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 […]

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 visit Bloomfield in quarters

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Quarterback Chris Mosier and the Portales Rams play at Bloomfield today in the quarterfinal round of the state Class 3A football playoffs (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers With their first playoff win in three years already behind them, and the confidence that comes with it, the Portales Rams aim to […]

Rams rush by Ruidoso

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Portales junior quarterback Chris Mosier tries to avoid the tackle of Ruidoso senior Peter Zagone during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams grabbed the lead early, and rushed their way to a district-opening win Friday night […]

Turnovers hurt Rams in Roswell

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Portales junior Jacob Brady brings down Roswell High quarterback Colton Cisco iin the first half of Friday’s game at the Wool Bowl in Roswell. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) ROSWELL — The Portales coaching staff viewed Friday night’s game at Roswell High as an opportunity for the Ram defense to make a statement. Instead, the […]

Portales outlasts Tucumcari

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Tucumcari quarterback Matt Smith tries to escape Portales linebacker Taylor Teague in Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Portales held on to beat Tucumcari 7-6 in a defensive struggle Friday night at Greyhound Stadium in the Rams’ homecoming game. Minutes after a 55-yard […]

Slaton rolls over Portales

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Portales senior running back Eric Segovia scores in the third quarter of Friday’s 36-13 loss at Slaton, Texas. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks)SLATON, Texas — Slaton scored early and often and dominated the Portales Rams 36-13 Friday night in another By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers SLATON, Texas — Slaton scored early and often and dominated […]

Rams reach .500 mark

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers RATON — The Portales Rams gave first year head coach Andy Correll his first win as a Ram, as the Portales defense dominated the younger Raton Tigers (0-2) in Raton’s home opener, 13-0 Friday night. “I’m glad we got this, these kids deserve it,” Correll said. “I’m proud of our […]

Mules test Portales pass defense

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Portales senior Hunter Rackler catches the ball over Muleshoe junior Dusty Clayton Friday at Greyhound Stadium. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Mother Nature did what the Portales defense couldn’t do Friday night: Stop the Muleshoe aerial attack. With just under two minutes remaining in the first half, and […]

PREP FOOTBALL: New PHS coach feels at home

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Fort Sumner coach Dexter McDaniel, left, celebrates with an assistant coach after the Foxes beat Texico 14-7 to win the Class 1A state championship last November. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Andy Correll may be from Knox City, Texas, but he feels quite comfortable in Portales. A former assistant at Portales […]