Day Trip: Tatum Cow Pasture Golf Course

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer It’s possible to play golf among cow patties and coyotes at Tatum’s “cow pasture golf course. “ Located about an hour south of Roosevelt County, down Highway 206, it has unique fairways and greens. Two years ago, Tatum Schools Superintendent T.J. Parks got together with some of his board […]

Day Trip: Parks can help make fun finale for summer

With summer winding down, families are looking to squeeze that last little bit of fun from summer. A quick way to do that on a day trip would be a visit to an area amusement park. Casel-Land Fun Center Located on the outskirts of Clovis, Casel-Land Fun Center includes a go-cart track, 18-hole miniature golf […]

Rams earn team title in Clovis meet

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer CLOVIS — With district competition looming Monday, Portales boys golf coach Patrick Crowley doesn’t believe his team is where it needs to be at this point. Still, the Rams were good enough Thursday to shoot a four-man score of 306 and take team honors by five shots in the […]

Elida completes perfect district run

PNT staff ELIDA — Tom Sullivan went 5-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs Monday, and the Elida Tigers completed a perfect run through District 6-1A baseball on Monday with a 17-7 victory over Dora. The Tigers (8-4, 4-0 district) have a non-district game remaining against defending Class 1A state champion Texico in Clovis […]

PHS boys place ninth in Roswell golf meet

PNT staff ROSWELL — Freshman Donavin Sanchez, the first-round co-leader, followed up a first-round 69 with a round of 39-37 — 76 on Tuesday’s second day of the Roswell Spring Invitational golf tournament but still managed to hang on to third place in the event and help the Rams place ninth in a field of […]

Rams tied for ninth after first day of Roswell tourney

PNT staff ROSWELL — Freshman Donavin Sanchez moved into a tie for the individual lead with a round of 34-35 — 69, 2 under par, and helped the Portales High boys golf team to a share of ninth place with Clovis at 316 after Monday’s opening round of the Roswell Spring Invitational golf tournament at […]

First state starts on Ute development

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers The first phase of construction at Ute Lake Ranch has begun and is expected to be completed in 2008, according to Chief Executive Officer Barry Freedman. The 25,000 acre development is located in the bluff country in the northeastern portion of the state near Tucumcari. Freedman said he has assembled […]

Locals compete in Junior PGA event

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Jordan Moore is getting ready for a big change next year. After several seasons in the background, the Clovis High senior-to-be will assume a leadership role in the Wildcats’ golf program with the graduation of five-year standouts Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez. Moore had a good idea of the difference […]

PGA veteran set to give local lessons

By Dave Wagner After 22 years on the PGA Tour, Lovington native Ronnie Black was ready to get back to his roots. A two-time winner on the Tour, Black will be in Clovis all day on Saturday giving golf lessons on an hourly basis to individuals or groups at Municipal Golf Course. He said he’s […]

Rams win district golf title

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — Portales’ consistency paid off in a District 4/1-3A golf championship on Tuesday at Lovington Country Club. With all five players shooting under 80, the Rams captured the boys team championship by one stroke over rival and host Lovington, finishing at 302 to 303 for the Wildcats. Seniors Dale Welch and Trevor […]

Rams tied for seventh in golf event

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Senior Trevor Ferguson shot 38-39 — 77 to lead Portales High in the first day of the Roswell ISD Invitational golf tournament on Monday. Portales shot a four-man score of 323 at the NMMI golf course and is tied with Roswell High for seventh place in a 16-team field. Meantime, the […]

PHS golfers open Monday at Hobbs

By Dave Wagner Portales High’s golf teams swing into action on Monday in the Hobbs Invitational. The boys graduated Class 3A state individual champion Kevin Welch, but coach Pat Crowley said the Rams have plenty of competition for spots behind seniors Dale Welch and Trevor Ferguson and juniors Chris Adkins and Matthew Parkey, all of […]

Former Greyhound transforms into successful sports management CEO

By Dave Wagner Former Eastern New Mexico University football player and golfer Steve Loy has carved out a successful career for himself in the sports world since his playing days. The 52-year-old Albuquerque native spent several years as a successful college coach and administrator, and now serves as managing partner/president and CEO of Gaylord Sports […]

Rams split with NMMI on the road

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Ivan Morales scored on a Reid Marley squeeze bunt with one out in the eighth inning, giving the New Mexico Military Institute Colts a 14-13 win in the nightcap of Tuesday’s District 4-3A baseball doubleheader. Portales (15-7, 7-3) won the first game 5-3, and is still in position to win the […]

Welch signs with West Texas A&M

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By Kevin Wilson Kevin Welch will bring his high school golf career to an end next month by heading west to Kirtland for the state tournament. Next year, he’ll transition to a college golf career east of Portales at West Texas A&M. Welch, a senior for the Portales High golf team, signed a national letter-of-intent […]

Senior Merrick hoping to go out with title

By Kevin Wilson The biggest improvement in Cassidy Merrick’s golf game this season, at least according to the Portales senior, has been her accuracy on chipping. Chipping is a process that Merrick likes to call the “ups and downs.” Her golf season so far, has had more of the ups. Merrick, a three-time team medalist […]

Portales boys golf team snowed out

Freedom Newspapers The weather had its way with the Portales boys golf team Monday at Ruidoso, but it wasn’t enough to stop Cassidy Merrick from hitting a qualifying leg across town. Snow put a stop to the boys portion of the Leroy Gooch Invitational at Alto, but the Portales girls still managed to get in […]

Tips to get back into the (golf) swing

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By Kevin Wilson With the recent change in weather, it’s no surprise that people are enjoying some of their free time with a set of clubs and a few golf balls at a local country club. By investing a few extra minutes properly, area course professionals say it’s a much easier transition to get back […]

Golf course could add back nine

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Mike Linn City officials and board members of the Portales Country Club have entered into preliminary discussions about making the country club’s nine-hole course an 18-hole layout. Portales City Manager Debi Lee said the city owns land adjacent to the PCC’s golf course and the discussions are in the very early stages. “We have just […]

Portales tennis teams cruise past Hereford

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The Portales High boys and girls tennis teams pushed their records to 7-2 overall Monday, taking a pair of 9-0 wins against Hereford. The matches were part of a three-team set previously scheduled for Feb. 13-14, but were delayed due to inclement weather. Portales will finish the series at 3 p.m. […]