Rams win District 4-3A golf tournament

PNT Staff Report ROSWELL — Portales senior Jefferson Powers and sophomore Donavin Sanchez shot the second and third best round, respectively, in leading the Rams to the District 4-3A championship at the New Mexico Military Institute golf course Monday morning. The Rams fired a combined 299, the second time this season that the team has […]

Portales dominates district tennis tourney

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Portales’ Ella Erf and Bethany Self combined for an undefeated run through the doubles state tennis tournament last season. Soon, they’ll be headed back to state competing against each other. Erf beat Self in the District 4-3A singles competition Saturday afternoon at the Eastern New Mexico University tennis courts […]

Baskett leads benefit golf tourney

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — When the National Football League draft started in 2006, Hank Baskett III waited at home for a phone call that never came. This time, the veteran Philadelphia Eagles’ receiver was getting plenty of calls and text messages, but none were as important as a good day of golf. […]

Portales golfers place seventh at Hobbs

PNT Staff Report HOBBS — The Portales Ram golf team shot a combined 329, finishing in a tie for seventh in a nine-team field Tuesday at Ocotillo Golf Course. Sophomore Donavin Sanchez shot the best round for Portales with a 4-over-par 76. Senior Jefferson Powers shot an 82, sophomore William Archibeque an 85, sophomore Rick […]

Portales golfers win Clovis trangular

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Ram sophomore Donavin Sanchez fired a tournament best one-under par 69 as the Portales golfers beat Clovis High School and Clovis Christian in a Clovis golf triangular Monday at Clovis’ municipal golf course. As a team, the Rams shot a 297, six strokes better than Clovis’ 303 and Clovis […]

Hound assistant heads to Adams State

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom Newspapers Greyhound assistant basketball coach Mark Murdock is going north. Following five years as the top assistant to Shawn Scanlan, Murdock has accepted the head coach position at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo. He replaces Larry Mortenson, who moved full-time into the college’s athletic director position following a Mountain Athletic […]

Portales boys dominate Clovis links

PNT Staff Report A trio of Portales Ram sophomores made a big statement in the Rams first golf tournament of the season at Clovis’ Chaparral Country Club Monday afternoon. Portales sophomore Donavin Sanchez managed to overcome a rough start to run away with the best overall score and lead the Portales boys to a dominating […]

Lady Rams take second at Roswell Tourney

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer ROSWELL— The Portales Ram rackets came alive in the Roswell High tennis tournament Friday and Saturday as the Portales boys came in third, while the girls took second place behind Farmington. “I have to give credit to Farmington,” Portales girls tennis coach Michelle Wallis said. “Farmington has a great […]

Former Greyhounds set to meet in tournament

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Sports Writer Creighton’s Dana Altman and Nevada’s Mark Fox have more in common than leading their teams to the NCAA tournament. They both played basketball for the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds. Nevada (28-4) is the No. 7 seed in the South Region and Creighton (22-10) the No. 10 seed. They […]

Police: Fox was ‘rude and insolent’ after WAC Tourney

The Associated Press LAS CRUCES — Nevada coach and former Eastern New Mexico Greyhound Mark Fox yelled profanities and appeared ready to use force toward a police officer and game officials after the Wolf Pack lost in the Western Athletic Conference tournament, according to a police report released Tuesday. The report from New Mexico State […]

Movie reminds us to believe in March Madness

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor With two teams in the state basketball tournament and a basketball movie that was filmed here premiering this week, we’ve got a bad case of March Madness in Portales. I like sports movies, even if some think they’re all made with the same recipe. “Hoosiers” is my all-time favorite […]

Lady Rams step to the plate

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales softball coach Robbie Crowley and her girls are determined to get past the Class 3A state tournament first-round game, their stumbling block last year against Santa Fe Indian School. “We were leading that game and we ended up losing in the last two innings,” Crowley said. “We had […]

Rams win overtime title thriller

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer It was a game that seemed destined never to end, but Portales junior guard Ky Mitchell ended it in an instant — claiming the Rams third consecutive District 4-3A tournament championship in the process. With the score tied at 50-50 in overtime, and two seconds remaining on the clock, […]

Rams seek third consecutive title in District 4-3A

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales Rams basketball coach Mark Gallegos doesn’t believe his team has put together four complete quarters in any game this season. He believes if they do that tonight, they’ll win their third consecutive District 4-3A championship. Portales and the New Mexico Military Institute Colts split a pair of games […]

Vixens stop Lady Buffs

Freedom Newspapers MELROSE — Kaylynn Johnson and Rachel Chavez scored 10 points each and Fort Sumner beat Melrose when it counted the most — with a state tournament berth on the line. The third-seeded Vixens hit 10-of-14 free throws in the final four minutes of the fourth quarter Wednesday and beat the second-seeded Lady Buffs […]

Zias fight back for win

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers For as many close games as have gone against them in Lone Star Conference South Division play, Eastern New Mexico University’s women got one back Thursday night. Fighting to stay alive for a berth in the conference postseason tournament, the Zias faced an early double-figure deficit for the fourth time […]

EPAC tips off in Texico

By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers As New Mexico rings in the new year, the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament consisting of 20 boys and girls teams kicks off today at Texico High School. EPAC is the oldest and biggest tournament in the state, and for most teams it will be the first action they have […]

Rams beat Taos 53-41

PNT Staff Writer LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Several hours after the Lady Rams won the consolation championship in the Clovis tournament, the boys followed suit winning the consolation bracket in the annual Stu Clark tournament in Las Vegas, but they may be there awhile. Saturday’s winter storm unexpectedly kept the Rams overnight, after a 53-41 […]

Elida advances to Albuquerque

By Karl Terry, Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — A sign above the Elida Lady Tiger’s locker room door Friday night read: “Clear eyes and full hearts can’t lose.” The Tigers’ hearts remained full throughout the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs as they defeated Temple Baptist Academy of Albuquerque. In taking the match 25-17, […]

Lady Rams roll

Freedom Newspapers The Portales Lady Rams capped off a dominating run through District 4-3A volleyball Thursday night beating Lovington on the road in three games: 25-16, 25-17, 25-10 to finish district at a perfect 6-0. “It was a little sluggish of a game, because it was kind of quiet,” Chavez said. “It just didn’t seem […]