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Texico back in 3A girls title game with rout of Clayton

RIO RANCHO — Three out of four was a pretty nice place for the Texico Wolverines to be Thursday. They’re hoping they can say the same thing Friday. Junior guard Baylee Sours scored 27 points, and the Texico Wolverines are back in the Class 3A... Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    March 9, 2018

ENMU trio hope to make mark at D-II indoor nationals

PORTALES — A trio of Eastern New Mexico track and field athletes will do their best to represent both themselves and the Greyhound program at Friday and Saturday’s NCAA Division II Indoor Track Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas. Sprinters Marcus...

 

Portales returns to 4A title game with win over Shiprock

ALBUQUERQUE — Sometimes, coaches don't really need to make halftime adjustments, even in close state tournament games. That happened to be the case in Thursday's girls basketball 4A semifinal... Full story

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 9, 2018

Elida makes eighth consecutive state title game

BERNALILLO — Naturally, this is right where the Elida girls basketball team expected to be at this time — in the Class 1A state championship game. The Lady Tigers' program is, after all, a...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 9, 2018

Melrose boys get by Quemado, advance to 1A title game

BERNALILLO – Yes, the Melrose boys basketball team is heading to Saturday morning’s Class A state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque. But no, Thursday’s semifinal victory was not another Buffalo stampede as most of their games have bee...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    March 9, 2018

Area capital outlay projects approved

Several local institutions and municipalities will be beneficiaries of the capital outlay projects approved Wednesday by Gov. Susana Martinez. The Legislature sends the projects to Martinez’s desk who then has the option to veto anything she...

 

Woman faces extreme animal cruelty charge

A Portales woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with an August incident in which one horse was found dead and seven other animals were found severely malnourished in Curry County. Twila... Full story

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 9, 2018

Water Utility Authority executive director candidates down to two

PORTALES — A new executive director for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority draws ever closer, as the board meets this afternoon to continue discussions with two candidates out of an initial pool of about 30. In a closed-door executive...

 

Local roundup - March 9

Clovis choirs score top honors at contest HOBBS — Each of Clovis Municipal Schools’ 17 choirs received a Superior rating from the Southeastern New Mexico Music Educator’s Association’s Choral Large Group Music Performance Assessment, accordin...

 

Events calendar - March 9

Today • Veteran Resource Event — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Ballroom, Portales. Over 40 agencies available to assist veterans. Information: 575-562-2195 • Clovis Legislative Wrap-Up Luncheon — 11:30 a.m....

 

Meetings calendar - March 9

Today • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority Executive Session — 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-935-4264 Monday • Fort Sumner City Council — 5:30 p.m. at Fort Sumner City Hall,...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    March 9, 2018

Pocket load important when leaving home

What do you need handy when you leave the house? That’s an important question in any situation. Some common contents of pockets or purse are keys, currency and, these days, a phone. Not to mention...

 

Texico one win from perfect season

RIO RANCHO — Senior Nathan Phipps had game-highs of 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Texico moved one step away from securing the third perfect season in Class 3A boys history with a 53-39 victory Thursday over district rival Santa Rosa at the Santa...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    March 9, 2018

Facing road of life with God

One of my favorite scriptures in the Bible is Proverbs 3:6. The wise man wrote: “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Paths indicate roads to travel which...

 

'No statute or regulation shall be enacted into law unless...'

As I wrote this week’s weak column, Texans were one day away from the 2018 state primary election. I was too late to add one more ill-fated proposition to the list of mostly D.O.A. propositions...

 

Pages past - March 9

On this date ... 1983: Clovis artist Chuck Glikas won two top awards at the Oklahoma Wildlife Arts Festival held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A pelican painting by Glikas was named first place in the shore...

 

Jail logs - March 9

Jail logs Booked The following were booked into local jails Wednesday through Thursday: Clovis • Shawn Hall, 24, battery against a household member, failure to pay fines, concealing identity • Luis Natividad, 31, failure to have operating...

 

Melrose girls make it back to 1A title game

BERNALILLO — Melrose has beaten top-seeded Elida once this season, taking a 36-32 nailbiter for the District 4-1A championship. The Buffaloes just barely earned another shot, taking their second close game in as many days — 46-42 over...

 

Cleveland edges Clovis in tournament opener

RIO RANCHO — Jaren Jackson allowed one run over six innings, and went 2-for-3 with an RBI single as the Cleveland Storm edged the Clovis Wildcats 3-1 for their first win in four tries to open the Cleveland Invitational on Thursday afternoon.... Full story

 

Elida makes it eight consecutive titles

ALBUQUERQUE — Eight is enough for the Elida Tigers. For now, at least. Lacy Ferguson scored 22 points to lead three in double figures, and Elida pulled away in the second quarter to claim a 58-44 win over Melrose for their eighth-consecutive... Full story

 

Texico beats Tohatchi for 3A title on last-second shot

ALBUQUERQUE — Maryelle Dickerman had 20 points, including the game-winning layup with five seconds left, and the Texico Wolverines claimed their second Class 3A title in three years with a 48-47 nailbiter win over Tohatchi on Friday at The Pit in...

 

Portales pulls away in fourth to top Moriarty for 4A title

ALBUQUERQUE — Moriarty proved to Portales it’s tough to beat a team four times in a season. But Portales proved it was toughest when the fourth quarter came Friday at The Pit. Senior Taylee Rippee posted a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebo...

 

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