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Portales senior Junior Salomon, right, is congratulated by teammate Micah Viera in the second half after Salomon scored his third goal of Tuesday’s game against East Mountain. Salomon finished with four goals and the Rams won 9-1.

Rams, Lady Rams sweep East Mountain at home

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales boys’ first match of the season couldn’t have gone much better on Tuesday. The Rams used a six-goal second half to beat East Mountain 9-1 at PHS, with five different players tallying goals. Seniors Pedro Perea and Junior Salomon combined for six goals, including four by Perea. […]

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Our People: Working with students ‘rewarding’

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