PHS netters roll past Artesia

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Neither boys coach Wade Fraze nor girls coach Michelle Wallis was totally happy with the performances of their teams. The results were satisfying, though. Portales’ boys handed Artesia a 9-0 loss in matches played at Zia Tennis Complex while the girls, playing mainly at the PHS courts, cruised to […]

Starting over at Christmas time

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Fires have destroyed their homes but not their spirits as two Roosevelt County families start from scratch this holiday season with an optimistic attitude. L.A. Davis and his family of Floyd will spend their first Christmas without a home after the Floyd fire on Nov. 30 burned everything to the […]

PHS hoops teams get set for seasons

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer An offseason removed from state title game appearances, Portales coaches are taking a wait-and-see approach for their basketball teams. Other than that, the two teams are in different situations based on who is returning for each squad. The girls, who finished with a 16-12 record in 2004-05 and lost […]

Erf reaches title match

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High sophomore Morgan Erf has a tall order in today’s Class 1A-3A state tennis girls singles semifinals, but coach Bill Wahlman thinks she’s ready for it. After a first-round bye, Erf breezed past Bosque’s Tori Linton 6-0, 6-0 in the Wednesday’s quarterfinal round at the Albuquerque Tennis Complex. In today’s […]

I lost my funny bone in surgery

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist If you’re a dinner party hostess who wants to save money on hors d’oeuvres so you can donate to the Martha Stewart Relief Fund, allow me to offer some help. I know a sure-fire way to curb appetites. I’m talking about steering the dinner conversation into a detailed discussion of […]

ENMU, WT play to scoreless tie

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M’s men may have battled to a scoreless draw on Tuesday in their Southwest Soccer Conference matchup at the ENMU pitch, but the teams didn’t have the same feeling about it. The first-year Greyhounds were more than happy with the result, while the Buffaloes (10-4-2, […]

Lady Tigers finish seventh in Capitan tourney

PNT Staff CAPITAN — The Elida Lady Tigers went 1-2 and finished seventh over the weekend in an eight-team tournament. Elida (8-3) beat the Artesia junior varsity 25-11, 25-10, 25-18 in the final round after losing to Animas 29-27, 16-25, 25-21, 25-12 and the Cloudcroft 25-22, 25-14, 20-25, 25-19 in the first two rounds of […]

More questions than answers surround Sept. 11

By Helena Rodriguez More questions than answers following Sept. 11 Three years, more than 1,000 lives and hundreds of billions of dollars since Sept. 11, 2001, I ask, “Have we made a dent in fighting world terrorism or have we unleashed a bigger monster?” Have we become part of the problem or the solution? Saturday […]

PHS teams set for fall seasons

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By Dave Wagner Portales High football coach Glenn Johnson knows the Rams lost many key players from last season. One thing he’s not going to do, though, is call the 2004 campaign a rebuilding year. “We try not to look at it as rebuilding because we’ve had a lot of young men who’ve been in […]

Quick/Self pairing makes way to finals

Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — No major surprises for took place for Portales teams on Wednesday’s opening day of the Class 1A-3A individual state tennis championships. That meant that all Rams and Lady Rams singles entries were eliminated by day’s end, although eighth-grader Bethany Self did score a win by default before bowing in […]