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 […]