ENMU teams regroup after long road stretches

By Dave Wagner Considering they’ve been on the road for the most part, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams can’t be too displeased with the way things went during the first semester. That doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. The defending Lone Star Conference South Division champion ENMU men take a 6-3 record and […]

Baskett to play in Las Vegas Bowl today

By Dave Wagner No matter what happens in New Mexico’s Christmas Eve appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl against Oregon State, former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett has already had at least one personal highlight for the year — an appearance on ESPN’s “Top 10 Plays.” His moment came in a game against Mountain West […]

Floyd opens with Bovin in tourney

Tony Parra The Floyd Lady Broncos continue their adjustment to a new coach in the comfort of their home today in the first game of the Floyd America Tournament. “We’re a real young team,” Floyd coach Shawn Wootton said. “It’s going to be good to have three games in your gym.” The Lady Broncos have […]

Coleman shows offensive game in win at Northeastern State

By Dave Wagner Garland Coleman, last year’s Lone Star Conference South Division men’s defensive player of the year, has shown this season that he can also do it on the offensive end. Coleman, a left-handed senior guard-forward from Chicago, was named the LSC South player of the Week Monday after averaging 18.3 points and 4.3 […]

Cheerleaders to compete in state finals

Kevin Wilson Like their football and basketball counterparts, the Portales High cheerleaders are getting set to compete this weekend. The cheerleaders will head to Albuquerque Sunday for the Universal Cheerleaders Association regional tournament, which will be held at Del Norte School. Portales will be competing in the medium varsity division, according to cheerleading coach James […]

Lady Rams cruise to state championship

Kevin Wilson ROSWELL — A Portales-Lovington volleyball match to end all Portales-Lovington volleyball matches never materialized. Seniors Erika Cook and Kelly Parkey led the way with eight kills each, and Portales capped off another Class 3A state title season — its third in the last four seasons — with a convincing 25-20, 25-20, 25-13 sweep […]

Dora advances to second round of tournament

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By Kevin Wilson DORA — The Dora Lady Coyotes started their District 3-1A playoff match slow. But they sure finished it quick. D’Shawn Pettigrew had three of her match-high seven kills in the final stretch of the third game, and Dora recovered from a slow start to sweep Floyd 25-19, 25-17, 25-19 in a first-round […]

Rams forfeit two victories

Tony Parra The Portales Rams had to forfeit their first two games of the football season on Wednesday — wins over West Las Vegas and Tularosa — due to the use of an ineligible player. “There was a mixup in the residency of one of our players,” Portales coach Glenn Johnson said. “It’s been cleared […]

Elida wary of 3-1A rematch

Prep news & notes The Elida Lady Tigers (6-0) control their destiny with four district matches remaining against Floyd, Fort Sumner, Dora and Vaughn. The Fort Sumner Vixens still have a shot at the District 3-1A regular season title with a pivotal match at home on Tuesday against Elida. “We would like to win the […]

Cowboy backers excited about fast start

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Tony Parra The Dallas Cowboys are off to a fast start and area fans think they are for real. After rallying to beat NFC East rival Philadelphia on Sunday, the Cowboys are 4-1 under first-year coach Bill Parcells. “They’re back and they’re going to make it to the playoffs,” Portales’ resident Candra Reynolds said. Reynolds […]

Hinson standing tall as ENMU quarterback

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By Kevin Wilson Angelo State could have had Steven Hinson as its starting quarterback for this Saturday’s game. The Eastern New Mexico junior wouldn’t mind showing them that it should have. Hinson, in his first year as the Greyhound starting quarterback, has made up what he lacks in size with scary speed and a big […]

ENMU sweeps weekend volleyball

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By Dave Wagner After playing most of its pre-Lone Star Conference South Division schedule on the road, home cooking has been just what the doctor ordered for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. Coming off a solid three-game victory over Tarleton State in their Friday night South opener, the Zias followed it up with […]

Floyd feels like home to Elida

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — It’s safe to say the Elida High volleyball team is more than comfortable playing at Floyd High School. Unfortunately for the host Lady Broncos, Elida needed only four games to prove just that. The visiting Lady Tigers got their second District 3-1A win Thursday night, beating Floyd 25-15, 25-14, 22-25, […]

Buzard’s team sweeps five games down under

By Dave Wagner A group of Division II South Central Region women’s basketball players coached by Eastern New Mexico University’s Dan Buzard swept five games on a trip to Barbados late last month, although the competition wasn’t what the team had hoped to see. With the tiny West Indies island involved in a national tournament, […]

Welcome to the battlefield

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By Kevin Wilson Umpire Walter Lewis jokingly refers to it as, “the boondocks.” Though outside of the city, the Custom Classic bracket refers to it as “Portales.” Its real name is Industrial Park, but it might as well be called the battlefield. Teams come here because they have to, and their only mission is to […]

Thousands turn out for county celebration

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Janet Bresenham Adrianna Acosta, 7, of Portales, and her Clovis cousins Julie Garcia, 8, and Serena Garcia, 5, giggled and showed off their green and pink hair as they described the doughnuts, snow cones and all the other food they had eaten during the Roosevelt County Heritage Days celebration. “I got these at the paint […]

Scanlan and staff prepare for annual camps

By Kevin Wilson Sometimes less is more, but not so at the Eastern New Mexico University team camps. Shawn Scanlan, the men’s basketball coach at ENMU, is expecting a small, but understandable decline in teams at this year’s camps, which run June 15-28. The camp has grown from 35 teams since Scanlan first ran it […]

Acosta aiding Ram summer baseball program

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By Kevin Wilson With the possible exception of the weather, every element is seeming to fall into place for Portales High’s summer baseball program. The Ram baseball program has returned after a two-year absence, thanks in most part to a former Ram and a former major league coach. Dusty Nusser, a 2001 graduate of PHS, […]

Elida News, May 28

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays: Jimmy West and Baylee Paul Oder. Wedding Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bob Nockoles and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Anthony. Shower: A baby shower for Cody Lane Rinne is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Baptist Church. He is the son of Michael and Tammy Rinne. Social activity An […]

Cities need to celebrate tumbleweeds

By Jim Lee Last week I wrote about tumbleweeds in our fair city. Coincidentally, a number of people have been talking about our favorite local nuisance of plant persuasion. So I decided to continue with the topic this week. But this week I’m taking a different approach. Instead of cussing and spitting at the balls […]