Engagement

Morris-Gilchrist Patti Heflin of Portales and Stanley Morris of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Robert Wayne Morris of Durango, Colo., to Amber Kay Gilchrist of Durango, Colo., daughter of Larry and Kathleen Gilchrist of Seiling, Okla. The couple will exchange vows 1 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2009, at the Ridgewood […]

Rams face newcomers to state

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By Dave Wagner: PNT Sports Writer The Bloomfield Bobcats are in uncharted territory, at least in their recent past. Bloomfield advanced past the first round of the Class 3A state baseball playoffs last week for the first time in at least four years — and perhaps more — with a 14-4 win over Grants. The […]

Rams advance in 3A state baseball tourney

PNT staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior Mario Salazar threw 5 1/3 innings in relief and the Portales Rams escaped two early deficits on Saturday en route to a 13-8 victory over Las Vegas Robertson in a first-round game of the Class 3A state baseball tournament. The Rams (14-12), seeded 12th in the 16-team field, […]

Rams begin district play with sweep of Colts

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Mario Salazar didn’t like the way he was pitching, so he took matters into his own hands with his bat. Salazar hit a go-ahead, three-run double to highlight Portales’ five-run fourth in a 7-5 victory over New Mexico Military Institute on Saturday at Ram Field, giving the Rams a […]

Rams post sweep over Ruidoso

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — Junior Justin Gilchrist earned a first-game pitching victory and homered twice in the second game on Saturday as Portales High’s baseball team opened District 4-3A action with a 16-8, 21-14 sweep of Ruidoso. With the wind blowing out, the teams combined for 59 runs and 59 hits in the two games, […]

Rams rally to complete twin bill sweep of Robertson

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By Dave Wagner Junior Tomas Sotelo’s home run backed shutout pitching from Justin Gilchrist and Mario Salazar in the opener and catcher Tyler Rutherford led a 12-hit attack with two doubles and a triple in the nightcap as the Portales High baseball team posted a 4-0, 11-6 sweep of Las Vegas Robertson on Saturday at […]

Rams win, gain semis in tourney

By Dave Wagner LITTLEFIELD, Texas — Justin Gilchrist and the Portales High Rams may have had a slight case of the jitters early in Thursday’s first-round game of Littlefield’s Wildcat Classic. Unfortunately for Tulia, Texas, the Hornets didn’t take advantage when they had the chance. Gilchrist issued a walk and committed a throwing error, putting […]

Rams hopeful they can build on solid season-opening win

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By Dave Wagner Arturo Ontiveros enjoyed a successful debut as the Portales High baseball head coach on Saturday. Ditto for Rams pitcher Justin Gilchrist. Portales opened its season under Ontiveros, a 1994 PHS graduate, with an 8-3 victory at Littlefield, Texas, getting five solid innings of pitching from Gilchrist, a junior right-hander who transferred from […]