Portales girls gain revenge in semifinals

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Portales freshman Tara Johnson drives to the basket in the Lady Rams’ win over Santa Fe Indian School in the Class 3A state semifinals on Friday at The Pit. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Posts generally don’t handle the ball too far away from the basket, but […]

Lady Rams face rematch in semis

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Portales senior Ashleah Richards (50) battles for a rebound during the Lady Rams’ 50-48 quarterfinal win over Thoreau on Wednesday in the Class 3A girls state tournament at The Pit. (Freedom Newspapers: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — After bouncing third-seeded Shiprock 55-43 in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state tournament […]

Clovis team looking for rematch

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis X-plosions was gearing up late Saturday night for a rematch with the Ruidoso Lady Warriors. The Clovis team did its part, holding off the Hobbs Braves 10-9 in the 14-and-under girls winners bracket semifinals of the USSSA national recreation youth slow-pitch softball tournament, being played at Guy Leeder […]

Santa Fe Indian stuns two-time champs

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Portales junior Ashleah Richards walks off the court as Santa Fe Indian celebrates its 42-37 win over the Lady Rams in the Class 3A state championship game. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freeedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Backed by a crowd of more than 14,000, Santa Fe Indian School completed an improbable run to […]

Zero tolerance should apply to everyone

by Ned Cantwell At least three New Mexico communities I know of, and I’m betting they are the rule rather than the exception, have recently wrestled with this dilemma: You got this kid, a good kid, a popular kid, a local athlete of some prominence. God has given him the ability to run fast, the […]