Floyd High gridders teach lesson for all: Just keep playing

Editorial Coach Rafael Roybal was not oozing confidence when his Floyd High School football team traveled to Roswell to play two-time defending state-champion Gateway Christian on Saturday. When the teams played in September at Floyd, Gateway Christian won 62-0. Roybal knew his team had improved since then, rebounding to record its first winning season in […]

CHS students take to stage with production of “The Elephant Man”

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom Newspapers Equipped with professionally-created special effects, and a crew of approximately 30 determined drama students, the theater department of Clovis High School will present “The Elephant Man” Nov. 7-9 at the Lyceum Theatre. Widely known as the elephant man in the 1800s, John Merrick was stricken with a disease believed by […]

Students take on classic story

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The mystery and mystique of the Headless Horseman will come to life on stage during “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” opening at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the University Center Theatre. Hosted by the Department of Theatre and Dance at Eastern New Mexico University, the play is an adaptation […]

Lady Rams 2-0 in district, beat Lovington

PNT Staff Report Some good teams win despite sloppy play, while others win big district games on the road in a tough atmosphere. The Portales Lady Rams (14-8, 2-0) did both Tuesday night, beating the Lady Wildcats (6-11, 1-2) in three games at Lovington; 25-20, 25-18, 25-18. The Portales girls were coming off wins at […]

PHS students present play

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Amid the chaos and confusion a play is born. Portales High School drama students will be performing the play “You Can’t Take It With You” beginning tonight and running through Monday evening. Set in 1936, the play follows the Sycamore and Kirby families, one wealthy and the other not. […]

Portales soccer swept at Ruidoso

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales boys and girls soccer teams traveled into the mountains Tuesday afternoon to play the Ruidoso varsity, and both the Rams and Lady Rams exited with a 10-0 loss. Both games were cut short, and Ruidoso led both games 8-0 at the half. “We played pretty well,” Ram […]

AYSO introduces sport of soccer to youth

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Each week, hundreds of Roosevelt and Curry County children burn off energy and learn life-long lessons as they run up and down area soccer fields in the American Youth Soccer Organization. According to AYSO regional commissioner Jolene Nauman, approximately 350 children from 4 to 13 play on about 50 […]

ENMU seeking 4-0 start

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s option offense, potent through its first three games this season, should face its stiffest test so far tonight when the Greyhounds take on Central Oklahoma in a Lone Star Conference crossover contest at Edmond, Okla. The Greyhounds lead NCAA Division II in rushing at 427.3 […]

Portales soccer sweeps Artesia

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales boys and girls shut out the Artesia junior varsity on the Portales soccer pitch Thursday, sweeping Artesia in advance of a rain storm. The Rams took a quick 1-0 lead in the first half thanks to a Martin Santebanez goal. “I thought we played pretty well,” Ram […]

Zias equal consecutive win record

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team scored three times in the first 21 minutes and cruised to a 3-1 win over Colorado Christian on Friday. Sophomore forward Samantha Lawrence had two of the goals for the Zias (5-2), who tied the school record with their fifth consecutive victory. ENMU won […]

Hirschi Huskies hustle Rams in Lubbock

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams expected to be tested Saturday night against Wichita Falls-Hirschi at Lubbock’s Lowrey Field. If Saturday’s game was a test, the Rams want a re-do after a 31-6 loss. The Rams (0-2) fell into a 21-0 halftime hole, and never found their way out of it. “We […]

Zias cruise to easy win over CSW

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Once they scored, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team was pretty much assured of winning. Facing a College of the Southwest squad in transition, to say the least, the Zias were locked in a 1-0 dual before scoring three goals in a span of less than two […]

Portales seeking first win

PNT Staff Report The Portales Rams head east to Lubbock tonight in search of their first win of the young season. Head coach Andy Correll’s crew are at Lubbock’s Lowrey Field tonight to play Wichita Falls-Hirschi (7 p.m.) “They’re extremely athletic,” Correll said. “(They’re) very quick, very fast. We’re going to have to definitely play […]

Greyhounds win home opener

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University defense had tried to get its hands on Northeastern State quarterback Joe Hogan all night — without success. Then, with the game on the line early in the fourth quarter, junior defensive end David Reed found himself with a clean shot. He […]

It’s their job: Barbara Craig

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Barbara Craig Job: Owner, The Laundromutt — All Breed Pet Grooming Time on the Job: Starting her fourth year in business. Background: Before opening her business, Craig drove a school bus and did substitute teaching. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Taking care of dogs and cats, […]

Hounds scorch Bacone College in opener

Freedom Newspapers MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University broke its team single-game rushing yards record on Saturday and the Greyhounds cruised to a 63-20 win over Bacone College in the season opener for both teams. Senior quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns while his backup, J.T. Thompson, added 171 yards […]

Dora sends two to All-Star game

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The city of Dora will have its fingerprint all over the boys 1A-2A South All-Star basketball team when it faces the North 6 p.m. Thursday at the Pit in Albuquerque. Dora head coach Ty Thatcher will coach the South with two home-grown Coyotes, as seniors Ryan Craig and Casey […]

Portales girls start Lubbock tourney with two wins

PNT Staff Report The Portales Sun Devils 10-and-under girls fast-pitch softball team won their first two games in pool play at the Regional softball tournament in Lubbock and earned a bye in the first round of bracket play. The Sun Devils beat the Hobbs Rangers 16-3 late Friday night in the first game of pool […]

Zia coaching icon enjoys retirement

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer After five years of retirement, the most successful coach in Zia basketball history still feels the competitive fires within, but now the inferno burns on the golf course instead of the basketball court. Wayne Moore registered 327 wins in his 22 years coaching the Eastern New Mexico University Zias […]

All-Stars head to state tourney

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Little League coach Sammy Villanueva is taking his fourth consecutive Roosevelt County All-Star team to the New Mexico state tournament. This year, he’s taking the 10-and-11 year-olds to Taos. As the District 3 champions, the Roosevelt County boys will play Albuquerque Mile High in the first round Saturday morning […]