My turn: Friends offer kitchen wisdom

Argen Duncan In a mini-quest for kitchen wisdom, I asked around in the family, at the office and on Facebook. Here are a few pointers: • In this area, use high altitude directions to heat frozen pizza and make baked goods. • Don’t salt food before you microwave it because the food will dry out. […]

Food at the speed of life: Friends step in, offer pointers for cooking

In a mini-quest for kitchen wisdom, I asked around in the family, at the office and on Facebook. Here are a few pointers: • In this area, use high altitude directions to heat frozen pizza and make baked goods. • Don’t salt food before you microwave it because the food will dry out. • Substitute […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Pointers on three-pointers

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Video of the day Swish… nothin’ but net. Live (well, taped live) from Farwell… pointers on shooting three-pointers. Web site of the day Pay your city refuse bill online. https://cityofclovis.chargesmart.com/Question of the day Floppy disks… VCRs? When 2010 rolled around, we pretty much said goodbye to those […]

Zias drop hoops opener

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico With New Mexico Highlands scoring 123 points in its most recent exhibition win over Northern New Mexico, it was a safe assumption the Cowgirls were going to live or die Monday night at the 3-point line. However, Highlands took advantage about five feet closer to the basket, living at […]

Portales heading to quarters

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales Lady Rams used long-range shooting and stifling defense to punch their ticket to a 25th consecutive Class 3A state quarterfinals appearance. Senior shooting guard Briana Hernandez poured in 23 points, including six 3-pointers, as the defending state champions overwhelmed Cobre 74-31 in a first-round game of the […]

Clovis clobbers Portales

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By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — By the end of the first half, the Clovis Wildcats had hit so many 3-pointers the cheerleaders ran out of t-shirts to throw to the crowd. Clovis set a school record with 16 treys on Saturday night in dominating Portales 82-48 at Rock Staubus Gym. The Rams (14-9, […]

Banged-up Elida girls survive Melrose

PNT Staff MELROSE — The Elida Lady Tigers managed to overcome knee injuries to two starters and a myriad of fouls Friday night to nail down second place in the District 3-1A girls race. In a game where both teams shot 43 free throws, the Lady Tigers (16-7) pulled away in the fourth quarter for […]

Late rally lifts Floyd to victory

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — The Floyd boys basketball team may have been up and down much of this season, but the Broncos are picking up some late momentum. Junior guard Jerrod Long converted a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left and Floyd, down by 11 points on two separate occasions before leading […]

Broncos squeak out win at Melrose

PNT Staff MELROSE — After a slow start this season, the Floyd Broncos are starting to make some noise in District 3-1A boys basketball. Juniors Jerrod Long and Kyle Kropf each hit a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter Friday night and Floyd outlasted Melrose 57-56, knocking the Buffaloes (15-7, 4-2 district) out of […]

Lady Tigers close in on second spot in district

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By Dave Wagner ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers have set themselves up pretty well for the No. 2 spot in District 3-1A. In their next game, they’ll have a shot at No. 1 Fort Sumner. Elida got 18 points from senior guard Casey Ford Tuesday night and cruised past Floyd 60-36. The Lady Tigers […]

Broncos post win over Fort Sumner

PNT Staff FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos held Fort Sumner to 12 first-half points Friday night and rolled to a 68-53 District 3-1A boys victory over the Foxes. Junior Jerrod Long led three players in double figures for Floyd (11-11, 2-3 district) with 22 points, including four of the team’s seven 3-pointers. Junior Kyle Kropf […]

Lady Tigers move into second in District 3-1A

PNT Staff ELIDA — Adrienne Coe scored 16 points Tuesday night as Elida defeated Melrose 50-43 Tuesday night, taking over sole possession of second place in the District 3-1A girls race. The Lady Tigers (13-6, 3-1 district) held Melrose (9-11, 2-2) to just nine field goals. The Lady Buffaloes, who got 17 points from freshman […]

Broncos hold off Elida in district tilt

PNT Staff FLOYD — Junior Kyle Kropf scored 21 points and Floyd held off a late rally by Elida for a 63-56 District 3-1A boys basketball victory on Friday night. Jerrod Long added 19 points and Manny Carrillo 12 for the Broncos (10-8, 1-1 district), who bounced back from a three-point district loss at Fort […]

Elida boys ease past Dora in District 3-1A opener

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Tigers outscored Dora 20-10 in the fourth quarter Tuesday night to rally for a 60-57 victory in the District 3-1A opener for both teams. Senior Dylan Radcliff scored 19 points and freshman Wesley Gilmore added 14 for the Tigers (11-6, 1-0 district). Juniors Tyler Wilhoit and Brent Hays led […]

Elida posts pair of wins over House

PNT Staff ELIDA — Freshman Wesley Gilmore scored 26 points Thursday night as Elida’s boys posted a 60-45 victory over House in the Tigers’ Homecoming game. Dylan Radcliff added 14 points and Thomas West 11 for Elida (9-6), which led 10-4 at the quarter and built its lead to 15 points by the end of […]

Lady Coyotes cruise to victory at San Jon

PNT Staff SAN JON — Seniors Kassandra Clark and Jena Bilberry combined for 45 points Monday night as Dora rolled past San Jon 65-44 in girls basketball. Clark scored 24 points and Bilberry added 21 as the Lady Coyotes bolted to a 24-5 first-quarter lead and cruised. Brittany Slutz scored 10 points for San Jon […]

Lady Rams bounce back for split in Shoot Out

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By Dave Wagner Kirtland Central girls coach Mike Christie says that when junior guard Devin Diehl isn’t making shots, the Lady Broncos often struggle. Diehl was certainly on her game Friday night in the Ram Shoot Out at the Portales High School gym, pouring in seven of Kirtland’s 11 3-pointers en route to a career-best […]

Lady Rams fall for second time to Cavegirls

PNT Staff CARLSBAD — The Portales Lady Rams got off to a good start, then things quickly went sour. Senior guard Carolyn Smith hit a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers to help bring Carlsbad back from an early 6-1 deficit, and the Cavegirls went on to beat Portales 35-29 Tuesday night, their second win of the […]

Elida posts sweep over Lovington JVs

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — The Elida basketball jumped over the .500 mark on Monday with a sweep of the Lovington junior varsity squads. Elida won the boys game 50-35 while the Lady Tigers came away with a 44-28 victory. Dylan Radcliff scored 22 points for Elida’s boys, including a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers. His other […]

Rams rally for victory over Pintos

PNT Sports MORIARTY — If nothing else, the Portales High boys basketball team found out this weekend that it is resilient. The Rams, who dropped a last-second heartbreaker on Friday night at Los Lunas, saw a 13-point lead after one quarter on Saturday turn into a three-point deficit early in the final stanza before rallying […]