Local lady discovers ailments by looking into others eyes

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Her home, even from the outside, bears signs of her faith: A stone statue of the Virgin Mary on the porch, a copy of the Ten Commandments in the yard. The theme continues inside. And also with her words. “The human body is a miracle. … God, as the Bible says, […]

Portales sweeps into semifinals

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Knowing Socorro was going to take away the middle, Portales used the outside to move on to the next round. Four Lady Rams had nine or more kills as Portales swept Socorro 25-20, 25-22, 25-19 in the first round of the Class 3A state tournament Thursday at La […]

9-10 Obituaries

Leo W. “Bud” Self Services:2 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Leo W. “Bud” Self, 94, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born Feb. 2, 1911, in McKinney, Texas, to Frances Rosetta and Floyd Evert Self. He married Mae Bell Earwood on Sept. 30, 1933, in Hugo, […]

Smith, Self win PHS awards

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By Kevin Wilson Chris Smith’s senior year at Portales High School was in all probability going to go down as a frustrating one, as injuries took their toll during the football, basketball and track seasons. “The year was one of the worst years, as far as I was concerned,” said Smith. Smith’s year took a […]

Maypole to unwind at high school

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Tana Prewitt has been planning the perfect waltz for four years. It was in eighth grade that Prewitt and Bradley West, her friend since kindergarten, agreed to wind Maypole together during their senior year at Portales High School. Prewitt and West, along with 27 other couples, will do just that […]

Tennis team members earn third-place awards

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Even after she woke up on Thursday, Portales sophomore Morgan Erf knew she was due for another wake-up call later that morning. This one, however, wasn’t from the hotel front desk. It was, instead, from the preeminent girls prep player in the state over the last two years […]

Tennis teams advance to state

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PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales made a strong showing at the weekend’s District 4/1-3A tournament this weekend at New Mexico Military Institute, as both the boys and girls team made the state tournament along with six individual players. The Lady Rams, who have won the last two state team championships, will go in as the […]

PHS tennis teams knock off Clovis

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By Dave Wagner Portales High’s tennis teams have gotten the better of Clovis for quite a few years, and Thursday’s matchup at the PHS tennis courts was no different. The Portales boys posted a 7-2 win over Clovis, while the girls notched an 8-1 victory over the Lady Wildcats. Clovis, though, did take five matches […]

PHS splits tennis duals at NMMI

PNT Staff ROSWELL — The Portales High girls tennis team didn’t lose a set all day and cruised past New Mexico Military 9-0 in a District 4-3A dual on Tuesday. The Lady Rams improved to 11-2 for the season, including 2-1 in district duals. NMMI won the boys matchup 6-3, dropping PHS to 7-6 (1-2). […]

PHS tennis squads rout Artesia

PNT Staff ARTESIA — Portales High’s tennis teams had no trouble with Artesia on Tuesday, not losing a set all day in rolling to 9-0 victories. The PHS boys lost only five games in singles and seven in doubles in improving their dual record for the year to 6-4. Chris Kirchner, Chance Plummer and Nathan […]

April 1 Obituaries

Ronald Sleezer, 64 Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Muffley Funeral Home Chapel in Clovis. Ronald Everett “Ron” Sleezer, 64, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Friday, March 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on Dec. 29, 1940, in Kansas, to Ernest Everett and Genevieve Veturia DeLong Sleezer. He was a bartender, and a member […]

Lady Rams take team title in Roswell meet

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales High’s girls swept all 10 doubles matches and edged Hobbs on a tiebreaker for the team title of a six-team invitational tournament Friday and Saturday, hosted by Roswell High. Portales and Hobbs each finished with 15 wins in 20 matches, but the Lady Rams won the head-to-head competition 3-1 for […]

Wit and wisdom from the Black side

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist “These are javalina,” pointed out the zoo tour guide. “Tayassu tajacu, the collared peccary.” “Pig family,” I commented, in an effort to dazzle the sixth-graders on the tour. “No,” stated the guide. “A common mistake made by the ill-informed unknowledgeable ranger groupies who cover up their ignorance of the species […]

PHS tennis teams place third, fourth

PNT Staff ROSWELL — In their first action of the year, the Portales boys and girls tennis teams each ended up in the third-place match on Saturday in the Goddard Invitational. From that point, it was a story of small breaks — the girls got them and finished third, while the boys didn’t and finished […]

PHS tennis squads looking for good things this spring

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By Dave Wagner Portales High senior Rachelle Self has already enjoyed a highly successful high school tennis career — three Class 3A state team titles in four years, going back to eighth grade. She’s also qualified for state in doubles each of the last two years. With only one player lost to graduation, she’s pretty […]

Lady Rams’ solid play overwhelms Goddard

By Dave Wagner Bethany Self was hot, and her teammates kept on feeding her. Self, a 5-foot-11 freshman, took advantage of crisp passes to score a career-best 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting Tuesday night as Portales High’s girls rolled over Roswell Goddard 64-37 at the PHS gym. The Lady Rams collected 18 assists — spread […]

Portales girls squads enjoy success

By Dave Wagner Two highly successful girls programs, two almost completely different rosters. But the results have been remarkably similar. Portales High has enjoyed runs of three Class 3A state championships in four years — 2001, 2003 and 2004 — for both girls basketball and tennis. In 2002 the basketball team finished second at state, […]

Lady Rams overcome illnesses to gain semis

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — The defending Class 3A state champion Portales Lady Rams overcame the loss of three players to food poisoning Thursday to advance to the state tournament semifinals at Manzano High School. PHS finished third in four-team Pool B, splitting six games, then outlasted Pool A runnerup Shiprock 19-25, 25-20, 25-22, 23-25, 18-16 […]

Former ENMU student publishes book

By Laurie Stone Former Eastern New Mexico University student Gloria Hightower put her sleepless nights to use, and now has a book to show for it. Hightower, who attended ENMU from 1955-56 has a murder mystery out called The Cotton Rope Strangler. She chose to self-publish her book with the encouragement of her writing group […]

June 6 Obituaries

Adelaide Gregory, 89 Mrs. Adelaide Dorcas Self Gregory, 89, of Albuquerque, died Friday, June 4, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born Nov. 7, 1914 in Tupelo, Okla., to Ross and Sabra Self. Mrs. Gregory graduated from Quitiquae High School in Quitiquae, Texas, and went on to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas Tech […]