Rams seeking one-at-a-time approach

By Dave Wagner Mark Gallegos doesn’t want his team to get ahead of itself. On paper the Rams (15-8, 4-1 District 4-3A) figure to beat last-place New Mexico Military tonight at the PHS gym and ensure no worse than a tie for the regular-season title and force a playoff against Lovington on Monday in Roswell […]

Festival makes theater come full circle

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By Kevin Wilson A half-century ago, the theater Department of Eastern New Mexico University decided to create a drama festival as a way to educate high school students and at the same time encourage them to attend ENMU. In its 50th year on the ENMU campus, the festival has had another effect —as a feeder […]

Fort Sumner beats Floyd, gains finals

PNT Staff FORT SUMNER — Fort Sumner put only one player in double figures Thursday night, but the Foxes dominated the first half and posted a 54-35 victory over Floyd in the District 3-1A boys semifinal. Junior guard Richard Canales led Fort Sumner (19-9) with 10 points, but five others scored at least six. Junior […]

Feb. 25 Obituaries

Juanita Rowland, 80 Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Portales Cemetery. Juanita Rowland, 80, of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on July 14, 1924, in Clarendon, Texas, to Ella and James R. Shearer. She grew up in west Texas near Sudan where she attended school. In 1942 she moved […]

Angels in disguise show up when needed

By Helena Rodriguez People will come and go in our lives and I believe the same is true for angels. This is the story of one “guardian angel” — someone who briefly appeared in my life to help me through a difficult time. She was the nurse who took care of me the night I […]

Sluggish Zias pull out win over Pioneers

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By Dave Wagner Tia Doss knew she’d deflected the ball near midcourt. She just couldn’t find it for a second. The Eastern New Mexico University junior spotted it in time to grab it, drive for a tie-breaking layup and convert a 3-point play with 1:04 left to give the sluggish Zias a 57-54 Lone Star […]

Forgiveness disarms the enemy

By Joan Clayton During a misunderstanding with a fellow worker, I spoke in haste, my voice rising. Immediately my conscience convicted me and I felt remorse as I walked away. In shame and embarrassment, I hurried back to her. “Please forgive me,” I pleaded through my tears. “I forgive you.” Thankful for her forgiveness, I […]

Rams look to rebuild pitching

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By Dave Wagner En route to reaching the state Class 3A baseball championship game last season, the Portales High Rams had a luxury a lot of teams would like, especially at their level — two quality pitchers. On top of that, one (T.C. Nusser) was right-handed while the other (Seth Clabaugh) threw lefty. Despite finishing […]

Melrose eliminates Lady Tigers

By Dave Wagner ELIDA — Melrose’s Schuyler Cochran came up big in the final minute on Wednesday night. Cochran found 6-foot-1 senior Audrey Hemminger for a tie-breaking layup with 42 seconds left, then added two insurance free throws 15 seconds later as the Lady Buffaloes upended Elida 54-50 in a District 3-1A tournament girls semifinal […]

ENMU squads wrap up seasons

By Dave Wagner They won’t make the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament, but Eastern New Mexico University’s women have a chance to put a nice finish on an up-and-down year when they close out Lone Star Conference South Division and regular-season play this weekend. The Zias (11-14, 5-7 South), coming off road wins against Texas […]