Fifth-ranked Lady Buffs sweep Zias

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — On paper, it was the Lone Star Conference’s biggest mismatch. CANYON, Texas — Fifth-ranked West Texas A&M made sure there was no major upset in Thursday’s Lone Star Conference and regular-season finale against Eastern New Mexico, beating the Zias 25-13, 25-14, 25-18. With the win, WT (31-3, 13-0 LSC) […]

Burrito lady feeding my addiction

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Where the heck is that burrito lady anyway? Not at all unlike a den of drug addicts without a fix, the withdrawal symptoms are becoming problematic around the office where I work. Folks aren’t hooked on illicit substances though, just hot burritos, which we normally get delivered to our driveway […]

Lady Tigers notch win over ENMU

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Freedom New Mexico East Central scored five of the final six points in the third game with Eastern New Mexico University at set point, and the Lady Tigers went on to a 21-25, 25-13, 27-25, 25-17 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over the Zias Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. Holly Hicks had match highs of […]

First lady speaks on taking care of military families

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Desiree N. Palacios First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to the crowd at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 15 during a visit to the base. Obama spoke about family values and praised military members and their families during the speech. By Staff Sgt. J. Paul Croxon: Defense Media Activity-San Antonio EGLIN […]

Zias stun sixth-ranked Lady Buffs

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — So far this season, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team hadn’t given an indication of beating a top-10 opponent. Maybe facing rival West Texas A&M was all the Zias needed. Freshman forward Brittany Bustos found the net from close range late in the first half, […]

Getting to know: Pink lady has 5,000 hours of service

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Madeen Casey, 87, has volunteered with the Hospital Auxiliary, perhaps better know as “pink ladies,” for the past 24 years. Casey and her husband, Verlin, who has since passed on, raised three daughters. Two, Doniece Morgan and Phyllis Dever, live in Clovis while another, Patricia Tivis, resides in Roswell. Casey, who is a member of […]

April 19, 2009 On the shelves

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey. Steve Harvey — the host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, comedienne and actor — can’t count the number of impressive women he’s met over the years. He has met women who can run a small business, keep a household with three […]

Zias, Lady Buffs rained out

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Saturday’s finale of Eastern New Mexico University’s Lone Star Conference South Division softball series against West Texas A&M was called off because of rain with the teams tied 3-3 in the bottom of the third inning. The game will not be made up. The Lady Buffs (32-17, 9-8 South) […]

Portales woman has nine years of volunteer service

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Viola Burk is a store volunteer at Consigning Women. What other things have you volunteered for in the past? I have volunteered for many church-related things in the past. How did you start volunteering? I came into the store one day to consign my clothes. That was when I met Shelia, and I found out […]

Zias roll past Lady Aggies

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico A little home cooking took care of any effects of a potentially tough loss for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. The Zias completed the sweep of a two-day, four-game homestand on Friday by pounding Oklahoma Panhandle State 9-6 and 13-3 at Zia Softball Field. ENMU (9-5), which […]

Feb. 16, 1982

The Ramettes basketball team beat the Clovis Lady Wildcats, asserting their winning record of 11-9. The victory was finally won when Sharon Gamble scored four points in the final 46 seconds to lift Portales to a 50-47 win.

Lady Rams infused with youth

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Many fans will recognize several faces as the 2008 Lady Ram volleyball team takes the court this season, but the unit has lost many pieces of the squad that won the New Mexico Class 3A state volleyball championship last November.

Ram football scrimmages Hatch, Lady Ram soccer opens season

Third-year Portales Ram head football coach Andy Correll was pleased with his team’s performance Friday in a scrimmage against Hatch Valley in Alamogordo.The Ram first-team offense scored three touchdowns against Hatch’s one score, and the Ram second-team added two more touchdowns.“Our first offensive series went pretty smooth,” Correll said. “The offense we’re running is all […]

Lady Rams end summer softball with losses to Clovis

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — The Clovis and Portales softball teams finished off their summer schedules Tuesday night with the Lady Wildcats posting an 18-7, 10-0 sweep at Lady Wildcat Complex. Clovis finished its summer slate at 9-9 and gained a 3-3 split for the season against the Lady Rams. The Lady […]

Hobbs pounds Portales in summer softball

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Hobbs beat Portales 10-2 Monday afternoon. The Lady Rams are 5-7 in summer league play, and travel to Clovis on Thursday.

The Lady Rams fall to Bloomfield 10-0 in the state softball tournament

The Lady Rams fall to Bloomfield 10-0 Friday night in the state softball tournament in Farmington. Portales will now face St. Mike’s Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the elimination bracket.

Lady Rams eliminated

ALBUQUERQUE — Santa Fe Indian School ended Portales’ string of reaching the Class 3A girls state championship game at seven, beating the Lady Rams 41-35 on Tuesday morning in a quarterfinal game at The Pit. Bethany Self and Gabby Garcia led Portales with 10 points each. More details will be reported as they become available.

Cowboys buy diapers for lots of reasons

By Baxter Black It is not uncommon to see real cowboys in the communities where cattle are part of the economy. I don’t mean posing in the street like gunfighters in Tombstone, or passing out casino flyers on a corner in Las Vegas during rodeo week, but in the middle school parking lot picking up […]

ENMU Zias fall against Lady Buffs

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women may have caught nationally-ranked rival West Texas A&M a bit off-guard Saturday night. It only took the Lady Buffs about 3 1/2 minutes to get back on track. WT (12-3, 2-0 South), ranked No. 22 nationally, went on an 18-0 run to wipe out […]

2007 was a big year in local sports

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer 2007 brought with it a Portales state championship as well as the departure of a fixture in Portales High School sports. The year also witnessed the birth of two new local high school sports programs, but also heartbreak with the death of a beloved Portales native. The year began […]