PHS Counselors News

Test to be administered The New Mexico High School Competency Exam (NMHSCE) will be administered Wednesday through Friday to all current Portales High School seniors that have not passed some or all portions of NMHSCE. Former PHS students from graduating classes 2002 to 2007, who received a certificate of completion and not a diploma, will […]

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Competency exams set The New Mexico High School Competency Exam (NMHSCE) will be administered Oct. 2-4 to all Portales High School seniors who have not passed portions or all of the NMHSCE. Former PHS students from graduating classes 2002 to 2007, who received a certificate of completion and not a diploma, will also be given […]

Their perspective: Melrose seniors sound off

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By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Thoughts and insights by Melrose’s graduating seniors based on a written survey: Most will be going to college The U.S. military is in Iraq for a good reason Most will likely not return to Melrose to live Alcohol, drugs and peer pressure are the biggest challenges today’s teens face […]

Area seniors look forward to graduation

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The final countdown has begun as area seniors prepare for graduation ceremonies that are set to take place over the coming weekend. Originally not a believer of the old adage that time flies …, Elida senior Tanner Burrows has learned that it actually does as he prepares to graduate […]

ENMU to host basketball camp

PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a youth basketball camp June 13-16. The camp accommodates boys and girls from third grade through seniors in high school and will be held at Greyhound Arena. The cost is $75 per person, and a $50 deposit is suggested to reserve a place in the camp. […]

First-team 3-1A hoops announced

PNT Staff Report The All-District 3-1A basketball team was announced earlier this week, and it wasn’t much of a surprise to see the boys list dominated by Elida and Dora juniors, while the girls list was a much more eclectic mix. District tournament champion Elida and state runner-up Dora both placed four players each on […]

Lady Rams step to the plate

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales softball coach Robbie Crowley and her girls are determined to get past the Class 3A state tournament first-round game, their stumbling block last year against Santa Fe Indian School. “We were leading that game and we ended up losing in the last two innings,” Crowley said. “We had […]

Rams derailed

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor BLACKWATER DRAW — As the clock began to run out on the Portales football team’s chances of winning its first state title in 18 years Saturday, their principal, Melvin Nusser, knew there was still some fight left in the team. As the former coach turned-principal spoke, the Rams proved […]

Portales seniors want to finish career with title

By Mickey Winfield: CNJ staff writer Two of Portales’ starting seniors didn’t start playing the game of volleyball until their eighth-grade year, and in the next week, they’ll be called upon to help the Lady Rams win their fifth state championship in the last seven years. Lady Ram seniors Ella Erf and Briana Hernandez both […]

Grade-schoolers urge PHS seniors to party safely

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By Tony Parra Lindsey sixth-graders don’t want high school seniors to drink and drive this Saturday after the Portales High School prom and they put it down in writing. The Lindsey Elementary sixth-graders wrote letters to the seniors asking them not to drink and drive as part of the festivities on Saturday. The Portales High […]