Portales swept by Lovington

By Kevin Wilson With the weather as a possible exception, Saturday was pretty much a day the Portales High baseball team would like to forget. With 90-degree heat, no rain and a minimal amount of wind, it was a perfect day for baseball at Ram Field — and visiting Lovington used the day to sweep [...]

Lady Rams clinch playoff spot

PNT Staff The Portales High softball team didn’t get the sweep it wanted against District 4-3A rival St. Michael’s, but still clinched a playoff spot thanks to Friday’s split and the district champion Lovington Lady Wildcats. Portales (8-9, 6-4 district) lost 8-0 in Friday’s opener thanks to a four-hit shutout from Loretta Romero of St. [...]

Portales overpowers Clovis in tennis

By Kevin Wilson It was the question on everybody’s mind following Thursday night’s tennis matches: Why doesn’t Patricia Gallegos wear a hairtie? “I like to wear my lucky visor,” the Clovis sophomore and No. 1 singles player said of her hair habit and her 3-year-old Adidas visor, “and I dont like to wear a pony [...]

Portales ends season in cellar

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University interim softball coach Ron Landschoot searched for words to put Saturday’s season-ending Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader against Texas A&M-Kingsville into perspective. “The ‘what-ifs’ weren’t in our favor today,” he said after the Zias suffered 8-7 and 3-2 setbacks to TAMK, giving the Javelinas (32-19, [...]

Coffee house offers java, fellowship

By Janet Bresenham PORTALES — Modern Christian ministry comes in many forms. For one Portales church, outreach to the community is brewing in the form of a cup of coffee or tea. Victory Life Church is celebrating a month-long grand opening of The Coffee House, which features a wide range of coffees, teas, iced drinks [...]

Students perform patriotic play

By Angela Peacock They stood at attention with one hand over their hearts while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. That was only the beginning of a patriotic tribute to America performed Friday morning by an estimated 140 James Elementary third-graders. The annual patriotic play takes months of preparation, third-grade teacher Sally Smith said The play [...]

Science makes stop in Portales

By Mike Linn The electrostatic energy at Lindsey Middle School was a “shocking” treat of hair-raising proportions, consuming a giggling, riled-up bunch of sixth graders on Thursday afternoon. Patsy Neely’s science class was one of many taking part in the exploration show courtesy of the Up ’N’ Atom Mobile’s traveling display of chemical, electrical and [...]

Portales cleans up city

By Janet Bresenham The streets, alleys, parks and public areas in Portales received a spring cleaning Saturday, as children and adults fanned out across the city to pick up trash. “This is our community, so we need to keep it clean,” said Portales City Council Member Dianne Parker, who co-chairs the annual clean-up event. “We [...]

Portales hopes for playoffs

By Kevin Wilson Robbie Crowley takes pride in having a hard-work softball program that never went through a learning period. The team prides itself on being been in the thick of things during the playoffs in each of its first two seasons, with a third-straight playoff berth almost guaranteed. So they’re not going to let [...]

Grant to send 18 teachers to study in Ghana

By Angela Peacock By Angela Peacock PNT Staff Writer Angela_Peacock@link.freedom.com The destination is Wusuta, Africa, for 18 public school teachers who will spend 28 days studying a culture in a place where running water and electricity are considered luxuries. Eastern New Mexico University’s Family and Consumer Sciences Department has received a grant from the United [...]