Floyd news — Oct. 11

Youth speaker scheduled Gabe Salazar, a nationally recognized youth speaker, will be speaking to middle school and high school students on Nov. 7.

Rams host state first round today

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams’ first district championship in recent memory has them charged for a run through the New Mexico Class 3A state tournament — and that run begins today. Portales hits the diamond today as the fifth-seed in a state first round contest, hosting 12th-seeded Tohatchi at Ram Field [...]

Portales rams Ruidoso, sweeps doubleheader

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales Ram bats came alive on the way to a District 4-3A doubleheader sweep over Ruidoso Tuesday afternoon at the Portales Baseball Field 7-3 and 10-5. A complete game, six-hitter by senior pitcher Mario Salazar in game one set the tone for the effort. “These guys have been [...]

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 [...]

Rams belt 35 hits in sweep of Robertson

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Portales unleashed the pent up energy of four canceled games due to weather last week and produced 35 hits Monday afternoon, clobbering the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals in a two-game sweep, 18-3 and 16-9. “We hit the ball pretty well today,” Portales head coach Arturo [...]

Rams advance in 3A state baseball tourney

PNT staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior Mario Salazar threw 5 1/3 innings in relief and the Portales Rams escaped two early deficits on Saturday en route to a 13-8 victory over Las Vegas Robertson in a first-round game of the Class 3A state baseball tournament. The Rams (14-12), seeded 12th in the 16-team field, [...]

Wildcats foil PHS’ bid

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PNT staff The Portales Rams had rival Lovington on the ropes Tuesday — not once, but twice. Both times, the Wildcats were able to pick themselves off the deck with sixth-inning rallies, winning the opener 3-2 and the second game 6-4 to lock up the District 4-3A regular-season title. Strong pitching performances by junior Mario [...]

Rams begin district play with sweep of Colts

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Mario Salazar didn’t like the way he was pitching, so he took matters into his own hands with his bat. Salazar hit a go-ahead, three-run double to highlight Portales’ five-run fourth in a 7-5 victory over New Mexico Military Institute on Saturday at Ram Field, giving the Rams a [...]

Obits (Dec. 15)

Carol Barela Services: 7 p.m. today at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Carol Barela, 41, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 22, 1964, in Portales, to Aurelia and Frank Barela. She grew up in Portales and graduated from high school in 1982. She worked [...]

Rams lose district opener, running back

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer BLACKWATER DRAW — By looking at their pre-district schedules and records, one could reason that Portales and Lovington’s football teams started their district seasons on even ground. After Friday’s 48-16 Lovington win, it seems the two have started on opposite paths in the Class 3A playoff race, and the [...]