Rams take care of Dons

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer Earlier in the week, Portales coach Mark Gallegos said his team likes to get an early lead and try to hold it. On Saturday, the Rams did that — it just took a little longer than usual. The Rams forced 26 turnovers to defeat West Las Vegas 71-44 in [...]

Rams destroy Dons in home opener

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor BLACKWATER DRAW — Here’s about all you need to know about Portales’ season opener against West Las Vegas: The visiting Dons ended their first half with 55 yards rushing and a touchdown. Ram junior halfback Eric Segovia had 54 yards and a touchdown on the game’s opening drive. The Dons [...]

Rams ready for season opener

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A pair of high school teams will step onto the field tonight at Greyhound Stadium looking for complete reversals of last season’s outcomes. The Portales Rams will go up against the West Las Vegas Dons in their home season opener at 7 p.m. “It means a lot to me,” starting [...]

Fast start sends West Las Vegas to three-game sweep of PHS

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By Dave Wagner West Las Vegas didn’t let the Portales Lady Rams have much of a chance Thursday. The Lady Dons, victimized several times during Class 3A state competition in recent years by Portales, jumped on top quickly and led most of the way in a 25-11, 25-17, 25-16 win at the PHS gym. Senior [...]

Rams topple Dons in season opener

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Senior Chris Carter returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford added a game-clinching 57-yard TD run with just over a minute left as Portales High opened its football season on Saturday with a 29-21 victory over West Las Vegas. Rutherford threw touchdown [...]

Dons looking for edge with home field against Rams

By Dave Wagner West Las Vegas hasn’t beaten Portales High on the field in the short history of their series. But third-year Dons coach James Esquibel thinks his squad is getting close. The teams meet in Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. opener in Las Vegas. Portales won last year’s contest 19-7 at Greyhound Stadium, but later had [...]

Rams pull upset over West Las Vegas

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By Kevin Wilson The mantra is that offense wins games, but defense wins championships. While that goal seems a little lofty for the Portales Rams at the moment, it was good enough to give them their fourth win of the year. Austin Pullen’s layup with seven seconds left put the Rams up for good, but [...]

Rams rain on Dons’ parade

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PNT Staff BLACKWATER DRAW — Friday night’s football opener survived a rainstorm, and the Portales defense made sure it survived a challenge from West Las Vegas on an off-night for the Ram offense. Junior Tyler Rutherford had two of five interceptions for Portales, which earned a 19-7 win over the visiting Dons at Greyhound Stadium. [...]