New Mexico ropers competitive in USTRC

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Julie Bryant CLOVIS — New Mexico ropers took on the competition in fine fashion from neighboring states, and some from as far away as Georgia and Alabama, capturing some economic stimulus on their way to top spots at the United States Team Roping Championships (USTRC) Southwest Regional Finals on Friday at the Curry County Events […]

Airman takes on professional body-building

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Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Eric Schmidt, center, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, stands among other winners after winning first place in his division and first place overall during the Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders Arizona Natural Bodybuilding and Figure Pro Qualifier Competition on Aug. 28. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs Bodybuilding: […]

Poor economy boosting recruitment

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Middle-class American youth are entering the military in significant numbers today, drawn by more competitive pay, a battered civilian job market and the buzz surrounding an improved GI Bill education benefit. The Department of Defense announced earlier this month that for the first time since the draft ended and the […]

Competitive equals

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By Clarence Plank All sports have a high level of competitive play a player must achieve, be it baseball, football or softball. The age old question: Man vs. woman, which is more competitive? Men’s or women’s softball? Several competitors at the 26th annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic softball tournament — a nearly around-the-clock event this […]

Compete, but have balance

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I am a competitive person. Not too strange if you consider that my dad’s tender words in most situations that involved me and others were, “You must destroy your adversaries at all cost — I want to see destruction in your eyes.” And so I tried. I tried my […]

Show of power

Photo by Tonya Fennell Master Sgt. Steve Petersen plans to participate in a powerlifting competition Saturday in Anaheim, Calif. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections First one chalky hand then the other firmly grasps the bar loaded with weights. Slowly, Cannon Air Force Base Master Sgt. Steve Petersen bends and in one fluid motion lifts the […]

No. 21 MSU crushes Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — There wasn’t much to say after Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division mismatch at Greyhound Stadium. Midwestern State, needing to win out to have a shot at an NCAA Division II playoff berth, took care of business quickly and efficiently. Meantime, Eastern New Mexico University continued […]

Pushing children not good idea

By Anita Doberman: Columnist My older daughters, ages 4 and 6, have recently started competitive sports. The younger one is on a gymnastics team and the older one on a cheer squad. I knew I had a competitive streak, but wasn’t aware that it would come out full force with my offspring. In fact, I […]

It’s my time to cheer, not lead

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist My older daughters, ages 4 and 6, have recently started competitive sports. The younger one is on a gymnastics team and the older one on a cheer squad. I knew I had a competitive streak, but wasn’t aware that it would come out full force with my offspring. In fact, […]

Competitive eating has its drawbacks

Karl Terry, Portales News-Tribune Managing Editor Finally the Mustard Belt has returned home. It makes me proud to be an American. If you missed it, the annual Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest held on the Fourth of July at Coney Island was won this year by Joey “Jaws” Chestnut from San Jose, Calif. He […]

Playday a day for horse, rider

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer It’s called a Playday because the competitive pressure is off if you choose, and it’s a chance for both horse and rider to get involved in an organized riding event with fun awards for the winners. Playday is sponsored by the Cattle Capitol Cowbelles local chapter. Laura Southard, of […]