Rams tied for District 4-3A lead

Freedom Newspapers Portales’ 40-38 win over Ruidoso, coupled with New Mexico Military Institute’s 55-54 shocker over Lovington, marked an unexpected start to District 4-3A play Tuesday night. Following Tuesday’s games, the district lead is a two-way tie between a pair of teams that are a combined 11-22. The two teams at the bottom of the […]

Lovington the favorite in District 4-3A play

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By Kevin Wilson There are two things that are clear for boys basketball in District 4-3A. The Lovington Wildcats are the favorite. That, and being the favorite doesn’t mean a lot in 4-3A. “I’ve been in this district long enough to know that you don’t overlook or count anybody out,” New Mexico Military Institute coach […]

Obits Jan. 27

Martha Belle Shirey Redwine, 86 Martha Belle Shirey Redwine, 86, of Boise City, Okla., died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, in Amarillo. She was born on Sept. 6, 1917, in Tulaski, Tenn. She lived in Portales from 1940 until 1949. They moved to Lovington and later to Midland, Texas, where they owned and operated R&S Construction […]

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 […]

District rivalry renewed

By Kevin Wilson Throughout the history of New Mexico high school basketball, and particularly the last two years, the Lovington-Portales girls rivalry has been a good story. The setting: with pre-district seasons over, the Lady Rams and the Lady Wildcats seek supremacy in District 4-3A and all of Class 3A. Their paths cross three times […]

Lady Rams regain 3A hoop title

By Rick White Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a series of 2003’s Top 10 News-Tribune sports stories. ALBUQUERQUE — The more Kassandra Richards shot the ball, the better her injured finger felt. By the end of the game, the Portales High junior was all smiles and dreaded rival Lovington was the one […]

Lady Rams regrouped to win state

Kevin Wilson Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of 2003’s top 10 sports stories in the Portales News-Tribune. Stories No. 10 and No. 9 ran on Tuesday, while stories No. 8 and No. 7 ran on Wednesday. One story will follow in each issue until the top story on Jan. 1. Pilar […]

District 4-3A football teams chosen

Freedom Newspapers Ram offensive players made up a bulk of Portales’ selections to the All-District 4-3A team, released this weekend by district officials. Portales (3-7, 1-2 district), which finished the season third in district, had seven first-team selections. Of those seven, four played on the offensive side — quarterback Seth Clabaugh, fullback Cole Parrish, receiver […]

Lady Rams cruise to state championship

Kevin Wilson ROSWELL — A Portales-Lovington volleyball match to end all Portales-Lovington volleyball matches never materialized. Seniors Erika Cook and Kelly Parkey led the way with eight kills each, and Portales capped off another Class 3A state title season — its third in the last four seasons — with a convincing 25-20, 25-20, 25-13 sweep […]

Portales sweeps Lovington for state championship title

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Mike Linn The Portales Lady Rams have no love for Lovington. Not in Portales. Not in Lovington. Not even in Roswell. The Lady Rams capped off their season in style Saturday night after sweeping Lovington in three sets in Roswell to win the 3A state volleyball championship. The Lady Rams defeated Lovington four times this […]