High schoolers organize 2006 Relay for Life

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though it’s open to everybody, the 2006 Relay for Life will be like the inventions that Norville Barnes created in the 1994 film “The Hudsucker Proxy:” You know, for kids. The annual fund-raising event for cancer research is entering its first stages for 2006, and the stages will be done […]

Heritage Days: Fiddlin’, fun

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Hundreds of people came out to the annual Heritage Days celebration at City Park on Saturday to fiddle around, rev up their cycles, place their pets on parade and show off their wheels. For the first fiddler’s contest, 22 contestants — young and old — sharpened up their bows […]

Four score for Portales

By Dave Wagner ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s track teams were relegated to four scoring finishes over the weekend in Class 3A state competition at the University of New Mexico. PHS posted three sixths for three points in boys competition while the girls came up with a fifth-place finish, good for two points, when eighth-grader Kelsi […]

Portales sending 18 athletes to state track meet

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PNT Staff Portales’ track coaches were pleased with results from last weekend’s District 4-3A track championships in Ruidoso, and will go to this weekend’s state meet in Albuquerque with 18 athletes between the boys and girls squad. The girls, by the numbers, had a better weekend, qualifying an additional seven athletes at the meet — […]

Floyd finishes fourth at state

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Noel Carpenter placed in three individual events and helped Floyd score in two relays as the Lady Broncos compiled 37 points to finish fourth in team standings in the Class 1A state track meet on Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico track. Cimarron ran away with team […]

Track teams finish fourth

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — Both Portales High track teams finished fourth behind host Lovington, Artesia and Roswell High in Friday’s seven-school Ross Black Relays. For the boys, the best finishes were seconds by Tyler Johnson in discus (125-8 3/4) and the 1,600 relay team of Steven Heckert, Amador Lujan, Joey Moore and Jason Needham (3:45.10). […]

Fort Sumner cruises in 3-1A

By Dave Wagner MELROSE — Floyd’s girls nearly slipped up and stole a Class 1A state track championship a year ago, falling three points short of heavily-favored Fort Sumner. The Lady Broncos’ job will be much harder this year, but they have hopes of doing well in next weekend’s Class 1A state meet in Albuquerque. […]

Relay gets money for cancer research

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Months of planning, capped off by a 15-hour event, netted more than $27,000 towards cancer research at this weekend’s Relay for Life. The event, which ran from 6 p.m. Friday night to 9 a.m. Saturday morning at Greyhound Arena, featured an estimated 700 participants who fund-raised and walked on […]

Gerleve stays undefeated

PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Zach Gerleve remained unbeaten in javelin competition this season and gained the NCAA provisional qualifying distance by throwing 194 feet, 3 inches on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference track and field meet, hosted by Angelo State University. Gerleve, who has won in all […]

April 24 Portales Junior HIgh News

Track results April 14 found the boys’ track teams earning points in Melrose. Coach Jeremy Berry states that all the boys ran hard and competed well. The eighth-grade team placed fifth out of 14 teams with most of the runners improving on times and distances from the previous week. Highlights for the eighth grade came […]

Community gears up for Relay for Life

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Every time Kevin Gardels plays his songs about his battle with cancer, he likes to think it’s meaningful to at least one new person. This week, Gardels wants it to be meaningful towards a friend who died of cancer, as Portales residents will take steps of their own in […]

Rams post sweep over Ruidoso

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — Junior Justin Gilchrist earned a first-game pitching victory and homered twice in the second game on Saturday as Portales High’s baseball team opened District 4-3A action with a 16-8, 21-14 sweep of Ruidoso. With the wind blowing out, the teams combined for 59 runs and 59 hits in the two games, […]

Young Ram team looking to make mark at state track

By Kevin Wilson Amador Lujan is a youngster in the definition of a high-schooler, but the sophomore is a veteran when the Portales Rams take the track today in the state meet. “I won’t be as nervous,” the 5-foot-11, 155-pound sprinter said of his second foray into the state track meet at the University of […]

ENMU track teams finish in last place

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Ricardo Hernandez and Zach Gerleve highlighted Eastern New Mexico University performances over the weekend in the two-day Lone Star Conference track meet. ENMU finished last in both divisions of the six-team meet, scoring 28 points on the men’s side and 11 in women’s competition. Angelo State ended Abilene Christian’s 20-year […]

Ram baseball going to state

Freedom Newspapers BAYARD — Portales senior T.C. Nusser threw a two-hitter, pacing the Ram baseball team to an 11-2 win over Cobre in Saturday’s Class 3A regional game. With the win, the Rams (17-9) earned their first state tournament berth since 1997. They will play Thursday against the winner of Saturday’s contest between Bloomfield and […]

Relay finished in Clovis

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The final walkers in Clovis’ annual Relay for Life finished the legs of their relay at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Co-chairwoman Kay Prater said Sunday the walkers raised a total of $59,499.77, although on-line contributions and all the money from sponsors were not yet in. “The relay went very, very smoothly […]

Relay for Life set for weekend

Kay Prater is a statistical rarity: A survivor of two different types of cancer. That’s one reason why she is serving as one of two co-chairs for the 2004 Relay for Life, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday and run until 10 a.m. Saturday at Ned Houk Park. “I have a very strong family […]