky Mitchell ended it in an instant — claiming the Rams third consecutive District 4-3A tournament championship in the process. With the score tied at 50-50 in overtime, and two seconds remaining on the clock, […]

Rams seek third consecutive title in District 4-3A

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales Rams basketball coach Mark Gallegos doesn’t believe his team has put together four complete quarters in any game this season. He believes if they do that tonight, they’ll win their third consecutive District 4-3A championship. Portales and the New Mexico Military Institute Colts split a pair of games […]

One Super Sunday

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The 1985 Chicago Bears went 15-1 in the regular season, outscored their three playoff opponents 91-10, and were so confident they recorded a song for charity called “Super Bowl Shuffle” before the playoffs began. They gave opponents nightmares, but they gave then-12-year-old Darren Keith some of the greatest moments of […]

Rams, Colts trying to get back into 4-3A race

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer If there has been a closer district battle for Portales over the last four years than New Mexico Military Institute, one would be hard-pressed to find it. The Colts and Rams have alternated as winners each of the last four years, and the road team has won the last […]

Rams split with NMMI on the road

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Ivan Morales scored on a Reid Marley squeeze bunt with one out in the eighth inning, giving the New Mexico Military Institute Colts a 14-13 win in the nightcap of Tuesday’s District 4-3A baseball doubleheader. Portales (15-7, 7-3) won the first game 5-3, and is still in position to win the […]

Rams want to keep things simple

Kevin Wilson For the Portales High baseball team, the week that determines their playoff status depends on simple matters. “Catch the ball, throw the ball, hit the ball,” as Ram coach Greg Hill explained after Monday’s practice. The New Mexico Military Institute Colts would like to take the same approach when they host the Rams […]

Rams fail to close out Colts

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By Kevin Wilson The Portales Rams are having trouble finishing what they started. The Rams routed New Mexico Military Institute 13-3 to start a District 4-3A doubleheader behind a solid performance from senior pitcher Seth Clabaugh. Clabaugh’s seventh victory of the season, and a 12-4 Portales lead early in the nightcap, were two reasons to […]

NMMI beats Rams to force tie in District 4-3A

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — The New Mexico Military Institute Colts had something to play for, and it showed. Waige Turueke scored 14 points to lead the host Colts to a 53-36 victory over the Portales Rams Friday night in a District 4-3A contest. The Colts (9-12, 5-1 District 4-3A) forced a tie with Lovington for […]

Rams end game “one jump shot away”

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By Kevin Wilson The New Mexico Military Institute Colts were just happy to finish off Friday night with a 3-0 district mark. The Portales Rams were disappointed to finish off 0-for-12. The host Rams and the visiting Colts were both held to season lows, but the Colts survived an abysmal shooting night thanks to a […]

Rams go out with dominant win

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Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Without the pressure of playoff possibilities and with any spoils of victory limited to what transpired on Colt Field, the Portales Rams had one of their most dominant performances in recent memory. The Ram offense controlled the ball and the defense controlled the field in a 39-0 rout over New Mexico […]