Floyd girls fifth at state

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Kelsi Gray placed in two individual events and the Floyd girls scored in three relays on Saturday as the Lady Broncos scored 26 points and tied Cliff for fifth place in the Class 1A state track meet at the University of New Mexico. Gray was third in long jump (15-9 [...]

Hounds fare well at Albuquerque track meet

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team took multiple places in several field events in Saturday’s Don Kirby Memorial Invitational track meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. No team scores were kept. Freshman Steven Aragon led a 2-3-4-5 Greyhounds finish in javelin, throwing 190 feet, 2 inches. Two-time [...]

Lady Rams beat St. Mike’s in semifinals

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The butterflies in Tara Johnson’s stomach belied her confident approach. Johnson made two free throws with 15.9 seconds remaining, leading Portales into the girls Class 3A championship game for the seventh straight year as the Rams beat St. Michael’s 32-31 in the semifinals Thursday. “I was so nervous. [...]

Elida Tigers advance to semifinals

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers RIO RANCHO — For most of Wednesday’s Class 1A boys state quarterfinal game, Elida played more like the No. 1 seed than did top-seeded Cliff. The Tigers, competing in a state tournament for the first time since 1983, showed that they may have been underappreciated coming in at No. 8. [...]

Dora edges Springer at state

By Eric Butler; PNT correspondent RIO RANCHO — After Dora’s thrilling 55-54 victory over Springer in a Class 1A quarterfinal game, Coyote Kyler Smith said he had heard of a famous NBA moment when Dennis Johnson stole a pass and fed Larry Bird for a winning bucket. Maybe Smith was just doing his best D.J. [...]

ENMU Men’s rodeo team wins competition

Senior Stetson Hererra finished first in the bareback riding and Ty Foster won the tie-down roping to lead the Eastern New Mexico University men’s rodeo team to a first place finish at the recent first-ever New Mexico College-High School Challenge Rodeo in Farmington. The women’s team turned in a fourth-place finish. Herrera won all three [...]

Pair key ENMU rodeo

Freedom Newspapers VERNON, Texas — Senior Stetson Herrera tied for third in bareback riding and junior Cody Heck tied for fourth in steer wrestling, helping Eastern New Mexico University men’s team to a sixth-place finish with 143 1/3 points in last weekends Vernon College Rodeo. Herrera scored 148 points, including 73 in the short-go and [...]

Floyd girls finish fifth in 1A

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Kelli Johnson earned a second runnerup finish on Saturday to help the Floyd Lady Broncos to a fifth-place team finish in Class 1A girls state track competition at the University of New Mexico. Johnson ran a time of 5:43.74 in the 1,600, a personal best by about three seconds, to [...]

ENMU victorious, on to LSC tourney

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Freshman guard Joshua Jackson’s baseline jumper with 1.4 seconds left in overtime Saturday lifted Eastern New Mexico University past Midwestern State 84-82 in a battle for the Lone Star Conference South’s fourth and final berth in next week’s LSC tournament. The Greyhounds (12-15, 6-6 South) will travel Tuesday to [...]

Wildcats fall to Hobbs in overtime

Freedom Newspapers HOBBS — Senior Austin Turner scored 33 points and hit six counsecutive free throws in the final minute of overtime, lifting Hobbs past Clovis High 96-94 in the District 4-5A and regular-season finale for both teams Friday night. Despite the loss, the Wildcats (16-8, 3-1 district) were already assured of the regular-season title. [...]