Steers rally past Bovina in 2nd half

Staff photo: Rick White
Bovina’s Darius Armijo beat Farwell’s Curt Langford on a crossing pass in the end zone but the pass was just out of reach early in the third quarter of Friday’s district game in Farwell. Armijo finished with two catches for 28 yards in Bovina’s 38-20 loss.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com Farwell senior Chase Mitchell wouldn’t reveal what his coach said during halftime. Whatever it was, it worked. The Steers played a dominant second half, holding Parmer County rival Bovina scoreless in the half in a 38-20 comeback victory. Adrian Aleman rushed for 259 yards rushing and two first-half touchdowns as Farwell […]

Kingsvile’s comeback sinks Zias

Staff report Kelsey Washington collected four of her match-high 23 kills in the fifth set and Texas A&M-Kingsville rallied from a 2-1 deficit to edge Eastern New Mexico University 25-21, 22-25, 20-25, 25-20, 15-7 in Lone Star Conference volleyball on Friday night at Greyhound Arena. Washington, who added 15 digs, and Ashley Bukowski (17 kills, […]

ENMU maintenance crew has field day

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
Doug Lee, left, and Dust Cathey walk off the field after completing an end zone. Dent McGill, ENMU grounds manager, said each letter in the end zone is painted by hand.

Staff report With game day only one day away, Eastern New Mexico University’s grounds and paint crews worked Friday to get the field at Greyhound Stadium for play. ENMU Grounds Manager Dent McGill said the grounds crew spent the days leading up to the game striping and grooming the field in preparation for the Hounds’ […]

Know where to go for revenge tips

By Grant McGee Local columnist While at a yard sale the other day, a book titled “When Strangling is Not an Option” caught my eye. Below the title it said it was about how to get along with difficult people, like difficult co-workers. “I’ve just got to know,” I said to the yard sale hosts. […]

Pages past — Oct. 18

On this date … 1966: Central Baptist Church of Clovis was in the midst of a week-long revival led by Rev. Fred Hubbs of Detroit. The executive secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention of Michigan was joined by Al and Ivy Walsh of Atlanta, who led the singing. 1954: A Clovis jury was unable to […]

Halloween goodies ghastly for pets

By Sharna Johnson In search of ponies It’s a disturbing day, really, and it’s coming on fast. But the disturbances aren’t because of all the little ghouls and goblins running around everywhere, or the copious amounts of money spent on candy that is going to super charge all the little people in the neighborhood for […]

Hounds, Texans look to position for playoffs

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com The Lone Star Conference regular season is headed down the stretch, with teams jockeying for position for the league’s first postseason playoff. The top four seeds will be in one bracket, the bottom four in the other. At the moment, Eastern New Mexico University (4-2) and Tarleton State (2-3) are among […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 17

Floyd 90, Roy/Wagon Mound 0 Muleshoe 55, Friona 7 Clovis Christian 67, Calvary West Christian 19 Tatum at Dora, 7 p.m. Loving 26, Fort Sumner23 Melrose 38, Gateway Christian 12 Farwell 38, Bovina 20 New Mexico Animas def. NMSD, forfeit Aztec 35, Farmington 28 Belen 34, Valencia 13 Bloomfield 52, Shiprock 0 Capital 54, Bernalillo 0 Centennial 41, Chaparral 6 Cleveland 49, Santa Fe 0 Cobre […]

Zias turn trust into wins

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
ENMU senior midfielder Alyssa Prince takes a shot during the Zias’ match against Southern Nazarene on Sept. 16 at the ENMU pitch. Prince was named the LSC’s offensive player of the week after scoring both goals in Sunday’s 2-0 upset of eighth-ranked and previously unbeaten LSC leader Angelo State.

