Hunter has big goals for 2004 season

By Dave Wagner Derrick Hunter is ready to step up his role this fall for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. And he thinks the team is ready to step up as well. “With this being my third year, I want to show the younger guys the ropes,” said Hunter, a 6-foot, 170-pound junior […]

Big changes in store for Rams’ offensive line

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Rams have only one starter returning this season in the offensive line — and he’s playing a different position. Still, veteran Rams line coach Patrick Crowley is more concerned that the psyche of his linemen becomes more aggressive. “We’re going to run more of an attack scheme this year,” Crowley […]

Rams improve after games against Clovis

By Rick White The Portales Rams have faced Clovis on numerous occasions this season. And the Rams are better for it. “We get a little tired of playing each other,” Portales coach Mark Gallegos said. “But it’s good for us playing Clovis because they make us better.” The Rams and Wildcats will meet twice more […]

Nonagenarians celebrate long life

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By Tony Parra Gov. Bill Richardson in a proclamation said people over the age of 90 from New Mexico are one of our greatest treasures and those from Roosevelt County were honored in the Sixth Annual Roosevelt County nonagenarian tea party which took place on Wednesday afternoon. The event was created to honor residents of […]

Zias swept in final series of season

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Sophomore Tori Johnson pitched her first shutout of the season while senior Robyn Jensen hurled her third complete game of the weekend Saturday as Texas A&M-Kingsville completed a four-game Lone Star Conference South Division softball sweep of Eastern New Mexico University with 8-0 and 6-2 victories. The Javelinas (31-24, 10-8 […]

Seniors let the games begin

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By Tony Parra There were many smiles and laughs when the Roosevelt County Senior Olympics kicked off the week of local events with the potato relays on Monday in Los Abuelitos Senior Citizens Center. Mary Lucero, director of Los Abuelitos Senior Citizens Center and coordinator of the Senior Citizens Olympics, said she has coordinated the […]

Local TV special hears concerns from seniors

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Tony Parra The “Caring for Our Seniors” television program on KENW spurred a variety of calls from listeners on topics ranging from prescription-drug cost to nursing homes. Eastern New Mexico University’s Patrice Caldwell moderated the show, which lasted over an hour, with a panelist of experts answering callers’ questions. Caldwell said that according to the […]

Swing is king for Lady Ram softball

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By Kevin Wilson Kelly Parkey jokes that she wouldn’t be a great pitcher for the Portales girls softball team, but she’d take the mound in a heartbeat. The 5-foot-6 senior is comfortable playing shortstop for the Lady Rams, and she’s also comfortable with fellow senior Kassadra Richards pitching, but she’d be willing to do just […]

Buzard named LSC South Coach of the year

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Dan Buzard was named the Lone Star Conference South Coach of the Year for leading the Zias to a surprising season in which they were tied for the division until the final week and more than doubled last year’s win total. Zia guard Heather Brown of Hereford was named the […]

Rams looking to improve behind pitching

Kevin Wilson A renewed attitude, combined with experience and a few new pitching additions, give the Portales Rams baseball team reason to believe they can do a 180-degree turn from their 7-16 campaign, and possibly make a state tournament run. “We could go all the way,” senior T.C. Nusser said. “We’ve got some young guys […]