Portales golfers win Ruidoso’s Leroy Gooch

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer In frigid morning mountain temperatures, the Portales Rams heated up to win their second straight Leroy Gooch golf tournament in Ruidoso this week, as Ram sophomores Donavin Sanchez and William Archibeque won the top two small school’s individual medals. District 4-3A foe Lovington started slow but finished strong to […]

Ram golfers come back to win tourney

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer ROSWELL — Wind? What wind? The Portales golfers used the strong April gusts to their benefit Tuesday afternoon at Roswell’s Spring River golf course to come from behind and win the Roswell-NMMI championship. The result, however, rests upon a possible scoring discrepancy that could hand the trophy to second […]

Portales Ram golfers fifth after first day at NMMI

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer A second place round from Portales sophomore William Archibeque highlighted an otherwise disappointing fifth place finish by the Ram golfers at the Roswell-NMMI Invitational Monday at the NMMI golf course. Archibeque’s one-over par 73 was second to Alamogordo senior Michael Adams’ two-under par 70. “William played the best round […]

Golfers qualify for Cannon golf team

Dennis “Chris” Christensen Thirty-two Cannon golfers teed up for the first major event of the golf season on March 17-18 at the Whispering Winds Golf Course. The format for this tournament was medal play, flighted by handicap, with the low 10 medalists being selected to represent the 2007 Cannon Varsity Golf Team. The first round […]

Portales boys dominate Clovis links

PNT Staff Report A trio of Portales Ram sophomores made a big statement in the Rams first golf tournament of the season at Clovis’ Chaparral Country Club Monday afternoon. Portales sophomore Donavin Sanchez managed to overcome a rough start to run away with the best overall score and lead the Portales boys to a dominating […]

Daylight-saving golf

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PNT Staff Report Zach Smith from Dora takes advantage ot the extra daylight hours and brushes up on his golf swing at the Portales Country Club Tuesday evening.

Portales golf has state title in mind

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales senior golfer Jefferson Powers didn’t hesitate when asked how the Rams would do this season. “We’re going to win state,” Powers said. The Ram golfers nearly hit that mark last year, claiming runner-up status to Socorro. According to Portales boys coach Patrick Crowley, the Rams course management cost […]

Day Trip: Area offers year-round golf

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer Year-round golfing seems like a dream in some places, but not in southeastern New Mexico and west Texas. Fall and winter golfing can be found all over the area. From the local courses in Portales and Clovis to the Ocotillo Park golf course in Hobbs and The Links at […]

Golf adventures best kept close to home

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Pity me if you will, play with me for a good laugh — I’ve finally officially taken up the sport of golf. After years of occasionally reporting on golf and a few attempts to play the game during friendly tournaments, I broke down last weekend and bought a set […]

Club championship finishes up golf course season

Dennis “Chris” Christensen The Whispering Winds Golf Course Club Championship, the last major golf tournament of the season, was held on Sept. 15 and 16, with thirty-seven golfers competing for prizes and gift certificates. The player in the Championship Flight, who shot the lowest two-day gross score, was crowned the 2006 Club Champion. Brian Hollandsworth […]

Day Trip: Tatum Cow Pasture Golf Course

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer It’s possible to play golf among cow patties and coyotes at Tatum’s “cow pasture golf course. “ Located about an hour south of Roosevelt County, down Highway 206, it has unique fairways and greens. Two years ago, Tatum Schools Superintendent T.J. Parks got together with some of his board […]

Day Trip: Parks can help make fun finale for summer

With summer winding down, families are looking to squeeze that last little bit of fun from summer. A quick way to do that on a day trip would be a visit to an area amusement park. Casel-Land Fun Center Located on the outskirts of Clovis, Casel-Land Fun Center includes a go-cart track, 18-hole miniature golf […]

Rams earn team title in Clovis meet

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer CLOVIS — With district competition looming Monday, Portales boys golf coach Patrick Crowley doesn’t believe his team is where it needs to be at this point. Still, the Rams were good enough Thursday to shoot a four-man score of 306 and take team honors by five shots in the […]

Elida completes perfect district run

PNT staff ELIDA — Tom Sullivan went 5-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs Monday, and the Elida Tigers completed a perfect run through District 6-1A baseball on Monday with a 17-7 victory over Dora. The Tigers (8-4, 4-0 district) have a non-district game remaining against defending Class 1A state champion Texico in Clovis […]

PHS boys place ninth in Roswell golf meet

PNT staff ROSWELL — Freshman Donavin Sanchez, the first-round co-leader, followed up a first-round 69 with a round of 39-37 — 76 on Tuesday’s second day of the Roswell Spring Invitational golf tournament but still managed to hang on to third place in the event and help the Rams place ninth in a field of […]

Rams tied for ninth after first day of Roswell tourney

PNT staff ROSWELL — Freshman Donavin Sanchez moved into a tie for the individual lead with a round of 34-35 — 69, 2 under par, and helped the Portales High boys golf team to a share of ninth place with Clovis at 316 after Monday’s opening round of the Roswell Spring Invitational golf tournament at […]

2006 Intramural Golf League in full swing

Dennis Christensen Cannon golfers teed off for the first major event of the 2006 golf season March 18 resulting in the lowest nine medalists representing the Cannon Varsity Golf Team. The two-day competition’s first round ended with Ed Armijo in the lead with a 72 and Scott Hanna applying pressure with a 75 in the […]

First state starts on Ute development

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers The first phase of construction at Ute Lake Ranch has begun and is expected to be completed in 2008, according to Chief Executive Officer Barry Freedman. The 25,000 acre development is located in the bluff country in the northeastern portion of the state near Tucumcari. Freedman said he has assembled […]

Grand finale holiday golf tournament ends season

Mr. Dennis “Chris” Christensen The annual Christmas Tournament, the “Grand Finale” golf event of the 2005 golf season, attracted 64 golfers. The tournament kicked off with an 8 a.m. champagne breakfast followed by shotgun start tee times at 9 a.m. on Dec. 3 at the Whispering Winds Golf Course. The format for the tournament was […]

Foursome shoots point quota, wins turkey tournament at Whispering Winds

Mr. Dennis Christensen The Veterans Day Turkey Golf Tournament was held at the Whispering Winds Golf Course Saturday. Fifty-two golfers enjoyed a bright sunny windy day as they took to the links to compete for gift certificates and door prizes. The format for this event was a “Chicago Dogfight.” Each team was assigned a point […]