Rams victorious in Ruidoso

PNT Staff Writer RUIDOSO—The Portales Rams beat the Ruidoso Warriors four out of five times last season. Saturday night, the Portales boys continued that trend with a 60-46 district win in the mountains. “Offensively we did a good job,” Portales head coach Mark Gallegos said. “We didn’t have the same kind of defensive intensity that […]

Lady Rams lose Shootout finale

By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Portales Lady Ram head coach Brenda Gomez said after Saturday night’s Ram Basketball Shootout loss that if she hadn’t looked at the scoreboard, she’d be more pleased than the night before. But scoreboard was working and the Lady Rams lost to Lubbock’s Trinity Christian 52-32. “The effort was there and […]

EPAC Capsules

Freedom Newspapers Boys • Fort Sumner (2-6) began the EPAC with serious offensive fire power, blowing out Grady 63-43 in a first round match-up. The Foxes earned themselves a second round game against No. 1 seeded Texico today at 8:15 p.m. Berry Stinnett scored 14 points and Cass Dimitroff chipped in 13 points as Fort […]

Zias beat Highlands Cowgirls for fifth win in six games

Freedom Newspapers Senior guard Heather Brown hit five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points Monday to lead the Eastern New Mexico University Zias a 75-56 win over New Mexico Highlands. It was Zias fifth win in six games. The Zias (7-2) pulled away early in the second-half as Brown hit her fourth 3-pointer of the […]

Zias win third straight

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University Zias have matched their best start in team history thanks to solid free-throwing shooting down the stretch. With Heather Brown leading the way, Eastern converted 11 of 13 free throws in the final 3:13 to hold off pesky Oklahoma Panhandle State 77-70 Thursday in […]

Lady Rams get win in Carlsbad

The Portales Lady Ram basketball team opened their 2006-07 season with a 47-41 win Tuesday night at Carlsbad. The Portales girls led 12-8 after the first quarter, and took a 23-17 advantage into the half. Senior Kaycee Quick led Portales with 24 points. “We played okay,” Lady Ram head coach Brenda Gomez said. “I expected […]

Hounds open with NMSU exhibition

Hobbs — ENMU and New Mexico State’s inner-state rivalry continued Monday night as the Aggies trounced the Greyhounds 87-65. ENMU senior guard Tristan Largent recorded 19 points on 5-for-11 shooting, while senior forwards Ira Cross and Mikal Monette snatched eight rebounds apiece. The Hounds kept the game honest in the first half answering a 14-5 […]

TexAnns hand Zias 3-game loss

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff writer Zia head coach Mike Maguire remained in his seat, staring at the court, nearly 10 minutes after the Zias lost to Tarleton State Saturday afternoon at Greyhound Arena. Maguire seemed to be lost in his thoughts after the loss, and at the same time, soaking up the moment, just […]

PRMC hires administrator

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A New Mexico hospital administrator with a history of tending to hospitals in need volunteered to lead Plains Regional Medical Center. Officials from the hospital — scrutinized earlier this year by several regulatory agencies and bogged down by board member resignations — announced Hoyt Skabelund landed the position Wednesday, […]

Wolverines hand Dora 32-11 loss

PNT staff CLOVIS — Texico’s bats went crazy on Tuesday and the Wolverines rolled to a 32-11 victory over Dora at Brady Field. Casey O’Connor led the Coyotes (5-6) with three hits in four at-bats, but Dora coach Ty Thatcher said Texico belted several home runs in a game stopped in the fifth by the […]

Melrose ends Dora’s season, Tarleton State pounds Zias

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers The Dora Coyotes boys’ basketball season came to a close on Thursday night after they lost 63-51 to the Melrose Buffaloes in Dora. The loss came in the semi-finals of the District 3-1A tournament. The Coyotes were coming off a close victory over the Elida Tigers on Tuesday night, 60-57 in […]

Grady tops Elida for consolation title

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Early in the second quarter, both the Elida Tigers and Grady Bronchos found that Saturday’s consolation game had a familiar circumstance. The difference was that Grady’s situation was just more favorable. Colt Grau scored 14 points to lead four Bronchos in double figures, and Grady survived a fourth-quarter comeback when […]

Dora, Elida win EPAC openers

PNT Staff Dora had the advantages of being the top seed, having an extra day of preparation and the knowledge that it had already beaten San Jon. San Jon only had one advantage — the homecourt — but it didn’t last long enough as visiting Dora claimed a 63-49 win in Wednesday’s matchup of the […]

WT beats Zias in South Division opener

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Center Keisha Monroe led four West Texas A&M players in double figures Friday with 21 points as the 15th-ranked Lady Buffs defeated Eastern New Mexico University 76-44 in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s opener for both teams. WT (9-1) held the Zias (6-5) to 19 percent shooting for […]

Hounds go cold in Alaska

Freedom Newspapers ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Poor shooting in the second half led to the Eastern New Mexico Zias falling 64-59 to Alaska Anchorage on Monday night. The Zias (6-3) held a 32-31 lead at the half, but shot 8-of-26 in the second and let the lead slip away. Center Rebecca Kielpinski scored a game-high 26 […]

Elida wins Route 66 to move to 9-1

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent SANTA ROSA — Just call them the unofficial champs of the Route 66 Holiday Tournament, those Elida Tigers. Although the girls four-team basketball tourney was technically a round-robin event, with each school facing the other three squads once, the Tigers proved themselves the queens of their temporary northern domain by […]

Zias thumped in exhibition

Freedom Newspapers EL PASO, Texas — Junior reserve forward Chemeka Amos scored 20 points in 23 minutes on Sunday as Texas-El Paso defeated Eastern New Mexico University 96-66 in women’s exhibition basketball. Four players scored in double figures for the Miners, with Amos (10 rebounds) and forward Kaisa Krezel (18 points, 11 rebounds) both posting […]

Country fortunate Rosa Parks led civil rights movement

Freedom Newspapers Sooner or later in the 1950s, a crisis was bound to occur over legalized, state-enforced racial segregation. The policy was inconsistent with the ideals of individual liberty on which the country was founded, the experience of World War II had created cracks that were bound to widen in the edifice of racial segregation, […]

Convicted poacher receives sentence

By David Irvin By David Irvin CNJ STAFF WRITER david_irvin@link.freedom.com The Clovis man charged with killing and beheading five deer last year has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and slapped with a $1,000 fine. Darin Hunt, 22, was convicted of five counts of unlawful hunting, five of waste of game and five of […]

Lady Rams fall in tournament opener

PNT Staff DEXTER — The Jal Lady Panthers broke open a close game with a five-run fifth on Thursday and handed Portales High a 10-2 loss in the first round of the second annual Lindsey Calloway tournament. The Lady Rams (5-4) face District 4-3A rival Ruidoso in a 10 a.m. consolation semifinal game today. They […]