Lady Rams look to upcoming season

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Lady Ram volleyball team wasn’t happy with their semifinal exit from the state playoffs last season, and despite some key losses, they seem ready to stake their claim as one of the best in the state once again. The Lady Rams are in the middle of a […]

Cobre ousts Rams in Class 3A semifinals

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — For the second consecutive year, the Portales Rams made it to the final four of New Mexico Class 3A baseball — and once again, they’re coming home one game shy of the finals. The top-seeded Cobre Indians jumped on top early and never lost their lead in a 10-7 win against […]

Rams face top seed in 3A semi’s

PNT Staff Report The Portales Rams are just hours from the biggest baseball game in their young careers, but if you believe head coach Arturo Ontiveros, the boys are loose and relaxed. “It’s kind of scary, but they seem kind of relaxed,” Ontiveros said. “I always like to see a little bit of urgency but […]

Rams advance to semifinal

PNT Staff Report ALBUQUERQUE — The fifth-seeded Portales Rams thought they were a better team than the fourth-seeded Bloomfield Bobcats and in the Class 3A state baseball quarterfinals Wednesday, they proved it. The Rams came from behind for an 8-7 win to advance to the state semifinals for the second consecutive year. The Rams were […]

Lady Rams take second at state

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent FARMINGTON — Portales’ softball team had been having its merry way against opposing pitching in its first three games of the state tournament as the Rams advanced all the way to the title game for the first time in school history. All that hitting, running, sliding and, most importantly, scoring […]

Rams take 10th at state track

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Tyler Anderson has quietly provided a significant boost for the Portales boys track team this season. The junior, who transferred from Elida in the fall after finishing second in last year’s Class 1A state 100, scored 10 points in three events on Saturday to help the Rams to […]

Lady Rams reach first state title game

By Eric Butler: Freedom correspondent FARMINGTON — One step away from a softball state championship was pretty foreign territory indeed for Portales and Santa Fe Indian School on Friday night. But, after quarterfinal victories earlier in the day at the Class 3A tournament in Farmington, the Rams and Lady Braves were poised to make some […]

Portales pair picks up state titles

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s Jordan Roehl didn’t give herself much in the way of style points in Friday’s Class 3A state girls shot put competition, but she was OK with the results. The junior turned the tables on Cuba’s Victoria Dominguez in the event, winning with a throw of 35 […]

Perfection: Rams rout Tohatchi

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers The Portales pitchers were perfect Friday afternoon — and the Ram hitters weren’t far behind. Portales’ offense erupted for 22 runs in the first two innings of play and senior pitchers Mario Salazar and Phillip Danbom combined for a five-inning perfect game as the fifth-seeded Rams toppled 12th-seeded Tohatchi 26-0 […]

Rams host state first round today

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams’ first district championship in recent memory has them charged for a run through the New Mexico Class 3A state tournament — and that run begins today. Portales hits the diamond today as the fifth-seed in a state first round contest, hosting 12th-seeded Tohatchi at Ram Field […]

Nusser no-hits Wingate, Lady Rams advance

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent FARMINGTON — Portales may have gone unbeaten in district and, yes, the Rams were the fifth-seeded team playing the 12th seed in the Class 3A softball state tournament. So, all of those things considered, the Rams merely lived up to expectations by clobbering Wingate 15-0 on Thursday. But Portales was […]

Portales track and tennis begin state competition

The starters gun on the 3A/5A boys and girls state track meet fires this morning at Albuquerque’s University Stadium and the Rams and Lady Rams are sending a large contingent. The Portales boys have seven athletes participating, including: Junior Tyler Anderson (110 m hurdles), junior Joey Moore (200 m), senior Erett Grubbs (shotput, discus), junior […]

Lady Rams fall in finals

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer ALBUQUERQUE — It was a day of ups and downs for the Portales Lady Rams tennis team Saturday at the Class 1A-3A team tournament at Albuquerque Academy. Following an emotional 5-4 morning semifinal victory over St. Michael’s, the Lady Rams were quickly swept by top-seeded and top-ranked Bosque School […]

Cards trip up Rams in quarterfinals

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer ALBUQUERQUE — One day after advancing past Sandia Prep in the Class 1-3A boys state tennis team quarterfinals, the Portales Rams hit a roadblock in Saturday’s semifinals in the form of the undefeated, top-ranked Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals. Robertson dominated the match, winning 9-0 at Albuquerque Academy. “I feel […]

Split enough to give Rams district title

Freedom Newspapers RUIDOSO — Portales needed a split to win the District 4-3A title. After coming up on the short end of a 43-run slugfest in the opener, the Rams rode the steady pitching of senior right-hander Phillip Danbom to a 13-5 win over Ruidoso Friday in the nightcap to wrap up the district title. […]

PHS tennis squads advance to state semis

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales’ squads swept into the semifinals of the state Class 1A-3A team tennis competition with victories on Friday at Academy High School. The Portales boys, seeded fifth, upended Sandia Prep 6-3 while the second-seeded Lady Rams advanced with an 8-1 trouncing of Cobre. Brothers Walker and Colton Partin won in straight […]

Rams take aim at state golf

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer When the Rams draw their clubs from their bag Monday at the state tournament, they’ll also be drawing on a chance to make history. The Portales boys have never won a state golf title, and after several tournament titles this season, they expect to finish the job. “I feel […]

Portales tennis heads to state

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales boys and girls tennis teams both battled to team district championships this spring. This weekend, they hope to bring home a blue trophy for a state championship. The Lady Rams enter the tournament seeded number two, behind Bosque School. The Portales girls face seventh-seeded Cobre in the […]

Rams sweep Dexter Demons

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams need to win just one of two games at Ruidoso Friday to win the District 4-3A championship, after sweeping Dexter Tuesday at home 9-0 and 10-9. The Lovington Wildcats fell two games behind the Rams splitting at the New Mexico Military Institute Tuesday night. “We’ve put […]

Rams win District 4-3A golf tournament

PNT Staff Report ROSWELL — Portales senior Jefferson Powers and sophomore Donavin Sanchez shot the second and third best round, respectively, in leading the Rams to the District 4-3A championship at the New Mexico Military Institute golf course Monday morning. The Rams fired a combined 299, the second time this season that the team has […]