ENMU offers soccer clinic

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team will conduct a clinc for youngsters age 6-13 at 3 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the ENMU soccer practice field. Zias coach Travis McCorkle and players will conduct the clinic. Youngsters are asked to bring a soccer ball, shin guards and water.

Summer means disorganized sports

By Bob Huber When I was a kid, there was nothing more pleasurable than summer baseball. A friend might ask, “What you want to do today?” and I always replied, “You crazy? Play ball, of course.” I’m not talking about Big League, Little League, or the Abner Doubleday Code of Conduct. I’m talking about a […]

Little League baseball: It’s all in the genes

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist Now comes Little League Baseball with its millions of fans who are so dedicated that each May they face east and, on cue from Williamsport, Pa., yell at the top of their lungs. The theory is that their howling creates gigantic gales which in turn slows the Earth’s rotation and […]

March 9 obituaries

Kurtis L. Danforth , 42 Services: 4 p.m. (EST) Friday at the Erie Trackside Restaurant, Front Street, Port Jervis, N.Y. Kurtis L. Danforth, 42, of Matamoras, Pa., died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Ocala Hospital in Ocala, Fla. He was born Dec. 25, 1962, in Portales to Gerald and Diana Caywood Danforth. He owned Danforth […]

Residents cite need for speed control

By Tony Parra Portales residents presented concerns during Tuesday’s city meeting over road conditions, speeding and public safety. Rick Matthews said he has seen tractor trailers traveling at a high rate of speed in residential areas. “These trucks are using residential areas as shortcuts,” Matthews said. “God-forbid if a kid is bouncing a ball on […]

Lady Rams unable to overcome early deficit

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — Even the midst of a major comeback attempt, the burden of an 0-3 start and frustration over the quality of play boiled over for Portales girls coach Brenda Gomez on Thursday. In a 37-31 loss to Dallas J.F. Kimball in the quartefinals of the Mel Otero Invite, Gomez shouted […]

Guard makes most of moment

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By Dave Wagner Because of an ankle injury to teammate Reggie Wallace, Eastern New Mexico University’s Jolen Montoya has played extended minutes at point guard at the start of the season. The graduate of Espanola Valley High School in northern New Mexico has taken advantage of the opportunity, averaging 17 points and shooting 67 percent […]

Roosevelt wins tournament against American

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — The Roosevelt County All-Stars rode strong pitching and just enough hitting Saturday night to a 5-3 win over Clovis American in the championship game of the District 3 major bracket Little League tournament at Beachum Field. Third baseman Chet Chenault drove in three runs with a first-inning single and a […]

Dad managed to keep this daughter happy

By Alexis Domme: Guest columnist Something I’ll always appreciate about my dad is that he will drop whatever he is doing to make his daughters happy.  When I was in eighth grade, my soccer team discovered our coach had quit. This was halfway through the season and the league basically said, “Too bad.” We were […]

Logan holds off Dora in second half

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — With tough schedules earlier in the season, Dora and Logan were better than their combined records of 5-11 might suggest. With 8-1 Texico waiting in the bracket, though, it was the Lady Longhorns that were able to hit crucial jumpers and start off the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament with […]