Rams down Tucumcari in final non-district tilt

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By Dave Wagner If the Portales Rams were sluggish Tuesday night, it hardly showed to Tucumcari boys coach John Span. Portales jumped on the Rattlers for the game’s first nine points and never relinquished the lead in posting a 61-41 victory at the PHS gym. Senior Chris Kirchner posted a double-double with 12 points and […]

Rams cruise to win over Cavemen

By Dave Wagner On the surface, Mark Gallegos says, Portales High’s 48-33 win over Carlsbad on Friday night at the PHS gym looks pretty good. But the Rams coach thinks his squad will have to pick up its play when District 4-3A play begins in just over a week. Senior guard Chris Carter scored eight […]

Rams dominate second half against Goddard

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales High boys coach Mark Gallegos wasn’t that worried at halftime, even with his team trailing by eight points. Gallegos figured if the Rams could keep getting good shots and pick up their defense a little, the rest would take care of itself. Portales (9-7) dominated the second half to the […]

Coyotes overhaul Rams in fourth quarter

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales High may have led a good part of the way, but Rams coach Mark Gallegos wasn’t pleased with his team’s performance Thursday night. “We weren’t prepared to play,” Gallegos said after the Rams dropped a 58-46 decision to Roswell High. “We were really never in the game. We gave them […]

Clovis fights off solid effort by Rams to post 57-47 win

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Rams accomplished one of their missions Tuesday night — get 6-foot-8 Clovis senior center Tigg Bunton out of the game. But the Wildcats made do without their star player, fighting off a scrappy Rams effort for a 57-47 win at the PHS gym. Senior forward Dominique Easterlin scored 13 points […]

Rams waltz past two foes in Shoot Out

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By Dave Wagner The Portales High Rams might have buried Bernalillo early Friday night, but they struggled to get shots down. Their problems, though, paled with what the Spartans were going through. Portales held Bernalillo to just four field goals in the first 23 1/2 minutes and cruised to a 55-37 win over the defending […]

Rams thump defending 3A champs

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior guard Chris Adkins scored 11 points Wednesday to help the Portales High Rams claim fifth place in the 51st Stu Clark Tournament at New Mexico Highlands University with a 52-37 win over defending Class 3A state champion Bernalillo. PHS (6-5) took early control of the game, bolting to […]

Rams roll to victory over Taos

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Seniors Chris Carter and Bo Gabriel combined for nearly half the points and the Portales Rams made short work of Taos on Tuesday, rolling over the Tigers 48-30 in the consolation semifinals of the 51st Stu Clark Classic at New Mexico Highlands University. Carter scored 12 points and Gabriel […]

PHS falls to Santa Fe in Stu Clark meet

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Turnovers jumped up and bit the Portales High Rams on Monday. After scoring the game’s first basket, the Rams turned the ball over on five of their next six possessions and Santa Fe High went on to a 62-56 victory in the first round of the 51st Stu Clark […]

Rams rally for victory over Pintos

PNT Sports MORIARTY — If nothing else, the Portales High boys basketball team found out this weekend that it is resilient. The Rams, who dropped a last-second heartbreaker on Friday night at Los Lunas, saw a 13-point lead after one quarter on Saturday turn into a three-point deficit early in the final stanza before rallying […]

Rams cruise past Robertson

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By Dave Wagner The Portales High boys basketball team traveled on Easy Street Monday night for the first time this season. Taking control of the game with a 12-0 run over the final 2 1/2 minutes of the first quarter, the Rams routed Las Vegas Robertson 63-36 at the PHS gym. Senior Chris Carter was […]

Roswell hangs on late, deals Rams 66-60 loss

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By Dave Wagner Even if you force 26 turnovers, it’s hard to beat a team that shoots 65 percent. The Portales High Rams got off to a fast start Tuesday night, struggled in the middle two quarters and saw their late rally fall short in a 66-60 loss to Roswell High in their home opener […]

Rams drop third-place tilt to Lorenzo

PNT Staff SHALLOWATER, Texas — The Lorenzo (Texas) Hornets finally made Portales pay for its struggles on offense. Two 3-pointers by Lorenzo’s Aycock erased a 30-29 Rams lead in the final quarter and the Hornets went on to a 44-32 win in the fifth-place game ofthe Shallowater Shootout. Aycock, a 5-foot-10 guard, dominated the game […]

Rams capture tournament opener

PNT Staff SHALLOWATER, Texas — Bo Gabriel scored 13 points and Chris Carter added 12 to lead the Portales Rams to a 48-34 win overLittlefield, Texas in the opening round of the Shallowater Shootout Thursday afternoon in Shallowater, Texas. The Rams (2-0) will face Trinity Christian in today’s semifinal round at 4 p.m. (MST). The […]

Rams notch victory over Muleshoe

PNT Staff MULESHOE, Texas — The Portales Rams led virtually all the way, but it was anything but a cakewalk. Senior guard Chris Carter scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket in the final minutes, and the Rams opened their 2004-05 season Tuesday night with a 49-44 victory over Muleshoe. “It was a good start […]

Rams improve after games against Clovis

By Rick White The Portales Rams have faced Clovis on numerous occasions this season. And the Rams are better for it. “We get a little tired of playing each other,” Portales coach Mark Gallegos said. “But it’s good for us playing Clovis because they make us better.” The Rams and Wildcats will meet twice more […]

Obits Jan. 16

Howard Looney, 79 Howard Looney, 79, of Clovis died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Southwest Regional Medical in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 23, 1924, in Bovina to Joe and Reagan Vassley Looney. He was a resident of the Bovina and Clovis areas, and was a farmer and cattle rancher. He served in the […]

Rams drop home opener to Moriarty

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By Kevin Wilson The Moriarty Pintos spent most of the first half scoring with Blanks — Kyle, that is — while it felt like the Portales Rams were firing blanks. “It’s like there’s a lid on the basket for us,” Portales coach Mark Gallegos said, after the Rams managed only 13 first-half points and spent […]

Orlando trip part of busy summer for Carter

By Kevin Wilson When Chris Carter spends his school days at Portales High School, he makes every attempt not to wear his Amateur Athletic Union shirt, which shares the Wildcat name with rivals Clovis and Lovington. “Wildcats, huh?” is the comment the PHS junior-to-be said he hears most often. During the summer, however, he splits […]