Local sports officials pink up for breast cancer awareness

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Local sports enthusiasts are thinking pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and local teams are joining professional sports teams in attracting attention to the issue by wearing pink. Michael Doerr, athletics director at the Portales Recreation Center, said game officials are wearing white T-shirts with pink ribbon logos […]

Origin of ENMU mascot unclear

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University has long been home to sports teams nicknamed Greyhounds. Exactly how that came about is not clear. Gene Bundy, ENMU’s special collections librarian, said the first football team may have been named for a bus. The story originates during a team practice on a field […]

Oct. 18, 1985

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the Etc Shoe and Sports Store advertised a storewide sport clothing sale with 20 percent off of warm-up suits, swimsuits, sport shirts, t-shirts, sweat shirts, sweat pants, all shorts, all pants and danskin products.

July 11, 2008 Sports Briefs

Soccer camp set The Clovis Youth Soccer Association is sponsoring a Soccer Speed and Skills Camp July 13-17 at Spencer Field. The camp is open to players ages 5-13 Times and each groups each day: • 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Nothing wrong with taking credit

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist America or Germany or any other country is often praised for superior achievements while individual Americans or Germans need to show humility lest they be deemed braggarts. Even in sports such as tennis, where there’s a dominance of individual performance, taking credit for doing well is rare. Either […]

Sports nutrition featured

Information on making half-doll tassels and sports nutrition will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. Author, designer and teacher Helen Gibb will show how to make half-doll tassels with ribbon flowers. This technique originated in Germany at the turn of the century and is further enhanced […]

ENMU sports briefs

Freedom New Mexico Roberts qualifies for CNFR rodeoSTEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Kyle Roberts teamed with Jake Cobb of Weatherford (Texas) College to place second in the team roping average, after splitting first and second in the first go with a time of 5.9 seconds and winning the short go at 9.3 […]

Press release: Governor signs sports equity bill into law

Marking an historic step forward for New Mexico’s girls, Governor Richardson signed the School Athletics Equity Act into law on April 7, 2009. Aimed at ensuring that public high schools and middle schools are adhering to federal law by providing equal athletics opportunities for boys and girls, the bill had already been approved unanimously in […]

Portales students advance to national art competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Six Portales students soared on the wings of their artistic talents in a recent state aviation art competition. In the state Aviation Division-sponsored contest, five Portales Junior High School students and one James Elementary School student placed in the top three spots in their age groups for their pictures […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Dora News

Sports • Tuesday — Dora JV and Varsity host Eunice at 4 pm (2 gyms) • Friday — Dora Jr High white & red, JV, and Varsity teams host Fort Sumner at 3 pm (2 gyms) • Saturday — Dora JV girls & Varsity girls play at Jal, 2 pm (1 gym) BPA fundraiser Sponsor […]

2008 starts small, ends big

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The first 11 months saw a rather pedestrian year on the sports fields and courts of Roosevelt County — but a historic December to remember made 2008 a very special year. The year began with a surprising run to the New Mexico Class 3A state baseball championship game at […]

Dec. 24 Commander's Action Line

What are some programs that could be implemented locally for the base to be more PT-minded? We appreciate your question. We at the 27th Special Operations Wing are very serious about improving the quality of life here so our airmen can both focus on and carry out the mission effectively. I contacted both the fitness […]

Dora School News

Sports schedule Monday — Clovis Christian hosts Dora Junior High white teams at 4 p.m. Tuesday — San Jon hosts Dora JV and varsity at 4 p.m. Thursday — Varsity boys and girls travel to Tatum Border Classic Tournament. Friday and Saturday — Dora Junior High red teams play in the Faith Triumphant Tournament. Progress […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Dora News

Sports Tuesday — Dora volleyball hosts Floyd at 4:30 p.m. (JH, JV, V) Thursday — Homecoming. Dora volleyball hosts Melrose at 5 p.m. (JH, JV, V) Friday — Dora volleyball at Elida at 4:30 p.m. (JH, JV, V) Saturday — Dora football teams play Reserve at Portales High School. Junior high game is at 11 […]

Oct. 5, 2008 PJHS News

Sports schedule Ram football has two games this week. The seventh-grade team hosts Texico Tuesday afternoon. Thursday, the eighth-grade team heads to Clovis to play Yucca. Both the seventh- and eighth-grade “A” volleyball teams head to Santa Rosa Tuesday. The following week, they wrap up their season with tournaments in Clovis.

My report on what I’ve learned

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Every magazine I read has one section I go to before I read anything else. In Sports Illustrated, it’s “This Week’s Sign the Apocalypse is Upon Us.” In Maxim, it’s the caption contest. In Esquire, it’s “What I’ve Learned.” In Esquire’s feature, well-known people tell you what they’ve […]

Sept. 19, 2008 Sports Briefs

Saturday Nine Pin No Tap Night — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Get an automatic strike every time you score nine pins or more. Cost is $2 per game. Sunday Football Frenzy — 11 a.m., The End Zone Ladd and Lassie — 1 p.m., shotgun start. Entry fee is $7 per person. Nine hole scramble.

Sept. 12, 2008 Sports Briefs

Saturday Club Championship — 7 a.m., tee time. Through Sept. 14. Whispering Winds Golf Course. Entry fee is $25 per person and includes closest to the pin contest and lunch on second day. Entry fee does not include green and cart fees. Alien Night — 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Spin the wheel […]

Sept. 5, 2008 Sports Briefs

Friday Football Friday Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. The End Zone. Saturday 3-6-9 Tournament — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes. UFC Liddell vs. Evans — 6 p.m. The End Zone. Sunday Football Frenzy Kickoff Party — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The End Zone. Monday Nine Hole Scramble — 5 p.m. Whispering Winds. […]

Aug. 29, 2008 Sports Briefs

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