‘Behoove’ winning word at county spelling bee

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Christina Calloway “Behoove” was the word that ended it all, a word that when spelled correctly usually means virtually nothing for most people but for 10-year-old Abigail Cameron, it meant she was a champion. She had confidence all along that she would be champion and not because she’s been studying every day since Christmas break, […]

ENMU-Incarnate Word basketball capsules, Dec. 3

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (7-2, 0-1 Lone Star Conference) at Incarnate Word (4-3, 0-1) When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at San Antonio. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Greyhounds saw their seven-game winning streak end in an LSC-opening 77-69 loss at Texas A&M-Kingsville on Thursday. The Cardinals dropped their LSC opener at home […]

Javelinas end Hounds’ winning streak

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior guard Ashton Brown led four players in double figures with 19 points and Texas A&M-Kingsville obliterated Eastern New Mexico University on the boards Thursday night in rolling to a 77-69 victory over the Greyhounds in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. The Javelinas (6-3), bouncing back […]

Winning the war on Christmas

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist Here we go again… the war of Christmas. Let’s forget these two words, “politically correct.” Excuse me, but I’m getting tired of hearing “someone may be offended.” Hey, this is our country and we love the land of the free! I can’t understand why those who oppose Christmas want […]

Grant McGee: Don’t bet on winning big

I got busted the other day. The Lady of the House found out I’ve been spending money on lottery tickets. Actually it wasn’t so much that I got busted as I told her. “Oh well we didn’t win the $20 million last night,” I said. “I didn’t know we were buying lottery tickets,” she said […]

Texico residents top State 42 tournament

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The double championship weekend was a success. Results of the first High Plains 42 Championship. This first time eight-game championship was a success with 11 teams attending. The new High Plains 42 Champions are Lacye Comer of Amarillo and Dick Holland of Canyon, Texas winning seven games. Second place: Dewey Pierce of Texico and Bill […]

Winning season still possible for Hounds

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — It was soon apparent in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game against fourth-ranked Abilene Christian that the Eastern New Mexico University football team was in a bit over its head. The Wildcats, with designs on a possible national championship, elected to take a brisk west wind […]

Cowgirls end Zias’ winning streak at five

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior middle blocker Sarah Dirmeyer had 24 kills and freshman outside hitter Darian Mullen and sophomore outside hitter Ashley Nugent both compiled double-doubles as New Mexico Highlands edged Eastern New Mexico University 25-15, 13-25, 25-21, 21-25, 15-11 Saturday in the Cowgirls’ invitational tournament, ending the Zias’ longest winning […]

County fair contests not all about winning

Glenda Price It’s show time. The pig, lamb and goat sales were in the spring. Steers were chosen last fall. FFA and 4-H animals have been carefully fed and exercised. Summertime jackpot shows provided chances to practice showing and to gauge the animals’ progress, but winning at county and state fairs in late summer and […]

Monday morning briefing: Stay-cations and winning a Mustang

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Question of the day If you have to do a stay-cation this summer, what is the one thing you’d want to do during your time off? Please share your thoughts with the others in our comment section below. It’s easy and fun. Website of the […]

Portales’ Morgan Hill helps Navy to 16-15 mark

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Winning was a way of life for Morgan Hill and Portales High School. With the 6-foot-1 Hill on board, Portales went 81-28 in four seasons and claimed state titles in 2003, 2004 and 2006. Hill also was a member of two Portales volleyball champions. The challenges are greater at Navy, which just posted its first […]

Feb. 22, 2009 Dora News

Contest Winner Congratulations to Dora junior Renee Gantert for her winning entry in the recent Veterans of Foreign Wars essay contest. Renee’s essay took first place in the district and second place at the state level, for which she received a $300 savings bond at the VFW banquet Feb. 14. District basketball District play will […]

Zias seek turnaround

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Samantha Davis was part of a successful high school softball program at Piedra Vista, winning back-to-back Class 4A state championships her junior and senior years. She figured she’d had enough softball at that point, passing on a chance to play at Eastern New Mexico University last year and instead […]

Education feature: Youth take top honors at Special Olympics

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer While Portales fans cheer on the Ram football and basketball teams, another group of Portales youth are winning daily battles — in a much different arena with little recognition. They are members of

Miners snap Zias’ winning streak

Freedom New Mexico EL PASO, Texas — Texas-El Paso scored the first eight points and never looked back Monday night, overwhelming Eastern New Mexico University 87-44 in women’s basketball. The Division I Miners (4-3) proved too tough on the defensive end for the Zias (5-2), who had scored 91 or more points four times this […]

Awards given at fair

Special to the PNT Johnny Ogden, awards master of ceremonies, led the awards presentations at the Roosevelt County Fair to a packed crowd Aug. 22. Business and individual supporters were present to hand out their buckles and trophies to the top winning individuals. In the Home Arts Building, LaDoris Allison received first place, Konni Wallace, […]

Dora roper wins NHSFR short round

By Mickey Winfield, PNT staff writer Dora junior calf-roper Jessie Clark defeated over 160 other competitors in winning the short round late last month at the National High School Finals rodeo in Farmington. “It’s kind of a novel deal to see somebody make it that far,” Jessie’s dad Jerry said. “And to go and do […]

Bad writers provide source of entertainment

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Like many aspiring writers, I turn to the works of some of the most brilliant writers of our time for inspiration. I also turn to some of the worst writers of our time for inspiration — or at least for consolation, knowing that my writing couldn’t be any worse. Every […]

Rams steal doubleheader sweep

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT Staff Writer After he shot a rocket off the first basemen’s glove in the bottom of the seventh, Portales senior catcher Lynn Pinedo said two words came to mind. “Game over,” he said. Pinedo’s single drove in the game-winning run to give the Rams a 7-6 win and a doubleheader sweep […]

Kibbe retires with title at Des Moines

By Jesse Wolfersberger ALBUQUERQUE — It took until the final seconds of the championship game, but the magic finally ran out for the Logan Longhorns. Down by two with 1.9 seconds left in the game, Des Moines tried to inbound the ball, but Logan guard Josh Franco stole it just inside half court and threw […]