Greyhounds edge Highlands

Freedom Newspapers Joey Aguilar’s one-out, bases-loaded squeeze bunt drove in Mark Wallace with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico University edged New Mexico Highlands 7-6 in a non-conference baseball game at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds (7-11), avenging an 18-9 loss to Highlands at home in February, […]

Dora beats Floyd in first round

Freedom Newspapers DORA — Kassandra Clark scored 15 points to lead three in double figures, and the Dora Lady Coyotes moved on to the second round of the District 3-1A tournament with a 47-34 win over Floyd Monday night. Jaci Sant scored 12 points and D’Shawn Pettigrew had 11 for the Lady Coyotes, who will […]

Rams end game “one jump shot away”

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By Kevin Wilson The New Mexico Military Institute Colts were just happy to finish off Friday night with a 3-0 district mark. The Portales Rams were disappointed to finish off 0-for-12. The host Rams and the visiting Colts were both held to season lows, but the Colts survived an abysmal shooting night thanks to a […]

Senator Kernan wants to reform education

Michelle Sebber By Michelle Seeber Freedom Newspapers Michelle_Seeber@link.freedom.com Sen. Gay G. Kernan, R-Hobbs, is a school teacher who favors higher pay for teachers. But she disagrees with one provision of new legislation aimed at achieving that goal. Kernan was in Clovis and Portales on Monday, announcing her plans to seek election to the District 42 […]

EPAC Girls: Texico beats Elida for third

By Kevin Wilson The Texico Lady Wolverines and Elida Lady Tigers had to be patient for the start of Saturday’s third-place game of the 47th annual EPAC basketball tournament, waiting and watching as a Logan-San Jon boys game that featured 70 fouls and 111 free-throw attempts ran late. Texico managed to keep its patience, ironically […]

EPAC Boys: Melrose routs Fort Sumner for third place

By Dave Wagner Senior Harvey Park scored 18 points and Melrose claimed the boys’ third-place trophy in the EPAC basketball tournament Saturday with a 51-32 win over Fort Sumner at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. Park had three 3-pointers, including two in the first quarter when the Buffaloes (6-5) opened a 17-8 lead. Fort […]

Lady Rams regrouped to win state

Kevin Wilson Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of 2003’s top 10 sports stories in the Portales News-Tribune. Stories No. 10 and No. 9 ran on Tuesday, while stories No. 8 and No. 7 ran on Wednesday. One story will follow in each issue until the top story on Jan. 1. Pilar […]

Lady Rams move on to state tournament

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By Kevin Wilson Experience helps in a match where everything is at stake. So does being at home. Playing better than the opponent is better than all of those things, though, and the Portales High volleyball team did just that Saturday with a state tournament berth on the line. Portales (12-10) swept past Grants in […]

West Texas keeps streak alive against Zias

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By Dave Wagner West Texas A&M’s Lone Star Conference volleyball winning streak lives on. Barely. The Lady Buffs won their NCAA Division II record 77th consecutive match against conference opponents, dating to the 1998 LSC tournament, by bailing out a 30-28, 26-30, 30-28, 30-28 win over scrappy Eastern New Mexico University Tuesday night at Greyhound […]

Hounds look to break streak against ACU

By Dave Wagner Gary Gaines has had a tough time against most teams in his three-plus seasons as the Abilene Christian football coach. But even though the Wildcats are 3-0 against ENMU in that time — and have won four in a row in the series overall — Gaines isn’t exactly licking his chops at […]

Floyd feels like home to Elida

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — It’s safe to say the Elida High volleyball team is more than comfortable playing at Floyd High School. Unfortunately for the host Lady Broncos, Elida needed only four games to prove just that. The visiting Lady Tigers got their second District 3-1A win Thursday night, beating Floyd 25-15, 25-14, 22-25, […]

Greyhounds win 24-10, improve to 3-0

Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Quarterback Steven Hinson passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Eastern New Mexico University wore out Northeastern State University, 24-10, on Saturday in a Lone Star Conference Crossover game at Doc Wadley Stadium. About 3,500 fans watched as the Greyhounds ran their record to 3-0, while dropping […]

PHS volleyball takes third at Roswell

PNT Staff Freedom Newspapers The Lady Ram volleyball team swept its pool and won two of three matches in bracket play for a third-place finish in the Zia Classic at Roswell this weekend. “I thought we did really well,” Portales coach Ruth Chavez said. “It was a great tournament for us.” After sweeping Pool D […]

Third party may have been involved with alleged embezzlement

By Mike Linn Special agents are exploring the possibility that a third person was involved in a scheme to steal funds meant for low-income Portales residents. On Friday, two employees of the Portales Income Support Division were arrested attempting to withdraw money from a fraudulent account at an ATM machine on Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

Couples compete at PCC tournament

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By Kevin Wilson Being a couple at the Portales Country Club this weekend is unlike being a couple anywhere else. Under most circumstances, a couple is considered to be a husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend. At this weekend’s Portales Country Club Couples Tournament, the only requirement is that one member of the team be […]

Roosevelt can’t catch a break

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By Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — On a night where nothing went right for Roosevelt County, everything went just right for the Zia All-Stars. Zia got instant momentum from a first-inning triple play, and its pitchers scattered seven hits over seven innings in a 9-2 blowout win for the Junior League championship at Brady Field. Zia […]

Sant prepares for third time at nationals

By Kevin Wilson Editor’s note: This is the third in a four-part series on Portales Area Rodeo team representatives in July’s National High School Finals Rodeo in Farmington. Tuesday’s story featured Lynde Orcutt, while Wednesday featured Brittany Bennett. Responsibility’s nothing new to Jaci Sant, and neither is the National High School Finals Rodeo. Sant, a […]

South County News June 18

Charlie Carmichael Educated hunters South County youth were part of the Roosevelt County Hunter Education Challenge Team 2003 (YHEC) that competed in the state competition in Raton recently. One area youngster finished third in an event and all represented the area well. Round about Linda Bittick, Mendi Thompson and I left early Friday to attend […]

Students perform patriotic play

By Angela Peacock They stood at attention with one hand over their hearts while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. That was only the beginning of a patriotic tribute to America performed Friday morning by an estimated 140 James Elementary third-graders. The annual patriotic play takes months of preparation, third-grade teacher Sally Smith said The play […]