Rams open district with hard fought win

By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Nobody said it was going to be easy. Tuesday night, the Portales Rams began defense of their District 4-3A championship with a hard fought 49-43 victory over the New Mexico Military Institute Colts at Portales High School. The Colts finished last season in last place in District 4-3A, but Portales […]

Clovis Christian coach steps down

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Though he’s tried to step away from the game before, this time Jimmy Joe Robinson said it’s for good. The Clovis Christian boys basketball coach has decided to retire and end a 34-year stretch in which he was also a head coach at Clovis High, Melrose, Grady and, […]

Newcomers help football squads

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Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Avid football fans are quick to notice when an unfamiliar name pops up on the roster of their favorite team. If it turns out that the newcomer has any ability, so much the better. Clovis and Portales prep followers may just be in luck this year as several players capable of […]