Ex-Lady Ram helps guide Portales tennis team

By Kevin Wilson It appears the Portales girls tennis team won’t have to defend its state title without Kristen Van Wettering after all. Van Wettering, a freshman at Eastern New Mexico University, is working as an assistant coach under Bill Wahlman. It’s a chance to stay in the game for Van Wettering, who entertained the […]

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 looks for 2nd district road win

Tony Parra There’s no better way to start district play than a victory on the road and that’s exactly what the Rams did on Tuesday. The Rams won their 4-3A district opener against the Ruidoso Warriors, 55-54. Portales (6-11, 1-0) is tied with the New Mexico Military Institute Colts for first place in the district. […]

Dora boys to defend Class A title

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Tony Parra The Dora Coyotes lost several players from last season’s state championship team, and they’re comfortable with dropping below the radar of most teams this season. “We have a young group, but we’re not going to use that as an excuse,” Dora coach Ty Thatcher said. “We are thought of as the underdogs and […]

Portales basketball squads prep for season

By Kevin Wilson While one Portales basketball squad looks to repeat, the other hopes it can reload. Practices started Monday for the girls and boys squads at Portales High School. Both teams are currently waiting on significant portions of their rosters, and the first few days are being used as a foundation for the rest […]

Portales volleyball team wins district title

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By Kevin Wilson Volleyball is a game of momentum — enough momentum to decide whether Erika Cook has a championship-winning kill off the hands of Jesika Jameson, or if it’s the other way around. It’s a game of joy — enough joy that a quick set can make a sophomore lose track of the fact […]

FTCS volleyball team young yet confident

Tony Parra Youth takes serve this season for the Faith Triumphant Lady Conquerors with no upper classman on their varsity volleyball team. They do not have any seniors or juniors on their varsity team and have only one sophomore. Faith Triumphant has two freshman, who have to assume the leadership roles due to the lack […]

Floyd School News

Jennifer Essary Immunizations A reminder that students immunizations must be current by next Wednesday or they will not be allowed to attend school. There will be an immunization clinic on the on Tuesday. Parents must be present for a student to receive immunizations. Letters will be mailed to parents whose children’s immunizations are delinquent. Events […]

Rams change scrimmage plans

By Kevin Wilson Change is good. At least that’s how Glen Johnson sees it. The Portales Ram football team had an off day on Wednesday, but Johnson was at work to make some changes for this weekend’s scrimmage. Johnson didn’t like the prospect of having his team travel to Hobbs to play its junior varsity […]

Portales overpowers Clovis in tennis

By Kevin Wilson It was the question on everybody’s mind following Thursday night’s tennis matches: Why doesn’t Patricia Gallegos wear a hairtie? “I like to wear my lucky visor,” the Clovis sophomore and No. 1 singles player said of her hair habit and her 3-year-old Adidas visor, “and I dont like to wear a pony […]