Bull riding off my bucket list

Staying aboard a 2,000-pound bovine for eight seconds. Yes sir, I can now scratch that one off my bucket list. OK, I wasn’t exactly aboard a raging bull in a rodeo arena, hell-bent on throwing me off his back. Instead it was a docile Texas Longhorn steer complete with a comfortable Western saddle. It was […]

Time for some GOP candidates to call it a day

Freedom New Mexico The TV networks declared Mitt Romney the winner in New Hampshire about five seconds after the polls closed, so commentators had to scramble to find something interesting to say the rest of the night. It wasn’t easy. Mr. Romney had been expected to win Tuesday’s GOP primary and did. Jon Huntsman tried […]

Rodeo spectators in for wild ride

Rodeo as a spectator sport has been growing in attendance. Maybe it is because it is live-action, close to home, reasonably priced and rated PG. NASCAR has a similar appeal. As rodeo moves into the ranks of other professional sports, you notice a consistency in the show. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association runs a tight […]

Seconds matter in team roping

Julie Bryant CLOVIS — In team roping, seconds can mean thousands of dollars to be won, or lost, and that was the case for more than 200 team ropers who made their way on Saturday to the Curry County Event Center to compete in the United States Team Roping Championships Southwest Regionals. Among them was […]

My turn: Tragedy turned into life lesson

Ten seconds… If it had taken Jo Laney’s husband of eight years, Tom, that much longer to buy coffee at a West Texas convenience store, he would be alive and Jo would not be in Portales. Under drizzly, darkening skies around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 21, 2004, Tom, 57, was headed home to Roanoke, Texas, […]

Feb. 16, 1982

The Ramettes basketball team beat the Clovis Lady Wildcats, asserting their winning record of 11-9. The victory was finally won when Sharon Gamble scored four points in the final 46 seconds to lift Portales to a 50-47 win.

Hounds earn tie with UT-PB

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Freedom New Mexico Twenty seconds away from victory, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team had to settle for a 2-2 double-overtime tie against Texas-Permian Basin Tuesday at the ENMU pitch. Sophomore midfielder Edgar Bear scored his first goal of the season and added an assist later for the Greyhounds (1-1-1), who played to […]

Pioneers Days Rodeo results

At Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, Clovis Bearback riding: 1. Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash. 86; 2. Chauncey Kirby, Fort McDowell, Ariz. 83; 3. Forest Bramwell, Pagosa Springs, Colo. 80; 4/5. Tim Shirley, Conifer, Colo. and Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo. 79. Steer wrestling: 1. Tony Larson, Sheridan, Wyo. 3.9 seconds; 2/3. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. and […]

Greyhounds fall in overtime

Freedom New Mexico TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior guard Ricky Branham hit a go-ahead 3-pointer early in overtime and Northeastern State pulled away for a 77-68 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night. The Greyhounds (2-6), losing their fifth game in a row, dug themselves out of a 17-point, first-half […]

Rams take 10th at state track

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Tyler Anderson has quietly provided a significant boost for the Portales boys track team this season. The junior, who transferred from Elida in the fall after finishing second in last year’s Class 1A state 100, scored 10 points in three events on Saturday to help the Rams to […]