Junior high students compete in Penny Wars

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Portales Junior High School students are racking up a big chunk of change for Thanksgiving dinners from the Dream Center. The seventh- and eighth-grade classes are competing against each other a Penny Wars fund-raiser. Student Council members, who are leading the effort, plan to count the collected money this […]

PHS News Nov. 2

Basketball starts Monday The 2008-2009 PHS boys and girls basketball season officially begins this week. Varsity, junior varsity and freshman squads start practices and workouts Monday. The PHS varsity and junior varsity boys open up the season against Roswell High School on Dec. 9 in Roswell. The varsity and junior varsity girls open the season […]

PJHS News Oct. 26

Parent-teacher conferences planned The junior high faculty and staff invite parents to the parent/teacher conference Monday from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Parents may pick up their children’s report cards and visit with teachers about the student’s progress so far this year. If possible, Principal Steve Harris asks parents to come at the following times based […]

Eastern New Mexico State Fair junior livestock results

Eastern New Mexico State Fair 2008 Junior Livestock Results Poland Chinas, Spotted Polands & Berkshire Class 1 1. Landry Widner, Curry 2. Bailey O’Connor, Roosevelt 6. Levi Cordova, Curry Grand Champion — Landry Widner, Curry Duroc Class 1 1. Jordyn Tivis, Roosevelt 4. Jordyn Tivis, Roosevelt 5. Layni Breshears, Roosevelt Class 2 2. Mitchell Pinnell, […]

Seeking wheel watchers

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Shane Vigil Puts up a Wagon Wheel tailgate sign outside of Eddy Hall Thursday afternoon. The Greyhounds host West Texas A&M Saturday in the annual Wagon Wheel football game. A preview of the game will be available in Saturday’s Portales New-Tribune.

Every breath is precious for Eagles’ Hank Baskett

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By Marcus Hayes, Philadelphia Daily News Hank Baskett would always push it. He would feel his breath laboring, and know his lips were turning blue, and he would fight through, and he would collapse. These days, he better appreciates every breath he takes. Baskett, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, easily recalls the last time he […]

Aug. 31, 2008 Dora High News

Labor Day weekSchool will not be in session Monday for Dora students and staff. School will be back in session Tuesday through Friday. VolleyballTuesday: Dora junior high, junior varsity and varsity at Clovis Christian, 4 p.m. Progress reportsTeachers will issue reports of academic progress as of the third week of the first grading period on […]

Aug. 17, 2008 Dora School News

Football scrimmageCoach Pablo Pena and the Dora football teams will travel to Logan on Aug. 23 for scrimmage. The junior varsity will play at 4 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.

Aug.13, 1975

The Portales Junior High School remodeled each classroom and finished it with burlap texture and particle board from floor to ceiling and each classroom had a single window.

Dora roper wins NHSFR short round

By Mickey Winfield, PNT staff writer Dora junior calf-roper Jessie Clark defeated over 160 other competitors in winning the short round late last month at the National High School Finals rodeo in Farmington. “It’s kind of a novel deal to see somebody make it that far,” Jessie’s dad Jerry said. “And to go and do […]

Junior Rodeo winds down

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — Aspyn Reames was hoping for a big finish in Saturday’s final day of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals at Mounted Patrol Arena, and she got it. The 14-year-old from Clovis took first-place finishes in age 13-15 pole bending and barrel racing, and was second in […]

July 18, 2008 events calendar

Today High Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541. Commodities Distribution — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial Building Galilee By-the-Sea Marketplace VBS — 6-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Second Street and Avenue C, ages 3 years to fifth grade. Friday High Plains Junior Rodeo finals — […]

Hounds sign forward

Freedom New Mexico Darsenio Carter, a 6-foot-6 junior forward out of Yuba (Calif.) College, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Carter averaged 8 1/2 points and 4 1/2 rebounds a game last season, helping the 49ers to a 32-4 record, a Bay Valley Conference […]

Events Calendar July 17, 2008

TodayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541.Commodities Distribution — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial BuildingGalilee By-the-Sea Marketplace VBS — 6-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Second Street and Avenue C, ages 3 years to fifth grade. FridayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County […]

Events Calendar July 16, 2008

WednesdayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541.Galilee By-the-Sea Marketplace VBS — 6-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Second Street and Avenue C, ages 3 years to fifth grade. ThursdayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541.Commodities Distribution — 9 a.m. […]

Junior rodeo under way in Clovis

By Keely McDowell The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are a 30-year tradition in Clovis, and are important for the contestants as well as the community, according to organizers. With 135 contestants registered to compete in the week-long event at the Curry County Fairgrounds, the rodeo is expected to draw around 500 people to […]

Events Calendar July 15, 2008

TodayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541.AARP Driver Safety Program — 8 a.m. to noon, Community Services Center. Information: George Lees, 742-2271Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., commissioners roomGalilee By-the-Sea Marketplace VBS — 6-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Second Street and Avenue C, ages 3 […]

Events Calendar July 13, 2008

MondayHigh Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541.Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m. Corner of West First Street and Avenue B.Push America team arrives — 1:30 p.m. Roosevelt County Courthouse lawn.Portales Municipal School Board meeting — 6 p.m., board room at Central Office.Galilee By-the-Sea Marketplace VBS — 6-8:30 […]

Dora junior hopes to rope national title

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Later this month, more tan 1,500 cowboys and cowgirls from around the country will convene at the world’s largest rodeo — the 60th Annual National High School Finals rodeo, and a Roosevelt County calf roper will be one of them. Dora High School junior Jesse Clark will be making […]

Team roper brings home national title

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Junior Kyle Roberts brought home Eastern New Mexico University’s first national rodeo title in 32 years. Roberts teamed with Kory Bramwell of Ranger Junior College in Ranger, Texas, to win the team-roping crown at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. The duo roped four steer in 27.1 […]