Portales volleyball getting back into action at Roswell

By Kevin Wilson The Portales Lady Rams got a week’s worth of idle time, and coach Ruth Chavez is hoping it will help them turn the corner. After a stretch that saw Portales (2-4) play five matches in nine days, the Lady Rams have been idle leading up to today, when they head to the […]

Roswell sneaks past Portales

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By Kevin Wilson In 2002, these were the matches that Roswell would invariably give away. In the late hours of Tuesday night, it became the type of match the Lady Coyotes somehow won, and the Portales Lady Rams somehow lost. Roswell won its season opener with a roller coaster five-set win over Portales. “My kids […]

Lady Rams pick up first win

By Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — Megan Kabrick and Kelly Parkey keyed a match-ending 5-0 run, and the Portales Lady Rams salvaged a seventh-place finish in the gold bracket at the Lady Wildcat Invitational on Saturday. Portales (1-3) slumped after a strong showing in pool play, but swept Artesia to claim its first win of the […]

Elida plans to build around its offense

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Kevin Wilson ELIDA — One would need only a few seconds inside the Elida High School gymnasium to tell that its gym is going through some changes. As for the volleyball team that will play in it, it doesn’t plan to do rebuilding any time soon. “We have a good team,” said senior setter Halee […]

Portales drops season opener

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By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — For a while, it appeared the Portales Lady Rams had Clovis High on the ropes in second game of Tuesday night’s volleyball opener for both teams at Rock Staubus Gym. Portales built a 12-8 lead in the second game and led until late. But the Lady Wildcats survived their struggles […]

Dora to depend on its defense

By Kevin Wilson There are a lot of positives for the Dora High volleyball team — a decent returning nucleus, a solid foundation for next year, defense and team chemistry. The biggest knock on the Lady Coyotes is something they can’t be faulted for. Dora’s district opponents have height, and Dora does not. As the […]

Floyd looks to build new volleyball tradition

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By Kevin Wilson Sean Wootton started a new tradition following Monday’s Floyd volleyball practice, when he announced that players would eat lunch in his classroom every Wednesday. One tradition down, a much bigger one to go. “We’re trying to start a winning tradition,” said Wootton. “I know Floyd had some good teams in the late […]

Lady Rams look to reclaim 3A title

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By Kevin Wilson Including Saturday’s scrimmages, the Portales High volleyball team has four scheduled trips to Roswell this season. But the Lady Rams don’t want anything short of five. Roswell is the site for this year’s state volleyball championship, a familiar setting for PHS volleyball lately. Portales has won two of the last three Class […]

Zias lose exhibition to Cochise

Freedom Newspapers Cochise (Ariz.) Community College got two goals from Brandy Alexander and defeated Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 on Monday in an exhibition scrimmage played at the ENMU soccer field. It was the second of three preseason contests for ENMU, which hosts the Lubbock Ice Under-19 club team at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The […]

Floyd hosting Elida during gym renovations

By Kevin Wilson Eight days from now, they’ll be district foes, with each hoping to gain any advantage possible over the other. Today, they’re gym-mates. Due to renovations, the Elida Lady Tigers are making the trip to Floyd High School every day for practice. “I knew them,” Chenault said, “and I called Mr. (Floyd Superintendent […]