NMMI beats Rams at the buzzer

PNT staff ROSWELL — New Mexico Military Institute won a game of stall ball, hitting a layup with two seconds left to beat the Rams 37-36 in a District 4-3A matchup. NMMI outscored Portales four to two in the fourth quarter to hand the Rams their first district loss. With the Rams up by one, […]

Lady Rams dominate Dexter, undefeated in District 4-3A

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By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers The Lady Rams were never threatened by the Dexter girls Saturday night, but they weren’t absolutely pleased with their performance either in the 66-33 district win. Portales junior Bethany Self scored 13 of her 15 points in the fourth period, as the Lady Rams maintained a healthy 20-30 point margin […]

Rams compete well, but fall short against Coyotes

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales boys coach Mark Gallegos wanted to know if his Rams could compete with one of the top teams in Class 4A. After Friday night, he has no doubt. The Roswell Coyotes outscored Portales 16-6 in the third quarter, then survived a late Portales charge to beat the Rams […]

Lady Rams whip Warriors

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By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers It may have taken awhile to get going, but once the Lady Rams got their feet moving, they couldn’t be stopped. Portales sophomore guard Tara Johnson scored six of her nine total points in the second period, as the Lady Rams outscored Ruidoso 20-4 in the second quarter to take […]

Lady Rams edge Roswell

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By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers The Portales Lady Rams may have grown up Thursday night. The Portales girls outscored Roswell High 14-2 in the third quarter, overcoming a 12-point half time deficit and the loss of senior Briana Hernandez early in the game, to shock the top-ranked 4A Roswell Lady Coyotes at Portales High School […]

Lady Rams lose Shootout finale

By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Portales Lady Ram head coach Brenda Gomez said after Saturday night’s Ram Basketball Shootout loss that if she hadn’t looked at the scoreboard, she’d be more pleased than the night before. But scoreboard was working and the Lady Rams lost to Lubbock’s Trinity Christian 52-32. “The effort was there and […]

EPAC Capsules

Freedom Newspapers Boys • Fort Sumner (2-6) began the EPAC with serious offensive fire power, blowing out Grady 63-43 in a first round match-up. The Foxes earned themselves a second round game against No. 1 seeded Texico today at 8:15 p.m. Berry Stinnett scored 14 points and Cass Dimitroff chipped in 13 points as Fort […]

Rams bounce back with domination win over Lordsburg

PNT staff The Portales Rams rebounded from a first-round loss in Las Vegas’ Stu Clark basketball tournament to dominate the Lordsburg Mavericks Friday afternoon 62-37. The Rams spread the ball around, as center Chance Sherburne led Portales with 9 points, followed by fellow senior Cruz Ontiveros posting 8 points. “I feel real good because our […]

Jaguars maul Portales boys at Stu Clark

PNT Staff Report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Portales Ram basketball coach Mark Gallegos has always said the experience his team receives at the Stu Clark Tournament in Las Vegas is important. But sometimes the lessons are hard. The Rams (3-3) got one of those lessons here Thursday as they lost to the Santa Fe Capital […]

Hobbs Lady Eagles outlast Portales Lady Rams

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Hobbs senior shooting guard Samantha Acosta sank three of her five 3-pointers in the fourth period and led all scorers with 19-points, as the visiting Class 5A Lady Eagles beat Portales 65-49 Saturday night at Portales High School. The Lady Rams trailed Hobbs by 9-points at the half, but […]