Wolverines turn back Elida

PNT Staff TEXICO — The Elida Tigers didn’t win Tuesday night in the EPAC tournament boys quarterfinals, but they made unbeaten host Texico work a little bit. The Wolverines (10-0) got off to a 14-0 lead before Elida righted itself and played competitively most of the rest of the night in dropping a 64-51 decision. […]

Grady gets past Floyd

By Eric Butler TEXICO — The last time Jim Kneipp coached a Grady team in an EPAC tournament, the opponents had names such as Causey on the jersey and the games were played at Portales High School. On Tuesday, Kneipp saw another raucous, old-fashioned see-saw game — played in the former main gymnasium at Texico […]

Lady Rams seek continued progress in Roswell tourney

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams have been in this position before. Winners of three of the past four Class 3A state volleyball championships, Portales is off to a 2-3 start against fairly rugged competition as it prepares for this weekend’s 16-team Zia Classic in Roswell. “I think we’re coming along,” PHS coach Ruth […]

Longtime coaches host camp

Kevin Wilson Within the four walls of the old Portales Junior High gym, and within four walls of the new PJHS gym, longtime girls coaches are trying to make sure their students don’t hit a wall when it comes to basketball. About 45 girls are taking part in this week’s girls fundamentals camp, taught by […]

Floyd hosting Elida during gym renovations

By Kevin Wilson Eight days from now, they’ll be district foes, with each hoping to gain any advantage possible over the other. Today, they’re gym-mates. Due to renovations, the Elida Lady Tigers are making the trip to Floyd High School every day for practice. “I knew them,” Chenault said, “and I called Mr. (Floyd Superintendent […]

Portales trainer helps Clovis officer in weightlifting

By Dave Wagner Clovis Police Detective David Yoakum has always enjoyed weightlifting and working out to stay in shape. But he wondered about the possibility of competing as a bodybuilder. It’s something he thought he’d enjoy. Encouraged by friends and aided by Michael Gonzales of Portales, Yoakum recently participated in two bodybuilding events sponsored by […]