Zias notch win over Pioneers

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Kristen Cruickshank was a little shaky in the first inning, but survived. After that, the sophomore was pretty much lights out. Cruickshank pitched a five-hitter and collected three hits at the plate Friday as the Zias bounced Texas Woman’s 9-1 in the opener of [...]

Quinones provides at plate

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico The 2008 softball season hasn’t been what Eastern New Mexico University’s Rebecca Quinones and her teammates had envisioned. Quinones, a 5-foot-2 sophomore second baseman from Gilbert, Ariz., has personally done all right. She’s posted a .361 batting average and leads the Zias in doubles (17) and RBIs (34) heading [...]

Zia basketball signs five players

Freedom New Mexico Five players have signed national letters of intent to play women’s basketball at Eastern New Mexico University in the 2008-09 season. They include guards Chelsea Nichols of Lazbuddie, Alex Ortiz of El Paso and Karen Grant of Lubbock, and forwards Kassie Daugherty of Bridgeport, Texas, and Celeste Belizario of Amarillo. “Overall, it’s [...]

LSC Track Athletes of the Week

MenTrackRaymond Radway, Abilene Chrsitian, Jr. sprinter, Mesquite, Texas — Radway won the 400 with the nation’s second-best time this spring, 46.24 seconds, in Baylor’s Michael Johnson Classic. He beat Baylor All-America Marcus Boyd (second in 46.82). ENMU nomineeJosh Browning, Sr. sprinter — Ran 22.37 for a second-place finish in last week’s McKinley Open at Adams [...]

Mayor testifies about need for Ute Water Project

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega spent Thursday in Washington, D.C., with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He told a Water and Power Subcommittee he believed the Ute Water Project is a necessary answer to water concerns in eastern New Mexico, and that enough studying has been done to [...]

Children focus on health

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales kindergarteners from Brown Early Childhood Center were on the march Thursday, complete with signs and chants — in support of juvenile diabetes research. The school is completing a week-long focus on healthy choices, which has included lessons on eating right and exercising. The students also raised funds for [...]

National Day of Prayer events planned

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Many people throughout Portales, Clovis and across the United States will dedicate themselves to one common purpose next week: the power of prayer. For this year’s National Day of Prayer, local groups have organized a variety of events and services beginning Wednesday and Thursday to rally area men, women [...]

Chamber looks forward during annual banquet

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Col. Timothy Leahy, the man leading Cannon Air Force Base’s new Special Operations mission, gave the keynote address at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet Thursday, while chamber officials unveiled a new mission of their own. Incoming Chamber president Antonio Sanchez unveiled a new mission statement for [...]

Elida man arrested on drug charges

PNT Staff Report Officers from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and the Region V Task Force arrested an Elida man Monday on drug trafficking charges, according to a RCSO news release. Antonio Navarette, 41, of Elida was arrested on first-degree felony charges of trafficking cocaine (second offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, Navarette [...]

Events Calendar April 25, 2008

Today ENMU Regents meeting — 9:30 a.m. Regents Room at ENMU Portales “The Foreigner” drama — 7 p.m., Main Stage University Theatre Center, ENMU, $8 general admission Saturday “The Foreigner” drama — 6 p.m., (gala meal to follow) Main Stage University Theatre Center, ENMU, $15 general admission Alumni Bowl II football/golf game — 8 a.m. [...]