Mustangs clinch top seed with win over Hounds

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Fifth-ranked Midwestern State broke open a close game with a 14-2 run over a five-minute stretch early in the second half and the Mustangs went on to a 79-64 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night to clinch the top seed in next week’s Lone Star Conference […]

Seed cooking, beaded jewelry featured

Information on speed cooking, finishing a storage chest and making decoupage art will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Laura Dellutri will share two five-minute recipes in a segment she calls “Speed Cooking.” Her company is The Healthy Housekeeper Inc. in Overland Park, Kan. Bruce Johnson is […]

Wheat variety tests improving yields

By Rex Kirksey: Guest Columnist As the wheat harvest approaches, we are all hoping the threat of hail holds off for at least a few more weeks. But, even before this year’s wheat crop is out of the field, planting plans for next fall should be well under way. Proper variety selection is one management […]

Lady Rams earn No. 1 seed at state

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams have earned the No. 1 seed in the Class 3A girls state tennis tournament, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Sierra Vista Tennis Complex. Portales takes on eighth-seeded Ruidoso in a quarterfinal match at 9 a.m. Saturday. If the Lady Rams win, they advance to a semifinal […]

District 3-1A tournament schedule

District 3-1A (seeds in parentheses) Boys Tuesday (5) Elida at (2) Dora, 6 p.m. (4) Floyd at (3) Melrose, 6 p.m. Thursday Tuesday winners at higher seed, 6 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Fort Sumner, 7 p.m. Girls Monday (5) Dora at (2) Fort Sumner 6 p.m. (4) Floyd at (3) Melrose 6 p.m. Wednesday […]

Rams pull into tie for first

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer After the Portales Rams thumped Ruidoso, forcing a three way tie for first in Division 4-3A, Warriors coach Billy Page said it certainly did not feel like his team was still, technically, in first place. “It feels like we’re in last right now,” Page said. “They kicked our tails […]

Making the grade

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Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Twenty years ago, the cotton that sprouted in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico could be used to make a limited number of items because the quality was poor. But farmers these days are celebrating a higher quality product, according to many in the industry. Regionally grown cotton, once used […]

Football team earns No. 11 seed

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Albeit with an expanded field, the Portales Rams are again a playoff team after a two-year drought. Despite losing their final eight games of the season, the Rams (2-8) earned the No. 11 seed in Class 3A and will face Raton in a 7 p.m. Friday game at Tiger […]

Portales sweeps Ruidoso for district title

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The Portales volleyball team wanted to have two things by the time the weekend was over — the District 4-3A championship, and the No. 1 seed in Class 3A. After earning the first Saturday night, the team has no doubts it has earned the second. “I think we deserve […]

PHS boys open against Cuba

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By Dave Wagner Portales High boys basketball coach Mark Gallegos is hoping this week for a repeat of 2001, when both the Rams and the Lady Rams walked away with Class 3A state championship trophies. The PHS boys, who haven’t been to the state meet in Albuquerque since winning it that year, received the No. […]