Chavez Obituary

Mark Angelo Chavez Jr. Services: 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Clovis. Mark Angelo Chavez Jr., 2, of Alamogordo, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born Oct. 31, 2002, to Mark Angelo Chavez and Victoria Falcon. He is survived by his mother and father; two sisters, Amanda and Esperanza […]

Portales wins eighth-straight

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Dexter’s biggest mistake Saturday night may have been winning the second game against Portales. After playing the visiting Lady Demons close in the opening two games, Portales unleashed a 25-3 blitz in the third game and held off a small Dexter run in the fourth to claim a 25-15, […]

Portales volleyball team wins sixth straight

Freedom Newspapers Portales clinched the top spot in the District 4-3A tournament Saturday night after posting a sweep against Ruidoso. Scores were 25-21, 25-21, 21-16 in favor of Portales. “We were kind of sluggish,” Portales coach Ruth Chavez said. “We’d been off for so many days. But we still won in three, so we’ll take […]

Cesar Chavez Drive dedicated

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers It is the lesson of a lifetime: Si, se puede — yes, we can. Believing this turned a classroom of pre-teens into community heroes. Evidence of their feat was unveiled on a clear Friday morning — a green street sign, with white letters. It reads Cesar Chavez Drive. “That’s our […]

Portales wins fifth-straight match

PNT Staff Portales didn’t get the start it wanted, but it certainly got the finish. The Lady Rams put their winning streak to five matches and stayed undefeated in District 4-3A play with an 18-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-12 victory Tuesday at Lovington. “They came out playing pretty hard,” Portales coach Ruth Chavez said of Lovington. […]

Portales wins district volleyball opener

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer As season No. 2 started for the Portales volleyball team, it played like it was No. 1. Portales cruised past Ruidoso 25-11, 25-15, 23-25, 25-10 in the District 4-3A opener for both teams Saturday afternoon. In a matchup of the last two Class 3A state champions, the host Lady […]

Portales sweeps Goddard

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer In its last match against Goddard, Portales had trouble with the way it started. This time around, the Lady Rams opened strong and struggled at the finish, but the late struggles did nothing to spoil an otherwise easy 25-16, 25-16, 25-20 sweep Tuesday night at Portales High. The win […]

Volleyball team off to fast start

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer It’s a different feeling for Portales junior Morgan Erf to be a libero. It’s a different feeling for her and her Portales teammates by winning so much so early. A sweep Tuesday night at Goddard pushed Portales to 9-2 on the season, unfamiliar territory for Portales coach Ruth Chavez. […]

Portales spikers move to 8-2

PNT Staff After losing out on a pool play tiebreaker, Portales gained a new focus and swept the field in the consolation bracket of the Zia Classic in Roswell. Portales finished in a three-way tiebreaker with Lubbock Christian and Carlsbad, but got knocked to the consolation bracket on points. “We had a great tournament except […]

Refugees find temporary shelter in Albuquerque

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Hurricane refugee Lee Nions attended a job fair Thursday at the temporary shelter at Albuquerque’s Convention Center, but had a hard time finding work in landscaping because he doesn’t have a driver’s license. But by mid-afternoon, the 30-year-old from New Orleans was headed to a job with a landscaping […]

Rams take third in volleyball tournament

Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor If the New Mexico Activities Association were to pull a surprise and announce that state volleyball match will be a best-of-nine format, consider Portales well prepared. Long matches created just that circumstance, as Portales had to play a pair of matches with a 15-minute break in the second day of […]

Lady Rams hungry for another shot at state

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT managing editor For all intents and purposes, the next state volleyball tournament for Michaela Alexander will be her first. She hopes it will end in her first state championship. “I see every girl going hard,” the senior outside hitter said of this year’s practices at Portales High, “and I think every […]

Libero usage may vary

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Kevin Wilson: Managing Editor The word doesn’t exist in a standard dictionary, but it has a meaning in volleyball. What that meaning is depends on who and when you ask. The word is libero, and it’s one that high school volleyball fans will be more familiar with as the sports season progresses. The libero is […]

Health fair scheduled for Roosevelt County

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Third Annual La Casa Family Health Center Celebration is set to keep Roosevelt County residents healthy in Portales just before the youth of Roosevelt County heads back to school. Professionals in health care will assist residents in any of their needs with check-ups and information to stay healthy. The […]

Rams looking for better season

Marc Schoder: PNT staff writer Portales football coach Glenn Johnson said that there are no excuses for the way his team finished last year and he plans to do things differently as two-a-day practices started for the Rams. “We are going back to working on the fundamentals of football,” said Johnson, “both teaching it on […]

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 […]

University construction on hold pending BRAC

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A proposed 270-bed apartment-style building is on hold for now at Eastern New Mexico University. The university’s board of regents said Saturday they want to see what happens with the proposed closing of Cannon Air Force Base before moving ahead with the project. ENMU has partnered with Collegiate Development […]

Cross country members earn awards

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Joel McMullen and assistant Matthew Gordillo have announced winners of the inaugural Mike Boit Award as the program’s runners of the year. Award winners for 2004-05, based on their placings in cross country meets during the fall, were freshman Jason Garcia of Alamogordo for the men […]

4/26 Obituaries

R.L. Borden, 91 Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Mr. R.L. Borden, 91, of Portales, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Feb. 12, 1914, in Wheeler County, Texas, to Nellie and Bill Borden. He came to the Floyd community by covered […]

4/3 Obituaries

Jose Chavez Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Clovis. Jose Horacio Chavez, 68, of Clovis, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Lubbock Heart Hospital. He was born on Sept. 20, 1936, in Santa Rosa, to Jose Lino and Estella Chavez. He married Celina Gonzalez on Sept. 19, 1953, in Clovis. He […]