Rams help South prevail

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent LAS VEGAS, N.M. — It was an offensive standstill or a defensive slugfest, depending on the point of view, but for the South, the result was just fine. The South earned a 7-6 victory in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class 3A all-star game, claiming its fifth triumph […]

July 13, 1977

• The Portales Board of Education approved Mrs. Dolores Trujillo to fill a fifth grade teaching vacancy at Lindsey School. • Jimmie Lees scored her first ever hole-in-one on the number six hole at the Portales Country Club. Lees made the shot with a four iron on a 135 yard hole. • A four quart […]

Grenade’s origin may stem back to boyhood antics

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Apparently last week’s story about a couple who dug up a grenade in a Portales front yard isn’t the first time hand grenades have made news in our burgh. I may have the answer to how last week’s grenade got there as well. Few recent stories have captured the […]

Police: Grenade’s danger uncertain

PNT Staff Report Whether a grenade found Saturday in a Portales yard was live or not couldn’t be determined, according to Portales Police Department spokesperson Lonnie Berry. According to Berry, the condition of the grenade that had apparently been buried in the yard at Eighth and Chicago streets prevented personnel from Cannon Air Force Base’s […]

Current Greyhounds defeat alumni

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Youth must be served, and Saturday afternoon the current Eastern New Mexico Greyhound gridders survived a scare at the hands of Greyhound alumni players 28-20 in the first annual ENMU alumni game at Greyhound Stadium. “It was a little closer than I expected,” ENMU head coach Mark Ribaudo said. […]

All animals need someone to follow

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist I believe animals are gifts from God and where would we be without them? I am always amazed when I read Genesis 2:19. God formed all the animals and brought them to Adam for a name and whatever he named them that was the name. Living near the edge of […]

Baskett finishes regular season with bang

Freedom Newspapers PHILADELPHIA — Not only did Clovis’ Hank Baskett turn in his best performance of the year Sunday in Philadelphia’s 24-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field he became the second rookie in NFL history to record two touchdown receptions of 85 yards or more in a season. One play […]

Robertson holds the cards in 3A final

3A State Finals

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer BLACKWATER DRAW — A pair of sustained drives sandwiched a Portales miscue in the first half and the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals went on to a 28-6 victory Saturday, earning their second consecutive Class 3A state football championship. “(Our kids) came out ready to play,” Robertson head coach Chad […]

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 […]

Rams derailed

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor BLACKWATER DRAW — As the clock began to run out on the Portales football team’s chances of winning its first state title in 18 years Saturday, their principal, Melvin Nusser, knew there was still some fight left in the team. As the former coach turned-principal spoke, the Rams proved […]

Rams win another playoff nail-biter

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer SANTA FE — The Portales Rams unexpected ride through the Class 3A playoffs continues, all the way to the state championship game. Down by a point late in the fourth quarter in Saturday’s semifinals, junior quarterback Chris Mosier led Portales on a 12-play, 71-yard drive capped by an Eric […]

Rams survive double overtime scare

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer BLOOMFIELD — Portales senior Ezekial (Zeke) Soto kicked the Portales Rams into the Class 3A state football semifinals Saturday afternoon with a field goal in a 20-17 double overtime win against Bloomfield. Soto’s 28-yard game-winner, sets up a semifinal game with Saint Michael’s Horsemen in Santa Fe Friday or […]

Greyhounds send seniors off in style

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Greyhounds finished their 2006 season with style Saturday afternoon at Greyhound Stadium. The Hounds set a school record with 531 yards rushing on the way to eight rushing touchdowns in a 63-14 rout of Oklahoma Panhandle State. ENMU finishes the season at 3-7. “Our offense, they set a […]

Portales dominates Cobre in playoff opener

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Upon hearing that they didn’t get a first-round bye week heading into the Class 3A playoffs, the Portales Rams felt it was in their best interest to play a game anyway — and they may have been right. Portales junior quarterback Chris Mosier threw for a touchdown and ran […]

Hounds fall at Wichita Falls

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior running back Ulysses Odoms rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns — including runs of 60 and 71 yards in the opening period — and Midwestern State kept its hopes alive for an NCAA Division II playoff berth on Saturday with a 29-19 Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Hounds feast on Javelinas in big win

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — If Michael Benton was feeling any effects from a mild concussion which knocked him out of the previous game, the Eastern New Mexico University quarterback did a pretty good job of hiding it. Benton caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Logan Capps on ENMU’s opening […]

Lovington rallies past Portales

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By Mickey Winfield: CNJ staff writer LOVINGTON —The Lovington Wildcats (2-7, 2-0) took control of District 4-3A with a 21-point second half, beating the Portales Rams 27-20 Friday night at Wildcat Stadium. The Wildcats (2-7, 2-0 district) quickly erased a six-point halftime deficit, turning three Portales turnovers into 21 points in just over three minutes […]

Hounds creamed by TSU

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Things didn’t start out well for Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, and they only got worse. The Greyhounds fumbled the ball away on their first play from scrimmage against Tarleton State — one of three fumbles they lost in the game. On their second possession, junior quarterback Michael Benton […]

Rams rush past Ruidoso

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By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers The Portales Rams grabbed the lead early, and rushed their way to a district-opening win Friday night at Greyhound Stadium, 27-7 over Ruidoso. Portales gained 314 yards on the ground, including 121 yards and two touchdowns from senior running back Cruz Ontiveros. “We executed at a level that we know […]

Clovis man killed in shooting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old city man who was shot in the head Monday afternoon near his residence. Amos Soliz was found shortly before 2 p.m. in the front yard at 817 Sheldon St. with a single gun shot wound, Lt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis […]