Fire ban sparks heated debate

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Concerns about a proposed year-round fire ban have apparently been spreading like wildfire since Roosevelt County Commissioners tabled the measure two weeks ago. The ordinance was tabled again Tuesday after rural residents and local fire departments representatives grilled commissioners on the proposal during a public hearing that drew such […]

Rams play Saturday

According to Portales Ram head football coach Andy Correll, the Portales, Bloomfield Class 3A state quarter-final football game is tentatively scheduled for Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at Bloomfield’s Bobcat Stadium. The game time is subject to approval by the New Mexico Activities Association. District 4-3A champion and seventh-seeded Portales beat 10th-seeded Cobre at Greyhound Stadium […]

Segovia back for Rams first-round game

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales Rams have plenty of reasons to smile heading into tonight’s first-round playoff game against the Cobre Indians at Greyhound Stadium (7 p.m.) The Rams are still riding high after taking the District 4-3A championship last week, they are happy to have leading rusher Eric Segovia back, and […]

Data is necessary when determining fact

By Baxter Black: Humor Columnist I was having a nice visit with the proprietor of Family Meats in his butcher shop in Caloundra, Queensland. His specialties included chopped beef and kidney pie makings, barbecue ronelli and lamb loin chops for $16.99 a kilo. A sign at the counter said, “Antibiotic and Hormone Free!” We discussed […]

Lady Rams take fifth at Roswell

Freedom Newspapers The Portales Lady Ram volleyball team placed fifth in the annual Zia Invitational volleyball tournament in Roswell over the weekend. The Lady Rams (7-3) were dropped into the consolation bracket immediately after losing to Los Alamos in the first round in five games; 21-25, 25-22, 12-25, 25-23, and 15-13. Portales head coach Ruth […]

Elida trio captures state rodeo crown

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Elida Tigers rodeo team holds an honor no other school in the state can say they have accomplished — a New Mexico Activities Association high school rodeo title. Tori Bilberry, Kodi Armitage and Trent Bilberry competed in rodeo events in Gallup during the weekend and won the team […]

Portales trio tests waters

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — It’s not a big field at the oldest New Mexico tennis tournament this weekend for the women’s open singles competition. Even so, the top of the draw is extremely good and it didn’t take long for three Portales entrants to find out. Thanks to the entry of Ella […]

PHS netters preparing for state singles, doubles

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer When Portales High’s Ella Erf and Bethany Self take the No. 1 seed into doubles competition in this weekend’s Class 1A-3A state individual tennis tournament in Albuquerque, they’ll be shooting for perfection. Neither has lost a match all season in singles, and they’ve compiled a 14-0 record in doubles […]

Portales netters qualify four individual entries for state

Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — Portales High qualified one singles and one doubles for the boys and both doubles teams for the girls on Friday in Class 1-3A District 4 individual tennis competition with top-three finishes. The Rams and Lady Rams return to Lovington today for team competition. Class 1-3A state tennis team competition is scheduled […]

Rams earn team title in Clovis meet

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer CLOVIS — With district competition looming Monday, Portales boys golf coach Patrick Crowley doesn’t believe his team is where it needs to be at this point. Still, the Rams were good enough Thursday to shoot a four-man score of 306 and take team honors by five shots in the […]