Local Briefs, April 16, 2008

Girls softball coaches to meetThere will be a coaches meeting for Portales girls softball leagues at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Portales Recreation Center, 18th Street and Avenue I. All previous coaches and those interested in coaching are invited. Girls fastpitch signups and tryouts are Saturday at the Portales Softball Complex with the following schedule:8-under […]

1-30-08 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Wednesday — Don Essary, Linda West Friday — Bobbi Nall, Kathy Duncan Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • Lion’s club will meet Monday at 7:00pm 4-H meeting held […]

Rams one game from district schedule

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer As the cold air begins to arrive in eastern New Mexico, so does the Portales Rams’ final pre-district opponent. The Rams host the Roswell High Coyotes Friday night at Greyhound Stadium (7 p.m.) to finish out their pre-district lineup. Many New Mexico high school football coaches schedule a weak […]

Sept. 11 remembrances planned

• In remembrance of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a ceremony will be held at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Portales National Bank. • The Portales Lion’s Club has also added Sept. 11 to their normal schedule of flags that are placed throughout town. The flags will be placed in remembrance […]

Extreme makeover for Zia basketball

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers To say the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team will have a different look in 2007-08 could be considered a serious understatement. Only four players who were active on last year’s 14-12 squad (5-9 Lone Star Conference South) will be back, plus redshirts Erica Cook and Vanessa O’Neal. Second-year […]

Rams slam Clovis Wildcats

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Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Portales boys tennis coach Wade Fraze didn’t mind his team’s mini-break in the schedule. The Rams had been idle for nine days before Thursday’s dual against Clovis, but hardly missed a beat in handing the Wildcats an 8-1 shellacking. Girls teams were scheduled to play, but that match was canceled because […]

Unlucky number 7 for Rams

By Mickey Winfield: CNJ staff writer The Portales Rams make their return to the New Mexico Class 3A state playoffs Friday night, though they’d prefer the New Mexico Activities Association gave them the week off. Despite one of the toughest Class 3A schedules in the state and a District 4-3A championship under their belt, the […]

Transition part of local learning

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers In a little more than two weeks, area students will return to school. Awaiting some are significant changes. Here is a closer view of alterations in area school districts. Clovis High School Tradition returns — in the form of scheduling, at least. At the high school, students will return to […]

Make time to forget about time

Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers We’re such control freaks these days. We like to control our time. Control our space. Control how long our meetings last. Control agendas. Control how much input and output we will take from others and so on. I’m an admitted control freak. I control the air conditioner in my car. I […]

Ram teams hitting the road

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Whether it’s the boys or the girls, whether district play starts this week or next, both Portales teams have the same philosophy with their pre-district schedules. A loss against Class 5A Clovis is better than an easy win against just about anybody else. It’s the reason why the Portales […]