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 […]

Dora girls defeat Eunice again

Freedom Newspapers DORA — Kassandra Clark scored nine of her 17 in the fourth quarter, and the Dora Lady Coyotes continued a statistical oddity with a 44-26 victory Tuesday over Eunice. Dora improved to 4-7 with the win, and has two of its victories over the Lady Cardinals. Eunice lost to Dora in the season […]

Grady beats Dora for fifth

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — Grady boys coach Ken Kostedt thinks the Bronchos’ 4-10 record this season is a little deceptive. “All of our games this year have been close except for two,” he said. “We just haven’t been on the winning end that much. I think we’ve played some talented teams.” Thursday night, Grady […]

Dora teams swept by Logan

Freedom Newspapers DORA — It was a story of free throws for both Dora basketball teams on Saturday night. Both Coyote teams were outshot from the charity stripe, and both Coyote teams lost close games. Saturday at Guy Luscombe Gymnasium. Kirk Burns had 27 to lead three Longhorns in double figures, and Logan outscored Dora […]

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 […]

Dora sweeps San Jon

Freedom Newspapers DORA — Kassandra Clark had 22 points, and Dora claimed an easy 54-32 win over San Jon Saturday night to improve to 2-0 on the season. Jena Bilberry scored 13, while Allison Field added 10 for the Lady Coyotes, who will play Tuesday at Texico. Danielle Lee had 13 to lead San Jon. […]

Dora boys to defend Class A title

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Tony Parra The Dora Coyotes lost several players from last season’s state championship team, and they’re comfortable with dropping below the radar of most teams this season. “We have a young group, but we’re not going to use that as an excuse,” Dora coach Ty Thatcher said. “We are thought of as the underdogs and […]

Dora hopes to rebound from losing season

Mike Linn The Dora Lady Coyotes are hoping this season yields one, two and three-point victories, not losses. They’re hoping last year’s young squad now has the experience to fight through the pressure of a close game. And, like any team one season later, they’re hoping last year’s kinks and cobwebs are nothing more than […]

Melrose slips by Dora

Tony Parra DORA — A two-game deficit was too much for the Dora Lady Coyotes as Melrose escaped with a 25-21, 25-23, 19-25, 11-25, 15-13 victory Tuesday in a District 3-1A matchup. “We played really hard,” Dora coach Myra Skinner said. “We passed the ball well and we played real aggressive. We didn’t let anything […]

Dora loses regional title

By Kevin Wilson Dora was bound for the state baseball tournament no matter what happened in Thursday’s Region B championship. So, when the Coyotes ended with a 13-9 defeat from what was almost a certain victory against Lordsburg, they could at least make a positive out of a negative instead of fretting about the end […]

Dora Boys hold on for EPAC title

Dave Wagner The Dora Coyotes built a double-figure lead in the first half, then fought off a Texico comeback to edge the Wolverines 56-50 Saturday night a Greyhound Arena for the biys championship in the 45th annual Eastern Plains Athletic Conference basketball tournament. Seniors Chris Rolston and Matt Carpenter led the way for Dora (7-3) […]