Relay for Life teams gear up

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer An informational meeting was hosted by Relay for Life organizers on Tuesday for interested parties who wished to learn more about the upcoming relay that will be held Feb. 16-17 at the Greyhound Arena. Portales Schools Central Office team captain Connie Duran shared a few facts about her team […]

EPAC tips off in Texico

By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers As New Mexico rings in the new year, the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament consisting of 20 boys and girls teams kicks off today at Texico High School. EPAC is the oldest and biggest tournament in the state, and for most teams it will be the first action they have […]

Unlucky number 7 for Rams

By Mickey Winfield: CNJ staff writer The Portales Rams make their return to the New Mexico Class 3A state playoffs Friday night, though they’d prefer the New Mexico Activities Association gave them the week off. Despite one of the toughest Class 3A schedules in the state and a District 4-3A championship under their belt, the […]

ENMU’s Lelei finishes ninth overall

Freedom Newspapers WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Nimrod Lelei just missed qualifying for NCAA Division II national cross country competition on Saturday, placing ninth overall in the South Central Region meet hosted by Central Missouri. ENMU’s men finished 13th out of 17 teams overall, while the women came in 15th out of […]

ENMU harriers looking to qualify

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The odds may be long, but Eastern New Mexico University junior Mariana Chavira plans to give it her best shot in Saturday’s South Central Region cross country meet at Warrensburg, Mo. More than 25 schools are eligible to compete in the event, hosted by Central Missouri, but only three men’s […]

ENMU gridders preparing for UCO

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Sure, the Eastern New Mexico University football team was happy with its 24-15 win over East Central on Saturday at Ada, Okla. But as far as the Greyhounds are concerned, it’s all in a day’s work. “At practice (Monday) there was a good attitude, but you still have to focus […]

Redmen rally late to edge Hounds

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Northeastern State men’s soccer coach Bobby Peterson wasn’t an overly happy camper Friday, except for one thing — his team won. The Redmen fell behind late, but scored twice in the final seven minutes to eke out a 2-1 Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University at the […]

Sept. 3, 2006 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon: PNT Correspondent School band ready to perform Under Band Director Cindy Stone, junior high band students are preparing for their first performances. The entire band will march with the high school band at the home football game Sept. 29. The next morning the advanced band will march and play in the Eastern […]

Roosevelt Little Leaguers ready for playoffs

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Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt County Little League all-star baseball teams have been drafted and players and coaches are currently preparing for the upcoming district playoffs in July. Cynthia Martinez, secretary of the Little League Board, said the all-star teams will be facing teams from the American and Zia Leagues of Clovis as […]

Custom Classic has unwritten rules

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Ask before taking the last slice. Don’t date your friend’s sister unless you plan to marry her. If somebody offers to pay for dinner, offer to pay for the tip. These are a few of the rues people live by, but put in no rulebooks or codes. These are the […]

Clovis hosting state girls AAU tournament

Freedom Newspapers Thirty teams from across the state, including two from the Denver area, are scheduled to participate in the New Mexico AAU girls basketball state tournament today through Sunday at several sites in Clovis. Brackets include 10-and-under through 16-and-under, except for the 14U division. Tournament director Jane Minor said a team from Albuquerque backed […]

Area teams busy with summer schedules

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The season may be nearly six months off, but Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler believes the summer schedule his team will go through over the next six weeks is crucial. Isler’s four-week summer league began Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gym, and he hopes the Wildcats can […]

Kabrick, Kemp receive highest PHS athletic honors

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Megan Kabrick and Robert Kemp received the top athletic honor at Portales High School earlier this month. Limited to seniors, the “Greatest Ram” award is based on academics, amount of years played in sports, ability, leadership skills and attitude. Kabrick was a star on the basketball and volleyball teams […]

Tigers notch 1A tourney’s second seed

PNT staff After a 30-year absence from state baseball competition, the Elida Tigers could get used to this. Elida ended its long dry spell last season, reaching the Class 1A semifinals before losing to eventual runnerup Roswell Gateway Christian. Second-year coach Jimmy Dale Ward has led the Tigers (9-4) back to this year’s event, and […]

Dora gets past Floyd in playoff

PNT Staff Report FLOYD — The Dora Coyotes scored five runs in the top of the eighth Thursday to turn back Floyd 7-3 in a playoff for second place in District 6-1A. The teams tied at 1-3 behind district champion Elida during the regular season. The six second-place district teams advance to two regionals next […]

Woman offers to shave head for Relay For Life

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By William Thompson A Portales woman will shave her head Feb. 24 if she raises $500 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Greyhound Arena. Joan Brown, a math instructor at Eastern New Mexico University said she thought the possibility of shaving her head would raise big-time funds for cancer research. Brown has […]

Tennis teams get set for Saturday

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer A lot of things have changed for the Portales tennis teams, but several things have not as the Lady Rams hope to take the next step. Last year’s state runnerup boasts the state’s No. 2 singles player, but will still adjust to a new roster and a completely different […]

Portales teams get wakeup calls

PNT Staff Both Portales teams took road losses Tuesday in what their coaches hope are wake-up calls for the rest of the season. The Rams (10-11) fell to 1-2 in District 4-3A play after falling behind host Ruidoso early in a 55-36 decision, while the Goddard Lady Rockets scored a 45-37 upset over a Portales […]

Portales teams have momentum

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer It’s safe to say that both Portales teams built a little bit of momentum with Friday victories. It’s an even safer bet that neither squad is looking to lose any of the new-found momentum with homecoming only a few days away. Both teams have games later this week against […]

Ram teams hitting the road

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Whether it’s the boys or the girls, whether district play starts this week or next, both Portales teams have the same philosophy with their pre-district schedules. A loss against Class 5A Clovis is better than an easy win against just about anybody else. It’s the reason why the Portales […]