Top-ranked Angelo State rolls to 11-2 win over Zias

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State, the top-ranked team in NCAA Division II, flashed its power on Saturday and rolled to an 11-2 Lone Star Conference South Division victory in the opener of a three-game series. Senior shortstop Macy Baker gave the Rambelles (24-3, 3-1 South) a 1-0 lead with a two-out […]

Hound soccer ranked fifth in region

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has moved up two notches to fifth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II South Central Region poll. ENMU (3-2-2) is one of three Southwest Soccer Conference teams in the poll, with Midwestern State first and West Texas A&M second. Incarnate […]

Fourth-ranked Abilene Christian cruises past Greyhounds

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BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo knew it would be tough for his team to just line up and play with fourth-ranked Abilene Christian, so he decided to throw a few things at the Wildcats. Like an onside kick to start the game (it didn’t work), a 2-point conversion off the […]

Portales schools tops in Reading First

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer No child is getting left behind in Portales schools, when it comes to reading on the kindergarten through third grade level, anyway. Portales schools were recently ranked first in the state in the Reading First program. During a Tuesday night Portales School Board meeting, Trina Lujan, director of Federal […]

Zia softball upsets 17th-ranked Mustangs

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank pitched a four-hitter and drove in the game’s only run with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly as Eastern New Mexico University blanked 17th-ranked Midwestern State 1-0 on Saturday in the St. Mary’s Classic softball tournament. The Zias (1-3) lost their first game on Saturday to ninth-ranked host […]

ENMU Zias fall against Lady Buffs

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women may have caught nationally-ranked rival West Texas A&M a bit off-guard Saturday night. It only took the Lady Buffs about 3 1/2 minutes to get back on track. WT (12-3, 2-0 South), ranked No. 22 nationally, went on an 18-0 run to wipe out […]

Texans toast Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Going into Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash against 10th-ranked Tarleton State without starting quarterback Michael Benton made Eastern New Mexico University’s odds longer than they already were. Freshman Anthony Ramos performed capably for ENMU in his first collegiate start, but the Texans simply had […]

Hounds get another challenge

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico The challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team was already significant. This week, facing 10th-ranked and unbeaten Tarleton State at Blackwater Draw, it has gotten even tougher. The Greyhounds (4-3, 0-3 South) came out of Saturday’s 62-31 loss at West Texas A&M beaten up, especially on offense. […]

Local peanut butter gets national recognition

PNT Staff Report A peanut butter made in Portales is ranked No. 1 by a national home improvement magazine. Sunland’s natural creamy variety of its Valencia peanut butter is rated No. 1 among six peanut butters featured in Better Homes and Gardens Fall Decorating issue out this month, according to Sunland officials. “That’s really exciting […]

Hound soccer ranked

Freedom Newspapers For the first time in the four-year history of the program, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is ranked in the Midwest Region, earning a No. 8 spot this week. All five Southwest Soccer Conference teams were ranked in the top 10, with Midwestern State second, West Texas A&M fifth, Northeastern […]

Roosevelt County women rank fifth in Status of Women report

Samantha Lujan Roosevelt County was ranked as the fifth best county for women in New Mexico in a report released by the state’s Commission on the Status of Women. The Status of Women in New Mexico Counties report provides the ranks of all 33 counties based on women’s employment and earnings, reproductive rights, health and […]

Clovis chamber ranks third in growth

Freedom Newspapers The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is the third fastest growing and the fifth largest Chamber in New Mexico, according to New Mexico Business Weekly. The business journal ranked New Mexico Chambers by percent changes in members from last year, according to Megan Kamerick, Special Sections Editor of New Mexico Business Weekly. Clovis […]

Rams hope to be ready for Artesia

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By Dave Wagner It’s been a while since the Portales High Rams have played a football game. Since losing on Sept. 17 at Denver City, Texas, PHS has been in action for just two quarters — a weather-shortened 14-0 loss to Roswell Goddard the following week at Blackwater Draw. Now, coming off an open date, […]

Hinson en route to top QB spot

By Dave Wagner Unless he gets hurt or something goes drastically wrong, senior Steven Hinson will be ENMU’s starting quarterback this fall for the second consecutive year. Elliott said after Saturday’s situational scrimmage at the ENMU practice facility that the real battle is for the No. 2 position. “Steven’s No. 1, (redshirt freshman) Michael Benton’s […]

Grant intended for street repairs denied

Tony Parra New Mexico Community Development Council members rejected a block grant of $496,000 on Wednesday to help Portales projects in various street repairs around the city. The $496,000 would have gone to street repairs and other city projects. Community Development Director Darla Wilhoit, City Manager Debi Lee and Mayor Orlando Ortega were in Albuquerque […]

Greyhounds to find out fate tonight

By Dave Wagner After having to sit and wait for several days, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team will find out its fate in the NCAA Division II tournament tonight. Selections for the eight-team South Central Region tournament will be announced at 8:30 p.m. (MST) today. The Greyhound, ranked fifth in the region […]