Local schools score on low end under new grading system

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Alisa Boswell Curry and Roosevelt County school districts did not fare well with the trial test results for the New Mexico Department of Education’s new A-F Grading System, which is set to replace the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) grading system. The Clovis school district received only As for two schools out of their 18, averaging […]

ENMU men score first soccer win over Midwestern

Freedom New Mexico Midwestern State had the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team’s number until Friday. Freshman forward Abayneh Crosby scored 13 minutes into the second half and the Greyhounds edged No. 7 Midwestern State 2-1 to stay unbeaten in Lone Star Conference play. It was the Hounds’ first win over Midwestern State in […]

Hounds score late to edge WT

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is making a habit of beating rival West Texas A&M at home. Junior midfielder Kal Herbert dribbled in from the left side and beat goalkeeper Sebastian Furness with just under four minutes left in regulation Sunday to give ENMU a 1-0 victory over the […]

Colson, 78, shoots 65 at PCC

Freedom New Mexico Clark Colson, 78, of Portales shot a score of 7-under-par 65 last Friday at Portales Country Club. Playing with Colson were Wayne Moore, Bobby Crane and Darwin Chenault.

Reform advocates score victory for freedom

Freedom New Mexico Education reform advocates should have been encouraged Monday. The Supreme Court announced its intention to decide a case where the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals called into question the constitutionality of an Arizona school-choice tax credit program that provides mostly disadvantaged students with scholarships to private schools. Arizona’s 13-year-old program is […]

Taxpayers target of confusing system

By Don McAlavy: Freedom Columnist The Revised Gettsbury Address (Author Unknown) (Yes, I said Gettsbury, not Gettsburg.) Three score and five years ago our fathers brought forth upon this nation a new tax, conceived in desperation and dedicated to the proposition that all men are fair game. Now we are engaged in a great mass […]

Hounds score in second OT to nip Rattlers

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Senior defender Michael James forced overtime on a goal with three seconds left in regulation and senior forward Mario Alarcon scored midway thorugh the second sudden-death overtime Saturday, giving Eastern New Mexico University a 3-2 non-league men’s soccer victory over St. Mary’s. With the win, the Greyhounds (11-5-2) added […]

Hounds, Zias post shutout wins

Freedom New Mexico LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Junior forward Emerson Rodrigues scored twice in the final 10-plus minutes Friday, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Colorado Christian. Rodrigues scored with 79:55 elapsed in the match, taking a pass from sophomore midfielder Tyler Hart and beating goalkeeper Jared Jacobs. […]

Local golf partners each score hole in one

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Two Portales amateur golf partners beat the odds, each recently dropping a pair of aces from the tee only a month apart. But you haven’t heard the best part yet when it comes to this hole-in-one story. Each golfer has multiple aces to their credit. For William Raisbeck, it […]

West Texas beats Zias by 40

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico The score was virtually identical to the one three nights earlier. Still, West Texas A&M coach Krista Gerlich felt a lot better about it. The Lady Buffaloes dominated from the get-go this time, hitting their first three shots while Eastern New Mexico University turned the ball over on its […]

Roosevelt County drops state tourney opener

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer TAOS — Head coach Sammy Villanueva was worried about his kids freezing up at the plate at the 10-and-11 year-old Little League state tournament in Taos. As it turned out — his kids hit the ball just fine, but came up a little short. Tied after four innings, Albuquerque […]

Roosevelt defeats Zia in semifinal

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PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County overcame a two-run deficit and home run taken away on appeal Thursday to defeat Clovis Zia 5-3 in the 11- and 12-year-old semifinal of the District 3 Little League tournament. The two teams battle again at 7 p.m. Saturday on Zia’s home field. “It took ‘em awhile to get pumped […]

Ram golfers take second at state

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer SOCORRO — Portales golf coach Pat Crowley described his team as, “disappointed” after the final round of the 1A-3A state tournament at the New Mexico Tech golf course Tuesday morning. But they played well enough to be state runner-up. The Rams came into Tuesday’s final round in a first […]

Portales golfers win Ruidoso’s Leroy Gooch

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer In frigid morning mountain temperatures, the Portales Rams heated up to win their second straight Leroy Gooch golf tournament in Ruidoso this week, as Ram sophomores Donavin Sanchez and William Archibeque won the top two small school’s individual medals. District 4-3A foe Lovington started slow but finished strong to […]

Portales Ram golfers fifth after first day at NMMI

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer A second place round from Portales sophomore William Archibeque highlighted an otherwise disappointing fifth place finish by the Ram golfers at the Roswell-NMMI Invitational Monday at the NMMI golf course. Archibeque’s one-over par 73 was second to Alamogordo senior Michael Adams’ two-under par 70. “William played the best round […]

Portales boys dominate Clovis links

PNT Staff Report A trio of Portales Ram sophomores made a big statement in the Rams first golf tournament of the season at Clovis’ Chaparral Country Club Monday afternoon. Portales sophomore Donavin Sanchez managed to overcome a rough start to run away with the best overall score and lead the Portales boys to a dominating […]

Green not lucky for Hounds in St. Patricks Day twin-bill

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Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team rallied to tie Central Oklahoma late in both games of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. But the Bronchos responded in the next inning both times, posting 6-4 and 7-4 wins to extend the Greyhounds’ losing streak to 11 games. The second […]

Arkansas meet tough for ENMU

Freedom Newspapers FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — In a field dominated by Division I programs, Eastern New Mexico University’s men finished 29th out of 33 teams while the women were 38th out of 43 in Saturday’s Chile Pepper Festival cross country meet, hosted by the University of Arkansas. ENMU finished with a score of 757 in the […]

Hounds hurt, fall to Angelo State

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Quarterback Jay Immel completed 18-of-24 passes for 229 yards and Angelo State scored two first-quarter TDs into a 17-7 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico on Saturday night. Daniel Thomas added 119 yards rushing for the Rams (2-3, 1-1 South), who nearly doubled the Greyhounds […]

Broncos take bashing

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer The Floyd Bronco’s homecoming game Saturday afternoon quickly turned into a scoring bonanza for the visiting Tatum Coyotes, as six different Coyotes scored, on the way to a 61-14 rout. Senior quarterback Trent Hemann scored three touchdowns and threw for another to lead the Tatum offense. “We’re not very […]