Orsak throws two-hitter as Hounds split with West Texas

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Evan Orsak pitched a two-hitter, helping the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds to win 3-2 and earned a Lone Star Conference South split with rival West Texas A&M. West Texas won the opener, 7-4. With a 3-0 lead in the nightcap, Orsak (3-2) gave up a two-run homer to […]

Spellers get set

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Letters and syllables will be flying across the Clovis Community College stage this morning in the 2007 Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico Regional Spelling Bee. Three dozen participants representing schools in Roosevelt, Quay and Curry counties, ranging in age from 8 to 14, will compete for a trip to […]

ENMU cross country teams fourth, fifth at Tech

Freedom Newspapers LUBBOCK — Junior transfer Nimrod Lelei finished seventh in a time of 25 minutes, 7.64 seconds to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a fourth-place team showing with 82 points on Friday in the Jackrabbit Open cross country meet, hosted by Texas Tech. The Red Raiders took the team title in the […]

Zias continue fall, lose to Highlands

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Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team is having one of those years where going to a fifth game has proven to be tough. The Zias saw their losing streak reach nine matches on Tuesday when they bowed to New Mexico Highlands 28-30, 30-25, 30-28, 20-30, 15-10 at Greyhound Arena. ENMU fell to […]

Lady Rams take fifth at Roswell

Freedom Newspapers The Portales Lady Ram volleyball team placed fifth in the annual Zia Invitational volleyball tournament in Roswell over the weekend. The Lady Rams (7-3) were dropped into the consolation bracket immediately after losing to Los Alamos in the first round in five games; 21-25, 25-22, 12-25, 25-23, and 15-13. Portales head coach Ruth […]

Floyd girls finish fifth in 1A

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Kelli Johnson earned a second runnerup finish on Saturday to help the Floyd Lady Broncos to a fifth-place team finish in Class 1A girls state track competition at the University of New Mexico. Johnson ran a time of 5:43.74 in the 1,600, a personal best by about three seconds, to […]

Rams look to bounce back against Lovington

PNT staff A pair of tough losses to New Mexico Military Institute on Saturday in Roswell have put the Portales High baseball team in a more vulnerable position as District 4-3A play winds down. The Rams (12-9, 4-4 district), who lost both games to the Colts in the bottom of the seventh, entertain first-place Lovington […]

Broncos fall to host Rattlers in first round of tourney

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — It started as a pitchers’ duel, with Tucumcari’s Matt Smith and Floyd’s Kyle Kropf each working three scoreless innings. The next three innings just didn’t hold up for the visiting Broncos. Gabriel Anaya pitched two strong innings to pick up the win in relief and had a two-run […]

ENMU BRIEFS: Rodeo team struggles in opener

Freedom Newspapers WEATHERFORD, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico women’s rodeo team finished fourth while the men were 12th in the Weatherford College Rodeo over the weekend. ENMU’s Tyrell Flewelling, competing with Kyle Roberts of New Mexico Junior College, finished second in team roping. Also for the men, Max Fortmuller tied for third in bullriding. […]

Espanola Valley tops Rams for fifth place

PNT staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Portales Rams traveled north to gain some valuable experience against good teams in front of big crowds and they got that experience. They got it at the expense of a nick on their record, though, as Espanola Valley took a 53-42 win over the Rams in the fifth-place […]

Vixens outlast Elida

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — In a game where neither team could take control, it seemed fitting that a setter ended up with the final blow. Fort Sumner made good on its fifth chance at match point, as setter Rita Herrera’s bump took a slow bounce off the net and onto Elida’s […]

Zias drop five-game match to Kingsville

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers The Zias could contain Shaday Smith only so long. The Texas A&M Kingsville sophomore had a game high 25 kills, including four in the fifth game and deciding game, as the Javelinas defeated ENMU 30-23, 26-30, 30-22, 22-30, 15-6 Saturday in a Lone Star Conference South match at Greyhound Arena. […]

Floyd finishes fourth at state

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Noel Carpenter placed in three individual events and helped Floyd score in two relays as the Lady Broncos compiled 37 points to finish fourth in team standings in the Class 1A state track meet on Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico track. Cimarron ran away with team […]

Track teams finish fourth

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — Both Portales High track teams finished fourth behind host Lovington, Artesia and Roswell High in Friday’s seven-school Ross Black Relays. For the boys, the best finishes were seconds by Tyler Johnson in discus (125-8 3/4) and the 1,600 relay team of Steven Heckert, Amador Lujan, Joey Moore and Jason Needham (3:45.10). […]

5/1 School News

Portales Junior High School Track results The Portales girls’ team members earned the following awards at the Hagerman track meet: 110 meter hurdles, Dallas Russell, second and Ashlee Banister, fourth; 100 meter dash, Tara Johnson, first; mile run, LeAnne Blaeser, sixth; 800 meter relay, eighth grade, fifth place; 400 meter dash, Lindsay Keller, third and […]

Marine visits letter-writing students

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By Tony Parra Valencia Elementary fifth-graders received a pleasant surprise on Thursday afternoon when one of their letter-buddies serving in Iraq greeted them in the elementary gym. Larry Long, staff sergeant of the 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion of the 7th Marines, answered questions from a group of fifth-graders eager to ask about his experiences in […]

Lady Rams take fifth-place game

PNT Staff DEXTER — Sophomores Shareesa Nusser and Sasha Parker combined on a five-inning no-hitter and the Portales Lady Rams routed Eunice 11-0 on Saturday to take fifth place in Dexter’s eight-team Lindsey Callaway tournament. Portales (7-4) posted its second consecutive shutout win, having beaten District 4-3A rival Ruidoso 8-0 in Friday’s consolation semifinals. Nusser […]

Zias pull out another win in fifth game

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By Dave Wagner Once again, the Eastern New Mexico University Zias showed they know what to do in the abbreviated fifth game of a volleyball match. ENMU won for the 10th time in 11 five-game matches over the past two seasons — including 3-0 this year — by edging New Mexico Highlands 27-30, 30-21, 28-30, […]

May 23 Dora School News

This was the last week of school for grades 1-12. The elementary awards assembly was from 8:30-10:30 a.m. These students have accomplished alot this year and I am very proud of each of them. Of course, they are just regular kids and some are a little rambunctious and others are absolutely adorable, but all are […]

ENMU track teams finish in last place

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Ricardo Hernandez and Zach Gerleve highlighted Eastern New Mexico University performances over the weekend in the two-day Lone Star Conference track meet. ENMU finished last in both divisions of the six-team meet, scoring 28 points on the men’s side and 11 in women’s competition. Angelo State ended Abilene Christian’s 20-year […]