Portales woman was closely linked with 70’s famous ‘boy in the bubble’

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By William P. Thompson Born on Avenue H in Portales, Dr. Mary Ann South’s life journey has taken her from Portales into the frontiers of medical research and back again. A pivotal event in her life was the birth of David Vetter in 1971. Vetter, now remembered worldwide as “the boy in the bubble,” survived […]

Hounds split twin bill against Angelo State

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PNT Staff Report Hitless in his first six at-bats of the doubleheader, Angelo State’s Nathan Hemm helped the Rams bail out a Lone Star Conference South Division baseball split against Eastern New Mexico University on Friday. Hemm had run-scoring hits in each of his last three trips to the plate, including a go-ahead RBI single […]

Zias rally to take second game

PNT Staff Report ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University scored three times in the top of the seventh, capped by Tina Whitt’s sacrifice fly, and beat Abilene Christian 7-6 to earn a split of a Lone Star Conference South softball doubleheader. The division-leading Wildcats (28-8, 10-2 South) rode a three-run fourth to win the […]

Father-son duo compete in Golden Gloves

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By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers When his son Vladimir took an interest in boxing, Clovis’ Teddy Draper did what any dad would do — in a Disney movie. The elder Draper strapped on the gloves and participated in the training process with his son. A few months ago, the thought returning to the ring enter […]