Rams derailed

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor BLACKWATER DRAW — As the clock began to run out on the Portales football team’s chances of winning its first state title in 18 years Saturday, their principal, Melvin Nusser, knew there was still some fight left in the team. As the former coach turned-principal spoke, the Rams proved […]

Portales schedules pep rally

PNT Staff Report With just three state football championships to its credit, the last one in 1988, Portales is poised to cheer its team on with a community pep rally at 5:30 p.m. tonight on the Roosevelt County Courthouse steps. According to Ram Booster Club President Shelley Stanley the club always works to support the […]

Lady Rams get win in Carlsbad

The Portales Lady Ram basketball team opened their 2006-07 season with a 47-41 win Tuesday night at Carlsbad. The Portales girls led 12-8 after the first quarter, and took a 23-17 advantage into the half. Senior Kaycee Quick led Portales with 24 points. “We played okay,” Lady Ram head coach Brenda Gomez said. “I expected […]

Portales outstalls Tigers

PNT Staff Report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Patience is a virtue — especially when your opponent knows your every move. The Portales Rams stayed patient and came away with a 42-33 victory over the Taos Tigers here at the Stu Clark Invitational Thursday. The win puts them in the consolation final at 2:30 p.m. today […]

Santa Fe High slips past Rams

PNT Staff Report LAS VEGAS, NM — The Portales Rams took it all the way into the final seconds with a tough 5-A opponent Wednesday and came up one shot short. They fell in the opening round of the Stu Clark Invitational Tournament to Santa Fe High School by a score of 53-52. Portales never […]

Ram tradition continues with camp

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By Kevin Wilson In March, Mark Gallegos finished his seventh season as the coach of the Portales Rams. This week, he’s working on his seventh Ram Fundamental basketball camp. Though one has trailed the other chronologically for seven years, he sees the camps as something other than a symbolic closing of each season. “This is […]

Smith, Self win PHS awards

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By Kevin Wilson Chris Smith’s senior year at Portales High School was in all probability going to go down as a frustrating one, as injuries took their toll during the football, basketball and track seasons. “The year was one of the worst years, as far as I was concerned,” said Smith. Smith’s year took a […]

Camp start of road to Ram basketball

By Kevin Wilson Long before Jack Hale played post for the Portales High basketball team, he was a grade-schooler just learning the ropes at the Ram Fundamentals Camp. Now, he looks at this year’s campers and hopes they take a similar path. “It’s weird looking at the little kids in the morning session, remembering we […]

Ram baseball going to state

Freedom Newspapers BAYARD — Portales senior T.C. Nusser threw a two-hitter, pacing the Ram baseball team to an 11-2 win over Cobre in Saturday’s Class 3A regional game. With the win, the Rams (17-9) earned their first state tournament berth since 1997. They will play Thursday against the winner of Saturday’s contest between Bloomfield and […]

Portales, NMMI set for tiebreaker

By Kevin Wilson The bad news for the Portales High baseball team is that it is facing the potential scenario of playing two games in three days, with a trip that could span more than 850 miles roundtrip. That’s also the good news, in the mind of Ram coach Greg Hill. “You look at everything, […]