Portales faces familiar foe at state tourney

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams went into the girls Class 3A state tournament as the No. 2 seed, but the two-time defending champions are now the team to beat. While Portales dispatched seventh-seeded Wingate 57-46 on Tuesday, top seed Grants (24-2) fell to Santa Fe Indian School 56-52. Portales […]

Lady Rams all of sudden favorites

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams went into the girls Class 3A state tournament as the No. 2 seed, but the two-time defending champions are now the team to beat. While Portales dispatched seventh-seeded Wingate 57-46 on Tuesday, top seed Grants (24-2) was falling to Santa Fe Indian School 56-52. […]

Portales coach unhappy with seeding process

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Count Portales High girls coach Brenda Gomez as one who’s not thrilled with the new seeding format for state basketball tournaments. The Lady Rams (14-11), who have been to four consecutive Class 3A state championship games and won three of them, received the No. 2 seed in the […]

Garduno, Marcella

Marcella Garduno Services: Have been held. Marcella “Marcy” Bernadette Garduno, 50, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Nov. 23, 1954, to Andres and Ermelinda Pena Garduno in Portales. She grew up in Clovis and attended Clovis schools. She was an employee of the Lighthouse Ministries. […]

12/24 Public Record

Compiled from court records from December 17 through December 22. Marriage Licenses Gilberto Enrique Flores, 22 to Ashley Renee Romero, 21 both of Amarillo. Jorge Luis Barraza, 26 to Myrna Jesus Molina, 24 both of Clovis. William Todd Bargman, 42 to Rhonda Kae Payne, 42 both of Clovis. Johnny Max Saiz, Jr., 30 to Jennifer […]

House of healing

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By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer A group of Clovis residents’ dream of turning the abandoned and dilapidated Memorial Hospital back into a place of healing began its journey to becoming a reality in 2004. In April, the Rev. Steve Brown — experienced as both a pastor and a contractor — was hired as director […]

Portales girls lose in Roswell

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS ROSWELL — Playing their fifth game on the road in six nights, including their second in two nights in Roswell, the Portales Lady Rams fell short Tuesday night when Roswell High held on late for a 54-48 victory. Portales (3-5), which beat Roswell Goddard 58-32 on Monday night, erased a nine-point deficit at […]

Lady Wildcats tested by Portales

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Ebony Bunton of Clovis tries to regain a loose ball as Portales post Morgan HIll tries to cut off the angle to the basket in the first quarter of Friday’s game. Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspaper PORTALES — Never underestimate the importance of emotion in a rivalry. In their by far […]

Portales coach among ENMU honorees

Freedom Newspapers After graduating from high school in Bloomfield in 1977, Brenda (Worley) Gomez came across the state to attend Eastern New Mexico University. Basically, she’s never left the area. Gomez, the girls basketball coach at Portales High School since 1985, is one of six individuals scheduled for induction into the ENMU Hall of Honors […]

Sanchez, Irma

Irma Sanchez Services: Have been held. Irma Sanchez, 52, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 8, 1951, in Harlingen, Texas, to Abelardo and Maria Escamilla Gomez. She married Alberto Sanchez on Oct. 23, 1973, in Fort Collins, Colo. She was a Head Start teacher in Bryan, […]

Alliance fears Matt. 25 will affect Lighthouse Mission

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Susie Aramijo, kitchen manager, left, and employee Michelle Sandoval, serve spaghetti for lunch Thursday at the Lighthouse Mission. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer As a homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Clovis struggle to raise money to meet an end-of-the-year deadline for kitchen upgrades, some members of the […]

Portales girls repeat in 3A

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Portales sophomore Ashleah Richards and teammates hold up the Class 3A state championship trophy Friday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Photo by Rick White Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Three seniors synonymous with Portales girls basketball went out in style Friday as the Lady Rams captured their second-straight Class 3A state basketball and third in four […]

Portales wins 3rd state title in four years

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Portales sophomore Ashleah Richards and teammates hold up the Class 3A state championship trophy Friday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Freedom Newspapers: Rick White By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Three seniors synonymous with Portales girls basketball went out in style Friday as the Lady Rams captured their second-straight Class 3A state basketball and third championship […]

Lady Rams look for repeat title in 3A

By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Kassandra Richards is determined to make the most of every second she has left in her prep basketball career. Forced to the bench by fouls early in the fourth quarter, the Portales senior had a hard time sitting and watching as Robertson made a determined run. She came out firing […]

Kitchen could cause Lighthouse Mission to close

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Susan Armijo, kitchen manager at the Lighthouse Mission, prepares a meal for mission administrator Richard Gomez. (staff photo by Darrell Todd Maurina) By Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis ministry that feeds up to 80 people a day could close next year unless it replaces its kitchen equipment to comply with state regulations. The expected cost […]

Lady Cats complete sweep of Portales

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Clovis’ Jessica Hohn rips the ball away from Portales’ Roni Gomez during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Kevin Wilson In a matchup between the Portales guards and the Clovis posts, it was a Clovis guard that helped make Tuesday’s game not much of a contest. […]

Lady Cats expect tougher test

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Clovis sophomore post Brittany Blackmon helped the Lady Wildcats dominate Portales inside the last time the teams met. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Kevin Wilson Clovis coach Miles Watters thinks that the Lady ‘Cats blowout over Portales two weeks ago, albeit a great win, was an anomaly in the normally competitive series between the neighboring […]

Lady Cats’ posts leave Portales seeing double

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Clovis sophomore Aimee Hilburn shoots over Portales’ Morgan Hill during Wednesday’s championship game in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Portales had no answer for Clovis’ inside attack. Twin posts Brittany Blackmon and Monique Walker combined for 34 points and 11 rebounds as Clovis manhandle […]

Gomez, Marie

Maria Gomez Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Clovis. Mrs. Maria Gomez, 74, of Clovis, died Friday at Laurel Ridge rest home. Mrs. Gomez was born July 7, 1929, in Robstown, Texas, to Emilio and Maria Hernandez Bustos. She married Abelardo Gomez on Sept. 14, 1947, in Brownsville, […]

Fight at high school leads to arrest

Clovis police responded to a fight Thursday afternoon at Clovis High School, arrested a 15-year-old boy for battery on school personnel, and are obtaining warrants for two others on charges of public affray. According to police reports, a large crowd of students gathered about noon to watch the fight between the 15-year-old male and the […]