First person: Hank Baskett

Clovis native Hank Baskett recently finished his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles: On being back in Clovis: There’s no place like home. It’s always great to see friends and family. You can never get enough of friends and family. On being named special teams player of the year by the Eagles: It did help. […]

Jan. 13, 2008 School News

PJHS News Students issued report cards Students received their report cards Friday. Principal Steve Harris encourages students and parents to evaluate students’ progress so far this year. Congratulations to the students whose grades are just where they ought to be. For any students who want help working on those grades, tutoring is available before or […]

ENMU teams host Commerce

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Look past Texas A&M-Commerce’s 0-5 record and you see a team which is not that far from being pretty good. The Lions have been competitive in all of their games to this point and are looking to break into the win column in today’s 4 p.m. Lone Star Conference […]

Hounds end season at OPSU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico It’s been seven long weeks since the Eastern New Mexico University football team has tasted victory. Of course, their run through the Lone Star Conference South Division schedule, normally a big challenge, has been even more difficult than usual this season. Four of their six South brethren are ranked […]

No. 21 MSU crushes Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — There wasn’t much to say after Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division mismatch at Greyhound Stadium. Midwestern State, needing to win out to have a shot at an NCAA Division II playoff berth, took care of business quickly and efficiently. Meantime, Eastern New Mexico University continued […]

Lelei leads Hounds in Div. II Regional cross country meet

Freedom New Mexico JOPLIN, Mo. —Senior Nimrod Lelei ran a time of 32 minutes, 20.1 seconds over 10 kilometers Saturday to finish 22nd in NCAA Division II South Central Regional men’s cross country competition. ENMU, which sent only a men’s team, was 15th of 16 teams with 331 points. Host Missouri Southern took men’s and […]

Elida sweeps Melrose, clinches state berth

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — The Elida volleyball team was dormant for nearly two weeks before hosting Melrose Thursday night in the District 3-1A semifinals, but the Lady Tigers showed no signs of rust in sweeping the Lady Buffs 25-14, 27-25, 25-22 to clinch a spot in the 1A state tournament. “We […]

Rams one game from district schedule

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer As the cold air begins to arrive in eastern New Mexico, so does the Portales Rams’ final pre-district opponent. The Rams host the Roswell High Coyotes Friday night at Greyhound Stadium (7 p.m.) to finish out their pre-district lineup. Many New Mexico high school football coaches schedule a weak […]

Greyhound and Zia basketball begins practice this week

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan and women’s coach Linden Weese don’t put a lot of stock in the Lone Star Conference South Division preseason poll. “A lot of it’s based on reputation,” Scanlan, whose team was picked for sixth out of seven teams. Weese, meantime, […]

September 26, 1989

• Both the Eastern New Mexico Women’s and men’s rodeo teams took third place honors during the annual intercollegiate rodeo held at the Lewis Cooper Arena. • Miss New Mexico Angela De Los Santos returned home to Portales from Atlantic City were she had spent the past two weeks participating in the Miss America pageant. […]

Sept. 16 School News

PJHS News PowerSchool access available Parents may check their children’s grades from any computer connected to the Internet by typing www.portalesschools.com and clicking on PowerSchool for parents. They will need a new user name and password since the system was recently updated. Parents may get those by coming to the junior high or technology department […]

Sept. 9 School News

Floyd news Athletics Football Saturday — Junior high and varsity host Gateway Christian, 11am and 1pm. Volleyball Tuesday — Junior high, JV and varsity at Gateway Christian, 4 p.m. Thursday — JV and varsity host Texico, 4 p.m. Friday — JV and varsity host Tucumcari, 4 p.m. Upcoming events Booster Club will meet at 5:30 […]

All-Stars head to state tourney

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Little League coach Sammy Villanueva is taking his fourth consecutive Roosevelt County All-Star team to the New Mexico state tournament. This year, he’s taking the 10-and-11 year-olds to Taos. As the District 3 champions, the Roosevelt County boys will play Albuquerque Mile High in the first round Saturday morning […]

Walk of life

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The sun set on the thousands at Clovis’ Ned Houk Park, but the laps, laughs and memories continued throughout the night at the Clovis Relay for Life. The park hosted the annual fund-raiser, as approximately 2,000 people on 87 teams walked and found extra ways to raise money for the […]

Dora students take state title

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Rising to the challenge of continuing a tradition, students from the Dora chapter of Future Farmers of America won the Sweepstakes Award during the annual state contest recently held in Las Cruces. Walking away with the sweepstakes award was a huge accomplishment for the Dora teams. Twenty-three students qualified […]

Ride for Life makes comeback

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Some will walk. Some will ride. But all are working for a cure. After a two-year hiatus, the Ride for Life is returning. According to event coordinator Monte Graham, the Ride for Life is a 10-mile horseback trail ride that benefits the American Cancer Society. The ride, which is scheduled […]

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 […]

Ram tennis trounces Roswell

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales Ram and Lady Ram tennis teams continued preparation for a big weekend tournament by routing Roswell High Tuesday afternoon in Portales. The Portales boys won all six singles matches and took two of three doubles competitions while the girls won five of six singles matches and two […]

Movie reminds us to believe in March Madness

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor With two teams in the state basketball tournament and a basketball movie that was filmed here premiering this week, we’ve got a bad case of March Madness in Portales. I like sports movies, even if some think they’re all made with the same recipe. “Hoosiers” is my all-time favorite […]

Local teams ready for playoffs

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The road through the high school basketball state championships is now public, and Portales, Elida and Dora teams have their road maps laid out in front of them. The New Mexico Activities Association released the official basketball state championship brackets Sunday afternoon. The District 4-3A champion Portales Lady Rams […]