PHS baseball team converts second chance into title run

By Dave Wagner Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of five stories highlighting the top Portales-area sports stories of the year. Coming into the 2004 season, the Portales High baseball program had never won a Class 3A state championship. With the schedule winding down, that didn’t appear likely to change. The Rams […]

Truck crashes into car, business

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By Kevin Wilson A collision on Sunday involving a car and a milk truck left two teens hospitalized and damaged a local business. A Milk Transport Services truck was traveling south on East First Street about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and failed to negotiate the curve just before Abilene Avenue, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry […]

Christmas decorations not the biggest holiday fire hazards

By Tony Parra People during Christmas time may be focusing on Christmas trees and lights as a fire danger, but in Roosevelt County, they will need to turn their attention to what keeps them warm more than anything else. Portales Fire Marshal Mike Running said his major concerns in Portales are space heaters and fire […]

Cannon puts training on display

By Mike Linn CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — As I walked toward the wounded with a medical bag in hand Friday, I couldn’t help but shudder at how badly one of the victims looked. Her eye was dangling out of its socket a good 6 inches (at least the makeup and fake eye made it […]

Dec. 21 Obituaries

Noel Lanci, 22 Noel Paige Lanci, 22, of Portales, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, in Portales. She was born on Dec. 20, 1978, in St. Francis, Kan., to Tom Lanci and Taunia Locker. She attended school in Great Bend, Kan., where she was active in 4-H and orchestra, as well as spending hours training and […]

Elida posts sweep over Lovington JVs

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — The Elida basketball jumped over the .500 mark on Monday with a sweep of the Lovington junior varsity squads. Elida won the boys game 50-35 while the Lady Tigers came away with a 44-28 victory. Dylan Radcliff scored 22 points for Elida’s boys, including a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers. His other […]

Hounds make total turnaround in rout

Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan didn’t know the team he coached on Saturday in the High Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev. He didn’t really expect the team he saw on Sunday. Dominating a good opponent from start to finish, the Greyhounds (4-6) thrashed St. Mary’s 79-41 to gain a split […]

Lady Rams hang on to beat Moriarty

PNT Staff MORIARTY — The Portales Lady Rams struggled through a second half in which they scored just 11 points, but they still had enough on Saturday to hang on for a 33-30 victory over Moriarty. Portales (4-5) led by 10 points early in the second half before the Lady Pintos closed to within a […]

Unbeaten Pitt State romps past Hounds

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Junior guard Eddie Jackson scored 26 points — all but three in the second half — to lead undefeated Pittsburg State (Kan.) to an 83-63 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the High Desert Classic at the McDermott Physical Education Center on the campus of the […]

Coyotes unable to overcome Farwell’s spurts

By Dave Wagner FARWELL, Texas — Dora’s boys recovered from Farwell’s first haymaker, but not the second. Down 11-0 in the first three minutes, the Coyotes battled back to within a point in the third quarter before the Steers ran off a 20-1 blitz that cemented a 65-49 victory on Friday night. Senior guard Tate […]