Portales aims to finish with title

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By Kevin Wilson Portales girls basketball coach Brenda Gomez hopes and believes that her team will win its second-straight Class 3A title this week. In other news, the sun is very hot. “We’ve been ranked No. 1 all year, which we should have been,” Gomez said after Tuesday’s practice, before the team left for Albuquerque. […]

Lady Rams win regional title

By Kevin Wilson There was never much of a celebration for Grants to delay. Sophomore post Morgan Hill had 25 points to lead all scorers in Portales’ 61-42 win over Grants, giving the host Lady Rams the Class 3A Region B title and a trip to this week’s state tournament. After the presentation of the […]

Seniors make final push for state title

By Kevin Wilson Erika Cook spent a good deal of her formative years in the Portales High School gymnasium. “I remember me and Roni (Gomez) coming when we were starting in sixth grade,” the Lady Ram senior said, “and we’d come to my sister’s practices.” For the past four years, she’s been the one practicing […]

Portales wins district title

By Kevin Wilson The host Portales Lady Rams capitalized on a poor start from Lovington, and took back the District 4-3A tournament title with a 70-57 win Friday night. Erika Cook scored 20 points to lead three in double figures for Portales (20-4), which won its ninth-straight game and reclaimed the title that Lovington won […]

Lady Rams watch and learn for Lovington

By Kevin Wilson The Portales girls basketball team was treated to a video doubleheader this week. The Lady Rams didn’t watch “Matchstick Men,” “Lost in Translation” or anything like that. Instead, they watched a pair of basketball games as a reminder of exactly what’s at stake over the next few weeks. “We’ve been watching last […]

Program provides literacy help

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Tony Parra The following story maybe be easy to read for most people, but for others it might be in a foreign language they don’t understand. The Roosevelt County Literacy Council is celebrating it’s 15th-year anniversary and day-to-day more than 15 volunteers help give people within the ages of 16 to 60 the gift of […]

Portales wins seventh-straight

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By Kevin Wilson The Ruidoso Lady Warriors had a first half that made an upset seem plausible. The Portales Lady Rams had a better second half, though, and they cruised to a 64-47 victory Tuesday night, securing a perfect regular season in District 4-3A. In winning their seventh-straight, Portales (18-4, 6-0 district) concentrated on pounding […]

Lady Rams clinch top spot in district

Freedom Newspapers RUIDOSO — Erika Cook scored 15 points, and the Portales Lady Rams clinched the top seed in District 4-3A with a forgettable 49-28 win at Ruidoso. Ruidoso (9-10, 1-2 district) used a stall tactic throughout, which helped to explain a 17-12 halftime score. Portales (16-4, 4-0) steadily built a double-figure lead and left […]

Lady Rams hold off Lovington charge

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By Kevin Wilson Roni Gomez, like her Portales basketball team, had her highs and had her lows on Tuesday night. She finished high, off the glass, and Portales survived a monumental comeback from Lovington with a 61-59 overtime win. Gomez scored 12 points for Portales (15-4, 3-0 District 4-3A), including the game-winning shot off the […]

Portales wins district opener at Lovington

By Kevin Wilson LOVINGTON — Erika Cook left the Lovington court Friday night with a smile and her hand in the air, holding up one finger. The game that preceded the gesture, however, was anything but a first for Cook and the Portales Lady Rams. Instead Cook, Roni Gomez and Kassandra Richards finished off a […]