Lady Cats top Portales for first-day tourney split

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brandi Thomas didn’t want to end the day on a sour note. Freshman pitcher Tisa Forrest made sure she and the rest of her Clovis High teammates wouldn’t, pitching the Lady Wildcats past Portales 4-1 Friday night for a first-day split in the season-opening Clovis Invitational round-robin softball tournament […]

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 […]

Camp, Georgia

Georgia Christina Camp, 80, of Roswell died on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at her home. She was born on Jan. 9, 1926, in Oakville, Iowa, to George William and Sophia Nell Cunningham. She graduated from Oquawka High School in Illinois in 1943. She worked at an ordinance plant in Burlington, Iowa, for two years after […]

Rams beat NMMI in district tilt

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — The Portales Rams survived Friday night at New Mexico Military Institute, and got an assist from District 4-3A rival Lovington as a three-team race tightened. Portales (11-11, 2-2 district) jumped out to a 25-11 lead midway through the second quarter and held off the Colts for a 48-36 win. “It was […]

Lady Rams rout Lovington in district opener

Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — Morgan Hill had 15 points to lead three Lady Rams in double figures, and Portales jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 71-42 victory over Lovington in Friday night’s District 4-3A opener. Portales (13-6) played an inside-outside game, with Hill scoring on the interior and her […]

Cats win belated opener

CNJ staff ARTESIA — It was a little rough around the edges, but it’s a win. Five days after the majority of their players were playing in the Class 5A state championship football game, the Clovis High Wildcats opened their season with a 58-48 win over Lovington on Thursday in the first round of the […]

Prep hoops: Rams reloading

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Like their female counterparts, the Portales High Ram basketball players are coming off of a Class 3A runnerup performance. Like the Lady Rams, the Rams are hosting Muleshoe on Tuesday night. That’s about where the similarities end for the Portales squads. “(Girls coach Brenda Gomez) basically returns most of her […]

Polk, Maxine

Maxine Martin Polk, 86, of Lovington, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, in Lovington. She was born June 16, 1919 in Garrison. She married Richard Beecher Martin Nov. 14, 1936 in Portales. He preceded her in death in 1967. She was also married to T.M. Polk, also preceding her in death. She was a member of […]

Rams lose game and running back

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin WilsonPortales junior running back Cruz Ontiveros looks upfield on a third-quarter run in Friday’s District 4-3A game against Lovington. Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — By looking at their pre-district schedules and records, one could reason that Portales and Lovington’s football teams started their district seasons on even ground. After Friday’s […]

Black shares PGA experience

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Ronnie Black of Lovington helps Jimmy Joe Robinson of Clovis with his golf game Saturday during a lesson at the Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Black was at the course to give lessons. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer As he walked to a bench adjacent to the driving range, Ronnie Black […]