Zias split LSC tilts with Kingsville

Staff report PORTALES — With only one Lone Star Conference win — in its LSC opener, no less — coming into this weekend’s season-ending four-game series against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Zia Field, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team needed three wins to be able to escape the LSC cellar. Freshman Cailin Garmon got the […]

Portales wraps up district softball title

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Lovington catcher Tori Ochoa looks up for a possible play after Portales senior Kacie Terry escapes the tag at home in the fourth inning of the first game.

Staff report Lovington was more of a challenge on Friday night than it was when the teams met Tuesday. Just not nearly enough, as Portales never trailed and dominated a 15-5, 11-1 sweep Friday at Wheeler Park. The opening win wrapped up the District 4-3A championship for Portales (17-6, 6-0), which concludes the regular season […]

Portales tennis pulls sweep over Moriarty

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Portales’ Belle Youngerwolf returns a serve during her No. 4 singles match against Jahailah Graham of Moriarty. Youngerwolf took a 6-0, 6-0 win.

Staff report The Portales High tennis teams closed out their non-district season in a big way. Both teams rolled to easy victories over Moriarty Friday, with the girls taking a 9-0 decision at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center and the boys needing a few supertiebreakers to post an 8-1 win over at the Eastern New […]

Carter named Hounds basketball coach for 2014-15

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director Jeff Geiser said Friday associate men’s basketball coach Stott Carter was named interim head coach, filling the vacancy left when Andrew Helton resigned earlier this week. Carter has been with Helton at ENMU for the past five seasons, helping the Greyhounds post a 63-72 record and reach […]

Child hit by car

A Clovis child was taken to a Lubbock hospital Friday afternoon after being struck by a car turning a corner at 21st and Norris streets, Police Chief Steve Sanders said. Sanders said the child, not identified, was being pushed in a stroller when the accident occurred. The child was taken to the hospital to be […]

Greyhounds cruise past Cameron

Staff report If the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is going to reach the four-team Lone Star Conference tournament, the Greyhounds will need a strong finishing kick. Suffice it to say, they got off to a big-time start on Friday night at Greyhound Field. ENMU gave up three runs to Cameron in the top […]

Zias grab split with Texas A&M-Kingsville

Staff report With only one Lone Star Conference win — in its LSC opener, no less — coming into this weekend’s season-ending four-game series against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Zia Field, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team needed three wins to be able to escape the LSC cellar. Freshman Cailin Garmon got the Zias off […]

Lady Cats notch sweep of twin bill with Hobbs

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Clovis third baseman Mariah Chavez puts the tag on Hobbs’ Addison Lewis during a second-inning rundown in the opener of Friday’s District 4-5A softball doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Field. The Lady Wildcats rallied to win both games in walkoff fashion, beating the Lady Eagles 10-9 in the opener and 5-4 in eight innings in the nightcap.

Staff report Don’t look now, but Clovis High’s softball team is still in the District 4-5A race. The Lady Wildcats fell behind early in both games, but roared back to post a 10-9, 5-4 District 4-5A sweep of Hobbs at Lady Wildcat Field, the latter game in eight innings. Clovis (11-7, 3-3 district) got off […]

Cats take split with Cavemen

Staff report It’s been a couple of weeks since junior Matt Lanier has been on the mound for Clovis High’s baseball team. Lanier, who has been limited to DH duty lately because of a rib injury, worked the seventh inning of Friday’s District 4-5A opener against Carlsbad at Bell Park. While a little shaky. he […]

Internal editing needs more work

By Grant McGee CMI Columnist Your internal editor is in your brain. It’s that thing that filters your true thoughts into proper comments. For instance, I’ve learned that if I encounter a female acquaintance I haven’t seen in a while and she is sporting a big belly, I wait for her to say something in […]

Horses latest to be super sized

By Sharna Johnson CMI Columnist So you want to be a cowboy. More specifically, maybe you just want to hop in the saddle and lope off across the open range or pick your way up a craggy hill to look across the wide expanse at sunset from the back of a trusty steed … and […]

EPAC track meet results — April 24

Thursday at Fort Sumner Boys Team standings: 1. Texico 144; 2. Logan 96; 3. Fort Sumner 70; 4. Tatum 45; 5. Tucumcari 43; 6. Melrose 17; 7. Clovis Christian 7; 8. Dora 6; 9. (tie) House and San Jon 3; 11. (three-way tie) Elida, Floyd and Grady 0. High-point athlete: Adrian Gomez, Texico 28 1/2 […]

Zias add ex-Vixen Stinnett

Staff report PORTALES — Former Fort Sumner standout Sarah Stinnett has signed a national letter of intent to play women’s basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. The 5-foot-6 guard, who will be a junior has spent the past two seasons under former ENMU men’s coach Earl Diddle at Howard College in Big Spring, […]

Mold found in courthouse

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Ninth Judicial District Chief Judge Drew Tatum has canceled grand jury proceedings today and is considering canceling more court proceedings after environmental inspectors discovered eight different types of mold in the Roosevelt County Courthouse. A lab report was released last week, showing the most significant amount of mold being […]

State should follow pot producer’s lead

Kudos to Erik Briones for going where New Mexico’s Department of Health still refuses to go. The medical marijuana producer recently opened the doors of his Los Ranchos business, Minerva Canna, to highlight a recent $60,000 expansion, designed to make things more convenient for his clients and more conducive to his bottom line. Meanwhile, the […]

Violating individual rights inexcusable

By Kent McManigal Local columnist I’ve seen some amusing illustrations going around the Internet showing 1920s-era prohibition enforcers, or their freelance supporters, smashing barrels of stolen “contraband” alcohol. The photos compare and contrast the earlier alcohol prohibition with the current drug prohibition. The caption reads “Imagine how silly you’ll look in 10 years.” Silly, yes, […]

Democrat leaders make scary masks

Last year, some conservative (“tea party”) groups had a problem getting a tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. Perhaps they should change their names to “green” tea party. When the folks at the IRS see “green” they will immediately think these are some of Obama’s cronies, and grant them tax-free status. Obama’s latest stimulus […]

Special first at Cannon

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Maj. Michael J. Jensen, right, assumes command from Col. Kurt W. Buller at assumption of command ceremonies Thursday at Cannon AFB.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com A new squadron at Cannon Air Force Base made a memorable entrance Thursday morning near a base hangar. The 26th Special Tactics Squadron — the first special tactics squadron to call Cannon Air Force Base home — parachuted from an MC-130J Commando II into its own activation ceremony. The […]

Relay for Life schedule

Relay for Life Event takes place today at the Greyhound Area. Here is the schedule of events. Events are subject to change: • 5 p.m.: Survivor and caregiver registration and reception, room 7. • 5:30 p.m.: “Little Miss Relay” check-in at the dance studio, room 11-12. • 6 p.m.: Opening ceremony: Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, […]

Events calendar — April 25

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Relay for Life — 6 p.m., Greyhound Arena. Information: Mark Clark, 760-5692 or Julie Miller, 760-0526. A Grand Night for Singing — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s University Theatre Center, Mainstage. General admission is […]