Lady Cats get past PHS

By Dave Wagner The Clovis and Portales volleyball teams took turns beating up on each other in the first two games of Tuesday’s match at the PHS gym. Both looking for momentum heading into district tournament play next week, it was the visiting Lady Wildcats who emerged down the stretch for a 25-15, 14-25, 25-21, […]

ENMU plans web broadcast of volleyball match

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University has announced that an audio broadcast of the Zias’ Lone Star Conference South Division match at West Texas A&M will be available free to listeners on the internet through the school’s agreement with TRZ/Teamline. ENMU sports information director Robert McKinney will do the broadcast beginning at 5:50 p.m. (MDT), […]

Lady Tigers defeat Melrose

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers opened District 3-1A play Thursday night with a 25-19, 25-15, 25-17 victory over Melrose. Elida coach Darrell Chenault said the Lady Tigers fell behind in the first game, but took control behind strong serving. For the match, theh had just five errors on 61 serves. “We served […]

Portales prepares for Goddard, again

PNT Staff PNT Staff The Portales Lady Rams and Roswell Goddard are getting pretty familiar with each other. The teams were matched up in Pool A of the 16-team Zia Classic in Roswell over the weekend, co-hosted by Goddard and Roswell High, and they met Saturday evening in the fifth-place match with the Lady Rockets […]

Lady Coyotes fall to Grady

PNT Staff GRADY — The Dora Lady Coyotes opened their volleyball season Thursday night, losing to unbeaten (6-0) Grady 25-20, 19-25, 25-22, 25-17. “We have a lot of things to work on,” Dora coach Myra Skinner said. “Grady’s a scrappy team, and they got to a lot of balls.” Dora defeated Grady 25-13, 25-19 in […]

Lady Tigers split weekend matches

PNT Staff GRADY — The Grady Lady Bronchos rallied from two games down to edge Elida 18-25, 20-25, 25-11, 27-25, 17-15 Saturday afternoon. It was the third match in three days for the Lady Tigers (2-1), who beat San Jon in four games on the road on Thursday and then knocked off House 25-19, 25-16, […]

ENMU men’s soccer team posts win and tie in first matches

PNT Staff DALLAS — Brian Schonberger’s goal late in the half broke a scoreless tie and Eastern New Mexico University went on to beat Dallas Baptist 3-1 on Saturday for the Greyhounds’ first win in the sport. Playing the first match in the program’s history on Friday, ENMU held on for a 1-1 tie in […]

Lady Rams rely on Self to defend title

ALBUQERUQUE — Things didn’t look good for the Portales Lady Rams tennis team Saturday morning. But it’s amazing how a prayer can turn things around. Portales’ Rachelle Self had just dropped the second set — a set she could have won — to Sandia Prep’s Kathryn Short during the 1A-3A girls tennis team championships at […]

Second time a charm for Quick, Self

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — A little excuse-me swing at the net, an ensuing on-court celebration — and another Portales doubles team into the record book as a state champion. After Lady Rams junior Rachelle Self hesitantly stabbed at a shot on match point and watched it fall in for a winner, she […]

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 […]

PHS players ready to fend for selves

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers The Portales tennis team probably won’t spend much of Wednesday and Thursday wondering if the girls team can defend its Class 1A-3A championship. That’s because the tennis program should be busy enough in individual competition. In total, nine players will represent Portales in individual competition. “In 30 years of going, we’ve […]

April 21 South County News

The rain was heavier down in South County and things are even greener with more blossoms than last week. Rattlers Some rattlesnakes were killed in the area southwest of the old Garrison Store. South County Sports Kids Matthew Turnbough, formerly of this area but now lives in Rio Rancho, called his grandparents last week about […]

Portales tennis teams win at Lovington

Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — The Portales girls and boys teannis teams moved into a first-place tie in the district standings on the strength of easy wins at Lovington Thursday afternoon. The girls (14-2) and boys (12-4) both moved to 3-0 in district play, putting each into a tie with New Mexico Military Institute for first […]

PHS tennis teams split Saturday matches

Freedom Newspapers Both Portales teams split a pair of home matches Saturday, moving them to 3-2 on the season. The Ram boys defeated Amarillo Caprock 7-2 in their opener, but dropped a 9-0 decision in the second match against defending Class 1A-3A champion Las Vegas Robertson. The Portales girls, meanwhile, defeated Robertson 8-1 and lost […]

Portales hopes third time a charm against Dons

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By Kevin Wilson Based only on the events that have transpired this volleyball season, Portales High is not destined for its fourth-straight state title match appearance. However, the Lady Rams have two reasons to think a victory over West Las Vegas in today’s 1 p.m. Class 3A semifinal is possible, despite going 0-2 against the […]

Service errors cost Zias at LSC tournament

By Dave Wagner CANYON, Texas — In a relatively even match, service problems were costly to the Eastern New Mexico University Zias Thursday night. ENMU had 13 service errors — many at critical times — and just three aces in dropping a 30-25, 30-26, 25-30, 30-26 decision to Texas Woman’s in a Lone Star Conference […]

Lady Rams move on to state tournament

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By Kevin Wilson Experience helps in a match where everything is at stake. So does being at home. Playing better than the opponent is better than all of those things, though, and the Portales High volleyball team did just that Saturday with a state tournament berth on the line. Portales (12-10) swept past Grants in […]

Portales volleyball team wins district title

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By Kevin Wilson Volleyball is a game of momentum — enough momentum to decide whether Erika Cook has a championship-winning kill off the hands of Jesika Jameson, or if it’s the other way around. It’s a game of joy — enough joy that a quick set can make a sophomore lose track of the fact […]

Dora advances to second round of tournament

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By Kevin Wilson DORA — The Dora Lady Coyotes started their District 3-1A playoff match slow. But they sure finished it quick. D’Shawn Pettigrew had three of her match-high seven kills in the final stretch of the third game, and Dora recovered from a slow start to sweep Floyd 25-19, 25-17, 25-19 in a first-round […]

Zia soccer drops road match

Freedom Newspapers Northeastern State 4, ENMU 1 — At Tahlequah, Okla., the host Lady Reds got two goals and an assist from Marie Widerman to improve to 11-3 (4-2 LSC). Widerman assisted on a goal by Stacey Cutler just over three minutes into the game, then scored on a penalty kick to give NSU a […]