Clovis teen makes mark in weightlifting

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Zack Williams, 15, has been lifting weights since he was 12 years old. The Clovis native was going through some Web sites looking for competitions in weightlifting. He came across Natural Athlete Strength Association, and entered. “I won my division in junior,” Williams said. “I was a little nervous.” […]

Portales students prep for robotics contests

ki258e-412roboraveweb.jpg

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales High School students are getting their gears whirring and computer programs going for two robotics competitions around the end of the month in Albuquerque. One team of four students plans to participate in the state Math, Engineering and Science Achievement contest April 29, and a separate team is […]

Sexes sometimes do battle

k46uqw-718ribbonroping.jpg

By Eric Butler:CNJ Correspondent In adult rodeo competitions, men are in men’s events while women basically compete in barrel racing. But junior rodeos are different and, in this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals in Clovis, boys and girls often compete against each other — especially with the youngest contestants. Events such as goat […]

27 FW powerlifter takes on world championship

51afdc9013111.jpg

Master Sgt. Steven Petersen warms up with 315 pound squats. Sergeant Petersen will be competing in the world championships for bench press and dead lift on Nov. 18. Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower A bench press of 369 pounds and a dead lift of 551 pounds earned one Cannon Airman a slot to compete in […]

Local team shooting for title

By Mike Linn A group of six from Roosevelt County will compete in an international competition to test their Robin Hood and Davey Crockett-like skills this week in Raton. The International Youth Hunter Education Challenge is scheduled Monday through Friday and includes competitions in rifle shooting, shotgun, archery, compass and map navigation, hunter safety and […]