Dora boys start season with win

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT staff writer DORA — Like the city they represent, the Coyotes are trying to make sure whatever success they have starts with a “D.” The host Coyotes held San Jon scoreless for a five-minute span bridging the first and second quarters, and Dora got its season off to a rousing start […]

Rams, Colts trying to get back into 4-3A race

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer If there has been a closer district battle for Portales over the last four years than New Mexico Military Institute, one would be hard-pressed to find it. The Colts and Rams have alternated as winners each of the last four years, and the road team has won the last […]

Road stays tough for Greyhounds

By Dave Wagner: Dave_Wagner@link.freedom.com The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds doesn’t have time to dwell on last week’s heartbreaking 52-51 overtime loss at West Texas A&M. Not with the Lone Star Conference South Division’s other nationally ranked teams — No. 22 Tarleton State today at Blackwater Draw and No. 6 Texas A&M-Kingsville next week on […]

Experienced offense excites Hounds

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BY Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — First-year Eastern New Mexico University head football coach Mark Ribaudo said after Wednesday’s intrasquad scrimmage at Blackwater Draw that he’s not sure if the Greyhounds are quite as ready as they’d like to be for the earlier opener in school history — Thursday against Central Arkansas at […]

ENMU’s Davalos hoping for larger role in 2005

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Fide Davalos enjoyed a dominating six-man high school football career at Floyd. Now the redshirt junior is hoping for a breakout season this fall as a slotback in Eastern New Mexico University’s triple-option attack. “I’ve been working out hard this summer, and I had a good spring,” Davalos said as […]

Young QBs in competition at ENMU

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University special teams coach Michael Walton has added quarterbacks coaching duties to his plate for the 2005 football season, and he knows his work is cut out. The Greyhounds, who completed the first of four weeks of spring practice on Saturday, must replace a two-year starter in Steven Hinson. […]

March 13 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Luis Perez, 25, was found guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor (first offense) and driving on roadways laned for traffic and was ordered to serve 90 days of supervised probation. • Stanley Salczynski, 46, pled no contest aggravated driving […]

Hinson en route to top QB spot

By Dave Wagner Unless he gets hurt or something goes drastically wrong, senior Steven Hinson will be ENMU’s starting quarterback this fall for the second consecutive year. Elliott said after Saturday’s situational scrimmage at the ENMU practice facility that the real battle is for the No. 2 position. “Steven’s No. 1, (redshirt freshman) Michael Benton’s […]

Four quarterbacks see time at scrimmage

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s quarterback job is Steven Hinson’s to lose next fall, but the diminutive signal-caller welcomes the competition. Hinson’s Green squad lost a 19-14 decision in Tuesday’s annual Green & Silver Game at Greyhound Stadium, but ENMU coaches got a good look at all four of their […]

Elida moves on to 1A semifinals

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Coming out of the locker room at halftime, the Elida girls basketball team Tuesday was greeted by a chant of “offense, offense” from its supporters. Perhaps the Tigers’ fans knew that just a little more offensive production would spell doom for Tatum in a Class 1A state quarterfinal at Valley […]

Veteran’s clubs could be fined for liquor laws

Darrell Todd Maurina Johnny Washington has a warning for veteran’s groups: Dot your “i’s,” cross your “t’s,” or face major problems with state liquor and gaming regulators. Speaking at Wednesday’s meeting of the Joint Veterans Council of Clovis, Washington said state veterans organizations and other private clubs have been forced to reexamine their activities following […]

Portales girls win at St. Michael’s tournament

SANTA FE — The Lady Rams took care of business early, beating Los Alamos 53-36 in the first round of the Lady Horsemen Invitational Christmas Tournament at St. Michael’s High School. Portales (5-2) maintained a comfortable lead throughout en route to its fourth win in five games. The Lady Rams only had two players in […]

Trinity Christian beats Portales at Shallowater Shootout

By Kevin Wilson SHALLOWATER, Texas — This early in the high school basketball season, eight games is a considerable amount of experience. It proved more than enough for Trinity Christian to finish off the Portales Rams. Forward Alex Knight led all scorers with 13 points, and a fine-tuned Lions team dominated the second half in […]

Elliott sees good things ahead for Greyhounds

Dave Wagner Bud Elliott’s 10th season as Eastern New Mexico University’s football coach ended in disappointment, but hardly in discouragement. Elliott, who will be 72 in December, intends to return next year for his 37th campaign as a college head coach. And he thinks the immediate future looks bright for the Greyhounds. “We have so […]

Rams, Wildcats fight for playoff lives

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By Kevin Wilson Even with the district rivalry, it’s safe to say the Portales Rams and Lovington Wildcats share some common bonds. The approaches are the same, as Portales coach Glen Johnson could tell you. “The only similarities,” Johnson said, “(are) we spread the field, throw the football, (we’re) not afraid to run the football […]

Rams break two-game skid

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By Kevin Wilson BLACKWATER DRAW — In an NFL game, it’s usually a bad sign when the kicker is one of the team’s leading scorers. On Friday night, it was a very good sign for the Portales Rams. Senior quarterback Seth Clabaugh accounted for 269 yards of offense and five touchdowns in the first half, […]

Greyhounds cruise past winless Tigers

By Kevin Wilson BLACKWATER DRAW — Veteran Greyhound football coach Bud Elliott admits his team’s offense is still shooting itself in the leg at times. Fortunately, they saved more than enough ammunition for East Central. The host Greyhounds scored early and often, rolling out 415 total yards of offense in a 32-2 blowout Saturday evening […]

Rams to test new offense against West Las Vegas

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By Kevin Wilson Though he’s in pretty exclusive company right now, T.C. Nusser doesn’t consider himself a one-of-a-kind player by any means. When the Portales High senior comes into tonight’s 7 p.m. game against West Las Vegas at Greyhound Stadium, he’ll be the only player that has started in each of the last three season […]

Elida plans to build around its offense

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Kevin Wilson ELIDA — One would need only a few seconds inside the Elida High School gymnasium to tell that its gym is going through some changes. As for the volleyball team that will play in it, it doesn’t plan to do rebuilding any time soon. “We have a good team,” said senior setter Halee […]