Saltclah crowned Miss Native American

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Shannon Saltclah stood proud on Thursday night with her new crown sitting atop her head as the new Miss Native American Queen for the 2005-06 school year. Saltclah, a junior at Eastern New Mexico University, was selected as the new queen in front of a crowd in the Zia Room […]

Skydiving team taking flight over Cannon Air Force Base

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Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The take-off wasn’t as graceful as you might imagine. The C-27 plane buzzed like a gargantuan lawn mower. Its body hiccuped and rocked back and forth. The smell of exhaust fumes invaded its cabin. The crew inside, however, didn’t seem to mind or notice, but what else would you expect […]

ENMU track gains 14 recruits

By Dave Wagner Amber Parmer admits she has a little trouble separating which sport she likes best — volleyball, basketball or track. After signing recently to run on the Eastern New Mexico University track team, the recent Texico High School graduate thinks she’s made the right choice. “I’ve always wanted to do something (in sports),” […]

Floyd bringing 14 to state track meet

PNT Staff Floyd’s girls got closer to a Class 1A state championship than even they expected last year, losing by just three points to Fort Sumner. The Lady Broncos know winning a state title will be even tougher this year, so coach Sean Wootton wants his squad to just worry about itself. Cimarron, which dropped […]

Track teams finish fourth

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — Both Portales High track teams finished fourth behind host Lovington, Artesia and Roswell High in Friday’s seven-school Ross Black Relays. For the boys, the best finishes were seconds by Tyler Johnson in discus (125-8 3/4) and the 1,600 relay team of Steven Heckert, Amador Lujan, Joey Moore and Jason Needham (3:45.10). […]

Fort Sumner cruises in 3-1A

By Dave Wagner MELROSE — Floyd’s girls nearly slipped up and stole a Class 1A state track championship a year ago, falling three points short of heavily-favored Fort Sumner. The Lady Broncos’ job will be much harder this year, but they have hopes of doing well in next weekend’s Class 1A state meet in Albuquerque. […]

Tennis teams beaten at Ruidoso

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — Ruidoso swept District 4-3A tennis duals from Portales on Tuesday, winning the girls matchup 8-1 and the boys dual 7-2. The Lady Rams (9-2 in duals) played shorthanded, with only four girls participating. They defaulted at Nos. 5 and 6 singles and at No. 3 doubles. Portales’ only win came at […]

PHS qualifies three events

PNT Staff HOBBS — The Portales High boys track team added three Class 3A state qualifiers Tuesday in a quadrangular meet with Hobbs, Lovington and New Mexico Military Institute. No point totals or individual places were kept in the meet. The Rams’ 400-meter relay team of Robert Kemp, Amador Lujan, Jason Needham and Deonte Wysche […]

Lady Broncos second in season-opening track meet

PNT Staff DEXTER — Juniors Amber Moss and Kelli Johnson each took two individual wins Friday to lead Floyd’s girls to a second-place finish in the season-opening Demon Relays track meet. Moss won the 100 in 13.8 seconds and the 200 in 28.52 while Johnson ran winning times of 6:02.34 in the 1,600 and 13:15.83 […]

Sports roundup

By Kevin Wilson Qualifying in track events has proven to be no challenge for Noel Carpenter. What’s difficult for the Floyd sophomore is to remember them all. Carpenter qualified for nine events in this weekend’s state track and field tournament in Albuquerque, though meet rules stipulate that an athlete can only compete in five at […]