Honors — Dec. 12

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Grubbs Stacy Grubbs was selected the November Employee of the Month by Roosevelt General Hospital and Clinic. Grubbs is a Referral and Prior Authorization Specialist in the RGH Physicians Clinic and has been employed for the last three years with RGH. Beginning her employment as a clinic receptionist, Grubbs has a smile for everyone and [...]

Powerful lift

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Portales High School junior Ethan Grubbs bench-presses 245 pounds Saturday morning at a power-lifting competition at the PHS weight room. Jesus Davalos won first place in the middle-weight division and Jacob Brady won first place in the heavy-weight division.

Rams help South prevail

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent LAS VEGAS, N.M. — It was an offensive standstill or a defensive slugfest, depending on the point of view, but for the South, the result was just fine. The South earned a 7-6 victory in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class 3A all-star game, claiming its fifth triumph [...]

Enthusiasts see ban as inevitable

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Crowing roosters can be heard through the open back door as Badger Burden leans forward in his easy chair to talk about cockfighting. It’s a sport he says has been a way of life for him and his family for most of his 80-plus years. A cigarette dangling from [...]

Grubbs makes All-State first team

By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Portales senior defensive lineman Erett Grubbs made life difficult for opposing offensive linemen and quarterbacks all season. Earlier this month, Grubbs was honored as the only Ram player named to the first team of the Associated Press’ Class 3A all-state squad. According to the Portales coaching staff, opponents routinely had [...]

Portales Rams playign catch-up as season starts

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Like their female counterparts, the Portales High Ram basketball players are coming off of a Class 3A runnerup performance. Like the Lady Rams, the Rams are hosting Muleshoe Tuesday night. That’s about where the similarities end for the Portales squads. “(Girls coach Brenda Gomez) basically returns most of her team [...]

Newcomers help football squads

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Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Avid football fans are quick to notice when an unfamiliar name pops up on the roster of their favorite team. If it turns out that the newcomer has any ability, so much the better. Clovis and Portales prep followers may just be in luck this year as several players capable of [...]