Baskett gets set for Eagles training camp

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Hank Baskett III knows his work is cut out trying to make it as a free agent rookie wide receiver in the NFL. The former Clovis High and University of New Mexico football standout is preparing for the start of training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles this month. “Nothing’s guaranteed,” […]

ENMU choir camp gets young voices tuned-up

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Students who love to sing in choir, love learning about music and the concepts of sight-reading came from all over the state to participate in Eastern New Mexico University’s Choir Camp this week. Director of Choral Activities Jason Paulk said the camp is in its 15th year. He said […]

Ram basketball mentors players of the future

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Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams basketball staff conducted a four-day camp with help from players from the high school varsity team. “The kids are out here to learn the basics, the building blocks of what it takes to be a good basketball player,” said Portales head coach Mark Gallegos. The camp focused […]

‘Heavy mental psychotherapy’

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When it first started, it was called a youth event and a community bond. As it continued, it was called a charity event. Call it whatever you want, but featured artist Jana Stanfield has a different name for the music that she brings to Saturday’s annual benefit concert at Portales High […]

Camp has Olympic presence

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By Kevin Wilson After playing volleyball on a collegiate and international level, it could be understood if high school players were unimpressive to Ruth Lowanson. However, that wasn’t the case as the incoming head coach of Angelo State University started the first day of the annual Portales Ram Volleyball Camp. “I think these girls are […]

Diddle teaches in Texico

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — After three decades of coaching men’s basketball, Earl Diddle is transitioning to the women’s game. The former Eastern New Mexico University men’s coach is directing his third annual Texico USA Boys and Girls Basketball Camp, one of several that he does over the summer months. The 55-year -old Ohio native […]

Cowboy camp open to all

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers A cowboy tradition will be carried on next week during the 28th annual Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp at Ned Houk Park. Wilma Fulgham is one of the founders for the Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp, one of several in the Interdenominational Ranchmens Camp Meeting Association in the southwest. She said cowboy […]

We hope FBI did its work in California terrorist case

Freedom Newspapers I f it all pans out, it looks as if federal authorities are doing it right in Lodi, Calif. FBI agents arrested Hamid Hayat, 22, and his father Umer Hayat, and detained three other Pakistani-Americans suspected of having a link to al-Qaida or some terrorist organization. On the basis of preliminary news reports, […]

Basketball camps to host 93 teams

By Dave Wagner A total of 93 teams are expected for Eastern New Mexico University’s summer basketball camps, scheduled to begin today at Greyhound Arena. ENMU men’s basketball coach and camp director Shawn Scanlan said the large school boys camp, which goes today through Wednesday, will have 16 teams while the large school girls camp, […]

Ram tradition continues with camp

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By Kevin Wilson In March, Mark Gallegos finished his seventh season as the coach of the Portales Rams. This week, he’s working on his seventh Ram Fundamental basketball camp. Though one has trailed the other chronologically for seven years, he sees the camps as something other than a symbolic closing of each season. “This is […]

Professor wants to document female farmers

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent The Kenneth Livingston Gymnasium was a place that Megan Kabrick had never played in, and it is a place she’ll likely never play in again. Still, the Portales High School junior-to-be felt like she belonged. “It feels awesome,” Kabrick said. “It feels like I’m back home.” Kabrick is one of […]

Volleyball camp comes to Portales

By Kevin Wilson The Kenneth Livingston Gymnasium was a place that Megan Kabrick had never played in, and it is a place she’ll likely never play in again. Still, the Portales High School junior-to-be felt like she belonged. “It feels awesome,” Kabrick said. “It feels like I’m back home.” Kabrick is one of about 80 […]

Rams regroup to defeat Taos

Kevin Wilson With more than a dozen games to play in a three-day period, there wouldn’t seem to be a lot of time for the Portales Rams to have a practice. However, that’s just what they did, and in the process they turned a small losing streak into a big winning streak. After starting 0-2 […]

Longtime coaches host camp

Kevin Wilson Within the four walls of the old Portales Junior High gym, and within four walls of the new PJHS gym, longtime girls coaches are trying to make sure their students don’t hit a wall when it comes to basketball. About 45 girls are taking part in this week’s girls fundamentals camp, taught by […]

Camp start of road to Ram basketball

By Kevin Wilson Long before Jack Hale played post for the Portales High basketball team, he was a grade-schooler just learning the ropes at the Ram Fundamentals Camp. Now, he looks at this year’s campers and hopes they take a similar path. “It’s weird looking at the little kids in the morning session, remembering we […]

Training camps in full force on Tuesday

By Tony Parra Tennis season for Portales High School is over, and now the students are becoming the teachers. Portales tennis coach Bill Wahlman is coordinating the annual city tennis league as one of two sport recreation activities offered through the city. There is also an arts/crafts recreation activity offered by the city, which begins […]

BBQ and tunes highlight Dawg Days

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Tony Parra The Dog Days of Summer can be a drag. Dawg Days at Eastern New Mexico University are another thing. Dawg Days is the name of four days of freshman orientation that started on Thursday with freshman moving into the dormitories and a barbecue at 5 p.m. at the Dallan Sanders plaza. “This is […]

Scanlan and staff prepare for annual camps

By Kevin Wilson Sometimes less is more, but not so at the Eastern New Mexico University team camps. Shawn Scanlan, the men’s basketball coach at ENMU, is expecting a small, but understandable decline in teams at this year’s camps, which run June 15-28. The camp has grown from 35 teams since Scanlan first ran it […]

Gallegos, Rams prepare for summer play

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By Kevin Wilson It seems like yesterday, not years ago, that Portales coach Mark Gallegos saw campers like Cory Guy and Chris Carter at the Ram Basketball Fundamentals Camp. Now, Guy has graduated and Carter is one of several former campers who are helping the coaching staff run the twice-a-day camp this week at Portales […]