52-year-old lines up against Greyhound football

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer At 52, Portales resident Jimmy Stratton thought he’d never have the opportunity to play football again. When he heard about the first annual Eastern New Mexico University alumni football game he wanted to play — but there was a slight misunderstanding. “I thought it was going to be alumni [...]

Former coach spurred alumni

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer A familiar face returned to the Greyhound Stadium sidelines Saturday for the first time in more than a year as coach of the Eastern New Mexico University football alumni team. After the game, a 28-20 loss for the alumni, former ENMU defensive coordinator and former Portales High School head [...]

Current Greyhounds defeat alumni

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Youth must be served, and Saturday afternoon the current Eastern New Mexico Greyhound gridders survived a scare at the hands of Greyhound alumni players 28-20 in the first annual ENMU alumni game at Greyhound Stadium. “It was a little closer than I expected,” ENMU head coach Mark Ribaudo said. [...]

ENMU football wraps spring practice

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With most of the evaluating process behind them, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo is hoping the Greyhounds can cap their spring workouts in style with Saturday’s 3 p.m. scrimmage against an alumni squad at Greyhound Stadium. Ribaudo said he’s hoping about 45 players are able to play [...]

Greyhound gridders begin spring practice

Freedom Newspapers There aren’t quite as many players as usual in Eastern New Mexico University’s spring football practices, but coach Mark Ribaudo said he’s happy with the way things are going. The Greyhounds, with 74 players on hand, are in the third of four weeks of spring drills. Rather than end the workouts with the [...]

College celebrates homecoming

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A circus atmosphere was prevalent as clowns, jugglers and circus-themed floats participated in the Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade Saturday in Portales. Floats were festooned with balloons and streamers in colors of red, yellow and blue. Spectators lined the street and children picked up candy thrown from the [...]

ENMU kicks off homecoming week

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer “Under the Big Top” is the theme for this year’s Eastern New Mexico University homecoming, set to kickoff on Monday. This will be the 68th year of homecoming at ENMU, said Janice Cowen, alumni affairs coordinator. Among Friday’s activities will be the dedication of the new KENW Broadcast Center [...]

ENMU kicks off fine arts season

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Culture, class, sophistication, and a little reminiscing are just a few of the things coming to the High Plains this fall as the arts and entertainment schedule hits its stride at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU kicked off it’s Fall 2006 Fine Arts Calendar with a piano recital on [...]

Local News Briefs Nov. 6

Group to sponsor forum on Iraq Friends for Democracy is sponsoring a forum about Iraq at 7 p.m. on Monday in the Sandia Room in the Campus Union Building on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. Dan Acheson-Brown of the Political Science Department and Doug Morris of the Education Department at ENMU will be presenters. [...]

ENMU set to honor traditions for annual homecoming

By Laurie Stone reparations are underway as Eastern New Mexico University prepares to celebrate its 66th homecoming. This year’s theme, “Spirit, Pride, Tradition” recognizes ENMU for its 70th year as a University. The week of events leads up to one of the biggest traditions for ENMU, the “Wagon Wheel” game against West Texas A&M. The [...]