Portales golfers set sights on state crown

PNT staff If how they practiced during the week means anything, coach Patrick Crowley believes the Portales Rams are ready to make a run at the Class 1-3A boys state golf tournament championship on Monday and Tuesday at UNM South in Albuquerque. Portales’ quintet of senior Matthew Parkey, junior Jefferson Powers and freshmen Donavin Sanchez, […]

Rams hold off Lovington, win district golf title

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer CLOVIS — The Portales High boys golf team has its goal directly in sight. The Rams didn’t exactly enjoy their best day of the season in Monday’s Class 1-3A District 3 tournament at Chaparral Country Club, but they had more than enough to take the team title. Now they’ve […]

PHS boys pull away for Leroy Gooch title

PNT staff RUIDOSO — Freshman Donavin Sanchez bounced back from a first-day 85 to shoot 34-38 — 72 on Tuesday, leading the Portales High boys golf squad to the small-school team title in the Leroy Gooch Invitational tournament. The Rams finished with a four-man score of 650 for 36 holes after shooting 315 on Tuesday […]

PHS girls represented by Hill, Kabrick on 3A all-state team

PNT staff Portales High seniors Morgan Hill and Megan Kabrick were first-team selections to the Associated Press Class 3A girls all-state basketball team, announced Saturday. Hill and Kabrick led the Lady Rams to their third state title in four years last month as Portales, seeded second, routed top-seeded Socorro 58-35 in the championship game at […]

Lady Rams capture Artesia tourney

PNT Staff ARTESIA — The Portales Lady Rams swept the top three divisions in singles on Friday and the top two in doubles on Saturday to capture the championship in the eight-team Artesia Invitational tennis tournament. Portales finished with 60 team points, with Artesia coming in second and Lovington placing third. In boys competition, New […]

Local roper wins national calf-roping title

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By Jesse Wolfersberger Since they couldn’t make it to the competition, J.D. Kibbe had to break the good news over the phone to his parents. “We were on pins and needles,” his mom, Karen Kibbe, said. “And at about 9:30, he called, and the first thing he said was, ‘Dad, I’m the champ.’” J.D. Kibbe […]

Kibbe retires with title at Des Moines

By Jesse Wolfersberger ALBUQUERQUE — It took until the final seconds of the championship game, but the magic finally ran out for the Logan Longhorns. Down by two with 1.9 seconds left in the game, Des Moines tried to inbound the ball, but Logan guard Josh Franco stole it just inside half court and threw […]

Floyd bringing 14 to state track meet

PNT Staff Floyd’s girls got closer to a Class 1A state championship than even they expected last year, losing by just three points to Fort Sumner. The Lady Broncos know winning a state title will be even tougher this year, so coach Sean Wootton wants his squad to just worry about itself. Cimarron, which dropped […]

Rams win district golf title

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — Portales’ consistency paid off in a District 4/1-3A golf championship on Tuesday at Lovington Country Club. With all five players shooting under 80, the Rams captured the boys team championship by one stroke over rival and host Lovington, finishing at 302 to 303 for the Wildcats. Seniors Dale Welch and Trevor […]

Portales girls squads enjoy success

By Dave Wagner Two highly successful girls programs, two almost completely different rosters. But the results have been remarkably similar. Portales High has enjoyed runs of three Class 3A state championships in four years — 2001, 2003 and 2004 — for both girls basketball and tennis. In 2002 the basketball team finished second at state, […]