Watters somewhat declawed as Lady Cats coach

By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — His salt-and-pepper hair isn’t the only thing that has changed about Miles Watters as he’s grown older. The differences are subtle as the hundreds of shades of white paint, but they’re there. His passion game still burns as hot as the mid-afternoon sun and he accepts nothing less than perfection […]

Hill scores 17 in Portales win

Freedom Newspapers ARTESIA — Morgan Hill scored a season-high 17 to lead four in double figures, and the Lady Rams outscored Artesia 20-6 in the first quarter en route to a 65-27 win Friday night at the Bulldog Pit. Portales (11-3) also got 16 from Erika Cook, 11 from Kassandra Richards and 10 from Ashleah […]

Lady Rams looking to repeat

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By Kevin Wilson For that small period of time where basketball practices overlapped the end of volleyball season, it felt like there were two coaches named Gomez at each Lady Ram basketball practice. While Brenda Gomez got ready for her 17th season as Portales coach, senior point guard Roni was doing on-the-court training with her […]

Greyhounds cruise past winless Tigers

By Kevin Wilson BLACKWATER DRAW — Veteran Greyhound football coach Bud Elliott admits his team’s offense is still shooting itself in the leg at times. Fortunately, they saved more than enough ammunition for East Central. The host Greyhounds scored early and often, rolling out 415 total yards of offense in a 32-2 blowout Saturday evening […]

Strong work ethic equals success

Tony Parra and Janet Bresenham Most business owners agree: Hard work and customer service have always been the key to any business’ success. But do area residents demonstrate strong work ethics? Interviews on Labor Day weekend 2003 suggest yes … and no. Troy Hinton, owner of Portales’ IGA grocery store, said Portales has a strong […]

Humor, Christianity shape father

By Angela Peacock A hard working family man who enjoyed a good practical joke is how family members said they will remember James Wood. Besides a wonderful sense of humor, Charles Wood said he will always respect his father’s belief that anyone regardless of their circumstances can improve themselves and their lives. “Dad instilled in […]

A true American story is hard to come by

Jim Lee Well, here we are in the second half of 2003. It just doesn’t seem possible. It feels like New Year’s Day happened around last week, and now we’re closer to 2004 than 2002. It makes me stop and realize that, other than just one day, birthdays are always less than a year away. […]

Big names featured at Clovis rodeo

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By Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — Buster Record has spent more than a decade making his name as a steer roper in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Even if technically it isn’t his name. “It’s really a nickname,” said Record, who was named Tommy at birth, “but it’s the only name I’ve ever been called. It’s […]