Broncos begin bid for title at home

By Dave Wagner After capturing six-man football’s District 3 championship on Saturday with a 28-20 win over Melrose in a battle of unbeatens, the Floyd Broncos have positioned themselves for a run at a state championship. Their bid starts with a 1 p.m. quarterfinal contest on Saturday at Floyd against Gateway Christian, the District 4 […]

PHS, Ruidoso looking to stay alive

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By Dave Wagner When the Ruidoso Warriors visit Portales High on Friday night, the stakes won’t be as high as the last time the teams met at Blackwater Draw. There will still be plenty on the line, though. Both will be fighting for their playoff lives in a District 4-3A clash set for 7 p.m. […]

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 […]

Warriors hold off Dora

Freedom Newspapers DORA — Aaron and Jevon Hunter combined for 51 points Monday night, leading visiting Gateway Christian to a 72-67 win over the Dora Coyotes. Aaron Hunter tallied a game-high 36 for the Warriors, with Jevon Hunter adding 15. The Warriors were able to use a pressure defense early and mount a 31-25 lead […]

Lady Rams pick up easy win

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By Kevin Wilson A quick glance at the final score would indicate a Portales blowout, 49-35, in Tuesday night’s game against Ruidoso. A closer look, however, would reveal a dichotomy for the Lady Rams and their intensity level. There was the first Portales team, which shot 75 percent in the first half and overmatched the […]

Ram turnovers prove costly

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By Kevin Wilson RUIDOSO — Like a football on a fumbled handoff or an intercepted pass, a chance for a second-straight District 4-3A title has very nearly slipped out of the collective grasp of the Portales Rams. Portales’ district opener saw turnovers by both teams in the first half, but the host Warriors held onto […]

Rams look to get into driver’s seat

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By Kevin Wilson By virtue of a win at Greyhound Stadium last December, the Ruidoso Warriors are the defending Class 3A state champs in football. By virtue of a punishment from the New Mexico Activities Association, the Portales Rams are the best 2-5 team in the state. Neither circumstance matters at 7 p.m. today in […]