Green making smooth adjustment to Greyhounds

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By Kevin Wilson Just like Kennis Green the basketball player, Kennis Green the person is a challenge to categorize. The Eastern New Mexico University junior is a basketball player who raps, not the other way around. He’s got the size to play forward in the Lone Star Conference and the speed to play shooting guard, […]

Rams can still impact playoff race

By Kevin Wilson One team will look for a chance to extend the 2003 football season tonight, the other a chance to build momentum for 2004. The Portales Rams represent half of the playoff equation in District 4-3A in the 7 p.m. battle at New Mexico Military Institute, but only in the respect that Portales […]

Zias finish season with close win

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By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team won Tuesday night, but coach Mike Maguire wasn’t impressed. Seemingly on their way to an easy victory over Wayland Baptist after a first-game rout, the Zias ended up with a major fight on their hands before bailing out a 30-18, 28-30, 27-30, 30-21, 15-13 win […]

Portales basketball squads prep for season

By Kevin Wilson While one Portales basketball squad looks to repeat, the other hopes it can reload. Practices started Monday for the girls and boys squads at Portales High School. Both teams are currently waiting on significant portions of their rosters, and the first few days are being used as a foundation for the rest […]

Zia soccer avoids LSC cellar

By Dave Wagner The first-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team assured itself on Friday that it won’t finish at the bottom of the Lone Star Conference this season. The Zias got two goals in a span of 3 1/2 minutes of the second half and staved off Southwestern Oklahoma 2-1, also earning their […]

God’s creativity is overwhelming

Joan Clayton God paints autumn with strokes of brilliant gold, hues of burnished brown, and flames of reddish orange. The leaves of summer now become breathtaking jewels, escaping from God’s treasure box. The awesome magnificence of God’s creativity is overwhelming, coloring my world with beauty. As the leaves begin to fall, I realize I also […]

Former prep stars control Zia fortunes

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By Kevin Wilson They were separated by one year, one classification and 28 miles. Now, they’re together with a determination to revive Zia basketball. Eastern New Mexico University junior guard Laci Lee and sophomore forward Elizabeth Richards represent some of the best talent from the last few seasons of New Mexico high school basketball, but […]

Lady Rams clinch top seed

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By Kevin Wilson Two down, one to go. For the Portales volleyball team, it’s not one season. It’s three. There is the pre-district schedule, the district season, and there’s the playoffs. The Lady Rams ended season one with a 6-10 record last week and ended season two on Thursday with a 25-22, 27-25, 25-21 sweep […]

Rams forfeit two victories

Tony Parra The Portales Rams had to forfeit their first two games of the football season on Wednesday — wins over West Las Vegas and Tularosa — due to the use of an ineligible player. “There was a mixup in the residency of one of our players,” Portales coach Glenn Johnson said. “It’s been cleared […]

ENMU guard described as smart, tough

Rick White Making adjustments is part of life and basketball. On the court, former Clovis High standout Irshaun Pinckney went from overpowering opponents in the paint to outsmarting them on the perimeter. Off the court, he’s changed his major but still values an education. Too small to play post at the college level and lacking […]

Shallenberger honored by ENMU

By Dave Wagner Two Clovis prep coaches expressed surprise and gratitude for their induction with nine others on Saturday into Eastern New Mexico University’s Athletics Hall of Honors. Shallenberger, a Portales High graduate, played just one season at Eastern, but it was a memorable one. After two years at Cochise College (Ariz.) and one year […]

Rams look to keep focus against Eunice

By Kevin Wilson The Rams are playing a Homecoming football game a Eunice team that they have outscored 123-13 over the last three meetings. But if the coaching staff gets what it wants, Portales will treat the visiting Eunice Cardinals like a defending state champion. “At this point of the season, it doesn’t matter who […]

Rams go on the road to face Rockets

By Kevin Wilson With a road game coming up tonight against a Class 4A team, the Portales Rams already have the deck stacked against them. To keep a realistic chance to beat Goddard (7 p.m., 1450 KSEL-AM), the Rams realize they’ll have to keep the ball as well. Ram coach Glen Johnson has said throughout […]

Hounds look for 4-0 start

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By Dave Wagner This hasn’t been the kind of year Dennis Darnell expected. In the spring, the East Central football coach thought the Ada, Okla.-based Tigers were looking at a decent season. By the start of practice in August, though, he said ECU had lost around 16 players — including 10 potential starters — to […]

FTCS volleyball team young yet confident

Tony Parra Youth takes serve this season for the Faith Triumphant Lady Conquerors with no upper classman on their varsity volleyball team. They do not have any seniors or juniors on their varsity team and have only one sophomore. Faith Triumphant has two freshman, who have to assume the leadership roles due to the lack […]

Rams get set for Mustangs

By Kevin Wilson If there was an opponent the Portales Rams needed reinforcements for, it would be the Denver City Mustangs. So it’s fortunate that coming into Friday’s 7 p.m. game against Denver City (2-0), the second-ranked Rams are as close as they’ll be to a full squad all season. Portales (3-0) gains back the […]

Rams lose top receiver for season

PNT Staff Portales improved to 2-0 with a 22-14 win at Tularosa on Friday, but lost its No. 1 receiver for the rest of the season. Senior Manuel Sisneros suffered a torn spleen in the second half of Friday’s game against the Class 2A Wildcats. Portales football coach Glen Johnson said that Sisneros will likely […]

Rams ready for Tularosa

By Kevin Wilson Other than a victory, there weren’t a lot of things the Portales Rams would like to replicate from Friday’s opener against West Las Vegas. But if there is one thing the Rams would like to keep the same from Friday’s 19-7 win, it would be the defense. Under a rain that helped […]

Greyhounds prepare for unknown with Adams State

By Dave Wagner Not only are the Eastern New Mexico University and Adams State College football teams facing the unknowns of a new season when they clash in a 1 p.m. kickoff on Saturday at Alamosa, Colo., they’re also looking at relatively unfamiliar opponents. Coaches Bud Elliott of ENMU and Wayne McGinn of Adams State […]

Broncos hitting the road — literally

By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — No matter how good the Floyd Broncos are this year, the road to the six-man football state crown will not run through Floyd. Actually, no game will go through Floyd this year, as poor field conditions at the northern Roosevelt County school will force the Broncos to play their entire […]