Rams in title game

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Portales players, parents, and fans poured onto the Saint Michael’s 50-yard line, creating a pool of black and red Saturday afternoon as the Rams celebrated their spot in the New Mexico class 3A state championship game, beating the third-seeded Horsemen 25-20. “All I can say is ‘Wow,’” first-year Rams […]

Mules kick ENMU men to the curb

Freedom Newspapers WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Senior center Alonzo Brooks led four Central Missouri players in double figures with 24 points and the 17th-ranked Mules pulled away with a 14-0 run which spanned halftime on Saturday for a 92-65 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Central Missouri Classic. Brooks went 11-of-14 from the field […]

Rams win another playoff nail-biter

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer SANTA FE — The Portales Rams unexpected ride through the Class 3A playoffs continues, all the way to the state championship game. Down by a point late in the fourth quarter in Saturday’s semifinals, junior quarterback Chris Mosier led Portales on a 12-play, 71-yard drive capped by an Eric […]

Ram basketball players look for return to state

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Running down the court, barking out drill instructions and shouting out plays; Portales boys basketball coach Mark Gallegos is in mid-season form, even if his team isn’t. In the zero sum world of high school sports, the postseason success of the Ram football team leaves the Ram basketball team […]

United Way Blessing Tree campaign kicks off

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer On Wednesday, the United Way of Eastern New Mexico will host their second annual Blessing Tree campaign on the South side of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Beginning at 7 a.m., United Way staff and volunteers will be on site to take your donation, said Erinn Burch, UWENM executive director. […]

New sheriff prepares office

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Sheriff-elect Darren Hooker says he always politely corrects anyone who refers to the organization he works for as the sheriff’s department. He says he works for the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office — a distinction he says is important. Hooker says the organization isn’t a department of anything — instead […]

Black Friday only positive once per year

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Black Friday. In recent years, it’s come to mean the Friday after Thanksgiving. But the name itself seems pretty negative to me. With a wife who spent a good deal of her professional career in a family retail business I know full well how important the Christmas season is […]

Children learn values early in life

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Children are precocious in this day and age. Information is just as readily available to them as it is to us, and kids grow up faster than we would like. A few days ago, my oldest daughter Luisa — who is almost 6 years old — came home from school with […]

Freedom founder’s legacy will endure test of time

Editorial In a long life of 91 years, R.C. Hoiles saw it all. From the “rugged individualism” that still marked America at the time of his birth on Nov. 24, 1878, to the rise of socialist and communist ideas and policies in the 1920s and 1930s – especially in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia – […]

Black in action

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By Tonya Fennell and Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers Blanche Bentley was up with the sun Friday morning in search of the perfect Christmas present. The 62-year-old Clovis resident was among the hundreds to hit the stores early to take advantage of one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Black Friday gets its name […]