July 17 Cannon Community

Free Def Leppard tickets available — Military personnel and veterans with a military ID are eligible to receive two tickets to the Def Leppard summer concert show. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. The concert is scheduled for August 28 in Albuquerque at the Journal Pavilion. Contact: tntellas@woundedwarriorproject.org to register. Additional […]

Zias swept by Abilene Christian

Freedom Newspapers Abilene Christian lost no more than three games in any set on Wednesday and handed Eastern New Mexico University a 9-0 loss in a season-opening women’s tennis dual at Zia Tennis Complex. The Zias’ closest matches came 6-3, 6-2 losses by Tracy Hughes to Sarah Vucic at No. 4 singles and by Cassidy […]

Tennis teams advance to state

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PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales made a strong showing at the weekend’s District 4/1-3A tournament this weekend at New Mexico Military Institute, as both the boys and girls team made the state tournament along with six individual players. The Lady Rams, who have won the last two state team championships, will go in as the […]

PHS tennis teams knock off Clovis

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By Dave Wagner Portales High’s tennis teams have gotten the better of Clovis for quite a few years, and Thursday’s matchup at the PHS tennis courts was no different. The Portales boys posted a 7-2 win over Clovis, while the girls notched an 8-1 victory over the Lady Wildcats. Clovis, though, did take five matches […]

PHS splits tennis duals at NMMI

PNT Staff ROSWELL — The Portales High girls tennis team didn’t lose a set all day and cruised past New Mexico Military 9-0 in a District 4-3A dual on Tuesday. The Lady Rams improved to 11-2 for the season, including 2-1 in district duals. NMMI won the boys matchup 6-3, dropping PHS to 7-6 (1-2). […]

Elida posts third home win

ELIDA — Tom Sullivan hit a three-run homer and Austin Shrock had a grand slam in Elida’s 10-run third, and the Tigers went on to beat the Texico junior varsity 16-6 on Thursday. Elida is now 3-9 for the season, but the Tigers are a perfect 3-0 at home. The game was called after 4 […]

Elida posts win over Texico JV

PNT Staff ELIDA — Tom Sullivan hit a three-run homer and Austin Shrock had a grand slam in Elida’s 10-run third, and the Tigers went on to beat the Texico junior varsity 16-6 on Thursday. Elida is now 3-9 for the season, but the Tigers are a perfect 3-0 at home. The game was called […]

Ruidoso beats PHS in tennis

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — Ruidoso swept District 4-3A tennis duals from Portales on Tuesday, winning the girls matchup 8-1 and the boys dual 7-2. The Lady Rams (9-2 in duals) played shorthanded, with only four girls participating. They defaulted at Nos. 5 and 6 singles and at No. 3 doubles. Portales’ only win came at […]

PHS tennis squads rout Artesia

PNT Staff ARTESIA — Portales High’s tennis teams had no trouble with Artesia on Tuesday, not losing a set all day in rolling to 9-0 victories. The PHS boys lost only five games in singles and seven in doubles in improving their dual record for the year to 6-4. Chris Kirchner, Chance Plummer and Nathan […]

Lady Rams take team title in Roswell meet

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales High’s girls swept all 10 doubles matches and edged Hobbs on a tiebreaker for the team title of a six-team invitational tournament Friday and Saturday, hosted by Roswell High. Portales and Hobbs each finished with 15 wins in 20 matches, but the Lady Rams won the head-to-head competition 3-1 for […]

Road proves difficult for ENMU teams

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball and softball teams endured four-game sweeps on the road over the weekend, but not for lack of effort. Facing one of the Lone Star Conference North Division’s top baseball programs in Southeastern Oklahoma, the Greyhounds (8-12) dropped a pair of one-run decisions and were kept in check […]

Zias post 2-2 mark in LSC First Pitch Tournament

PNT Staff IRVING, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team split a pair of games on both Friday and Saturday against Lone Star Conference North Division squads in the LSC First Pitch Tournament, keeping its record for the season above .500 at 10-9. The Zias defeated Cameron 4-3 and lost to Central Oklahoma […]

PHS tennis teams place third, fourth

PNT Staff ROSWELL — In their first action of the year, the Portales boys and girls tennis teams each ended up in the third-place match on Saturday in the Goddard Invitational. From that point, it was a story of small breaks — the girls got them and finished third, while the boys didn’t and finished […]

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 […]

ENMU falls in semis, awaits possible regional berth

PNT Staff LAWTON, Okla. — Eliminated by Abilene Christian in the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference volleyball tournament, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team now turns its attention to a possible Southwest Region tournament berth. Lone Star Conference South Division champion ACU pulled away for a 26-30, 33-31, 30-23, 30-17 win over the […]

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 […]

On a mission to find new Scrabble words

Kevin Wilson Journalism, like many other businesses, is one in which words have meaning. Last week, about 10,000 words were recognized as having a meaning of their own. The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary was released, with approximately 10,000 new terms. While I do not have a copy of this new dictionary — a new edition is […]