Elida Tigers roll to state

1172990314-3-4-elida-boysweb.jpg

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Elida boys basketball coach Darrell Chenault says his kids began Saturday’s game nervous. After taking a fast 25-1 lead midway through the first period, the Tigers may be well advised to pack their nerves as they travel to the state tournament quarterfinals for the first time in more than […]

Coyotes moving on to state

PNT Staff Report ALBUQUERQUE — The Dora Coyote defense successfully contained the second-leading scorer in the state Saturday as they snared a 63-44 win over Temple Baptist Academy in the first round of the 1A state basketball tournament. Temple senior forward Mike Russo, who is used to running roughshod over opposing defenses, found himself with […]

Bulldogs sweep Greyhound baseball

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team is probably glad to see Southwestern Oklahoma leave town. The Bulldogs (4-9) came to Portales winless, but left with a stunning four-game Lone Star Conference crossover sweep of the Greyhounds after taking 7-2 and 8-6 verdicts on Saturday at Greyhound Field. Southwestern’s Gabe Winn (1-1) pitched a […]

Zias drop LSC doubleheader

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Things started out pretty well for Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, but they went downhill pretty quickly. The Zias scored three times in the top of the first in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader with Angelo State, but the Rambelles took control […]

Lady Tigers advance

PNT Staff Report ALBUQUERQUE — The toughest part of the Elida Lady Tigers (22-4) first-round match in the 1A state basketball tournament was apparently the bus ride back without a heater. The District 2 champion Tohajilee Lady Warriors (16-4) found themselves outmatched by District 4 runnerup Elida Friday in Albuquerque. Elida rode a 25-5 scoring […]

Robertson rams Portales

1172989705-3-4-ram2web.jpg

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer In a gym that has seen some fantastic finishes this season, there was no miracle ending for the Portales Rams Saturday night. The Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals shocked a packed Portales High School gymnasium with a 36-33 upset of the Rams in the first round of the Class 3A […]

Government need not intervene after Dow crash

Freedom Newspapers Well, Tuesday was certainly a dramatic day on the stock market, wasn’t it? When the Dow industrials fall 416 points in a single day — even though 3.3 percent is not all that precipitous a decline — people tend to notice and ask questions. Does it signal the end of the Bush tax-cut […]

Milk Lover’s Ball resounding success

By Michelle Heavyside: Guest Columnist The second annual Milk Lover’s Ball hosted by the United Dairy Women (UDW) on Feb. 17 was a huge success! More than 400 people attended and raised more than $10,000 to help assure the residents of three area children’s homes receive the recommended three servings of dairy products a day […]

Movie reminds us to believe in March Madness

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor With two teams in the state basketball tournament and a basketball movie that was filmed here premiering this week, we’ve got a bad case of March Madness in Portales. I like sports movies, even if some think they’re all made with the same recipe. “Hoosiers” is my all-time favorite […]

March 4, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls made to Portales police dispatchers during the past week: Monday • At 7:37 a.m., a caller reported that their vehicle was missing in the 300 block of South avenue G. Tuesday • At 4:59 p.m., a caller requested an officer to report that her dog had been stolen […]