Former prep stars control Zia fortunes

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By Kevin Wilson They were separated by one year, one classification and 28 miles. Now, they’re together with a determination to revive Zia basketball. Eastern New Mexico University junior guard Laci Lee and sophomore forward Elizabeth Richards represent some of the best talent from the last few seasons of New Mexico high school basketball, but [...]

Lady Rams clinch top seed

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By Kevin Wilson Two down, one to go. For the Portales volleyball team, it’s not one season. It’s three. There is the pre-district schedule, the district season, and there’s the playoffs. The Lady Rams ended season one with a 6-10 record last week and ended season two on Thursday with a 25-22, 27-25, 25-21 sweep [...]

Lady Rams look to reclaim 3A title

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By Kevin Wilson Including Saturday’s scrimmages, the Portales High volleyball team has four scheduled trips to Roswell this season. But the Lady Rams don’t want anything short of five. Roswell is the site for this year’s state volleyball championship, a familiar setting for PHS volleyball lately. Portales has won two of the last three Class [...]

Obits July 13

Juanita Gutierrez Mrs. Juanita P. Gutierrez, 95, Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born June 28, 1908, in Tigere, to Virginia and Francisquito Casaus. She spent her early life in Puerta de Luna and Fort Sumner. On Aug. 29, 1936, she married Matias Gutierrez in Santa Rosa. They [...]

Engagements

Savage/Richards Rod and Scotty Savage of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Summer Savage, to Philip Richards of Lubbock, son of Tommy and Brenda Richards of Lubbock. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Saturday at Faith Christian Family Church, 3401 N. Norris St., in Clovis. The reception will be [...]

Gomez pleased with summer progress

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By Kevin Wilson Heading into the final phase of the summer basketball season, Portales girls coach Brenda Gomez is satisfied with the results. “It’s all been positive,” Gomez said in between Thursday night games at the Eastern New Mexico University team camp. “The turnout, the participation, the attitude — everything’s been positive.” Portales dropped a [...]

Lady Rams to host Lovington

By Kevin Wilson Thanks to a conversation with Wes King early in the Portales High softball season, junior Kassandra Richards may throw Lovington for a curve this weekend. “I said, ‘You can’t throw a curve with a softball,’” Richards said of her conversation with King, who pitched for the Ram baseball team, “and he said, [...]