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 […]

Elida takes doubleheader from Grady

PNT Staff ELIDA — Sophomore Tom Sullivan pitched a one-hitter in the opener and homered in both games on Tuesday, helping Elida sweep Grady 10-0 and 16-6. Both games were shortened by the 10-run rule. The first game ended in the bottom of the fifth and the second contest was stopped in the sixth. Sullivan […]

Struggling Hounds lose twice to Cameron

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Cameron played an errorless doubleheader on Friday. On the other hand, when Eastern New Mexico University made fielding mistakes, the Aggies made them pay for it. ENMU pitcher Kelly Crain bobbled a sacrifice bunt in the sixth inning of a scoreless tie in the first game, opening the door for […]

Portales volleyball team wins sixth straight

Freedom Newspapers Portales clinched the top spot in the District 4-3A tournament Saturday night after posting a sweep against Ruidoso. Scores were 25-21, 25-21, 21-16 in favor of Portales. “We were kind of sluggish,” Portales coach Ruth Chavez said. “We’d been off for so many days. But we still won in three, so we’ll take […]

Religion Briefs

Vacation bible school coming A Bible-land adventure tour is scheduled to include Egypt, Babylon and Jerusalem. The school will run Monday through Wednesday, from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ. Children from age 2 to the sixth grade are welcome to attend.

5/1 School News

Portales Junior High School Track results The Portales girls’ team members earned the following awards at the Hagerman track meet: 110 meter hurdles, Dallas Russell, second and Ashlee Banister, fourth; 100 meter dash, Tara Johnson, first; mile run, LeAnne Blaeser, sixth; 800 meter relay, eighth grade, fifth place; 400 meter dash, Lindsay Keller, third and […]

Gerleve stays undefeated

PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Zach Gerleve remained unbeaten in javelin competition this season and gained the NCAA provisional qualifying distance by throwing 194 feet, 3 inches on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference track and field meet, hosted by Angelo State University. Gerleve, who has won in all […]

Tucumcari sweeps past Broncos

PNT Staff FLOYD — Tucumcari posted a 14-6, 14-5 baseball sweep over Floyd on Saturday, dropping the Broncos to 0-3 for the season. Floyd begins District 6-1A action on Monday with a 3 p.m. game at Elida. Broncos coach Adam Terry said his team played well for the most part, but had costly breakdowns. They […]

PHS softball drops three at Artesia

PNT Staff ARTESIA —The Portales High softball team had a tough time in the Lady Dog Invitational here over the weekend. Portales (7-7) finished last in the eight-team field after dropping 4-3 and 12-9 decisions on Saturday to Roswell Goddard and Roswell High, respectively. PHS’ only senior, Adriana Romero, was taken to a hospital in […]

Rams drop third in row at Silver tourney

PNT Staff SILVER CITY — It was a long weekend for the Portales High baseball team. The Rams entered Silver High’s Fighting Colt Invitational unbeaten for the season, but finished eighth in the tournament after three consecutive losses. Portales (6-3), which lost to Cobre in Thursday’s opening round, absorbed a 15-3 setback at the hands […]