Rams test Ruidoso tonight in district football

PNT Staff Report The Portales Rams can take a big step toward their goal of defending their District 4-3A championship as they travel to play the Ruidoso Warriors tonight (7 p.m.) at the midway point of the Rams district schedule. “The records are over,” second-year Ram head coach Andy Correll said. “We’re 1-0 and that’s […]

Ram football begins district tonight

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer It’s true, the Rams have won just one game out of their first seven, but their goal from Day 1 has been to repeat as District 4-3A champions, and that mission begins this evening as the Rams three-game district schedule begins tonight at Roswell’s New Mexico Military Institute (7 […]

Greyhounds open season tonight

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers As a freshman at West Texas A&M in 2004, Jeremy Hibbler suffered through a 2-8 season. The following year, the Amarillo native led the Buffaloes in tackles from his strong safety position on a 10-2 squad that won the Lone Star Conference South Division championship and reached the NCAA Division […]

Girls take the court in state first-round

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer It’s ladies night in the New Mexico state basketball tournament with the Portales and Elida girls both hitting the court this evening in first-round play. As the top seed in the Class 3A brackets, the Lady Rams (15-9) host the 16th-seeded Cobre Lady Indians (12-13) at the Portales High […]

Hounds win, improve postseason chances

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers They still have work to do, but Eastern New Mexico University’s men took a big step on Wednesday in their bid to reach the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. Senior forward Donald Young scored a career-best 21 points off the bench on 8-of-10 shooting, leading five Greyhounds in double figures […]

Rams battle Wildcats tonight

PNT Staff Writer A clear front runner in the battle for the District 4-3A regular season title will emerge tonight, as the Portales Rams host the Lovington Wildcats at the Portales High School Gymnasium (7 p.m.) Both teams sit at 5-1 in district action with one game left to play. “The winner basically puts themselves […]

Artesia Bulldogs bite Rams

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Portales Ram coach Mark Gallegos knows if his team is to succeed this season, they’re going to have to give a better effort than they did Thursday night at home against Artesia. The Bulldogs sank nine 3-pointers and outscored the Rams 21-12 in the fourth period as Artesia won […]

Undefeated Wildcats host Rams

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer With several key players back from injury, Portales basketball coach Mark Gallegos wants to see if his Rams can deliver against a quality program. He’ll find out tonight as the Rams face the undefeated Clovis Wildcats at Rock Staubus Gym in Clovis. Clovis (6-0) features a three-guard lineup of […]

Poor shooting gives Carlsbad win over Rams

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer The Portales Rams missed their shots, and the Carlsbad Cavemen made theirs. Put together, the two facts resulted in a 62-36 blowout Friday night at Portales High School. Travis Nygren scored a game-high 13 and Jose Cruz Lopez added nine points for the Cavemen, who never trailed. Senior Skyler […]

Day Trip: Classic theater hosts holiday performances

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Nestled in the Depot District of Lubbock is the Cactus Theater. Starting life in 1938 as a motion picture theater, the facility was remodeled in 1993 and has since become a performance theater. “We now do live musical productions and plays,” said Tasha Starkey, Don Caldwell Productions administrative director. […]

Short-handed Rams open season tonight at Roswell High Coyotes

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Portales Rams basketball coach Mark Gallegos will have to wait a bit for his full squad. The reason — three Portales football players making the transition to basketball are injured, with two of them getting hurt in Saturday’s state football championship. The Rams open their season tonight at Roswell […]

Tree lighting, parade set for tonight

Freedom Newspapers Seventy small dancers clad in green and red elf costumes will perform on Main Street tonight in downtown Clovis. The performance will kick off the city’s 2006 Christmas Lights Parade. The theme for this year’s parade, which begins at 5:30 p.m., is “A Downtown Christmas.” According to Clovis MainStreet executive director Robyne Beaubien, […]

Lady Broncos move forward

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Floyd Lady Broncos left Melrose seeing shades of gray and white Wednesday in the second round of the District 3-1A volleyball tournament, thanks to the play of junior Rachel White and sophomore Kelsi Gray. Floyd defeated the Lady Buffs 25-8, 25-20, 25-17. The third-seeded Lady Broncos travel to […]

Rams ready for Ruidoso

By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer Nevermind that this is Andy Correll’s first season as head football coach at Portales. Or that the Rams are entering district play this week with a junior quarterback having thrown four interceptions last week in a 25-0 loss at Roswell High. Put all that aside for a moment. If […]

Goddard rides big first half to beat Portales

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Mickey Winfield, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Goddard Rockets jumped out to a 21-7 halftime lead behind a strong running game, and held off a late Portales rally en route to a 21-13 win Friday at Greyhound Stadium. Despite the loss, Portales head coach Andy Correll said the Rams (1-3) played well, especially against […]

Lady Ram opener tonight

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Lady Ram volleyball team begins their quest for a fifth state championship in seven years tonight as they travel to Hobbs for their 2006 season opener. Portales hits the court with most of their defending class 3A state championship team intact. “We only lost two seniors to […]

Portales Rams set to host Warriors in district championship

By Jesse Wolfersberger By coming out on top of the three-way tie for first place in District 4-3A, the Portales boys basketball team greatly improved its chances of winning the district tournament for a second consecutive season. First of all, Portales was able to sit back and wait while third-seeded Ruidoso beat New Mexico Military […]

Ram teams hitting the road

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Whether it’s the boys or the girls, whether district play starts this week or next, both Portales teams have the same philosophy with their pre-district schedules. A loss against Class 5A Clovis is better than an easy win against just about anybody else. It’s the reason why the Portales […]

ENMU hoops teams open seasons

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Shawn Scanlan hopes to learn a few things about his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team in tonight’s season opener at Lubbock Christian. LCU coach and Melrose native John Copeland is probably in the same boat. The teams collide at the Chaparrals’ Rip Griffin Center in a 6 p.m. […]

9-15 Local Briefs

Udall aide to hold office hours A staff member of U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours in Portales next week. Peter Wells will be available to meet with area residents at Portales City Hall from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Anyone wishing to make an appointment may call 763-7616. Anyone […]