Lady Rams trounce Eunice

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT Staff Writer When the weather is cold, Lady Rams pitcher Sasha Parker said she keeps her jacket on and tries to continuously move her right arm inbetween innings to keep it warm. Whatever she was doing, it worked. On a 40-degree afternoon, Parker pitched a two-hitter to lead Portales past Eunice […]

Jal sweeps doubleheader

By Jesse Wolfersberger Jal exploded in the extra inning of game one and stayed hot in game two to sweep a doubleheader 10-2, 12-9 against the Lady Rams on Tuesday at the Portales softball complex. Game one headed to extra innings with the teams tied 2-2. Jal scored eight runs in the top of the […]

Crushing loss still haunts Lady Rams softball team

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer Last season, the Portales Lady Rams won district for the first time in their history. However, the memory of that accomplishment is overshadowed by a crushing 14-0 loss in the first round of the state tournament. “It was embarrassing,” Junior Sharessa Nusser said. “You didn’t know quite what to […]

Rams win district golf title

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — Portales’ consistency paid off in a District 4/1-3A golf championship on Tuesday at Lovington Country Club. With all five players shooting under 80, the Rams captured the boys team championship by one stroke over rival and host Lovington, finishing at 302 to 303 for the Wildcats. Seniors Dale Welch and Trevor […]

PHS golfers open Monday at Hobbs

By Dave Wagner Portales High’s golf teams swing into action on Monday in the Hobbs Invitational. The boys graduated Class 3A state individual champion Kevin Welch, but coach Pat Crowley said the Rams have plenty of competition for spots behind seniors Dale Welch and Trevor Ferguson and juniors Chris Adkins and Matthew Parkey, all of […]

Lady Rams to host twin bill against Loving

By Dave Wagner Portales High’s Danielle Vasquez offered a pretty basic explanation on Monday of the Lady Rams’ recent success. “We have good players on this team,” the sophomore left fielder said. “Defensively we’re pretty good, and our hitting is coming along.” After sustaining a 10-2 loss at the hands of defending Class 1-2A state […]

PHS has some shoes to fill heading into 2005 campaign

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By Dave Wagner After three consecutive trips to regional competition, the Portales High softball team has some shoes to fill this season. Portales graduated its pitcher (Kassandra Richards), catcher (Ashley Flores), shortstop (Kelly Parkey), center fielder (Erica Feliciano) and right fielder (Carissa Martinez) after going 12-12 (8-4 District 4-3A) last season. Richards pitched for the […]

Big changes in store for Rams’ offensive line

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Rams have only one starter returning this season in the offensive line — and he’s playing a different position. Still, veteran Rams line coach Patrick Crowley is more concerned that the psyche of his linemen becomes more aggressive. “We’re going to run more of an attack scheme this year,” Crowley […]

Groups combine to teach fastpitch

By Kevin Wilson It’s hard enough making the transition into high school athletics. A few groups are trying to make sure local softball players don’t have to adjust to a whole new sports on top of that. The city softball park played host this week to a fastpitch softball clinic, a joint effort through the […]

Portales girls in search of state berth

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Kevin Wilson Adriana Romero would describe her softball season as a “rollercoaster,” and she and her teammates are hopeful the ride ends May 15 in Hobbs, not Saturday in Grants. Romero and the Lady Rams had all of last week, and have most of this week in preparation for Saturday Class 3A regionals. The junior […]