Double blessing

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Kevin Wilson A few weeks ago, the Rutherford house seemed empty. Just Heath and his wife Meredith lived there, and that’s if Meredith wasn’t out of the country. Now, the house has become a home, with two children arriving via what their parents consider to be separate blessings and miracles. At the dinner table, 18-month-old […]

How to help

An account for donations to the family of Portales High School senior Jacob Rutherford has been set up at Portales National Bank. Jacob, son of Donna and Scooter Rutherford, broke both legs and his left arm earlier this month while riding a dirt bike outside of Tatum. He remains in University Medical Center in Lubbock. […]

Fowler/Rutherford

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Ronnie and Brenda Fowler of Bowie, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Shea Fowler of Wichita Falls, Texas, to Tyler Wade Rutherford of Portales, son of Scooter and Donna Rutherford of Portales. The couple will exchange vows July 25, 2008, at Clovis Civic Center. A reception will follow at the civic center. The […]

Clovis American scores 14 runs to beat Roosevelt

PNT Staff The Clovis American team beat the Roosevelt team Sunday evening in the 13-14 year old bracket of the district’s Little League baseball all-star tournament. Rachel Kia, the president of the Little League Board, said the final score was 14-4. Roosevelt was eliminated from the tournament due to the loss. “It was just one […]

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 […]

Lubbock Christian sweeps past Rams

PNT Staff LUBBOCK — Nick Quigley had four extra base hits, including a home run in each game, and picked up the second-game pitching victory Monday night as the Lubbock Christian Eagles swept past Portales High’s baseball team 15-5 and 18-8. Both games ended in the fifth inning on the 10-run rule. Lubbock Christian (14-5) […]

Rams out to 6-0 start

By Kevin Wilson Not many people — including the Portales Rams themselves — figured they’d jump out to a 6-0 start. Then again, some Rams were betting they wouldn’t be trailing Darren Stroik on the team’s home run list either. Both of those became true Friday night with a 10-4, 13-2 doubleheader sweep over Eunice […]

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 […]

Rams look to rebuild pitching

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By Dave Wagner En route to reaching the state Class 3A baseball championship game last season, the Portales High Rams had a luxury a lot of teams would like, especially at their level — two quality pitchers. On top of that, one (T.C. Nusser) was right-handed while the other (Seth Clabaugh) threw lefty. Despite finishing […]

Lovington beats Rams to gain playoff berth

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By Dave Wagner LOVINGTON — The Portales High Rams knew their hopes of a playoff berth heading into Friday’s District 4-3A and regular-season finale against Lovington were slim and none — and as the saying goes, slim left town early. PHS hung in gamely with the Wildcats for most of three quarters before the dam […]

Rams rush into district season

By Dave Wagner If you believe the Associated Press poll, the Class 3A state football champion is highly likely to come from District 4. The top four teams in the AP rankings — New Mexico Military Institute, Ruidoso, Portales and Lovington — are all in that district. They start knocking heads Friday night with NMMI […]

Rams move to 3-0 with win at Raton

PNT Staff RATON — For the third straight game, the Portales Rams found themselves in a dogfight at halftime, and once again they responded. Trailing 9-6 at the half after committing four turnovers and giving up a safety, PHS coach Glenn Johnson switched sophomore wide-out Mario Salazar with senior quartertback Tyler Rutherford and the move […]

Raton looks to contain 1-2 punch from Rams

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By Dave Wagner Raton coach Brock Walton believes the key to the Tigers’ game against Portales High on Friday night is containing senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford and senior running back Chris Carter. Easier said than done, counters PHS coach Glenn Johnson. “With our offensive scheme and philosophy, I don’t think you can take (both of […]

Rams top Tularosa, go to 2-0

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Early on, the Tularosa Wildcats had Portales High on its heels. But they weren’t able to deliver a knockout punch, and Rams senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford took over in the second half to lead Portales to a 33-12 win on Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Rutherford ran for 186 […]

Rams topple Dons in season opener

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Senior Chris Carter returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford added a game-clinching 57-yard TD run with just over a minute left as Portales High opened its football season on Saturday with a 29-21 victory over West Las Vegas. Rutherford threw touchdown […]

Rams win baseball opener

By Kevin Wilson It wasn’t a close shave for the Portales Rams, and Tyler Rutherford made sure there wouldn’t be any type of shave for his legs. The junior catcher went 3-for-4, including two home runs in the fourth inning and six RBI, to help the Rams win their season opener, 16-4, over Friona, Texas, […]

City votes to remove unused vehicles

Mike Linn The Portales City Council on Tuesday voted to tow roughly 50 unregistered and inoperable vehicles from a Portales man’s property. On May 1, District Judge Stephen Quinn ruled that Jim Brumfield had violated a city code prohibiting unregistered vehicles on property and gave city officials the power to seize such vehicles from his […]