PHS players ready to fend for selves

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers The Portales tennis team probably won’t spend much of Wednesday and Thursday wondering if the girls team can defend its Class 1A-3A championship. That’s because the tennis program should be busy enough in individual competition. In total, nine players will represent Portales in individual competition. “In 30 years of going, we’ve […]

ENMU track teams finish in last place

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Ricardo Hernandez and Zach Gerleve highlighted Eastern New Mexico University performances over the weekend in the two-day Lone Star Conference track meet. ENMU finished last in both divisions of the six-team meet, scoring 28 points on the men’s side and 11 in women’s competition. Angelo State ended Abilene Christian’s 20-year […]

Ram baseball going to state

Freedom Newspapers BAYARD — Portales senior T.C. Nusser threw a two-hitter, pacing the Ram baseball team to an 11-2 win over Cobre in Saturday’s Class 3A regional game. With the win, the Rams (17-9) earned their first state tournament berth since 1997. They will play Thursday against the winner of Saturday’s contest between Bloomfield and […]

Ram tennis hopes to hold court

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By Kevin Wilson Portales freshman Morgan Erf has compiled an impressive record as a singles player this season. Still, a 20-1 record as a solo player on the court wasn’t enough to keep her from doubles partner Jessica Bulls. “I like playing either (way) a lot,” Erf said after Thursday’s Portales High tennis practice. “A […]

Portales sweeps district golf titles

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Behind medalist performances from Kevin Welch and Cassidy Merrick, the Portales golf teams swept titles in Tuesday’s District 4-1/3A meet at New Mexico Military Institute. Welch shot a 68, helping the Rams post a team score of 301 for a narrow win over the host Colts (303) and Lovington (307). “They […]

Portales, NMMI set for tiebreaker

By Kevin Wilson The bad news for the Portales High baseball team is that it is facing the potential scenario of playing two games in three days, with a trip that could span more than 850 miles roundtrip. That’s also the good news, in the mind of Ram coach Greg Hill. “You look at everything, […]

Portales, NMMI to battle for runnerup spot

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — New Mexico Military Institute got the split it needed, and the District 4-3A runnerup will have a tough road ahead. Lovington and NMMI split a Tuesday doubleheader, with the first game a 4-3 win for Lovington and the second a 15-5 rout for NMMI. The split leaves Portales and NMMI at […]

Hayes named freshman of the year

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Tyler Hayes, who flirted with a .400 batting average until the final weekend of the season, has been chosen the Lone Star Conference South Division’s freshman of the year in baseball for the 2004 season. The third baseman from Houston finished with a team-high mark of .387 and was […]

Shooting for district

Kevin Wilson The Portales High golf teams are at Roswell today, in search of something they don’t need, but want just the same. Roswell, more specifically New Mexico Military Institute, is the site for the District 1A-3A championship. The spoils of victory? An automatic berth to next week’s state tournament in Kirtland. Both Portales teams […]

Petty makes tour stop in Texico

By Ryan Lengerich TEXICO — NASCAR driver Kyle Petty is accustomed to being approached by adoring fans out for an autograph. Tuesday morning, the tables were turned. Clovis residents Lexie Meyers, husband Kevin and six-year-old son Lance made a short trip to a gas station in Texico. There, Petty, two other NASCAR drivers and about […]