State baseball, softball results — May 11-14

(Seeds in parentheses) BASEBALL Class 6A Thursday’s quarterfinals At Santa Ana Star Field, Albuquerque (2) Carlsbad 5, (7) Eldorado 3 (1) Rio Rancho 5, (9) Las Cruces High 1 (5) Rio Rancho Cleveland 7, (4) La Cueva 1 (6) Volcano Vista 3, (3) Rio Grande 1 At Isotopes Park, Albuquerque Friday’s semifinals Carlsbad 7, Volcano […]

State large-school track results — May 13-14

Friday, Saturday At UNM track facility, Albuquerque BOYS Class 6A Team standings: 1. Rio Rancho Cleveland 67; 2. Volcano Vista 61; 3. Eldorado 47 1/2; 4. Alamogordo 46; 5.Rio Rancho 33; 6. (tie) Clovis and Manzano 26; 8. Onate 25; 9. (tie) Albuquerque High and Hobbs 24; 11. (tie) Atrisco Heritage and Mayfield 18; 13. […]

Saturday area district track results — April 30

At Fort Sumner DISTRICT 6-2A Boys High-point individual: Damien Lowry, Logan 27 1/2. Team standings: 1. Fort Sumner 168 1/2; 2. Logan 129 1/2; 3. Melrose 64; 4. Dora 24. Area results Field events Shot put: 3. Caleb Terrell, Fort Sumner 37-7 3/4; 4. Calin Wood 37-7 1/2.; 5. Hunter Sparks, Fort Sumner 35-2 1/4; […]

Montoya convicted of second-degree murder

Staff photo: Matthew Asher

DeAngelo Montoya, 18, heads away from the Roosevelt County Courthouse escorted by sheriff’s office Transport Officer Drew White. Montoya was convicted of murder for the second time on Friday.

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor DeAngelo Montoya, 18, was convicted of murder for the second time Friday afternoon. The Portales teen was accused of shooting and killing Portales college student Angel Vale, 21, in July 2010 when he was 13 years old. After being convicted of first-degree murder in 2011 and that conviction being […]

EPAC brackets, Thursday summaries

BRACKETS (Seeds in parentheses) BOYS At Texico Wednesday Game 1: (8) Floyd 48, (9) Tatum 41 Game 2: (3) Grady 63, (6) Fort Sumner 54 Game 3: (4) Logan 59, (5) Dora 32 Game 4: (10) Clovis C 67, (7) San Jon 47 Thursday Quarterfinals Game 5: (1) Texico 63, Floyd 23 Game 6: (2) […]

Hounds falter in final frame

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ENMU's Sarah Stinnett goes for a fastbreak in the first half of the Hounds game against Texas Women's University Tuesday night. Stinnett finished with 14 points and four assists, but the Pioneers defeated the Greyhounds 59-54.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER The ENMU Greyhounds had everything going for them in the first three quarters of their conference opener against Texas Women’s University. Then the fourth quarter happened and the Hounds had no answer as the Pioneers put up 22-points en route to a 59-54 victory at Greyhound Arena. The game […]

Portales girls fall to Tascosa in overtime

STAFF REPORT LUBBOCK — Portales almost dug its way out of the worst first half it’s had the entire season, but a solid effort in the second half and overtime was not enough to escape a 62-59 setback against Tascosa in the first round of the Caprock Classic. Markaasia Richardson scored 14 to lead a […]

Boswell: Lack of integrity hurts other

I’ve been thinking a lot about integrity lately. I recently stumbled across a situation where it appeared someone was lacking integrity in what they were doing, but I not only did not have the means to prove it, but being an outside, third party, it was not place to say anything. I think most people […]

School menus — Nov. 22

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Fruit pocket. Lunch- Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast- Donut. Lunch- Goldfish ham and cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: No school Thursday: Thanksgiving Friday: No school *All breakfast meals are served with 100% fruit juice, […]

No rest, no problem for ENMU volleyball


By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Coming into Saturday’s match, the Midwestern State volleyball team was looking to notch its first Lone Star Conference win of the season. The ENMU Greyhounds made sure the Mustangs left Greyhound Arena with a zero in the conference win column, beating MSU 22-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-17. Less than 18 […]

Late field goal downs Wildcats

Clovis juniors Micah Gray, left, and Bubba Alonzo talk following Gray’s 58-yard touchdown in the second quarter at Rio Rancho. The host Rams beat Clovis 37-34.

By Gary Herron Special to the News-Journal RIO RANCHO — Rio Rancho and Clovis have staged some epic football games in their long-standing rivalry. Suffice it to say, the Rams’ 37-34 victory Friday night at Rio Rancho Stadium may have been the best of all. Let’s call it “The drive.” The Wildcats (3-2), who last […]

Clovis’ interim fire chief takes permanent job

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR The interim chief for the Clovis Fire Department will begin work Monday with one less word on his position. The city announced Nolen, a 15-year veteran of the department, will continue as permanent chief in a release. Nolen, promoted to battalion chief in October 2011, has served as the […]

McDonald: Nuclear power will fuel energy corner

When it comes to energy production in New Mexico, there’s no place like the southeastern corner of the state. It’s not just the oil patch. There’s also a corridor of activity that’s critical to the nation’s nuclear industry. On Sept 14, an energy summit was held in Carlsbad that was attended by more than 1,000 […]

Hounds beat St. Ed’s, Western State

Staff report PUEBLO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team swept a pair of matches in Friday’s Steel & Silver Classic, hosted by Colorado State-Pueblo. The Greyhounds opened with a 20-25, 25-14, 25-9, 23-25, 15-11 win over St. Edward’s before coming back to beat Western State 17-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-22, extending its winning […]

Rams rout Lovington, move to 2-0

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER BLACKWATER DRAW — The question for the Rams coming into this game was if their defensive effort a fluke last week against Robertson. With Portales handily defeating rival Lovington 48-12 it’s safe to say the Rams defense is for real. Portales shut out the Wildcats in the first half […]

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County making education gains, but poverty remains impactful

By Alisa Bowell Managing editor The recently released 2015 Kids Count Data Book showed New Mexico rates have improved in regards to poverty and education but not by much. The study showed 31 percent of New Mexico children live in poverty while fourth-grade reading proficiency in students is 44 percent. Roosevelt County showed a […]

Two prepare for police academy

Elijah Saina

By Rae Arnett STAFF WRITER Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department and Eastern New Mexico University’s Police Department are sending two individuals to the police academy. Elijah Saina, ENMU Police Department, and Kole Tollett, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department, answered some questions about the process and what they expect the academy to be like. Elijah Saina What […]

Youngster makes best of circumstances

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Thallan Schwartz enjoys the day golfing at camp at Colonial Golf course in Clovis.

Our People Thallan Schwartz, 11, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His family moved to Portales in 2013 when his father was offered a job at Eastern New Mexico University where he teaches saxophone and Jazz. Schwartz will be in sixth grade at Lindsey-Steiner in Portales. He spends his summers hanging out with friends and going […]

Davis: Those who’ve served deserve respect, honor

Several weeks ago, this column focused on history of Memorial Day, and the need to recover the primary focus of this U.S. holiday, which is to honor those who have given their lives in the cause of free and to remember all of our loved ones who have died. Fittingly enough, this week lands us […]