Defensive scores lift Springer past Melrose

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer MELROSE — On a night when both teams struggle on offense, Springer more than made up for it with an opportunistic defense. The Red Devils scored five defensive touchdowns, including four on fumble returns en route to a 44-6 win Friday over Melrose in non-district eight-man game. Melrose (2-4) […]

Espanola Valley tops Rams in tourney

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Portales Rams traveled north to gain some valuable experience against good teams in front of big crowds and they got that experience. They got it at the expense of a nick on their record, though, as Espanola Valley took a 53-42 win over the Rams in the fifth-place […]