Johnson makes mark for Zias

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Eric Butler: CMI correspondent Tara Johnson has always been tenacious. Certainly, her tenacity combined with raw talent led to her playing for Portales High’s girls basketball and volleyball varsity teams while she was anywhere from two to four years younger than the rest of the players. Aggressiveness can sometimes have a side effect, and two […]

Zias fall to ACU in three

Freedom New Mexico Neely Borger collected 12 kills and eight block assists Saturday night as Abilene Christian cruised to a 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. ACU (17-12, 11-6 LSC) led most of the way, although the Zias (5-22, 1-17) made the first set interesting […]

ENMU sets enrollment record

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Alisa Boswell Strong recruiting, tough economic times and attentive faculty members have led to a new fall enrollment record at Eastern New Mexico University enrollment, according to university officials. Gamble said 5,574 students are enrolled at ENMU’s Portales campus this fall, a 9.7 percent increase over the 5,080 who enrolled last fall. First time freshman […]

July 20 — ENMU briefs

Students visiting Guatemala Students from multiple Eastern New Mexico campuses are participating in a Spanish language immersion trip to Guatemala this summer. Seventeen people went on the trip, which began July 3 and will end July 28. Participant Mackenzie Morris, a pre-physical therapy major with a Spanish minor, said the school participates in many such […]

My turn: Mom led by example

Faye Sloan, April 13, 1918—Nov. 7, 2010 Although I cannot take credit, my biggest accomplishment in life is being one of Faye Sloan’s children. Despite being in higher education for many years, I never learned as much as sitting on the couch talking with her about everything under the sun. Even when she disagreed, she […]

Zias cruise past Permian Basin

Freedom New Mexico Sophomore outside hitter Amber Durand and junior middle blockers Jessica King and Kristen Beck combined for 34 kills Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico defeated Texas-Permian Basin 25-18, 25-17, 25-18 in a non-conference volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (7-7) trailed only briefly early in each game before quickly taking control […]

Hounds’ Mitchell earns first-team All-America

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico junior cornerback Rodney Mitchell has been selected to the first-team defense of the NCAA Division II Don Hansen 2009 Football Gazette All-America team. Mitchell, from Sarasota, Fla., was one of three Lone Star Conference first-team selections. He tied for seventh in Divison II last season with seven interceptions, good […]

Grant will assist Elida with beautification efforts

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Elida has been undergoing a four-year-long cleanup aimed at making it a more attractive place to live. Led by members of the town government, volunteers have removed old cars, landscaped, picked up trash and otherwise cleaned up. Now, a $700,000 grant from Gov. Richardson’s Investment Partnership II is paying […]

Permian Basin avenges loss to Zias

Freedom New Mexico Texas-Permian Basin avenged a home loss last week to Eastern New Mexico University, edging the Zias 25-22, 27-25, 19-25, 25-20 Tuesday night in non-conference volleyball at Greyhound Arena. Alex Genung had 12 kills and Heather Sanchez added 11 for the Falcons (7-11), who led all the way in the fourth game after […]

Griffons get past Zias in four games

Freedom New Mexico Missouri Western rallied from a one-game deficit to beat Eastern New Mexico University 16-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-23 Friday night in the ENMU Invitational at Greyhound Arena. The Griffons (2-4) got 16 kills and eight digs from Kelli Sicner and 13 kills, 10 digs and three aces from Meghan Voelz. Western bailed out […]

Feb. 14, 1956

Two Clovis boys who robbed Portales Hardware two weeks before finally confessed the full story of the robbery to Clovis and Portales officers and led them to the majority of the missing merchandise. They had stored guns they stole in the wall behind a refrigerator at their home.

Aug. 26, 2008 ENMU Briefs

Faculty recital set for Friday Eastern New Mexico University music faculty member Travis Erwin will perform at the Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business Building at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29. Erwin is a twenty-year veteran of the guitar and will sing and play songs he has written over the past two […]

Lady Rams eliminated

ALBUQUERQUE — Santa Fe Indian School ended Portales’ string of reaching the Class 3A girls state championship game at seven, beating the Lady Rams 41-35 on Tuesday morning in a quarterfinal game at The Pit. Bethany Self and Gabby Garcia led Portales with 10 points each. More details will be reported as they become available.

Lady Tigers edge Vixens in five games

PNT Staff Report ELIDA — The District 3-1A volleyball season is at the midway point, and if Thursday night’s Elida-Fort Sumner match is any indication, it may be a wild finish. The Lady Tigers jumped out to an early two-game lead, but the Vixens rallied to force a fifth game before Elida won 25-21, 25-15, […]

Angelo State sweeps Zias

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer First-year Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Kim Falkenhagen knows her squad is close to being competitive in the Lone Star Conference. But Falkenhagen and her Zias are getting tired of being close. The Zias were swept by LSC South Division foe Angelo State on Saturday at Greyhound Arena […]

Goddard thumps Portales 35-0

The Goddard Rockets shutout the Portales Rams (0-5) Friday night at Roswell’s Wool Bowl 35-0. The Rockets led at the half 28-0.

Vixens work OT to get past Elida in district finals

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer ELIDA — The Fort Sumner Vixens led nearly the entire game Friday night, but needed clutch free-throw shooting to beat Elida 60-58 in overtime in the District 3-1A tournament championship. “Any time you play Elida and a Dan Howard team, and you come out of an Elida gym (with […]

Rams victorious in Ruidoso

PNT Staff Writer RUIDOSO—The Portales Rams beat the Ruidoso Warriors four out of five times last season. Saturday night, the Portales boys continued that trend with a 60-46 district win in the mountains. “Offensively we did a good job,” Portales head coach Mark Gallegos said. “We didn’t have the same kind of defensive intensity that […]

Lady Rams lose Shootout finale

By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Portales Lady Ram head coach Brenda Gomez said after Saturday night’s Ram Basketball Shootout loss that if she hadn’t looked at the scoreboard, she’d be more pleased than the night before. But scoreboard was working and the Lady Rams lost to Lubbock’s Trinity Christian 52-32. “The effort was there and […]

EPAC Capsules

Freedom Newspapers Boys • Fort Sumner (2-6) began the EPAC with serious offensive fire power, blowing out Grady 63-43 in a first round match-up. The Foxes earned themselves a second round game against No. 1 seeded Texico today at 8:15 p.m. Berry Stinnett scored 14 points and Cass Dimitroff chipped in 13 points as Fort […]