AYSO introduces sport of soccer to youth

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Each week, hundreds of Roosevelt and Curry County children burn off energy and learn life-long lessons as they run up and down area soccer fields in the American Youth Soccer Organization. According to AYSO regional commissioner Jolene Nauman, approximately 350 children from 4 to 13 play on about 50 [...]

Portales Karate instructor inducted into Hall

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A local Portales man was honored earlier this month in California for dedication to his sport, as well as dedication to making his community a better place to live. Shannon Schaefer, 32, teaches karate at the Kenmoitsu Dojo on the square in Portales, and has been involved in the [...]

Enthusiasts see ban as inevitable

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Crowing roosters can be heard through the open back door as Badger Burden leans forward in his easy chair to talk about cockfighting. It’s a sport he says has been a way of life for him and his family for most of his 80-plus years. A cigarette dangling from [...]

Body image shouldn’t be focus of sports

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist Three of our five children play soccer. My husband and I believe any sport they practice will help them develop self-esteem, discipline and focus. But according to my husband, no “sport” includes dance, cheerleading or ice skating. Not only do I love to watch these three “sports,” I also studied [...]

Wading through commentary necessary evil

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Comedian Bob Newhart had a routine about the theory that an infinite number of monkeys typing for an infinite amount of time would eventually reproduce all of the world’s great books. He envisioned the daily grind for the people who would have to read through what the monkeys created. The [...]

Golf adventures best kept close to home

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Pity me if you will, play with me for a good laugh — I’ve finally officially taken up the sport of golf. After years of occasionally reporting on golf and a few attempts to play the game during friendly tournaments, I broke down last weekend and bought a set [...]

Bow hunters aim to teach

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Recreation, relaxation, concentration, and life values such as patience, discipline and persistence — words that members of the Portales Bow Hunters use to describe their sport of archery, and they’ll have a chance to teach the sport they love to members of the Portales and Clovis community this weekend [...]

Anvil tossing could be new sports craze

By Jim Lee: PNT Columnist Some people have apparently become terminally bored with organized sports, at least the mainstream events like baseball, football, and kitten stomping. This was brought to my attention when Shannon Hearn casually mentioned the sport of anvil tossing. I thought he was putting me on until I did a little research. [...]

Derby includes good weather, time, turnout

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Never mind baseball, Zack Austin said, fishing is his all-American sport. In fact, he skipped his T-ball game Saturday to attend the Kids All-American Fishing Derby at Ned Houk Park. Austin was among the dozens of youngsters who hauled in a record number of catfish and a couple of oddball [...]

Portales High girls win all-sport trophy

By Kevin Wilson For the second year in a row, Portales High School has won thei girls all-sport trophy for Class 3A. For the first year, they will have something to show for it. On Oct. 14, during the New Mexico Activities Associations’s annual meeting of schools, PHS will receive a plaque along with nine [...]