Zias shoot for attendance record

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — When the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team hosts Lone Star Conference South Divisin foe Texas A&M-Kingsville on Thursday night, the Zias are shooting for the moon. ENMU athletiec director and volleyball coach Mike Maguire said a cookout is planned outside the arena at 6 p.m., with the match starting at […]

Sept. 3, 2006 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary: PNT Correspondent Upcoming events No classes Monday in observance of Labor Day. There will be school Friday. New faces Several new staff have been added at Floyd schools. They are: Third grade teacher Allana Essary; custodians Ramona Garcia and Mary Pimpsner; agriculture teacher Morgan Arguello; and business office secretary Crystal Smith. School […]

Area volleyball teams prepped for season

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent It’s volleyball season once again for small schools in eastern New Mexico and local squads will no doubt answer the bell, and they all have reason for optimism. For Elida, a team that lost to Fort Sumner four times, that distance may have been breached somewhat by the Vixens’ injuries […]

Local volleyball teams ready for action

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Portales Lady Rams will have to overcome a heavy hit from graduation to top last year. Meantime, the Clovis Lady Wildcats are still striving for the blue trophy. Portales was pushed to five games by Pojoaque last November before nailing down its fourth Class 3A state volleyball title in […]

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 […]

Downtown street lights on the way

By Tony Parra New street lights down the sidewalk off of First Street in front of Portales City Hall and extending past the Doerr and Knudson attorney offices are in the near future for Portales. Jeremy Sturm, economic development director for the city, said during Tuesday’s city council meeting that light posts have been ordered […]

Lady Ram Kabrick nabs North/South All-Star slot

By Tony Parra Portales Lady Ram volleyball coach Ruth Chavez feels Megan Kabrick was the best volleyball player in Class 3A in 2005 and the New Mexico High School Coaches Association members felt strongly enough about her play to make her the only Class 3A player on the 2006 North/South 5A/4A/3A All-Star Volleyball Team. Kabrick […]

Kabrick signs with Angelo State

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer When newly-hired Angelo State coach Ruth Lawanson came to run a medium-sized volleyball camp during the summer at Portales High School, PHS senior Megan Kabrick felt it was a sign. Months later, sign is exactly what Kabrick did, as the four-year varsity member and two-time state champion put her […]

Football team earns No. 11 seed

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Albeit with an expanded field, the Portales Rams are again a playoff team after a two-year drought. Despite losing their final eight games of the season, the Rams (2-8) earned the No. 11 seed in Class 3A and will face Raton in a 7 p.m. Friday game at Tiger […]

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 […]

Oct. 5 Elida News

Big Brothers Big Sisters The Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring initiative program continues at Elida High School. The following students have volunteered to be a Big Brother or a Big Sister to students who attend Elida Elementary School: Kodi Armitage, Jewlie Paiz, Thomas West, Clayton Ford, Brandy Hudson, Valeria Rascon, Alicia Cross-Smith, and Lindsey […]

Oct. 2 School News

Floyd School News Upcoming Events • Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m Monday in the Community Building. • There will be no school Oct. 10 for Columbus Day. • School board will meet Oct. 11. Football Saturday–Jr. High and Varsity vs. Logan Longhorns at Floyd, 11a.m. Volleyball Tuesday–Jr. High, JV, and Varsity vs. Texico […]

9-14 Elida News

Dianne Kemp Lady Tiger volleyball The next Varsity Lady Tiger volleyball game is Saturday at Goddard. Art class Michelle Chambers’ art class has created Japanese Notan Designs and written diamante poems to accompany the designs. Diamante poems are written to resemble a diamond. Students’ work is currently displayed in the hallways of Elida High School. […]

Libero usage may vary

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Kevin Wilson: Managing Editor The word doesn’t exist in a standard dictionary, but it has a meaning in volleyball. What that meaning is depends on who and when you ask. The word is libero, and it’s one that high school volleyball fans will be more familiar with as the sports season progresses. The libero is […]

Camp has Olympic presence

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By Kevin Wilson After playing volleyball on a collegiate and international level, it could be understood if high school players were unimpressive to Ruth Lowanson. However, that wasn’t the case as the incoming head coach of Angelo State University started the first day of the annual Portales Ram Volleyball Camp. “I think these girls are […]

Amazing Portales turnout

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer While Hillary Boerio of Portales was singing “Amazing Graze” at the downtown square, there were interviews being conducted for “The Amazing Race” CBS show at Big Valley Auto. The Portales Fire Department held a water cannon competition to go with the Christian music, water volleyball, balloons and snow cones […]

Zia assistant moving on

By Dave Wagner After 15 years as an Eastern New Mexico University volleyball assistant, Sia Poyer has decided it’s time to move on. The 37-year-old native of American Samoa has accepted the head coaching position at Division II Valdosta (Ga.) State in the Gulf South Conference, where he will try to turn around a struggling […]

District 3-1A selects top volleyball players

PNT Staff Class 1A state champion Fort Sumner dominated the District 3-1A volleyball first-team selections, earning six spots on the 14-person squad. Representing the Vixens on the first team were seniors Leslie Wood, Kayla Britain, Tobea Patterson, Sandy Fortner and Kelly Fortner, and junior Julie Wood. Junior Lindsay Mansell was an honorable mention selection for […]

Rams, Lady Rams begin basketball practice

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By Dave Wagner Portales High girls basketball coach will miss the four seniors who graduated from last year’s Class 3A two-time state championship team, including her daughter, point guard Roni Gomez. But she’s optimistic as the Lady Rams begin practice this week for the 2004-05 season. “It’ll be hard to replace the guards, but I […]

Oct. 24 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Dora School News This is going to be a busy week at the Dora School. Our volleyball girls will be involved in the volleyball tournament from Tuesday through Friday. On Wednesday there will be a NHS meeting at lunch with Mrs. Cone. On Thursday there student council meeting at lunch with Mrs. […]