Buffaloes pound shorthanded Broncos

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — With the future of senior Carlos Ruiz uncertain, the Melrose Buffaloes did nothing to take away from their certainty as favorites to repeat as state champions. Brock Graham led an efficient offense by throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another as Melrose pounded a shorthanded Floyd […]

Coyotes dominate late to hand Rams 48-27 loss

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The first few minutes saw nothing go right for the Roswell Coyotes, but the breaks eventually evened out. The Coyotes rolled to 443 yards of offense, had a pair of defensive touchdowns and a safety on an interception miscue by Portales to cruise to a 48-27 […]

Different philosophies work at Wagon Wheel

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Unbeaten West Texas A&M’s 52-51 overtime win over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday before a record crowd of 22,993 at Kimbrough Stadium in Canyon, Texas, was not a typical shootout. Instead, it was a battle of offensive philosophies — ENMU’s punishing ground game versus West Texas A&M’s spread passing […]

“Lobo” approach works for Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — A subtle switch helped Eastern New Mexico University turn around Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash with unbeaten Angelo State. Trailing 14-7 early, the Greyhounds employed what they called their “Lobo Defense” — using two linebackers on the line of scrimmage to apply more pressure on […]

White leads Tucumcari to romp over Texico

Kevin Wilson: Freedom newspapers TUCUMCARI — The flu was making Tucumcari junior Drew White sick, but the thought of another loss to Texico made him sicker. White recovered in time to play, and make a marquee defensive play, as the Rattlers rolled 38-6 over visiting Texico to stay perfect on the season. D.J. Martinez and […]

Spending Saturdays at yard sales way of life for some

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By Kevin Wilson By most accounts, Saturday’s High Plains Yard Sale will be the biggest yard sale in eastern New Mexicans’ memories if it lives up to expectations — and by other accounts, it will even if it falls short of expectations. That doesn’t mean a garage sale is just some one-time event, though. For […]

Greyhounds win third straight

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Sophomore quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score Saturday to help lift Eastern New Mexico University past Abilene Christian 33-30 in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams. ENMU (3-2) erased deficits of 16-7 and 22-14, then held on […]

Floyd has answers for Clovis Christian

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — When Clovis Christian was able to get something going Friday night against Floyd, the Broncos seemed to have every answer. Brad Lee ran for two touchdowns, threw a 35-yard scoring pass to Jason Martinez and caught a pair of TD tosses from Kyle Kropf as Floyd won its six-man District 3 […]

Area residents prepare for High Plains Yard Sale

Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Pickup trucks and horse trailers are nothing new at the Curry County fairgrounds, but — pickup trucks and horse trailers full of toys, furniture, exercise equipment and enough clothing for a small army? That was the Saturday morning sight as organizers of a hurricane relief yard sale accepted donations from Clovis […]

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 […]

Wildcats win another late

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers RIO RANCHO — Clovis rolled the dice twice in the final minutes and came out winners of its fourth straight game. In what turned out to the winning drive, senior quarterback Devin Sweet kept the drive on a short fourth-down run and threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Rishard Matthews […]

Hounds run to victory

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers About the only thing not going well for Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night was its passing game. It didn’t really matter, though. The Greyhounds took control in the second quarter and wore down East Central in the second half in posting a 30-13 Lone Star Conference crossover win […]

Broncos pull to 2-2

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With each passing week, the Floyd Broncos appear less and less tired after games. Part of that’s due to a progression in team conditioning, and part of that is that the Broncos sometimes don’t need all 40 minutes to win. The Broncos evened their record to 2-2 with a […]

Portales joins High Plains Yard Sale relief effort

Tony Parra Portales community leaders decided they will combine efforts with various Clovis organizations to raise money for the victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster through the High Plains Yard Sale. The High Plains Yard Sale will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Dan Williams, […]

Portales joins High Plains Yard Sale

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales community leaders decided they will combine efforts with various Clovis organizations to raise money for the victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster through the High Plains Yard Sale. The High Plains Yard Sale will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Curry County […]

Floyd posts first win of season

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos started well, and finished even better thanks to senior Kyle Kropf. Kropf accounted for 151 yards of offense and four of Floyd’s six touchdowns i its first win of the year, a 38-18 home triumph over Magdalena. Floyd held off the visiting Steers with […]

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 […]

Portales residents continue to help victims

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales residents continue with efforts to help Hurricane Katrina victims, even as the need for cash donations become increasingly urgent. Some organizations have stopped accepting clothing and food donations because these items require manpower to separate and itemize, said to Chuck Haman, Portales city emergency management coordinator. Haman said he […]

Hounds drop to 0-2

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University was within a couple of extra points at halftime. It took one snap for Southeastern Oklahoma to break away when play resumed. Sophomore quarterback Kolby Williams hit senior wide receiver Jeremie Berry on a 62-yard scoring bomb on the first play of the […]

Mead’s kickoff return spaks Cats

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After struggling last week against Mayfield, it took Clovis High’s offense a while to find the groove Friday night against Pampa, Texas. Held without a first down for nearly 1 1/2 quarters, junior Brian Mead got the Wildcats rolling with an 87-yard kickoff return and the offense took over from […]