Portales sweeps district golf titles

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Behind medalist performances from Kevin Welch and Cassidy Merrick, the Portales golf teams swept titles in Tuesday’s District 4-1/3A meet at New Mexico Military Institute. Welch shot a 68, helping the Rams post a team score of 301 for a narrow win over the host Colts (303) and Lovington (307). “They […]

Welch signs with West Texas A&M

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By Kevin Wilson Kevin Welch will bring his high school golf career to an end next month by heading west to Kirtland for the state tournament. Next year, he’ll transition to a college golf career east of Portales at West Texas A&M. Welch, a senior for the Portales High golf team, signed a national letter-of-intent […]

Merrick, Welch shoot top scores in Lovington

Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — The Portales boys golf team is on its way to state. Behind the efforts of Cassidy Merrick, there’s no reason to believe the girls won’t join them. Merrick and Kevin Welch took the top finishes Thursday at Lovington, and both Portales teams got qualifying scores. Behind a 72 from Welch and […]

Ram golf teams want to peak late

By Kevin Wilson Pat Crowley used to be the head golf coach for Portales, and now he works for the school as a substitute teacher. Next week, he’ll be a little of both. Crowley, the current junior varsity coach, is substituting for head coach Greg Poynor when the Portales High teams start the season at […]

Rams break two-game skid

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By Kevin Wilson BLACKWATER DRAW — In an NFL game, it’s usually a bad sign when the kicker is one of the team’s leading scorers. On Friday night, it was a very good sign for the Portales Rams. Senior quarterback Seth Clabaugh accounted for 269 yards of offense and five touchdowns in the first half, […]