Police blotter — May 23

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:15 a.m.: Criminal damage, 200 block of South Knoxville Street. • 1:31 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 600 block of Wylie Cox Circle. • 7:17 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block of Wylie Cox Circle. • 8:56 a.m.: Standby all other, 1700 block of North Boston Street. […]

ENMU senior seeks medals in two events

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ENMU’s Isaiah Samoei, a senior from Eldoret, Kenya, has been awarded Division II All-American honors twice in track.

Staff report Senior Isaiah Samoei is scheduled to represent Eastern New Mexico University in the 10,000 and 5,000-meter runs at the NCAA Division II national outdoor track meet, beginning today in Allendale, Mich. Samoei, from Eldoret, Kenya, is the ENMU record-holder in both events, having run a time of 29 minutes, 18.38 seconds in the […]

Rams basketball camp set for next week

Staff report Portales High boys basketball is sponsoring the Ram Fundamental Basketball camp from Tuesday through Thursday of next week at the Ram Athletic Center. Boys entering grades 3-6 are scheduled from 9-11:30 a.m. each day, while boys entering grades 7-9 will go from 1-4 p.m. The cost of the camp is $45 and includes […]

McMurry inducts former Ram

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Paul Rankin, right, is presented with a plaque by Phil Brewer of Roswell during the induction ceremonies for the McMurry University Athletics Hall of Honor. Both are McMurry alumni. Rankin is a 1957 graduate of Portales High School and a 1962 graduate of McMurry.

Staff report A former Portales High athlete was inducted last week into the McMurry University Athletics Hall of Honor, according to a release from the college. Paul Rankin, a 1957 graduate of Portales High School and member of the McMurry track team from 1958 to 1961, was one of six individuals who made up the […]

Cabledue claims win for PHS girls

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Portales’ Hannah Cabledue takes first place in the 3A girls pole vault competition Saturday morning during the 2014 NMAA state championship at the University of New Mexico track and field complex.

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Hannah Cabledue came through big-time for the Portales Lady Rams. Seeded No. 1 going in, Cabledue broke her own school record and nearly set a Class 3A girls mark on Saturday in winning pole vault competition at 10 feet even. With the win already salted away, Cabledue had the bar set […]

Portales looks for solid Saturday at state track

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Portales freshman Taryn Kizer receives the handoff from junior Brenda Calderon to begin the third leg of the girls 400 relay prelimianry on Friday morning in Class 3A state competition at the University of New Mexico track facility in Albuquerque. The Lady Rams qualified fifth for today’s finals with a time of 51.24 seconds.

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s track teams didn’t score a lot of points on Friday in the Class 3A state track meet at the University of New Mexico’s track facility, but with a combined 14 events lined up for today they have hopes of doing some damage. The PHS girls finished the day with […]

Clovis track teams eyeing trophies

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Lady Wildcats senior Sasha Smith-Pollard runs the second leg of the Class 5A girls 400 relay preliminary on  Friday morning at the University of New Mexico track and field complex in Albuquerque. Pollard, who qualified for today’s finals in the 100, 200 and 400, helped the Lady Cats post the second-best time in the 400 relay on Friday at 48.71, trailing only Rio Rancho Cleveland (48.32).

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — So far, Clovis High’s boys have only three points on the board in the Class 5A state track meet at the University of New Mexico track facility, but coach Darren Kelley remains optimistic they can get a team trophy. The Wildcats scored when junior Kaine Bender finished fourth in pole vault […]

Walkoff homer ends Portales’ title bid

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Ram junior Ashlie Villanueva hugs teammates Devyn Alvarado and Francis Armijo after Portales took the lead on a two-run double in the top of the seventh inning of the Rams' Friday afternoon playoff game against the Robertson Cardinals at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho.

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Robertson managed just four hits off of Portales pitching in its loser-out Class 3A state tournament game on Friday morning at Cleveland HIgh School. Portales needed the Cardinals to get three. Freshman Samantha Montano delivered the final blow, a two-out, two-run walkoff homer off sophomore Kiersten Ramirez as the Lady […]

Portales gets split in first day of softball bracket

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 Ram short stop Valerie Villanueva dives in an attempt to catch a line drive in the top of the sixth inning of the Rams' playoff game against the Bloomfield Bobcats Thursday afternoon at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho.

Staff report RIO RANCHO — At least Portales is in familiar territory. If the Rams (21-9) are to reach the Class 3A softball title game Saturday to make it three times in four seasons, they’ll have to do so with a big Friday due to a split in the double elimination tournament. “We have three tomorrow,” […]

Rams knocked out in baseball quarterfinals

Staff report The state baseball tournament usually has two types of teams — those that make mistakes, and those that take advantage. The Portales Rams, unfortunately, were the former, as a seven-error day turned a close game into a 15-5 blowout by top-seeded Silver in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A tournament at Eldorado High […]