Lady Rams fall in final to Ruidoso

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — The Ruidoso Lady Warriors took three hard-fought games Saturday night for a 25-18, 25-23, 25-21 win over Portales High in the finals of the district 4-3A volleyball tournament. Both teams qualify, though, for Class 3A state competitition in Albuquerque Nov. 11-13 at Manzano High School and the University of New Mexico’s […]

Midwestern pulls away from ENMU

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State linebacker Fred Moore partially blocked two Eastern New Mexico University punts, helping set up a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns that lifted the Indians to a 34-20 Lone Star Conference South Division victory on Saturday. MSU (7-2, 4-1 South) kept alive its hopes of an NCAA Division II postseason berth, […]

Broncos score 55 points in second half to romp

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Jerrod Long says he and three of his Floyd football teammates learned a valuable lesson this week — show up when you’re supposed to show up. With three two-way starters and senior quarterback Bryan Johnson held out early in Saturday’s six-man quarterfinal playoff game against Gateway Christian, Floyd quickly found […]

Hounds get best of Rattlers

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By Dave Wagner ’s too bad, says Eastern New Mexico University midfielder Joseph Alvarez, that the Greyhounds’ first soccer season is about to end. ENMU, which earlier in the week played rival West Texas A&M to a scoreless tie, continued its late-season, five-match homestand Friday with a 3-1 Southwest Soccer Conference win over St. Mary’s. […]

Zias stay alive for LSC tourney with tie on road

PNT Staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias scrambled to a 0-0 tie at Southwestern Oklahoma on Friday, and kept themselves in contention for the sixth and final berth in the upcoming Lone Star Conference women’s soccer tournament. ENMU (9-8-2, 2-4-2), playing its second consecutive draw, remained in a tie for sixth […]

Banged-up Rams go down to sixth consecutive loss

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Ruidoso coach Ridge Bowden had the Warriors coming out throwing on their first series Friday night, figuring they needed work in that area. After a three-and-out, Bowden put his team back in a running mode. After sputtering early at times, the Warriors rode 200 yards and four touchdowns on […]

Many hope for bond to pass

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The best in the world traveled to South Korea for the International Tae Kwon Do Federation World Championships and competitors from Portales and Clovis battled others, with Audra Brown from Portales, winning a bronze medal. “The competition was very tough and challenging,” Brown said. “I […]

Athletes return from world tae kwon do tournament

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The best in the world traveled to South Korea for the International Tae Kwon Do Federation World Championships and competitors from Portales and Clovis battled others, with Audra Brown from Portales winning a bronze medal. “The competition was very tough and challenging,” Brown said. “I […]

Rodgers sentenced to correctional facility

PNT Staff District Judge Joe Parker sentenced Tiffany Rodgers on Thursday to serve 19 months of house arrest in a women’s correctional facility for a probation violation. Ninth Judicial District Senior Trial Prosecutor Donna Mowrer said on Friday Rodgers pled guilty to a probation violation and Parker sentenced her to serve the rest of her […]

For some, home schooling has advantages

By Tova Fruchtman Before he started high school two years ago, 16-year-old Jeremiah Schultz wanted to explore what it would be like to go to a public school instead of being homeschooled. “He interviewed teachers, students and peers,” said his mom, Margaret Schultz. He also explored both of the high schools in the area of […]

Oct. 31 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • Booster Club meets Monday at 6 p.m. • Tuesday and Wednesday the high school students will take the New Mexico High School Competency Test. • Friday is an ELS Day Athletics Football: State six-man semi-finals are this Friday and Saturday. Dates and times to be announced. Basketball: The junior […]

Oct. 31 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Fellowship of Christian Athletes Students met Friday during their lunch for FCA a fellowship and planning program. Under leadership from Laura DeBusk, Ann-Marie Bucksath, Teri Thatcher, and Ginger Golden students have Bible study and work to improve their community. Student Council bricks Amanda Burnett and members of the student council sponsored Red […]

Oct. 31 Broad Horizons News

Broad Horizons has a variety of learning opportunities for students. One class that we are particularly proud of this week is the “Leadership Service Learners.” The students of this class have organized and are conducting several different types of fund raising drives to support service to the community. On Friday, they had a school wide […]

Oct. 31 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Flu So far we have been really lucky in our school. There may have been a few coughs or sniffles, but no flu that I know. Just hope their parents keep orange juice, pineapple juice and vitamins on hand to keep their immune system up. The only thing just remember to be […]

Agencies try to work to stop abuse

By Laurie Stone In 2002, George Bush proclaimed October as National Domestic Violence Awareness month in order to expose the crime of abuse. In the last 25 years, domestic abuse has ended the lives of 57,000 Americans in the past quarter century, and has been documented in almost 700,000 incidents of violence according to International […]

Oct. 31 Letters to the Editor

Council supports Bond B Education Bond Issue B is one of those opportunities that come before us supporting our efforts to continue to improve our community. Eastern New Mexico University is a tremendous economic and quality-of-life asset to Portales and Roosevelt County. ENMU employs 700 citizens and offers educational opportunities for almost 4,000 students yearly […]

Oct. 31 Obituaries

Lee Vaughn, 81 Mr. Lee Vaughn, 81, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Oct. 17, 1923, in Pontotoc, Okla., to Addie Florence and John Robert Vaughn. He left Oklahoma when he was 17. He worked in Arizona, California and Texas before coming to Roosevelt […]

Be careful who you trick and/or treat

By Bob Huber When I was a kid, the joy of Halloween ranked second only to Christmas. It was that wonderful night of the year when we could be ghosts, goblins, and other evil things, and at the same time extort candy and tear down our neighbors’ mail boxes. Of course, in those days costumes […]

Elections can be better than Halloween

By Jim Lee Here we are at Halloween again, munchkins begging for munchies while dancing along the street in quasi-Mardi Gras outfits. As a matter of fact, some may be coming for the second consecutive evening because of the occasion falling on a Sunday. I would really look forward to Halloween if I were allowed […]

Oct. 31 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Kasandra Lewis, 21, found guilty of driving on suspension and will serve 90 days of supervised probation. • Michael Aguilar, 39, found guilty of resisting/evading/obstructing an officer and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. • Liobardo Martinez, 28, found guilty of resisting, […]