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Cats keep cutting it close

CLOVIS - Clovis High boys basketball coach Jaden Isler says he isn't surprised his team is having trouble stretching leads in the early going this season. The Wildcats had a pair of... — Updated 4/13/2021

 

Ram girls keep rolling

PORTALES - Clovis High's girls appear to be making progress this season, but the Lady Wildcats aren't good enough to spot a team like Portales eight points right out of the gate. CH... — Updated 4/13/2021

 

Wildcats set to hold court

CLOVIS — Clovis High girls tennis coach Jeannette Albin is returning a relatively experienced squad as the Lady Wildcats prepare to host New Mexico Military in a season-opening dual at 3 p.m. on Thursday at the CHS courts. Seven... — Updated 4/13/2021

 

Rams top Sartans in defensive battle

PORTALES — Hagen Rains didn’t know whether or not he’d be needed at quarterback on Saturday, but he was ready. Portales High senior QB Baylor Diaz gave it a go on a bum ankle,... — Updated 4/6/2021

 

Area roundup: Clovis Christian topples Elida

CLOVIS - Elida has been successful after restarting its football program three years ago, earning trips to the state 6-man finals each of the past two seasons. Meantime, Clovis... — Updated 3/9/2021

 

Prep teams looking forward to full practices this week

CLOVIS — Finally, with some improvement in the coronavirus pandemic situation across the state, New Mexico High School sports, circa 2020-21, is ready to make its belated debut this week. Full-team practice sessions for... — Updated 2/20/2021

 

Elida, Melrose boys advance

ELIDA — It’s been a special season for the Elida boys basketball team, and the Tigers aren’t ready to see it end just yet. Especially senior guard Tyce Delk. Delk scored 17 of Elida’s 23 first-half points and finished with... — Updated 3/10/2020

 

Rams spike Vikings in 4A opener

PORTALES — For the season, Valley’s girls shoot about 29 percent from 3-point range. That doesn’t mean the Vikings couldn’t get hot on a given night, and Portales High... — Updated 3/7/2020

 

Portales says Valley no easy out

PORTALES — If nothing else, the Valley Vikings figure to be a bit out of their element in Friday’s 6 p.m. Class 4A round-of-16 girls state tournament game against Portales High at the Ram Athletic Center — it’s the first... — Updated 3/3/2020

 

Portales repeats in 4-4A

PORTALES — An early lead against a capable opponent can sure come in handy sometimes. Portales High’s girls got just that on Friday, scoring 13 consecutive points after Roswell... — Updated 2/29/2020

 

ENMU women wrap up No. 5 seed

PORTALES — Sophomore guard Zamorye Cox led four players in double figures with 16 points, and Eastern New Mexico University’s women subdued Midwestern State 77-60 on Saturday at Greyhound Arena to lock up the No. 5 seed in... — Updated 2/29/2020

 

Lovington shocks Portales in 4-4A opener

PORTALES — Rickie McBroom was at a bit of a loss for words. In a game where his Portales High boys squad led most of the way, including by 15 points in the second quarter, things got away late and the Rams dropped a 60-58... — Updated 2/29/2020

 

Postseason push comes for Hounds

PORTALES — It’s coming down to the final weekend of the regular season in Lone Star Conference basketball, and both Eastern New Mexico University squads have something on the... — Updated 2/25/2020

 

See you again soon

CLOVIS — Will the real Clovis High girls basketball team please stand up? Is it the one which shot 2-for-26 from the field in the first half of Friday’s District 4-5A matchup... — Updated 2/22/2020

 

Rams stay in 4-5A hunt

PORTALES — By winning twice at home over the weekend, the Portales High boys basketball team has given itself a chance to still earn the No. 1 seed in the upcoming District 4-4A... — Updated 2/18/2020

 

Portales girls find rhythm, top Lovington

PORTALES — After fighting for their lives at times down the stretch in Friday’s 64-57 win over Roswell Goddard, Portales High’s girls found things a little calmer on Saturday. Not that it was easy, but the stress level was ra... — Updated 2/18/2020

 

Portales girls stay perfect in district

PORTALES — Things came pretty easily for a long time for Portales High’s girls in Friday night’s District 4-4A matchup against Roswell Goddard at the Ram Athletic Center. PHS came out playing aggressive defense and flustered... — Updated 2/15/2020

 

Late Ram rally secures win over Goddard

PORTALES — Even though Portales High’s boys led wire-to-wire on Friday night, the game wasn’t decided until late. Junior post Kenevan Bailey came up with back-to-back putbacks after Roswell Goddard had closed a double-figure... — Updated 2/15/2020

 

Big run lifts Portales girls past Artesia

PORTALES - Things were a little shaky early for the Portales High girls on Friday night. But not for long. Trailing 9-4, the Lady Rams erupted for 17 unanswered points and never loo... — Updated 2/8/2020

 

Artesia size proves troubling for Rams

PORTALES — The Artesia boys basketball roster lists five players at 6-foot-3 or taller, four of whom started. Meantime, Portales has just one. The size differential was a key factor as the Bulldogs captured Friday’s District... — Updated 2/8/2020

 

Rams cruise past NMMI

PORTALES — When New Mexico Military junior Daniel Xibille suddenly found himself in foul trouble, it didn’t take long for the Colts’ fortunes to change. Xibille carried NMMI e... — Updated 1/25/2020

 

Youthful optimism key for softball squad

PORTALES — If nothing else, second-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kira Zeiter is an optimist. Picked for 15th place in the new 17-team Lone Star Conference’s... — Updated 1/25/2020

 

Fort Sumner grabs sweep at Clovis Christian

CLOVIS - Clovis Christian's girls are more competitive this season than at any time in recent years. Still, though, it's a lot to ask for them to stay with the better teams in the... — Updated 1/18/2020

 

Lovington outlasts Portales in Shootout finale

PORTALES — Portales High boys basketball coach Rickie McBroom knows his team is close to where it would hope to be; just not close enough at this time. The Rams went down for the... — Updated 1/14/2020

 

Elkettes prove too much for Portales girls

PORTALES — Pojoaque girls coach Seledon Martinez knew his team would face some stiff competition in the Portales Shootout. It’s nothing that won’t help the Elkettes down the line, though, and if they can win a game or two,... — Updated 1/11/2020

 

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