Pigskin preview: Muleshoe ‘starting from scratch’

District 1-2A • 2012 record: 9-3 • Coach: David Wood (18th year, 148-54) • Returning starters (offense): 2 • Returning starters (defense): 1 • Last playoff appearance: 2012, the Mules lost to Eastland 48-34 in the area (second) round. • Things 2 look 4: The Mules, who won a Class 2A Division I state title […]

Pigskin preview: Buffaloes ready to return to 8-man elite

8-man District 2 • 2012 record: 1-8 • Coach: Dickie Roybal (17th year, 133-50) • Returning starters (offense): 8 • Returning starters (defense): 8 • Last playoff appearance: 2011, lost to Gateway Christian 40-32 in the 8-man state finals. • Things 2 look 4: Two players from Clovis Christian will be on the 15-man roster, […]

Pigskin preview: Buffaloes ready to return to 8-man elite

8-man District 2 • 2012 record: 1-8 • Coach: Dickie Roybal (17th year, 133-50) • Returning starters (offense): 8 • Returning starters (defense): 8 • Last playoff appearance: 2011, lost to Gateway Christian 40-32 in the 8-man state finals. • Things 2 look 4: Two players from Clovis Christian will be on the 15-man roster, […]

Pigskin preview: Broncos forced to drop to six-man

6-man Independent • 2012 record: 2-7 • Coach: Steve Foust (2nd year, 2-7) • Returning starters (offense): 3 • Returning starters (defense): 3 • Things 2 look 4: The Broncos played 8-man football last year and struggled with numbers despite co-opting with Elida. This year, there are seven players for a scrambled-together six-game schedule, and […]

Pigskin preview: Foxes return trio of playmakers

District 1-2A • 2012 record: 4-6 • Coach: Matt Moyer (6th year, 43-15) • Returning starters (offense): 5 • Returning starters (defense): 5 • Last playoff appearance: 2012, lost to Capitan 20-6 in the Class 1A quarterfinals. • Things 2 look 4: The Foxes are going for their 21st consecutive playoff berth. They won five […]

Pigskin preview: Coyotes will rely on running game

Six-man District 1 • 2012 record: 4-4 • Coach: Bobby Gomez, (2nd year, 4-4) • Last playoff appearance: 2012, lost to Hondo 105-90 in state quarterfinals. • Returning starters (offense): 4 • Returning starters (defense): 4 • Top returning players: Dylan Bryant, Jr. FB/RB; Ryan Bone, So., QB/WR; Gage Conway, Jr., DL • Top newcomers: […]

Pigskin preview: Longhorns expect to be competitive in district

8-man District 1 • 2012 record: 8-4 • Coach: Kene Terry (third year, 10-13). • Last playoff appearance: 2012, lost to Tatum in semifinals 28-24. • Returning starters (offense): 4 • Returning starters (defense): 4 • Top returning players: Wesley Gudgell, Jr. , WR/CB/LB; Tyler Mehl, Sr., DB/RB; Wyatt Strand, Jr., QB/WR/S; Christopher Roberts, Sr., […]

Pigskin preview: Dora eyes another run despite youth

6-man District 2 • 2012 record: 8-1 • Coach: Mason McBee (3rd year, 14-4) • Returning starters (offense): 2 • Returning starters (defense): 2 • Last playoff appearance: 2012, lost to Hondo 44-24 in the state 6-man semifinals. • Things 2 look 4: The Coyotes open the season at home on Friday against Hondo in […]

Pigskin preview: Farwell coach expects another district dogfight

District 3-1A Division II • 2012 record: 6-4 • Coach: Taylor Read (2nd year, 6-4) • Returning starters (offense): 6 • Returning starters (defense): 6 • Last playoff appearance: 2011, the Steers lost to Wellington 22-14 in the area (second) round. • Things 2 look 4: Farwell lost out to Bovina for the third and final […]

Pigskin preview: Bovina has lots of holes to fill

District 3-1A Division II • 2012 record: 5-7 • Coach: Hector Guevara (8th year, 43-38) • Returning starters (offense): 4 • Returning starters (defense): 4 • Last playoff appearance: 2012, the Mustangs lost to Wellington 56-20 in the area (second) round. • Things 2 look 4: The Mustangs have made the playoffs every year except […]

Pigskin preview: Expectations rise in Lynn’s second season at ENMU

By Dave Wagner Clovis Media Inc dwagner@cnjonline.com Josh Lynn expects his second year as Eastern New Mexico University’s football coach to run more smoothly than the first. The Greyhounds struggled to a 3-7 mark in 2012 (2-6 Lone Star Conference), partly because of losing players to an NCAA eligibility investigation that hit the day before […]

Pigskin preview: Melrose’s Barnard makes jump from 8-man to D-I

By Rick White Clovis Media Inc. rwhite@cnjonline.com Growing up in Melrose, Clint Barnard aspired to play to Division I college football. His dream just took a little longer than planned. Barnard, who helped the Buffaloes finish as unbeaten 8-man state champions in his junior and senior seasons in 2008 and 2009, has positioned himself to […]

Fishing report — Aug. 29

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Cabresto Lake — We had no […]

Elida wins opener; Dora falls

CMI staff FORT SUMNER — The defending Class B state champion Elida Lady Tigers opened the 2013 volleyball season on Tuesday night, holding off Fort Sumner 25-13, 22-25, 15-25, 25-19, 15-13. Kaylen Jasso had 14 kills and a block for the Lady Tigers, while Marily Varela compiled nine kills and three aces. Kenzee Criswell had […]

Lady Rams beat Hobbs; Rams edge Clovis JV

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CMI staff The Portales High volleyball team oplened its season on Tuesday night by spanking Hobbs 25-14, 25-14, 25-15 at the Ram Athletic Center. PHS pulled away in each game to win comfortably against the Class 5A Lady Eagles (0-2). “It was back and forth for the first few points (in each set),” Lady Rams […]

Q&A: Blades and his band

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Jack Blades, center, of Night Ranger said the group has been touring a lot this summer, including shows with Journey, Loverboy and Cheap Trick.

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com From the moment Jack Blades first saw the Beatles, he knew he wanted to be a part of rock ‘n’ roll. As a singer, bassist, songwriter and producer with more than 30 years in the business, Blades has worked with the likes of Ted Nugent, Cher, Ringo Starr, […]

Clerk: Not in Roosevelt County

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Roosevelt County will remain one place where same-sex marriage licenses will not be issued despite a growing trend among the state’s 33 country clerks to do so. Roosevelt County Clerk Donna Carpenter said Tuesday same-sex marriage will be a no-go because the law has not changed in her […]

Police Blotter — Aug. 28

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Monday Caller reported: • 9:51 a.m.: Wanted cat trap picked up, 800 block of North Avenue J. • 10:01 a.m.: Harassment, 1700 block of North Boston. • 10:05 a.m.: Auto burglary, 1200 block of North Abilene. • 10:31 a.m.: Damage to a building, 1000 block of West Second. […]

Events Calendar — Aug. 28

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Circuit training — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Thursday Belly dance — 5 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., North Chicago Street, across from Big Valley Automotive. Information: […]

My Turn: Ernest back in school

Going back to school for the first time in two years was pretty awkward last week. If you’ve ever seen the movies “Billy Madison” or “Never Been Kissed,” then you’ll understand that in less exaggerated forms, school has changed since I was there. But that’s every year and even every semester. I’m only taking one […]