Fire Prevention week kicks off; competition heating up

(From left to right) Sparky the fire dog, Mr. Bruce Ford, assistant fire prevention chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Ivan Godwin, 27th Civil Engineer Squadron, look on as Col. John Posner, 27th Fighter Wing commander, signs the proclamation. Melanie Salazar The Cannon Air Force Base Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention week Tuesday, and has […]

A Chief's Welcome

Staff Sgt. Craig Seals, 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray dropped by Cannon Air Force Base Sept. 27 and 28 to tour the base and share his senior enlisted wisdom with present and future Air Force leadership. After his day and a half visit to the base, […]

Portales hosts 140 in karate tournament

Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Chuck Norris wasn’t in Portales Saturday but martial arts did take center stage as Greyhound Arena played host to the Yom Chi Taekwon-Do Association’s New Mexico state tournament. Over 140 competitors from five states took part in the open tournament which features competition in five disciplines. Sixty local competitors were […]

Colonel’s gymnast daughter has Olympic dreams

Melanie Salazar Not many 10-year-olds find themselves in practice at least nine hours a week, but not many 10-year-olds can stand on their feet after doing a double back flip. AnnMarie McClelland, daughter of Lt. Col. Patrick McClelland, 27th Operations Support Squadron commander, has been a gymnast almost half of her life. At 6, she […]

Cannon weight lifters receive state honors

Melanie Salazar A couple of Cannon Airmen proved no load was too much to bear last weekend. Tech. Sgt. Kevin Parker, and Airman 1st Class Daniel Pak, both of the 27th Civil Engineering Squadron, competed in the 2005 Natural Athlete Strength Association’s New Mexico Regional Powerlifting Championship Saturday in Rio Rancho. Sgt. Parker, a veteran […]

Dodgeball keeps CMS on its toes

Melanie Salazar Airmen had to make some quick decisions—and moves, last week, but not the kind they are used to. The 27th Component Maintenance Squadron held its first dodge ball tournament Sept. 1, testing the agility of 10 teams eager for bragging rights and a trophy. Though internal competition’s like these aren’t new to the […]

Hound harriers second

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University finished second in men’s competition and third in women’s standings on Friday in the season-opening Buffalo Stampede cross country meet, hosted by West Texas A&M. Angelo State took both team titles, edging ENMU by three points (26-29) for men’s honors. The Rams and Greyhounds were the […]

Element of surprise adds to queen event

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Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent This year a twist was thrown into the revealing of next year’s 2006 Roosevelt County Fair Queen, Princess and Sweetheart, that twist being surprise. Usually, the fair royalty contestants are told ahead of time whether or not they won in the area they were contending, but this year they were informed […]

Gerleve stays undefeated

PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Zach Gerleve remained unbeaten in javelin competition this season and gained the NCAA provisional qualifying distance by throwing 194 feet, 3 inches on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference track and field meet, hosted by Angelo State University. Gerleve, who has won in all […]

Sixth-grader prepares for Spanish spelling bee

By Tony Parra A Lindsey Elementary sixth-grader will be making a trip to Albuquerque on Saturday to compete against the best spellers in the state of New Mexico. Laura Lopez, Lindsey sixth-grader, will be competing at the Spanish state spelling bee on Saturday morning. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and the competition […]

4/3 PJHS News

Spanish spelling bee Laura Lopez, a student from Lindsey School, took top honors in the Spanish Spelling Bee. Esequiel Rivas, eighth grade student, earned alternate. They will compete at the state level April 16. Contestants must spell the words using the Spanish pronunciation of the alphabet as well as spell the words correctly.   Math […]

Teen pulls repeat in spelling bee

By David Irvin A little extra effort each day helped Zach Gillooly repeat Saturday as the regional spelling bee. The next stop for the 13-year-old Yucca Junior High student on the spelling bee circuit is Washington, D.C., where he will compete at the national level. “There’s a lot of competition there (in Washington),” he said. […]

Many hope for bond to pass

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The best in the world traveled to South Korea for the International Tae Kwon Do Federation World Championships and competitors from Portales and Clovis battled others, with Audra Brown from Portales, winning a bronze medal. “The competition was very tough and challenging,” Brown said. “I […]

Athletes return from world tae kwon do tournament

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The best in the world traveled to South Korea for the International Tae Kwon Do Federation World Championships and competitors from Portales and Clovis battled others, with Audra Brown from Portales winning a bronze medal. “The competition was very tough and challenging,” Brown said. “I […]

Roosevelt fair queen finishes as runnerup

By Laurie Stone Roosevelt County Fair Queen, Adrienne Coe, represented her County at the New Mexico State Fair last week. The youngest of 14 girls, she was competing for the title of New Mexico State Fair Queen in Albuquerque. In the 2003-04 competition, Silver Paiz was the first queen ever chosen from Roosevelt County to […]

ENMU junior named state fair queen

By Ryan Lengerich Ashlee Stallings spent Sept. 5 in bed in a battle with strep throat. There was no way she could compete for the state fair queen crown, she thought. If that was not bad enough, it was her 20th birthday. The Curry County fair queen representative fought the illness and made it to […]

Tae kwon do students to compete in Korea

By Dave Wagner Qualifying for the tae kwon do world championships was quite an accomplishment for three students of Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do in Portales. Instructor Steve Blakeley, who has taught tae kwon do for 32 years, said it’s the first time he’s had anybody make it to that level. But he knows the competition […]

Clovis team qualifies for national tourney

By Dave Wagner After winning four of six games over the weekend for third place in the girls state AAU 12-and-under basketball tournament at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, the Clovis Sparks are hoping to take the next step — to play in national AAU competition June 26-July 2 at Kingsport, Tenn. The Sparks […]

Clovis youth prepares for national spelling bee

By Ryan Lengerich His friends call him Zack, but Tuesday he will be known simply as “Speller No. 141.” That number will be assigned to Clovis’ Zachary Gillooly when he represents eastern New Mexico in a three-day competition this week at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by Freedom Newspapers of New […]

PHS players ready to fend for selves

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers The Portales tennis team probably won’t spend much of Wednesday and Thursday wondering if the girls team can defend its Class 1A-3A championship. That’s because the tennis program should be busy enough in individual competition. In total, nine players will represent Portales in individual competition. “In 30 years of going, we’ve […]