All-Stars advance to championship

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County All-Stars advanced to the state 10-11 Little League all-star championship in Deming with a win Wednesday. With a 6-0 win against Carlsbad Wednesday night the All-Stars have earned a spot in the championship game against Albuquerque Eastdale.“They worked their tail off,” said assistant coach Clint Walker. “They played a […]

Events Calendar July 11

Today Star Party/presentation — 7:30 p.m. Oasis State Park, Group Shelter. Information: 356-5331. Community Services Center benefit dinner — Barbecue brisket and sausage and all the trimmings. $7 for adults; $4 for children. 4-7 p.m. 1100 Community Way. Information: 356-8576. Blood Drive — 2:30-5:45 p.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B. Information: 356-3940. Monday […]

FFA Awards

New Mexico FFA members received proficiency and state star awards during the 80th Annual New Mexico FFA State Convention June 2-4 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Elida FFA member Ryan Best received the star in production agriculture. His SAE focuses on the production of animals for the show ring. Each of the […]

On the Mound

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Red Sox pitcher Jaret Faust fires a pitch to the plate in the last inning of a game Wednesday with the Dodgers. The Red Sox won the game 17-1. The league tournament is this weekend with all-star selections announced next week.

Bulldogs dominate Hounds

Freedom New Mexico No matter where the Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs are in the Lone Star Conference baseball standings, they’ve done nothing but give Eastern New Mexico University a lot of grief in recent years. Southwestern came into Friday’s series opener against the Greyhounds having lost five in a row and 14 of 16, but they […]

Hounds split two with Texans

Freedom New Mexico After trading blowouts with Tarleton State in the first two games of their Lone Star Conference baseball series, Eastern New Mexico University needed a little extra-inning magic to take the series lead. Tarleton State pounded the Greyhounds 15-5 in Saturday’s opener at Greyhound Field. In the nightcap, scheduled for seven innings, ENMU […]

Ballet scheduled for weekend

Members of the Lone Star Ballet will utilize their bodies in telling the tale of “The Nutcracker Suite” this weekend. According to the company’s Web site the show will feature all new sets, costumes, props and choreography. “The premier will be an extravaganza superior to any presentation Lone Star Ballet has offered. The new production […]

November 16, 1993

• A grand jury report given to the Roosevelt County Commissioners during their regular meeting gave the Roosevelt County Detention Center a clean bill of health. • Eastern New Mexico University Zia volleyball player Jennifer Goble was selected as the Lone Star Conference player of the week for the second time. • A 1969 GMC with […]

Texans toast Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Going into Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash against 10th-ranked Tarleton State without starting quarterback Michael Benton made Eastern New Mexico University’s odds longer than they already were. Freshman Anthony Ramos performed capably for ENMU in his first collegiate start, but the Texans simply had […]

Lelei leads Hounds at LSC XC meet

Freedom New Mexico COMMERCE, Texas — Senior Nimrod Lelei ran a time of 25 minutes, 56.42 seconds over eight kilometers Saturday to place seventh in men’s competition in the Lone Star Conference cross country meet, hosted by Texas A&M-Commerce. ENMU finished fifth out of nine teams with 124 points. The ENMU women, led by a […]

Lone Star Conference weekly football update

Freedom Newspapers Standings All Times MDT LONE STAR CONFERENCE South Division Div. All W-L W-L Midwestern State 1-0 5-0 West Texas A&M 1-0 5-0 Abilene Christian 1-0 4-1 Tarleton State 0-0 5-0 Eastern New Mexico 0-1 4-1 Angelo State 0-1 1-3 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-1 1-4 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Central Oklahoma 1-0 2-3 […]

Greyhound track finishes last at LSC meet

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — Junior Felix Boit won the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the Greyhounds posted a 2-3-4-5 finish in javelin in the Lone Star Conference track meet, hosted over the weekend by Texas A&M-Commerce. ENMU finished last in both divisions of the six-school meet, with the men scoring 47 points and the women 16. […]

News-Tribune claims numerous awards

PNT Staff Report The Portales News-Tribune picked up six awards on Saturday, including two for first place, at the Panhandle Press Association’s annual contest. Managing Editor Karl Terry earned first place for news writing, while PNT staff took top honors for front-page layout. Terry also earned honors for column writing, sports writing and photos, all […]

Lady Rams land three on South All Stars

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales Rams and Lady Rams combined for a total of five selections for the annual state high school All-Star basketball games this summer. The Portales girls placed three seniors on the annual South All-Star team that will face off against the North All-Stars this summer. Shooting guard Briana […]

ENMU-WT series on baseball diamond shuffled

Eastern New Mexico University’s four-game Lone Star Conference South Division series against rival West Texas A&M has been shuffled. The teams meet in 1 p.m. twin bills today and Friday at Potter County Memorial Stadium in Amarillo. Originally, the teams were to play single games on Friday night and Sunday afternoon and a doubleheader on […]

Greyhound, Zia track team still rebuilding their ranks

Freedom Newspapers Eric Boll thinks this is the year his Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team could escape the cellar in the Lone Star Conference track meet. Boll, an ENMU football assistant, is beginning his fifth season with the track program and admits it’s been a challenge trying to build it up. ENMU’s men […]

Soldiers’ humbleness lesson to be learned

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist This year-end marks a political changing of the guard. It was a year of mixed blessings. The economy is booming, unemployment is down, the results of “No Child Left Behind” accountable education are encouraging, the prescription drug benefits program is a big success, we mark the fifth year post 9/11 […]

Star Wars best when watched in moderation

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Black Friday was great for me. I’d been waiting for just this day to save a little bit of money on three particular DVDs that together comprise what I’ve always known as “The Trilogy.” I’ve never been an obsessed Star Wars fan, but I’m a big enough fan to feel […]

Zias fall in three games at Abilene Christian

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas —Erin Curry had 14 kills and Lauren Leone added 12 as Abilene Christian defeated Eastern New Mexico University 30-18, 30-25, 30-22 on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference South Division finale for both teams. Junior outside hitters Jessie Macknicki and Kari Adkins had eight kills each for the Zias (6-26, 1-9 […]

Portales students celebrate National Anthem Day

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A celebration, honoring “The Star-spangled Banner was held Thursday at the Portales Junior High School. At 9 a.m., faculty, staff and community members gathered to hear representatives from the Portales High School Choir sing the National Anthem. “MENC (Music Educators National Committee), a music organization across the United States […]