Elida graduates six seniors

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — A night of remembering, honoring and celebrating the high school careers of the six Elida High School seniors had some of the graduates and few audience members shedding tears. The ceremony, which included Secretary of Education Veronica Garcia as guest speaker and a senior video of the […]

Wildcats foil PHS’ bid

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PNT staff The Portales Rams had rival Lovington on the ropes Tuesday — not once, but twice. Both times, the Wildcats were able to pick themselves off the deck with sixth-inning rallies, winning the opener 3-2 and the second game 6-4 to lock up the District 4-3A regular-season title. Strong pitching performances by junior Mario […]

Tarleton rallies for split with Hounds

PNT staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Since winning 16 of its first 20 games, it’s been either feast or famine for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. After scoring just six runs in a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader loss to Tarleton State on Friday, the Greyhounds erupted for 22 hits in a 22-5 […]

Hounds suffer first loss in split with Orediggers

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With a six-game winning streak hanging in the balance, the Greyhounds ended up taking measures to give them better odds of avoiding a two-game losing streak. Matt Thome allowed two runs on two hits and struck out nine in a complete-game effort, and three-run efforts in the third and […]

Wildcats jump out to early lead, beat Hounds

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Cameron Holson’s 3-pointer after just 16 seconds kicked off a game-opening 17-5 run that included five 3-pointers, and Abilene Christian held off Eastern New Mexico University 82-73 on Saturday in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball. Senior guard Demarquez Rembert scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and senior […]

Eight-man introduced for competitive balance

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers With eight-man football starting next fall, the New Mexico Activities Association is hoping to get more schools and more players involved. Melrose coach Dickie Roybal, who has won two six-man titles in nine seasons, said he just hopes his quarterbacks can remember the new rules. “The hardest part is gonna […]

Hounds up to No. 8 in region

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico coach Mark Ribaudo is unsure if the Greyhounds would have been ready to play undefeated West Texas A&M in the second or third week of the season. Instead, the teams meet this week for the Lone Star Conference South Division lead in the Buffaloes’ homecoming game at […]

Floyd in rebuilding mode

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Texico Wolverines have gotten used to playing in the state Class 1A championship game. Despite significant graduation losses, sixth-year coach Mike Prokop thinks his team is capable of making a run at a third consecutive crown and fifth appearance in a row in the title clash. “We expect to […]

Cannon dedicates memorial

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — With golden-tipped shovels in their hands, six survivors of the Bataan Death March stood at the Cannon Air Force Base POW/MIA Park on Friday. The men, their faces weathered, some sporting caps and cowboy hats, dug into the Earth, breaking ground for a new granite […]

April 24 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Nubia Acosta, 20, pled no contest to no driver’s license and no insurance and was ordered to pay fines. • Russell Shipman, 25, pled no contest to driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and was ordered to serve 90 days of […]

Long, Ruiz named six-man All-Americans

By Dave Wagner Melrose’s Carlos Ruiz and Floyd’s Jerrod Long are known as two of the best six-man football players in the state. Now they’ll be known as two of the best six-man players in the country. Six-Man Illustrated, a publication dedicated to six-man football based out of Big Spring (Texas), named Ruiz and Long […]

Rams rally to complete twin bill sweep of Robertson

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By Dave Wagner Junior Tomas Sotelo’s home run backed shutout pitching from Justin Gilchrist and Mario Salazar in the opener and catcher Tyler Rutherford led a 12-hit attack with two doubles and a triple in the nightcap as the Portales High baseball team posted a 4-0, 11-6 sweep of Las Vegas Robertson on Saturday at […]

PHS golfers open Monday at Hobbs

By Dave Wagner Portales High’s golf teams swing into action on Monday in the Hobbs Invitational. The boys graduated Class 3A state individual champion Kevin Welch, but coach Pat Crowley said the Rams have plenty of competition for spots behind seniors Dale Welch and Trevor Ferguson and juniors Chris Adkins and Matthew Parkey, all of […]

Nelson coming for May concert

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University officials have announced that country music legend Willie Nelson will be in concert on the ENMU campus six weeks from today. The show is set for 7:30 p.m. on May 11 in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building on the ENMU campus. Tickets will be on sale […]

Feb. 27 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Carlos Curley, 41, pled guilty to a probation violation and will serve 182 days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center. • Donna Hernandez, 37, pled guilty to driving on a revoked license and will serve seven days in the RCDC, followed by 357 […]

PHS girls get back on track

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By Dave Wagner Now that the Portales Lady Rams have the District 4-3A lead back, they intend not to let it go. Portales ended a two-game losing streak Friday night at the PHS gym with a 55-36 victory over a Lovington squad they swamped earlier by 44 points at home before losing by 11 on […]

Dowhat? It’s the way to find a native

By Kevin Wilson It’s taken me quite a while, but I’ve figured it out. I know what it is that separates a Portales native from others. It’s the difference between somebody who’s just visiting, attending college or making a shopping trip for peanut butter, and somebody who’s been in Portales for the long haul. I’ll […]

Police warn of magazine sellers

By Tony Parra Six people were arrested on charges of soliciting without a permit on Tuesday and appeared at the Roosevelt County Courthouse on Wednesday, according to Portales Police Department Capt. Lonnie Berry. Danielle Baker, 18; Gene Marion, 19; Bryan Fallin, 20; Sergio Silguero, 19; Douglas Gregg, 25 and Fernando Pomales, 21 were charged with […]

Hounds compete, but fall to Aggies

By Dave Wagner LAS CRUCES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team played well most of the way, but Division I New Mexico State sank 8-of-13 second-half 3-pointers and got huge lifts off the bench from senior guards Duane John and Bryant Funston to pull away for an 86-76 win Thursday night at […]

Broncos’ bid for six-man crown falls short

By Dave Wagner Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of five stories highlighting the top Portales-area sports stories of the year. Jeff Gillespie maintained in preseason that his youthful Floyd football team had a long ways to go to contend for a state championship. “Melrose is the team to beat in six-man […]