Hounds post 12-4 win over Pioneers

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CMI staff Eight players contributed to a 12-hit attack and senior right-hander Joe Jones pitched four innings of one-run relief Tuesday as Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team defeated Wayland Baptist 12-4 at Greyhound Field. Leadoff man Luis Quinones went 3-for-4 with three runs scored while center fielder Brooke Brooks drove in three runs with […]

Portales man injured in hit and run

A man was hit by a vehicle Friday in the 1600 block of South Railroad, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Malin Parker. According to Parker: • The male suffered substantial injuries but was alive Monday. • The man is expected to survive. • The individual’s identity should be released today.

In search of ponies: Blizzard becomes feather-raising experience

When the winter waves hit, the dogs came in, the horses got an extra scoop of sweet feed and the firewood was stacked high. Everything was ready for the bitter wind and clinging ice…Until I suddenly remembered, I had no interest in frozen chicken. Namely because a frozen chicken is wasted on a vegetarian, but […]

Residents hit street for community cleanup

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By Jillian Holbert: PNT correspondent Portales isn’t so trashy, as of Saturday afternoon. That’s because 105 volunteers picked up 185 30-gallon bags of trash on Saturday during a Tas No Mas community cleanup, city officials said. Deputy City Clerk Veda Urioste and City Clerk Joanne Martinez-Terry sat at three long tables handing out bright green […]

Summer learning helps keep children’s minds sharp

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Russell Anglin Clovis Municipal Schools teacher and mother of one, Gwyn Del Toro understands the importance of having her son Matthew hit the books before he starts kindergarten in the fall. She said Matthew has been an active library patron this summer. “He likes the ‘I Spy’ books but then we get a bunch of […]

Zias manage one hit, blanked twice

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — It was a long day Friday for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team … or a short day, depending on how you want to look at it. Freshman left fielder Tessa Fioritti opened ENMU’s first game in the Midwestern State Invitational with a single, but it was […]

Temperatures to rise above freezing

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Sharna Johnson Temperatures are expected to hit the mid-40’s today, marking the end of the coldest weather the area has seen in at least 20 years. However, Thursday, arctic conditions continued in the area making things downright miserable for some residents who were in the path of scattered power outages. Since Monday night, the area […]

Power outages plague Portales

Argen Duncan Power outages hit the same portion of Portales for several hours two mornings in a row this week. “We are aware of the problem, and we are working on a long-term solution so we avoid this particular problem,” said Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves. “And we do appreciate the patience of our customers […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Video games, sunshine and the first hit movie

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week The perfect video game to kick off the new year, recommended by our own Jenna Zamie. Game: Back to the Future: The Game — Episode 1 Genre: Action adventure System: PC, PS3, Mac What is it? Cult time travel […]

Zias’ rally falls short against Southwestern

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Clarence Plank Shanessa Smith lead her team with 20 points as Southwestern Oklahoma stamped out a late rally by the Zias to win 77-65 on Thursday at Greyhound Arena in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. ENMU erased an 18-point, first-half deficit to take the lead with less than eight minutes to go, but Southwestern […]

Herrin providing boost as Zias look to hit stride

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese was looking for a forward-type player with some all-around skills during the offseason. Thanks to a reference from another coach, he landed Precious Herrin. The 5-foot-10 junior from Shreveport, La., transferred to ENMU in the fall from Jacksonville (Texas) College. She’s given the Zias […]

Ticket feature: American Idol finalist taking stage in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico American Idol hit Melinda Doolittle takes the stage Saturday in Clovis. With a voice described as big and soulful, the sixth season finalist of the popular TV show is performing as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. As a child, Doolittle was tone-deaf and was asked by a choir teacher […]

Zias split with Cowgirls

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Freedom New Mexico Kimberly Crouse pitched a four-hit shutout, and sophomore Melissa Williams’ bases-loaded walk was the difference in Eastern New Mexico University’s 1-0 win over New Mexico Highlands Wednesday at Zia Softball field. The visiting Cowgirls pulled off an 11-6 victory in the nightcap, as the teams split their four-game series. After allowing a […]

Banda records ace at Portales CC

PNT staff Meno Banda hit his first hole-in-one Sunday at Portales Country Club. Banda hit the ace on the 181-yard fifth hole, using a Ping driver and a Taylor-made golf ball. Witnesses were Larry Jewell, Jeff Hardt, Rick Short and Mike Stratton.

Hole-in-one hit at Portales Country Club

Freedom New Mexico Meno Banda hit his first hole in one Sunday at Portales Country Club. Banda hit the ace on the 181-yard fifth hole, using a Ping driver and a Taylor golf ball. Witnesses were Larry Jewell, Jeff Hardt, Rick Short and Mike Stratton.

Greyhounds hold off Central Oklahoma

Freedom New Mexico Senior left-hander Jereme Johnson, getting his first collegiate mound start, worked 5 1/3 innings for the win and sophomore designated hitter Mitch Wolfe drove in six runs with homers in consecutive innings as Eastern New Mexico University outlasted Central Oklahoma 11-9 Friday night in Lone Star Conference baseball at Greyhound Field. Johnson, […]

Walkoff secures split for Zias

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Freedom New Mexico Senior first baseman Kristen Cruickshank hit a three-run, two-out walk-off homer, helping Eastern New Mexico pull a 6-5 win over St. Edwards for a softball split Wednesday at Zia Field. The visiting Hilltoppers (17-11) scored six runs in the seventh inning to take a 7-1 win in the opener. Down 5-3 entering […]

Shoppers hit stores after holiday

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Business was brisk the day after Christmas for many local stores with shoppers making exchanges and taking advantage of special sales. Joe’s Boot Shop owner Joe Rhodes said business was busy Saturday from the time he opened the front door. “People have done a lot of exchanges,” Rhodes said. […]

Portales man injured in collision

PNT staff Police say one person was injured Tuesday when a pickup truck rear-ended another vehicle on Chicago Avenue. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said a 2007 Nissan driven by Barry Vaughn, 34, of Clarksville, Ark., was stopped on Chicago waiting for traffic to clear when he was hit by a southbound 2005 Chevy […]

Portales woman killed after being hit by pickup truck

Freedom New Mexico A 71-year-old Portales woman was killed Friday when struck by a pickup truck, according to police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Gloria Ann Inge was crossing the intersection at Second and Abilene Streets when the pickup hit her. Inge was taken to Roosevelt General Hospital. Berry said Saturday an investigation is ongoing and more […]