Coyotes overhaul Rams in fourth quarter

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales High may have led a good part of the way, but Rams coach Mark Gallegos wasn’t pleased with his team’s performance Thursday night. “We weren’t prepared to play,” Gallegos said after the Rams dropped a 58-46 decision to Roswell High. “We were really never in the game. We gave them […]

Coyotes unable to overcome Farwell’s spurts

By Dave Wagner FARWELL, Texas — Dora’s boys recovered from Farwell’s first haymaker, but not the second. Down 11-0 in the first three minutes, the Coyotes battled back to within a point in the third quarter before the Steers ran off a 20-1 blitz that cemented a 65-49 victory on Friday night. Senior guard Tate […]

Tatum boys edge Dora

PNT Staff DORA — Senior Grady Herrera scored 21 points and the Tatum boys held off Dora 52-50 Monday night. Senior Jesse Montanez added 12 points for Tatum (2-0). The host Coyotes were led by 19 pointws from junior Tyler Wilhoite, while juniors J.R. Gonzales (14) and Brent Hays (12) also reached double figures. Dora […]

Dora sweeps openers at House

HOUSE — Junior forward J.R. Gonzales led four Dora players in double figures and the Coyotes opened their season with a 71-50 victory over House on Tuesday night. Tyler Wilhoit added 13 points, Brent Hays 12 and Austin Prewett 11 for the Coyotes. Senior Nathanial Foust scored 32 points for the Cowboys, and Lee Griggs […]

Tatum teams win pair against Floyd

PNT Staff TATUM — The Tatum Coyotes broke open a tight game with a late 9-0 run Monday night and beat the Floyd Broncos 54-47. In girls action, Tatum used a 28-point second quarter to hand the Lady Broncos a 67-45 setback. The games were the season openers for both schools. Trailing by 10 points […]

Dora boys try to shake off adversity

By Dave Wagner DORA — The Dora boys basketball team endured a first under Ty Thatcher last season — a losing record. As they prepare for tonight’s season opener at House, the Coyotes are also dealing with more serious challenges — automobile accidents, one claiming the life of then-junior Clayton Stokes in February and another, […]

Lady Coyotes will build around seniors

PNT Staff DORA — The Dora Lady Coyotes will build around three experienced seniors this season. The team graduated two seniors and two other girls moved, but coach Myra Skinner is looking for improvement after the Lady Coyotes went 7-18 (4-6 District 3-1A) last season. “We’ve got some seniors who have a lot of playing […]

Roswell High shuts out Rams

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By Dave Wagner ROSWELL — The first serious hint that the Portales Rams were in trouble Friday night occurred on the first play from scrimmage — a 57-yard touchdown pass from Roswell High quarterback Zane Klemo to Aaron Farmer. While the Rams competed pretty well most of the way, they never really recovered from that […]

Rams gear up for Coyotes

By Dave Wagner New Roswell High football coach Barry Chambers hopes he can accomplish for the Coyotes what he did over the past four seasons at Deming — lift the program to respectability. “At Deming, I walked into an 0-24 situation and we made the playoffs a couple of years,” Chambers said as he prepared […]

Lady Coyotes fall to Grady

PNT Staff GRADY — The Dora Lady Coyotes opened their volleyball season Thursday night, losing to unbeaten (6-0) Grady 25-20, 19-25, 25-22, 25-17. “We have a lot of things to work on,” Dora coach Myra Skinner said. “Grady’s a scrappy team, and they got to a lot of balls.” Dora defeated Grady 25-13, 25-19 in […]

Dora spikers counting on experience

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By Dave Wagner DORA — If experience means anything, the Dora volleyball team could be a force to reckon with this fall. Fifth-year coach Myra Skinner has her entire squad back from a year ago. Included are four seniors who, as eighth-graders, were members of the last Lady Coyotes team to reach the regional playoffs. […]

Las Vegas resident works on controlling coyote count

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Pat Jaureguiberry sometimes likes to relate stories about how few people actually know what a coyote looks like. Although common in the area, the medium-dog sized animal is seldom seen as it hops from spot to spot seeking food. But Jaureguiberry has seen them plenty of times. And so have […]

PHS teams end regular season on high note

Freedom Newspapers The Portales tennis teams finished off their home season with 5-0 wins against Roswell High Thursday afternoon. The wins put the Portales girls at 18-2, the boys at 15-5. The matches were played in district format, with players compete only in singles or only in doubles. Hailey Quick, Rachelle Self and Morgan Erf […]

Dora blows out Broncos

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — It felt like nothing for Dora freshman Casey O’Connor when he hit the first home run of his life. Likewise, it felt like nothing when he and his Coyote teammates jumped out to a 14-0 lead over Floyd. In the end, Dora needed all seven innings to beat the host […]

Commissioners want to look into cheese plant road options

By Tony Parra The Roosevelt County Commissioners want money allocated for a cheese plant road to go towards the maintenance and upgrades of the county roads leading to the cheese plant, and not towards creating a new asphalt road. Commissioners decided that $170,000 allocated from capital outlay would not be enough for a quality paved […]

PHS Tennis teams beat Artesia

Freedom Newspapers Tuesday gave the opportunity for rain and a small opportunity for a Portales tennis letdown. The team was able to avoid both. Playing for the first time in more than two weeks, the Portales High tennis boys and girls teams took care of visiting Artesia by identical 9-0 counts. Portales coach Bill Wahlman […]

Spring break busy time for Floyd, Dora baseball squads

By Kevin Wilson The Dora Coyotes have been to the state baseball tournament. The Floyd Broncos want to get there as well, and do a little bit more. Coming off of a 4-12 record, the Broncos are setting their sights higher than a .500 season or even a district championship. “I know it’s a goal […]

Dora beats Floyd in first round

Freedom Newspapers DORA — Kassandra Clark scored 15 points to lead three in double figures, and the Dora Lady Coyotes moved on to the second round of the District 3-1A tournament with a 47-34 win over Floyd Monday night. Jaci Sant scored 12 points and D’Shawn Pettigrew had 11 for the Lady Coyotes, who will […]

Warriors hold off Dora

Freedom Newspapers DORA — Aaron and Jevon Hunter combined for 51 points Monday night, leading visiting Gateway Christian to a 72-67 win over the Dora Coyotes. Aaron Hunter tallied a game-high 36 for the Warriors, with Jevon Hunter adding 15. The Warriors were able to use a pressure defense early and mount a 31-25 lead […]

Dora girls hand Melrose first district loss

Freedom Newsapers DORA — The Dora Lady Coyotes made an effort to stop Melrose six-footers Allison Cochran and Audrey Hemminger, but a combined 40 points and 34 rebounds would suggest they failed. However, the rest of the Lady Buffs scored just seven points, and host Dora cruised to a 61-47 victory Tuesday night. Kassandra Clark […]