Coyotes unable to overcome Farwell’s spurts

By Dave Wagner FARWELL, Texas — Dora’s boys recovered from Farwell’s first haymaker, but not the second. Down 11-0 in the first three minutes, the Coyotes battled back to within a point in the third quarter before the Steers ran off a 20-1 blitz that cemented a 65-49 victory on Friday night. Senior guard Tate […]

Tatum teams win pair against Floyd

PNT Staff TATUM — The Tatum Coyotes broke open a tight game with a late 9-0 run Monday night and beat the Floyd Broncos 54-47. In girls action, Tatum used a 28-point second quarter to hand the Lady Broncos a 67-45 setback. The games were the season openers for both schools. Trailing by 10 points […]

Broncos fall to Melrose in title game

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — In a game featuring 134 points, going two quarters with a combined one touchdown is nearly impossible to overcome. The Melrose Buffaloes took command by shutting out Floyd in the second quarter, then lost control but regained it in the final period Wednesday en route to a 74-60 victory over […]

Lady Tigers ousted in semifinals

PNT Staff FORT SUMNER — The Elida Lady Tigers’ bid for a state volleyball berth came up just short Friday night against Des Moines. Elida dropped a 25-16, 25-27, 27-29, 25-19, 15-9 decision to the Lady Demons in the semifinals of Class 1A Region A competition. Semifinal winners in the regional round advance to state […]

Midwestern pulls away from ENMU

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State linebacker Fred Moore partially blocked two Eastern New Mexico University punts, helping set up a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns that lifted the Indians to a 34-20 Lone Star Conference South Division victory on Saturday. MSU (7-2, 4-1 South) kept alive its hopes of an NCAA Division II postseason berth, […]

Broncos score 55 points in second half to romp

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Jerrod Long says he and three of his Floyd football teammates learned a valuable lesson this week — show up when you’re supposed to show up. With three two-way starters and senior quarterback Bryan Johnson held out early in Saturday’s six-man quarterfinal playoff game against Gateway Christian, Floyd quickly found […]

NMMI’s ground game rolls past PHS in district opener

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Try as they might, the Portales High Rams simply couldn’t contain Jason Thomas and New Mexico Military’s powerful ground attack. Thomas rushed for 263 yards — 204 in the first half — and scored five touchdowns in the first three periods while sophomore fullback Bryson Carl added 119 yards […]

Floyd wins battle of unbeatens from Melrose

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By Eric Butler FLOYD — Jonathan Chavez wasn’t happy with the support his teams was getting so he marched over to the home stands and exhorted the faithful to stand up and cheer. TheFloyd senior gave the Broncos faithful something to holler about midway through the fourth quarter, hauling in a 10-yard touchdown lob from […]

Kingsville scores late, nips Hounds

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Junior running back Ryan Beard scored his third touchdown of the game, a 4-yard run with 1:07 left, and second-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 29-22 Saturday night in a battle for the Lone Star Conference South Division lead at Greyhound Stadium. Beard’s touchdown capped a seven-play, […]

Hounds hang on, beat WT

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Thanks to their ability to dodge a couple of late bullets, the “Wagon Wheel” is back in the possession of the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds after a one-year absence. ENMU rebounded from a lackluster first half Saturday to take the lead late in the third quarter, then held […]

Hounds seek better result against Buffs

By Dave Wagner With consecutive wins under their collective belt, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott believes the Greyhounds are starting to hit their stride. But as they found out last year, rival West Texas A&M is perfectly capable of throwing up a major roadblock. The Lone Star Conference South Division foes clash […]

Hounds erase 23-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat ASU 38-35

PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior quarterback Steven Hinson’s 31-yard touchdown pass to Derrick Hunter with 1:03 left capped a fourth-quarter rally from a 23-point deficit, lifting Eastern New Mexico University to a 38-35 win over Angelo State Saturday night in a Lone Star Conference South Division football game. The play completed a seven-play, […]

Goddard beats storm, Rams

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales High defense played fairly well against a potent opponent Friday night. Unfortunately for the Rams, Roswell Goddard’s defense was absolutely smothering. How smothering? In a 14-0 loss to the Rockets at Greyhound Stadium, nine of PHS’ 12 rushing plays went for zero or negative yardage. The game […]

Rams suffer first loss at Denver City

By Dave Wagner DENVER CITY, Texas — Although they played better again after the half, there would be no romp to victory this time for the Portales High Rams. Nemesis Denver City made sure of that with an overpowering first-half performance Friday night as the Mustangs thrashed New Mexico’s top-ranked Class 3A squad 36-7 for […]

Southeastern posts 45-21 win over Hounds

PNT Staff DURANT, Okla. — Senior quarterback Drew Beard ran for 231 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 295 yards and three scores Saturday night, setting a school and Lone Star Conference single-game total offense record in the process, to lift Southeastern Oklahoma past Eastern New Mexico University 45-21 in an LSC crossover football […]

Faith Triumphant absorbs loss to El Paso opponent

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PNT Staff El Paso Faith Christian scored the game’s final 52 points Friday and the Lions roared to an 82-52 win over Faith Triumphant in the Conquerors’ home football opener. Junior running back Steven Lopez accounted for nine touchdowns for Faith Christian, including four in a third-quarter rally which turned a 52-44 halftime deficit into […]

Rams top Tularosa, go to 2-0

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Early on, the Tularosa Wildcats had Portales High on its heels. But they weren’t able to deliver a knockout punch, and Rams senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford took over in the second half to lead Portales to a 33-12 win on Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Rutherford ran for 186 […]

Broncos down Mountainair in opener

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — In the quest to break his own record, Jerrod Long helped Floyd start the season with a perfect record. Long intercepted a pair of Mountainair passes, returning both for touchdowns, and accounted for two more scores on offense Saturday as the Broncos held off the Mustangs 33-12. Floyd (1-0) was […]

Melrose upsets Floyd in Region B

By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — The last time Casey Pack won two games in a row at Floyd, it gave his team a regional championship. History repeated itself over the weekend, but this time Pack was coaching the Melrose Buffaloes, who beat his former Floyd Broncos 65-51 Saturday for the Class 1A Region B championship. […]

Warriors knock Rams out of playoffs

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By Mike Linn The Portales Rams’ inability to convert had plagued them all season. In the final eight minutes of the district 4-3A tournament — the final stanza of the year — the plague reached its climax. The Rams entered the fourth quarter with a three-point lead and broke down both defensively and at the […]