Separate crashes claim lives over holiday

Freedom New Mexico Wintery Christmas day weather is being blamed for two separate but deadly crashes that have claimed the lives of three Clovis children and a young mother. Mya Gonzales, 4, of Clovis died of injuries suffered in a late night Christmas day rollover crash about 16 miles north of the city, according to […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 21

Area Clovis 23, Carlsbad 15 Lovington 37, Portales 7 Texico 28, Tucumcari 7 Fort Sumner 46, Cloudcroft 18 6-man Clovis Christian 43, Roy 37 Dora 51, Elida 0 8-man Melrose 36, Gateway Christian 34 Tatum 59, Floyd 6 Texas Farwell 41, Nazareth 6 Muleshoe 49, Littlefield 42 New Mexico Alamogordo 35, Onate 34 Animas 54, […]

Feb. 24, 1963

• The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound men’s basketball nipped Arizona State 74-70. • The Portales High School Rams boys basketball team lost to Lovington.

Nov. 18 Engagement

Lucero, Dannelley Sierra Anne Lucero and Clay Frank Dannelley of Lovington will exchange wedding vows at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 2007, at the Elida Baptist Church. The ceremony and reception are open to friends and relatives.

Lady Rams 2-0 in district, beat Lovington

PNT Staff Report Some good teams win despite sloppy play, while others win big district games on the road in a tough atmosphere. The Portales Lady Rams (14-8, 2-0) did both Tuesday night, beating the Lady Wildcats (6-11, 1-2) in three games at Lovington; 25-20, 25-18, 25-18. The Portales girls were coming off wins at […]

September 9, 1986

• A two car collision on the Lovington Highway sent Eastern New Mexico University student Alonzo Armemdariz to the Clovis High Plains Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. • Elinor Wallace, was the weekly winner of the football contest co-sponsored by the Portales News Tribune and local merchants. • A one bedroom, all […]

Ram golfers take second at state

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer SOCORRO — Portales golf coach Pat Crowley described his team as, “disappointed” after the final round of the 1A-3A state tournament at the New Mexico Tech golf course Tuesday morning. But they played well enough to be state runner-up. The Rams came into Tuesday’s final round in a first […]

Ram tennis beats Lovington

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales boys and girls tennis teams head into Friday’s District 4-3A tournament having both beaten Lovington 8-1 Tuesday at the Portales Junior High School tennis courts. “We’re very happy with this,” Ram coach Wade Fraze said. “From top to bottom, we showed more mental toughness than we had […]

Rams split with Lovington

PNT Staff Report The Portales Rams dominated the first game of a District 4-3A doubleheader at Lovington 15-3 behind solid pitching from senior pitcher Mario Salazar before losing the second game 13-11. According to head coach Arturo Ontiveros, Salazar allowed just three runs while striking out 10 Wildcats. “(Mario) pitched awesome,” Ontiveros said. “When Mario’s […]

DFA closes area plant

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor LOVINGTON — Dairy Farmers of America announced Wednesday it would shut down its cheese plant in Lovington and layoff its 61 employees there. It was unclear what if any direct effect the plant’s closing might have on operations at Curry County cheese plant Southwest Cheese, where permit applications to […]

Ram track claims fourth in Lovington

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales Ram and Lady Ram track teams qualified more athletes for the state tournament and finished fourth in the Wildcat Relays in Lovington Thursday. Portales juniors Jacob Brady and Tyler Anderson joined senior Hunter Rackler (high jump) as state qualifiers. Brady qualified in the discus while Anderson qualified […]

PHS boys second at Lovington

PNT Staff Report LOVINGTON — The Clovis Wildcats edged the Portales High School boys golf team in a playoff Wednesday to win the Murphy Black Invitational. After 18 holes, the two teams were tied at 305, but experience and good putts made the difference in a one-hole playoff, according to PHS coach Patrick Crowley. Artesia, […]

Rams split with defending champs

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales Ram baseball team sent a clear message to the defending Class 3A state champion Lovington Wildcats with a 10-0 rout in the first game of a district-opening doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Ram Field. The Wildcats earned the split, though, winning the nightcap 5-3. Senior pitcher Mario Salazar […]

Lady Rams crush Lovington

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer With the District 4-3A No. 1 seed tucked tightly in their pocket, the Portales Lady Rams are cruising through the second half of their district schedule, undefeated in district play with one game left. Three Lady Rams scored in double figures as the Portales girls dominated Lovington Saturday evening […]

Crowd eggs Portales on to 3-4A win

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales basketball fans are often referred to as the sixth man. Friday night against Lovington, they earned that title. Spurred on by a packed house, the Rams took control of District 4-3A by beating district rival Lovington 36-29. The Rams (14-8, 6-1) can clinch the regular-season district title […]

Urlacher success surprises former opponents

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Brian Urlacher helped the Lovington Wildcats go undefeated and win the Class 3A state football title in his senior season. However, area players and coaches who faced Urlacher while he was at Lovington are mildly surprised he became an NFL superstar with the Chicago Bears. The five-time All-Pro middle […]

Partin propels Rams past Cats

PNT Staff Writer LOVINGTON — The Portales Rams began defense of their 2006 District 4-3A championship with a big win on at Lovington Tuesday night. With the score tied at 51, Portales senior Skyler Partin laid the ball in and drew a foul with nine seconds left on the clock as the Portales Rams beat […]

Portales receives 7th seed

PNT Staff Report The District 4-3A champion Portales Rams were given the seventh seed Saturday in the state football playoffs and will host Cobre at 7 p.m. Friday. The lower seeding in a four district conference came as a bit of a surprise to both Ram Coach Andy Correll and Portales Athletic Director Don Gomez. […]

Rams rout NMMI

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams did what they had to do to keep their Distridct 4-3A title hopes alive by beating winless NMMI 42-0 on Friday at Greyhound Stadium. The Ruidoso Warriors did what the Rams needed to as well, winning 17-0 over Lovington and giving Portales its first […]

Rams face ‘must win’ game against NMMI

By Mickey Winfield: CNJ staff writer On the heels of a disappointing loss at Lovington, and with one game left on their district schedule, the Portales Rams (3-5) view tonight’s game against the New Mexico Military Institute Colts (7 p.m., Greyhound Stadium) as a must-win, to clinch a spot in the New Mexico Class 3A […]