Newcomers join Zia and Hound rodeo teams

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor With the start of their season just two weeks away, Eastern New Mexico University’s rodeo teams are hard at work. This year that work is happening under the watchful eye of first-year coach Albert Flinn. He says he likes what he sees for the most part. “(The mens) team […]

Ram Band camp under way

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer While fall sports teams still have more than a week before their two-a-days begin, the Portales Ram Band has been hard at work all week in the 2008 Ram band camp. “It’s really cool to see our friends again,” sophomore trombone player Will Lampkins said. “But it does get […]

Cannon Community April 25

Relay for Life Teams are organizing for this year’s Clovis/Curry County Relay for Life, which begins at 6 p.m. May 2 at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, more than 4,800 relays are held nationwide to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and to raise money. Individuals interested in […]

PJHS News April 20

Track teams sweep Tatum Tuesday both Portales Junior High track teams carried away the first place trophies. Girls’ coach Ann Marie Bucksath reports these results: 300 hurdles —

ENMU teams scouting hard

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico With national signing day today, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan knows the Greyhounds need a lot of help. Only two players, 6-foot-8 post Tommy York and sophomore guard Matt Churchman, are scheduled to return from this season’s injury and suspension-depleted squad which struggled to a […]

ENMU track teams capture six events

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University athletes claimed six victories in Thursday’s McMurry Relays track meet. Junior Kathick Srimanohan went 22 feet, 2 inches to win long jump, while junior Josh Browning took third at 21-7 1/2. Srimanohan also finished second in triple jump (41-10) behind ENMU senior Kyle Harris (47-10 […]

First person: Hank Baskett

Clovis native Hank Baskett recently finished his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles: On being back in Clovis: There’s no place like home. It’s always great to see friends and family. You can never get enough of friends and family. On being named special teams player of the year by the Eagles: It did help. […]

Jan. 13, 2008 School News

PJHS News Students issued report cards Students received their report cards Friday. Principal Steve Harris encourages students and parents to evaluate students’ progress so far this year. Congratulations to the students whose grades are just where they ought to be. For any students who want help working on those grades, tutoring is available before or […]

ENMU teams host Commerce

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Look past Texas A&M-Commerce’s 0-5 record and you see a team which is not that far from being pretty good. The Lions have been competitive in all of their games to this point and are looking to break into the win column in today’s 4 p.m. Lone Star Conference […]

Hounds end season at OPSU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico It’s been seven long weeks since the Eastern New Mexico University football team has tasted victory. Of course, their run through the Lone Star Conference South Division schedule, normally a big challenge, has been even more difficult than usual this season. Four of their six South brethren are ranked […]

No. 21 MSU crushes Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — There wasn’t much to say after Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division mismatch at Greyhound Stadium. Midwestern State, needing to win out to have a shot at an NCAA Division II playoff berth, took care of business quickly and efficiently. Meantime, Eastern New Mexico University continued […]

Lelei leads Hounds in Div. II Regional cross country meet

Freedom New Mexico JOPLIN, Mo. —Senior Nimrod Lelei ran a time of 32 minutes, 20.1 seconds over 10 kilometers Saturday to finish 22nd in NCAA Division II South Central Regional men’s cross country competition. ENMU, which sent only a men’s team, was 15th of 16 teams with 331 points. Host Missouri Southern took men’s and […]

Elida sweeps Melrose, clinches state berth

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — The Elida volleyball team was dormant for nearly two weeks before hosting Melrose Thursday night in the District 3-1A semifinals, but the Lady Tigers showed no signs of rust in sweeping the Lady Buffs 25-14, 27-25, 25-22 to clinch a spot in the 1A state tournament. “We […]

Rams one game from district schedule

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer As the cold air begins to arrive in eastern New Mexico, so does the Portales Rams’ final pre-district opponent. The Rams host the Roswell High Coyotes Friday night at Greyhound Stadium (7 p.m.) to finish out their pre-district lineup. Many New Mexico high school football coaches schedule a weak […]

Greyhound and Zia basketball begins practice this week

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan and women’s coach Linden Weese don’t put a lot of stock in the Lone Star Conference South Division preseason poll. “A lot of it’s based on reputation,” Scanlan, whose team was picked for sixth out of seven teams. Weese, meantime, […]

September 26, 1989

• Both the Eastern New Mexico Women’s and men’s rodeo teams took third place honors during the annual intercollegiate rodeo held at the Lewis Cooper Arena. • Miss New Mexico Angela De Los Santos returned home to Portales from Atlantic City were she had spent the past two weeks participating in the Miss America pageant. […]

Sept. 16 School News

PJHS News PowerSchool access available Parents may check their children’s grades from any computer connected to the Internet by typing www.portalesschools.com and clicking on PowerSchool for parents. They will need a new user name and password since the system was recently updated. Parents may get those by coming to the junior high or technology department […]

Sept. 9 School News

Floyd news Athletics Football Saturday — Junior high and varsity host Gateway Christian, 11am and 1pm. Volleyball Tuesday — Junior high, JV and varsity at Gateway Christian, 4 p.m. Thursday — JV and varsity host Texico, 4 p.m. Friday — JV and varsity host Tucumcari, 4 p.m. Upcoming events Booster Club will meet at 5:30 […]

All-Stars head to state tourney

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Little League coach Sammy Villanueva is taking his fourth consecutive Roosevelt County All-Star team to the New Mexico state tournament. This year, he’s taking the 10-and-11 year-olds to Taos. As the District 3 champions, the Roosevelt County boys will play Albuquerque Mile High in the first round Saturday morning […]

Walk of life

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The sun set on the thousands at Clovis’ Ned Houk Park, but the laps, laughs and memories continued throughout the night at the Clovis Relay for Life. The park hosted the annual fund-raiser, as approximately 2,000 people on 87 teams walked and found extra ways to raise money for the […]