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 […]