Life Story: Bill Joy

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Your name: William (Bill) Joy. Your job: Retired teacher/athletic trainer. Your age (and Birth Date): 69 years old; Sept. 15, 1935. Your hometown: Chapin, Ill. Your family: Wife; Marilyn, Daughter; Lori Roberts, Grandsons; Tyler Roberts and Kodi Joy. Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I hunt, fish and play golf. If […]

Nusser relies on leadership skills and 20 years of experience

By Tony Parra: PNT staff writer Editor’s note: This is the fourth of five interviews with the finalists for the Portales School Superintendent position. The superintendent will be announced at Monday’s school board meeting: Melvin Nusser is the Portales High School principal and has been principal for three and a half years. Q: What aspects […]

Hounds take three from Tarleton

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By Dave Wagner If he didn’t already know it, Eastern New Mexico University’s Trevor Davis found out Saturday he can pitch effectively without his best stuff. After earning a win and a save in relief on Friday, the senior right-hander helped ENMU to a Lone Star Conference South Division series victory with a complete-game 3-2 […]

Politicians should work together for common good

By Jim Lee: PNT columnist This country has become so obsessed with polarization in recent years, I no longer feel confident in knowing what deserves consideration for what. Of course the most obvious division is Democratic and Republican. Most Americans are one or the other, but that does not eliminate the confusion, even in this […]

John DeLorean left behind some solid achievements

Freedom Newspapers I s a life marred by character flaws that ended in disappointment yet worth celebrating? In the case of John Z. DeLorean, who died earlier this month in New Jersey at the age of 80, the answer is yes with qualifications. Few of us would want to model our lives after DeLorean, but […]

PHS nips Lovington to nab title

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Rams found a way Saturday night. With their shots not dropping from the start, the Rams played well enough defensively and eventually got Lovington’s big men in foul trouble, rallying for a 49-48 win over the Wildcats in the finals of the District 4-3A boys basketball tournament at the PHS […]

Sudan takes victory over Lady Rams

By Dave Wagner SUDAN, Texas — Already playing without injured junior forward Megan Kabrick, the Portales High Lady Rams couldn’t have gotten off to a much worse start Friday night. They turned the ball over on their first four possessions, and on seven of 10 overall in the first quarter. In the meantime, PHS missed […]

Zias’ rally comes up short against Lady Buffs in LSC South opener

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By Dave Wagner West Texas A&M came out with a rush Monday night. The Lady Buffaloes used aggressive pressure defense to dominate the first 10 minutes and held on late for a 61-58 win over Eastern New Mexico University in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s opener for both teams at Greyhound Arena. Seniors […]

Tarleton State takes pair from Eastern

PNT Staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State erased a four-point deficit with less than 17 minutes left and rolled to a 70-52 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. Reserve Rich Francis scored 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting, hitting 5-of-5 second-half 3-pointers, while center David Stephens added 13 […]

Carlsbad survives scoring droughts to top Lady Rams

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams nearly survived 21 turnovers — against only six for Carlsbad. Instead, the Cavegirls overcame major scoring droughts at the beginning of both halves, finally pulling out a 37-33 victory in the Lady Rams’ season opener Tuesday night at the PHS gym. Junior guard Carolyn Smith was the difference […]

Sept. 12 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Enrollment We have several new students this year and have had new ones start even on Wednesday. We welcome each of you. We have 227 enrolled so far I’m told. I see new faces in the cafeteria and some really cute, nice preschoolers don’t get to come to the cafeteria, but those […]

Past deputies take issue with Gossett

Kevin Wilson Two former deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office agree that budget shortfalls are a problem within the department. However, they say that’s not why they left, taking issue with statements made last week by Sheriff Tom Gossett. Gossett said last week his department is underfunded and was a key reason why deputies […]

Hounds complete sweep against St. Mary’s

By Dave Wagner After surpassing last year’s win total a day earlier, Eastern New Mexico completed a three-game sweep of sixth-ranked St. Mary’s on Sunday with a 12-6 victory at Greyhound Field. The Hounds (14-18) rallied from a 4-0, fourth-inning deficit to win going away behind a 17-hit attack. Eastern started a spring break trip […]

Reunions are hazardous to your health

Bob Huber Here’s a knee jerker for you nostalgia buffs — beware of reunions! They’re hazardous to your mental health and won’t do your liver any favors either. I recently participated in a reunion of sorts that ranked up there with all get-togethers I’ve experienced over the years. It took place at Tiny’s in Santa […]

Errors prove costly for Hounds

Freedom Newspapers LIBERAL, Kan. — Fort Hays State jumped on Eastern New Mexico University starter Jimmy Wells early and took advantage of four Greyhounds errors for a 9-3 victory Thursday afternoon. The Hays, Kan.-based Tigers (21-5), ranked eighth this week in NCAA Division II, extended their winning streak to nine games in a contest played […]

Hounds lose in first round

By Dave Wagner The Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs played like, well, Bulldogs. Taking control of the game early and controlling the tempo most of the way, the Bulldogs upset Eastern New Mexico 61-52 Tuesday in a Lone Star Tournament quarterfinal game at Greyhound Arena. Eastern (20-8) suffered through an uncharacteristically poor shooting night from the field […]

Hounds win fifth straight

Dave Wagner CANYON, Texas — It took Jamaal Hunnicutt a while to settle down Monday night. Essentially playing in his hometown, the Eastern New Mexico University junior from Amarillo struggled with his offense, shooting just 2-of-11 from the field. But he put down 7-of-8 free throws in overtime, helping the Greyhounds nail down a 77-72 […]

Zias start season with two losses

By Dave Wagner Not being able to get outdoors before Wednesday’s games didn’t seem to hurt the Colorado State University-Pueblo softball team. Beginning a four-day road trip, the Thunderwolves belted four homers — two by junior center fielder Lesley Belden — and got two complete-game pitching efforts from sophomore Amy Renaldi in a season-opening 5-2, […]

Late push negates late push for Zias

By Kevin Wilson A post-game conversation took an unusual turn in the corridors of Greyhound Arena Thursday night, with Abilene Christian coach Shawna Lavender apologizing to Zia coach Dan Buzard for winning. It was the way the Wildcats won that prompted the apology, which followed an ending that left the Zias frustrated. A late offensive […]

Zias edge Commerce for second LSC-South win

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — Sophomore Elizabeth Richards hit a key 3-pointer with 1:45 left and freshman Heather Brown and junior Laci Lee each converted 1-and-1 free throw opportunities in the final 32 seconds as Eastern New Mexico University held off Texas A&M-Commerce 79-74 Thursday night in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball. Lee […]