City league draws young hoopsters

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Christina Calloway Portales city league basketball keeps about 600 children from all over the county active and engaged with the community, despite the lack of gym space for league teams. Portales city sports Director Mike Door says they try to make the basketball league fundamental and skill-building for all participants that range from grades one […]

Motivational speaker inspires hope

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Alisa Boswell Dozens of Floyd, Elida, Grady and House junior high and high school students piled into the gym at Floyd Municipal Schools Monday afternoon to hear about the dangers of substance abuse and the importance of believing in dreams. “We really need to stop teaching kids to wish and start teaching them to dream,” […]

Floyd Jamboree celebrating 60 years of giving

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree celebrates 60 years of music Thursday through Sunday at the high school gym. It’s a major fundraiser for the Lions, a group that supports children needing glasses in rural communities, provides scholarships and contributes toward many other community needs. Jamboree Program Director […]

May 23, 1979

The Floyd FFA chapter held its annual banquet in the school gym rather than the cafeteria, where it had been held before.

It’s their job: Justin Johnson, Fitness and More Gym owner

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Name: Justin Johnson Job: Owner of Fitness and More Gym Time: Ten months Background: Johnson moved from Raton to Portales to study accounting and business administration at ENMU. He plans to graduate this December. What does your job entail? I usually just try to keep the day-to-day operations going. I keep track of the bookkeeping […]

College business major purchases local fitness center

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University senior Justin Johnson is starting a local business, while wrapping up his education. Johnson, originally from Raton, is the owner of Fitness and More, a gym on the downtown square in Portales. He opened up the newly renovated sweat box in early December. Several years […]

Thoughts on presidential campaign criticism

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico For your consideration, two thoughts about the presidential election I had when I should have been at the gym: • One of the most common attacks you’ll hear on Barack Obama is that he’ll raise your taxes. So why is he getting attacked for turning down $85 million in […]

Baskett, Eagles shake Rock Staubus Gym

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By Kevin Wilson Hank Baskett couldn’t bring Clovis to Philadelphia, so he did his best Saturday to bring Philadelphia to Clovis. Joined by his Philadelphia Eagle teammates, Baskett entertained a packed Rock Staubus Gymnasium Saturday night in a less-than-serious basketball contest against Clovis High School Alumni. Before the tip-off, the third-year receiver knew Clovis had […]

Floyd Country Jamboree gets under way

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What: 58th annual Floyd Country JamboreeWhen: 7 p.m. on today and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday (Gospel Show).Where: Old Floyd High School GymAdmission: $5

Exercise important for everyone

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This week I took my youngest daughter, 11 months old, to a play date with several other moms, which was really an opportunity for me to enjoy some grownup company. As it often happens when women get together, our conversation eventually drifted toward issues of weight and looks, culminating with a […]

Clovis clobbers Portales

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By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — By the end of the first half, the Clovis Wildcats had hit so many 3-pointers the cheerleaders ran out of t-shirts to throw to the crowd. Clovis set a school record with 16 treys on Saturday night in dominating Portales 82-48 at Rock Staubus Gym. The Rams (14-9, […]

Still Trottin’

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By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers No longer does he go from gym to gym to the tune of “Sweet Georgia Brown,” but former Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon is still trotting around the globe. Instead of playing basketball, he’s spreading the word of God. “I’m coachable, so when the spirit of the Lord told me to […]

Learning to dance real close

By Bob Huber When I started high school, no one warned me that students danced cheek to cheek every day during lunch hour in the gymnasium. Had I known, I would have stayed in the eighth grade until Mr. Roosevelt drafted me or Social Security kicked in, whichever came first. What happened was, I sat […]

2006 EPAC Bracket

EPAC Tournament Boys Tuesday’s games At San Jon Game 3: San Jon 56, Floyd 45 Game 4: Melrose 65, House 25 Game 7: Texico 62, Elida 52 Game 8: Fort Sumner 70, Grady 44 Wednesday’s games At San Jon Game 10: Dora vs. San Jon, 4:45 p.m., new gym Game 12: Logan vs. Melrose, 8:15 […]

Area residents make 2006 resolutions

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Leslie Spence: PNT Staff Writer With 2005 coming to a close, many local residents are entering the new year with promises of change. At the beginning of each year, Americans think of resolutions to make the new year better than the one before. Clovis and Portales residents are no different. Lose Weight According to the […]

Dora returns to school after multiple delays

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Dora students had an eventful — and delayed — first day of school Monday. Instead of learning math and English sitting at desks in a room with a chalkboard, a leaky roof forced classes to be held in the stands of Guy Luscombe Gymnasium, among basketballs, basketball goals and championship […]

Jan. 23 FTCS News

Upcoming events Monday, JV girls and Varsity boys basketball teams hostChrist the King at Conqueror Gym at 4 and 5 p.m.  Friday,: Homecoming activities at Conqueror Gym starting at 6:30 p.m.  There will be food and lots of fun.  FTCS Homecoming Queen is Victoria Payen, the King is Luis McCain.  Cassie Paden and Eric Cathey […]

EPAC Tournament

PNT Staff At Texico Boys Thursday’s games Game 15: Floyd 73, Dora 57 Game 16: San Jon 57, House 46 Game 18: Elida 68, Logan 65 (5th place) Friday’s games Game 20: Dora vs. House (9th place), 12:45 p.m., new gym Game 23: Fort Sumner vs. Grady (semifinals), 6 p.m., new gym Game 24: Melrose […]

Wolverines turn back Elida

PNT Staff TEXICO — The Elida Tigers didn’t win Tuesday night in the EPAC tournament boys quarterfinals, but they made unbeaten host Texico work a little bit. The Wolverines (10-0) got off to a 14-0 lead before Elida righted itself and played competitively most of the rest of the night in dropping a 64-51 decision. […]

Grady gets past Floyd

By Eric Butler TEXICO — The last time Jim Kneipp coached a Grady team in an EPAC tournament, the opponents had names such as Causey on the jersey and the games were played at Portales High School. On Tuesday, Kneipp saw another raucous, old-fashioned see-saw game — played in the former main gymnasium at Texico […]