PHS tennis squads looking for good things this spring

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By Dave Wagner Portales High senior Rachelle Self has already enjoyed a highly successful high school tennis career — three Class 3A state team titles in four years, going back to eighth grade. She’s also qualified for state in doubles each of the last two years. With only one player lost to graduation, she’s pretty […]

Late rally lifts Floyd to victory

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — The Floyd boys basketball team may have been up and down much of this season, but the Broncos are picking up some late momentum. Junior guard Jerrod Long converted a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left and Floyd, down by 11 points on two separate occasions before leading […]

Rams get past Ruidoso, stay unbeaten in district

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By Dave Wagner RUIDOSO — The Portales boys basketball team has learned the hard way that no team can be taken for granted in District 4-3A. Four days after escaping from Roswell with a 1-point win over New Mexico Military Institute, the Rams had what looked like a comfortable lead over Ruidoso. With 6 1/2 […]

Hounds split in home debut

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh plans to use senior right-hander Trevor Davis whenever needed this season — whether as a starter or in relief. After ENMU was blanked 9-0 by Colorado School of Mines in the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field, Davis assumed quick control of the […]

ENMU-Mines baseball twin bill rained out

PNT Staff Saturday’s scheduled home opener for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team against Colorado School of Mines at Greyhound Field was postponed due to rain. ENMU coach Phil Clabaugh said everything was in shape to play until a brief rainshower hit around 10 a.m. on Saturday. Another shower followed that, leaving water standing […]

Broncos squeak out win at Melrose

PNT Staff MELROSE — After a slow start this season, the Floyd Broncos are starting to make some noise in District 3-1A boys basketball. Juniors Jerrod Long and Kyle Kropf each hit a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter Friday night and Floyd outlasted Melrose 57-56, knocking the Buffaloes (15-7, 4-2 district) out of […]

Rams survive late scare, get past Colts

PNT Staff ROSWELL — The Portales High boys basketball team maintained its lead in the District 4-3A race Friday night — barely — and the Rams couldn’t be happier about it. After leading the entire game, PHS sent New Mexico Military junior Zachary Nishino to the free throw line for a 1-and-1 opportunity with 0.7 […]

Angelo State notches win over Hounds

PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior guard Kenny Smith made eight 3-point baskets, breaking the school’s career record, and scored 29 points Saturday night to lead Angelo State’s men to a 94-81 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico University. ASU (11-13, 4-5 South), which made 12 3-pointers in an 80-76 […]

No. 9 Rambelles cruise past Zias

PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Sophomore guard Ashley King recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds Saturday to lift Angelo State, ranked ninth in NCAA Division II, to a 61-42 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game. King shot 9-for-11 from the field as […]

Ruidoso tops struggling PHS

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By Dave Wagner It’s becoming evident that you can expect the unexpected in District 4-3A girls basketball, and the Portales Lady Rams are the best example of that. After stomping Lovington by 44 points at home and soundly beating Ruidoso 55-39 on the road, Portales has lost the rematches to those teams — including Friday’s […]