Rams tied for seventh in golf event

PNT Staff

ROSWELL — Senior Trevor Ferguson shot 38-39 — 77 to lead Portales High in the first day of the Roswell ISD Invitational golf tournament on Monday.
Portales shot a four-man score of 323 at the NMMI golf course and is tied with Roswell High for seventh place in a 16-team field.
Meantime, the girls played at Spring River Golf Course. Boys and girls will switch courses for today’s final round.
Portales had two girls entered in the event — Michelle Miller, who shot 50-52 — 102, and Tori Teague, who came in at 62-62 — 124.
Meantime, other PHS boys tallies included Matthew Parkey 42-38 — 80, Chris Adkins 42-40 — 82, William Archibeque 41-43 — 84 and Donavin Sanchez 41-44 — 85.
“We didn’t have any putts fall today,” PHS boys coach Patrick Crowley said. “We just didn’t get anything going.”
Socorro leads the team standings at 307, one shot ahead of Artesia and two up on NMMI. Carlsbad was fourth at 313, followed by Lovington at 315 anmd Alamogordo at 320.
Behind the Rams and Roswell High are Hobbs 324, Las Vegas Robertson and Roswell Goddard 325, Sandia Prep 330, Tucumcari 341, Dexter 355, Ruidoso 360 and Raton 373.

Elida beats Floyd in district play — Thomas West homered and Tom Sullivan and Ever Varela hit two-run doubles Monday as Elida evened its District 6-1A record at 1-1 with a 15-2 trouncing of Floyd at home.
The win also snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Tigers (2-8), who hadn’t won since beating Grady in their season opener. The game was called after 4 1/2 innings because of the 10-run rule.
The Broncos (0-4, 0-1 district) scored twice in the top of the first on four singles, but Elida freshman Wesley Gilmore allowed just two more hits after that.
Sullivan’s double highlighted a four-run first for the Tigers. Elida broke the game open with a 10-run fourth that included West’s home run leading off and Varela’s two-run double.
Gilmore finished the game 3-for-3 at the plate.
“We played pretty decent,” Ward said. “Wesley pitched real well. He kept them off-balance.”

Dora wins non-league outing — Junior left-hander Brent Hays homered and pitched an eight-hitter as Dora defeated Santa Rosa 10-4 on Monday in a non-league matchup.
The Lions broke on top with three runs in the top of the first, but managed only five hits the rest of the way against Hays, who walked one, hit one and struck out seven.
Phillip Danbom led the attack for the Coyotes (4-5) by going 4-for-4, including an RBI single and a run-scoring double. Travis Belcher added a pair of RBI singles and scored twice, while Dan Massey was 2-for-3 and Hays had a single to go with his two-run homer in the sixth.
Santa Rosa scored in the sixth to pull to 6-4 before the Coyotes pulled away with four runs in the bottom of the inning.
The Coyotes also won a junior varsity contest from Santa Rosa 11-7.