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 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 […]

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 […]

Rams rout NMMI

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams did what they had to do to keep their Distridct 4-3A title hopes alive by beating winless NMMI 42-0 on Friday at Greyhound Stadium. The Ruidoso Warriors did what the Rams needed to as well, winning 17-0 over Lovington and giving Portales its first […]

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 […]

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 […]

West Texas holds on to Wagon Wheel

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer The Wagon Wheel will remain in Canyon for at least more year and West Texas A&M remains undefeated for at least one more week. Eastern New Mexico outplayed the visiting Buffaloes for one half, turning four West Texas turnovers into a 14-0 half-time lead, but the sixth-ranked team in […]

Hounds hurt, fall to Angelo State

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Quarterback Jay Immel completed 18-of-24 passes for 229 yards and Angelo State scored two first-quarter TDs into a 17-7 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico on Saturday night. Daniel Thomas added 119 yards rushing for the Rams (2-3, 1-1 South), who nearly doubled the Greyhounds […]

Clovis to take on Cibola

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By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers Judge Chavez spent more than half of his 28 years of coaching at Highland High School. Chavez said he has fond memories and worked with tremendous players while at the Highland helm. With numbers on the decline at Highland, however, Chavez decided in the spring to take the Cibola job […]

Prep Capsules

Freedom Newspapers Fort Sumner 23, Loving 0 What happened: The Foxes posted their second consecutive shutout, limiting the Falcons to 118 total yards. Why it happened: Fullback Braeden Dimitroff scored on a 6-yard run in the first quarter, while his brother Cass Dimitroff added a 6-yard TD run and a 20-yard field goal in the […]

Hounds regroup after home loss

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — After Saturday’s 21-0 Lone Star Conference South Division-opening victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Blackwater Draw, the Abilene Christian football team is heading for relatively new territory. For ENMU coach Mark Ribaudo and his squad, it’s back to the drawing board. At 4-0, the Wildcats, who […]

Homecoming hiccup for Hounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team could get precious little going Saturday night. A fumble set up an early Abilene Christian score and the Wildcats punched over another touchdown shortly before halftime in rolling to a 21-0 victory over the Greyhounds in the Lone Star Conference […]

Rams edge Rattlers in homecoming scare

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff writer Portales held on to beat Tucumcari 7-6 in a defensive struggle Friday night at Greyhound Stadium in the Rams’ homecoming game. Minutes after a 55-yard field goal attempt by Tucumcari (1-5) fell short, Portales coach Andy Correll said the Ram defense deserved the credit for the win. “The defense […]

Broncos rout Pine Hill for first victory

Freedom Newspapers Senior running back Jason Martinez ran for three touchdowns and threw for three more for 291 yards of total offense as the Floyd Broncos earned their first win of the season in Albuquerque Saturday afternoon, 60-14 over Pine Hill. “We played better than we have all year,” Floyd head coach Rafael Royball said. […]

UCO nips Greyhounds

ENMU vs Central Oklahoma

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — So close, but yet so far. Central Oklahoma quarterback Ryan O’Hara led a 12-play, 89-yard drive in the final three minutes, throwing a 7-yard touchdown pass to Marcellus Parker with 26 seconds left to boost the Bronchos to a 19-16 win over Eastern New Mexico University on […]