Wagner throws no-hitter as Rams win two

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Rey Ornelas throws a pitch during the Rams second game against NMMI Tuesday.

Staff report Grant Wagner pitched an abbreviated no-hitter and Portales scored a combined 26 runs as it swept New Mexico Military Institute in a doubleheader, 11-0 and 15-4, ion Wednesday at NMMI. Wagner kept the Colts (7-4) hitters off balance in the first game, striking out eight while throwing just 77 pitches — 51 for […]

Community Calendar — April 5

Clovis Club/organization meetings American Legion Unit 25 Ladies Auxiliary — 7 p.m. third Wednesdays each month; 7 a.m.-11 a.m., $6 breakfast, open to the public, first Saturday each month; 2 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays, bingo;  9 p.m.-1 a.m., dance, every Friday. 2400 West. Seventh St. Information: 575-763-5392. American Legion Post 117 Ladies Auxiliary […]

Easter celebrations hosted around town

Staff photo: Alisa Boswell
Sharon Cissell, left, and Doris Welch visit the “The Altar of Burnt Offering,” the second station at The Tabernacle at Central Christian Church. The live tabernacle is one of the church events going on in conjunction with Easter at local churches.

By Jackie Johnson Staff writer jjohnson@pntonline.com Local churches will be celebrating Easter with a variety of special events throughout the weekend. There will be a special Easter Polynesian program presented by Eastern New Mexico University and featuring Polynesian football players at the Portales Church of Nazarene. “They’re a program of around 15-17 people and six […]

Rams second to Clovis

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Portales ophomore Andrew Underbrink watches a tee shot during Monday’s Texico Invitational golf tournament, played at Farwell Country Club. Underbrink posted the Rams’ best score for the day with a 79.

Staff report FARWELL — Sophomore Andrew Underbrink posted a score of 79 Monday to lead Portales High’s boys in the Texico Invitational golf tournament, played at Farwell Country Club. Only two teams competed in the boys event, with Cl,ovis posting a four-man score of 320 to 342 for the Rams. Underbrink’s tally was the second-best […]

ENMU men fall to TSU

STAFF REPORT ALLEN, Texas — The Lone Star Conference’s top seed made quick work of Eastern New Mexico Wednesday night, and moved on with an 80-50 victory over Eastern New Mexico at the Allen Events Center. Malcolm Hamilton scored 21 points to lead three players in double figures for the Texans (27-2), who moved on to […]

Even telling time varies with generations

Rather than go through the stressful ordeal of adjusting a digital watch for Daylight Saving Time, I almost prefer leaving it alone — simply keeping in mind that the watch is an hour off for half the year. This is why I no longer own a digital watch. Oh, the sweet joy of pulling out […]

Former DA Harris found dead

Staff report Former 9th Judicial District Attorney Randall Harris, 54, was discovered dead in his home in the 1300 block of Concord Road early Monday, according to Clovis police. A police spokesman said rescue workers were responding to a call at 2:16 a.m. The spokesman said foul play wasn’t suspected and investigators are awaiting results […]

Zias post pair of 6-1 wins over Newman

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Freshman Simone Laurenz of Portales hit a game-breaking, two-run triple to right field in the seventh inning and Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team completed a 6-1, 6-1 sweep of Newman on Friday in the Lady Buff Invite, hosted by West Texas A&M. The Zias (9-3) face St. Edward’s (9-6), […]

Zias come up short vs. Cameron

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Once again, Eastern New Mexico University’s women fought back from a double-figure deficit in the second half. Only this time, the Zias came up short. Junior guard Jordyn Cooper’s 3-point attempt to tie in the closing seconds was off the mark, and Cameron escaped with a 68-63 Lone Star […]

Dora school news

Kiss-O-Gram deadline Today is the last day to order Kiss-O-Grams from any Dora Business Professionals of America member, for in-school delivery this Thursday. This fundraiser will help alleviate costs of travel for BPA members to upcoming contests. Kiss-O-Grams are 75 cents each. Presidents Day Dora schools will be in session on Monday. It will be […]

Winter perfect time for fires and songs

Seasons. I love living in a place where we get them all. I’m unrepentantly partial to the one that includes roaring fires, snow, and Christmas. But each holds its own particular hue and beauty, and I’m on mostly good terms with them all. Seasons come. Seasons go. No surprise. But the changing colors, varying for […]

Portales chamber retains executive director

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By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@pntonline.com The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce has decided to retain Executive Director Karl Terry after a Wednesday morning board meeting, according to a press release from the chamber. Board members deliberated for three hours before coming to a 10-9 decision, with one abstaining, to keep Terry as director, the […]

City manager resigns for second time

Doug Redmond

By Alisa Boswell Managing Editor aboswell@pntonline.com Less than two months after withdrawing his initial September resignation, Portales City Manager Doug Redmond handed in his official resignation again Monday. Reasons for his resignation have not changed. Redmond said he has two side projects going on, which he declined to discuss until they are closer to being […]

Ice on roads still an issue

Staff report The Portales area spent most of Wednesday bundling up, with temperatures in the mid-20s during the day and low teens at night. The bigger issue, however, remains icy roads. Temperatures have been in the mid-40s or below since Friday night’s snowfall. While snow has melted some in the daytime, the resulting large puddles […]

Think before you copy and paste

It was either reported by Channel 13, or it was posted to be better safe than sorry. “As of January 4th 2015 at 8:35 pm Central standard time. I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. By this statement I […]

New support group in Portales

If you are starting 2015 reeling from the death of a loved one, you may be interested to know that a newly formed grief support group begins later this month in Portales, open to anyone who feels the need for it. Before coming to Portales last summer as the pastor at First United Methodist Church, […]

Friday area prep roundup — Dec. 12

TOURNAMENTS All Times MST Boys Joe Armijo Classic At Albuquerque Academy Friday’s semifinals Championship West Mesa 73, Onate 70, OT Hope Christian 57, Atrisco Heritage 42 Consolation Los Lunas 54, Clovis 48, OT Carlsbad 68, Albuquerque Academy 46 Saturday’s finals Clovis vs. Albuquerque Academy (7th place), 9:45 a.m. Los Lunas vs. Carlsbad (5th place), 11:30 […]

Prock seeks to change culture

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Joshua Prock has big ambitions for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s program. A solid performance on Sunday in an exhibition game at the University of New Mexico would indicate the Zias are headed in the right direction. “It’s the overall culture that we’re trying to change,” said Prock, […]

State football playoffs pairings

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds 2nd, Zias 3rd

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s  men finished second while the women were third on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference cross country championships. ENMU’s men finished with 81 points, trailing defending champion West Texas A&M, which had 28 points. It was the second year in a row the Greyhounds were […]