Portales girls split softball games with Lovington

PNT Staff The Portales High softball team reduced its magic number to one for clinching a Class 3A playoff spot Tuesday, earning a split over District 4-3A leader Lovington at City Softball Park. Portales beat Lovington 4-2 in the opener but dropped the nightcap 4-1. Portales (10-11, 6-4 district) had never beaten Lovington in softball […]

Ram golf teams want to peak late

By Kevin Wilson Pat Crowley used to be the head golf coach for Portales, and now he works for the school as a substitute teacher. Next week, he’ll be a little of both. Crowley, the current junior varsity coach, is substituting for head coach Greg Poynor when the Portales High teams start the season at […]

Lady Rams take third place in Dexter

Freedom Newspapers After getting blanked Friday, the Lady Ram softball team made up for it on Saturday. Portales took third place in the Dexter Tournament, blowing out Eunice 21-3 Saturday in five innings. The Lady Rams (4-3) led 6-0 after two innings, and put the game on ice with a seven-run fifth. Portales coach Robbie […]

Lady Rams prep for Dexter tourney

Freedom Newspapers Spring break ends early for the Portales High softball team, as it resumes playThursday in the Dexter Tournament. Portales (2-2) plays against District 4-3A rival Ruidoso in an 8 a.m. game, one of three the Lady Rams will have during the weekend when most students are enjoying their mid-semester break. “There really isn’t […]

Lady Ram softball sweeps Eunice

Freedom Newspapers EUNICE — The Portales Lady Rams softball team picked up their first two wins of the season in convincing fashion, outlasting Eunice 17-7 in nine innings in the opener and 15-1 in the nightcap. “Their pitcher ran out of steam,” Portales coach Robbie Crowley said. “They did pretty well until that.” Every player […]

Swing is king for Lady Ram softball

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By Kevin Wilson Kelly Parkey jokes that she wouldn’t be a great pitcher for the Portales girls softball team, but she’d take the mound in a heartbeat. The 5-foot-6 senior is comfortable playing shortstop for the Lady Rams, and she’s also comfortable with fellow senior Kassadra Richards pitching, but she’d be willing to do just […]

Portales girls tennis team moves on to state

PNT Staff ROSWELL — The Portales Lady Rams continued their drive towards their second state title in three seasons, and the Rams came four games away from pulling off what would have been the biggest upset in Class 1A-3A tennis. Host New Mexico Military Institute defeated the Rams 4-1 in boys action for the District […]

Errors costly for Portales girls

By Kevin Wilson In a pair of games that meant nothing in the District 4-3A standings, Portales’ defense didn’t do enough to make its offensive output mean anything, either. District champion Lovington swept Portales 5-2 and 9-1 on Friday at City Softball Park, Portales coach Robbie Crowley was more than happy with the offense that […]

Lady Rams to host Lovington

By Kevin Wilson Thanks to a conversation with Wes King early in the Portales High softball season, junior Kassandra Richards may throw Lovington for a curve this weekend. “I said, ‘You can’t throw a curve with a softball,’” Richards said of her conversation with King, who pitched for the Ram baseball team, “and he said, […]

Lady Rams clinch playoff spot

PNT Staff The Portales High softball team didn’t get the sweep it wanted against District 4-3A rival St. Michael’s, but still clinched a playoff spot thanks to Friday’s split and the district champion Lovington Lady Wildcats. Portales (8-9, 6-4 district) lost 8-0 in Friday’s opener thanks to a four-hit shutout from Loretta Romero of St. […]

Portales hopes for playoffs

By Kevin Wilson Robbie Crowley takes pride in having a hard-work softball program that never went through a learning period. The team prides itself on being been in the thick of things during the playoffs in each of its first two seasons, with a third-straight playoff berth almost guaranteed. So they’re not going to let […]