Rams force six turnovers, break into win column

RATON — Senior Ozzie Navarrete scored a pair of touchdowns and the Portales defense forced six turnovers — three fumbles, three interceptions — as the Rams earned their first win of the season on Friday by beating Raton 48-28. Navarrete put PHS (1-3) in front early with a 13-yard run in the first quarter, and […]

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

MaxPreps.com 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 […]

Air Force recognizes outstanding airmen

WASHINGTON — The 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year attended a recognition reception and dinner hosted by the 2012 Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 17. The Airmen were lauded for demonstrating "outstanding leadership, job performance, community involvement and personal achievement," Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James […]

Group comes together to boost airmen morale

Done by few… for the many. "Our motto is truly representative of what our private organization is all about," said Senior Airman Michelle Mayhugh, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron and Air Commando Enlisted Society president. "The few members that make up A.C.E.S. work very hard to make decisions that will directly benefit the many […]

In-house project to have huge impact

Everyone likes the idea of saving a little extra green. But when it's Air Force green that's being saved, it's something the entire force can benefit from. Tech. Sgt. Shaun Lyle and Harry Zalewski, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, created the 27 SOCES Specialized Maintenance Team in 2007 for the purpose of working on […]

US citizens abroad urged to vote

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — With the 2012 national election less than 60 days away, Air Force officials are encouraging service members and U.S. citizens stationed overseas to request their absentee ballots. National Election Day is Nov. 6, and since many service members and their families are stationed or deployed overseas, they are required […]