Clovis American scores 14 runs to beat Roosevelt

PNT Staff The Clovis American team beat the Roosevelt team Sunday evening in the 13-14 year old bracket of the district’s Little League baseball all-star tournament. Rachel Kia, the president of the Little League Board, said the final score was 14-4. Roosevelt was eliminated from the tournament due to the loss. “It was just one […]

North sweeps twin bill in All-Star series

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent The North squad won’t have to wait until Saturday to find out whether it can wrap up its second straight overall win in the North/South All-Star Softball series. That’s because a doubleheader sweep on Friday night in Clovis meant that the North stars already clinched the series victory — its […]

ENMU rodeoer in seventh

Freedom Newspapers CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University senior Rowdy Sanders is seventh in bull riding while ENMU sophomore Raelyn Gardner is in a three-way tie for 10th in breakaway roping after the second go of the College National Finals Rodeo. Sanders, from Whiteface, recorded a no-score in Tuesday’s second go after posting a […]

Rams earn team title in Clovis meet

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer CLOVIS — With district competition looming Monday, Portales boys golf coach Patrick Crowley doesn’t believe his team is where it needs to be at this point. Still, the Rams were good enough Thursday to shoot a four-man score of 306 and take team honors by five shots in the […]

Intramural basketball season draws to a close

Airman Thomas Trower Nobody said that losers couldn’t be winners in the intramural basketball action Monday. OG/OSS previously lost against SFS, 73-72, and MSS/CPTS lost to CES, 50-40, but both teams kept pushing for the championship and MSS came out on top, trumping OG, 51-39. MSS filled the sideline chairs with enough players to make […]

Warriors triumph over Warhawks

Airman Thomas Trower The Cannon Varsity Women Warriors played their first official home games Saturday and Sunday against the Lackland Warhawks, who were left bloodied and battered after the game. The beginning of Saturday’s game made the impression that the teams were evenly matched with the Warriors holding a lead of 27-25. But widening the […]

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 […]

Goddard runs over Rams

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT staff writer ROSWELL — Portales, 1-1 in Class 3A play so far, got a rude welcome to its first foray into Class 4A football for the season. The host Goddard Rockets, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A, built momentum behind a three-man attack of Jesus Baca, Tommy Spangler and Steven Chaves […]

Hunter leads Cats to victory

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Rick White: Freedom Newspapers Sporting a 100-watt, gap-toothed smile, Diondre Hunter sounded like an awestruck sophomore in the locker room after the game, addressing his senior teammates as mister. However, he didn’t play like one on the field. Making his first varsity start due to an injury, Hunter intercepted the first pass thrown in his […]

ENMU rodeoers scoreless in third-go

Freedom Newspapers CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University seniors Dusty Higgins and James Gililland did not score in third-go performances Tuesday night in the College National Finals Rodeo, and now must wait to see how others do to find out if they reach Saturday’s short-go finals. The top 12 finishers through three rounds in […]

Youth leads PHS to third place

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — With eighth-graders Donavin Sanchez and William Archibeque leading the way, the Portales High boys golf team finished the first day of the Leroy Gooch Invitational in third place in Class 1A-3A team standings. The final round of the tournament is scheduled for today. Sanchez shot 35-43 — 78 and Archibeque came […]

Portales sweeps district golf titles

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Behind medalist performances from Kevin Welch and Cassidy Merrick, the Portales golf teams swept titles in Tuesday’s District 4-1/3A meet at New Mexico Military Institute. Welch shot a 68, helping the Rams post a team score of 301 for a narrow win over the host Colts (303) and Lovington (307). “They […]

Rams split with NMMI on the road

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Ivan Morales scored on a Reid Marley squeeze bunt with one out in the eighth inning, giving the New Mexico Military Institute Colts a 14-13 win in the nightcap of Tuesday’s District 4-3A baseball doubleheader. Portales (15-7, 7-3) won the first game 5-3, and is still in position to win the […]

Portales tennis dominates Clovis

Freedom Newspapers Outside of Patricia Gallegos and Andrea Curry, Portales blanked Clovis in a boys and girls dual meet Thursday at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Complex. Gallegos downed Hailey Quick 6-4, 6-2 in No. 1 singles while Curry needed a pair of tiebreakers to beat Rachelle Self 7-6, 6-4 in the No. 2 singles match. […]

Girls tennis team perfect in district

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Freedom Newspapers The Portales girls tennis team wrapped up a perfect District 4-3A season, holding off New Mexico Military Institute 4-1 Monday at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Complex Monday . Portales (15-2) won two of three singles flights and both doubles flights. The matches were closer than the final score indicated, as Jessica Bulls and […]

Merrick, Welch shoot top scores in Lovington

Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — The Portales boys golf team is on its way to state. Behind the efforts of Cassidy Merrick, there’s no reason to believe the girls won’t join them. Merrick and Kevin Welch took the top finishes Thursday at Lovington, and both Portales teams got qualifying scores. Behind a 72 from Welch and […]

Portales tennis teams cruise past Hereford

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The Portales High boys and girls tennis teams pushed their records to 7-2 overall Monday, taking a pair of 9-0 wins against Hereford. The matches were part of a three-team set previously scheduled for Feb. 13-14, but were delayed due to inclement weather. Portales will finish the series at 3 p.m. […]

Rams fall to No. 3 Bernalillo

Freedom Newspapers BERNALILLO — Three was not a good number for the Portales Rams on Friday night. Portales suffered a 65-55 loss to Bernalillo, ranked No. 3 in the Albuquerque Journal 3A Coaches Poll, thanks in large part to a 16-6 third-quarter edge for the host Spartans. Portales coach Mark Gallegos said the Ram defense […]

Zias lose soccer scrimmage 1-0

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Freedom Newspapers The first-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team played competitively in a 1-0 loss to the Midland (Texas) Alliance Under-19 club team Saturday in the Zias’ initial scrimmage. ENMU, which opens the regular season on Aug. 29 against College of the Southwest in a four-team get-together at Adams State College in Anamosa, […]

American holds off Roosevelt in All-Star tourney

By Kevin Wilson It took only three pitches for Stephan Mills to make his mark. It took about 90 more minutes for the pitching to leave a lasting impression. Mills hit a leadoff homer and combined with Seth Baily on a three-hitter to top a similar effort from Joe Sandoval, and the American All-Stars defeated […]