Portales has target on its back

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With the No. 1 seed, a 10-match winning streak and an undefeated record against Class 3A, there’s no denying that Portales has the target on its back coming into the Class 3A state volleyball tournament in Albuquerque. Though the answers might be different in some ways, it seems that […]

Students sending packages to former classmates in Iraq

By Tony Parra Portales High School students are devoting their time and efforts to provide food and hygiene supplies to United States soldiers in Iraq. Approximately 35 PHS students are helping soldiers, who are former PHS graduates, by sending toothpaste, chips, granola bars, wipes and other non-perishable food items in boxes. Students sent out their […]

New additions bolster cross country teams

By Dave Wagner Joel McMullen thought his first Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team would be respectable. If everything falls into place, the Greyhounds could be more than that. Kenyans Kennedy Baiywo (pronounced “bi-E-woe”) and Felix Boyt, nephews of former ENMU cross country and track standout Mike Boyt, arrived on campus Friday and […]

Soldier who died in Iraq tied to locals

By Mike Linn Linda Hernandez has three e-mails from her cousin to which she’ll never get the chance to respond. The Clovis resident saw the messages after she returned from vacation Sunday — the day she found out her cousin, Sgt. 1st Class Linda Ann Tarango-Griess, 33, of Sutton, Neb., died when a roadside bomb […]

Hernandez placed on All-LSC track team

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University distance runner Ricardo Hernandez has been named to the men’s All-Lone Star Conference team in track. A sophomore from Carlsbad, Hernandez finished second in the 5,000 and third in th 10,000 last weekend in the LSC conference track meet, hosted by Texas A&M-Kingsville. Hernandez has been […]

Hernandez takes up rowing at Stanford

By Rick White Jim Hernandez believes athletics are an important part of the educational process. So when he dropped his youngest daughter off at college in the fall, he urged her to stay involved in sports. Jessica Hernandez played soccer, basketball and ran track at Clovis High, but it was her academic prowess that landed […]

Portales man found guilty of numerous sex crime counts

PNT Staff Ernesto Hernandez, 37, of Portales, was convicted Tuesday of 16 different felony counts, most involving sex crimes with a minor, according to a news release from District Attorney Brett Carter. Hernandez was convicted on 10 counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor under 13 and five counts of criminal sexual penetration of […]

Hounds win exhibition game

Freedom Newspapers Junior college transfer Kennis Green scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Saturday night to lead Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team past the New Mexico All-Stars 106-58 in a preseason tuneup at Greyhound Arena. The Greyhounds scored the first six points and led all the way. They broke open a 14-12 […]

Rams get set for Mustangs

By Kevin Wilson If there was an opponent the Portales Rams needed reinforcements for, it would be the Denver City Mustangs. So it’s fortunate that coming into Friday’s 7 p.m. game against Denver City (2-0), the second-ranked Rams are as close as they’ll be to a full squad all season. Portales (3-0) gains back the […]

Trio of Rams lead football team

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Mike Linn Jordan Harrison was bouncing around practice on Wednesday, calling plays at the line of scrimmage, fighting off offensive lineman and clashing helmets with running backs and wide receivers. During one play the senior Portales High School middle linebacker struck the running back at the line of scrimage, reversing his forward motion for a […]