Editorial: Mideast nations take steps toward peace

In the last few weeks some tentative moves toward resolving, or at least reducing, ongoing conflicts in the Middle East have taken place. The remarkable and remarkably important fact about all of them is that the United States has played virtually no role in any of them. Israel and the Islamist group Hamas that controls [...]

Goddard thumps Portales 35-0

The Goddard Rockets shutout the Portales Rams (0-5) Friday night at Roswell’s Wool Bowl 35-0. The Rockets led at the half 28-0.

Rockets sure to test Rams tonight

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A sleeping giant. That’s how Portales Ram head football coach Andy Correll and defensive coordinator Mark McAfee both described their Ram football team this season. Both coaches hope their slumbering behemoth (0-4) wakes up tonight at Roswell’s Wool Bowl against the Class 4A Goddard Rockets (3-1). “The biggest thing [...]

Goddard Rockets blast Ram baseball

PNT Staff Report Junior pitcher Justin Cooper held the Portales Rams hitless through three innings, striking out six as the Goddard Rockets posted seven runs in the first inning, and went on to beat Portales 13-3 Thursday at Roswell’s Joe Bauman Coke Field. “We came out really flat,” Portales head coach Arturo Ontiveros said. “Every [...]

Cats cruise into tourney finals

Freedom Newspapers Artesia — Senior guard Cody Thornsbury hit five 3-pointers for 15 points and the Clovis High boys basketball team cruised into the finals of the Artesia Invitational on Friday with a 63-44 victory over Roswell Goddard. Junior guards Jaden Isler and Bryce Hill added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Wildcats (2-0), [...]

Artesia Bulldogs win 25th state championship

The Associated Press ROSWELL, N.M. — Artesia halfback Jeremy Duran ran 6 yards for a touchdown to lift the Bulldogs to a 30-23 victory over Goddard in the Class 4A championship game Saturday. The TD, with nine minutes remaining in the game, gave Artesia (13-0) its 25th state football title — more than any other [...]

Goddard defeats Portales in thriller

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Portales coach Ruth Chavez knew that hosting the undefeated Goddard Lady Rocket volleyball team would be a good test for her defending state champion Lady Rams, and it was. The Lady Rockets (9-0) defeated the Portales girls (7-4) in four games Tuesday night in Portales; 25-19, 23-25, 25-22, and [...]

Rockets roll to win over Rams

By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer It didn’t take long to see that it probably wasn’t going to be the Portales Rams’ day. With two outs and a runner on first in the top of the first, the Rams committed two errors on the same play to hand Roswell Goddard the game’s first run. It [...]

Rams win low-scoring battle with Goddard

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Portales did everything it could on offense to close the door on 5-13 Goddard, but the nail-in-the-coffin shots just never fell. So with the game in the balance, the Rams did nothing on offense, and it made the difference in a 49-39 win Tuesday night. Portales (8-7) recovered from [...]

Goddard beats storm, Rams

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales High defense played fairly well against a potent opponent Friday night. Unfortunately for the Rams, Roswell Goddard’s defense was absolutely smothering. How smothering? In a 14-0 loss to the Rockets at Greyhound Stadium, nine of PHS’ 12 rushing plays went for zero or negative yardage. The game [...]