Dora boys pound Vaughn

Freedom Newspapers DORA — Clayton Stokes score 17 to lead all scorers, and the Coyotes outscored Vaughn 24-4 in the third quarter en route to a 62-24 win Tuesday night at Guy Luscombe Gymnasium. Dora (5-15, 3-4) also got 10 from Travis Belcher. Chris Mateson led Vaughn with 13 points. The Coyotes will go on […]

Hounds prepare for rematch with West Texas

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team is on a four-game winning streak that includes an 89-74 homecourt triumph over Lone Star Conference South Division rival West Texas A&M just five days ago. ENMU coach Shawn Scanlan knows the 6 p.m. (MST) rematch on Monday night against the Buffaloes at the WT […]

Brown takes over down the stretch, Zias improve to 5-2 in division play

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Heather Brown scored 10 of her career-high 25 points and hit two crucial 3-pointers during the final 3:49 Thursday as the Eastern New Mexico University Zias improved to 5-2 in Lone Star Conference South Division play with a 76-72 win over Midwestern State Thursday night. “The kids stepped up […]

Driver in crash in stable condition

PNT Staff Police are investigating an accident that left one man dead and another seriously injured after the vehicle’s driver ran a stop sign in Rogers late Tuesday night, according to officials with the New Mexico State Police. Juan Nieto, 18, of Chihuahua, Mexico, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Gabriel Melendez Arzate, […]

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 […]

Rams tied for District 4-3A lead

Freedom Newspapers Portales’ 40-38 win over Ruidoso, coupled with New Mexico Military Institute’s 55-54 shocker over Lovington, marked an unexpected start to District 4-3A play Tuesday night. Following Tuesday’s games, the district lead is a two-way tie between a pair of teams that are a combined 11-22. The two teams at the bottom of the […]

Portales wins district opener at Lovington

By Kevin Wilson LOVINGTON — Erika Cook left the Lovington court Friday night with a smile and her hand in the air, holding up one finger. The game that preceded the gesture, however, was anything but a first for Cook and the Portales Lady Rams. Instead Cook, Roni Gomez and Kassandra Richards finished off a […]

Late rally can’t save Rams

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By Kevin Wilson Portales beat Roswell at its own game, but only for about four minutes. Otherwise, visiting Roswell was in control most of the night en route a 68-57 win Thursday night at Ram Gym. Roswell (11-3) won its sixth-straight, leading by as much as 19 points early in the fourth. Portales guard Chris […]

EPAC Boys: Melrose routs Fort Sumner for third place

By Dave Wagner Senior Harvey Park scored 18 points and Melrose claimed the boys’ third-place trophy in the EPAC basketball tournament Saturday with a 51-32 win over Fort Sumner at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. Park had three 3-pointers, including two in the first quarter when the Buffaloes (6-5) opened a 17-8 lead. Fort […]

Las Posadas reenacts birth of Christ

Helena Rodriguez Sylvia Baca’s great-grandfather, Nicolas Baca, participated in Las Posadas, a Mexican reenactment of the birth of Christ, as a young man and told her of the long Posadas processions in Encino. This week, Baca not only attended her first Posadas, she and her sisters also played host to one on Wednesday night at […]