Zias beat Lady Aggies to end slide

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By Dave Wagner Sophomore guard Heather Brown led three Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 18 points Thursday night and the Zias used a strong start Thursday night to beat Cameron 67-55 in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Junior post Tiana Bryant added 17 points and senior […]

Hounds win, Zias split in Colorado

PNT Staff ALAMOSA, Colo. — Forward Jamaal Hunnicutt and point guard Jolen Montoya combined for 45 points, including 5-for-6 from the free throw line in the final 1:22, and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team pulled out a 72-67 win over Adams State College Saturday night. The Greyhounds (1-1), coming off a 31-point […]

Zias wipe out halftime deficit, knock off Skyhawks in opener

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By Dave Wagner Mika Robertson committed a cardinal sin — fouling a 3-point shooter — and with time running out in the half, no less. Fort Lewis’ Nicole Quast sank all three free throws, giving the visiting Skyhawks a 13-point lead over Eastern New Mexico University at the intermission. Not to worry, though, Robertson said. […]

UTEP relies on depth to get past Zias

PNT Staff EL PASO, Texas — Texas-El Paso relied on 46 points from its bench to defeat Eastern New Mexico University 91-72 on Sunday in a women’s exhibition basketball matchup. The Miners led 37-32 late in the first half, but went on an 8-3 run to begin the second half for a 13-point advantage and […]

Many hope for bond to pass

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The best in the world traveled to South Korea for the International Tae Kwon Do Federation World Championships and competitors from Portales and Clovis battled others, with Audra Brown from Portales, winning a bronze medal. “The competition was very tough and challenging,” Brown said. “I […]

Athletes return from world tae kwon do tournament

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The best in the world traveled to South Korea for the International Tae Kwon Do Federation World Championships and competitors from Portales and Clovis battled others, with Audra Brown from Portales winning a bronze medal. “The competition was very tough and challenging,” Brown said. “I […]

Ruidoso tops Lady Rams

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By Dave Wagner Ruidoso coach Maria Bennett has earned a few state championships in her time, but she knows Saturday’s win against Portales High was an important one for her team. Senior middle hitter Christine Brown pounded out 19 kills to help the Lady Warriors rally for a 19-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-21 District 4-3A victory […]

Rams sophomore gets back in action after heart surgery

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By Dave Wagner Forgive Portales High’s Sean Brown if he doesn’t think of a tweaked ankle or a pulled muscle as a serious problem. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound sophomore has just been through something a bit more serious — open-heart surgery. Brown was born with a heart defect, a bicuspid aeortic valve. “It causes your heart […]

Brown Elementary receives kindergarten funds

By Tony Parra A New Mexico legislative committee approved a $2.5 million boost for the construction additions to the Brown Early Childhood Center in Portales, according to a press release on Tuesday. Rep. Jose Campos made the announcement on Tuesday in the form of a press release. The $2.5 million will go to create a […]

Local business’ building cracks under pressure

PNT Staff The Prestige Carpets building began to break down and Heflin Construction and Portales Fire Department officials responded to the breakdown on Wednesday afternoon. Portales Fire Marshall Mike Running said the department received a call at approximately 2 p.m. and the area was cleared about 15 minutes later. In his first few minutes at […]