Zias stay hot, sweep Mustangs

Freedom Newspapers You could say the Eastern New Mexico University softball team fattened up on offense on Saturday. The Zias hit better than .500 in both games of a doubleheader, pounding out 33 hits with every starter getting at least one in both games in a 9-1, 14-0 pounding of College of the Southwest at […]

Wild and wonderful

By William Thompson Many Portales residents remember local televison shows “Mr. Hank” and “Exploring Nature” on KENW. The host delighted children and adults alike with his knowledge of exotic animals. Today, former TV show host and wildlife biologist A. L. (Tony) Genarro still helps out with the specimen collection he helped found at Eastern New […]

Seniors rescue Elida

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer ELIDA — After blowing a 10-point halftime lead, Elida was able to hang on for the win the way they always do — behind its two seniors. Kodi Armitage hit a free throw and Jewlie Paiz made a big steal in the final 30 seconds Firday to secure a […]

Hounds rally for split with Southeastern

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team avoided suffering its first doubleheader loss of the season on Friday, but the Greyhounds certainly had to work hard to do it. Southeastern Oklahoma’s Adam Bennett blanked the Hounds 3-0 in the opener of a twin bill at Greyhound Field before ENMU survived 10 innings and a […]

Zias sweep College of Southwest in home opener

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After playing their first 22 games away from home, including trips as far west as Phoenix and as far east as Irving, Texas, Christina Helland isn’t sure it would have made much difference who the Eastern New Mexico University softball team faced Friday in its home opener. The Zias pounded […]

Lady Wildcats easily advance in seniors’ final home game

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By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers Had it been a closer game, elimination contest as it was, perhaps the five seniors on the Clovis girls basketball team would not have had so much time to reflect about their last game at Rock Staubus gymnasium. But, en route to a 76-26 blowout victory over Santa Fe, the […]

Clovis boys eliminated from playoffs

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis coach J.D. Isler knew Valley would be difficult to beat with a lead in the fourth quarter. The Vikings, who made a habit of winning close games all season, steadily pulled away in the final eight minutes en route to a 62-48 win that knocked Clovis out of the Class […]

Lady Rams ready for state tourney

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer The Portales Lady Rams dominated the Robertson Lady Cardinals in a way that screamed, “enough already.” The Lady Rams could have stopped with their 22 first-quarter points and still won Friday night. Instead, Portales poured it on, pounding Robertson 64-20 in the first round of the Class 3A state […]

Cheese plant changes dairy landscape

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers In a matter of months, the cheese plant lauded as an economic boon for Clovis and Portales will devour seven million gallons of milk per day. The demand has already changed the dairy industry in the area, but elsewhere the economic benefits are a bit more difficult to discern. “Dairy […]

Pin number theft causes concern

By Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers Linda Mathews tried to buy a sandwich Wednesday, but instead watched, hungry, as her Visa debit card was taken from her and cut into pieces. After her pin number was stolen, Access Bank in Clovis ordered that her card be taken, she said. Access Bank officials said Mathews’ experience isn’t […]