PHS teams set for fall seasons

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By Dave Wagner Portales High football coach Glenn Johnson knows the Rams lost many key players from last season. One thing he’s not going to do, though, is call the 2004 campaign a rebuilding year. “We try not to look at it as rebuilding because we’ve had a lot of young men who’ve been in […]

Sophomore Chambers shows versatility

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By Dave Wagner Being asked to play three positions in three years can take its toll on a player. Not Eastern New Mexico University redshirt sophomore Rodrick Chambers, who lets his faith in God dictate his actions. Recruited as a defensive end out of Sam Houston High School in the Dallas suburb of Arlington, Chambers […]

ENMU soccer team hires new assistant

By Dave Wagner Travis McCorkle has had a full plate the past couple of weeks. Not only is McCorkle preparing to coach two soccer teams at Eastern New Mexico University this fall, he’s been busy trying to fill his assistant coach’s position over the past couple of weeks after Rich Stoneman, hired in the spring, […]

Almorzar: It’s not just for breakfast anymore

By Helena Rodriguez When Mom says to Dad, “Ven a almorzar!” that means it’s time to come and eat breakfast. The only problem is “almorzar” means lunch, and to make it more confusing, Mom and Dad are usually eating their breakfast at noon. Just like green chile, referring to breakfast as “almorzar” is a New […]

Aug. 6 Obituaries

Rubie Carmichael, 100 Rubie Helen Carmichael, 100, of Clinton, Okla., formerly of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital in Clinton, Okla. She was born on Nov. 12, 1903, in Rush Springs, Okla., to Joe and Elizabeth Sanders Beevers. Her family moved to Quay County in 1907 and homesteaded in […]

Catholics embrace athletic competitions

By Helena Rodriguez Sports is so powerful in our collective psyche that everybody wants to win, says Father Tobin Hitt, pastor of St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. And for this, Hitt said that Pope John Paul’s designation of a new sports department at the Vatican on Tuesday to help the Catholic church evangelize is […]

ENMU alum comes back seeking help for ranch

By Tony Parra Reyne Telles came back to his college town Thursday, seeking help for his organization and children at risk. Telles, the manager of community relations of Cal Farley’s Boys and Girls Ranches, spoke to Lions Club members about the ranches and sought donations during the club’s luncheon at Central Christian Church. The youth […]

Hounds look to ride strong senior class

By Dave Wagner Bud Elliott has had considerable success in his 10 seasons as Eastern New Mexico University’s football coach, but one thing he hasn’t been able to do is lead the Greyhounds into the NCAA Division II playoffs. This could be the season, the veteran coach said as the start of preseason drills approaches. […]

Roping siblings are competitors and teammates

By Mike Linn CLOVIS — During the week, two teenage brothers just a year apart participate in friendly roping competitions at their Clovis home. The loser does the other’s chores, the winner gloats. On the weekends the sibling rivalry turns to teamwork for Dustin, 16, and Ethan McDaniel, 15, Texico High students with an affinity […]

Local softball team wins at nationals

By Dave Wagner It’s not the Clovis-Portales Speed’s fault there were only three teams in the 12-and-under division of the USSSA youth slow-pitch recreational national tournament last weekend in Moore, Okla. The Speed took care of its business, sweeping four games in double-round-robin play and then routing the Moore-based Angels 18-7 in the finals. Speed […]