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Articles from the September 21, 2012 edition

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Prep polls football rankings Football Class 5A 1. Las Cruces (2-0) 2. La Cueva (3-0) 3. Manzano (3-0) 4. Rio Rancho (2-1) 5. Clovis (2-1) Class 3A 1. St. Michaels (3-0) 2. Silver (2-0) 3. Lovington (1-2) 4. Ruidoso (3-0) 5. Taos (3-0) 10. Portales...


In search of ponies: Deadly mission

Even as they make their way through the world, so narrow is their focus that it's unlikely they think of, or even notice much of what goes on around them. In fact, they're so preoccupied; it's no surp...


McGee: The fire and brimstone funeral

One of the family was off to a recent funeral for a friend. As they were going out the door I said, "Now if the preacherman at the funeral starts hootin' and hollerin' that you're horrible for not believing like he does it's OK to leave the place."...


Tarleton State 'big' test for Hounds

You might think playing two top-20 teams to start the season and coming away with a split would be OK for a lot of people. Not third-year Tarleton State coach Cary Fowler, whose team edged then-No. 4...


A fall for all

Forget the leaves changing color, in the Portales and Clovis area, you'll see screaming football fans cheering their teams to a win, longer shirts and pants to resist the cool breeze ,and farmers... Full story


Cats lead Cleveland 14-7 at half

Capitalizing on two big plays, the Clovis Wildcats led Rio Rancho Cleveland 14-7 at halftime tonight. Kamal Cass scored on a 12-yard run late in the second quarter to give its go-ahead score, which was set up by Cass' 62-yard kickoff return. Erik... Full story


Zias fall at ACU

ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian struck for a pair of goals late in the first half Friday and the Wildcats held off Eastern New Mexico University 2-1 in Lone Star Conference women's soccer. The win was the first in conference play for ACU (3-4,... Full story


Conference-leader Texas Woman's sweeps Zias

DENTON, Texas — It was a short day for Eastern New Mexico University's volleyball team on Friday. Lone Star Conference co-leader Texas Woman's dominated from the get-go and the Pioneers cruised to a 25-11, 25-9, 25-8 drubbing of the Zias. TWU's...


Dora stays unbeaten with win at Amherst

AMHERST, Texas — The Dora Coyotes traveled across the state line on Thursday night and improved to 4-0 for the season with a 53-44 victory over the Amherst Bulldogs. The Coyotes (4-0) had been scheduled to play Animas at Hondo on Friday, but the Pa... Full story


CCS pulls away in second half

The first half of Friday's Clovis Christian-Reserve football game was something you don't expect to see too often in 6-man — a good, old-fashioned defensive slugfest. That changed quickly when play...


Rams force six turnovers, break into win column

RATON — Senior Ozzie Navarrete scored a pair of touchdowns and the Portales defense forced six turnovers — three fumbles, three interceptions — as the Rams earned their first win of the season...


Rommell propels Cleveland past Cats

RIO RANCHO — Whether by ground or by air, Jordan Rommell delivered. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound senior saved most of his deliveries for the second half, posting 134 of his 181 yards of offense after... Full story


Prep football capsules - Sept. 22

Texico 23, Eunice 0 Records: Eunice 2-2, Texico 3-0. Difference: The Wolverines scored twice within 30 seconds early in the first quarter and their defense completely bottled up the Cardinals,...


Rams fall in OT; Lady Rams triumphant

SANTA FE — This overtime thing isn't working out so well lately for the Portales High boys soccer team. The Rams dropped their third consecutive decision in extra time on Friday, a 2-1 District 2/1A-3A setback at the hands of Monte del Sol. Portale...


Lady Tigers flying high

ELIDA — When you've won consecutive state championships, expectations tend to be elevated when a third is in sight. But don't call it mad ambition when an Elida player, like senior setter Shealton...


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