Greyhounds rout OPSU to end season

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — As anticipated, Eastern New Mexico University’s football finale on Saturday was a relative walk in the park. The Greyhounds broke five school records — two by senior quarterback Michael Benton — and rolled to a 52-0 victory over winless Oklahoma Panhandle State, snapping their own six-game losing streak. Benton […]

Buffaloes stampede Broncos

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — The Melrose Buffaloes dominated from beginning to end, posting 46 points in the first half, as the Buffs defeated Floyd 54-6 Saturday afternoon in the district opener for both teams. Melrose senior running back Adam Hairgrove spurred the Buffalo charge, running for five of the Buffs’ seven […]

Dora Coyotes win historic homecoming

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Dora Coyotes won the school’s historic first homecoming football game over the winless Clovis Christian Eagles Saturday evening at Portales’ Lamb Field. Dora senior Sadler Hair rushed for five of the Coyotes six touchdowns, including three scoring runs of over 40 yards in charging the Dora option offense. […]

Clovis scores late to beat Cibola (local scoreboard)

Manuel Robles scored from a yard out on fourth-and-goal with 10 seconds left, and the Clovis Wildcats knocked the Cibola Cougars from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 13-12 win Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Cibola (6-0) scored first on a 22-yard run by quarterback Jonathan Mader, and Clovis answered in the second […]

Hounds run over East Central

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — It was a matchup of ground game vs. air attack on Saturday night. Suffice it to say, the former dominated. Eastern New Mexico University compiled 488 yards on the ground, averaging nine yards a carry, and ran away from East Central 49-13 in a Lone Star Conference […]

Greyhounds win home opener

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University defense had tried to get its hands on Northeastern State quarterback Joe Hogan all night — without success. Then, with the game on the line early in the fourth quarter, junior defensive end David Reed found himself with a clean shot. He […]

Rams fall in season-opener

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff The Robertson Cardinals erased a two-touchdown Portales lead and beat the Rams 20-15 Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Robertson quarterback Adrian Martinez threw two first-half touchdown passes to receiver Chris Ellis, followed by a third-quarter connection from Jake Martinez to Jesse Estrada to complete the comeback. “We just didn’t do […]

May 13, 1960

• Roosevelt County school teachers were to receive a $200 a year increase in salaries. • An approved Quarter Horse show would be held in conjunction with the 1960 Roosevelt County Fair. According to fair board members, the show would be approved by the National Quarter Horse Association.

Current Greyhounds defeat alumni

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Youth must be served, and Saturday afternoon the current Eastern New Mexico Greyhound gridders survived a scare at the hands of Greyhound alumni players 28-20 in the first annual ENMU alumni game at Greyhound Stadium. “It was a little closer than I expected,” ENMU head coach Mark Ribaudo said. […]

Coyotes moving on to state

PNT Staff Report ALBUQUERQUE — The Dora Coyote defense successfully contained the second-leading scorer in the state Saturday as they snared a 63-44 win over Temple Baptist Academy in the first round of the 1A state basketball tournament. Temple senior forward Mike Russo, who is used to running roughshod over opposing defenses, found himself with […]

Robertson rams Portales

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer In a gym that has seen some fantastic finishes this season, there was no miracle ending for the Portales Rams Saturday night. The Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals shocked a packed Portales High School gymnasium with a 36-33 upset of the Rams in the first round of the Class 3A […]

Tigers and Foxes advance

Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — Melrose tried to slow down Elida in Tuesday’s District 3-1A boys game, but the Tigers were more than equal to the task. Elida (22-4), seeded second in the tournament, held the Buffaloes to two first-half points and cruised to a 55-23 victory to advance to a 6 p.m. semifinal game at […]

Dora boys take top district 3-1A seed

PNT Staff Report The Dora Coyotes earned the District 3-1A regular season championship and the district tournament number one seed that comes with it, after defeating the Floyd Broncos 52-38 Thursday night at home. According to Dora head coach Ty Thatcher, the Coyotes (20-5, 7-1) took advantage of soft defense in the first half, and […]

NMMI beats Rams at the buzzer

PNT staff ROSWELL — New Mexico Military Institute won a game of stall ball, hitting a layup with two seconds left to beat the Rams 37-36 in a District 4-3A matchup. NMMI outscored Portales four to two in the fourth quarter to hand the Rams their first district loss. With the Rams up by one, […]

Lady Rams dominate Dexter, undefeated in District 4-3A

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By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers The Lady Rams were never threatened by the Dexter girls Saturday night, but they weren’t absolutely pleased with their performance either in the 66-33 district win. Portales junior Bethany Self scored 13 of her 15 points in the fourth period, as the Lady Rams maintained a healthy 20-30 point margin […]

Rams compete well, but fall short against Coyotes

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales boys coach Mark Gallegos wanted to know if his Rams could compete with one of the top teams in Class 4A. After Friday night, he has no doubt. The Roswell Coyotes outscored Portales 16-6 in the third quarter, then survived a late Portales charge to beat the Rams […]

Lady Rams whip Warriors

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By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers It may have taken awhile to get going, but once the Lady Rams got their feet moving, they couldn’t be stopped. Portales sophomore guard Tara Johnson scored six of her nine total points in the second period, as the Lady Rams outscored Ruidoso 20-4 in the second quarter to take […]

Lady Rams edge Roswell

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By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers The Portales Lady Rams may have grown up Thursday night. The Portales girls outscored Roswell High 14-2 in the third quarter, overcoming a 12-point half time deficit and the loss of senior Briana Hernandez early in the game, to shock the top-ranked 4A Roswell Lady Coyotes at Portales High School […]

Lady Rams lose Shootout finale

By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Portales Lady Ram head coach Brenda Gomez said after Saturday night’s Ram Basketball Shootout loss that if she hadn’t looked at the scoreboard, she’d be more pleased than the night before. But scoreboard was working and the Lady Rams lost to Lubbock’s Trinity Christian 52-32. “The effort was there and […]

EPAC Capsules

Freedom Newspapers Boys • Fort Sumner (2-6) began the EPAC with serious offensive fire power, blowing out Grady 63-43 in a first round match-up. The Foxes earned themselves a second round game against No. 1 seeded Texico today at 8:15 p.m. Berry Stinnett scored 14 points and Cass Dimitroff chipped in 13 points as Fort […]