Four score for Portales

By Dave Wagner ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s track teams were relegated to four scoring finishes over the weekend in Class 3A state competition at the University of New Mexico. PHS posted three sixths for three points in boys competition while the girls came up with a fifth-place finish, good for two points, when eighth-grader Kelsi […]

Portales sending 18 athletes to state track meet

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PNT Staff Portales’ track coaches were pleased with results from last weekend’s District 4-3A track championships in Ruidoso, and will go to this weekend’s state meet in Albuquerque with 18 athletes between the boys and girls squad. The girls, by the numbers, had a better weekend, qualifying an additional seven athletes at the meet — […]

May 4 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael We are wondering about this colder spell here on Sunday. It is certainly unusually late since it seemed spring had arrived for good. In any case, it hadn’t been warm enough, long enough to warm the ground suitable for planting corn or peanuts. Visitor Tannis Cathey’s mother was here visiting over the […]

April 13 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The Milnesand prairie chicken festival weekend was a success. The ladies had a good weekend preparing and serving food to all who attended. Milnesand Baptist Rick Wilcher gave the sermon at the church Sunday in the absence of Bro. Bert Morgan. Accident Nell King called me to tell me about her husband, […]

Festival attracts U.S. bird watchers

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers MILNESAND — More than 100 people flocked from as far as Massachusetts and as close as Portales this weekend to attend the fourth annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival. The highlight of the weekend is the lesser prairie chicken’s mating ritual. Right before the springtime sunrise, male prairie chickens congregate […]

Kuchta, ENMU looking for strong start in South

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh is happy to have senior shortstop Josh Kuchta on the team. In fact, he says he’d take a whole team like him. “Josh Kuchta is good people,” Clabaugh said Thursday as the Greyhounds (13-16) prepared for a four-game Lone Star Conference South Division-opening series […]

Portales girls win Coyote Classic

PNT Staff Freshman Whitney Miller went undefeated on the weekend, and the Portales girls tennis team improved their record to 8-1 while winning the Coyote Classic Tennis Tournament, held Friday and Saturday in Roswell. Miller, playing No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles with Kassandra Short, won all three matches in both divisions as Portales […]

Extreme getaway: Move to a new century

By Helena Rodriguez It’s always nice to go out of town for a few days and get away from it all. Last weekend, I had an opportunity to take this to the extreme and get away in more ways than one when I went with the Graduate Student Association of Eastern New Mexico University to […]

Hounds, Zias get set for busy weekend at home

By Dave Wagner Graduate assistant Amber Daniell, thrown into the fire in a hurry with the Eastern New Mexico University softball team, will get a real coaching baptism over the next few weeks. Daniel, a recent Baylor University graduate who played her last two years in college for the Lady Bears, will handle the coaching […]

ENMU baseball team set to take on Colorado Mines

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh has already accomplished something he hadn’t in his previous 13 seasons at the helm — start the season with two victories. Now the Greyhounds, who won the first two in their season-opening three-game series at Sul Ross State last weekend before the finale was […]

Lockin planned to honor King

PNT Staff A common phrase associated with Martin Luther King Jr. Day simply states, “A day on, not a day off.” The city of Portales is trying to add a new twist to its recognition with a day in. A lockin from Sunday night to Monday afternoon is the capper to a weekend of activities […]

Greyhounds brace for tough matchup

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan says the Greyhounds are still trying to hit their stride. With undefeated Cameron and Southwestern Oklahoma coming to town for Lone Star Conference crossover games, he hopes they get on track quickly. Cameron men’s and women’s teams will be at Greyhound Arena for […]

Zias sweep Midwestern

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By Dave Wagner Albeit somewhat grudgingly, Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire allowed that his team had done all right Monday night. The Zias, coming off a weekend trip to Grand Junction, Colo., in which they split four matches, took control early and opened their home schedule with a 30-21, 30-25, 30-26 win […]

ENMU group working for the weekend

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By Kevin Wilson In an attempt to make sure Eastern New Mexico University students don’t see the weekend as a drag, one group is offering a cure called WAG. Weekend Activities and Games is a program in its second year at ENMU. The program, created by the college’s Office of Student Activities and Organizations, offers […]

Fair week could get boost from ENMU

By Tony Parra Hotel managers in Portales may be salivating once they see the schedule of events planned for the weekend of Aug. 27-29. The hard-hitting opening of the football season for the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds and the soft cotton candy at the Roosevelt County Fair are just a few of the treats for […]

Prep News and Notes, April 15

By Kevin Wilson The Ram baseball team couldn’t get a doubleheader sweep against New Mexico Military Institute Tuesday night, but they managed to pick up a new fan: NMMI coach Charlie Ward. The doubleheader was enough to convince Ward that the Rams are for real — he sent in his ballot Wednesday for the Albuquerque […]

Zias’ weekend heads south

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — The weekend of promise turned into a nightmare for Eastern New Mexico University’s women. Playing for a chance at a surprising Lone Star Conference South Division championship going into the weekend, the Zias absorbed their two worst losses of the season, including Saturday’s 75-42 setback against Abilene Christian. The win […]

Two fires burn area homes

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PNT Staff The Portales Fire Department reports no injuries but extensive damage to two homes that burned over the weekend. A single home on Saturday afternoon at 1704 New Mexico 236 was engulfed in flames and is no longer livable, Battalion Chief Darwin Chenault said. The home belonged to Jamie Banda Sr. Chenault said he […]

Labor Day weekend is well deserved by all

Jim Lee Well, here we are a week into September. How did that happen so fast? School has started and last weekend was the last hurrah of summer. I hope everybody enjoyed that three-day Labor Day weekend. While we enjoyed that day off, I wonder how many of us gave a thought to how it […]

Residents kick back, enjoy long weekend

Tony Parra Portales may not be celebrating Labor Day with any official events, but officials said Rotary Park and Portales Municipal Park will be busy this weekend with families barbecuing and enjoying a three-day weekend. Oasis State Park is also expecting crowds and the lake is stocked with trout and catfish. The Department of Transportation […]