ENMU cowboy tough enough for ESPN event

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter An Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo student, might not have won the Fox Sports Network’s 2008 Toughest Cowboy contest, but he’s still pretty tough. Jared Green made it to the semifinal rounds of the contest in Nashville, before being eliminated by Shane Proctor, of Grand Coulee, Wash., who won […]

Shafer expected tough decisions

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer After 34 years in city politics, former Portales Mayor D.K. Shafer, jokingly says he’s now a “has been” in local government. The recently retired councilor has had his share of battles over the years. “When Portales was dry for a long time and then became wet in the 1980s, […]

Country needs dialogue on pros, cons of immigration

Anti-immigrant tough talk has failed, once again, as it did in the 2006 election. The toughest of the tough-on-immigration candidates — Colorado’s Tom Tancredo — didn’t get to New Hampshire before his campaign fizzled. John McCain and Hillary Clinton, two of the weakest tough-on-immigration candidates, stole the show in New Hampshire, where immigration never became […]

Hounds end losing skid

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Going up against the conference’s leading rebounder, Midwestern State’s 6-foot-9 center Eric Dawson, Eastern New Mexico knew it was in for a tough night in the post. “The only gameplan was, we didn’t want him to have a career night against us,” ENMU coach Shawn Scanlan said. “And he didn’t.” […]

Elida sweeps Tucumcari

PNT Staff ELIDA — After saying goodbye to a friend and teammate, Elida had a prayer answered Tuesday night aginst Tucumcari. Sophomore Trenton Chenault stole an inbounds pass at halfcourt with one second left and hit a desperation 3-points as the Elida Tigers claimed an emotional 54-51 win over the visiting Rattlers. Elida took the […]

Hounds survive tough match-up with Adams State

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Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds shook off the effects of an L-tryptophan hangover and injuries to the starting lineup to defeat the Adams State College 69-57 Saturday at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (3-1) got all it could handle early in the game from a greatly improved Adams State squad. It […]

No sense comments from the Black side

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist An Associated Press headline caught my attention: Crime rate falls, but prisons still full. Well, duh … where do you think the criminals are? Here are some more well, duh, comments: • “I train my horses with a 2-by-4, but they won’t let me touch their head.” • “We built […]

Tough to live without “Tough Crowd”

By Kevin Wilson Last week I said goodbye to something on television, something I had grown to know for more than a year-and-a-half as a basis for analysis, a challenge to my belief system and a way to be informed. I’m not talking about the presidential election, though. I’m talking about Tough Crowd. As I […]

Portales area team competes in own high school rodeo

PNT Staff Three members of the Portales area high school rodeo team earned top-two finishes in the team over the weekend in the team’s rodeo at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Tori Bilberry of Elida was second on Saturday in breakaway roping, while Kassandra Clark of Dora and Kodi Armitage of Elida finished 1-2 in Sunday’s […]

Elida teams looking to fill holes

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By Kevin Wilson Any team that wants to unseat Class 1A girls champion Des Moines has a tough task ahead of it. Elida coach Dan Howard knows that, but he’s also got enough respect for the District 3-1A opponents to know that the Lady Tigers will be hard-pressed just to reach their third state tournament […]