Lady Rams edge Roswell High in five-game match

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Lady Rams went the distance Tuesday night against the Roswell Lady Coyotes and came out on top in five games at the Portales gymnasium: 25-16, 13-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-8. After the visitors opened the tiebreaker with two straight points, the Lady Rams scored eight consecutive points to […]

Lady Rams take second at Clovis Invitational

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By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent CLOVIS — If Saturday night’s championship of the Clovis volleyball tournament were a card game, the visitors showed an impressive hand early. But Clovis had some good hands too, both on defense and offense, and the host Wildcats dealt out an 18-25, 25-12, 25-12, 25-12 victory over Portales to win […]

Zia volleyball winless in Fort Lewis tourney

Freedom Newspapers DURANGO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team finished off a winless weekend in a tournament hosted by Fort Lewis, losing on Satuirday to Colorado State-Pueblo in a 24-30, 32-30, 30-28, 30-28 squeaker before falling 30-15, 30-17, 30-16 to Ashland (Ohio), the eighth-ranked team in NCAA Division II. Taren Frazier led […]

South volleyball spikes North

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Two words can accurately describe the South’s performance in the Class 1A-2A All-Star Series — utter domination. Although the South only breezed through one game, it won for the 21st time in the 24 years of the series on Tuesday as Tularosa’s Sabrina Herrera put away 16 kills […]

Automobile crash kills local man

PNT Staff Report A Portales man was killed Saturday in a one-vehicle accident east of Portales, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office officials. Isabel Ornelas, 51 lost control of his vehicle around 1:15 p.m. on N.M. 467 (Airbase Highway) between Milepost 2 and 3. The vehicle overturned, pinning the man underneath, according to Chief Deputy […]

Texico girls win state

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Texico Wolverines didn’t let a little thing like losing the first game affect them. After all, they’ve been here before. Texico, which reached last year’s Class 2A finals, turned the tables on Estancia on Saturday in rallying from a first-game loss to beat the Lady Bears 23-25, […]

Lady Rams ousted

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By Dave Wagner ALBUQUERQUE — Pojoaque had waited a year for the opportunity to avenge a heartbreaking loss to Portales in the 2005 Class 3A state volleyball championship. The Elkettes, with virtually everybody returning from that squad, moved into today’s title game with a 25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 25-16 win over Portales at Tingley Coliseum. Pojoaque […]

Portales two wins away from another state title

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Apparently, Bethany Self makes an appreciable difference in the Portales Lady Rams’ lineup. Held out of Wednesday’s pool play after sustaining a strained right MCL in last week’s District 4-3A tournament championship loss to Ruidoso, the 6-foot-1 junior outside hitter returned with a vengeance on Thursday. After helping […]

Zias fall in three games at Abilene Christian

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas —Erin Curry had 14 kills and Lauren Leone added 12 as Abilene Christian defeated Eastern New Mexico University 30-18, 30-25, 30-22 on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference South Division finale for both teams. Junior outside hitters Jessie Macknicki and Kari Adkins had eight kills each for the Zias (6-26, 1-9 […]

Zias led 2 games to 1, but lose to Angelo State

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Cristina Doris compiled 20 kills and 17 digs and Angelo State rallied from a 2-1 deficit in games to edge Eastern New Mexico University 30-28, 25-30, 28-30, 30-24, 17-15 in a Lone Star Conference South Division matchup on Thursday night. Adrienne Taylor added 15 kills, 12 digs and three […]