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 By David Norton    Sports    May 23, 2017

Rams' Lovato to play for team in Colorado

PORTALES — Continuing his path to the next level in baseball, Portales High's Emilio Lovato will join the Boulder Collegians this summer as a member of the team's pitching staff. After leading Rams...

 By David Norton    Sports    May 14, 2017

Rams beat Hope Christian to claim 4A baseball title

ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High and District 4-4A rival Hope Christian ended the season 2-2 in baseball matchups, but the Rams got the one that counted the most on Saturday. PHS handed the Huskies a...

 By David Norton    Sports    May 13, 2017

Rams return to 4A finals

ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High's seniors came up big on Friday, especially late, helping the Rams advance to a second straight Class 4A state baseball championship game with a 4-3 comeback win over...

 By David Norton    Sports    May 11, 2017

Softball deals Ruidoso loss, Portales baseball ready for Warriors

ALBUQUERQUE — The No. 2 Portales baseball team will take on No. 7 Ruidoso today in the second round of the Class 4A state tournament, the two teams' fourth and final meeting of the season. Along with No. 1 Hope Christian and No. 8 New Mexico...

 By David Norton    Sports    May 7, 2017

Rams advance to state quarterfinals

PORTALES — In a classic pitching duel, Josiah Lucero and the No. 2 Portales baseball team got the better of No. 15 Santa Fe Indian, completing a best-of-3 series sweep and advancing to the next...

 By David Norton    Sports    May 6, 2017

Rams roll to victory in series opener

PORTALES - It took several innings, but the Portales baseball team finally started connecting from the plate and turned in a dominating shutout performance against Santa Fe Indian Friday during the...

 By David Norton    Sports    May 5, 2017

Lady Rams beat Moriarty twice

PORTALES — The Portales softball team continued its dominance through District 4-4A play, sweeping Moriarty in a doubleheader Thursday, 10-6 and 6-2. Wendy Baeza had another strong day from the...

 By David Norton    Sports    May 2, 2017

Texico outlasts Portales

PORTALES — Texico High’s baseball team managed to hold on to an early lead to pick up the win over Portales 8-5 on Monday at Ram Field in the teams’ final game of the regular season. Going up 2-0 after the first inning, Texico managed to score...

 By David Norton    Sports    April 29, 2017

WT flexes muscles in sweep of Hounds

PORTALES — Seventh-ranked West Texas A&M flexed its muscles on Friday. Despite a strong wind blowing in, the Lady Buffs pounded seven home runs and handed Eastern New Mexico University 15-1 and 7-2...

 By David Norton    Sports    April 26, 2017

Lady Rams notch victory over Clovis

PORTALES — Behind an early barrage on offense and a strong outing from freshman pitcher Wendy Baeza, the Portales High softball team defeated Clovis High 8-1 on Tuesday at Wheeler Park. The Lady Ram...

 By David Norton    Sports    April 16, 2017

Cats notch needed sweep

CLOVIS — The Clovis High baseball team picked up a much-needed sweep Saturday afternoon, taking a District 2-6A doubleheader from Santa Fe High by scores of 5-4 and 8-4 at Bell Park. Junior Sebastia... Full story

 By David Norton    Sports    April 15, 2017

Silver capitalizes for 14-0 win in ENMU spring game

PORTALES — After a scoreless first half in Friday’s ENMU Green & Silver spring football game at Greyhound Stadium, it was the Silver team making the biggest plays after the intermission on its...

 By David Norton    Sports    April 14, 2017

Rams blank Pintos in series opener 5-0

PORTALES — Behind the arm of Emilio Lovato and his season-high 13 strikeouts, the Portales High baseball team cruised to a 5-0 District 4-4A win over Moriarty on Thursday night at Ram Field. Lovato...

 By David Norton    Sports    April 9, 2017

Rams, Huskies split pair

PORTALES - In a rollercoaster of a weekend, the Portales High baseball team took just one of three games from Hope Christian during their three-game District 4-4A series at Ram Field. After dropping F...

 By David Norton    Sports    April 8, 2017

Foster sets pole vault record in Love/George meet

PORTALES — Clovis High's Burgin Foster not only managed to break his own school record in pole vault at Portales High's George/Love Invitational track meet on Friday, but he now owns the distinction of being this year's top vaulter in New Mexico....

 By David Norton    Sports    April 7, 2017

Stadium gets first run for George/Love Invite

PORTALES — Greyhound Stadium will host its first track meet today as Portales High is putting on the annual George/Love Invitational. The meet, which will feature Portales and 13 other teams, will...

 By David Norton    Sports    April 6, 2017

Rams rally for win in error-laden game

PORTALES — Despite only recording four hits, the Portales baseball team held on to pull off a 7-6 comeback win over Lovington Tuesday night. The Wildcats (3-11) didn’t fare any better from the field, recording only three hits all night. Both...

 By David Norton    Sports    April 2, 2017

Eldorado sweeps Cats in baseball

CLOVIS — Despite strong performances from the mound, the Clovis High baseball team struggled defensively on its way to a District 2-6A-opening sweep by Eldorado on Saturday at Bell Park. The... Full story

 By David Norton    Sports    March 31, 2017

PHS notches sweep against Lady Dons

PORTALES — It wasn't a pretty affair, but the Lady Rams still managed to pull out the win over West Las Vegas Thursday afternoon during Game 1 of the team's doubleheader at Wheeler Park. Lady Rams...

 By David Norton    Sports    March 29, 2017

Rams top Roswell in doubleheader

PORTALES — The Portales High baseball team continued its winning ways on Tuesday, carrying the success the Rams had over the weekend on to a 3-2, eight-inning win over Roswell High in the opener of...

 By David Norton    Sports    March 26, 2017

Rams sweep own tournament

PORTALES — The Portales baseball team received a big boost in confidence this weekend, sweeping its home tournament with games against Robertson, West Las Vegas and Sandia Prep. Starting Friday...

 By David Norton    Sports    March 19, 2017

PHS track squads ready to roll

PORTALES — Looking to build on the success of last year, the Portales track and field team is ready to hit the track after months of preparation. Starting off the season at Hobbs on Thursday, the coaches and team are practically bursting with...

 By David Norton    Sports    March 19, 2017

Portales gets split in opening doubleheader

PORTALES — In its first games of the season, the Portales High softball team posted a split with Robertson on Saturday, rallying to take the first game 7-6 in eight innings before dropping the...

 By David Norton    Sports    March 17, 2017

Lady Rams seeking another run to state

PORTALES - After a somewhat shocking and abrupt end to the 2016 season, the Portales High softball team is ready to take the field again. Waiting for their full complement of players to join the...

 By David Norton    Sports    March 15, 2017

Cats hand Rams 10-0 setback

CLOVIS — The Clovis High baseball team walked away with a with a run-rule win over Portales on Tuesday night, beating the Rams 10-0 in six innings at Bell Park. While the Wildcats improved to 6-3... Full story


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