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 By David Norton    Sports    March 14, 2017

Rams hoping to build on 4A finals run

PORTALES - With basketball season at an end, the Portales baseball team is preparing to take the diamond for the first time in 2017, hoping to build off last year's Class 4A state runnerup finish....

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 12, 2017

Hope holds off Rams for 4A title

ALBUQUERQUE — What started out as a close-fought contest eventually spiraled into disappointment for Portales, as an off-shooting day helped top-seeded Hope Christian run away with the Class 4A cham...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 11, 2017

Portales boys reach 4A title game

ALBUQUERQUE — Behind its signature 1-3-1 zone and a dominant morning from Jeremie Karngbaye, the Portales boys basketball team is in its first state title game in 12 seasons. This time it's in 4A, w... Full story

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 11, 2017

Seventh heaven: Elida streak continues

ALBUQUERQUE — A familiar 1 vs. 2 battle turned into the extension of a very familiar theme. In their fifth meeting of the season between the Elida Tigers and Melrose Buffaloes, Elida took the one... Full story

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 10, 2017

State roundup: Melrose boys, both Texico teams eliminated

BERNALILLO — Despite a double-digit deficit, the No. 3 Melrose boys basketball team lost a close fought contest to No. 2 Maxwell Thursday night at Bernalillo High School, falling 68-50 to depart the...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 10, 2017

Melrose girls reach 1A title game

BERNALILLO — Melrose used big second and third quarters to push through to the Class 1A girls state championship game with a 41-27 over No. 2 Roy/Mosquero on Thursday. The third-seeded Lady Buffs...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 10, 2017

Elida reaches seventh-consecutive small-school title game

BERNALILLO — In convincing fashion, the Elida girls basketball team cruised to another Class 1A state tournament semifinals win over Hondo Valley on Thursday, beating the Lady Eagles 64-30. The win...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 8, 2017

Lady Rams turn back Moriarty 35-31

ALBUQUERQUE — Holding off a late run, the fourth-seeded Portales Lady Rams advanced to the state Class 4A semifinals on Tuesday with a 35-31 win over District 4-4A rival Moriarty at The Pit. Led by 10 points from sophomore Taylee Rippee, the Lady...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 7, 2017

ENMU women accorded sixth seed in regional

PORTALES — After capturing a share of the Lone Star Conference regular-season championship but losing in the quarterfinals of the LSC tournament, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team earned an at-large berth on Sunday to the...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 7, 2017

Lady Rams, Moriarty meet for fourth time

PORTALES — After a round-of-16 win over Pojoaque on Friday, the Portales High girls basketball team will take on a familiar foe today in the state Class 4A quarterfinals at The Pit on the campus of...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 5, 2017

Rams roll into 4A quarterfinals

PORTALES — The Portales boys basketball team used a 40-point first half to pull away from Shiprock Saturday night, advancing to the Class-4A quarterfinals with a 74-57 win. The Rams (23-4) really...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 4, 2017

Rams begin 4A title bid against No. 15 Shiprock

PORTALES — With a Class 4A state crown in mind, the Portales boys basketball team is preparing for the opening step tonight against Shiprock. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m. at the Ram Athletic Center against the 15th-seeded Chieftains to open the...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 4, 2017

Portales pummels Pojoaque in 4A first-rounder

PORTALES - With the game wrapped up by halftime, the Portales girls basketball team easily advanced past the Class 4A girls round of 16 by beating Pojoaque Valley, 75-37. The fourth-seeded Lady Rams...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 3, 2017

Portales set to host Pojoaque

PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams kick off their run for a Class 4A state title tonight, hosting No. 13 Pojoaque Valley at 6 p.m. today at the Ram Athletic Center. Despite the difference in their seeding, the fourth-seeded Lady Rams (16-10) and...

 
 By David Norton    Sports    March 1, 2017

ENMU women know target on their backs

PORTALES — The whistle blows, the coach yells, “Bring it in.” The balls are racked and the team meets for one final prayer at center court of Greyhound Arena before packing up for Allen, Texas. It’s not the final time on the Greyhound Arena...

 

PHS squads host in round of 16; Cats visit Cruces

PORTALES — The New Mexico state basketball tournament is here, and several area teams are hoping to compete for state titles. Some teams figure to have an easier path to the coveted title than others, but every team is aware it’s one-and-done...

 

Hounds' bid falls short

PORTALES — In what turned out to be a defensive showdown, the Eastern New Mexico men's basketball team fell to Texas A&M-Kingsville 53-51 in the Lone Star Conference and regular-season finale for...

 

Hounds earn split with Tarleton

PORTALES - The Eastern New Mexico University softball team used a four-run sixth to set up a victory in the opener of a Lone Star Conference doubleheader against Tarleton State on Friday at Greyhound...

 

Rams roll into 4-4A title game with win over Warriors

PORTALES — Despite a fierce road performance from Ruidoso, the Portales High boys basketball team managed to outlast its opponent, winning 63-56 Thursday night in the District 4-4A tournament...

 

Portales routs Ruidoso in 4-4A tourney opener

PORTALES — Even with a rough first half, the Portales girls basketball team managed to pull things together and put Ruidoso away for good, winning its first round of 4-4A tournament play Tuesday...

 

Lady Coyotes coast past Mountainair

DORA — In resounding fashion, the Dora girls basketball team won District 6-2A tournament opener on Monday night with a 61-21 thumping of Mountainair. The Lady Coyotes (18-9), seeded third in the...

 

Hope Christian tops Portales girls

PORTALES — Despite a strong opening quarter, the Portales High girls basketball team couldn't keep up with the high-powered offense of Hope Christian Tuesday night, ultimately losing 66-42. Led by...

 

Rams cruise by NMMI, 62-28

PORTALES — The Portales High basketball easily handled New Mexico Military Institute Tuesday night, 62-28, on its way to the team’s 20th win of the season. Led by Jeremie Karngbaye with 21 points,...

 

PHS honors Small, Lovato with ceremony

PORTALES - Portales High celebrated two of its finest on Thursday, holding a ceremony for football standout Trenton Small and ace pitcher Emilio Lovato after both recently signed with Eastern New...

 

ENMU holds off Texas Woman's to increase LSC lead

PORTALES - A strong opening quarter helped the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team stake out a large lead, which they'd need all of to survive a late comeback attempt by Texas...

 

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