PHS tennis squads cruise past Valley Christian

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PNT staff Portales’ tennis teams were virtually assured of dual wins Tuesday when they took on the first-year Roswell Valley Christian program at the Eastern New Mexico University tennis courts. Valley Chritian brought just four girls and three boys to the contests. Although some of the matches were fairly competitive, the Rams and Lady Rams […]

Ram tennis team places third at Hereford invite

HEREFORD, Texas — Portales boys finished third and its girls ranked fifth in their first team tennis tournaments of the spring this weekend in Hereford. “This was our second match and our first tournament,” coach Michelle Wallis said. “They improved tremendously this weekend. As far as doubles, they were playing together; as far as fundamentals, […]

Portales boys dominate tennis opener

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PNT staff The Portales tennis team kicked off its season with a solid effort against a mixed bag of Clovis’ varsity and junior varsity squads on Monday at the Portales tennis complex. The Portales boys dominated, with Logan Brown, Matt Tucker, Kyle Adams, Davey Riser, Justin McCasland, and Walker Partin picking up wins as the […]

Tennis teams get set for Saturday

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer A lot of things have changed for the Portales tennis teams, but several things have not as the Lady Rams hope to take the next step. Last year’s state runnerup boasts the state’s No. 2 singles player, but will still adjust to a new roster and a completely different […]

Classic draws crowd

By Marc Schoder Tennis players young and old came out from around the Portales area to participate in the 35th annual Bill Wahlman Classic, an 11 bracket tennis tournament at Eastern New Mexico University Zia Tennis Courts. “We had 50 players come out from high school aged kids to 40-year-old adults,” said Hailey Radloff, one […]

Kelly, VanWettering named to honor roll

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Erica Kelly and Kristen VanWettering have qualified for the 2004-05 Lone Star Conference commissioner’s honor roll in women’s tennis. Kelly is a junior from Stockton, Calif., majoring in biology, and had a 3.25 cumulative grade point average entering the spring semester. VanWettering, a Portales High grad […]

Tennis team members earn third-place awards

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Even after she woke up on Thursday, Portales sophomore Morgan Erf knew she was due for another wake-up call later that morning. This one, however, wasn’t from the hotel front desk. It was, instead, from the preeminent girls prep player in the state over the last two years […]

Elida posts third home win

ELIDA — Tom Sullivan hit a three-run homer and Austin Shrock had a grand slam in Elida’s 10-run third, and the Tigers went on to beat the Texico junior varsity 16-6 on Thursday. Elida is now 3-9 for the season, but the Tigers are a perfect 3-0 at home. The game was called after 4 […]

Elida posts win over Texico JV

PNT Staff ELIDA — Tom Sullivan hit a three-run homer and Austin Shrock had a grand slam in Elida’s 10-run third, and the Tigers went on to beat the Texico junior varsity 16-6 on Thursday. Elida is now 3-9 for the season, but the Tigers are a perfect 3-0 at home. The game was called […]

Tough to talk about days in Santa Fe

By Bob Huber In case you haven’t noticed, the Legislature is firklytootling again up north, which brings to mind a political alert for all citizens of New Mexico: “Stay in the roundhouse, Nellie. The senator can’t corner you there.” I had occasion to spend several character-building years in that round building we call the state […]

Training camps in full force on Tuesday

By Tony Parra Tennis season for Portales High School is over, and now the students are becoming the teachers. Portales tennis coach Bill Wahlman is coordinating the annual city tennis league as one of two sport recreation activities offered through the city. There is also an arts/crafts recreation activity offered by the city, which begins […]

Girls tennis team perfect in district

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Freedom Newspapers The Portales girls tennis team wrapped up a perfect District 4-3A season, holding off New Mexico Military Institute 4-1 Monday at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Complex Monday . Portales (15-2) won two of three singles flights and both doubles flights. The matches were closer than the final score indicated, as Jessica Bulls and […]

Cameron beats Zia tennis squad

Freedom Newspapers Cameron University won five of six singles matches in straight sets Friday and the Lady Aggies handed Eastern New Mexico University a 7-2 loss in a women’s tennis dual matchup at Zia Tennis Complex. Senior Bethanie Nix posted the Zias’ only win in singles, a 6-1, 6-4 decision over Sandra Leigh-King. In doubles, […]

Zia tennis team drops pair over weekend

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis team took a pair of losses against quality competition over the weekend, losing to Abilene Christian 9-0 on Friday and to Hardin-Simmons 7-2 on Saturday. Both opponents are nationally ranked — ACU is 13th in NCAA Division II while Hardin-Simmons is 23rd in […]

Portales tennis teams finish third at Goddard

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Both Portales teams responded from a tough opening match, and each finished in third place at the Goddard Invitational tennis tournament, held Friday and Saturday by Goddard and Roswell High School. The tournament puts both Portales teams at 2-1 on the season heading into its home opener. PHS faces Caprock, Texas, […]

State champs begin new tennis season

Kevin Wilson The year is getting a lot busier for Portales High senior Hailey Quick, and that’s not even counting her responsibilities as a student. The 5-foot-2 1/2-inch Quick (“Gotta have the half-inch,” she said) is getting prepared for her final season of Portales tennis, as she and her teammates prepare to defend the Class […]

Portales youth prepares for national tournament

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By Kevin Wilson Kalee Haragan is still two years away from following in her sister’s footsteps with Portales High School tennis. For now, she’s making her own path. Haragan, 12, is competing this weekend in the Grand Prix Playoff in New Braunfels, Texas, a national tournament of the United States Professional Tennis Association. The tournament […]

New faces highlight Portales Open

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By Kevin Wilson Tennis, more than any other sport, is one where a small difference in skill makes a huge difference in the final score. So what happened on Saturday when a golfer making her Portales Open debut played players with decades of experience? For Cassidy Merrick, it was a chance to be a comedian. […]

Calendar, July 27

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]

Community Calendar July 15

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Tuesday Arts & Crafts — Taught by Carolyn […]