Lady Rams Sweep Artesia

Tony Parra The Portales Lady Rams started slowly but finished strong on their way to a 25-21, 25-23 and 25-17 sweep over Artesia in a non-district match Thursday night in Portales. Megan Kabrick led the Lady Rams with 12 kills and Kelly Parkey followed with 11. Kabrick had a strong first game when she pounded […]

Zia volleyball team rebounds

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team bounced back from a three-game sweep with a 30-24, 23-30, 28-30, 30-19, 15-11 win over Angelo State in a Lone Star Conference South Division match Saturday at San Angelo, Texas. Junior Anna Bellum collected 14 kills, 17 digs and four aces for the Zias (8-12, 3-2 […]

Rams go on the road to face Rockets

By Kevin Wilson With a road game coming up tonight against a Class 4A team, the Portales Rams already have the deck stacked against them. To keep a realistic chance to beat Goddard (7 p.m., 1450 KSEL-AM), the Rams realize they’ll have to keep the ball as well. Ram coach Glen Johnson has said throughout […]

Zias win home opener in five games

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By Kevin Wilson Anna Bellum led three Zias in double figures with 22 kills, and the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team staved off a late New Mexico Highlands comeback in a five-set victory Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. Eastern (4-7) got 17 kills from Emilie Rodman and 11 from Kelley McGinty in a 30-25, […]

Rams escape challenge from Raton

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By Kevin Wilson BLACKWATER DRAW — The Raton Tigers went for the biggest upset of the high school football season. They ended up with a moral victory instead. The host Portales Rams stayed perfect on the season when a two-point conversion from the visiting Tigers came up short in a 14-13 Ram win at Greyhound […]

Lady Rams pick up first win

By Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — Megan Kabrick and Kelly Parkey keyed a match-ending 5-0 run, and the Portales Lady Rams salvaged a seventh-place finish in the gold bracket at the Lady Wildcat Invitational on Saturday. Portales (1-3) slumped after a strong showing in pool play, but swept Artesia to claim its first win of the […]

Floyd teams earn first wins of season

PNT Staff The Floyd Broncos changed the outlook on the six-man football rankings on Saturday, blowing out No. 3 Mountainair 66-20 on the road. Senior Chance Chenault caught two touchdown passes from Jerrod Long, threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jason Martinez, and returned a kickoff for a touchdown in a surprisingly easy win […]

Clovis, Portales dominate state tournament

By Dave Wagner One could have almost called it the Clovis Invitational. Clovis-based teams came home with five championships in six divisions last weekend in the New Mexico USSSA youth slow-pitch state softball tournament in Alamogordo. In addition, the area took three second-place finishes, a third and a fourth. Overall, 17 of the 48 teams […]

Sickness hurts Roosevelt All-Star team

By Kevin Wilson With a 2 for 4 night, three RBIs and the go-ahead single, Iszac Valdez showed that the American All-Star pitchers weren’t causing him any trouble. Later on, strep throat was trouble for the Roosevelt catcher, and the ruling that ensued helped pave the way for an unusual 17-15 win for visiting American […]

Portales girls win state tennis championship

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales girls tennis team swept Ruidoso 5-0 on Saturday at the University of New Mexico on Saturday, capping its run through Class 1A-3A with the state title. The title is the third in school history and the second in the last three seasons for the Lady Rams, which […]

Gillilan, Morris win team roping

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — James Gillilan of Eastern New Mexico University combined with Josh Morris of West Texas A&M University to win team roping at the Tarleton State University Rodeo, held in Stephenville, Texas, Apri 24-26. With the win, the junior scored all 40 of ENMU’s points as the Greyhounds finished ninth in the […]

Lady Rams clinch playoff spot

PNT Staff The Portales High softball team didn’t get the sweep it wanted against District 4-3A rival St. Michael’s, but still clinched a playoff spot thanks to Friday’s split and the district champion Lovington Lady Wildcats. Portales (8-9, 6-4 district) lost 8-0 in Friday’s opener thanks to a four-hit shutout from Loretta Romero of St. […]