Portales City Sports Basketball — March 10

CMI staff Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Dora Lady Coyotes 16, Heat 2. Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Brelyn Gramzow 6, Brynn Dilliard 6, Cashlyn Fraze 4.Heat, Angelina Maestas 2. Monarchs 10, Mercury 2. Scorers — Monarchs, Ezriah Martinez 6, Mikaela Ornelas 4. Mercury, Riley Shillings 2. Sparks 10, Extreme 2. Scorers — Sparks, Olivia Low […]

Lady Tigers back in finals

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Clovis Media Inc. BERNALILLO — The good news for the Elida Lady Tigers is they don’t think they’ve played their best basketball in this week’s Class B state tournament, yet they’re ready to play for their second consecutive title. The top-seeded Lady Tigers overcame what coach Dan Howard called a “streaky” performance Friday to down […]

PHS students bring ‘My Fair Lady’ to stage

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Betty Williamson Poor Professor Higgins. When Portales High School junior Bryan Gore assumes the role of the curmudgeonly phoneticist Henry Higgins in this weekend’s production of Lerner and Loewe’s musical, “My Fair Lady,” he will be faced with the added challenge of refining not one, but two Eliza Doolittles. PHS senior Haley Bonner and junior […]

McGee: Security system might have given burglars trouble

It was a year ago this week our bicycle shop was burglarized. The Lady of the House and I imagined they were two kids, let’s call them Fred and John. John is the smaller of the two, probably the leader and a little mean. They should’ve been in school. But they weren’t. They were going […]

Zias, Highlands split in Lady Buff Classic

CMI staff CANYON, Texas — Freshman Lizzy Velasquez hit a two-run single in the top of the eighth as Eastern New Mexico University edged New Mexico Highlands 6-5 on Friday for a split against the Cowgirls in the Lady Buff Classic softball tournament, hosted by West Texas A&M. Highlands won the first game 10-0 on […]

Portales City Sports basketball — Feb. 11

Freedom New Mexico Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Dora Lady Coyotes 13, Sparks 0. Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Cashlyn Fraze 6, Brelyn Gramzow 4, Brynn Dilliard 3. Mercury 17, Monarchs 4. Scorers — Mercury, Emma Gonzales 6, Riley Shillings 5, Anisten Tapia 4, Taris Rippee 2. Monarchs, Kylie Paden 2, Catelyn Breshears 2. Storm 22, […]

Anniversaries — Feb. 12

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Gonzales Reyes and Clara Gonzales of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 4 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. The celebration was hosted by their children, Agnes Gonzales, Ray and Katrina Vigil, Dave and Sabrina Jablonski, Regina and Karlo Jajlardo and Corrina Gonzales. The couple was married Feb. 3, 1962, at Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

McGee: Listening skills could use work

The Lady of the House says I don’t listen. I disagree. I hear every word she says. Just like the other day we were driving through Portales on our way to Roswell and I noticed the “Welcome to Portales” sign was gone. You know, the one that reads “WELCOME TO PORTALES…HOME OF 17,000 FRIENDLY FOLKS […]

Hound’s rally falls short; Lady Buffs turn back Zias

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The road and slow starts continue to plague the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. The Greyhounds rallied from 20 points down early in the second half — and had a 3-point shot at the buzzer to tie it — before losing 71-68 to West […]

McGee: Christmas gatherings can get weird

It looks like The Lady of the House and I will be spending Christmas Day without family. So we’ll just be hanging around the house in our “Watchin’-TV-and-eatin’” clothes. I love seeing the kinfolk, but sometimes it’s good to just have a quiet Christmas. Because you know, sometimes when family shows up things can get […]

McGee: What about my cat?

Grant McGee It was a lazy Sunday. The Lady of the House and I both in our recliners reading different sections of the Sunday newspaper. “Oh this is a guy with a sense of humor,” I said, talking about a story on the front page. “He died last August and now all of his friends […]

Lady Buffs eliminate Zias

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s second trip to the Lone Star Conference postseason women’s soccer tournament was as short as the first. West Texas A&M’s Leslie Briggs aimed a corner kick at the goalpost and the ball slipped off the hands of ENMU senior goalkeeper Sierra Cardenas and into the […]

Lady Buffs edge Zias in LSC tournament

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s second trip to the Lone Star Conference postseason women’s soccer tournament was as short as the first. West Texas A&M’s Leslie Briggs aimed a corner kick at the goalpost and the ball slipped off the hands of ENMU senior goalkeeper Sierra Cardenas and into the […]

McGee: Country has many adventures for tastebuds

On a drive to Amarillo, The Lady of the House and I passed an empty building along U.S. 60 between Hereford and Canyon. “That place used to be a store or restaurant or something and it had a handmade sign that read, ‘Home of the Wanda Burger,’ remember that?” I asked. “Yeah,” she said. “I […]

Lady Buffs sweep Zias

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Freedom New Mexico West Texas A&M, ranked 14th in NCAA Division II, dominated the first two sets and cruised to a 25-10, 25-18, 25-20 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. Junior outside hitter Stormi Lancaster recorded 10 kills, 10 digs and six block assists for the Lady Buffs (17-2, […]

McGee: No shame in taking help

This is a message for the young man who came walking down the street the other day and offered to lend a hand as The Lady of the House and I were unloading a massive computer desk we bought at a yard sale. Hey amigo, thanks for offering a hand; it turns out we needed […]

Grant McGee: Don’t bet on winning big

I got busted the other day. The Lady of the House found out I’ve been spending money on lottery tickets. Actually it wasn’t so much that I got busted as I told her. “Oh well we didn’t win the $20 million last night,” I said. “I didn’t know we were buying lottery tickets,” she said […]

Zias outlast Lady Buffs

CNJ STAFF Freshman forward Alysia Carrasco scored shortly before halftime and Eastern New Mexico University hung on for a 2-1 win over rival West Texas A&M on Tuesday in the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer opener for both teams at the ENMU pitch. Carrasco converted a cross pass from freshman Victoria Perez in the final […]

Zias fall at Lady Buff Classic

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team lost a competitive match to Southwest Baptist 24-26, 26-24, 25-20, 26-24 on Saturday morning, but fell flat in a 25-15, 25-16, 25-14 setback to Colorado-Colorado Springs Saturday afternoon to complete play in the season-opening Lady Buff Classic, hosted by West Texas A&M. […]

Zias gain split in first day of Lady Buffs tourney

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University rallied from a two-games-to-one deficit Friday to edge Adams State 25-12, 23-25, 14-25, 27-25, 19-17 in the season-opening Lady Buff Classic volleyball tournament, hosted by West Texas A&M. Earlier, the Zias lost to Missouri Western 23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-18. ENMU finishes play in the event […]