Rams dominate second half against Goddard

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales High boys coach Mark Gallegos wasn’t that worried at halftime, even with his team trailing by eight points. Gallegos figured if the Rams could keep getting good shots and pick up their defense a little, the rest would take care of itself. Portales (9-7) dominated the second half to the […]

Coyotes overhaul Rams in fourth quarter

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales High may have led a good part of the way, but Rams coach Mark Gallegos wasn’t pleased with his team’s performance Thursday night. “We weren’t prepared to play,” Gallegos said after the Rams dropped a 58-46 decision to Roswell High. “We were really never in the game. We gave them […]

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 […]

Rams roll to victory over Taos

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Seniors Chris Carter and Bo Gabriel combined for nearly half the points and the Portales Rams made short work of Taos on Tuesday, rolling over the Tigers 48-30 in the consolation semifinals of the 51st Stu Clark Classic at New Mexico Highlands University. Carter scored 12 points and Gabriel […]

PHS falls to Santa Fe in Stu Clark meet

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Turnovers jumped up and bit the Portales High Rams on Monday. After scoring the game’s first basket, the Rams turned the ball over on five of their next six possessions and Santa Fe High went on to a 62-56 victory in the first round of the 51st Stu Clark […]

School board: Five candidates running for three spots

By Kevin Wilson When Feb. 1 comes around, voters from across Roosevelt County will be picking their school board representatives. Voters in Portales districts, however, will have a few more choices. Five people are running for two open district spots on the Portales school board, while candidates for the positions in Dora, Floyd and Elida […]

Rams rally for victory over Pintos

PNT Sports MORIARTY — If nothing else, the Portales High boys basketball team found out this weekend that it is resilient. The Rams, who dropped a last-second heartbreaker on Friday night at Los Lunas, saw a 13-point lead after one quarter on Saturday turn into a three-point deficit early in the final stanza before rallying […]

Prosecutor’s office appoints county’s first victim’s advocate

By Kevin Wilson The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office had to go to the state Legislature to receive funding for a victim’s advocate position in Roosevelt County. It only had to stay in the office to find the person to fill the position. Lory Adams, formerly an administrative assistant in the Roosevelt County’s 9th Judicial […]

Rams capture tournament opener

PNT Staff SHALLOWATER, Texas — Bo Gabriel scored 13 points and Chris Carter added 12 to lead the Portales Rams to a 48-34 win overLittlefield, Texas in the opening round of the Shallowater Shootout Thursday afternoon in Shallowater, Texas. The Rams (2-0) will face Trinity Christian in today’s semifinal round at 4 p.m. (MST). The […]

Rams notch victory over Muleshoe

PNT Staff MULESHOE, Texas — The Portales Rams led virtually all the way, but it was anything but a cakewalk. Senior guard Chris Carter scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket in the final minutes, and the Rams opened their 2004-05 season Tuesday night with a 49-44 victory over Muleshoe. “It was a good start […]

Late appointment leaves district without D.A. temporarily

By Mike Linn Criminal court cases scheduled for Monday were postponed because Gov. Bill Richardson had not appointed a district attorney in time to replace Brett Carter, whose duties end at 5 p.m. today. Carter has accepted a job to work as the district public defender. Incoming District Attorney Matt Chandler — whose official term […]

NMMI’s ground game rolls past PHS in district opener

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Try as they might, the Portales High Rams simply couldn’t contain Jason Thomas and New Mexico Military’s powerful ground attack. Thomas rushed for 263 yards — 204 in the first half — and scored five touchdowns in the first three periods while sophomore fullback Bryson Carl added 119 yards […]

Former teacher has hearing in Dora

By Kevin Wilson DORA — A public hearing was held Thursday to determine whether a Dora High School teacher was properly discharged after a former teacher returned from a military committment. The hearing took place at the DHS auditorium. No decision was made Thursday and the board has 20 days to announce a decision in […]

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 […]

Carter to change sides in courtroom

Freedom Newspapers istrict Attorney Brett Carter has spent 18 years in Roosevelt and Curry County courtrooms working to ensure felons face justice. In about a month he’ll be an adversary to prosecutors. Carter will take over as head of the 9th Judicial District public defender’s office next month, replacing long-time district defender Calvin Neumann, who […]

Oct. 6 Obituaries

Sally Wall, 81 Sally B. Wall, 81, of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 3, 1923, in Richmond, Ark., to Will and Elizabeth Thomas. She moved to Clovis in 1953. She was a nurse’s aide and a member of Bethel Assembly of God […]

Man found guilty of EBT theft

By Tony Parra =Ricardo Mendez, 37, of Clovis was found guilty of accessing a computer with the intent to commit a crime and two counts of theft identity on Friday by 9th Judicial District Judge Joe Parker. District Attorney Brett Carter said Mendez was placed on adult probation for four years. Mendez and Julia Tapia, […]

Rams top Tularosa, go to 2-0

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Early on, the Tularosa Wildcats had Portales High on its heels. But they weren’t able to deliver a knockout punch, and Rams senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford took over in the second half to lead Portales to a 33-12 win on Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Rutherford ran for 186 […]

Carter to interview for public defender

By Mike Linn The outgoing district attorney and a longtime public defender are vying for the top position in the district defender’s office, which will become open after Oct. 29. Assistant public defender Jim Wilson, an Idaho native, and District Attorney Brett Carter are scheduled to meet with the state’s top public defender in two […]

Rams topple Dons in season opener

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Senior Chris Carter returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford added a game-clinching 57-yard TD run with just over a minute left as Portales High opened its football season on Saturday with a 29-21 victory over West Las Vegas. Rutherford threw touchdown […]