Area teams busy with summer schedules

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The season may be nearly six months off, but Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler believes the summer schedule his team will go through over the next six weeks is crucial. Isler’s four-week summer league began Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gym, and he hopes the Wildcats can […]

Kabrick, Kemp receive highest PHS athletic honors

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Megan Kabrick and Robert Kemp received the top athletic honor at Portales High School earlier this month. Limited to seniors, the “Greatest Ram” award is based on academics, amount of years played in sports, ability, leadership skills and attitude. Kabrick was a star on the basketball and volleyball teams […]

‘Fantastic Four’ unleashed on adventure race

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The Cannon team competed in the two-mile raft race which was the final leg of the second annual Laughlin Race Saturday. Greg Allen Cannon unleashed Thunder, Turbo, Psycho and Raw on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas as the Fantastic Four team completed 30 miles of bicycling, running and rafting through the Texas hill country Saturday. […]

Tigers notch 1A tourney’s second seed

PNT staff After a 30-year absence from state baseball competition, the Elida Tigers could get used to this. Elida ended its long dry spell last season, reaching the Class 1A semifinals before losing to eventual runnerup Roswell Gateway Christian. Second-year coach Jimmy Dale Ward has led the Tigers (9-4) back to this year’s event, and […]

Dora gets past Floyd in playoff

PNT Staff Report FLOYD — The Dora Coyotes scored five runs in the top of the eighth Thursday to turn back Floyd 7-3 in a playoff for second place in District 6-1A. The teams tied at 1-3 behind district champion Elida during the regular season. The six second-place district teams advance to two regionals next […]

Woman offers to shave head for Relay For Life

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By William Thompson A Portales woman will shave her head Feb. 24 if she raises $500 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Greyhound Arena. Joan Brown, a math instructor at Eastern New Mexico University said she thought the possibility of shaving her head would raise big-time funds for cancer research. Brown has […]

Tennis teams get set for Saturday

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer A lot of things have changed for the Portales tennis teams, but several things have not as the Lady Rams hope to take the next step. Last year’s state runnerup boasts the state’s No. 2 singles player, but will still adjust to a new roster and a completely different […]

Portales teams get wakeup calls

PNT Staff Both Portales teams took road losses Tuesday in what their coaches hope are wake-up calls for the rest of the season. The Rams (10-11) fell to 1-2 in District 4-3A play after falling behind host Ruidoso early in a 55-36 decision, while the Goddard Lady Rockets scored a 45-37 upset over a Portales […]

Portales teams have momentum

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer It’s safe to say that both Portales teams built a little bit of momentum with Friday victories. It’s an even safer bet that neither squad is looking to lose any of the new-found momentum with homecoming only a few days away. Both teams have games later this week against […]

Ram teams hitting the road

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Whether it’s the boys or the girls, whether district play starts this week or next, both Portales teams have the same philosophy with their pre-district schedules. A loss against Class 5A Clovis is better than an easy win against just about anybody else. It’s the reason why the Portales […]

Portales Junior High School News: Jan. 15, 2006

By Billie Dixon Report cards issued Friday teachers gave report cards to all students in their sixth period classes. If students owed a library fine, the teacher either told the student or taped a little note to the report cards.   Basketball Schedule All four of the girls’ teams are in action in Clovis Tuesday […]

Pressure coming for Portales

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer As the pressure of district and playoff play rises for basketball teams across New Mexico, another type of pressure is rising for Portales — pressure on the ball. Portales (10-5) spent a lot of Monday’s practice working on press-breakers for Tuesday’s home game against Carlsbad, and the team feels […]

School news, menus

Menus Floyd Municipal Schools Breakfast Monday: Burrito, assorted cereal, choice of juices Tuesday: Breakfast pizza, assorted cereal, choice juices. Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, toast, choice of fruit juices. Thursday: Pancakes, sausage, assorted cereal, choice of fruit juices. Friday: Blueberry muffin, assorted cereal, choice of fruit juices. Lunch Monday: Beef burrito, salad, pinto beans. Tuesday: BBQ chicken, […]

Portales teams ready for annual Shootout

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer One team will be dealing with contrast, another working with confidence. Both of the Portales teams expect good pre-district challenges in this weekend’s Portales Shootout, which includes eight games between eight different teams. The action starts Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m., with each day featuring four games. The […]

Hounds want to close games better

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan believes that for maybe 35 minutes in most games, the Greyhounds are a pretty competitive team. It’s those last five minutes or so that seem to do them in. “We’re still trying to establish an identity,” said Scanlan, whose team takes […]

ENMU teams return from holiday break today

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By Dave Wagner With his team striving to get back to the .500 mark and Lone Star Conference South Division play on the horizon, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan isn’t about to take any opponent for granted — even a winless one. He knows despite an 0-10 record, Oklahoma Panhandle State […]

Lady Cats, Mayfield set to meet again

By Eric Butler: PNT correspondent RIO RANCHO — The Clovis and Mayfield girls basketball teams have only met twice the last two years — both times in The Pit for the Class 5A state championship. This season, the squads scheduled a regular-season meeting. But before that takes place, the Lady Wildcats and Lady Trojans will […]

School News (week of Nov. 27)

Floyd School News Upcoming Events l Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Community Building. l The Book Fair will be in the library from Monday through Dec. 6. l The Christmas music program will is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Athletics Thursday — 5 p.m., junior high boys and girls at […]

ENMU hoops teams open seasons

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Shawn Scanlan hopes to learn a few things about his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team in tonight’s season opener at Lubbock Christian. LCU coach and Melrose native John Copeland is probably in the same boat. The teams collide at the Chaparrals’ Rip Griffin Center in a 6 p.m. […]

PHS hoops teams get set for seasons

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer An offseason removed from state title game appearances, Portales coaches are taking a wait-and-see approach for their basketball teams. Other than that, the two teams are in different situations based on who is returning for each squad. The girls, who finished with a 16-12 record in 2004-05 and lost […]