Rams’ rally past Bloomfield in 3A quarterfinals

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Rams, seeded fifth in the Class 3A state baseball tournament, thought they were a better team than fourth seed Bloomfield, and in Wednesday’s quarterfinals, they proved it. The Rams erased a 7-3 deficit after three innings and rallied for an 8-7 win at La Cueva High School, advancing to […]

Portales falls short in title game

By Eric Butler: Freedom correspondent FARMINGTON — Portales’ softball team had been having its merry way against opposing pitching in its first three games while the Rams advanced to the Class 3A title game for the first time in school history. All that hitting, running, sliding and, most importantly, scoring came to an abrupt end […]

Rams produce solid showing

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Tyler Anderson has quietly provided a significant boost for the Portales boys track team this season. The junior, who transferred from Elida in the fall after finishing second in last year’s Class 1A state 100 meters, scored 10 points in three events on Saturday to help the […]

Lady Rams reach first state title game

By Eric Butler: Freedom correspondent FARMINGTON — One step away from a softball state championship was pretty foreign territory indeed for Portales and Santa Fe Indian School on Friday night. But, after quarterfinal victories earlier in the day at the Class 3A tournament in Farmington, the Rams and Lady Braves were poised to make some […]

Portales pair picks up state titles

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Portales’ Brandon McAfee runs a leg in the 1600 medley relay at the state track meet Friday in Albuquerque. The Rams failed to advanced to today’s finals. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s Jordan Roehl didn’t give herself much in the way of style points in Friday’s […]

Rams romp in mismatch

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson Portales senior Phillip Danbom makes contact on a second-inning at-bat during Friday’s Class 3A regional game at Ram Field in Portales. Portales defeated Tohatchi 26-0. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers The Portales pitchers were perfect Friday afternoon — and the Ram hitters weren’t far behind. Portales’ offense erupted for 22 runs […]

Lady Rams fall in finals

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales High girls tennis team edged St. Michael’s 5-4 in the state team Class 1A-3A semifinals on Saturday before losing in the title match to Bosque 9-0. “I thought we were a little intimidated going into Bosque; I thought we could have done better,” Lady Rams coach Michelle Wallis said. […]

Split enough to give Rams district title

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — Portales needed a split to win the District 4-3A title. After coming up on the short end of a 43-run slugfest in the opener, the Rams rode the steady pitching of senior right-hander Phillip Danbom to a 13-5 win over Ruidoso Friday in the nightcap to wrap up the district title. […]

PHS squads win, advance to state semis

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Portales’ squads swept into the semifinals of the state Class 1A-3A team tennis competition with victories on Friday at Academy High School. The Portales boys, seeded fifth, upended Sandia Prep 6-3 while the second-seeded Lady Rams advanced with an 8-1 trouncing of Cobre. Brothers Walker and Skyler Partin won in straight […]

PHS squads post district team tennis titles

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Portales junior Tessa Bryant prepares to serve against Lovington’s Rebecca Frazier. Bryant won 6-3, 6-3 to help the Lady Rams claim their third straight District 4-3A team tennis title. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Portales High’s tennis teams claimed District 4-3A team championships on Friday at the Eastern New […]