Zias notch win over OPSU

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team trailed only briefly at the start of the third game Tuesday night and the Zias cruised to a sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State 25-18, 25-19, 25-21 at Greyhound Arena. Junior middle blocker Jessica King had eight kills, five aces and five block assists while junior […]

Portales scores above state average on ACT test

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Jared Tucker The Portales Municipal School District has aced the state’s American College Testing score average, and school administrators credit district leadership and its commitment to high academic standards. According to the organization’s website, Portales Schools bypassed the state average of ACT composite scores by two-tenths of a point, making the district’s average score 20.3. […]

Local golf partners each score hole in one

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Two Portales amateur golf partners beat the odds, each recently dropping a pair of aces from the tee only a month apart. But you haven’t heard the best part yet when it comes to this hole-in-one story. Each golfer has multiple aces to their credit. For William Raisbeck, it […]

July 3, 1982

• The Aces girls softball team defeated the Fumblers 8-3 at Wheeler Park to capture the Senior League mid-season title. • The weekend special at Britt’s 4 Tables Steakhouse was the Steak Tampico for $5.45. • Harrison Ford starred in Blade Runner which was showing at the Tower Twin.

June 26, 1981

• Graduation Day and The Fan were the featured selections showing at the Varsity Drive-in Theatre. • The Stars defeated the Aces 16-1 during a game played at Wheelers Park as part of the Senior League Softball. • Rainfall for the area was reported to be at 3.16 inches for the year. This years total […]

Elida sweeps past Melrose

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — Momentum from two playoff wins helped Melrose earn nine of Thursday’s first 10 points. Rest and homecourt advantage helped Elida claim 74 of the next 116. Elida recovered from a 9-1 deficit in the first game and had little problem after that in claiming a 25-21, 25-17, […]

Vixens roll to victory over Floyd

By Dave Wagner FLOYD — It was hard telling from Fort Sumner senior Tobea Patterson just who had won. “Our passes were not good at all tonight,” she said. “The intensity was really bad, too.” Except for a brief hiccup in Game 3, though, the Vixens barely worked up a sweat Tuesday night in rolling […]

Lady Rams go five games to top Lovington in district tilt

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams badly needed a confidence boost, and they finally got one Tuesday night. Down and almost out several times, the Lady Rams rallied for the final six points in Game 4, then finished out the match on a 9-1 run to upend rival Lovington 23-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22, 15-12 […]

Lady Tigers rally back for district win over Dora

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By Dave Wagner ELIDA — Amber Griffin knew things were a little out of whack for the Elida Lady Tigers. No, make that a lot out of whack. “We were yelling at each other and fighting among ourselves,” she said. “But we picked ourselves back up.” Down two games and trailing 12-7 in the third, […]

Dora turns back Lady Broncos in District 3-1A match

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — The Dora Lady Coyotes have shown they can handle Floyd. Now it’s on to the rest of District 3-1A. Led by 15 kills and five service aces from senior D’Shawn Pettigrew, the Lady Coyotes completed a district sweep of Floyd Monday night with a 25-16, 17-25, 25-17, 26-24 victory over […]