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team has had an up and down season as their longest winning streak has been two games. The Zias, though, have won three of their last four outings after a shaky start to the season. Senior goalkeeper Fabienne Wilson of Alamogordo has […]

Hobbs JV blitzes PHS early

Staff report It’s safe to say Thursday’s girls soccer match got away from the Portales High girls in a hurry. Facing the Hobbs junior varsity, the Lady Eagles scored four times in a span of eight game minutes — split up by halftime — and went on to a 7-0 victory over the Lady Rams […]

Weekly LSC soccer, cross country roundup — Oct. 17

Soccer Women All Times MDT Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Angelo State 3-1-1 10-1-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 3-2-0 8-4-0 Eastern New Mexico 3-2-0 6-5-0 West Texas A&M 2-3-0 6-7-0 Midwestern State 1-2-2 6-2-5 Texas Woman’s 1-3-1 7-5-1 Oct. 10 matches Midwestern State 3, Eastern New Mexico 1; Angelo State 2, West Texas A&M 0. Saturday’s match Dallas […]

RGH prepares for possibility of Ebola cases

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
Tony Lucero, left, Roosevelt General Hospital director of plant operations and materials management and Dr. Larry Leamer, hospital CEO, erect a plastic barrier to block off hospital rooms as part of the hospital’s preparations for possible Ebola cases in the Portales area. Hospital officials said the facility has been training almost daily since the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the U.S. at a Dallas hospital.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Roosevelt General Hospital is on high alert at the remote chance that the Ebola Dr. Larry Leaming, RGH’s chief executive officer, said the hospital is taking steps to prepare for an Ebola case as news of three Ebola cases in Dallas have garnered national attention. Leaming said RGH officials […]

Floyd Broncos bask in big win

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Floyd football coach Steve Foust said the difference between last year’s team and this year’s team is like night and day. The Broncos (4-1) are coming off their biggest win in years, a 36-34 Six-man District 1 win Friday over two-time defending state six-man champion Lake Arthur. Last year, […]

County records 100 years of peanuts

Photo courtesy of Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce
Photos from the Bradley family will be on display at the 41st Annual Peanut Valley Festival at the Roosevelt County fairgrounds. According to Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry, John M. Bradley was the first person to plant a peanut crop in the Portales area.

Staff report Peanuts have been a part of the Roosevelt County culture for years, and as the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce learned, they have been in the area for 100 years this year. Chamber Executive Director Karl Terry said he was surprised to learn that this year marked 100 years since the first recorded […]

To do list — Oct. 17

Today • Ninth Annual High Plains Quilting Festival — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jake Lopez Building. Admission is $3. Information: 575-356-8541 or Elizabeth Lawrence 575-226-0092. • Blackwater Draw Boys — 7 p.m., Yam Theatre. Cost is $5 at the door. Information: 575-607-9261. • ENMU choral fall concert — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

Emergency food should be just this side of edible

By Audra Brown Local columnist Now, there are some mighty tasty vittles in the world — and there are things that are edible in the technical sense only. Consider F-250s and El Caminos. Alike only in the broadest of technical definitions. Similarly, there is a wide range of substances that will sustain-life, some, more endurable […]

Accused robber apologizes to bank clerks

By Robin Fornoff Projects editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Flush with $2,000 in marked money stolen at gunpoint from U.S. Bank in Clovis, accused bank robber Matthew Gonzales told police he and accomplice Richard Little headed to Portales in the getaway car for a shopping spree at Radio Shack and Walmart. A remorseful Gonzales said later he also […]

Jail log — Oct. 17

Jail Log As of 7 a.m. Thursday Released in the past 24 hours: 2 • Male, 33, released by court order • Male, 19, released to treatment facility Booked in the past 24 hours: • Male, 57, probation violation • Male, 27, bench warrant • Female, 18, bench warrant • Male, 33, bench warrant • […]

I noted some things from the Coke County Pastor’s Conference

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist As I write this column, I’m attending the Biannual Coke County Pastors’ Conference. “Biannual” is not one of my mother tongue’s brightest children. Wishy-washy, and depending on which authorities you consult, it can mean either “occurring twice a year” or “occurring every two years.” “Semi-annual” and “biennial” already handle “every […]

Senior profiles — McKenzie Bucksath

Outside hitter McKenzie Bucksath has been a member of the Portales Rams volleyball team for four years. She plans on attending the University of New Mexico to study physical therapy and wants to work with children. What will be your lasting memory from being a Ram? “My favorite memory happens every season. It’s watching that […]