Friday’s prep football scoreboard — Sept. 16

Area Rio Rancho Cleveland 49, Clovis 14 Fort Sumner 44, McCurdy 16 Class 3A Portales 42, Raton 20 6-man Vaughn 41, Elida 0 Clovis Christian 60, New Mexico School for the Deaf 14 Texas Farwell 30, Tucumcari 15 Dimmitt 34, Bovina 33 New Mexico Albuquerque Academy 49, Bernalillo 3 Artesia 41, Deming 33 Aztec 63, […]

Racing commission may open up racino license application

Freedom New Mexico Quay County may be back in the running for a race track. The New Mexico Racing Commission announced Thursday that a license granted La Mesa Racetrack in Raton has expired and the commission plans to open up applications for the license to other interested communities across the state. The La Mesa license […]

Prep football scoreboard, Sept. 17

Elida 46, Vaughn 18 San Jon 53, Dora 41 Raton 38, Portales 34 Cleveland 28, Clovis 17 Farwell 33, Tucumcari 10 Dimmitt 25, Bovina 18

Racino delays could open door for Tucumcari

Freedom New Mexico Construction delays on the Raton racino could open the door for Tucumcari to lure it to Quay County. Logan attorney Warren Frost, president of the Quay County Gaming Authority, said he has mailed a letter to the New Mexico Racing Commission stating Tucumcari’s continued interest in building a racino, which is a […]

Raton gets racino nod

By Eric Butler Though quite a bit of money was at stake in their bid to land a racetrack in eastern New Mexico, Tucumcari representatives were sportsmanlike Monday after getting the bad news. The New Mexico Racing Commission voted down the proposal from Coronado Park Partners, the group led by Albuquerque businessman Don Chalmers that […]

Roosevelt County eliminates Raton at state tourney

PNT Staff Report DEMING — Roosevelt County’s All-Stars got back on the winning track Monday with an 8-4 win over Raton at the 10-11 Little League state championships. Roosevelt found themselves in a pitching war of attrition Monday against Raton, who they had dispatched easily 18-2 on Saturday. Roosevelt got three innings out of Anthony […]

Roosevelt All-Stars defeat Raton

PNT Staff Report DEMING — According to Roosevelt County All-Stars coach Sammy Villanueva, one phone call launched his team toward an 18-2 first-round win over Raton on Saturday in the state 10-11 Little League tournament. On Thursday, the evening before the team left for the tournament, All-Star team member Daniel Sanchez was involved in a […]

Portales teens score shooting points

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Two Portales high school students earned high point honors in the annual Youth Hunters Education Challenge state shooting competition last month in Raton. Garrett Lee, 15, won the overall high point individual award and Landon O’Rear, 17, won the high point individual award for the rifle competition in the […]

Sept. 21, 2007 Prep Scores

Staff and wire reports Raton 28, Portales 13 Texico 55, McCurdy 0 Santa Rosa 19, Fort Sumner 0 Friona 41, Bovina 20 Idalou 21, Muleshoe 14 Morton 35, Farwell 6 Springer 20, Clovis Christian 16 Tucumcari 14, Chaparral 0 Logan 46, Dora 30

Rams face physical test at Slaton

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams have already traveled more than a thousand miles to and from their first two road games, and they’re about to add to that total, with their third road game in four weeks at Slaton, Texas this evening. Head coach Andy Correll is proud of how his […]

Rams look for first win in Raton

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Raton Tigers (0-1) host the Rams (0-2) tonight at Tiger stadium with both squads looking for that first victory. “I’m excited, I think we’re better prepared for this (game) than we were for either of the other two,” Rams head coach Andy Correll said during Thursday afternoon’s practice […]

New fire chief gets acquainted

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Raul Muniz’s first day on the job on Monday was mostly spent doing what he figures he needs to do a lot of in the following months — getting to know the people of Portales. Muniz is the new fire chief for the Portales Fire Department and was a captain […]

Portales chooses new fire chief

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The City of Portales will have a new fire chief starting Jan. 9 after city officials selected Raul Muniz from the Raton Fire Department to succeed retired chief Jesse Mowrer, according to a press relase from the City of Portales. Muniz is currently serving the City of Raton as a […]

Raton eliminates Rams from playoffs

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT staff writer RATON — Raton, which knocked Portales from the ranks of the undefeated in the third week of the season, knocked the Rams out of the playoffs by holding off a second-half rally for a 15-7 win Friday night at Tiger Stadium. Portales, which ended the season with a nine-game […]

Rams hope for redemption against Raton

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer There’s no question that the Portales Rams are going to be home next weekend. The question is whether or not another football team joins them. Due to playoff histories, both third-seeded Las Vegas Robertson and 14th-seeded Shiprock owe Portales a game, guaranteeing homefield advantage should Portales reach the second […]

Raton remains undefeated with win over Rams

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor BLACKWATER DRAW — Raton had the start no team would dare dream about — one offensive play and a 14-point lead. But it was no dream for the visiting Tigers, who sustained a small “tidal wave” and used six interceptions to rescue a lethargic offense in a 28-8 win against […]

Undefeated squads set for clash

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor The year was 2003 and first-year Raton coach Brock Walton was seeking his first win. In an attempt for win No. 1, Walton went for two. With four minutes left, his Tigers had scored a touchdown against the Rams to pull to 14-13. Walton called his final timeout and […]

Raton looks to contain 1-2 punch from Rams

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By Dave Wagner Raton coach Brock Walton believes the key to the Tigers’ game against Portales High on Friday night is containing senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford and senior running back Chris Carter. Easier said than done, counters PHS coach Glenn Johnson. “With our offensive scheme and philosophy, I don’t think you can take (both of […]

Rams move on to title game

By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — One week after thinking they might have blown a shot at making the playoffs, the Portales Rams are within a game of winning the school’s first state baseball title. Senior left-hander Seth Clabaugh worked through early control problems and pitched a six-hitter, and Portales took advantage of some shoddy Raton […]

Obits April 16

Florence Mildred Grubelnik, 83 Florence Mildred “Mickey” Grubelnik, 83, of Raton died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at Miners’ Colfax Medical Center in Raton. She was born on Nov. 28, 1920, to Ethel Mae and William L. Turner. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Family members said she enjoyed hunting and fishing. She […]