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 […]