Mosier named Rams’ starting QB

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Sports Writer Since seventh grade, Chris Mosier always imagined himself as the starting quarterback for the Portales Rams. Now, he can stop imagining. On Monday, Rams head coach Andy Correll announced the junior will lead the Rams offense for the rest of the 2006 season. “(Chris) has a good strong arm, [...]

MSU-Billings hands Zias first loss

Freedom Newspapers The Montana State-Billings women’s soccer team had already earned two wins on a season-opening three-match road trip, although neither was a cakewalk. After consecutive 1-0 victories at Colorado School of Mines on Thursday and over Fort Lewis in overtime on Saturday in a match played at Eastern New Mexico University, the Lady Yellowjackets [...]

Zias earn split, Macknicki earns award

Freedom Newspapers LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University defeated host Colorado Christian 30-27, 30-19, 30-23 late Saturday night to finish 2-2 in the Cougars’ season-opening volleyball tournament. Junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki recorded 14 kills and 14 digs for the Zias, while junior outside hitter Kari Adkins added 11 kills. Sophomore libero Kara Killian [...]

17th Roosevelt County Junior Livestock Sale the best yet, fair officials say

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The 17th annual Roosevelt County Junior Livestock Sale kicked off with a patriotic feel as red and blue balloons were released. Auctioneer Arkie Kiehne and ring men Pete Paiz, Johnny Ogden and Bill Graham fired the crowd up as Brandi Paiz brought her Grand Champion steer into the sale [...]

Boeing donates $10,000 to CCC program

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A program intended to supply more teachers to public schools received a monetary boost from a well-known military aircraft manufacturer. The Boeing Company donated $10,000 to the Clovis Community College Alternative Teacher Licensure Program, according to officials. The funds will enable the college to fully develop the licensure program, according [...]

A century to celebrate

8-26 fair ride

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Red, white and blue decorations filled the pavilion as several generations of Roosevelt County families and community members gathered to celebrate 100 years of fairs in Roosevelt County Friday at the fairgrounds. “It’s an important part of our history,” said Tim Allison, event organizer and fairboard member .“The fairs [...]

Tatum drops Lady Rams to third at Clovis tourney

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By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Success or disappointment? For the Portales volleyball players, a third-place finish at the 16-team Wildcat Invitational was a little bit of both. While the Rams could look proudly at a 28-26, 25-21, 19-25, 25-18 victory over Class 5A Los Lunas in the consolation match, they also couldn’t help but wish [...]

Miss New Mexico warns of ID theft

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer A victim of the growing identity theft problem, Miss New Mexico 2006 Christina Hall is helping others avoid a similar situation. “When I was 19 my identity was stolen by a girl who renewed her driver’s license under my name,” said Hall, a 2005 Eastern New Mexico University graduate. [...]

Day-care shortage hits eastern New Mexico hard

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Emotional mothers desperate for child-care pleaded with Christy Masterson on a daily basis. “I was flooded with calls. I would get phone calls from people crying that they did not have day-care,” Masterson said. The former home child-care provider turned down lots of families seeking her service. She just didn’t [...]

Hounds squander 2-0 lead, settle for tie

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By: Mickey Winfield The Embry-Riddle Eagle soccer team rallied for two second-half goals to earn a tie against the Eastern New Mexico men at the ENMU soccer field Saturday afternoon. It didn’t take long for the Hounds to take the lead, just over two minutes to be exact. Sophomore forward Jared Morris took a through [...]