Zias beat Pueblo, lose to Fort Hays

Freedom New Mexico Megan Kabrick played basketball her first two years at Eastern New Mexico University, then sat out her junior season. A bit restless, she tried out for the Zias’ volleyball team in the spring. It was a sport she hadn’t played since 2005, her senior year at Portales High. Kabrick put together perhaps […]

PHS grad opts to stay at home

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Megan Kabrick was all set to move away from home and play college volleyball at Angelo State when she suddenly had a change of heart. A four-year standout in volleyball and basketball at Portales High School, Kabrick signed to play at Angelo in November of 2005. She thought she would […]

Lady Ram volleyball reloads

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By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers In four years of playing volleyball at Portales High, recent graduates Megan Kabrick and Morgan Hill showed they had all the natural physical gifts to play the sport. In their second of two championships, a knock-down, drag-out battle with Pojoaque in the 2005 Class 3A title game, Kabrick and Hill […]

Kabrick, Kemp receive highest PHS athletic honors

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Megan Kabrick and Robert Kemp received the top athletic honor at Portales High School earlier this month. Limited to seniors, the “Greatest Ram” award is based on academics, amount of years played in sports, ability, leadership skills and attitude. Kabrick was a star on the basketball and volleyball teams […]

PHS girls represented by Hill, Kabrick on 3A all-state team

PNT staff Portales High seniors Morgan Hill and Megan Kabrick were first-team selections to the Associated Press Class 3A girls all-state basketball team, announced Saturday. Hill and Kabrick led the Lady Rams to their third state title in four years last month as Portales, seeded second, routed top-seeded Socorro 58-35 in the championship game at […]

Lady Rams cruise to district title against Lovington

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By Tony Parra It wouldn’t be a district championship game without coach Brenda Gomez marching back and forth on the sidelines and on Friday Gomez and her girls marched to a District 4-3A championship win over the Lovington Lady Wildcats. The Portales Lady Rams defeated Lovington, 68-33, on Friday behind double-digit scoring from Briana Hernandez, […]

Portales teams look for focus

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though both teams are coming off of losses that could be considered wakeup calls, the Portales basketball teams are in very different positions with their playoff fates. The Portales girls have the No. 1 seed in the District 4-3A tournament two weeks from now, no matter what happens in […]

Long bomb lifts Lady Rams to win

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The Los Alamos Hilltoppers wouldn’t go quietly into the night, despite everything host Portales was doing against them. Though the team fell behind early, Los Alamos held off every chance by Portales to seal a blowout and made it a seven-point game as Bryanna Richins hit a putback in […]

Lady Ram Kabrick nabs North/South All-Star slot

By Tony Parra Portales Lady Ram volleyball coach Ruth Chavez feels Megan Kabrick was the best volleyball player in Class 3A in 2005 and the New Mexico High School Coaches Association members felt strongly enough about her play to make her the only Class 3A player on the 2006 North/South 5A/4A/3A All-Star Volleyball Team. Kabrick […]

Portales claims consolation title at Mel Otero

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent RIO RANCHO — Portales girls basketball coach Brenda Gomez was concerned after falling behind by double digits against a Los Lunas team that had demonstrated admirable offense patience in the first two rounds of the Mel Otero Invitational. But Los Lunas (4-4) was unable to hold on to an 11-point […]

Kabrick signs with Angelo State

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer When newly-hired Angelo State coach Ruth Lawanson came to run a medium-sized volleyball camp during the summer at Portales High School, PHS senior Megan Kabrick felt it was a sign. Months later, sign is exactly what Kabrick did, as the four-year varsity member and two-time state champion put her […]

Reloaded Lady Rams look for redemption

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer It’s mid-afternoon on Thursday at the Portales High School Gym, and girls basketball coach Brenda Gomez is in a prep period. A cellular phone rings on Gomez’ desk, and it’s her daughter Roni on the other end. The phone call is telling. While it’s a call about the present […]

Portales tops Clovis in five

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent They’ve played common opponents and they’ve even been in the same tournament. But Tuesday night, the Clovis and Portales volleyball teams finally played each other. And the Lady Rams have every intention of filing away the come-from-behind 13-25, 18-25, 25-16, 25-21, 17-15 victory at Rock Staubus Gym for a whole […]

Steroids not a problem yet in area

By Dave Wagner With steroids becoming a bigger problem at the professional sports level, the NCAA is trying to take more preventative measures to head off potential problems. Ed Kabrick, athletic trainer at Eastern New Mexico University, said that as of the 2004-05 school year the NCAA randomly tests athletes for the use of “performance-enhancing” […]

Lady Rams advance to title game

By Dave Wagner RIO RANCHO — The Portales Lady Rams have made a habit of reaching the Class 3A girls state basketball championship, doing it five times in a row. District 4-3A rival Ruidoso, meanwhile, hadn’t even been to a state tournament in 28 years. The Lady Rams certainly looked like the more experienced team […]

Lady Rams hang on to beat Moriarty

PNT Staff MORIARTY — The Portales Lady Rams struggled through a second half in which they scored just 11 points, but they still had enough on Saturday to hang on for a 33-30 victory over Moriarty. Portales (4-5) led by 10 points early in the second half before the Lady Pintos closed to within a […]

Roswell turns back Lady Rams

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Playing their fifth game on the road in six nights, including their second in two nights in Roswell, the Portales Lady Rams fell short Tuesday night when Roswell High held on late for a 54-48 victory. Portales (3-5), which beat Roswell Goddard 58-32 on Monday night, erased a nine-point deficit at […]

Rugged Clovis fends off Lady Rams’ feisty effort

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By Dave Wagner On paper, it looked like it might be a blowout. Never underestimate the importance of emotion in a rivalry. The Clovis Lady Wildcats took control in the second quarter, then used their deep, balanced squad to fight off Portales down the stretch for a 58-47 victory over the Lady Rams Friday night […]

Lady Rams down Lovington in four

By Dave Wagner Maybe the Portales High Lady Rams are simply starting a late-season surge. PHS, which has won three of the last four Class 3A state volleyball championships but has been mired well below .500 all season, clinched a trip to this year’s state tournament Tuesday night with a 14-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-20 win […]

Lady Cats get past PHS

By Dave Wagner The Clovis and Portales volleyball teams took turns beating up on each other in the first two games of Tuesday’s match at the PHS gym. Both looking for momentum heading into district tournament play next week, it was the visiting Lady Wildcats who emerged down the stretch for a 25-15, 14-25, 25-21, […]