Hounds win on buzzer-beater

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior guard Justin Redman-Trotter scored the game’s final five points, including a 3-pointer from the corner with 1.4 seconds left on a feed from Tristan Largent, and then stole the ball on the inbounds to seal Eastern New Mexico University’s 68-65 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over […]

Rams wrap up District 4-3A crown

Freedom Newspapers DEXTER — The Portales Rams secured the District 4-3A regular season championship and the top seed in the district tournament attached to it with a 44-29 win against a scrappy Dexter Demons squad Friday night. However, Portales coach Mark Gallegos wasn’t happy with how his Rams started the game. Dexter stunned the Rams, […]

Lady Rams post win at Lovington

Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — Portales beat Lovington 65-41 Friday to close out the first half of its District 4-3A schedule undefeated, but Lady Rams coach Brenda Gomez said the score does not necessarily indicate Portales dominance. Senior Briana Hernandez led the Lady Rams with 22 points, including five three-pointers, in her second game since returning […]

Roswell High turns back Rams

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Portales’ Chance Sherburne looks for a shot over Roswell High defender Andrew Aho, right, during Friday’s matchup at Portales High School. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Portales boys coach Mark Gallegos wanted to know if his Rams could compete with one of the top teams in Class 4A. After Friday […]

Fort Sumner games postponed by weather

CNJ staff FORT SUMNER — Fort Sumner’s District 3-1A basketball games at Melrose were postponed on Friday due to snow. Also postponed were Homecoming games for the Foxes and Vixens today against Dexter, and a home junior high doubleheader today against Melrose. No makeup dates were immediately announced. Meantime, the Portales Rams’ District 4-3A boys […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Defense keys Lady Cats past Portales

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Clovis High’s Janea Eshleman, cener, drives to the lane through three Portales defenders in the Lady Wildcats’ 51-37 victory on Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer While Clovis High girls coach Miles Watters is still looking for consistency on offense from the Lady Wildcats, he’s […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats prep for rematch with Portales

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — While the Portales Lady Rams play their final pre-district tuneup tonight, their Clovis counterparts are glad to be back on the court. Portales (8-7), riding a three-game winning streak, visits Rock Staubus Gym for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff against the Lady Wildcats. Meantime, Clovis (8-5) had a scheduled […]

Navajo Pine handles Rams

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Portales thought it played at the opponent’s preferred tempo in the semifinals of the Hope Christian tournament on Friday. Navajo Pine, meanwhile, thought it played at the Rams’ pace. Whatever was the truth, it was Navajo Pine that came away with a 48-44 victory over Portales to move […]

Lady Rams get past West Las Vegas

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Portales’ Kaycee Quick tries to attack the basket against West Las Vegas’ Kristen Encinias during Friday’s game in the Portales Shootout. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams overcame a tough man-to-man defense and a hot-shooting West Las Vegas point guard to defeat the Lady Dons 46-42 […]

Rams post win over Socorro

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Portales senior post Hunter Rackler raises up over Socorro’s Baski Baker, left and Oscar Contreras in the Rams’ 50-46 victory Friday night at the Portales Shootout. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Senior post Chance Sherburne scored a team-high 14 points as Portales controlled the fourth period and beat the […]