‘Believe’ crew wraps it up for local filming

At 12:17 a.m. on Thursday, First Assistant Director David Cluck called, “That’s a wrap!” for the last time on “Believe In Me.” Six weeks before, in Ned Houk Park just north of Clovis, we took our first shot of the picture as lead actor Jeff Donovan climbed into the blue pickup that would serve as […]

Portales sweeps district golf titles

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Behind medalist performances from Kevin Welch and Cassidy Merrick, the Portales golf teams swept titles in Tuesday’s District 4-1/3A meet at New Mexico Military Institute. Welch shot a 68, helping the Rams post a team score of 301 for a narrow win over the host Colts (303) and Lovington (307). “They […]

Rams split with NMMI on the road

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Ivan Morales scored on a Reid Marley squeeze bunt with one out in the eighth inning, giving the New Mexico Military Institute Colts a 14-13 win in the nightcap of Tuesday’s District 4-3A baseball doubleheader. Portales (15-7, 7-3) won the first game 5-3, and is still in position to win the […]

Portales tennis dominates Clovis

Freedom Newspapers Outside of Patricia Gallegos and Andrea Curry, Portales blanked Clovis in a boys and girls dual meet Thursday at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Complex. Gallegos downed Hailey Quick 6-4, 6-2 in No. 1 singles while Curry needed a pair of tiebreakers to beat Rachelle Self 7-6, 6-4 in the No. 2 singles match. […]

La Cueva girls win at Clovis

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — No one individual dominated the girls division of Friday’s Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium, and that suited La Cueva coach Jim Ciccarello just fine. The Lady Bears spread the points around and had more than enough to successfully defend their team title, rolling up 104 1/2 points to 70 […]

Greyhounds drop home game to Lubbock Christian

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By Kevin Wilson Lubbock Christian’s win could have been easily chalked up to a career day for Zach Barnard. Eastern New Mexico coach Phil Clabaugh chooses inexperience instead. Barnard, a sophomore designated hitter, went 3-for-4 with three homers and eight RBIs, leading a Chaparral team that capitalized on ENMU mistakes Tuesday and left Greyhound Field […]

Portales tennis teams cruise past Hereford

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The Portales High boys and girls tennis teams pushed their records to 7-2 overall Monday, taking a pair of 9-0 wins against Hereford. The matches were part of a three-team set previously scheduled for Feb. 13-14, but were delayed due to inclement weather. Portales will finish the series at 3 p.m. […]

Rams end game “one jump shot away”

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By Kevin Wilson The New Mexico Military Institute Colts were just happy to finish off Friday night with a 3-0 district mark. The Portales Rams were disappointed to finish off 0-for-12. The host Rams and the visiting Colts were both held to season lows, but the Colts survived an abysmal shooting night thanks to a […]

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 […]

Lady Rams pick up easy win

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By Kevin Wilson A quick glance at the final score would indicate a Portales blowout, 49-35, in Tuesday night’s game against Ruidoso. A closer look, however, would reveal a dichotomy for the Lady Rams and their intensity level. There was the first Portales team, which shot 75 percent in the first half and overmatched the […]