CCS pulls away in second half

The first half of Friday's Clovis Christian-Reserve football game was something you don't expect to see too often in 6-man — a good, old-fashioned defensive slugfest. That changed quickly when play resumed. Each team scored on its first play from scrimmage, and CCS added another TD on the third play after the next kickoff. The […]

Dora stays unbeaten with win at Amherst

AMHERST, Texas — The Dora Coyotes traveled across the state line on Thursday night and improved to 4-0 for the season with a 53-44 victory over the Amherst Bulldogs. The Coyotes (4-0) had been scheduled to play Animas at Hondo on Friday, but the Panthers dropped their program earlier this season. The game against the […]

Conference-leader Texas Woman’s sweeps Zias

DENTON, Texas — It was a short day for Eastern New Mexico University's volleyball team on Friday. Lone Star Conference co-leader Texas Woman's dominated from the get-go and the Pioneers cruised to a 25-11, 25-9, 25-8 drubbing of the Zias. TWU's Victorija Jablonska, one of the top players in the conference, had 14 kills with […]

Zias fall at ACU

ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian struck for a pair of goals late in the first half Friday and the Wildcats held off Eastern New Mexico University 2-1 in Lone Star Conference women's soccer. The win was the first in conference play for ACU (3-4, 1-2 LSC). The Wildcats broke a scoreless tie when Andrea Carpenter […]

Cats lead Cleveland 14-7 at half

Capitalizing on two big plays, the Clovis Wildcats led Rio Rancho Cleveland 14-7 at halftime tonight. Kamal Cass scored on a 12-yard run late in the second quarter to give its go-ahead score, which was set up by Cass' 62-yard kickoff return. Erik Thomas gave Clovis a 7-0 late in the first quarter on a […]

A fall for all

Forget the leaves changing color, in the Portales and Clovis area, you'll see screaming football fans cheering their teams to a win, longer shirts and pants to resist the cool breeze ,and farmers bringing in the harvest to signify fall is here. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Roosevelt County farmer Rick Ledbetter picks red and green […]

Tarleton State ‘big’ test for Hounds

You might think playing two top-20 teams to start the season and coming away with a split would be OK for a lot of people. Not third-year Tarleton State coach Cary Fowler, whose team edged then-No. 4 Midwestern State 20-17 in its opener before losing to then-No. 20 Abilene Christian 34-31 in last week's Lone […]

McGee: The fire and brimstone funeral

One of the family was off to a recent funeral for a friend. As they were going out the door I said, "Now if the preacherman at the funeral starts hootin' and hollerin' that you're horrible for not believing like he does it's OK to leave the place." The door closed and I felt the […]

In search of ponies: Deadly mission

Even as they make their way through the world, so narrow is their focus that it's unlikely they think of, or even notice much of what goes on around them. In fact, they're so preoccupied; it's no surprise when they walk calmly into traffic. Don't let their rangy, menacing appearance scare you — truth is […]

Prep polls football rankings Football Class 5A 1. Las Cruces (2-0) 2. La Cueva (3-0) 3. Manzano (3-0) 4. Rio Rancho (2-1) 5. Clovis (2-1) Class 3A 1. St. Michaels (3-0) 2. Silver (2-0) 3. Lovington (1-2) 4. Ruidoso (3-0) 5. Taos (3-0) 10. Portales (0-3) Class 2A 1. Santa Rosa (3-0) 2. Eunice (1-0) 3. […]

Lady Tigers flying high

ELIDA — When you've won consecutive state championships, expectations tend to be elevated when a third is in sight. But don't call it mad ambition when an Elida player, like senior setter Shealton Veo-Chenault, says something like the following: "We do talk about winning a third one, getting the triple crown, but actually our goal […]

Expert: Religion is community

Religion is fundamental to the survival of any culture because it brings people together and gives them a shared common interest, according to local religion and anthropology scientists. Local college professors said prayer being a ritual to reinforce religion, which is a collective practice, is the reason prayer in groups and at public venues is […]

Water customer count reflects growth

City officials attribute the growth of Cannon Air Force Base and Eastern New Mexico University to the slight growth in Portales water customers over the last five years. The amount of water customers increased more than 200, from 4,847 in August 2007 to 5,070 in August of this year. "We're estimating a 2 percent increase […]

My Turn – Everyone needs a break sometimes

Sometimes the best entertainment in the world is the entertainment that provides peace and relaxation rather than excitement, especially when you hit those times where you need a break from the noise and chaos that is life. Having reached such a point, my trip to the mountains last weekend was welcomed with open arms. Oddly […]

Appreciate God’s bountiful blessings

I think fall is my favorite time of the year. God paints fall with strokes of flaming gold, hues of copper, brilliant orange and scarlet red. Green leaves of summer are now becoming sparkling jewels escaping from God's treasure box of beauty. I love the outside aroma of my neighbor's fireplace, the flavor of autumn's […]

Police Blotter – Sept. 21

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 10:12 a.m.: Caller requested to speak to an officer in reference to a previous burglary, 500 block of South Avenue C. 10:16 a.m.: Caller requested an officer, 300 block of West Commercial. 10:40 a.m.: Caller reported a stray dog running around the apartments, 600 block of Golden […]

Events Calendar – Sept. 21

Today Roosevelt County Association of Educational Retirees meeting — 11:30 a.m., Roosevelt General Hospital cafeteria board room. Information: 356-3982. Hard Road Trio and Open Jam — 6:30 p.m., Fort Sumner Community House. Donations accepted. Information: 760-2192 or Hard Road Trio performing — 6:30 p.m., Fort Sumner Community House. Free and open to the public. […]

Their view: Teaching to the middle no longer acceptable

Colin Taylor, superintendent of San Jon schools, offers this view on students and learning: Many times schools, teachers, administrators, parents, community members and others focus on things that have nothing to do with student learning. You can have the most advanced technology, best school building, and cutting edge textbooks, but that doesn't mean student learning […]

New Mexicans can take pride in donor rate

Here's a list New Mexico can be proud to almost top: the one where its licensed drivers have outpaced all but five other states in registering to save/improve the lives of others. The state has been recognized as sixth in the nation for its efforts in 2010 to get driver's license applicants to register as […]

Changes needed to ensure justice

"Justice" is the attempt to take an individual who has been harmed by an act of aggression or property loss and correct the damage; to return the victim to as close to the "pre-victimized condition" as possible. What, then, is "injustice?" It is often simply the lack of justice. This could be injustice through omission […]