District 3-1A tourney starts, Elida waits in top seed

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff writer In District 3-1A volleyball this season, there has been one constant. Elida wins. In fact, Elida has finished their 2006 regular season, a perfect 20-0. The Lady Tigers first undefeated season that anyone in Elida can remember, and that earns them a pass to the district tournament championship at […]

Soccer Hounds make playoffs

Freedom Newspapers Despite a 4-2 loss at home to West Texas A&M on Wednesday, the three-year-old Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team clinched its first Southwest Soccer Conference tournament berth when last-place Missouri Southern managed a 0-0 tie against Northeastern State at Joplin, Mo. The Greyhounds (4-10-3, 1-5-2 SSC), who finished their league slate […]

Hounds, Zias prepare for 2006 hoops season

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Preseason conditioning is behind them, and the Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams are ready for the start of practice on Sunday at Greyhound Arena. First-year women’s coach Linden Weese said the public is welcome to his squad’s opening workout, scheduled for 1:30-3:30 p.m. Seventh-year men’s coach Shawn Scanlan will […]

Day Trip: Tatum Cow Pasture Golf Course

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer It’s possible to play golf among cow patties and coyotes at Tatum’s “cow pasture golf course. “ Located about an hour south of Roosevelt County, down Highway 206, it has unique fairways and greens. Two years ago, Tatum Schools Superintendent T.J. Parks got together with some of his board […]

Zias handed sobering road loss

Freedom Newspapers LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team fell to 1-2 in a season-opening tournament at Colorado Christian on Saturday, losing to Western State (Colo.) 30-22, 30-19, 26-30, 26-30, 17-15. The Zias, who defeated Chadron State in four games and lost to Upper Iowa in five on Friday, were slated to […]

Roosevelt teams lose openers

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt 9-10 year old All-Star Little League baseball team lost in its first game in the state tournament Saturday to the Artesia All-Stars in Carlsbad. Sammy Villanueva, the manager of Roosevelt’s team, said the final score was 11-5. “We just weren’t hitting the ball today as well as we were in […]

Roosevelt teams ready for state

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer The Little League All-star district tournaments are now over, leaving two teams from Roosevelt county and one team from Clovis ready for state competition in the 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 age brackets. The Roosevelt County All-stars won the 9-10 age bracket in a powerful return. Their first game was […]

Clovis American beats Roosevelt in 10-11 division

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Clovis American didn’t get much in the way of offense during the 10 and 11-year-old all-star district tournament Friday in Portales, but the squad got what little it did need from Lorenzo Calemenero. American wrapped up the two-team tournament with its second win in two days over Roosevelt County, […]

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 […]

Portales to focus on speed

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By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer The Portales High Lady Rams basketball team finished up their summer tournament Saturday and head coach Brenda Gomez said she is looking forward to next year. The Lady Rams went 6-3 in the tournament against teams from Hobbs, Roswell, Texico, Capitan, Goddard and Lovington. The tournament was held Friday […]

Portales hosts tourney for girls teams today

PNT Staff Portales is holding a summer girls basketball tournament that starts today at 8 a.m. and runs through Saturday. Girls basketball teams from Hobbs, Roswell, Goddard, Texico, Capitan, Lovington and Portales high schools will be competing in the two-day event. Each day there will be 26 games held in the Portales High School gymnasium […]

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 […]

PHS boys place ninth in Roswell golf meet

PNT staff ROSWELL — Freshman Donavin Sanchez, the first-round co-leader, followed up a first-round 69 with a round of 39-37 — 76 on Tuesday’s second day of the Roswell Spring Invitational golf tournament but still managed to hang on to third place in the event and help the Rams place ninth in a field of […]

Rams tied for ninth after first day of Roswell tourney

PNT staff ROSWELL — Freshman Donavin Sanchez moved into a tie for the individual lead with a round of 34-35 — 69, 2 under par, and helped the Portales High boys golf team to a share of ninth place with Clovis at 316 after Monday’s opening round of the Roswell Spring Invitational golf tournament at […]

Clovis’ Roy Walker Center hosts state Golden Gloves

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — As the host site for the New Mexico Golden Gloves competition in 18 of the last 19 years, Clovis has certainly been a boxer-friendly atmosphere for the state’s amateur pugilists. With a little extra publicity to set up this year’s event, organizer Chuck Haas was busy on the […]

Lady Rams take third in Dexter tournament

PNT Staff Report DEXTER — The Portales Lady Rams played well enough to win the Dexter Tournament, unfortunately, they ran into their nemesis — Jal. Portales went 2-1 and took third place, its only loss coming in the semifinals against Jal. The Lady Rams are 6-5 for the season, three of those losses were against, […]

AHORA looking for tourney help from recreation board

By Tony Parra Ron Jackson, Portales Recreation Board chairman, said he will talk with Association to Help Our Race Advance members from Eastern New Mexico University on the costs of using the Portales Softball Complex to raise money for scholarships. Freddy Bolanos of AHORA said last year AHORA members didn’t have to pay any fees […]

Everybody in the pool! It’s time for March Madness

Staff and wire reports Every year about this time, Eddie Gontram’s architecture firm becomes one of the most popular in the country. Hundreds of people he doesn’t know — and probably will never meet — check out his Web site, eagerly awaiting the latest news. And we’re not talking about blueprints for that new day […]

Speech meet an ENMU tradition

By Tony Parra Portales High School students in speech competitions may not receive as much fanfare as the students in the basketball state tournament but nonetheless they still had the spotlight shine on them this week during the 2006 New Mexico High School Speech Tournament in Portales. Anthony Schroeder, tournament director and Eastern New Mexico […]

Lady Rams trying to avoid rust

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By Jesse Wolfersberger Portales senior Ashleah Richards hits a 3-pointer over a defender in practice. A chorus of “oohs” echoes through the gym. It’s not that the 3-ball was anything special. It’s that the defender was a guy. About once a week Portales coach Brenda Gomez invites some males to practice to give her team […]