Lady Rams suffer growing pains

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer History was made Saturday afternoon at the brand new Portales soccer complex as for the first time in several years, Portales fielded a girls soccer team. The inaugural game wasn’t exactly what the Lady Rams and first-year head coach Traci Sievers wanted though, as the Hobbs junior varsity scored […]

Hounds scorch Bacone College in opener

Freedom Newspapers MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University broke its team single-game rushing yards record on Saturday and the Greyhounds cruised to a 63-20 win over Bacone College in the season opener for both teams. Senior quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns while his backup, J.T. Thompson, added 171 yards […]

Zia volleyball wins two at West Texas tourney

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team bounced back from a pair of losses on Friday, beating New Mexico Highlands 26-30, 30-18, 30-27, 30-16 and Oklahoma Panhandle State 28-30, 30-25, 30-15, 30-26 to wrap up their schedule in the season-opening West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. The Zias struggled early […]

Greyhound soccer crushes Colorado Christian

Freedom Newspapers LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Sophomore midfielder Ryan McClanahan scored two goals and junior forward Jared Morris added a goal and an assist Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team opened its season with a 6-1 win over Colorado Christian. McClanahan scored the game’s opening two goals, the first on a penalty […]

Zia soccer loses to Montana State-Billings

Freedom Newspapers DURANGO, Colo. — Montana State-Billings scored a goal just before halftime to break open a close match and the Yellowjackets went on to a 5-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in women’s college soccer. Leading 1-0, freshman forward Samantha Sandau punched in a goal on an assist from Kari Foreman […]

County fair winds down

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter In front of a packed house, the hard work paid off for several 4-H and FFA members as they received awards during the Junior Livestock Awards ceremony on Friday night. During the awards ceremony, Elida FFA member Ryan Best picked up six buckles, four of which were for showmanship. […]

Junior Livestock sale nets area youth thousands

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor The Pinedo clan is a competitive bunch, first in the show ring, then at the Roosevelt County Junior Livestock sale. This year was no different as Portales High School FFA student Joey Pinedo took grand champion dairy heifer for the second year in a row, following a legacy left […]

County plays host to annual Cycle City Arenacross event

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Engines were humming and bikes were catching big air Saturday night, as the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds’ Special Events Arena played host to the annual Cycle City Arenacross. Nearly 300 riders from all around the region competed in 18 classes. According to Tod Hammock, manager of Cycle City Promotions, that […]

Fair offers unique sounds, smells, sights

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor A good number of us have just experienced that most magical time of year in Roosevelt County — fair time. The sights, the sounds, the smells. I could list a million of them if I had the time and the newsprint. Here’s a few to keep the memory alive […]

Lessons must be learned from tragedies

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Families whose loved ones are in professions where there is a concrete possibility of loosing their lives, expect that those in charge live up to their responsibilities and do their best to ensure the safety of their employees, be it military personnel – active duty, retired, veterans — police officers, firefighters, […]