NMAA going to seeds for state meets

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent The New Mexico Activities Association is moving pretty fast these days. So fast, in fact, that local basketball coaches were still fuzzy on the details even after the prep athletic governing body decided to seed the eight teams in the state tournaments for Class 3A through 5A. Slowly but surely, [...]

Rams host Ruidoso in district opener

By Dave Wagner The Portales High boys basketball team enters play tonight in what should be a competitive District 4-3A schedule on a bit of a role. The Rams (11-7), playing against mostly Class 4A and 5A competition, have won seven of their last nine and already exceeded last year’s win total (10-14). They begin [...]

Rams look to build on Moriarty win

By Dave Wagner A heartbreaking, last-second defeat at Los Lunas on Dec. 17 left Portales High senior Chris Kirchner and his teammates seeing red. Kirchner scored 19 points and helped the Rams pull into a tie in the final minute, only to see Los Lunas’ Alex Stein hit a desperation 3-point bank shot at the [...]

Portales girls squads enjoy success

By Dave Wagner Two highly successful girls programs, two almost completely different rosters. But the results have been remarkably similar. Portales High has enjoyed runs of three Class 3A state championships in four years — 2001, 2003 and 2004 — for both girls basketball and tennis. In 2002 the basketball team finished second at state, [...]

ENMU student takes long path to degree

By Kevin Wilson When Eric Duran receives his degree from Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, his mother won’t be there as a spectator — and he couldn’t be happier. Instead, Jolene Duran will join her son as an ENMU graduate, 22 years after she first started her college studies. The Durans are two of [...]

Dec. 5 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Thanksgiving was great and it’s great to have our students back this week preparing reviews and test fro the semester grades. Time is marching on rapidly and hopefully they are as excited for the test to get here as they are for Christmas. Leadership class The Dora High School Leadership class was [...]

Lady Rams bow out against West Las Vegas

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales High volleyball team had all hands on deck and gave it a good shot, but the Lady Rams fell short against West Las Vegas in Friday’s Class 3A state tournament semifinals. West Las Vegas got off to a fast start and held on in the second and third games [...]

Lady Rams overcome illnesses to gain semis

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — The defending Class 3A state champion Portales Lady Rams overcame the loss of three players to food poisoning Thursday to advance to the state tournament semifinals at Manzano High School. PHS finished third in four-team Pool B, splitting six games, then outlasted Pool A runnerup Shiprock 19-25, 25-20, 25-22, 23-25, 18-16 [...]

School board looking for ways to improve test scores

By Tony Parra The Portales School officials devoted most of their time in the school board meeting on Monday night to showing how they will improve adequate yearly progress scores for Portales students. “We have in mind what we are going to do to make sure we are not on the AYP list,” Priscilla Maestas, [...]

Nov. 7 Elida School News

Elida Municipal Schools celebrated Red Ribbon week, Oct 25-28, in style. On Monday it was wear red day with National Honors Society members handing out bracelets. A drug awareness movie was also shown to the students. On Tuesday it was dress your best day. Red ribbons were handed out and Officer Rosa of the Roosevelt [...]