CLASS 1A STATE TRACK: Lady Broncos look to finish in top five

PNT staff FLOYD — Floyd’s girls made a strong showing in last year’s Class 1A state track meet in Albuquerque with a fourth-place finish. Despite a young roster that includes five eighth graders, first-year coach Adam Terry is hoping the Lady Broncos can do as well or better this year “We’re looking to finish in […]

Boit ENMU’s best chance for national slot

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Felix Boit knows his work is cut out in Saturday’s NCAA Division II South Central Region cross country meet at Abilene, Texas. The redshirt freshman from Kenya — a nephew of former ENMU track and cross country standout Mike Boit — is ENMU’s best chance at […]

Hounds finish second in Las Cruces

Freedom Newspapers LAS CRUCES — For one day at least, Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Joel McMullen said the Greyhounds had the top men’s collegiate team in the state. Redshirt freshman Felix Boit finished eighth in 24 minutes, nine seconds to lead the Hounds to a second-place finish Saturday behind powerful Texas-El Paso […]

Floyd finishes fourth at state

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Noel Carpenter placed in three individual events and helped Floyd score in two relays as the Lady Broncos compiled 37 points to finish fourth in team standings in the Class 1A state track meet on Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico track. Cimarron ran away with team […]

Ram golf teams want to peak late

By Kevin Wilson Pat Crowley used to be the head golf coach for Portales, and now he works for the school as a substitute teacher. Next week, he’ll be a little of both. Crowley, the current junior varsity coach, is substituting for head coach Greg Poynor when the Portales High teams start the season at […]

Huskey has career finish

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By Dave Wagner Karissa Huskey had just finished running the race of her life, and she looked like she was ready to go again. Huskey placed fifth overall with a time of 23:44.6 over 6 kilometers to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s women to a fifth-place team finish in the Lone Star Conference cross country […]

Lady Rams pick up first win

By Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — Megan Kabrick and Kelly Parkey keyed a match-ending 5-0 run, and the Portales Lady Rams salvaged a seventh-place finish in the gold bracket at the Lady Wildcat Invitational on Saturday. Portales (1-3) slumped after a strong showing in pool play, but swept Artesia to claim its first win of the […]

Partners reap rewards racing reptiles

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Mike Linn The last foot-long stretch of the turtle race at Saturday’s Roosevelt County Fair had one turtle owner leaping in the air, yelling like an NFL football coach on Super Bowl Sunday, and waving his cowboy hat in an attempt to coax his new pet to victory. It worked. Sixto Paiz, 11, and Randall […]

Students create functional art

By Mike Linn All-district basketball player Nathan Goyne picked up another assist recently when he spearheaded the completion of an art project started by a Portales High graduate. Goyne, along with several other students, put the finishing touches on a 20-by-8 foot windbreak in the front of the school decorated with the Portales Ram mascot. […]