Cannon B-Ball places 2nd at Holloman AFB tournament

Courtesy of the Cannon Men’s Varsity Basketball team The Cannon Men’s Varsity Basketball team, the Lethal Hoops, came in runner up at a Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., double-elimination tournament Sunday after a startling comeback from a first game loss. Three weeks earlier they lost two games to Holloman as part of team tryouts. When […]

Lady Rams step to the plate

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales softball coach Robbie Crowley and her girls are determined to get past the Class 3A state tournament first-round game, their stumbling block last year against Santa Fe Indian School. “We were leading that game and we ended up losing in the last two innings,” Crowley said. “We had […]

Rams win overtime title thriller

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer It was a game that seemed destined never to end, but Portales junior guard Ky Mitchell ended it in an instant — claiming the Rams third consecutive District 4-3A tournament championship in the process. With the score tied at 50-50 in overtime, and two seconds remaining on the clock, […]

Rams seek third consecutive title in District 4-3A

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales Rams basketball coach Mark Gallegos doesn’t believe his team has put together four complete quarters in any game this season. He believes if they do that tonight, they’ll win their third consecutive District 4-3A championship. Portales and the New Mexico Military Institute Colts split a pair of games […]

Vixens stop Lady Buffs

Freedom Newspapers MELROSE — Kaylynn Johnson and Rachel Chavez scored 10 points each and Fort Sumner beat Melrose when it counted the most — with a state tournament berth on the line. The third-seeded Vixens hit 10-of-14 free throws in the final four minutes of the fourth quarter Wednesday and beat the second-seeded Lady Buffs […]

Zias fight back for win

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers For as many close games as have gone against them in Lone Star Conference South Division play, Eastern New Mexico University’s women got one back Thursday night. Fighting to stay alive for a berth in the conference postseason tournament, the Zias faced an early double-figure deficit for the fourth time […]

EPAC tips off in Texico

By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers As New Mexico rings in the new year, the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament consisting of 20 boys and girls teams kicks off today at Texico High School. EPAC is the oldest and biggest tournament in the state, and for most teams it will be the first action they have […]

Rams beat Taos 53-41

PNT Staff Writer LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Several hours after the Lady Rams won the consolation championship in the Clovis tournament, the boys followed suit winning the consolation bracket in the annual Stu Clark tournament in Las Vegas, but they may be there awhile. Saturday’s winter storm unexpectedly kept the Rams overnight, after a 53-41 […]

Elida advances to Albuquerque

By Karl Terry, Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — A sign above the Elida Lady Tiger’s locker room door Friday night read: “Clear eyes and full hearts can’t lose.” The Tigers’ hearts remained full throughout the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs as they defeated Temple Baptist Academy of Albuquerque. In taking the match 25-17, […]

Lady Rams roll

Freedom Newspapers The Portales Lady Rams capped off a dominating run through District 4-3A volleyball Thursday night beating Lovington on the road in three games: 25-16, 25-17, 25-10 to finish district at a perfect 6-0. “It was a little sluggish of a game, because it was kind of quiet,” Chavez said. “It just didn’t seem […]

District 3-1A tourney starts, Elida waits in top seed

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff writer In District 3-1A volleyball this season, there has been one constant. Elida wins. In fact, Elida has finished their 2006 regular season, a perfect 20-0. The Lady Tigers first undefeated season that anyone in Elida can remember, and that earns them a pass to the district tournament championship at […]

Soccer Hounds make playoffs

Freedom Newspapers Despite a 4-2 loss at home to West Texas A&M on Wednesday, the three-year-old Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team clinched its first Southwest Soccer Conference tournament berth when last-place Missouri Southern managed a 0-0 tie against Northeastern State at Joplin, Mo. The Greyhounds (4-10-3, 1-5-2 SSC), who finished their league slate […]

Hounds, Zias prepare for 2006 hoops season

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Preseason conditioning is behind them, and the Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams are ready for the start of practice on Sunday at Greyhound Arena. First-year women’s coach Linden Weese said the public is welcome to his squad’s opening workout, scheduled for 1:30-3:30 p.m. Seventh-year men’s coach Shawn Scanlan will […]

Day Trip: Tatum Cow Pasture Golf Course

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer It’s possible to play golf among cow patties and coyotes at Tatum’s “cow pasture golf course. “ Located about an hour south of Roosevelt County, down Highway 206, it has unique fairways and greens. Two years ago, Tatum Schools Superintendent T.J. Parks got together with some of his board […]

Zias handed sobering road loss

Freedom Newspapers LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team fell to 1-2 in a season-opening tournament at Colorado Christian on Saturday, losing to Western State (Colo.) 30-22, 30-19, 26-30, 26-30, 17-15. The Zias, who defeated Chadron State in four games and lost to Upper Iowa in five on Friday, were slated to […]

Roosevelt teams lose openers

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt 9-10 year old All-Star Little League baseball team lost in its first game in the state tournament Saturday to the Artesia All-Stars in Carlsbad. Sammy Villanueva, the manager of Roosevelt’s team, said the final score was 11-5. “We just weren’t hitting the ball today as well as we were in […]

Roosevelt teams ready for state

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer The Little League All-star district tournaments are now over, leaving two teams from Roosevelt county and one team from Clovis ready for state competition in the 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 age brackets. The Roosevelt County All-stars won the 9-10 age bracket in a powerful return. Their first game was […]

Clovis American beats Roosevelt in 10-11 division

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Clovis American didn’t get much in the way of offense during the 10 and 11-year-old all-star district tournament Friday in Portales, but the squad got what little it did need from Lorenzo Calemenero. American wrapped up the two-team tournament with its second win in two days over Roosevelt County, […]

Custom Classic has unwritten rules

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Ask before taking the last slice. Don’t date your friend’s sister unless you plan to marry her. If somebody offers to pay for dinner, offer to pay for the tip. These are a few of the rues people live by, but put in no rulebooks or codes. These are the […]

Portales to focus on speed

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By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer The Portales High Lady Rams basketball team finished up their summer tournament Saturday and head coach Brenda Gomez said she is looking forward to next year. The Lady Rams went 6-3 in the tournament against teams from Hobbs, Roswell, Texico, Capitan, Goddard and Lovington. The tournament was held Friday […]