All-Stars within one game of championship

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor DEMING — The Roosevelt County All-Stars forced a second championship game in the 10-11 state Little League all-star tournament Thursday night, rallying for five runs in the top of the sixth to post a 10-7 win over Albuquerque Eastdale. Roosevelt County had to battle back from a three-run deficit […]

All-Stars advance to championship

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County All-Stars advanced to the state 10-11 Little League all-star championship in Deming with a win Wednesday. With a 6-0 win against Carlsbad Wednesday night the All-Stars have earned a spot in the championship game against Albuquerque Eastdale.“They worked their tail off,” said assistant coach Clint Walker. “They played a […]

All-Stars continue to roll at state tourney

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County All-Stars will take to the field once again against Carlsbad for a chance to advance in the state 10-11 Little League Championships. The All-Stars defeated Deming 13-0 Tuesday night in the fourth due to the run rule, said All-Star coach Sammy Villanueva.“We took the wind out of them early, […]

All-Stars advance with Monday win

PNT Staff Report DEMING — Roosevelt County got back on the winning track Monday with an 8-4 win over Raton at the 10-11 year-old Little League All-State state tournament. Roosevelt found itself in a pitching war of attrition Monday against Raton, a team it had dispatched easily 18-2 on Saturday. Portales was sent to the […]

All-Stars fall to Carlsbad Sunday

PNT Staff Report DEMING — Roosevelt County’s All-Stars dropped to the B-Bracket Sunday with a stinging 6-3 loss to Carlsbad in the 10-11 Little League state tournament. “It was a tough loss for us, we had that game in the bag,” Roosevelt Coach Sammy Villanueva said. Roosevelt posted the first lead of the game in […]

Roosevelt All-Stars defeat Raton

PNT Staff Report DEMING — According to Roosevelt County All-Stars coach Sammy Villanueva, one phone call launched his team toward an 18-2 first-round win over Raton on Saturday in the state 10-11 Little League tournament. On Thursday, the evening before the team left for the tournament, All-Star team member Daniel Sanchez was involved in a […]

PHS athletes to compete as all-stars

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Portales High’s football players could be at a major disadvantage when it comes to one area of the Class 3A North/South All-Star game: Not enough decals with which to barter. When the best seniors of last season trade blows on the gridiron this Saturday, teammates on both squads generally pass […]

RC all-stars headed to state

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For the second consecutive season, the Roosevelt County 10- and 11-year-old all-stars are New Mexico Little League district champions, cruising undefeated through the District 3 tournament. The boys from Roosevelt County completed their perfect run in Tuesday night’s championship contest beating Clovis American at Portales’ Rotary Park 10-9. “Both teams came to play tonight,” Roosevelt […]

RC all-stars rip American

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt County 9- and 10-year-old all-stars lived up to their name Tuesday night at Portales’ Rotary Park in topping the visitors from Clovis American 11-0 in the first round of the New Mexico District 3 Little League tournament. The Roosevelt County bats were hot throughout the game, as […]

People must reach past stars

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers We were not told, we were ordered, to pack light this year. And so I did an amazing act, which was nothing short of a miracle, making all my stuff fit into one huge bag. My daughter, Laura, and I recently went once again to a church youth conference, Steubenville […]