Host families, sponsorships sought for Pioneers

By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections A few dozen Pioneers are going to need a home. That was the message relayed at an informational meeting Wednesday at the Clovis Parks and Recreation Building. The commissioner of the Pecos League and the manager of the Clovis Pioneers were on hand to answer questions about the 74-game season, […]

Officials optimistic about Clovis league

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Pecos League has submitted a few concessions it would like as it moves toward the possibility of opening play next May with a baseball team in Clovis. “I think there’s going to be baseball there (in Clovis), unless they come up and say (a park lease is) going […]

Officials optimistic about pro baseball for Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico An effort to place a professional baseball team in Clovis seems ahead early in the count. Officials with the city and the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, set to open play in May 2011, reported a positive meeting Friday afternoon. Andrew Dunn, the commissioner of the Pecos League, […]

Roosevelt County eliminated from 10-11-year-old Little League tourney

PNT Staff report The Roosevelt County 10-11-year-old Little League all-stars’ season came to a close Wednesday with a 5-2 loss to Carlsbad in Albuquerque. Roosevelt County finished fourth in the double-elimination. Joseph Ortega went 2-for-3 for Roosevelt County, including a run-scoring double in the bottom of the fourth inning that tied the game at 2. […]

Curry County ousted from state Junior League tournament

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Clarence Plank It was a short stay for the Curry County all-stars in the Junior League division (ages 13-14) of the state Little League tournament. Rained out in Saturday’s first-round game, Curry County dropped a 12-1 decision to Albuquerque Altamont on Sunday at Ram Field in Portales, then bowed out of the double-elimination event with […]

Little League District 3 tournament brackets

Little League District 3 Tournaments 9-10 Wednesday Game 1: Zia 8, Roosevelt 7 Friday Game 2: American 21, Zia 10, 6 innings Saturday Game 3: Zia 4, Roosevelt 2 Monday Game 4: Zia at American, 7 p.m. Wednesday Game 5: Game 4 loser at Game 4 winner, if necessary, 7 p.m.

District 3 Little League Tournament brackets

Little League District 3 Tournaments 9-10 Wednesday Game 1: Roosevelt at Zia, 7 p.m. Friday Game 2: Game 1 winner at American, 7 p.m. Saturday Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser at Roosevelt, 7 p.m. Monday Game 4: Game 3 winner at Game 2 winner, 7 p.m. July 14 Game 5: Game […]

Retired airman finds hobby in storm spotting

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Ham radio operator and storm chaser/spotter Jeff Hardy watches for incoming weather from his specially-equipped storm chasing vehicle. Hardy recently retired from the Air Force. Clarence Plank The Eastern New Mexico Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club in Curry County will contact other radio operators around the area in a mock […]

Supreme Court decision deals blow to NFL

Freedom New Mexico Should the National Football League be able to act as one entity and contract with only one company for all sports logowear for all 32 NFL teams? Does acting as one entity unfairly constrain competition in the logowear business? Last month, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court found that the league’s 32 teams […]

Portales Past: April 25, 1950

April 25, 1950: Ten teams had signed up to participate in the Portales summer softball league. Squads from Dora and Causey were among the competitors. Admission was 10 cents for league games, 25 cents for exhibition games.

Pintores Art League gearing up for show

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Freedom New Mexico The Pintores Art League is kicking off its Spring Fling art show Friday at Clovis Community College. The PAL hosts an annual show of student and professional artwork in the area to give local artists a venue to display their work and allow them a chance to compete against their peers. Friday […]

My turn: No shortage of talent locally

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Major League Baseball opens its season this week, and Portales is well represented. Cody Ross, born in Portales on Dec. 23, 1980, is the Florida Marlins’ right fielder. He may start the year on the disabled list with a calf sprain, but he belted 24 home runs last year and is key to the team’s […]

Baskett beats odds

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Of the approximate 100,000 youngsters who play high school football every year, only 215 of them will make an National Football League roster. Then, assuming things are equal in the NFL — and they’re not— a player on any NFL roster has a 1 in 16 chance to be […]

Ticket feature: Pintores Art League hosting auction

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The third annual Pintores Art League art auction is 7 p.m. Saturday at Underground Embassy. President Ed Des Lauriers said the event helps pay for scholarships for art students at Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University and promotion of the arts in Clovis. Des Lauriers said the […]

Clovis league seeking memorial

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer CLOVIS — Brenda Depperman is working a softball memorial to honor her mother, Carol Depperman, who worked to start the Clovis women’s league years ago. Carol and few other women campaigned to get the softball league going back in the early 1970s in Clovis by talking to Guy Leeder […]

Zias add assistant soccer coach

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University added former West Virginia Wesleyan College midfielder Katie Schubert as an assistant coach. Shubert, a two-time West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year, played for the Real Colorado Cougars of the W-League and the Atlantic City Diablos of the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Schubert has coached […]

Dec. 17, 1966

The Portales Basketball League selected 192 boys for 16 teams for the new season at the Portales Junior High School gymnasium.

Dec. 11 Rec Center News

Basketball There will be a youth basketball coaches meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rec Center. Youth basketball tryouts are set for Saturday at the Portales Junior High School gym. The junior league (third- and fourth-graders) will begin at 9 a.m., and the senior league (fifth- and sixth-graders) will begin at 1 p.m.

Recreation center offers activities for youth

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Basketball It is little league basketball season. Both boys and girls have three leagues. Pee Wee is for first- and second-graders, playing on an 8-foot goal at Valencia school. Junior league is for third- and fourth-graders playing on a 10-foot goal at Portales Junior High School. Senior League is for fifth- and sixth-graders playing on […]

Baseball’s Griffey still scores with fans

Kevin Wilson The Kid could do no wrong. For baseball fans who grew up in the 1990s, Ken Griffey Jr. was the best baseball player in the world. He homered in his first major league at-bat, and followed with numbers so prolific you wondered when, not if, he’d pass Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. Griffey […]