Residents adjusting to traffic changes

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By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent Lori Bollema knows some Portales residents have struggled to adjust to a new stop sign that has halted northeast-bound traffic on 2nd Street at Main. From her vantage point at the Bread Basket, she still sees motorists drive straight through the stop sign. And it’s been more than two months […]

Zias blow 12-point second half lead in LSC South opener

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Senior center Audra Lively-Maxwell scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Tuesday night and Abilene Christian rallied from a 12-point deficit early in the second half to beat Eastern New Mexico University 73-65 in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s opener for both teams. Junior forward Jamie Meyer […]

Portales teens score shooting points

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Two Portales high school students earned high point honors in the annual Youth Hunters Education Challenge state shooting competition last month in Raton. Garrett Lee, 15, won the overall high point individual award and Landon O’Rear, 17, won the high point individual award for the rifle competition in the […]

ACU dusts ENMU women

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Between Abilene Christian’s size and Eastern New Mexico University’s shooting troubles, it wasn’t a night to be for the Zias. Audrey Maxwell dominated the inside for a game-high 27 points, and Wildcats guards dominated the outside with nine 3-pointers as visiting Abilene Christian claimed an 80-60 Lone Star Conference […]

TexAnns topple Zias

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico It’s been a tough learning curve for the youth-dominated Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Wednesday’s lesson may have been the most difficult yet. The Zias struggled from the start, falling behind 17-1 in the first 5 1/2 minutes and never recovering in a 68-47 Lone Star Conference […]

Feb. 3, 1957

• ENMU Greyhounds over came a seven point halftime disadvantage and after a nip and tuck battle came out on top of a close 77-74 count. • Julie plays at the tower starring Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan and Frank Lovejoy.

Zias calm Savage Storm

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico A switch from man-to-man to a 2-3 zone worked wonders Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Southeastern Oklahoma struggled to find any outside shooting, and the Savage Storm went the final 8 1/2 minutes of the half without a point as ENMU notched a 67-55 […]

Hounds edge Tigers

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter converted a backcourt steal into a layup with five seconds left Thursday night, capping Eastern New Mexico University’s rally from a 12-point deficit with under 14 minutes remaining for a 63-61 Lone Star Conference men’s victory over East Central at Greyhound Arena. Redman-Trotter scored a […]

Hounds and Zias swept at UCO

Freedom New Mexico EDMOND, Okla. — After battling back from an early 22-point deficit, the last eight seconds were a little too long Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. The Greyhounds trailed the entire way until the final 3 1/2 minutes, then held a two-point lead in the closing seconds. But […]

Colorado Mines notches victory over Hounds

Freedom New Mexico GOLDEN, Colo. — Junior guard Kyle Pape scored 17 points and Colorado School of Mines got 46 points from its bench Friday night to pull away to a 77-60 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men. Mines (2-1) shot 58 percent from the field, including 11-of-17 from 3-point range, and took the […]

Zias record first win

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Leading by 20 at halftime, Eastern New Mexico University’s women discovered they weren’t home free just yet. New Mexico Highlands turned the tables in the second half and eventually pulled within three points late, but the Zias put together an 18-6 run in the closing minutes to finish off […]

Young Zias prepare for ‘roller-coaster ride’

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico With a 17-player roster that includes 12 freshmen, second-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese is prepared for some ups and downs. “We’re young and inexperienced,” Weese said. “It may be a little bit of a roller-coaster ride for a while.” That said, Weese is convinced […]

Texas-Brownsville Scorpions sting Zias

Freedom New Mexico Things just aren’t going that well this season for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias never trailed in beating Texas-Brownsville in the first game Saturday, but dropped two tight games to the Scorpions after that and lost 26-30, 30-27, 30-21, 32-30 at Greyhound Arena. The setback was the 12th […]

Pavarotti known for work ethic as well as voice

Editorial If toward the end he became almost a caricature of himself — expanding in girth, canceling performances, indulging his appetites, leaving his wife for a young secretary, earning barbs from critics for sometimes sloppy performances — there were solid reasons Luciano Pavarotti was the most celebrated opera singer since Caruso. Pavarotti, who died last […]

Cowgirls brand Zias

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands rallied from a seven-point deficit to win a decisive third game Tuesday night and the Cowgirls went on to a 30-26, 20-30, 34-32, 30-15 over Eastern New Mexico University. Junior outside hitter Ashley Murray had 20 kills and senior outside hitter Jasmine Morris added 19 for the Cowgirls […]

Teachers speak of bittersweet end to school year

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers With school ending, and teachers breathing a sigh of relief, the Portales News-Tribune took a few moments to ask area teachers about the past school year, as they prepared for a well-earned summer break. Sally Smith Third Grade Teacher James Elementary Q. What was the high point of your year? […]

Lady Rams advance to semis

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams knew they could beat District 4-3A rival Ruidoso — heck, they’d already done it three times this season by double-figure margins. The fourth one, in a Class 3A state quarterfinal game on Tuesday at The Pit, came a little harder before the defending champions […]

Zias secure first winning season in three years

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Roni Gomez knows she’s never going to be a big scorer, but she realizes there are other ways to contribute in a basketball game. The junior guard from Portales came off the bench to help Eastern New Mexico University’s women step up their defensive pressure and the Zias rallied from […]

West Texas dominates Hounds

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — According to Eastern New Mexico men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan, the Hounds aren’t playing defense, and when they don’t play defense they can’t win games. Especially true against Lone Star Conference South Division rival West Texas A&M, who beat ENMU Tuesday night 91-79 at the First United Bank Center in […]

Zias drop 2-OT contest

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior guard Stacey Staten hit two free throws with 30 seconds left to tie the score in the first overtime, then converted a 3-point play at the start of the second OT and Midwestern State went on to claim an 81-75 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday […]