Zias finish season with win

CNJ staff PORTALES — It’s been a long season and a tough learning process for the freshman-dominated Eastern New Mexico University women’s squad. Still, the Zias were able to close out their campaign in style Saturday night, getting a career-high 22 points from sophomore forward Megan Kabrick in rolling to a 75-56 Lone Star Conference […]

Portales grad Kabrick gives Zias boost

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Megan Kabrick was all set to move away from home and play college volleyball at Angelo State when she suddenly had a change of heart. A four-year standout in volleyball and basketball at Portales High School, Kabrick signed to play at Angelo in November of 2005. She […]

Lady Rams roll over Lovington in final

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Portales’ Morgan Hill drives to the basket past a Lovington defender during the second half of Friday’s District 4-3A girls championship game in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — It wouldn’t be a district championship game without coach Brenda Gomez marching back and forth on the sidelines. The […]

Lady Rams return most of last year’s 3A runnerup team

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — It’s mid-afternoon on Thursday at the Portales High School Gym, and girls basketball coach Brenda Gomez is in a prep period. A cellular phone rings on Gomez’ desk, and it’s her daughter, Roni, on the other end. The phone call is telling. While it’s a call about the […]

Lady Rams stun CHS

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Clovis volleyball coach Darrel Ray, right, shows his frustration during the fifth game of Tuesday’s loss to Portales at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Darrel Ray) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent They’ve played common opponents and they’ve even been in the same tournament. But Tuesday night, the Clovis and Portales volleyball teams finally played […]

Steroids not seen as problem at area schools

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With steroids becoming a bigger problem at the professional sports level, the NCAA is trying to take more preventative measures to head off potential problems. Ed Kabrick, athletic trainer at Eastern New Mexico University, said that as of the 2004-05 school year the NCAA randomly tests athletes for the use […]

Lady Rams return to title game

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Portales’ Bethany Self makes a move to the basket on Ruidoso’s Lynette Woodard during the second half of a Class 3A semifinal game Thursday at Rio Rancho. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers RIO RANCHO — The Portales Lady Rams have made a habit of reaching the Class 3A girls state basketball […]

Portales relying on junior trio

By Dave Wagner Juniors Morgan Hill and Megan Kabrick believe they have a lot more to accomplish before they leave Portales High. “Megan’s and my goal is to get at least seven state championships before we graduate,” said Hill, a 6-foot middle hitter for the Lady Rams. They’re off to a good start, with two […]

ACL spells trouble for prep athletes

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Clovis junior Roxanne Luera (20) sits at the end of the bench during a timeout in Friday’s game against Lovington. Luera likely tore her ACL two weeks ago in a game at Roswell Goddard. CNJ photo by Rick White. Kevin Wilson It was a play like any other for Megan Kabrick. The Portales High School […]

Eastern’s coaches are ready

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — For Eastern New Mexico University fans, the football season lasts from September to November. For the players, it lasts from August to spring football in March — not including summer workout programs. For the coaches, it’s a 12-month process, and it comes full-circle this week when practices begin on Thursday. […]