Rams look for first win in Raton

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Raton Tigers (0-1) host the Rams (0-2) tonight at Tiger stadium with both squads looking for that first victory. “I’m excited, I think we’re better prepared for this (game) than we were for either of the other two,” Rams head coach Andy Correll said during Thursday afternoon’s practice […]

New fire chief gets acquainted

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Raul Muniz’s first day on the job on Monday was mostly spent doing what he figures he needs to do a lot of in the following months — getting to know the people of Portales. Muniz is the new fire chief for the Portales Fire Department and was a captain […]

Portales chooses new fire chief

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The City of Portales will have a new fire chief starting Jan. 9 after city officials selected Raul Muniz from the Raton Fire Department to succeed retired chief Jesse Mowrer, according to a press relase from the City of Portales. Muniz is currently serving the City of Raton as a […]

Raton eliminates Rams from playoffs

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT staff writer RATON — Raton, which knocked Portales from the ranks of the undefeated in the third week of the season, knocked the Rams out of the playoffs by holding off a second-half rally for a 15-7 win Friday night at Tiger Stadium. Portales, which ended the season with a nine-game […]

Rams hope for redemption against Raton

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer There’s no question that the Portales Rams are going to be home next weekend. The question is whether or not another football team joins them. Due to playoff histories, both third-seeded Las Vegas Robertson and 14th-seeded Shiprock owe Portales a game, guaranteeing homefield advantage should Portales reach the second […]

Raton remains undefeated with win over Rams

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor BLACKWATER DRAW — Raton had the start no team would dare dream about — one offensive play and a 14-point lead. But it was no dream for the visiting Tigers, who sustained a small “tidal wave” and used six interceptions to rescue a lethargic offense in a 28-8 win against […]

Undefeated squads set for clash

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor The year was 2003 and first-year Raton coach Brock Walton was seeking his first win. In an attempt for win No. 1, Walton went for two. With four minutes left, his Tigers had scored a touchdown against the Rams to pull to 14-13. Walton called his final timeout and […]

Raton looks to contain 1-2 punch from Rams

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By Dave Wagner Raton coach Brock Walton believes the key to the Tigers’ game against Portales High on Friday night is containing senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford and senior running back Chris Carter. Easier said than done, counters PHS coach Glenn Johnson. “With our offensive scheme and philosophy, I don’t think you can take (both of […]

Rams move on to title game

By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — One week after thinking they might have blown a shot at making the playoffs, the Portales Rams are within a game of winning the school’s first state baseball title. Senior left-hander Seth Clabaugh worked through early control problems and pitched a six-hitter, and Portales took advantage of some shoddy Raton […]

Obits April 16

Florence Mildred Grubelnik, 83 Florence Mildred “Mickey” Grubelnik, 83, of Raton died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at Miners’ Colfax Medical Center in Raton. She was born on Nov. 28, 1920, to Ethel Mae and William L. Turner. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Family members said she enjoyed hunting and fishing. She […]