Parade of lights leads off Christmas activities

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales is lit up with Christmas lights and soon enough Christmas lights will be flowing through the streets of Portales as part of the Christmas Light Parade. The Christmas Parade will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday and will start at the corner of the Trader Horn [...]

Elliott remembered at campus service

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Bud Elliott believed in the words of George Washington Carver: “Take what you have with what you are, make something of it, and never be satisfied.” On Monday, friends, coworkers and relatives recalled just how the former Eastern New Mexico University football coach lived by those words. About 575 people [...]

Lady Rams tackle new opponent

By Dave Wagner Count Portales High girls coach Brenda Gomez as one who’s not thrilled with the new seeding format for state basketball tournaments. The Lady Rams (14-11), who have been to four consecutive Class 3A state championship games and won three of them, received the No. 2 seed in the eight-team field on Sunday [...]

Rams hopeful they can build on solid season-opening win

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By Dave Wagner Arturo Ontiveros enjoyed a successful debut as the Portales High baseball head coach on Saturday. Ditto for Rams pitcher Justin Gilchrist. Portales opened its season under Ontiveros, a 1994 PHS graduate, with an 8-3 victory at Littlefield, Texas, getting five solid innings of pitching from Gilchrist, a junior right-hander who transferred from [...]

Lady Rams meet Farmington in Clovis tournament

By Dave Wagner With three starters lost to graduation and facing the usual challenging schedule, Portales High girls basketball coach Brenda Gomez realized her team’s 23-4 record of a year ago would be hard to match. Still, she admits to being a bit impatient when it comes to gauging the progress of her 2004-05 squad, [...]

PHS squads begin busy week in Muleshoe

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By Dave Wagner The basketball season begins in earnest this week for Portales High’s squads. PHS is scheduled to travel to Muleshoe tonight for its only varsity doubleheader of the season, with the boys opening their campaign against the Mules. Then the Rams return to Texas later this week for the nine-school Shallowater Shootout, beginning [...]

Zias facing rematch in regional opener

By Dave Wagner In preparing for the program’s first trip to NCAA Division II postseason competition, at least the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team has an idea of what to expect from its opponent. The Zias (24-8), seeded fifth, take on fourth seed Mesa State (22-9) in a 4 p.m. (MST) quarterfinal matchup on [...]

ENMU gets regional volleyball berth

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University has garnered its first regional volleyball berth since joining the Lone Star Conference and NCAA Division II in 1984 as the Zias were selected on Sunday for the eight-team Southwest Regional at Kearney, Neb. ENMU (24-8) earned the No. 5 seed in the tournament, and meets Mesa State (Colo.) [...]

Nov. 7 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • The school board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the main office. The public is welcome to attend any School Board meeting. • Standards assessments for all Juniors are Nov. 16 and 17. • Thanksgiving Holidays will be Nov. 24-28. School will resume Nov. 29. Athletics • The [...]