Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. D”

Today’s focus: “Ms. D” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” has lupus and the family travels to Lubbock frequently for her to receive care. Her holiday hopes: To have nice presents for the children. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size 8. Boys pants size 6 to 7. Boys shoe size men’s 1. Girls […]

Elida basketball

The Elida boys and girls basketball teams participated in the Anton Invitational basketball tournament Thursday. The Elida boys (1-1) got their first win of the young season, beating the hosts of the tournament, Anton, Texas 60-52. “We had great hustle, great defense, and an overall good team effort. We got lots of kids into the […]

Power of suggestion can can cause optical illusions

By Baxter Black: Humor Columnist Sammi is one of those children for which parents have great expectations but a healthy dose of apprehension. In other words, her self-confidence was bound to get her into trouble now and then. As a 13-year-old ranch kid, she could rope and ride, do the chores, cook, read, shoot, and […]

People in the News

Today’s focus: “Ms. P” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. P” is a single mother who works hard to make ends meet. She has no extra income for Christmas. Her holiday hopes: To have Christmas presents for her children. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 12. Girls pant size 12. Girls shoe size 3. […]

Nov. 25, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Freedom Newspapers Today’s focus: “Ms. W” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. W” just got custody of her grandchildren and times are a little hard right now for the family. Her holiday hopes: To have presents under the tree for her grandchildren. Clothing needs: Boys pants size 5, boys shirt size 5, boys […]

School soccer supporters go before board

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Soccer moms and dads and children in soccer uniforms filled the Portales Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday in a show of support for adding a school soccer program. The proposal was launched in the spring and backers of the sport submitted a formal proposal to the school board […]

Boys’ State teaches about government

By Paula Chronic: PNT Staff Writer Instead of learning about local and federal government by reading textbooks and sitting through lectures, students who attend Boys’ State this week at Eastern New Mexico University will have the chance to experience democracy first-hand by creating a mock city, county and state. “It gives (the students) the opportunity […]

Boys’ State at ENMU this week

PNT Staff Report For the better park of a week, prospective New Mexico high school boys will be taking a crash course in democracy. Starting June 4, Boys’ State will be holding its 2006 leadership program at Eastern New Mexico University to teach high school students about the interworkings of the government. During the course […]

CLASS 3A STATE TRACK: Lady Rams finish eighth at state

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PNT Staff Report ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomores Kandace Bergsieker and Jordan Roehl helped the Portales Lady Rams put together their best showing in some time in the Class 3A state track meet. Roehl added a fourth-place finish in discus on Saturday to her second-place effort Friday in shot put, while Bergsieker finished second in the 200 […]

STATE 1A-3A TENNIS: PHS sends boys, girls doubles to semis

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PHS staff ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s Ella Erf and Bethany Self are right where they expected to be after Friday’s play in the Class 1-3A state individual tennis tournament. Matt Tucker and Kyle Adams are right where they hoped to be. Erf and Self, seeded No. 1 in girls doubles, improved to 15-0 for the […]

Rams second in state Class 1-3A golf tourney

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales High boys golf team played Tuesday the way it had hoped to play Monday in the state Class 1-3A tournament at UNM South. The Rams simply had too much ground to make up. Portales’ five players cut a total of 17 strokes from their first-day output, shooting Tuesday’s best […]

Rams in distant tie for second at state meet

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales High boys golf team knows it has its work cut out, but coach Patrick Crowley says the Rams are ready for the challenge. Socorro put together four sub-80 scores Monday and the Warriors stormed to a 20-shot lead after the first day of the Class 1-3A state golf tournament […]

Portales squads third in district track

PNT staff LOVINGTON — The Portales High boys were unable to qualify additional events for next week’s Class 3A state meet in Friday’s District 4-3A meet, but the PHS girls added two events to their list. Both Portales squads finished third in the four-team competition, the girls scoring 99 points while the boys finished with […]

Lovington downs PHS tennis squads

LOVINGTON — Portales High’s tennis teams took it on the chin in District 4-3A duals against Lovington on Tuesday, but the Rams and Lady Rams figure to get quick shots at a return match. Lovington won the boys matchup 6-3 and took a 5-4 victory in the girls dual. Lovington’s boys finished second in the […]

PHS boys pull away for Leroy Gooch title

PNT staff RUIDOSO — Freshman Donavin Sanchez bounced back from a first-day 85 to shoot 34-38 — 72 on Tuesday, leading the Portales High boys golf squad to the small-school team title in the Leroy Gooch Invitational tournament. The Rams finished with a four-man score of 650 for 36 holes after shooting 315 on Tuesday […]

Portales boys win small school title at Lovington

PNT staff LOVINGTON — Freshmen Donavin Sanchez and William Archibeque led Portales High to the small-school boys team championship Thursday in the rain-delayed Black-Murphy Invitational golf tournament at Lovington Country Club. Sanchez posted the bracket’s second-best round, shooting 36-33 — 69 for 2-under par, while Archibeque came in third at even-par 37-34 — 71 to […]

PHS girls take second at Melrose

PNT staff MELROSE — The Portales Lady Rams got victories from sophomore Jordan Roehl in shot put, Miriam Madrid in the 200 and from the 1,600 relay team Thursday night, but came up short to Floyd in the girls division of the Buffalo Relays track meet. The Lady Bronchos took the team title in the […]

Lady Rams win Goodman Relays

PNT Staff Report EUNICE — Senior Michaela Alexander and sophomore Kandace Bergseiker each posted a pair of individual wins on Tuesday as Portales High’s girls rolled to the team title with 104 points in the Goodman Relays track meet. Jal was second in the 11-team field with 59 points. In boys competition, Hagerman edged Portales […]

PHS girls win dual on final match

PNT staff ROSWELL — Sophomores Kassandra Short and Tessa Bryant provided the deciding win for the Portales High girls tennis team on Tuesday night. Short and Bryant teamed up to beat Roswell High’s Marisol Campos and JoVanna Hernandez 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles in the final match of the dual, giving the Lady Rams […]

Portales girls finish third, boys fourth at Carlsbad meet

PNT Staff Report CARLSBAD — In a highly competitive meet, the Portales boys and girls had a productive day and qualified for state competition in several events. The boys finished fourth, and the girls third out of five teams in Carlsbad on Thursday. Portales girls coach Ruth Chavez said Kandace Bergsieker, who placed first in […]