Rams bounce back with domination win over Lordsburg

PNT staff The Portales Rams rebounded from a first-round loss in Las Vegas’ Stu Clark basketball tournament to dominate the Lordsburg Mavericks Friday afternoon 62-37. The Rams spread the ball around, as center Chance Sherburne led Portales with 9 points, followed by fellow senior Cruz Ontiveros posting 8 points. “I feel real good because our […]

Jaguars maul Portales boys at Stu Clark

PNT Staff Report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Portales Ram basketball coach Mark Gallegos has always said the experience his team receives at the Stu Clark Tournament in Las Vegas is important. But sometimes the lessons are hard. The Rams (3-3) got one of those lessons here Thursday as they lost to the Santa Fe Capital […]

Hobbs Lady Eagles outlast Portales Lady Rams

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Hobbs senior shooting guard Samantha Acosta sank three of her five 3-pointers in the fourth period and led all scorers with 19-points, as the visiting Class 5A Lady Eagles beat Portales 65-49 Saturday night at Portales High School. The Lady Rams trailed Hobbs by 9-points at the half, but […]

Poor shooting gives Carlsbad win over Rams

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer The Portales Rams missed their shots, and the Carlsbad Cavemen made theirs. Put together, the two facts resulted in a 62-36 blowout Friday night at Portales High School. Travis Nygren scored a game-high 13 and Jose Cruz Lopez added nine points for the Cavemen, who never trailed. Senior Skyler […]

Shorthanded Rams down Tucumcari for first victory

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By Mickey Winfield The Portales Rams used a spirited second quarter to take control of Friday night’s game against Tucumcari en route to their first win of the young basketball season. Chance Sherburne and Hunter Rackler scored nine points each as the short-handed Rams beat Tucumcari 40-26 at Ram Athletic Center. Portales (1-1) was without […]

Robertson holds the cards in 3A final

3A State Finals

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer BLACKWATER DRAW — A pair of sustained drives sandwiched a Portales miscue in the first half and the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals went on to a 28-6 victory Saturday, earning their second consecutive Class 3A state football championship. “(Our kids) came out ready to play,” Robertson head coach Chad […]

Clovis blows past Portales

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Clovis junior Ebony Bunton scored 22 points in keeping the Clovis girls undefeated, leading the Wildcats to a 51-34 domination of the Portales Lady Rams Friday night at Portales. “I felt like we defended very well tonight, and played physical, got after it,” Clovis coach Miles Watters said. “I […]

Greyhounds send seniors off in style

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Greyhounds finished their 2006 season with style Saturday afternoon at Greyhound Stadium. The Hounds set a school record with 531 yards rushing on the way to eight rushing touchdowns in a 63-14 rout of Oklahoma Panhandle State. ENMU finishes the season at 3-7. “Our offense, they set a […]

Rams rush past Ruidoso

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By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers The Portales Rams grabbed the lead early, and rushed their way to a district-opening win Friday night at Greyhound Stadium, 27-7 over Ruidoso. Portales gained 314 yards on the ground, including 121 yards and two touchdowns from senior running back Cruz Ontiveros. “We executed at a level that we know […]

Broncos take bashing

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer The Floyd Bronco’s homecoming game Saturday afternoon quickly turned into a scoring bonanza for the visiting Tatum Coyotes, as six different Coyotes scored, on the way to a 61-14 rout. Senior quarterback Trent Hemann scored three touchdowns and threw for another to lead the Tatum offense. “We’re not very […]

Rams edge Rattlers in homecoming scare

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff writer Portales held on to beat Tucumcari 7-6 in a defensive struggle Friday night at Greyhound Stadium in the Rams’ homecoming game. Minutes after a 55-yard field goal attempt by Tucumcari (1-5) fell short, Portales coach Andy Correll said the Ram defense deserved the credit for the win. “The defense […]

Broncos rout Pine Hill for first victory

Freedom Newspapers Senior running back Jason Martinez ran for three touchdowns and threw for three more for 291 yards of total offense as the Floyd Broncos earned their first win of the season in Albuquerque Saturday afternoon, 60-14 over Pine Hill. “We played better than we have all year,” Floyd head coach Rafael Royball said. […]

Hounds grab first win at Northeastern State

Freedom Newspapers ADA, Okla. — Sophomore defensive end Randall Hutchinson returned an interception 30 yards for a first-quarter touchdown and junior quarterback Michael Benton scored on two short runs in the final period Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated East Central 24-15. The Greyhounds (1-1), bouncing back from a season-opening 42-7 drubbing at […]

Elida rallies to beat Des Moines

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Melrose Lady Buffaloes gave it a shot Tuesday against the top seed Tatum, but came up short. Now the Elida Lady Tigers will have a crack at the top seed in the Class 1A girls state basketball tournament. Tatum, which went unbeaten in winning the 1A volleyball championship in November, […]

Clovis boys eliminated from playoffs

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis coach J.D. Isler knew Valley would be difficult to beat with a lead in the fourth quarter. The Vikings, who made a habit of winning close games all season, steadily pulled away in the final eight minutes en route to a 62-48 win that knocked Clovis out of the Class […]

Portales crushes Lovington for fifth district win

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — Portales continued its domination of District 4-3A, holding host Lovington to six total field goals and four second-half points in a 66-21 dismantling Saturday night. Portales (18-7, 5-0 district) had 11 players score, and only two reached double figures in a balanced effort. Portales only led Lovington (8-17, 2-3) 10-8 after […]

Portales wins fourth-straight game

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Ashleah Richards scored 13 points and Portales won its seventh game in eight tries Thursday with a 45-35 win on the road at Roswell High. Morgan Hill added 11 and Megan Kabrick eight for Portales (12-5), which jumped out to an 11-4 lead after the first quarter. “We did really well,” […]

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 […]

Lady Rams open Shootout by blowing out Broncos

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With another contest about 20 hours away, Portales’ first unit did more than enough Friday night to save energy for Saturday. Morgan Hill had 18 points and Briana Hernandez 16 in three quarters, and Portales rode an early 14-2 start to come away with a 54-39 victory over Kirtland […]

Rams jump to huge lead, whip Wingate

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer In what turned out to be a tuneup for Saturday’s matchup with Artesia, the host Portales Rams fired on all cylinders early Friday. Portales scored the first 12 points of the game and got points from nine different players in a 52-37 win against Wingate in the Portales Shootout. […]