ENMU’s Squire earns provisional qualification for NCAA Division II track

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Bill Squire earned a provisional qualification for the NCAA Division II track and field championships in the hammer throw on Saturday, tossing it 180 feet, 8 inches for second place in the Texas Tech Invitational. Squire also placed fourth in shot put (51-8 1/2), seventh […]

ENMU dance team takes top prize

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University dance team claimed first place in the Division II hip hop competition at the Cheerleaders of America cheer and dance championships, held Sunday in Dallas. Team members include Shawnae Prior, Alexis Richards, Chelsea Lawrence, