Odds stacked in Artesia’s favor

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With everything else surrounding tonight’s game against Artesia, it would seem that the only advantage the visiting Portales Rams have is the benefit of a bye week. The other odds seem to all be in the favor of the Class 4A Bulldogs. Artesia (5-1) is at home and has […]

Greathouse helped set stage for family members

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent BIO Name: Delores Greathouse Born: Jan. 15, 1924 Died: Sept. 18, 2005 Preceded in death by: Her parents. Survived by: Her husband; a son, Neil Greathouse (and wife, Katherine) of Willow Park, Texas; two daughters, Cheryl Flagg (Ken) of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Elaine Fallis (Jerre) of Wichita Falls, Texas; five […]

5/29 Obituaries

Gus Byars, 90 Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Gus Byars, 90, of Portales, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 20, 1914, in Tucumcari, to Mary and Augustus “Gus” Byars. He grew up in Tucumcari and Fort Sumner. He married […]

PHS tennis squads rout Artesia

PNT Staff ARTESIA — Portales High’s tennis teams had no trouble with Artesia on Tuesday, not losing a set all day in rolling to 9-0 victories. The PHS boys lost only five games in singles and seven in doubles in improving their dual record for the year to 6-4. Chris Kirchner, Chance Plummer and Nathan […]

Feb. 10 Obituaries

Robert W. Brown, 86 Robert W. Brown, 86, of Stockton, Calif., formerly of Portales, passed away Monday, February 7, 2005, at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Stockton. He was born February 11, 1918 in Oklahoma to the home of Ora and Paul W. Brown and was the husband of Kathleen (Owen) Brown, who survives […]

Rams waltz past two foes in Shoot Out

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By Dave Wagner The Portales High Rams might have buried Bernalillo early Friday night, but they struggled to get shots down. Their problems, though, paled with what the Spartans were going through. Portales held Bernalillo to just four field goals in the first 23 1/2 minutes and cruised to a 55-37 win over the defending […]

Rugged Artesia hands Rams resounding loss

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — It’s bad enough taking your lumps on the scoreboard. For Portales High Friday night, the lumps were even worse on the field. Numerous Rams players limped off the field during a 55-8 loss at the hands of Artesia, the state’s top-ranked Class 4A team, leaving PHS coach Glenn Johnson […]

Rams hope to be ready for Artesia

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By Dave Wagner It’s been a while since the Portales High Rams have played a football game. Since losing on Sept. 17 at Denver City, Texas, PHS has been in action for just two quarters — a weather-shortened 14-0 loss to Roswell Goddard the following week at Blackwater Draw. Now, coming off an open date, […]

Lady Rams top Artesia in home opener

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By Dave Wagner It’s early, but Ashleah Richards figured it was about times for the Portales High volleyball team to get cranking. The defending Class 3A state champions struggled at times Thursday night, but never relinquished control in posting a 25-14, 25-21, 22-25, 25-15 win over Artesia in their hope opener at the PHS gymnasium. […]

Rams cruise past Artesia

By Kevin Wilson The Portales Rams wanted a good defensive effort, and a win to head into their final district game. Artesia gave both. In a non-district affair, the host Rams had an easy time in a defensive affair against the Bulldogs, winning 37-25 in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score […]

Hill scores 17 in Portales win

Freedom Newspapers ARTESIA — Morgan Hill scored a season-high 17 to lead four in double figures, and the Lady Rams outscored Artesia 20-6 in the first quarter en route to a 65-27 win Friday night at the Bulldog Pit. Portales (11-3) also got 16 from Erika Cook, 11 from Kassandra Richards and 10 from Ashleah […]

Portales girls move to 10-3

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — The Portales Lady Rams came out firing, hitting on 10-of-15 field goals in the first quarter en route to an easy 70-49 win Tuesday night at Roswell High. Kassandra Richards scored 20 to lead four in double figures for Portales (10-3). Roni Gomez added 15 for the Lady Rams, with Morgan […]

Lady Rams cruise in season opener

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By Kevin Wilson From a fast break to a break between seasons, the concept of transition carries weight in high school basketball. The Portales Lady Rams are one game through this current transition, but a 63-23 win over Artesia was never much of a test for the defending Class 3A champs. The three top scorers […]

Lady Rams Sweep Artesia

Tony Parra The Portales Lady Rams started slowly but finished strong on their way to a 25-21, 25-23 and 25-17 sweep over Artesia in a non-district match Thursday night in Portales. Megan Kabrick led the Lady Rams with 12 kills and Kelly Parkey followed with 11. Kabrick had a strong first game when she pounded […]

Artesia whips Portales

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By Kevin Wilson ARTESIA — Janet Jackson’s “Doesn’t Really Matter” was the No. 1 song in the country. George W. Bush and Al Gore headed into the stretch drive of their presidential campaigns as Florida Democrats unknowingly prepared to vote for Pat Buchanan. And the Indiana Pacers had just acquired Jermaine O’Neal in one of […]

Rams look to pull upset at Artesia

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By Kevin Wilson All told, Brian Berry has about 1,000 miles of travel ahead of him over the next four days. He hopes a few hundred yards of that journey come on the gridiron against Artesia tonight. Berry, a 5-foot-9, 200-pound senior, will start at left guard in the 7 p.m. tilt for the 4-2 […]

Lady Rams pick up first win

By Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — Megan Kabrick and Kelly Parkey keyed a match-ending 5-0 run, and the Portales Lady Rams salvaged a seventh-place finish in the gold bracket at the Lady Wildcat Invitational on Saturday. Portales (1-3) slumped after a strong showing in pool play, but swept Artesia to claim its first win of the […]