Ram takes two consecutive golf tournaments

Portales High School senior golfer Donavin Sanchez is 2-for-2. Two golf tournament wins in two days. Sanchez placed first at Clovis’ Chaparral golf course Monday, firing a two-under-par 70 — a full 11 strokes better than the next best score. Donavin followed up that victory with another on Tuesday at Clovis’ municipal golf course. The […]

Dora’s Kyler Smith sinks hole-in-one

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer 1 in 12,750. Those are the odds of an amateur golfer recording a hole-in-one, according to Golf Digest. Many golfers go their entire lives without hitting an ace. Dora’s Kyler Smith did it earlier this month at the Portales Country Club. The 17-year-old joined friend and coach Ty Thatcher […]

Golfers count on lucky charms

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By Liliana Castillo and Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico For some golfers, the game cannot go on unless they have their lucky putter or a special divot tool. For a group of regulars at Clovis Municipal Golf Course, it’s mostly about the company they keep. The fivesome graced the golf course Friday afternoon, because Friday […]

Portales Country Club Early Bird Ladies Golf Tourney scores

Championship Flight1. Michelle Warnica/Cayley Phillips

Eighteen-hole golf course proposed for Portales

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Councilors gave the OK at a special meeting Tuesday to participate in a study that could transform the Portales Country Club golf course into an 18-hole private/public course. Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. told councilors that he and City Manager Debi Lee were invited to participate in a […]

Round of golf offers more fun than expected

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs I had a lot of fun, but man, do I hate golf. At least that’s how I thought I would feel after golfing 18 holes at the Whispering Winds Golf Course here. I had no intention of golfing this past Saturday, as my […]

Street stories

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Streets are the veins of a city. They run throughout the city, dictating where and how the city’s traffic will flow. Though the names of Clovis and Portales’ streets are decided by the contractors who divide up a subdivision, the people who made these cities what they are have […]

Zia coaching icon enjoys retirement

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer After five years of retirement, the most successful coach in Zia basketball history still feels the competitive fires within, but now the inferno burns on the golf course instead of the basketball court. Wayne Moore registered 327 wins in his 22 years coaching the Eastern New Mexico University Zias […]

June 24, 1981

• Two juvenile boys escaped from the jail that was housed on the third floor of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. It appeared that the juveniles used sheets and blankets to form a rope that allowed them to climb from the window to the ground. • Four Portales men completed 123 holes of golf and four […]

Activities abound

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Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections With studied concentration and a swift swing, Ray Bernatis sent a golf ball flying over rolling greens Tuesday morning. “Relax, take a deep breath and swing,” coached his father, Terry Bernatis from a few feet away. The 10-year-old, along with his father and grandfather, was one of many people taking advantage […]

June 7, 1963

• Seventy Portales students were enrolled in summer school, reported Portales School Superintendent M.G. Hunt. Hunt also reported that 10 new teachers had been hired for the coming school year. • The Eastern New Mexico University men’s golf team entered the final round of the 72-hole NAIA national golf tournament in Kansas City, with a […]

May 30, 1976

• Portales High School graduated 165 students and the Portales News-Tribune has learned that only 57 (34 percent) have indicated they will attend college. • Eastern New Mexico golfers head to Burlington, N.C. to compete in the NAIA golf championships. • Swamp Coolers on sale at Poyners for $99

Graduation season prompts advice

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor For me, high school graduation was extremely anti-climatic. I was glad high school was over and ready to move on to something new. Little did I know 30 years ago just how many graduations I would attend over my lifetime. I was focused on getting that one done so […]

Ram golfers take second at state

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer SOCORRO — Portales golf coach Pat Crowley described his team as, “disappointed” after the final round of the 1A-3A state tournament at the New Mexico Tech golf course Tuesday morning. But they played well enough to be state runner-up. The Rams came into Tuesday’s final round in a first […]

Rams take aim at state golf

Portales Rams District Golf Champs 2007

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer When the Rams draw their clubs from their bag Monday at the state tournament, they’ll also be drawing on a chance to make history. The Portales boys have never won a state golf title, and after several tournament titles this season, they expect to finish the job. “I feel […]

May 2, 2007 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary: PNT Correspondent Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Friday — Brad Lee Saturday — Houston and Mary Lee (52 years) Upcoming events l The Quilters will meet all day Thursday at the Community Building. l Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. […]

Rams win District 4-3A golf tournament

PNT Staff Report ROSWELL — Portales senior Jefferson Powers and sophomore Donavin Sanchez shot the second and third best round, respectively, in leading the Rams to the District 4-3A championship at the New Mexico Military Institute golf course Monday morning. The Rams fired a combined 299, the second time this season that the team has […]

Baskett leads benefit golf tourney

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — When the National Football League draft started in 2006, Hank Baskett III waited at home for a phone call that never came. This time, the veteran Philadelphia Eagles’ receiver was getting plenty of calls and text messages, but none were as important as a good day of golf. […]

Portales golfers place seventh at Hobbs

PNT Staff Report HOBBS — The Portales Ram golf team shot a combined 329, finishing in a tie for seventh in a nine-team field Tuesday at Ocotillo Golf Course. Sophomore Donavin Sanchez shot the best round for Portales with a 4-over-par 76. Senior Jefferson Powers shot an 82, sophomore William Archibeque an 85, sophomore Rick […]

Portales golfers win Clovis trangular

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Ram sophomore Donavin Sanchez fired a tournament best one-under par 69 as the Portales golfers beat Clovis High School and Clovis Christian in a Clovis golf triangular Monday at Clovis’ municipal golf course. As a team, the Rams shot a 297, six strokes better than Clovis’ 303 and Clovis […]