Rams drop Las Vegas Robertson 48-42

PNT Staff Report LAS VEGAS, NM — Playing short-handed, the Portales Rams picked up a 48-42 win here against Las Vegas Robertson to even their record at 4-4 going into the holiday break. After three players were suspended this week for violating team rules, the Rams found themselves on the road with just eight men […]

Obituaries (Dec. 20)

Erineo Morris Gallegos Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church, Mora Erineo Morris Gallegos, 33, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at his home. He was born on Jan. 17, 1972, to Jimmy Gallegos and Nora Arguello Gallegos in Portales. He lived in Mora for most of his childhood until moving to Portales. There […]

Aranda scores 26 to help Rams pull away

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Portales coach Mark Gallegos has said the biggest problem so far is that the Ram basketball squad has no defensive identity. They had it when they needed it, and Daniel Aranda provided the offensive identity as the Rams defeated Class 4A Moriarty 66-51 Saturday night. The Rams couldn’t do […]

Portales teams suffer double-digit losses

PNT Staff SUDAN, Texas — Apparently, the Portales girls team left its offense in New Mexico. In its only visit to Texas this season, the Portales girls team suffered its second-straight defeat, 33-20, to Sudan Tuesday night. Portales (2-2) fell into a 13-5 hole after the first quarter and was blanked in the third for […]

Santa Claus getup suits Manny just fine

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer A childhood fascination and a $10 investment at Wal-Mart has led to a seasonal Santa Claus who doesn’t mind being a rent-a-Santa, or a jolly old St. Nick waving at passersby just because it’s Christmas time. Manny Gallegos is the smiling man in the red and white fur suit who […]

Rams earn first win

Freedom Newspapers SHALLOWATER, Texas — A balanced effort gave Portales its first win of the season, a 50-39 win over Farwell in the consolation bracket of the Shallowater Shootout. Portales (1-2) plays against Lubbock Cooper today in the 1 p.m. (MST) fifth-place game at Shallowater High School. “They’re really young,” Portales coach Mark Gallegos said […]

Portales Rams playign catch-up as season starts

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Like their female counterparts, the Portales High Ram basketball players are coming off of a Class 3A runnerup performance. Like the Lady Rams, the Rams are hosting Muleshoe Tuesday night. That’s about where the similarities end for the Portales squads. “(Girls coach Brenda Gomez) basically returns most of her team […]

PHS hoops teams get set for seasons

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer An offseason removed from state title game appearances, Portales coaches are taking a wait-and-see approach for their basketball teams. Other than that, the two teams are in different situations based on who is returning for each squad. The girls, who finished with a 16-12 record in 2004-05 and lost […]

Clovis man found guilty of murder

Marlena Hartz and Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers The man Cindy Gallegos holds accountable for her brother’s death was found guilty of first-degree murder on Thursday afternoon. Minutes after the verdict was announced, Gallegos, triumphant, said justice prevailed. “I feel somewhat relieved,” she said outside the courtroom, “but it doesn’t bring him back.” A Curry County […]

Governor to hold legislative meeting

Staff and Wire Reports ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Bill Richardson will meet with legislators this week to discuss whether to call a special session — a move that could provide consumer relief to high gasoline prices and home heating costs. The proposed session, dubbed the Gas and Home Relief Special Session, would be aimed at stemming […]

Cannon pilot relives journey

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers It starts like this. “I want to become a pilot. I think it’s awesome. I want to be a fighter pilot. My second choice would be a commercial pilot. Then a stunt pilot. Then a test pilot,” said Andres Gallegos of Albuquerque. His aspirations, at this stage, are simply stated. […]

Aug. 31 Veteran Profiles

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Carl Field Born: 1921 Dates of Service: 1943-1945 Hometown: Dora Lives in: Dora Theater or location of service: Mesa, Ariz. Branch: Army Rank: 2nd lieutenant Unit and Specialty: Flight instructor After discharge: San Angelo, Texas Field served as a flight instructor throughout his enlistment in the Army. Henry Gallegos Date […]

Ram tradition continues with camp

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By Kevin Wilson In March, Mark Gallegos finished his seventh season as the coach of the Portales Rams. This week, he’s working on his seventh Ram Fundamental basketball camp. Though one has trailed the other chronologically for seven years, he sees the camps as something other than a symbolic closing of each season. “This is […]

Carter signs with Greyhounds

By Kevin Wilson Some things never seemed to change for Chris Carter, like his height and his desire to play college basketball. “In eighth grade, I was this tall. In sixth grade, I was this tall. I was head and shoulders above everybody else, and people started telling me, ‘You can, you can.’” It appears […]

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 […]

Rams, Lady Rams playing for high seeds in state meet

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By Dave Wagner Mark Gallegos would like to have known before Thursday night just who his Portales High boys basketball team would face in Saturday’s 7 p.m. District 4-3A tournament championship game at the PHS gym. “Until you see who you’re going to play, it makes it a little hard (to prepare),” said Gallegos, who […]

Rams seeking one-at-a-time approach

By Dave Wagner Mark Gallegos doesn’t want his team to get ahead of itself. On paper the Rams (15-8, 4-1 District 4-3A) figure to beat last-place New Mexico Military tonight at the PHS gym and ensure no worse than a tie for the regular-season title and force a playoff against Lovington on Monday in Roswell […]

Rams fall into early hole they can’t escape

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — The Portales High boys’ celebration was quickly put on hold by the Lovington Wildcats on Friday night. Lovington opened a 17-0 lead late in the first quarter and held the Rams at bay the rest of the way en route to a 61-47 victory that left the teams tied for the […]

Rams get past Ruidoso, stay unbeaten in district

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By Dave Wagner RUIDOSO — The Portales boys basketball team has learned the hard way that no team can be taken for granted in District 4-3A. Four days after escaping from Roswell with a 1-point win over New Mexico Military Institute, the Rams had what looked like a comfortable lead over Ruidoso. With 6 1/2 […]

Rams survive late scare, get past Colts

PNT Staff ROSWELL — The Portales High boys basketball team maintained its lead in the District 4-3A race Friday night — barely — and the Rams couldn’t be happier about it. After leading the entire game, PHS sent New Mexico Military junior Zachary Nishino to the free throw line for a 1-and-1 opportunity with 0.7 […]