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 […]

Six-man title game moved to Wednesday

PNT Staff FLOYD — Saturday’s six-man football state championship game between the Floyd Broncos and the Melrose Buffaloes was postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Floyd. The Broncos (10-0) handed District 3 rival Melrose (10-1) its only loss of the season, winning 28-20 on Oct. 23 […]

Nov. 3 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Susan Griego; Amanda Potter Upcoming Events • Lions Club will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Community Building. • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • There will be a fire meeting Thursday night. • Friday is an ELS day at the school • Sunday the Back […]

Unbeaten Floyd cruises past Hondo

PNT Staff HONDO — Junior Jerrod Long scored three touchdowns and threw for another and intercepted four passes Friday night as unbeaten Floyd routed Hondo 48-0 in six-man football. Long, who incereased his interception total to nine for the season, scored on runs of 13, 45 and 5 yards as the Broncos (4-0) ended the […]

Teachers continue program of character-building

By Laurie Stone Teachers always try to instill responsibility in their students. It becomes even more of an issue this month, thanks to a long-standing Portales school system that focuses on character. Responsibility is one of the six pillars of Character Counts that is being focused on this month in Portales’ public schools. According to […]

Broncos hope to learn on the fly

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Floyd six-man football coach Jeff Gillespie says the Broncos have experience coming back this season — just not “experience experience.” What the team’s third-year coach means is that several players are back who have played varsity football in the past, but not necesarily started. “I’m pleased with what we’ve done […]

Seth Green is the new Kevin Bacon

By Kevin Wilson Last week, I traveled from Portales to Colorado Springs, and back. Each trip runs about six to seven hours with rest stops and meal breaks. I had a broadcast of Saturday’s Red Sox-Yankees classic to keep me company on the return trip. For the way up, I had Seth Green. What am […]

Volleyball camp comes to Portales

By Kevin Wilson The Kenneth Livingston Gymnasium was a place that Megan Kabrick had never played in, and it is a place she’ll likely never play in again. Still, the Portales High School junior-to-be felt like she belonged. “It feels awesome,” Kabrick said. “It feels like I’m back home.” Kabrick is one of about 80 […]

Man in Iraq can’t make trial dates

By Darrell Todd Maurina John Schmuck is accused of battery in connection with a Clovis bar fight in November of 2002. He didn’t show up for court in April 2003, he didn’t show up for another court date last week and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. But his supporters say he has […]

Cameron beats Zia tennis squad

Freedom Newspapers Cameron University won five of six singles matches in straight sets Friday and the Lady Aggies handed Eastern New Mexico University a 7-2 loss in a women’s tennis dual matchup at Zia Tennis Complex. Senior Bethanie Nix posted the Zias’ only win in singles, a 6-1, 6-4 decision over Sandra Leigh-King. In doubles, […]

Zias lacking early consistency

Freedom Newspapers WEATHERFORD, Okla. — So far, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team is having a tough time putting pitching and hitting together. The Zias’ pitching has been solid for the most part through the first eight games, and had carried the team. But over the weekend in the Southwest Shootout, hosted by Southwestern […]

Zia softball swept by Western

Freedom Newspapers SILVER CITY — Eastern New Mexico University’s pitching was pretty good, and so was the defense. It’s hard to win softball games, though, when you only score six runs in four games. Western New Mexico parlayed solid pitching and a couple of breaks into a four-game sweep of the Zias, finishing it off […]

Police arrest six for fake money

Darrell Maurina Clovis police say they have arrested six people so far while investigating area counterfeiting incidents, including a man they believe is responsible for producing the phony currency. Terry Maes, 30, of Clovis has confessed to manufacturing at least $2,500 in counterfeit money, Detective Matthew Solari said. “Basically through his confession he gave a […]