Major league game includes airmen

USAF photo: Senior Airman Marleah Miller Maj. Gen. William Chambers, director of communication for the office of the secretary of the Air Force, administers the oath of enlistment to Air Force recruits during the Washington Nationals Air Force Appreciation Night held on Aug. 29. By Staff By Staff Sgt. Monique Randolph: Secretary of the Air […]

Local Briefs Aug. 20, 2008

Ortega elected Municipal League VP Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. was elected vice president of the New Mexico Municipal League on Thursday during the organization’s annual conference in Clovis, according to a NMML press release. He previously served as treasurer. Las Cruces Councilor Dolores Conner was elected president and Barb Wiard, mayor pro tem of […]

City league tryouts set for Saturday

PNT Staff Report The Portales City League will be holding tryouts for football Saturday at City Park. The tryouts will begin at 9 a.m. for the junior league (third and fourth grade) and 1 p.m. for the senior league fifth and sixth grade), said league organizer Ron Jackson. “This is a very important to the […]

Municipal conference under way in Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico As students-to-be filled the registration lines at Clovis Community College, education was already going on at the school. Dignitaries were doing the learning, as they soaked in policy and how they could effectively implement it at the first day of the New Mexico Municipal League Conference. The conference, held […]

Municipal League conference in Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Peggy Tedford normally doesn’t have a problem filling her hotel, as she estimates all 69 rooms at the Fairfield Inn and Suites are booked four days per week. This week, she’ll have no problem — period — thanks to the New Mexico Municipal League. “We’ve actually been booked up […]

All-Stars advance to championship

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County All-Stars advanced to the state 10-11 Little League all-star championship in Deming with a win Wednesday. With a 6-0 win against Carlsbad Wednesday night the All-Stars have earned a spot in the championship game against Albuquerque Eastdale.“They worked their tail off,” said assistant coach Clint Walker. “They played a […]

Roosevelt All-stars headed to Deming

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor For some of the players it will be the third year in a row to participate at a state Little League all-star tournament. For Coach Sammy Villanueva, it’s his fifth consecutive year. Villanueva is hoping all that experience will serve this year’s Roosevelt County 10-11 year-old all-stars well at […]

RC all-stars headed to state

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For the second consecutive season, the Roosevelt County 10- and 11-year-old all-stars are New Mexico Little League district champions, cruising undefeated through the District 3 tournament. The boys from Roosevelt County completed their perfect run in Tuesday night’s championship contest beating Clovis American at Portales’ Rotary Park 10-9. “Both teams came to play tonight,” Roosevelt […]

Hobbs pounds Portales in summer softball

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Hobbs beat Portales 10-2 Monday afternoon. The Lady Rams are 5-7 in summer league play, and travel to Clovis on Thursday.

Baseball ’roids report may demonize unfairly

Editorial The release of a report by former Democratic Sen. George Mitchell on the use in Major League Baseball of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs certainly received plenty of attention. Although the Mitchell investigation was conducted without benefit of subpoenas, cross-examination, any interaction between accuser and accused or sworn testimony, all the named players […]

NFL doing viewers grave disservice

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico “Turn to page 38,” Shawn told me. I was holding Shawn’s copy of the NFL Shop catalog, and was considering a new 49ers jacket until he alerted me to the collectible Super Bowl book on page 38. It was quite a book, leatherbound with a case and handling gloves, […]

October 14, 1958

• Damp weather diverted harvest crews from the cotton fields to peanut stacking. A critical shortage of harvest labor continued according to Robert Dunn, supervisor for the New Mexico Employment office in Portales. • The Portales Drug bowling team scored it’s second win in the commercial league. The team is the only team to be undefeated […]

NFL imposed time limits unfair

Editorial The National Football League has picked another fight this year with the news media, which have helped make it the world’s most profitable sports franchise. There has been an uproar about vests that all news photojournalists are supposed to wear while on the sidelines of every football game. The vests carry two versions of […]

Hound soccer picked fourth SSC poll

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women, who made the Lone Star Conference soccer tournament for the first time last season, were chosen for sixth place in the league’s preseason poll released this week. In the five-team men’s Southwest Soccer Conference, ENMU was picked for fourth place. Polls were voted on by […]

ENMU players picked up for NBC tourney

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Playing for the Amarillo-based West Texas Outlaws in the wood-bat Red River League, Eastern New Mexico University baseball players Seth Clabaugh and Clayton Young will have their summer seasons extended. Both were picked up by the Oklahoma A’s, another league member featuring mostly players from fellow Lone Star Conference schools […]

Acosta meets, greets Portales youths

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer 17-year-old Ryan Acosta may be on the verge of fame and fortune with the Chicago Cubs, but Wednesday evening, he chose to spend time with some excited Portales Little Leaguers. The former Portales Ram was drafted in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Cubs […]

July 19, 1977

• Portales resident Kay Quisenberry returned home after spending nearly a year on Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia. While there, she attended Summerside High school as an exchange student. Quisenberry was sponsored by the Portales Rotary Club. • The Blue Jays won the league championship of Junior League boys baseball. • Eighty acres of productive land […]

Former Ram drafted by Cubs

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A former Ram could become a Cub — or possibly a Bulldog. In the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft earlier this month, the Chicago Cubs picked former Portales Ram Ryan Acosta from Clearwater Central Catholic High School in Florida. And the 17-year-old also has a full-ride […]

Portales Little League applauds pitch limits

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer New guidelines for little league baseball pitchers is changing the way coaches and players approach the game and according to many — is saving little arms for high school, college and beyond. Roosevelt and Curry County have played the 2007 season under Little League International’s new pitch count program […]

Portales-born Ross readies for MLB season

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales to Miami by way of Carlsbad, Detroit, Los Angeles and Cincinnati. That’s the long route that Florida Marlins outfielder Cody Ross took to reach his sunny Major League Baseball destination. Cody’s parents Kenny and Janet Ross lived with Kenny’s mom and dad in Portales in 1980 while Cody’s […]