Portales Junior High School News: Jan. 15, 2006

By Billie Dixon Report cards issued Friday teachers gave report cards to all students in their sixth period classes. If students owed a library fine, the teacher either told the student or taped a little note to the report cards.   Basketball Schedule All four of the girls’ teams are in action in Clovis Tuesday […]

Pressure coming for Portales

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer As the pressure of district and playoff play rises for basketball teams across New Mexico, another type of pressure is rising for Portales — pressure on the ball. Portales (10-5) spent a lot of Monday’s practice working on press-breakers for Tuesday’s home game against Carlsbad, and the team feels […]

School news, menus

Menus Floyd Municipal Schools Breakfast Monday: Burrito, assorted cereal, choice of juices Tuesday: Breakfast pizza, assorted cereal, choice juices. Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, toast, choice of fruit juices. Thursday: Pancakes, sausage, assorted cereal, choice of fruit juices. Friday: Blueberry muffin, assorted cereal, choice of fruit juices. Lunch Monday: Beef burrito, salad, pinto beans. Tuesday: BBQ chicken, […]

Portales teams ready for annual Shootout

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer One team will be dealing with contrast, another working with confidence. Both of the Portales teams expect good pre-district challenges in this weekend’s Portales Shootout, which includes eight games between eight different teams. The action starts Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m., with each day featuring four games. The […]

Hounds want to close games better

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan believes that for maybe 35 minutes in most games, the Greyhounds are a pretty competitive team. It’s those last five minutes or so that seem to do them in. “We’re still trying to establish an identity,” said Scanlan, whose team takes […]

ENMU teams return from holiday break today

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By Dave Wagner With his team striving to get back to the .500 mark and Lone Star Conference South Division play on the horizon, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan isn’t about to take any opponent for granted — even a winless one. He knows despite an 0-10 record, Oklahoma Panhandle State […]

Lady Cats, Mayfield set to meet again

By Eric Butler: PNT correspondent RIO RANCHO — The Clovis and Mayfield girls basketball teams have only met twice the last two years — both times in The Pit for the Class 5A state championship. This season, the squads scheduled a regular-season meeting. But before that takes place, the Lady Wildcats and Lady Trojans will […]

School News (week of Nov. 27)

Floyd School News Upcoming Events l Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Community Building. l The Book Fair will be in the library from Monday through Dec. 6. l The Christmas music program will is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Athletics Thursday — 5 p.m., junior high boys and girls at […]

ENMU hoops teams open seasons

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Shawn Scanlan hopes to learn a few things about his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team in tonight’s season opener at Lubbock Christian. LCU coach and Melrose native John Copeland is probably in the same boat. The teams collide at the Chaparrals’ Rip Griffin Center in a 6 p.m. […]

PHS hoops teams get set for seasons

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer An offseason removed from state title game appearances, Portales coaches are taking a wait-and-see approach for their basketball teams. Other than that, the two teams are in different situations based on who is returning for each squad. The girls, who finished with a 16-12 record in 2004-05 and lost […]

Rams, Roswell in similar positions

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though they feel they have played well at points, the Portales Rams come into their homecoming game with a record that indicates they haven’t played well since mid-September. Tonight’s opponent certainly understands such struggles. Tonight’s matchup between the Rams and the Roswell Coyotes pits a pair of teams that […]

Odds stacked in Artesia’s favor

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With everything else surrounding tonight’s game against Artesia, it would seem that the only advantage the visiting Portales Rams have is the benefit of a bye week. The other odds seem to all be in the favor of the Class 4A Bulldogs. Artesia (5-1) is at home and has […]

Hounds up to No. 8 in region

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico coach Mark Ribaudo is unsure if the Greyhounds would have been ready to play undefeated West Texas A&M in the second or third week of the season. Instead, the teams meet this week for the Lone Star Conference South Division lead in the Buffaloes’ homecoming game at […]

Oct. 2 School News

Floyd School News Upcoming Events • Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m Monday in the Community Building. • There will be no school Oct. 10 for Columbus Day. • School board will meet Oct. 11. Football Saturday–Jr. High and Varsity vs. Logan Longhorns at Floyd, 11a.m. Volleyball Tuesday–Jr. High, JV, and Varsity vs. Texico […]

Cross country men finish ninth at OSU

STILLWATER, Okla. — Redshirt freshman Felix Boit of Kenya finished sixth overall and Eastern New Mexico University’s men were ninth out of 21 teams on Saturday in the Cowboy Jamboree cross country meet, hosted by Oklahoma State. Boit covered the 8K course in 26 minutes, 53 seconds for the Greyhounds, who finished with 251 team […]

Portales sweeps Goddard

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer In its last match against Goddard, Portales had trouble with the way it started. This time around, the Lady Rams opened strong and struggled at the finish, but the late struggles did nothing to spoil an otherwise easy 25-16, 25-16, 25-20 sweep Tuesday night at Portales High. The win […]

Track meet scheduled for today

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Brian Stacy has mixed feelings about the relatively small number of teams competing in Clovis High’s cross country invitational, scheduled for this morning at Ned Houk Park. “On one hand, I wish we had two or three more teams and could make it a bigger field,” Stacy said. “On the […]

9-11 Portales Junior High School News

Teacher learning day While students had last Tuesday off, teachers attended vertical meetings to work on adjusting curriculum to match the state standards and benchmarks. The afternoon was spent learning to identify student strengths and weaknesses so instructions can be adjusted to benefit students the most. Progress reports issued Thursday teachers give each student a […]

Sept. 4 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Football under way Saturday found both seventh- and eighth-grade teams battling Ruidoso on Ram Field. Tuesday, the seventh-grade team will play Gattis at Yucca Field. The eighth-grade team will play at Gattis. Volleyball nets up Thursday found all four Portales Junior High School volleyball teams hosting Yucca. On Thursday, the seventh- and […]

Area coach wins 2,500

Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent CLOVIS — When asked about his prolific amount of victories as a softball coach, Guy Leeder has a relatively simple explanation. It’s not a superb expertise in men’s slow-pitch softball, according to Leeder, but that he’s merely outlasted almost everyone else while compiling in excess of 2,500 wins. “It sounds like […]