Engagement: Van Wettering/Olson

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David and Carolyn Van Wettering of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kristen Van Wettering of Portales to Jeff Olson of Bemidji, Minn., son of Glen and Jeanne Olson of Bemidji, Minn. The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m. July 25, 2008, at Southside Church of Christ in Portales. The […]

Ex-Lady Ram helps guide Portales tennis team

By Kevin Wilson It appears the Portales girls tennis team won’t have to defend its state title without Kristen Van Wettering after all. Van Wettering, a freshman at Eastern New Mexico University, is working as an assistant coach under Bill Wahlman. It’s a chance to stay in the game for Van Wettering, who entertained the […]

Valencia wins state appeal

Mike Linn By Mike Linn PNT Managing Editor Mike_Linn@link.freedom.com Valencia Elementary’s school rating jumped from probationary status to meets state standards following an appeal from Portales Municipal School officials in August. Portales school officials received a letter on Wednesday from the New Mexico secretary of education informing them that the previous ranking was flawed and […]

Portales girls win state tennis championship

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales girls tennis team swept Ruidoso 5-0 on Saturday at the University of New Mexico on Saturday, capping its run through Class 1A-3A with the state title. The title is the third in school history and the second in the last three seasons for the Lady Rams, which […]

Van Wettering, Bulls claim doubles title in all-Portales final

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Having previous experience in state championship doubles matches, neither Sara Bulls or Kristen Van Wettering of Portales found winning the doubles title quite the fulfullment most say it is. The reason was simple: the championship came at the expense of teammates Hailey Quick and Rachelle Self. Bulls and Van Wettering […]

Portales teams vie for state doubles title

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — It’ll be all in the family when two Portales teams square off for the Class 1A-3A state doubles title on Thursday in Albuquerque. But, well, you know how family relations can sometimes be. The Rams’ duo of Sara Bulls and Kristen Van Wettering will play teammates of Hailey Quick and […]

Change of plans for PHS Tennis

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By Kevin Wilson Imagine planning a date for three months. Making sure everything’s set up for the situation. Finding out what to say and not to say. Finally, a week before the big date, somebody calls to say you still have a date — only with a different partner. In a way, that’s how the […]