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Ram girls improve to 7-0

PORTALES - Fresh off of winning the Santa Fe Capital City Tournament last weekend, the Portales Rams girls basketball team came in with a tough task against previously-undefeated West Las Vegas....

 

Treys help Rams bury Santa Rosa

PORTALES - The Rams used 12 3-pointers and a 17-2 second quarter run to breeze past Santa Rosa, 85-48, in Saturday's boys basketball showdown. Portales made 50% of its 3-point opportunities, while...

 

Delk doesn't need a hand

ELIDA - Unlike other basketball players, Elida junior forward Teigan Delk grabs rebounds with one hand, instead of two, and for good reason - he can't. Delk was born with half of his right arm...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    December 7, 2017

Practice makes perfect

PORTALES — Basketball legend Allen Iverson once mocked a reporter’s question about practice by saying, “We talkin’ about practice, man. Not a game, practice.” For the Portales boys basketball team, however, practice made perfect in the...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    December 7, 2017

Teams to battle for top spot

ELIDA — Sixteen teams will compete in this weekend’s Elida Tiger Invitational Basketball Tournament, which runs today through Saturday. Eight boys and eight girls teams will compete to win their respective brackets, in what is considered to be...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    December 6, 2017

Portales boys get first win of season

PORTALES — Basketball legend Allen Iverson once mocked a reporter’s question about practice by saying, “We talkin’ about practice, man. Not a game, practice.” For the Portales High boys basketball team, however, practice made perfect in...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    December 3, 2017

Floyd boys seek state tournament return

FLOYD — A season ago, coach Steve Foust’s Floyd Broncos boys basketball team advanced to the Class 1A quarterfinals. His Broncos managed to win 15 games overall, and accomplished a 7-4 record in a fierce district. Fast forward to 2017-18, and...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    December 3, 2017

Cold shooting buries ENMU women against WT

PORTALES — The Greyhounds went 0-for-13 from the field in the first quarter of Saturday's Lone Star Conference women's basketball game against West Texas A&M — resulting in just one point in the...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    December 3, 2017

Texico cruises past Portales behind big night from Phipps

PORTALES — Texico's Nathan Phipps was just too much for the Portales Rams to handle in Saturday night's boys basketball showdown. The 6-foot-5 big man scored 25 points to lead his Wolverines to a...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    December 2, 2017

Hounds fall to defending LSC champion Falcons

PORTALES — A day late and a dollar short. That old adage may be a good way to describe Eastern New Mexico’s Lone Star Conference men’s basketball home opener Thursday night. The Greyhounds rallied to tie UT-Permian Basin at 57-all, only to...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    December 1, 2017

ENMU women fall to UTPB

PORTALES — The UT-Permian Basin Falcons played spoilers to what was supposed to be a special night for the Greyhounds' women's basketball team. The Falcons built a double-digit lead, early in the...

 

Dora seeks improvement

DORA — Building a program as a first-year coach can be tough, but luckily for veteran coach John Wootton, he’ll be inheriting a Dora Coyotes team that won 20 games a season ago. The former 12-year coach of Fort Sumner — along with stops at Maxw...

 

Rams aim for blue trophy

PORTALES — When a team goes from a state semifinal appearance one year, to a state title game appearance the next, the next logical step is to win it all, right? For the Portales boys basketball tea...

 

Rams top Muleshoe in opener

PORTALES — The Rams avoided a late Muleshoe rally in their girls basketball season opener Tuesday night, and came out with a 48-43 victory at the Ram Athletic Center. Portales (1-0) led by as many as 14 at one point in the fourth quarter, only to...

 

Portales girls basketball team looks for more consistency

PORTALES — The 2016-17 Portales girls basketball team was supposed to be in a rebuild, after losing several seniors from the year before — and returning little experience — in the process. But somehow, the Rams managed to make a run to the 4A...

 

Robertson tops Rams in 4A semifinals

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Robertson High Cardinals pulled out all the stops Saturday to net a 20-14 Class 4A semifinal win over Portales. The Cardinals, playing Portales for the first time since losing...

 

Portales football team looks to earn semifinal spot

PORTALES — A year ago, the Portales High Rams took down the Robertson Cardinals, 43-14, to capture the New Mexico 4A state crown. This year, if the Rams (10-1) want to get back to the 4A title...

 

Muleshoe, Farwell, Bovina in playoffs Friday night

PORTALES — Three nearby Texas schools all won their first round “Bi-District” playoff matchups to advance to the next round of the state’s UIL State Championship playoffs. The three schools — Muleshoe, Farwell and Bovina, will all compete...

 

Rams in semifinals for third-straight year

PORTALES — The postseason is certainly the best time to be playing your best football of the year, and the defending 4A state champion Portales Rams are proving just that. The Rams drubbed the Taos...

 

Rams return to begin 4A state title defense

PORTALES — It's playoff time in New Mexico, and the Portales Rams are fresh after a first round bye. The Rams' road to defending their 4A state title continues in the quarterfinals tonight against...

 

Melrose set for next challenge against Tatum

MELROSE — The NMAA state football playoffs are in full-swing, as three area teams — Melrose, Portales and Clovis, will look to extend their seasons by another week. Melrose is seeking a fourth-consecutive Eight-Man state title, and the ninth...

 

Texas playoffs start for area teams

The Texas state football playoffs begin this week, as three nearby Texas schools — Bovina, Farwell and Muleshoe, will all look to extend their season another week. Farwell will host its first round bi-district while Muleshoe and Bovina will both...

 

Hounds hoping to pull LSC volleyball upset

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Greyhound volleyball team has overcome the obvious growing pains of youth and inexperience during its 2017 campaign to qualify for this year’s Lone Star Conference Tournament. The No. 8 Greyhounds (12-18, 9-11 LS...

 

Melrose sweeps Elida for 1A volleyball title

RIO RANCHO — To be the best, you have to beat the best. On Saturday night, the Melrose Buffaloes proved that old adage to be true, knocking off a Goliath of sorts in Elida, for the Class 1A state...

 

Texico wins fourth-straight 3A volleyball title

RIO RANCHO — For the fourth year in a row — and eighth time under head coach Kristen Scanlan, the Texico Wolverines are state champions. Texico won yet another 3A state volleyball title at the 201...

 

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