All-Stars within one game of championship

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor DEMING — The Roosevelt County All-Stars forced a second championship game in the 10-11 state Little League all-star tournament Thursday night, rallying for five runs in the top of the sixth to post a 10-7 win over Albuquerque Eastdale. Roosevelt County had to battle back from a three-run deficit […]

All-Stars advance to championship

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County All-Stars advanced to the state 10-11 Little League all-star championship in Deming with a win Wednesday. With a 6-0 win against Carlsbad Wednesday night the All-Stars have earned a spot in the championship game against Albuquerque Eastdale.“They worked their tail off,” said assistant coach Clint Walker. “They played a […]

Local Golf Results

Championship flight

PHS graduate races to championship

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer A former Portales resident rode her way to a championship at the Better Barrel Races World Finals in April. Angie (Welch) Grand Pre placed first in the 1D division at the finals held in Oklahoma City. “I have competed in the past in this event and done OK,” Grand […]

William Archibeque and Travis Reid win Championship Flight at Portales Tourney

Member/Guest Golf Tournament Portales Country Club June 6-8 Championship Flight1. Archibeque/Reid 191*2. Welch/Gutierrez 191*3. Sanchez/Hurley 1934. McDaniel/DeHay 1955. Foster/Felan 2006. Crane/Crane 2016. Hunton/McKnight 201 First Flight1. Smith/Lara 2012. Crowley/Crowley 2023. Smith/Thatcher 2044. Moore/Vaughan 208*5. Cordova/Fleetwood 2086. Scanlan/Gurley 2127. Howl/Hahn 2138. Rackler/Rackler 218 Second Flight1. Vardeman/Wornell 2042. Heflin/Eakins 212*3. Rowley/Rowley 212*4. Standerfer/Parkey 212*5. Smith/Victor 2135. Ingle/Kinyon […]

Intervention sometimes needed in sports

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Once upon a time, in a far, far away land called New England, a group called the Patriots played the game of football very well. They won championship after championship in the National Football League, and almost seemed to anticipate their opponents’ actions in the biggest games. But maybe, […]

The Portales Ram state baseball championship live blog is on! Click here for game updates.

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Portales Country Club Early Bird Ladies Golf Tourney scores

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Portales marks 60th anniversary of first championship

By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The Portales Rams and Lady Rams have combined for 10 New Mexico state basketball championships over the last 40 years, and they are usually in contention for a state championship every season. But it was a group of boys 60 years ago that laid the foundation for Portales basketball […]

2007 was a big year in local sports

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer 2007 brought with it a Portales state championship as well as the departure of a fixture in Portales High School sports. The year also witnessed the birth of two new local high school sports programs, but also heartbreak with the death of a beloved Portales native. The year began […]

5A title game fan-tastic

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico In a game with more drama and twists than a murder mystery, someone had to take a fall. For the Clovis High School Wildcats, the ending was bittersweet as they lost by an extra point to the Mayfield Trojans 49-48 Friday in the Class 5A state football championship game […]

Portales takes crown

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — Portales is once again championship central when it comes to Class 3A state volleyball. The Lady Rams defeated Las Vegas Robertson Saturday afternoon at the University of New Mexico’s Johnson Center in four games, to solidify and cement Portales’ state volleyball legacy in recent years. “(Our seniors) […]

10-28 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Longhorn Football : An Illustrated History By Bobby Hawthorne This book traces the team’s history from its origins in 1893 through the 2006 Rose Bowl, in which Texas won its fourth national championship. In these pages you will find, the heroes of the last 113 […]

Rams one game from district schedule

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer As the cold air begins to arrive in eastern New Mexico, so does the Portales Rams’ final pre-district opponent. The Rams host the Roswell High Coyotes Friday night at Greyhound Stadium (7 p.m.) to finish out their pre-district lineup. Many New Mexico high school football coaches schedule a weak […]

Rams ready to step up to expectations

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer So much for low expectations. Andy Correll took over the Portales Ram football team last season and promptly won the District 4-3A championship followed by hosting the Class 3A state championship contest at Greyhound Stadium. Now, less than a month before Correll begins his sophomore effort as the Ram […]

Portales Sun Devils headed for Nationals

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A dozen 10-and-under girls softball players were brought together earlier this summer to extend their softball season and to have some fun along the way. Now, after winning the 10-and-under state tournament in Clovis last week, this group of girls are headed to the National Softball Tournament in Lubbock, […]

May 23, 1976

• The Portales News-Tribune purchased the Quay County Sun and planned to continue publication of the weekly newspaper. The PNT has been printing the Quay County Sun since its inception. • Eastern New Mexico University’s Mike Boit set two NAIA records in leading the Hounds to the NAIA outdoor track championship and ENMU head track […]

Tennis rackets fare well in Amarillo

PNT Staff Report Portales senior Ella Erf and the Partin brothers came away with first place finishes at an Amarillo tennis tournament Thursday and Friday. “We played well,” Ram coach Wade Fraze said. “I was especially encouraged by our doubles teams.” Erf led the Lady Ram charge, winning all of her singles matches, before beating […]

No Ram basketball first-teamers

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Despite a seventh consecutive appearance in the Class 4A State Championship game, and another district championship the Portales Lady Rams were shut out of the All State first-team list Thursday. “We are more of a team,” Portales head coach Brenda Gomez said. “We play more of a team (style) […]

Portales golf has state title in mind

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales senior golfer Jefferson Powers didn’t hesitate when asked how the Rams would do this season. “We’re going to win state,” Powers said. The Ram golfers nearly hit that mark last year, claiming runner-up status to Socorro. According to Portales boys coach Patrick Crowley, the Rams course management cost […]