Youth leads PHS to third place

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — With eighth-graders Donavin Sanchez and William Archibeque leading the way, the Portales High boys golf team finished the first day of the Leroy Gooch Invitational in third place in Class 1A-3A team standings. The final round of the tournament is scheduled for today. Sanchez shot 35-43 — 78 and Archibeque came […]

PHS tennis teams win easily

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By Dave Wagner The Portales High tennis teams got back on track Thursday. Two days after most of the varsity players were left at home for a school violation, the Rams and Lady Rams had their way with District 4-3A rival Lovington in rolling to 9-0 victories. The boys had to go to a 10-point […]

Lady Rams rout shorthanded foes

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams really didn’t have to hit the ball much — or very far — against District 4-3A rivals Lovington and Ruidoso on Saturday. Portales collected 22 hits — including five bunt singles and five others of the infield variety — and also benefitted from 19 walks, three hit batsmen […]

School officials explain online program

By Tony Parra Portales administrators were happy with the 100 percent sign-up rate after their presentation on online courses on Thursday evening at the Portales High School library. The goal of the administrators was to assure parents that high school students would receive the same quality of education learning through online courses as the quality […]

PHS boys finish fourth at Lovington

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — Portales’ boys put all five scores within three shots of each other and the Rams finished fourth at 315 and earned their first Class 3A state tournament qualifying leg in the 10-team Murphy-Black Invitational golf tournament at Lovington Country Club on Thursday, a makeup of Tuesday’s rainout. Senior Trevor Ferguson led […]

PHS qualifies three events

PNT Staff HOBBS — The Portales High boys track team added three Class 3A state qualifiers Tuesday in a quadrangular meet with Hobbs, Lovington and New Mexico Military Institute. No point totals or individual places were kept in the meet. The Rams’ 400-meter relay team of Robert Kemp, Amador Lujan, Jason Needham and Deonte Wysche […]

PHS to offer online classes in fall

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales High School is starting online courses in August that will allow students to take core classes such as English, math and history at home. Portales Principal Melvin Nusser said the program provides students the option of a different classroom setting to learn. It will also give home-school students […]

Rams fourth in Hobbs Invitational

PNT Staff HOBBS — Eighth-grader William Archibeque shot 40-38 — 78 and placed fourth in medalist competition Monday as the Portales High boys opened their season with a fourth-place finish in the Hobbs Invitational golf tournament. Portales shot 336, finishing nine strokes behind runnerup Hobbs. Clovis, which had the top two individuals in Guillermo Chavez […]

PHS softball drops three at Artesia

PNT Staff ARTESIA —The Portales High softball team had a tough time in the Lady Dog Invitational here over the weekend. Portales (7-7) finished last in the eight-team field after dropping 4-3 and 12-9 decisions on Saturday to Roswell Goddard and Roswell High, respectively. PHS’ only senior, Adriana Romero, was taken to a hospital in […]

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 gain split with Roswell, coast to victory over Eunice

PNT Staff Designated player Sara Silva drove in three runs to back the pitching of Sasha Parker and the Portales Lady Rams beat Roswell High 4-3 on Friday to salvage a doubleheader split in their home opener at the PHS softball field. The Lady Coyotes took the opener 5-3. On Saturday, Portales (3-3) posted a […]

Cobre hands PHS baseball team first loss

PNT Staff SILVER CITY — Cobre opened a 6-0 lead with a four-run third and the Indians went on to beat Portales High 10-4 Thursday in the first round of Silver High’s Fighting Colt Invitational baseball tournament. The Rams (6-1) take on El Paso Cathedral, a 3-1 loser on Thursday to Douglas, Ariz., in a […]

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 […]

PHS nips Lovington to nab title

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Rams found a way Saturday night. With their shots not dropping from the start, the Rams played well enough defensively and eventually got Lovington’s big men in foul trouble, rallying for a 49-48 win over the Wildcats in the finals of the District 4-3A boys basketball tournament at the PHS […]

PHS girls get back on track

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By Dave Wagner Now that the Portales Lady Rams have the District 4-3A lead back, they intend not to let it go. Portales ended a two-game losing streak Friday night at the PHS gym with a 55-36 victory over a Lovington squad they swamped earlier by 44 points at home before losing by 11 on […]

District races up for grabs in Portales-Lovington contests

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By Dave Wagner The bizarre District 4-3A girls regular-season championship has gotten down to a two-game race. All three teams stand 2-2, having split head-to-head, with one round to go heading into tonight’s 7 p.m. matchup between Portales High and Lovington at the PHS gym. Meantime, the PHS boys have a chance to clinch a […]

Ex-PHS runner qualifies for Boston Marathon

By Dave Wagner When he was laboring away nearly a quarter of a century ago for the Portales High track team, no one could have guessed Bob Harmon Jr. would eventually qualify for the Boston Marathon. Harmon, though, plans to run to marathoning’s major event on April 18 after qualifying for the 26.2-mile race with […]

School board postpones action on Broad Horizons

By Kevin Wilson After a heartfelt delivery by Broad Horizons students, parents and an employer of former Broad Horizons students, Portales school board members postponed action for one month on moving the alternative educational center. The school is currently located on 1034 Community Way, but Portales Municipal Schools does not hold a title to the […]

Ruidoso tops struggling PHS

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By Dave Wagner It’s becoming evident that you can expect the unexpected in District 4-3A girls basketball, and the Portales Lady Rams are the best example of that. After stomping Lovington by 44 points at home and soundly beating Ruidoso 55-39 on the road, Portales has lost the rematches to those teams — including Friday’s […]

Students sending packages to former classmates in Iraq

By Tony Parra Portales High School students are devoting their time and efforts to provide food and hygiene supplies to United States soldiers in Iraq. Approximately 35 PHS students are helping soldiers, who are former PHS graduates, by sending toothpaste, chips, granola bars, wipes and other non-perishable food items in boxes. Students sent out their […]