Nusser no-hits Wingate, Lady Rams advance

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent FARMINGTON — Portales may have gone unbeaten in district and, yes, the Rams were the fifth-seeded team playing the 12th seed in the Class 3A softball state tournament. So, all of those things considered, the Rams merely lived up to expectations by clobbering Wingate 15-0 on Thursday. But Portales was […]

Back with a vengeance

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Sports Writer One year ago, a young and somewhat inexperienced Lady Ram softball team exited the state softball tournament in the opening round. When the Portales girls make their return to state today in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs in Farmington, they’ll be doing so with another year […]

Ram golfers take second at state

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer SOCORRO — Portales golf coach Pat Crowley described his team as, “disappointed” after the final round of the 1A-3A state tournament at the New Mexico Tech golf course Tuesday morning. But they played well enough to be state runner-up. The Rams came into Tuesday’s final round in a first […]

Rams tied for first after state first round

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Ram golf team has played the state tournament course in Socorro several times this season. Today, they’ll play it one more time — with a historic state championship on the line. Sophomore Donavin Sanchez and senior Jefferson Powers led the Rams to a tie with district rival […]

Rams take aim at state golf

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer When the Rams draw their clubs from their bag Monday at the state tournament, they’ll also be drawing on a chance to make history. The Portales boys have never won a state golf title, and after several tournament titles this season, they expect to finish the job. “I feel […]

Ram golfers win at Socorro

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Ram golf team already had a good idea of the course they’ll play at the Class 3A state golf tournament, and after Thursday’s round at Socorro, they know it even better. The Rams beat the six-team field, shooting a 327, which was 15 strokes better than district […]

Lady Rams clinch district title with windy wins Tuesday

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Lady Ram coach Robbie Crowley said her team didn’t swing the bat as well as they could have in Tuesday’s windy district doubleheader against Dexter. Still, the Lady Rams emerged with a pair of 11-1 wins at home and their second District 4-3A title in three years. “I don’t […]

Nusser no-hits Ruidoso

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Lady Rams faced a total of just 26 batters in seven innings as Portales pounded Ruidoso in District 4-3A doubleheader action Saturday afternoon in the mountains 19-0 and 21-0. Senior pitcher Shareesa Nusser threw a no-hitter in the second game, facing just 10 Lady Warrior hitters— in fact, […]

Portales golfers win Ruidoso’s Leroy Gooch

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer In frigid morning mountain temperatures, the Portales Rams heated up to win their second straight Leroy Gooch golf tournament in Ruidoso this week, as Ram sophomores Donavin Sanchez and William Archibeque won the top two small school’s individual medals. District 4-3A foe Lovington started slow but finished strong to […]

Lady Rams sweep Dexter

PNT Staff Report DEXTER — Portales Lady Ram head softball coach Robbie Crowley knows her girls have to clean up their errors, but the Portales offense battered Dexter enough Thursday afternoon to come away with a District 4-3A doubleheader sweep. Senior pitcher Sasha Parker allowed two earned runs on five hits and struck out 12 […]

Ram golfers come back to win tourney

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer ROSWELL — Wind? What wind? The Portales golfers used the strong April gusts to their benefit Tuesday afternoon at Roswell’s Spring River golf course to come from behind and win the Roswell-NMMI championship. The result, however, rests upon a possible scoring discrepancy that could hand the trophy to second […]

Portales Ram golfers fifth after first day at NMMI

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer A second place round from Portales sophomore William Archibeque highlighted an otherwise disappointing fifth place finish by the Ram golfers at the Roswell-NMMI Invitational Monday at the NMMI golf course. Archibeque’s one-over par 73 was second to Alamogordo senior Michael Adams’ two-under par 70. “William played the best round […]

PHS boys second at Lovington

PNT Staff Report LOVINGTON — The Clovis Wildcats edged the Portales High School boys golf team in a playoff Wednesday to win the Murphy Black Invitational. After 18 holes, the two teams were tied at 305, but experience and good putts made the difference in a one-hole playoff, according to PHS coach Patrick Crowley. Artesia, […]

Lady Rams split Saturday games

PNT Staff Report The Portales Lady Rams concluded their preparation for District 4-3A play at the 2007 Artesia Lady Dog Invitational Saturday, losing 10-0 against Aztec and beating Lovington 4-3. “The competition here is definitely good,” Portales coach Robbie Crowley said. “We haven’t played anybody badly, even Aztec, we shouldn’t have lost by as much […]

Lady Rams get split on Roswell diamond

PNT Staff Report Portales’ two senior hurlers pitched well at Roswell High and managed a split with the Lady Coyotes, losing the first game 4-0 and winning the second contest 2-0 in pre-district softball doubleheader action Tuesday night. “I’m excited,” Lady Ram head coach Robbie Crowley said. “Roswell’s got a great ball team.” Lady Ram […]

Portales boys dominate Clovis links

PNT Staff Report A trio of Portales Ram sophomores made a big statement in the Rams first golf tournament of the season at Clovis’ Chaparral Country Club Monday afternoon. Portales sophomore Donavin Sanchez managed to overcome a rough start to run away with the best overall score and lead the Portales boys to a dominating […]

Lady Rams split with Jal

PNT Staff Report The Portales Lady Rams had pitching in one game, and hitting in the other in a doubleheader split at Jal Tuesday with the Lady Panthers taking the first game 1-0, and the Portales girls winning the second game 8-3. Although senior pitcher Sasha Parker threw a one-hitter for the Rams (2-5) in […]

Portales golf has state title in mind

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales senior golfer Jefferson Powers didn’t hesitate when asked how the Rams would do this season. “We’re going to win state,” Powers said. The Ram golfers nearly hit that mark last year, claiming runner-up status to Socorro. According to Portales boys coach Patrick Crowley, the Rams course management cost […]

Lady Rams step to the plate

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales softball coach Robbie Crowley and her girls are determined to get past the Class 3A state tournament first-round game, their stumbling block last year against Santa Fe Indian School. “We were leading that game and we ended up losing in the last two innings,” Crowley said. “We had […]

Rams in distant tie for second at state meet

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales High boys golf team knows it has its work cut out, but coach Patrick Crowley says the Rams are ready for the challenge. Socorro put together four sub-80 scores Monday and the Warriors stormed to a 20-shot lead after the first day of the Class 1-3A state golf tournament […]