Wildcats welcome Portales

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers 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 junior […]

Poor shooting gives Carlsbad win over Rams

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Portales senior Ethan Tucker goes up for two points against Carlsbad on Friday night at PHS. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullock) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers 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 […]

Lady Cats bounce back with rout

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — Clovis bounced back from a loss to top-ranked Sandia in the semifinals Saturday and beat Los Lunas 57-35 in the third-place game of the Mel Otero Invitational. A big second quarter gave the Lady Wildcats (5-1) a commanding position over Los Lunas (3-5). Clovis had only a […]

Rams beat Tucumcari for first victory

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Portales senior Hunter Rackler defends against Tucumcari’s Curtis Simpson during Friday’s game in Portales. The Rams defeated Tucumcari 40-26 to even their record for the season at 1-1. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Portales Rams used a spirited second quarter to take control of Friday night’s game […]

Robertson beats Rams to earn second straight Class 3A championship

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Portales coach Andy Correll comforts senior running back Eric Segovia during a 28-6 loss to Robertson in the Class 3A state championship game Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — A pair of sustained drives sandwiched a Portales miscue in the first half and the […]

Robertson repeats in Class 3A

The Associated Press PORTALES — Robertson won its second-straight Class 3A football championship Saturday, defeating Portales 28-6. “I don’t know about a dynasty. We’re just happy to be back-to-back state champs,” Robertson coach Chad Roanhaus said. “This year, we knew we had the team to win it, we just had to go out and play […]

Rams … or repeat?

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Portales head coach Andy Correll, far right, watches as defensive coordinator Mark McAfee puts the Ram defense through the paces Friday. The team was taking a light practice in its last workout of the season. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When the Portales Rams met Las Vegas Robertson in the […]

Rams advance to 3A title game

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Portales junior quarterback Chris Mosier escapes defenders while gaining 22 yards to the St. Michael’s 1-yard line late in Saturday’s Class 3A semifinal game in Santa Fe. (Freedom Newspapers: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — The Portales Rams unexpected ride through the Class 3A playoffs continues, all the way to the […]

Portales faces playoff-tested St. Michael’s

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Riding a three-game win streak, the Portales Rams are a game away from a Class 3A state championship game. Their mission is simple: beat third-seeded St. Michael’s on the road at 1 p.m. today in the state semifinals. “We’ve had a great week of practice,” Portales coach Andy Correll said. […]

Rams advance to Class 3A semis

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Bloomfield’s Austin Lutz (42) is chased down by a quarter of Portales defenders in Saturday’s Class 3A quarterfinal game. The Rams defeated Bloomfield 20-17 in double overtime. (Farmington Daily Times: Lucas Ian Coshene) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLOOMFIELD — Senior Ezekial (Zeke) Soto kicked the Portales Rams into the Class 3A state football semifinals […]