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Tuesday area prep volleyball summary — Oct. 18

District 4-1A Melrose 3, Floyd 0 Melrose 25 25 25 Floyd 19 23 29 Melrose individual statistics Kills — Hannah Wofford 16, Brette DeVaney 14, Natalie Mondragon 8, Hailey Martin 4. Blocks — none. Digs — LaKasey Mondragon 25, Jayden Beard 6,... Full story

 

Portales sweeps Hope Christian

STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The defending Class 4-4A champion Portales Lady Rams volleyball team made it known the road to the 2016 district title still goes through them as they swept the Hope...

 

Matadors down Cats

Staff report Clovis High’s boys hung in most of the way. The Wildcats just couldn’t get the equalizer. link Clovis High senior Isaac Cordova heads the ball away from the goal during Tuesday’s...

 

ENMU sweeps Lady Buffs

Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — It wasn’t easy, but despite trailing by as many as five points in two separate sets, the Eastern New Mexico volleyball team beat West Texas A&M in straight sets Tuesday night, 25-20, 26-24, 26-24.... Full story

 

Clovis sweeps Manzano for third district win

STAFF REPORT Clovis High had little problem on the road Tuesday, using a balanced effort to sweep Manzano. Junior Lexi Cole had six kills to help Clovis (7-10, 3-5) snap a four-match losing streak. “The girls played pretty well, really relaxed,”...

 

Lady Cats post 2-1 victory over Sandia

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Taylor Smith waited until the 18th match of the season to score her first goal. Suffice it to say, it couldn’t have come at a better time. Smith scored off a corner kick by senior defender Kileigh Dlouhy and a...

 

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds 4th in Clarendon women's standings

Staff report CLARENDON, Texas — Senior Tawny Berry placed third in goat tying over the weekend to help Eastern New Mexico University’s women to a fourth-place team finish in a rodeo hosted by Clarendon College. Tarleton State won the women’s te...

 

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds 4th in Clarendon women's standings

Staff report CLARENDON, Texas — Senior Tawny Berry placed third in goat tying over the weekend to help Eastern New Mexico University’s women to a fourth-place team finish in a rodeo hosted by Clarendon College. Tarleton State won the women’s te...

 

Jail meets accreditation goal

STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com After a challenging two-year process, the Roosevelt County Detention Center has officially been accredited by the New Mexico Association of Counties. The detention center was accredited with a unanimous...

 

Noxious weed taking root

STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com A potentially harmful weed has found its way to Roosevelt County, according to agricultural officials. Roosevelt County Extension Agent Patrick Kircher asked commissioners for help tracking down the African rue...

 

Horseshoe player returns victorious

STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com A Portales senior recently returned victorious from a world-renowned tournament. Rudy Garcia, 64, received a silver and bronze medal for horseshoes from the... Full story

 

To do list — Oct. 19

Today • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: Scrubbly Bubbly Carwash. Information: 575-356-3940 • Tween program — 4:30 p.m. at the Portales Public Library. Game: Minecraft. Information: 575-356-3940 Thursday •...

 

Pages past — Oct. 19

On this date ... 1976: Construction costs for Clovis’ new hospital were going to exceed an architect’s estimate by about 14 percent, the advisory board of Clovis Memorial Hospital had learned.... Full story

 

Clovis woman pleads guilty in child abuse case

Staff report A Clovis woman facing seven charges of child abuse entered a guilty plea in district court Monday. District Attorney Andrea Reeb’s office said Patricia Gartner, 60, entered the plea, representing one charge for each of her seven...

 

Meetings watch — Oct. 19

Roosevelt County Commission The following were other actions taken at the Roosevelt County commission Meeting Tuesday in the county courthouse: • County Manager Amber Hamilton reported a general fund balance of just over $1.2 million. •...

 

Suit against county settled

STAFF REPORT Roosevelt County has agreed to pay a former Roosevelt County inmate $255,000 in a lawsuit settlement. County officials and attorneys confirmed last month that a settlement had been reached but declined giving details until the... Full story

 

County, city agreement sparks discussion

Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com A potential proposed arrangement between Curry County and the city of Clovis drew the ire of a commissioner during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. At issue, per Commission Vice-Chair Chet Spear, is a county /...

 

Partisan attack should be met with intolerance

Democracy was firebombed last weekend in North Carolina. The competition of ideas was burned, vigorous debate was charred, free speech was defaced. The news that a North Carolina Republican headquarters had been torched was sickening and...

 

Partisan attack should be met with intolerance

Democracy was firebombed last weekend in North Carolina. The competition of ideas was burned, vigorous debate was charred, free speech was defaced. The news that a North Carolina Republican headquarters had been torched was sickening and...

 

McManigal: Government clubs could work

Why isn’t liberty more popular? Every libertarian eventually ponders this question. The answers they arrive at vary. Some are negative — people are lazy, cowardly, don’t want responsibility,...

 

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