Lady Rams outlast Pojoaque to take state

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The motto all season was “Never Retreat, Never Surrender.” After this weekend in Albuquerque, the Portales volleyball team can add another one — survive in five. That’s what Portales did twice, winning on the brink of elimination twice and claiming the school’s sixth state championship and fourth in the last […]

Hill to sign with Navy

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With the expectations on her and the Portales High basketball team she plays for, there is a good chance one month from now that basketball practice will be the hardest work Morgan Hill does all day as a Portales High senior. A year from now, basketball practice might be the […]

Buffalo Soldier Hill name change now official

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer If a hill located near Lingo is ever mentioned in a federal map from now on, it shall be called Buffalo Soldier Hill honoring African-American members of the United States Cavalry. Buffalo Soldier Hill is located in Lingo, a town 40 miles southeast of Portales near the Texas border. Bob […]

Handley’s six scores paces Eagles

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers A little home cooking can go a long way. Senior Dustin Handley scored six touchdowns as Clovis Christian mercy-ruled Pine Hill 52-0 in its first home game of the season. After losing two straight, Clovis Christian coach Greg Darden said Friday’s win was right on time. “We needed that,” Darden […]

Signs that you may be over the hill

Bob Huber: Humor Columnist I was rocking my chair last week when it dawned on me that I might be over the hill — a hair-raising experience for someone as young and vibrant as I am. So I called my daughters to confirm my youthful status: “What brought this on?” they asked. “Well, things are […]

Commission passes meth ordinance

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt County Commission approved a county ordinance Tuesday that would restrict the sale of cold medicine that included an ingredient used to make methamphetamine. The ordinance passed by a 4-0 vote. Commissioner Dennis Lopez was not in attendance. The restrictions are for non-gel tablets and include: • Moving all […]

Other bases await Cannon’s fate

By Marlena Hartz The future of Cannon Air Force Base is being watched closely even beyond eastern New Mexico and West Texas. Six Air Force bases across the United States stand to inherit F-16 fighter jets if Cannon is closed, including Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah. “I can’t say there is a direct […]

Program provides gun locks

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Parents in Roosevelt County have free at their disposal gun locks to help protect children from accidental shootings. The Project Safe van made a stop in Portales on Thursday and gave away 800 gunlocks to law enforcement officials — 500 to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department and 300 to […]

4/19 Obituaries

Lucille Hill, 100 Services: 10 a.m. today at the Portales Cemetery. Lucille Erwin Hill, 100, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on April 15, 1905, in Dublin, Texas, to Emma and Samuel W. Irwin. She grew up in Erath County, Texas. Her family moved from […]

4/17 Obituaries

Services Pending Lucille Hill, 100, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 16, 2005,at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Services will be held Tuesday morning. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

4/15 Obituaries

Betty Hill, 61 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Portales Cemetery. Betty Maye Hill, 61, of Deming, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Mimbres Memorial Care and Rehabilitation Center in Deming. She was born on March 24, 1944, in Long Beach, Calif., to William R. and Ella Maye Stephen. She and her husband moved to Deming […]

4/3 Weddings, engagement

Weddings Buzard Jennifer Harrer of Clovis and Dan Buzard of Portales were joined in marriage June 5, 2004 at The Landing. Father Tobin Hitt and R. L. Richards performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John and Sally Harrer of Albuquerque. She is the granddaughter of Clarinda Harrer of Beloit, Wisc. […]

Lady Rams advance to title game

By Dave Wagner RIO RANCHO — The Portales Lady Rams have made a habit of reaching the Class 3A girls state basketball championship, doing it five times in a row. District 4-3A rival Ruidoso, meanwhile, hadn’t even been to a state tournament in 28 years. The Lady Rams certainly looked like the more experienced team […]

Lady Rams two wins away from three-peat

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By Dave Wagner ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams advanced to the Class 3A girls state semifinals Tuesday night, pulling away in the second half for a 57-46 victory over Wingate in a quarterfinal game at La Cueva High School. Junior Megan Kabrick scored eight of her team-high 12 points in the first quarter for […]

Valentine’s Day sometimes needs troubleshooting

By Bob Huber A couple of years ago I was in a quandary concerning an appropriate Valentine’s Day gift for my wife Marilyn. Should I buy her a new fly rod or a miter saw? I’ve always been a hopeless romantic. All our married lives I never let Valentine’s Day slip by without lavishing some […]

Lady Rams win at Ruidoso

By Todd Fuqua RUIDOSO — Although the Portales Lady Rams entered District 4-3A play with a less-than-stellar 8-9 record — not something you’d expect from the defending Class 3A state champions — they opened that district play Friday with a 70-26 thrashing of Lovington Friday. Any remaining doubts about Portales’ abilities when it comes to […]

Lady Rams trounce Lovington in District 4-3A opener

No one knew exactly what to expect in Friday’s District 4-3A girls opener between Portales High and Lovington. Certainly, no one really expected what happened. Leading just 12-10 late in the opening stanza, the Lady Rams went on a 44-9 blitz that carried into the early moments of the fourth quarter in a 70-26 rout […]

Sudan takes victory over Lady Rams

By Dave Wagner SUDAN, Texas — Already playing without injured junior forward Megan Kabrick, the Portales High Lady Rams couldn’t have gotten off to a much worse start Friday night. They turned the ball over on their first four possessions, and on seven of 10 overall in the first quarter. In the meantime, PHS missed […]

PHS girls down La Cueva for third place in tourney

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By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — After getting thrashed by Rio Rancho on Tuesday in the semifinals of Clovis’ Plateau Holiday Classic, the Portales Lady Rams quickly put that game in their rear-view mirror. Leading for all but about three minutes over the final three quarters, Portales used a solid team effort to dispatch La Cueva […]

Lady Rams prevail over Farmington

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — It’s been a bit of a climb, but the Portales Lady Rams have reached the .500 mark. They did it by taking command early with a 17-2 run, then hanging on late to beat Farmington 42-36 in a Monday morning quarterfinal game of Clovis’ Plateau Holiday Classic. The Lady Rams […]