Rested Rams play Coyotes

By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer The Portales Rams have had two weeks of preparation, leading up to tonight’s pre-district finale against the Roswell High Coyotes at Roswell’s Wool Bowl. With the district schedule just a week away, both teams have objectives they’d like to check off their list. First-year Rams head coach Andy Correll […]

Elida still perfect, edges out Melrose

Freedom Newspapers The Elida Lady Tigers continued their perfect season Tuesday night, but they were tested on the road by district rival Melrose. Elida was taken to five games, but the Lady Tigers were triumphant on the road, 27-29, 25-11, 25-19, 21-25, 15-13. With the win, the Elida girls are 17-0 on the season. Elida […]

Rams recover in bye

By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer The Portales Rams (2-3) are more than halfway through their 2006 football schedule, and are coming off a bye week that coaches say, came at a very beneficial time. The Rams used their bye week to prepare for the second half of the season, including a road game against […]

ENMU soccer teams fall short

Freedom Newspapers PUEBLO, Colo — Yusuke Ota’s second goal of the game with about 13 minutes left lifted Colorado State-Pueblo to a 3-2 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday in men’s soccer. Ota converted an ENMU turnover in its defensive zone and took it in solo on goalkeeper Leif Craddock, breaking a 2-2 […]

Lady Rams take fifth at Roswell

Freedom Newspapers The Portales Lady Ram volleyball team placed fifth in the annual Zia Invitational volleyball tournament in Roswell over the weekend. The Lady Rams (7-3) were dropped into the consolation bracket immediately after losing to Los Alamos in the first round in five games; 21-25, 25-22, 12-25, 25-23, and 15-13. Portales head coach Ruth […]

Rams look to loosen up against Mules

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Junior Chris Mosier is just hours from his debut as starting quarterback for the Portales Rams, but judging by his poise and confidence, you wouldn’t know it. “I’m not that nervous,” Mosier said, “I feel comfortable in myself and the defense to give us good field position and so […]

Canadian sport perfected by U.S. Air Force

2nd Lt. George Tobias They swarm around the table pushing and jockeying for position, trying to knock their opponent’s ball into a pocket, “crack” the balls collide. And just as fast, the roles have changed. This was the scene at The Landing on Aug. 18 when a Crud tournament pitted teams from the 27th Mission […]

Hound soccer wins opener

PNT Staff Report The Eastern New Mexico mens soccer team opened their season on the road Thursday afternoon with a 2-0 win at Colorado Christian. Andrew Perez got the Hounds on the board first with a first half penalty kick. Jared Morris added to that total after capitalizing on a one-on-one showdown with the Colorado […]

Floyd alumni fill Hound roster

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer By Mickey Winfield PNT Staff Writer mickey_winfield@link.freedom.com Bobby Reed is one of three players from Floyd to make the jump from six-man football to college football at Eastern New Mexico University. Reed, a 6-foot, 185-pound junior outside linebacker, teamed with senior running back Fide Davalos to lead the Broncos […]

Roosevelt teams lose openers

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt 9-10 year old All-Star Little League baseball team lost in its first game in the state tournament Saturday to the Artesia All-Stars in Carlsbad. Sammy Villanueva, the manager of Roosevelt’s team, said the final score was 11-5. “We just weren’t hitting the ball today as well as we were in […]

Dora gets past Floyd in playoff

PNT Staff Report FLOYD — The Dora Coyotes scored five runs in the top of the eighth Thursday to turn back Floyd 7-3 in a playoff for second place in District 6-1A. The teams tied at 1-3 behind district champion Elida during the regular season. The six second-place district teams advance to two regionals next […]

Rams drop twin bill against Lovington

PNT staff LOVINGTON — Portales struggled at the plate and on the mound Tuesday. It wasn’t a good time for it, either. Facing District 4-3A rival Lovington, the Rams were handed 7-3 and 12-1 losses by the Wildcats, the latter ending in 4 1/2 innings on the 10-run rule. The losses give Lovington the District […]

Spring fancy turns to baseball

By Karl Terry My earliest memories of playing baseball have to do with my cousins and my brother and I playing ball on Sunday afternoon in my grandparents’ front yard. We used a huge wooden bat and a great big mushy oversized softball, which could be bare-handed without doing too much damage to your fingers. […]

Zias salvage split against Texas Woman’s

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Texas Woman’s pitching held the potent Eastern New Mexico University offense well in check on Friday. Despite that, the Zias found a way to get a key Lone Star Conference South Division split. Senior Rosemary Moreno allowed only two first-inning singles and retired the final 17 Pioneers in order […]

Zias use long ball to notch sweep over Lady Buffs

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Apparently, Kelsey Kubik’s teammates weren’t that impressed when her second-inning line drive skimmed the right-center field fence at Zia Softball Field and fell over for a three-run homer. “They told me to hit (the ball) harder the next time, so I did,” the Eastern New Mexico University junior said Friday. […]

Lady Rams avenge themselves against Santa Fe Indian

By Jesse Wolfersberger ALBUQUERQUE — Most posts don’t handle the ball too far away from the basket. It turns out, Portales’ Morgan Hill is not like most posts. With Hill often bringing the ball up court against Santa Fe Indian School’s signature full-court pressure, Portales controlled the tempo and the game en route to a […]

Fort Sumner survives regional matchup with Grady

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers LOGAN — Because Fort Sumner had won the previous two meetings by an average of 27.5 points, it seemed pretty obvious what the Foxes would do to the Grady Bronchos Thursday in a Region A boys basketball semifinal. But on second thought… The favored team did indeed win, but not […]

Portales claims district title

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Tony Parra: PNT staff writer It was the third meeting in eight days for the Portales Rams and Ruidoso Warriors, but this time it had more meaning with the same results. The Portales Rams defeated the Warriors, 52-41, to claim the District 4-3A championship on Saturday night. The Rams defeated Ruidoso, 66-40, on Feb. 17 […]

Crowd in suspense during Monday’s game

Airman Thomas Trower During the basketball challenge Monday, the court was definitely “black and blue.” The 27th Civil Engineer Squadron, donning blue jerseys, took on the dual-squadron team of the 27th Mission Support Squadron and 27th Comptroller Squadron, wearing black, and gave them a run for their money. MSS/CPTS started the game by flying down […]

Smith’s trey pushes Dora to win

Freedom Newspapers Late heroics returned to Guy Luscombe Gymnasium Friday night, in the form of sophomore guard Clay Smith. Smith scored 10 points, the final three on a trey with two seconds left to give the Dora Coyotes a 56-54 win in a District 3-1A thriller Friday night. “That was our goal going into the […]