Rams drop final game at Stu Clark Tournament

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS — The Rams dropped Sunday’s third-place game in the Stu Clark Tournament, but coach Mark Gallegos was pleased with how Portales played in the 56-48 loss to Bernalillo. “The real Portales came out,” Gallegos said. “We came out and played. We played with a lot of heart and intensity and desire.” […]

Lady Rams win opener at Clovis Classic

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By Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — It wasn’t the ideal way for the Portales Lady Rams to start a tournament — 9 a.m. in a cold Rock Staubus Gymnasium, against a junior varsity team. However, Portales had the type of finish they wanted, outscoring the host Lady Wildcats’ JV squad 46-17 over the final three quarters […]

Rams split pair at Stu Clark Tournament

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Despite what their coach feels is uneven play, the Portales Rams got an even start to the Stu Clark Tournament in Las Vegas. The Rams were in a pair of blowouts in their opening games, beating Robertson 59-39 Friday and losing to Santa Fe Capital 63-43 in Saturday’s semifinal. […]

ENMU teams regroup after long road stretches

By Dave Wagner Considering they’ve been on the road for the most part, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams can’t be too displeased with the way things went during the first semester. That doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. The defending Lone Star Conference South Division champion ENMU men take a 6-3 record and […]

Lady Rams regrouped to win state

Kevin Wilson Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of 2003’s top 10 sports stories in the Portales News-Tribune. Stories No. 10 and No. 9 ran on Tuesday, while stories No. 8 and No. 7 ran on Wednesday. One story will follow in each issue until the top story on Jan. 1. Pilar […]

Baskett to play in Las Vegas Bowl today

By Dave Wagner No matter what happens in New Mexico’s Christmas Eve appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl against Oregon State, former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett has already had at least one personal highlight for the year — an appearance on ESPN’s “Top 10 Plays.” His moment came in a game against Mountain West […]

Lady Rams win tourney, lose Kabrick

By Kevin Wilson The Portales Lady Rams earned a first-place trophy at the Lady Horsemen Invitational in Santa Fe over the weekend. But they may get some unwelcome news for Christmas. The Lady Rams (9-2) won all three games in Santa Fe over the weekend, including a 49-36 win over Hatch Valley in Saturday’s title […]

Rams drop home opener to Moriarty

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By Kevin Wilson The Moriarty Pintos spent most of the first half scoring with Blanks — Kyle, that is — while it felt like the Portales Rams were firing blanks. “It’s like there’s a lid on the basket for us,” Portales coach Mark Gallegos said, after the Rams managed only 13 first-half points and spent […]

Dora teams swept by Logan

Freedom Newspapers DORA — It was a story of free throws for both Dora basketball teams on Saturday night. Both Coyote teams were outshot from the charity stripe, and both Coyote teams lost close games. Saturday at Guy Luscombe Gymnasium. Kirk Burns had 27 to lead three Longhorns in double figures, and Logan outscored Dora […]

A family affair for Richards, Richards

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By Kevin Wilson A family reunion is never far away for Kassandra and Ashleah Richards. It happens with every game and every practice for the Portales girls basketball team. The sisters are hoping to have a few more family reunions, with state championships in basketball and softball as a backdrop. “Our state championship just brought […]