Clovis romps into Class 5A semifinals

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Big plays kill. Clovis scored on four plays of 33 yards or longer and beat Manzano 49-14 in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. “We were hitting ‘em well, we were moving the ball, we were stopping them on ‘D,’ but […]

Efficient Clovis steamrolls Bulldawgs

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Tanner Fickling took the handoff from quarterback Devin Sweet and appeared startled for a moment. With nothing but open spaces in front of him, the Clovis High senior fullback was off to the races for a 69-yard touchdown on the game’s second play from scrimmage, sending the Wildcats […]

Rams lose shootout in Ruidoso

By Kevin Wilson: PNT sports writer RUIDOSO — After playing a catch-up game for the most part, the Rams will now play a different kind of game — a waiting one. After a 56-35 loss at Ruidoso, Portales’ season hangs in the balance of a seeding meeting tonight after it failed to qualify for one […]

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 […]

Cats lose home opener on the road

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Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers LAS CRUCES — The Clovis Wildcats bent — a lot — on Friday night, and they finally broke. Playing with their backs to the wall much of the way, the Cats hung tough before Mayfield broke though in the final moments for a season-opening 7-0 victory at the Field of Dreams. […]

Broncos look for repeat win against Melrose in title clash

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By Dave Wagner Melrose’s Coy Speer was so busy blocking for junior Carlos Ruiz that he wasn’t aware of what his teammate had accomplished. Ruiz scored a national record 13 touchdowns — 12 on rushing plays and one on a kickoff return — as the Buffaloes mauled Animas 100-55 on Saturday in a six-man state […]

Diversity goes on display at student festival

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Tony Parra The Diversity Festival kicked off on Sunday and five plays highlighted the shows on Monday in the University Theatre Center at Eastern New Mexico University. The five plays on the second night of The Diversity Festival were Gnome Game, Dirt and Gasoline, The Sewing, Giving Up and Strings. These five plays will be […]

Floyd faces Longhorns in playoffs

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The games are about as meaningful as they get with the Floyd Broncos playing the Logan Longhorns in the six-man quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Friday in Logan, with the losers’ season coming to an end. The Broncos have not played Logan, but they did scrimmage the […]

Portales youth getting area airplay with Spanish 9/11 song

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By Helena Rodriguez A Spanish “corrido” or ballad about the second anniversary of Sept. 11 – recorded in Portales – is getting attention and airplay at radio stations around the area. The voices behind the original patriotic tune belong to five Portales youth ranging in ages from 10 to 16. What’s more, all of the […]