July 3, 1982

• The Aces girls softball team defeated the Fumblers 8-3 at Wheeler Park to capture the Senior League mid-season title. • The weekend special at Britt’s 4 Tables Steakhouse was the Steak Tampico for $5.45. • Harrison Ford starred in Blade Runner which was showing at the Tower Twin.

Title repeat denied

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Hope Christian converted 20-of-29 free throws in the fourth quarter and rallied for a 43-40 victory over defending champion and top-seeded Portales Friday night in the Class 3A girls state championship game at The Pit. The second-seeded Huskies (27-4), who moved up to 3A this season after losing […]

Tuesday’s Class 1A girls capsules

Class 1A Girls Quarterfinals No. 6 Fort Sumner vs. No. 3 Hagerman When: 5 p.m. today. Where: Rio Rancho High School Records: Fort Sumner 18-8, Hagerman 24-4. How they got here: Fort Sumner beat Temple Baptist 58-29. Hagerman beat Carrizozo 75-47. Last state title: Fort Sumner won the Class 1A title in 2005. Hagerman has […]

Portales golfers set sights on state crown

PNT staff If how they practiced during the week means anything, coach Patrick Crowley believes the Portales Rams are ready to make a run at the Class 1-3A boys state golf tournament championship on Monday and Tuesday at UNM South in Albuquerque. Portales’ quintet of senior Matthew Parkey, junior Jefferson Powers and freshmen Donavin Sanchez, […]

Rams hold off Lovington, win district golf title

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer CLOVIS — The Portales High boys golf team has its goal directly in sight. The Rams didn’t exactly enjoy their best day of the season in Monday’s Class 1-3A District 3 tournament at Chaparral Country Club, but they had more than enough to take the team title. Now they’ve […]

PHS boys pull away for Leroy Gooch title

PNT staff RUIDOSO — Freshman Donavin Sanchez bounced back from a first-day 85 to shoot 34-38 — 72 on Tuesday, leading the Portales High boys golf squad to the small-school team title in the Leroy Gooch Invitational tournament. The Rams finished with a four-man score of 650 for 36 holes after shooting 315 on Tuesday […]

PHS girls represented by Hill, Kabrick on 3A all-state team

PNT staff Portales High seniors Morgan Hill and Megan Kabrick were first-team selections to the Associated Press Class 3A girls all-state basketball team, announced Saturday. Hill and Kabrick led the Lady Rams to their third state title in four years last month as Portales, seeded second, routed top-seeded Socorro 58-35 in the championship game at […]

Lady Rams capture Artesia tourney

PNT Staff ARTESIA — The Portales Lady Rams swept the top three divisions in singles on Friday and the top two in doubles on Saturday to capture the championship in the eight-team Artesia Invitational tennis tournament. Portales finished with 60 team points, with Artesia coming in second and Lovington placing third. In boys competition, New […]

Local roper wins national calf-roping title

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By Jesse Wolfersberger Since they couldn’t make it to the competition, J.D. Kibbe had to break the good news over the phone to his parents. “We were on pins and needles,” his mom, Karen Kibbe, said. “And at about 9:30, he called, and the first thing he said was, ‘Dad, I’m the champ.’” J.D. Kibbe […]

Kibbe retires with title at Des Moines

By Jesse Wolfersberger ALBUQUERQUE — It took until the final seconds of the championship game, but the magic finally ran out for the Logan Longhorns. Down by two with 1.9 seconds left in the game, Des Moines tried to inbound the ball, but Logan guard Josh Franco stole it just inside half court and threw […]

Floyd bringing 14 to state track meet

PNT Staff Floyd’s girls got closer to a Class 1A state championship than even they expected last year, losing by just three points to Fort Sumner. The Lady Broncos know winning a state title will be even tougher this year, so coach Sean Wootton wants his squad to just worry about itself. Cimarron, which dropped […]

Rams win district golf title

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — Portales’ consistency paid off in a District 4/1-3A golf championship on Tuesday at Lovington Country Club. With all five players shooting under 80, the Rams captured the boys team championship by one stroke over rival and host Lovington, finishing at 302 to 303 for the Wildcats. Seniors Dale Welch and Trevor […]

Portales girls squads enjoy success

By Dave Wagner Two highly successful girls programs, two almost completely different rosters. But the results have been remarkably similar. Portales High has enjoyed runs of three Class 3A state championships in four years — 2001, 2003 and 2004 — for both girls basketball and tennis. In 2002 the basketball team finished second at state, […]

Six-man title game moved to Wednesday

PNT Staff FLOYD — Saturday’s six-man football state championship game between the Floyd Broncos and the Melrose Buffaloes was postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Floyd. The Broncos (10-0) handed District 3 rival Melrose (10-1) its only loss of the season, winning 28-20 on Oct. 23 […]

Melrose’s Ruiz sets record with 13 TDs

By Rick White Caleb Dodd has played football with Carlos Ruiz since the seventh grade, and he’s still amazed by some of the feats of his fleet-footed teammate. With the help of Dodd’s crushing blocks, Ruiz ran into the national high school record books with an uncanny 13 touchdowns in Saturday’s state six-man semifinal playoff […]

Pettigrew earns all-around cowboy honors

Freedom Newspapers ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew won the steer wrestling competition and the all-around cowboy title Oct. 2 at Sul Ross State. Pettigrew won the first round in 3.6 seconds and the short round in 4.3 seconds. Since no other cowboy won points in more than one event, Pettigrew […]

ENMU student reins in rodeo queen crown

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By Mike Linn, Freedom Newspapers Brittany Bennett likens rodeos to family reunions. Unlike many sports, camaraderie often trumps rivalry and competitors can be like brothers and sisters. The 19-year-old from Portales will carry that belief with her when she begins her reign as Miss Rodeo Queen New Mexico in January. “(Rodeos are) just such a […]

Clabaugh, Richards win top awards

By Kevin Wilson Between them, Seth Clabaugh and Kassandra Richards helped account for seven different team trophies. Monday night, they accounted for two more individually. Clabaugh and Richards were awarded the greatest Ram awards at the conclusion of Monday’s annual Portales High School athletics banquet. The two-hour event was basically a wrap-up for the entire […]

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 […]

Ram rotation key to tournament success

By Kevin Wilson Portales senior T.C. Nusser insists that if there’s a must-win game, Seth Clabaugh’s the pitcher the Rams need to use. When he took the mound on Saturday against Cobre, though, he gave the Rams a victory in a must-win game mainly because he wouldn’t let the Rams lose. “It was just a […]