Lady Rams top Artesia in home opener

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By Dave Wagner It’s early, but Ashleah Richards figured it was about times for the Portales High volleyball team to get cranking. The defending Class 3A state champions struggled at times Thursday night, but never relinquished control in posting a 25-14, 25-21, 22-25, 25-15 win over Artesia in their hope opener at the PHS gymnasium. [...]

PHS spikers open home slate tonight

By Dave Wagner Portales High sophomore Morgan Erf is making a big jump this season for the Lady Rams volleyball squad. Coming up from the freshman team last year, the defensive specialist is adjusting to life on the varsity for the defending Class 3A state champions. But she said it’s not that big a deal. [...]

PHS, Floyd volleyball teams fall

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Roswell High opened its 2004 volleyball season Tuesday night with a 25-16, 25-23, 22-25, 25-18 victory over the Portales Lady Rams. Stephanie gomez had nine kills, Sugar Tarin seven and Samantha Matta six for the Lady Coyotes. Meantime, Elizabeth Bennett chipped in five kills and three blocks and Lena Lucero pounded [...]

PHS seniors take next step

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By Kevin Wilson Mark Gore’s trip to Greyhound Arena was just a few miles from his cottage at the Baptist Children’s home. What led him to the building, however, is part of a journey that has covered 18 years, two continents, thousands of miles and countless memories. The most recent memory was his graduation from [...]

Seniors prepare to wind maypole again

By Helena Rodriguez More than half a century ago, Josh Geissinger’s grandfather, Wayne Wallace, wound the maypole at Portales High School. That was in 1929. Seventy-five years later, Geissinger is following in the footsteps of his grandfather as well as his sister Kristen and is taking part in the maypole tradition at PHS. The first [...]

PHS wins award for yearbook staff

PNT Staff The 2002/2003 Portales High School yearbook staff recently won an honorable mention after placing in the top 10 percent of 8,000 schools publishing annuals through Talyor Publishing Company. Yearbooks published by Taylor were evaluated for excellence in one or more of the following areas: Cover design, theme development and page design. PHS yearbook [...]

Rams’ game changed to earlier time

Kevin Wilson Whether The Portales volleyball team makes the state tournament or gets eliminated on Saturday is still up in the air. But everybody will know three hours earlier now. The New Mexico Activities Association, the governing body of state high school athletics, wanted Portales’ regional championship match against Grants to start at 4 p.m. [...]

PHS coaches pleased with opening week

By Kevin Wilson Going into the end of the week, both Portales High athletic teams are running smoothly, efficiently and (insert knocking sound here) injury-free. Practices started Monday for the PHS football and volleyball teams. Leading up to today’s practices, each coach is happy with the way the team is performing leading up to next [...]

PHS grads look forward to the future

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Mike Linn After years of education, Portales High School seniors finally were able to toss their graduation caps in the air, the age-old symbol that high school now can be viewed through life’s rear-view mirror. Before they know it, the graduates will be looking ahead: attending college, finding a job, meeting new friends, shaking the [...]