Coach recalls 1988 Rams championship

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By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent Throw out names like Bob Crane and Roger Moore and people might think you’re talking about an early 1970s star-filled movie. In Portales, those names have an entirely different connotation to some residents. And for those, fond memories are bound to pop up. As the football team at Portales High […]

Rams ready to open season

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Entering his third year as head coach of Portales Ram football, Andy Correll has his most experienced squad, all of whom are ready to out-do last year’s squad that advanced to the New Mexico Class 3A quarterfinals, but lost on the road to Raton. Taking snaps under center will […]

Ram football scrimmages Hatch, Lady Ram soccer opens season

Third-year Portales Ram head football coach Andy Correll was pleased with his team’s performance Friday in a scrimmage against Hatch Valley in Alamogordo.The Ram first-team offense scored three touchdowns against Hatch’s one score, and the Ram second-team added two more touchdowns.“Our first offensive series went pretty smooth,” Correll said. “The offense we’re running is all […]

New coach for veteran Dora team

By Mickey Winfield, PNT staff writer

Ram soccer goes camping

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT staff writer With a new head coach at the helm, and one year of competition under their belts, the Portales High School soccer team hopes to build on their surprising start last season, and they’ve begun that challenge with an off-season camp this week. First-year Ram head coach Jonathan Smith and […]

Foot Soldiers

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These Portales Ram High School soccer players work on ball control during the first day of a week-long soccer camp held by Clovis Wildcats soccer coach Don Aragon. The camp is for students from grades 8-12.

Hound soccer names new head coach

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Harold Munoz has a pretty good idea of what to expect with the Eastern New Mexico University soccer program. Munoz, a graduate assistant during the first two years of the program’s existence (2004-05), was named to the head coaching position on Monday — slightly more than a week before […]

ENMU hires women’s soccer coach

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has filled one of its two soccer coaching vacancies. Ray Nause, 43, was named women’s coach on Thursday to replace Travis McCorkle, who started the ENMU women’s program in 2003 and the men’s program the following year. McCorkle was hired as women’s coach at Lone […]

July 20, 2008 Dora News

Physicals being offered Athletic Director Ty Thatcher and coach Pablo Pena have arranged for sports physicals to be available to Dora student athletes entering grades six through 12. The exams will be given in the Guy Luscombe Gymnasium beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday. In order to receive a physical exam, students must bring a […]

Roosevelt All-stars headed to Deming

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor For some of the players it will be the third year in a row to participate at a state Little League all-star tournament. For Coach Sammy Villanueva, it’s his fifth consecutive year. Villanueva is hoping all that experience will serve this year’s Roosevelt County 10-11 year-old all-stars well at […]

Former Greyhound coach discuses life and basketball

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Earl Diddle loves traveling, unless it happens on the basketball court. Diddle began his lifelong career in basketball before he can remember. He took his first coaching job as head coach in his hometown of East Liverpool, Ohio, at the age of 23, coached men’s basketball at Eastern New Mexico University for 10 years and […]

It’s Their Job: Ann-Marie Bucksath

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Ann-Marie Bucksath Job: PE, volleyball, basketball and track coach

‘Air Raid’ Hounds offense coming to stadium near you

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico When you watch Eastern New Mexico University football games next fall, you may not recognize the team. ENMU begins spring drills today, and fourth-year Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo is planning to revamp the team’s offense and defense.Ribaudo is implementing what he called “The Air Raid Offense” — a pass-happy […]

Its Their Job Sara Bulls

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Name: Sara BullsJob: Girls tennis head coach Portales Junior High SchoolBackground: Bulls is from Portales and cheered and played tennis at PHS, and won state in doubles. Bulls has played tennis every summer since fifth grade. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University and played tennis there one year.She also currently teaches seventh and eighth […]

Former Hound coaching Charger running backs

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer With the AFC’s top two teams duking it out today, one of the NFL’s best running backs is being coached by a Greyhound. Eastern New Mexico alum Matt Simon, running backs coach for the San Diego Chargers, played linebacker for the Greyhounds before becoming a graduate assistant under then […]

2007 was a big year in local sports

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer 2007 brought with it a Portales state championship as well as the departure of a fixture in Portales High School sports. The year also witnessed the birth of two new local high school sports programs, but also heartbreak with the death of a beloved Portales native. The year began […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule

Freedom New Mexico ENMU (3-7) at Lubbock Christian (5-4), 1 p.m. (MST) today at Rip Griffin Center, Lubbock. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3. On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Greyhounds will have only seven players available today. Coach Shawn Scanlan said 6-foot-6 junior F Travis Cooper will miss a second consecutive game due to a team suspension. […]

Northern neighbors

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Following the first game of the Plateau Wireless Classic in Clovis, members of both teams gathered for a single group photo. It was an act reminiscent of competitions where squads come from far-off foreign lands and, after making the voyage, even the hosts want a souvenir of their trip. […]

Some things best left unchanged

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico I set the flash up like normal. I stood in the same spots. I said hi to the same Greyhound Arena staff. For all intents and purposes, this was a normal basketball game for me. Except it wasn’t. It was the Harlem Globetrotters. It was the third time I’d […]

11-25 Dora School News

Book fair this week Patsy Ward, librarian, said the book fair will begin in the school library this week. The “buy one, get one free” promotion begins Monday and ends Dec. 6. Football, volleyball banquet set Ty Thatcher, athletic director, has scheduled a potluck style banquet Tuesday night for the Dora football and volleyball team […]