Editorial: Mideast nations take steps toward peace

In the last few weeks some tentative moves toward resolving, or at least reducing, ongoing conflicts in the Middle East have taken place. The remarkable and remarkably important fact about all of them is that the United States has played virtually no role in any of them. Israel and the Islamist group Hamas that controls […]

Goddard thumps Portales 35-0

The Goddard Rockets shutout the Portales Rams (0-5) Friday night at Roswell’s Wool Bowl 35-0. The Rockets led at the half 28-0.

Rockets sure to test Rams tonight

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A sleeping giant. That’s how Portales Ram head football coach Andy Correll and defensive coordinator Mark McAfee both described their Ram football team this season. Both coaches hope their slumbering behemoth (0-4) wakes up tonight at Roswell’s Wool Bowl against the Class 4A Goddard Rockets (3-1). “The biggest thing […]

Goddard Rockets blast Ram baseball

PNT Staff Report Junior pitcher Justin Cooper held the Portales Rams hitless through three innings, striking out six as the Goddard Rockets posted seven runs in the first inning, and went on to beat Portales 13-3 Thursday at Roswell’s Joe Bauman Coke Field. “We came out really flat,” Portales head coach Arturo Ontiveros said. “Every […]

Cats cruise into tourney finals

Freedom Newspapers Artesia — Senior guard Cody Thornsbury hit five 3-pointers for 15 points and the Clovis High boys basketball team cruised into the finals of the Artesia Invitational on Friday with a 63-44 victory over Roswell Goddard. Junior guards Jaden Isler and Bryce Hill added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Wildcats (2-0), […]

Artesia Bulldogs win 25th state championship

The Associated Press ROSWELL, N.M. — Artesia halfback Jeremy Duran ran 6 yards for a touchdown to lift the Bulldogs to a 30-23 victory over Goddard in the Class 4A championship game Saturday. The TD, with nine minutes remaining in the game, gave Artesia (13-0) its 25th state football title — more than any other […]

Goddard defeats Portales in thriller

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Portales coach Ruth Chavez knew that hosting the undefeated Goddard Lady Rocket volleyball team would be a good test for her defending state champion Lady Rams, and it was. The Lady Rockets (9-0) defeated the Portales girls (7-4) in four games Tuesday night in Portales; 25-19, 23-25, 25-22, and […]

Rockets roll to win over Rams

By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer It didn’t take long to see that it probably wasn’t going to be the Portales Rams’ day. With two outs and a runner on first in the top of the first, the Rams committed two errors on the same play to hand Roswell Goddard the game’s first run. It […]

Rams win low-scoring battle with Goddard

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Portales did everything it could on offense to close the door on 5-13 Goddard, but the nail-in-the-coffin shots just never fell. So with the game in the balance, the Rams did nothing on offense, and it made the difference in a 49-39 win Tuesday night. Portales (8-7) recovered from […]

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 […]

Lady Rockets knock off Portales in three games

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By Tony Parra The consensus from coaches and players for Portales three-game loss to Roswell Goddard was the Portales Lady Rams’ inability to receive serves. The visiting Lady Rockets (6-3) claimed a 25-18, 25-21, 25-21 victory against Portales (3-6). “We had a lot of service errors,” Portales coach Ruth Chavez said. “We fought back and […]

Rams lose second straight

By Kevin Wilson ROSWELL — For the final 33 minutes of Friday night’s game, the Portales Rams dominated the Goddard Rockets and showed they were capable of hanging with a Class 4A football team. Unfortunately for the visiting Rams, high school football games are 48 minutes long, and the first 15 minutes were all the […]

Rams go on the road to face Rockets

By Kevin Wilson With a road game coming up tonight against a Class 4A team, the Portales Rams already have the deck stacked against them. To keep a realistic chance to beat Goddard (7 p.m., 1450 KSEL-AM), the Rams realize they’ll have to keep the ball as well. Ram coach Glen Johnson has said throughout […]

Air Expo bogged down by weather

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Tony Parra The 2003 Air Expo Event never got off the ground Saturday because of high winds. National Weather Service officials said they had no official wind-speed recordings on Saturday, but local weather observers estimated sustained speeds at more than 40 mph. The winds caused the cancelation of all of the flour-bombing and spot landing […]

County has raised $10,000 for fireworks show

By Mike Linn This year’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display will take place at dusk on Friday at the practice field across from Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce has raised nearly $10,000 for the show, according to executive director Pat Willis. Since the show takes place on […]