Hounds and Zias balancing on bubble

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams don’t have much margin for error. The Greyhounds and Zias each have three of their final four Lone Star Conference South Division games at home, beginning with tonight’s twin bill against Abilene Christian. The ENMU women (12-10, 3-7 South) are trying to come all […]

Zia tennis full of fresh faces

Freedom Newspapers There will be a lot of new faces around veteran Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis coach Christine Blaeser this spring. Only sophomore Tracy Hughes saw regular action last season for the Zias. The seven-player roster also includes senior Tracy Williams, who missed most of the 2006 campaign with a back injury, and […]

ENMU volleyball has new leader

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Kim Falkenhagen is from the upper Midwest, but she’s no stranger to this part of the world. The 33-year-old Falkenhagen was named Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach on Tuesday. She replaces longtime coach and current athletic director Mike Maguire, who stepped down from coaching after six years in a […]

Clutter cutter

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Need more organization in your life but don’t know where to start? Why not your home? Help is now available in the area in the form of a professional organizing company called All Things Organized The fledgling business specializes in helping clients to organize their homes. A member of […]

Schools search for clinic solution

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales Municipal Schools is facing the challenge of re-establishing a desperately needed school-based health clinic, according to the school administrator. Portales schools have been without a clinic since late last month when La Casa Family Health Center discontinued its contract service with the New Mexico Department of Health. Now […]

Assignments issued to Cannon airmen

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Approximately 260 Cannon Air Force Base airmen received new assignments last week as the base transitions to a new mission. Most of the airmen being reassigned maintain and support Cannon’s F-16 and will follow the jets as they are redistributed throughout the Air Force in the next year as Cannon […]

Americans must support Saudi in newest endeavor

Editorial In recent weeks Saudi Arabia has taken on an uncharacteristically aggressive role in trying to stabilize the Middle East. While the interests of the United States and the Kingdom, as friends and foes call the regime in Riyadh, may not always coincide, the United States would do well to watch these moves with interest […]

Board approves new books, materials

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A months-long process of evaluating new text books and materials for math and fine arts in Portales Municipal Schools came to an end Monday as the school board approved the selections. The process involved a wide range of faculty and staff as well as parents in making the evaluation […]

Death penalty can be sought

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A district court judge ruled Monday the state could pursue the death penalty — at least for now — in the case of a man accused of kidnapping and killing an elderly Portales couple almost two years ago. Prior to Monday’s probable cause hearing, attorneys worked out an agreement […]

Seminar hosts lectures in English, Spanish

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The New Mexico Ag Expo is going bilingual. A three-hour dairy seminar presented in Spanish will focus on presenting information to dairy managers and workers as part of the first day of the 15th annual Expo Feb. 27-28 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The seminar features three presentations that […]

Hound baseball streak ends

Freedom Newspapers Thanks primarily to Mike Deal, Colorado School of Mines ended Eastern New Mexico University’s school-record start on Sunday. Deal, the Oredigggers’ junior first baseman, slammed a pair of three-run homers and Mines held on to win a 16-12 slugfest at Greyhound Field, salvaging the finale of the teams’ four-game series. Senior designated hitter […]

New Mexico Highlands takes two from Zias

Freedom Newspapers Coming off two eight-inning losses on Saturday, it would’ve been hard to blame New Mexico Highlands’ softball team for feeling snake-bit when Michelle Anderson’s two-run homer in the seventh forced an extra frame again on Sunday. The Cowgirls recovered, though, scoring three times in the eighth for a 10-7 win over Eastern New […]

Feb. 13, 1969

The 12th annual Homecoming for the alumini of Causey High School will be Saturday starting at 5 p.m. The Senior Class will sponsor a chicken supper from 5 to 6 p.m. plates will cost $1,25 for adults and $.75 for children under 12. The supper will be in the school cafeteria. Immediately following the supper […]

Lady Rams crush Lovington

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer With the District 4-3A No. 1 seed tucked tightly in their pocket, the Portales Lady Rams are cruising through the second half of their district schedule, undefeated in district play with one game left. Three Lady Rams scored in double figures as the Portales girls dominated Lovington Saturday evening […]

Hounds sweep twin-bill

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team is off to another flying start. After opening with 16 wins in their first 20 games a year ago, the Greyhounds improved to 7-0 so far this spring on Saturday with a 9-2, 5-4 doubleheader sweep of Colorado School of Mines at Greyhound Field. The teams will […]

Greyhounds squander lead, lose at home

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s men took another hit in their bid for a Lone Star Conference postseason tournament berth Saturday night. Texas A&M-Kingsville, which beat the Greyhounds in the closing seconds last week on its home court, rallied from a 15-point deficit to notch a 78-76 South Division win Saturday night at Greyhound […]

Clovis clobbers Portales

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By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — By the end of the first half, the Clovis Wildcats had hit so many 3-pointers the cheerleaders ran out of t-shirts to throw to the crowd. Clovis set a school record with 16 treys on Saturday night in dominating Portales 82-48 at Rock Staubus Gym. The Rams (14-9, […]

Zia win helps team inch toward tournament

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Slowly but surely, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is creeping toward Lone Star Conference postseason tournament consideration. Despite leading all the way Saturday night, the Zias struggled mightily before holding off Texas A&M-Kingsville 58-48 at Greyhound Arena for their third consecutive South Division victory. Senior guard Heather […]

Zias sweep New Mexico Highlands

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico Zia softball team finished with a flurry of offense to complete a doubleheader sweep of New Mexico Highlands on Saturday at Zia Softball Field. With the score tied in the bottom of the eighth inning, senior Kelsey Kubik hit a bases-loaded single to left field […]

Enthusiasts see ban as inevitable

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Crowing roosters can be heard through the open back door as Badger Burden leans forward in his easy chair to talk about cockfighting. It’s a sport he says has been a way of life for him and his family for most of his 80-plus years. A cigarette dangling from […]