Lady Rams’ solid play overwhelms Goddard

By Dave Wagner Bethany Self was hot, and her teammates kept on feeding her. Self, a 5-foot-11 freshman, took advantage of crisp passes to score a career-best 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting Tuesday night as Portales High’s girls rolled over Roswell Goddard 64-37 at the PHS gym. The Lady Rams collected 18 assists — spread [...]

Lady Rams hang on to beat Moriarty

PNT Staff MORIARTY — The Portales Lady Rams struggled through a second half in which they scored just 11 points, but they still had enough on Saturday to hang on for a 33-30 victory over Moriarty. Portales (4-5) led by 10 points early in the second half before the Lady Pintos closed to within a [...]

Lady Rams finish fifth in tourney

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — It was Portales coach Brenda Gomez’ express wish, after a quarterfinal loss in the Mel Otero Rio Rancho Invitational on Thursday, that her Lady Rams break an 0-4 winless streak to start the season. As soon as possible. Two days later, Portales (2-4) had done just that with a [...]

Lady Rams unable to overcome early deficit

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — Even the midst of a major comeback attempt, the burden of an 0-3 start and frustration over the quality of play boiled over for Portales girls coach Brenda Gomez on Thursday. In a 37-31 loss to Dallas J.F. Kimball in the quartefinals of the Mel Otero Invite, Gomez shouted [...]

Conquerors keep record perfect

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By Dave Wagner Caleb Richards had some tough shooting luck in Faith Triumphant’s season opener at Hereford Community Christian, so he stopped shooting and finished with just six points. Thursday at the FTCS gym, Richards’ luck against the Warriors was considerably better — he poured in a season-best 30 points to lift the Conquerors to [...]

Conquerors jump up early in rolling to win over Elida

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By Dave Wagner The young Elida boys basketball team found itself in over its head early Monday night. Faith Triumphant erased a 2-0 deficit with 12 consecutive points, highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers by senior guard Luis McCain, and the Conquerors rolled to a 66-46 win over the Tigers at the FTCS gym. McCain [...]

Lady Rams begin quest for fourth 3A title in five years

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By Dave Wagner Veteran Portales High girls basketball coach Brenda Gomez has a lot of faith in her team, and for good reason — the Lady Rams have won the last two Class 3A state championships, and three of the last four. So, even though they have to replace three starters from last year’s 23-4 [...]

Lady Tigers ousted in semifinals

PNT Staff FORT SUMNER — The Elida Lady Tigers’ bid for a state volleyball berth came up just short Friday night against Des Moines. Elida dropped a 25-16, 25-27, 27-29, 25-19, 15-9 decision to the Lady Demons in the semifinals of Class 1A Region A competition. Semifinal winners in the regional round advance to state [...]

Conquerors cruise to second win of season

PNT Staff Junior Caleb Richards was in on 10 touchdowns Saturday to help the Faith Triumphant Conquerors post an 87-57 victory over San Jon at Conquerors Field. Richards ran for two touchdowns, caught two TD passes, replaced the injured Luis McCain at quarterback and threw for four scores, and also had an interception and a [...]

Faith Triumphant absorbs loss to El Paso opponent

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PNT Staff El Paso Faith Christian scored the game’s final 52 points Friday and the Lions roared to an 82-52 win over Faith Triumphant in the Conquerors’ home football opener. Junior running back Steven Lopez accounted for nine touchdowns for Faith Christian, including four in a third-quarter rally which turned a 52-44 halftime deficit into [...]