Eighth-grader advances in Spanish spelling bee

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Alisa Boswell The competition grew in intensity Thursday as it got down to two final contestants — eighth-grade student Alejandro Munoz and fifth-grade student Magaly Najera. The words presented by announcer Antonia Salaz grew in difficulty in the final round of the Portales Municipal Schools’ annual Spanish spelling bee. It ended with Munoz winning, spelling [...]

Greyhounds snap six-game losing skid

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico Intensity — it’s something that Shawn Scanlan said his Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds have been playing without. Monday night against Lubbock Christian, Scanlan saw plenty of it, and the Hounds snapped their six-game losing skid by edging the Chaparrals 68-67. “It got a little more exciting than I [...]

Rams victorious in Ruidoso

PNT Staff Writer RUIDOSO—The Portales Rams beat the Ruidoso Warriors four out of five times last season. Saturday night, the Portales boys continued that trend with a 60-46 district win in the mountains. “Offensively we did a good job,” Portales head coach Mark Gallegos said. “We didn’t have the same kind of defensive intensity that [...]