Roosevelt wins tournament against American

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — The Roosevelt County All-Stars rode strong pitching and just enough hitting Saturday night to a 5-3 win over Clovis American in the championship game of the District 3 major bracket Little League tournament at Beachum Field. Third baseman Chet Chenault drove in three runs with a first-inning single and a […]

Rodeo a family affair for Sant siblings

By Kevin Wilson Rodeo has always been a family event for the Sant family. This week, they’ll have a chance to create the same atmosphere for the National High School Finals Rodeo. Dustan and Jaci Sant are two of the three members competing this week in Gillette, Wyo., site of the annual NHSFR. Dustan and […]

Former Greyhound transforms into successful sports management CEO

By Dave Wagner Former Eastern New Mexico University football player and golfer Steve Loy has carved out a successful career for himself in the sports world since his playing days. The 52-year-old Albuquerque native spent several years as a successful college coach and administrator, and now serves as managing partner/president and CEO of Gaylord Sports […]

Portales High girls win all-sport trophy

By Kevin Wilson For the second year in a row, Portales High School has won thei girls all-sport trophy for Class 3A. For the first year, they will have something to show for it. On Oct. 14, during the New Mexico Activities Associations’s annual meeting of schools, PHS will receive a plaque along with nine […]

Volleyball camp comes to Portales

By Kevin Wilson The Kenneth Livingston Gymnasium was a place that Megan Kabrick had never played in, and it is a place she’ll likely never play in again. Still, the Portales High School junior-to-be felt like she belonged. “It feels awesome,” Kabrick said. “It feels like I’m back home.” Kabrick is one of about 80 […]

Zias softball team announces new signings

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski has announced the signing of four players from Midland (Texas) College to national letters of intent. The players are Tina Witt, a catcher from Riverside, Calif.; Jessica Nocas, a second baseman/shortstop from Crestline, Calif.; Adina Taul, an outfielder from Placentia, Calif., and Rosemary […]

ENMU teams earn no respect

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — If their conference preseason polls are to be believed, Eastern New Mexico University’s soccer teams have their work cut out this fall. The second-year women’s program is projected to finish ninth in the 10-team Lone Star Conference race. The Zias were 3-12-2 last year in their inaugural campaign, […]

Lady Blues fight off elimination

By Eric Butler CLOVIS — On Saturday morning, first-round play of the state USSSA softball championships began at the Guy Leeder Softball Complex in Clovis. Those contests determined whether teams would be playing in “winners” or “losers” bracket games later that day in the double-elimination tournaments. But whether the night contests were by nature elimination […]

Roosevelt drops heartbreaker

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By Eric Butler CLOVIS — Tall compared to his fellow 11- and 12-year-olds in Friday’s game, Roosevelt County pitcher Ty Terry had a group of Clovis American hitters mostly in check. But the American All-Stars were able to scratch out a single run in the top of the sixth inning — the last frame under […]

ENMU cowboys pursuing different career paths

By Kevin Wilson A few weeks after impressive finishes at the College National Finals Rodeo, a pair of Eastern New Mexico University team members are working their own circuits. Royce Lynch, a senior-to-be for ENMU, is currently trying to get in as many rodeos as he can for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). “I’ve […]