Olympian teaches volleyball at PHS

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer

It’s Their Job: Ann-Marie Bucksath

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Ann-Marie Bucksath Job: PE, volleyball, basketball and track coach

ENMU signs volleyball player

Freedom New Mexico Vanessa Espinoza, a 5-foot-5 defensive specialist from Los Alamos, has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Espinoza lettered for four years at Los Alamos, earning all-district first-team and Class 4A second-team all-state honors last fall and helping the Hilltoppers to the 4A […]

11-25 Dora School News

Book fair this week Patsy Ward, librarian, said the book fair will begin in the school library this week. The “buy one, get one free” promotion begins Monday and ends Dec. 6. Football, volleyball banquet set Ty Thatcher, athletic director, has scheduled a potluck style banquet Tuesday night for the Dora football and volleyball team […]

Portales takes crown

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — Portales is once again championship central when it comes to Class 3A state volleyball. The Lady Rams defeated Las Vegas Robertson Saturday afternoon at the University of New Mexico’s Johnson Center in four games, to solidify and cement Portales’ state volleyball legacy in recent years. “(Our seniors) […]

November 2, 1993

• The Dora Lady Coyotes won the District 6A volleyball title over the Texico Wolverines. • Dairy Queen advertised a four piece steak dinner basket for $1.99 and a four piece chicken fillet dinner for $2.99. • Teague-Strebeck advertised 31 1993 Ford Tempos for $179 down and $179 per month.

10-21 Dora School News

Officials pleased with homecoming Dora High School’s first ever football/volleyball homecoming last weekend was a tremendous success, say school officials. Many fans and family members attended, making for an enthusiastic crowd at the game and ceremony. School pictures released School pictures were sent home on Tuesday. Anyone wishing to have retakes needs to return the […]

October 17, 1986

• Doors opened at 1 p.m. for the 13th annual Peanut Valley Festival that was held on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. • The Elida girls volleyball team defeated the Tatum girls volleyball team in four games during district playoffs in Elida. • A fully furnished one bedroom apartment rented for $175.00 a month […]

Oct. 7 School News

PHS Counselors School closed Monday Portales Municipal Schools will be closed Monday in observance of the Columbus Day Holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday. Make-up exams continue Make-up exams for The New Mexico High School Competency Exam (NMHSCE) will continue through October 12. Last week current Portales High School seniors, who previously had not passed […]

Sept. 30, 2007 Dora School News

Sports • Tuesday: Dora volleyball hosts Friona, JH & JV teams, 4 p.m. • Thursday: Dora plays volleyball at Ft Sumner, JH, JV, Varsity, 4 p.m. • Friday: Dora football at Floyd, JH at 1 pm, Varsity at 4 p.m. • Saturday: Varsity volleyball tournament at Melrose Citizenship classes The Roosevelt County Literacy Council is […]

9-23 Dora School News

Athletic schedule Thursday — Dora volleyball hosts House at 5 p.m. Friday — Dora varsity volleyball tournament at Portales; Dora football at Tatum (junior high 4 p.m., varsity 7 p.m.) Progress reports coming out Now that Elida schools have completed week six of the first nine-week grading period, teachers will be handing out progress reports […]

Zia volleyball wins two at West Texas tourney

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team bounced back from a pair of losses on Friday, beating New Mexico Highlands 26-30, 30-18, 30-27, 30-16 and Oklahoma Panhandle State 28-30, 30-25, 30-15, 30-26 to wrap up their schedule in the season-opening West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. The Zias struggled early […]

Area volleyball gears up

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent The last time a group of athletes like this came through, Texico volleyball coach Mike Littlejohn got a cut in the action equal to one state championship. This time, the Lady Wolverines may be primed for more. Texico begins the season as the reigning Class 2A champs. The state title […]

Zias drop first two matches

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team got off to a rocky start under first-year coach Kim Falkenhagen Friday, losing twice in three games each on the first day of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. ENMU lost to Incarnate Word 30-19, 30-28, 30-23 in its first match before bowing […]

City youth football, flag football and adult volleyball registrations taking place

PNT Staff Report Football Tryouts City League football tryouts are being held Saturday at Portales’ City Park. Third and fourth graders will take the field at 9 a.m. followed by fifth graders and sixth graders at 1 p.m. The cost is $60 per child and players can register at the Portales Recreation Center through Friday […]

ENMU volleyball and cross country starting fresh

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Kim Falkenhagen wasn’t all that surprised her team was picked 13th out of 13 in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason volleyball poll. After all, she’s a new coach with a lot of new players on the squad. “I didn’t expect anything more than that,” said Falkenhagen, hired in February to […]

Zia volleyball picked last in LSC

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team was chosen for last place this season in the Lone Star Conference’s new 13-team, one-conference format. Voters in the preseason poll included LSC head coaches and sports information directors, plus members of the media. West Texas A&M, which went 10-0 in the South Division […]

ENMU volleyball has new leader

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Kim Falkenhagen is from the upper Midwest, but she’s no stranger to this part of the world. The 33-year-old Falkenhagen was named Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach on Tuesday. She replaces longtime coach and current athletic director Mike Maguire, who stepped down from coaching after six years in a […]

PHS grad opts to stay at home

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Megan Kabrick was all set to move away from home and play college volleyball at Angelo State when she suddenly had a change of heart. A four-year standout in volleyball and basketball at Portales High School, Kabrick signed to play at Angelo in November of 2005. She thought she would […]

Portales seniors want to finish career with title

By Mickey Winfield: CNJ staff writer Two of Portales’ starting seniors didn’t start playing the game of volleyball until their eighth-grade year, and in the next week, they’ll be called upon to help the Lady Rams win their fifth state championship in the last seven years. Lady Ram seniors Ella Erf and Briana Hernandez both […]