Rams cruise past Robertson

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By Dave Wagner The Portales High boys basketball team traveled on Easy Street Monday night for the first time this season. Taking control of the game with a 12-0 run over the final 2 1/2 minutes of the first quarter, the Rams routed Las Vegas Robertson 63-36 at the PHS gym. Senior Chris Carter was […]

Tarleton State takes pair from Eastern

PNT Staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State erased a four-point deficit with less than 17 minutes left and rolled to a 70-52 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. Reserve Rich Francis scored 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting, hitting 5-of-5 second-half 3-pointers, while center David Stephens added 13 […]

Lady Rams finish fifth in tourney

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — It was Portales coach Brenda Gomez’ express wish, after a quarterfinal loss in the Mel Otero Rio Rancho Invitational on Thursday, that her Lady Rams break an 0-4 winless streak to start the season. As soon as possible. Two days later, Portales (2-4) had done just that with a […]

Rams hope to bounce back Monday against Robertson

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By Dave Wagner With a few practices under their belts after a busy start to the season, Portales High boys coach Mark Gallegos is hoping the Rams are ready to hit a consistent stride. Portales, which has been off since Tuesday after opening the season with five games in eight days, entertains Las Vegas Robertson […]

Elida falls in fifth-place game

PNT Staff NEW DEAL, Texas — The Elida boys basketball team got thumped on Saturday, but the Tigers didn’t come away from the Mean Green Classic empty-handed. Elida (4-4) won twice in consolation bracket play on Friday to advance to Saturday morning’s fifth-place game, where the Tigers were pounded by Smyer 52-17. “We were just […]

ENMU’s Howard named All-American

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University senior linebacker Jeff Howard has been named to the 2004 American Football Coaches Association All-America team, becoming the third ENMU player chosen to the elite squad in 11 seasons. Howard led the Greyhounds in tackles in each of the past two years. In the 2004 campaign, he intercepted […]

Lady Rams unable to overcome early deficit

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — Even the midst of a major comeback attempt, the burden of an 0-3 start and frustration over the quality of play boiled over for Portales girls coach Brenda Gomez on Thursday. In a 37-31 loss to Dallas J.F. Kimball in the quartefinals of the Mel Otero Invite, Gomez shouted […]

Zias get past St. Ed’s, win third in row

PNT Staff AUSTIN, Texas — Senior post Loren Scarlett delivered a season-best 16 points off the bench, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team edged St. Edward’s 64-60 on Thursday night. Junior forward Tia Doss added 13 points and senior post Tiana Bryant 12 for the Zias (5-3), […]

Coyotes absorb loss in Tularosa tourney

PNT Staff TULAROSA — The Tularosa Wildcats jumped out to a 24-7 lead at the quarter and beat Dora 78-53 Thursday night in a quarterfinal game of the seventh annual Tularosa Basic Classic. Bill Turner scored 22 points for Tularosa (3-0), while Travis Belcher and J.R. Gonzales led Dora with 13 apiece. The Coyotes (3-5) […]

Conquerors keep record perfect

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By Dave Wagner Caleb Richards had some tough shooting luck in Faith Triumphant’s season opener at Hereford Community Christian, so he stopped shooting and finished with just six points. Thursday at the FTCS gym, Richards’ luck against the Warriors was considerably better — he poured in a season-best 30 points to lift the Conquerors to […]