WT whitewashes Hounds in soccer

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — Junior forward Josh Fender netted his first hat trick of the season and junior midfielder Omar Morales added three assists as West Texas A&M blanked Eastern New Mexico University 7-0 Tuesday night in a soggy Southwest Soccer Conference men’s soccer match at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. Senior midfielder Jason Connell added […]

Fast start sends West Las Vegas to three-game sweep of PHS

1096607382-10-1-portales-vball-web.jpg

By Dave Wagner West Las Vegas didn’t let the Portales Lady Rams have much of a chance Thursday. The Lady Dons, victimized several times during Class 3A state competition in recent years by Portales, jumped on top quickly and led most of the way in a 25-11, 25-17, 25-16 win at the PHS gym. Senior […]

Rams topple Dons in season opener

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Senior Chris Carter returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford added a game-clinching 57-yard TD run with just over a minute left as Portales High opened its football season on Saturday with a 29-21 victory over West Las Vegas. Rutherford threw touchdown […]

West Texas takes two of three from Greyhounds

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University senior left-hander Ian Thurman-Kelly pitched a strong eight innings in just his second start of the season and the Greyhounds salvaged a double-header split with rival West Texas A&M on Sunday, routing the Buffaloes 12-1 in the nightcap of a Lone Star Conference South Division baseball doubleheader at Greyhound […]

March 4 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays March 6 -12 Alisa Rice, Maria Chavez, Donald Graves, Kalyn Jasso, Shea Pettigrew, Debbie West, Jennifer Jorden, Thomas West, Lee Kirkpatrick, Cody West, Kay Wilson and Ashlee Thurman. Fifth Sunday The Methodist Church held their fifth Sunday luncheon and group singing last Sunday. Concert The group Desert Reign will hold a […]

Hounds crushed in twin bill

Freedom Newspapers The only thing worse than Eastern New Mexico’s fielding was its pitching. New Mexico Highlands and West Texas A&M combined for 46 runs and 39 hits on Monday in a three-team doubleheader at Greyhound Field. In addition, 13 Eastern pitchers combined to issue 22 walks. Pale in comparison was Eastern’s four errors in […]

Rams pull upset over West Las Vegas

1073199029-1-4-ram-bball-web.jpg

By Kevin Wilson The mantra is that offense wins games, but defense wins championships. While that goal seems a little lofty for the Portales Rams at the moment, it was good enough to give them their fourth win of the year. Austin Pullen’s layup with seven seconds left put the Rams up for good, but […]

Struggling Rams take aim at New Year’s turnaround

By Tony Parra With the arrival of the new year, Portales boys basketball coach Mark Gallegos is looking for a fresh start. The Rams have lost seven of their last eight games going into Saturday’s 7 p.m. home game against the West Las Vegas Dons. The Rams (3-7) practiced on Thursday for the first time […]

Prayer saves a cowboy’s life

Rick White Steve Friskup will humbly tell you he didn’t know what to do, frozen by uncertainty as a crowd gathered around a fellow calf roper who lay sprawled in the dirt, felled by an apparent heart attack. Don West, who had just finished a run in an amateur roping event in Stephenville, Texas, showed […]

Lady Rams open against Los Alamos

PNT Staff PNT Staff What better way to do forget about losing in a tournament championship game than winning one the next week. Portales (4-2) plays the Los Alamos Lady Hilltoppers at 1 p.m. Thursday in the opening round Lady Horseman Christmas Tournament at St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe. “They have some good […]

Rams rain on Dons’ parade

1062220927-8-31-ram-football-web.jpg

PNT Staff BLACKWATER DRAW — Friday night’s football opener survived a rainstorm, and the Portales defense made sure it survived a challenge from West Las Vegas on an off-night for the Ram offense. Junior Tyler Rutherford had two of five interceptions for Portales, which earned a 19-7 win over the visiting Dons at Greyhound Stadium. […]

Third New Mexican dies from West Nile Virus

Staff and Wire Reports SANTA FE — The West Nile Virus has claimed the life of a third New Mexican, a 76-year-old San Miguel County woman. The state Health Department announced Thursday the woman died after being hospitalized for nearly three weeks with meningitis, an infection of the lining of the brain that is a […]

Local West NIle case confirmed

Darrell Todd Maurina West Nile has invaded the region full force, with new confirmed or suspected human cases reported in Curry, Roosevelt, Bailey, and Parmer counties. Until mid-August, no human cases had been confirmed in the area, though a number of cases had been confirmed as early as last year in horses. Portales has one […]

Area clinic treating West Nile patients

Darrell Todd Maurina Muleshoe Area Medical Center says it now has three confirmed cases of West Nile virus and a dozen cases under investigation. In response, Muleshoe doctors urge residents to seek medical evaluation for persistent headaches and other flu-like symptoms. Dr. Joe Garrett, an epidemiologist with the Texas Department of Public Health, said his […]

Obits 7/4

James Wood, 75 James “Jimmy” Wood, 75, of Portales, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, west of Muleshoe. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Funeral Home of Portales.

Weather bittersweet for Portales farmers

By Mike Linn A surge of timely rain in Roosevelt County and some unwelcomed hail near the Texas state line over the weekend has brought both joy and unrest to local farmers. While the rain over the weekend was a welcome commodity to the west side of the sun-baked county, hail on the east side […]

Windmills helped settle the West

By Don McAlavy John Gordon “Spud” Greaves homesteaded southeast of Elida near Nobe in 1907. He was the father of Gordon Greaves, late publisher of the Portales News-Tribune. This is his story: “With the passing of 1908, we had consumed 80 days in water hauling, and decided if we were to remain on the homestead, […]