Ride-2-Recovery benefits wounded warriors

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The base Fitness and Sports Center will host Ride-2 Recovery on Saturday, a nationwide event that benefits wounded warriors’ mental and physical rehabilitation. Ride 2 Recovery is produced by the Fitness Challenge foundation, a non-profit organization in partnerships with the military and VA Volunteer Service Offices that features cycling as […]

‘Real Warriors’ campaign works to save lives

By Christen N. McCluney: Emerging Media, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON — Members of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury “Real Warriors” campaign are working to deliver the message that resources and tools are available for veterans seeking treatment for invisible wounds of war. “My mission through the Real Warriors […]

Rams test Ruidoso tonight in district football

PNT Staff Report The Portales Rams can take a big step toward their goal of defending their District 4-3A championship as they travel to play the Ruidoso Warriors tonight (7 p.m.) at the midway point of the Rams district schedule. “The records are over,” second-year Ram head coach Andy Correll said. “We’re 1-0 and that’s […]

Floyd hangs 50 on Pine Hill

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent From the moment of the opening kickoff, when Pine Hill’s return team was in disarray while lining up, a victory for Floyd seemed somewhat inevitable on Saturday. As the opening act in what was dubbed “Super Saturday,” a slate of three 8-man football games at Menaul High in Albuquerque, Floyd […]

Gateway routs Floyd 62-0

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — The Gateway Christian Warriors lit up the scoreboard and the stat sheet Saturday afternoon in Floyd, battering the Broncos 62-0. The Warriors posted 38 in the first quarter and never looked back. Junior Joshua Hunter led the Warriors with three touchdowns, including an 81-yard run, a 60-yard […]

Hounds scorch Bacone College in opener

Freedom Newspapers MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University broke its team single-game rushing yards record on Saturday and the Greyhounds cruised to a 63-20 win over Bacone College in the season opener for both teams. Senior quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns while his backup, J.T. Thompson, added 171 yards […]

Nation’s drug policies must be reconsidered

Editorial We couldn’t help but notice a recent wire story headlined “Illegal drugs getting scarcer.” The report began by noting that the availability of most illegal drugs is down and drug seizures are up. Drug warriors point to this information as proof the war on drugs is succeeding. Not everyone, however, is reaching that same […]

Gateway hunts down Dora for title

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Dora knew it would have to contain Gateway Christian brothers Jevvon and Joshua Hunter in Saturday’s Class 1A boys state championship game at The Pit, and the Coyotes did that. What they weren’t counting on was a dominating performance by burly 6-foot-3 senior Antonio Oaxaca. Oaxaca (pronounced wau-HOCK-uh) […]

Rams look to stay in district race

By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Despite Tuesday’s doubleheader loss at Lovington, Portales High baseball coach Arturo Ontiveros believes the Rams are still in good shape in the District 4-3A race. They can’t afford to stub their toes, though, in Saturday’s 11 a.m. home twin bill against last-place Ruidoso at Ram Field. “We’re in a […]

Portales claims district title

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Tony Parra: PNT staff writer It was the third meeting in eight days for the Portales Rams and Ruidoso Warriors, but this time it had more meaning with the same results. The Portales Rams defeated the Warriors, 52-41, to claim the District 4-3A championship on Saturday night. The Rams defeated Ruidoso, 66-40, on Feb. 17 […]

Rams beat Warriors in tiebreaker

PNT staff The Portales Rams won their second game against the Ruidoso Warriors in four days and now have the top seed in the District 4-3A tournament. The Rams held Ruidoso scoreless in the third quarter and made plays in the final minute to beat the Warriors 40-37 on Monday at the New Mexico Military […]

Rams pull into tie for first

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer After the Portales Rams thumped Ruidoso, forcing a three way tie for first in Division 4-3A, Warriors coach Billy Page said it certainly did not feel like his team was still, technically, in first place. “It feels like we’re in last right now,” Page said. “They kicked our tails […]

Lady Rams dominate Ruidoso

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer It’s hard to play basketball with your jaw on the floor. After the Portales Lady Rams dominated Ruidoso 70-32, Lady Warriors coach Becky Austin said her team played more like star-struck fans than challenging opponents. “We were a little bit, I guess you would say, in awe when we […]

Warriors triumph over Warhawks

Airman Thomas Trower The Cannon Varsity Women Warriors played their first official home games Saturday and Sunday against the Lackland Warhawks, who were left bloodied and battered after the game. The beginning of Saturday’s game made the impression that the teams were evenly matched with the Warriors holding a lead of 27-25. But widening the […]

Portales teams get wakeup calls

PNT Staff Both Portales teams took road losses Tuesday in what their coaches hope are wake-up calls for the rest of the season. The Rams (10-11) fell to 1-2 in District 4-3A play after falling behind host Ruidoso early in a 55-36 decision, while the Goddard Lady Rockets scored a 45-37 upset over a Portales […]

Rams fall to 0-2

SHALLOWATER, Texas — Thanks to their neighbors across the Texas border, the Portales Rams are off to an 0-2 start on the season. For the second time in three days, the Muleshoe Mules claimed a victory over the Rams, with the most recent win Thursday in the opening round of the Shallowater Shootout. The Mules […]

Rams split with Ruidoso

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By Kevin Wilson Portales senior Jacob Lopez said after Saturday’s doubleheader against Ruidoso that you have to put the ball in play to have any chance of success in high school baseball. A series split against the visiting Warriors only bolstered his case. The Rams put very little into play against Ruidoso and pitcher Justin […]

Lady Rams advance to title game

By Dave Wagner RIO RANCHO — The Portales Lady Rams have made a habit of reaching the Class 3A girls state basketball championship, doing it five times in a row. District 4-3A rival Ruidoso, meanwhile, hadn’t even been to a state tournament in 28 years. The Lady Rams certainly looked like the more experienced team […]

Rams get past Ruidoso, stay unbeaten in district

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By Dave Wagner RUIDOSO — The Portales boys basketball team has learned the hard way that no team can be taken for granted in District 4-3A. Four days after escaping from Roswell with a 1-point win over New Mexico Military Institute, the Rams had what looked like a comfortable lead over Ruidoso. With 6 1/2 […]

Lady Rams win at Ruidoso

By Todd Fuqua RUIDOSO — Although the Portales Lady Rams entered District 4-3A play with a less-than-stellar 8-9 record — not something you’d expect from the defending Class 3A state champions — they opened that district play Friday with a 70-26 thrashing of Lovington Friday. Any remaining doubts about Portales’ abilities when it comes to […]