Texas UIL meets back on track

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The University Interscholastic League has pulled a backflip. After being deluged with complaints about its decision Wednesday to cancel regional track meets amid swine flu concerns, the governing body for Texas high school athletics has rescheduled the state track meet to June 5-6 and reinstated the 20 preceding regional […]

Swine flu concern postpones Texas athletic tournaments

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico West Texas athletes may not have swine flu, but mounting concern about the illness may keep them from competing in state finals. The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of Texas high school athletics, announced Wednesday that all athletic events are postponed until May 11. The order is an […]

Athletes share umbrella of suspicion

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM columnist I should have thrown on a DVD. It’s the only way my TV could have avoided it. Sports channel to news channel alike, Saturday’s big news was that New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was one of 104 players on an anonymous list to test positive for performance enhancing drugs […]

It’s Their Job: Pat Dodson

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Pat DodsonJob: Local coordinator for the Special Olympics of New Mexico.Background: Dodson has worked in the bookkeeping field for the last 20 years.She has a handicapped son, Garrett who is 17, and participates in Special Olympics. Special Olympics of New Mexico is on the Web at:www.sonm.org.To learn more about […]

PHS athletes to compete as all-stars

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Portales High’s football players could be at a major disadvantage when it comes to one area of the Class 3A North/South All-Star game: Not enough decals with which to barter. When the best seniors of last season trade blows on the gridiron this Saturday, teammates on both squads generally pass […]

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 […]

ENMU athletes pullng out stops for gala benefit

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Instead of blitzing on third down or calling for a hit-and-run, Eastern New Mexico University athletes will be serving up roast beef and dancing the Tango — all in the name of restoring a Portales landmark. On Tuesday, March 11 ENMU athletics will host the first High Hopes Benefit […]

Ram track qualifies more athletes for state

PNT Staff Report TEXICO — The Ram and Lady Ram track teams both took home titles at Tuesday’s meet at Texico, qualifying more athletes for the state tournament in the process. Senior Hunter Rackler and sophomore Devon Stinson qualified for state in the javelin throw and the Rams also qualified in the medley relay race. […]

Portales sending 18 athletes to state track meet

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PNT Staff Portales’ track coaches were pleased with results from last weekend’s District 4-3A track championships in Ruidoso, and will go to this weekend’s state meet in Albuquerque with 18 athletes between the boys and girls squad. The girls, by the numbers, had a better weekend, qualifying an additional seven athletes at the meet — […]

Track team making strides, but still has far to go

PNT Staff Eric Boll believes he is making progress in trying to build a track program at Eastern New Mexico University, but he knows the Greyhounds and Zias are battling steep odds. Unlike most of its Lone Star Conference counterparts, ENMU isn’t that close to larger areas of population. And it also is competing against […]