Rams reach title game

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Daniel Aranda has been battling the flu, but you would never know it by his performance on the basketball court Friday. Aranda scored 12 points, including 10 in the final quarter, to lead Portales to a 47-36 win over Pojoaque in the state tournament. Portales advances to meet the winner […]

Santa Fe Indian stuns two-time champs

By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Backed by a record crowd, Santa Fe Indian School completed an improbable run to the Class 3A state by beating Portales 42-37 Friday at The Pit. The eighth-seeded Braves, with no seniors and only four juniors on the roster, played like seasoned veterans in ending Portales’ bid […]

Rams face test against Elks

By Dave Wagner ALBUQUERQUE — Unlike the girls team, the Portales High boys won’t meet a District 4-3A rival in the semifinals of the Class 3A state basketball tournament. The Rams will face a talented, experienced foe in today’s 9:45 a.m. clash at The Pit, however, in Pojoaque, which knocked out Lovington 60-55 in Wednesday’s […]

Lady Rams advance to title game

By Dave Wagner RIO RANCHO — The Portales Lady Rams have made a habit of reaching the Class 3A girls state basketball championship, doing it five times in a row. District 4-3A rival Ruidoso, meanwhile, hadn’t even been to a state tournament in 28 years. The Lady Rams certainly looked like the more experienced team […]

Cuba no match for Rams

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By Dave Wagner ALBUQUERQUE — The team bus was about the only thing that didn’t finish the job on Wednesday for the Portales Rams on Wednesday The Rams kept Cuba — and its boisterous fans — from getting any momentum, as they held high-scoring senior Michael Kilroy 15 points under his Class 3A-leading average and […]

Ruidoso-Portales battle enters fifth round

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By Dave Wagner ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams went into the girls Class 3A state tournament as the No. 2 seed, but the two-time defending champions are now the team to beat. While Portales dispatched seventh-seeded Wingate 57-46 on Tuesday, top seed Grants (24-2) was falling to Santa Fe Indian School 56-52. Portales has […]

Lady Rams two wins away from three-peat

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By Dave Wagner ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams advanced to the Class 3A girls state semifinals Tuesday night, pulling away in the second half for a 57-46 victory over Wingate in a quarterfinal game at La Cueva High School. Junior Megan Kabrick scored eight of her team-high 12 points in the first quarter for […]

Lady Rams tackle new opponent

By Dave Wagner Count Portales High girls coach Brenda Gomez as one who’s not thrilled with the new seeding format for state basketball tournaments. The Lady Rams (14-11), who have been to four consecutive Class 3A state championship games and won three of them, received the No. 2 seed in the eight-team field on Sunday […]

Rams hold on for Littlefield title

PNT Staff LITTLEFIELD, Texas — Senior Todd Mosier hit a leadoff triple in the bottom of the fifth and scored on a two-out wild pitch to give the Portales High baseball team a 10-9 victory over Abernathy (Texas) on Saturday for the championship of Littlefield’s Wildcat Classic. The Rams (4-0) fell behind 6-0 in the […]

Hunnicutt, Brown named All-LSC South first team

PNT Staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt for the men and sophomore guard Heather Brown for the women represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division basketball teams, released Monday by the league office. Hunnicutt, a four-year mainstay for the men’s team, earned first-team honors for the second consecutive […]