Partin propels Rams past Cats

PNT Staff Writer LOVINGTON — The Portales Rams began defense of their 2006 District 4-3A championship with a big win on at Lovington Tuesday night. With the score tied at 51, Portales senior Skyler Partin laid the ball in and drew a foul with nine seconds left on the clock as the Portales Rams beat [...]

Rams open district with hard fought win

By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Nobody said it was going to be easy. Tuesday night, the Portales Rams began defense of their District 4-3A championship with a hard fought 49-43 victory over the New Mexico Military Institute Colts at Portales High School. The Colts finished last season in last place in District 4-3A, but Portales [...]

Navajo Pine handles Rams

By Eric Butler: Freedom Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Portales thought it played at the opponent’s preferred tempo in the semifinals of the Hope Christian tournament on Friday. Navajo Pine, meanwhile, thought it played at the Rams’ pace. Whatever was the truth, it was Navajo Pine that came away with a 48-44 victory over Portales to move [...]

Portales boys open tourney with win

By Eric Butler, Freedom Newspapers Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE— As contemporary Christian music blasted its way through the gym, Portales’ players going through their pregame warmups knew they were in for something a little bit out of the ordinary on Thursday. “It’s kind of different because we usually have the rap thing going,” said Rams’ senior Cruz [...]

Artesia Bulldogs bite Rams

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Portales Ram coach Mark Gallegos knows if his team is to succeed this season, they’re going to have to give a better effort than they did Thursday night at home against Artesia. The Bulldogs sank nine 3-pointers and outscored the Rams 21-12 in the fourth period as Artesia won [...]

Rams and Lady Rams host Shootout

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams and Lady Rams ring in the new year with the 2007 Ram Basketball Shootout this weekend at Portales High School. The Rams (5-3), who are without senior guard Skyler Partin at the state band competition, play Artesia tonight in a game that’s not part of the [...]

Rams beat Taos 53-41

PNT Staff Writer LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Several hours after the Lady Rams won the consolation championship in the Clovis tournament, the boys followed suit winning the consolation bracket in the annual Stu Clark tournament in Las Vegas, but they may be there awhile. Saturday’s winter storm unexpectedly kept the Rams overnight, after a 53-41 [...]

Jaguars maul Portales boys at Stu Clark

PNT Staff Report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Portales Ram basketball coach Mark Gallegos has always said the experience his team receives at the Stu Clark Tournament in Las Vegas is important. But sometimes the lessons are hard. The Rams (3-3) got one of those lessons here Thursday as they lost to the Santa Fe Capital [...]

Undefeated Wildcats host Rams

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer With several key players back from injury, Portales basketball coach Mark Gallegos wants to see if his Rams can deliver against a quality program. He’ll find out tonight as the Rams face the undefeated Clovis Wildcats at Rock Staubus Gym in Clovis. Clovis (6-0) features a three-guard lineup of [...]

Rams rebound, beat Aztec Tigers

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Portales boys basketball coach Mark Gallegos hoped his team would give a better effort Saturday against Aztec than they did Friday night against Carlsbad, and they did. The Rams hit 10 of 16 free throws in the fourth period, and beat the visiting Aztec Tigers 40-35 Saturday afternoon at [...]