Lady Rams close regular season with win

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By Kevin Wilson After seeing a five-week stretch without one, the Portales Lady Rams are treating losing like a distant memory. A few minutes after a 48-27 win over Goddard Friday night, victory seemed a distant memory as well. The Lady Rams came out flat and didn’t shoot well, but never appeared in jeopardy and […]

Teams look for positioning in District 3-1A

By Kevin Wilson And down the stretch they come in District 3-1A, and the Broncos and Vixens are way out in front. Coming into the final week of district play, the Floyd boys and Fort Sumner girls have each jumped out to 8-0 starts. However, it doesn’t mean that the teams can’t still have an […]

Zias finish softball tourney on roll

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, Nev. — It didn’t take the Eastern New Mexico University softball team long to bounce back from an 0-4 start. The Zias captured two wins on both Saturday and Sunday to pull up to the .500 mark while finishing 4-2 against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference competition in the South Central Region […]

Portales looks for 2nd district road win

Tony Parra There’s no better way to start district play than a victory on the road and that’s exactly what the Rams did on Tuesday. The Rams won their 4-3A district opener against the Ruidoso Warriors, 55-54. Portales (6-11, 1-0) is tied with the New Mexico Military Institute Colts for first place in the district. […]

Rams win at Muleshoe

By Kevin Wilson MULESHOE — Statistics can be deceiving. Just ask the Portales Rams. Statistic No. 1: With a 60-51 win at Muleshoe Friday night, the Portales Rams improved to 3-1 when playing in Texas this season. What that statistic doesn’t say is the Rams played disciplined basketball and had balanced scoring in each of […]

Local stores see high sales during busy weekend

Tony Parra and Darrell Todd Maurina The Christmas shopping rush began bright and early for Portales shoppers and retail stores enjoyed a successful first day of Christmas shopping after Friday’s registers closed. At Wal-Mart $29 DVD players and $180 automobile DVD players sold out within the first half-hour of the start of its sale. “We […]

Area businesses get stocked for the holidays

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers The days following Thanksgiving are traditionally known for holiday shopping — and area retailers are expecting no different this year. Store owners and retail managers are gearing up for the holiday rush by slashing prices on certain merchandise and having additional personnel on hand to handle the extra flow of customers. […]

Former Portales officer woulded while on duty

Staff and Wire reports Staff and wire reports CARLSBAD — Two Carlsbad police officers were hospitalized Friday, one in critical condition, after being wounded in a shootout with a man they had been chasing. The man was killed in the shooting. Officer Susan Kym Redman, a 13-year veteran, and Officer Eric Jameson, a former Portales […]

Zias on a streak coming into matchup with West Texas A&M

By Dave Wagner Now that the Lone Star Conference South Division play is here, is the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball ready to take off? The Zias were 5-10 heading into matches against Tarleton State and Texas A&M-Kingsville over the weekend at Greyhound Arena, but defeated both teams in three games. Now they host six-time […]

Rape suspect found innocent

Darrell Todd Maurina PORTALES — A Roosevelt County jury late Friday found John Jacobs innocent of raping a fellow Eastern New Mexico University student. The courtroom audience then erupted — some in tears and others in relief. Judge Stephen Quinn ordered one supporter of the alleged victim restrained and removed from the courtroom after she […]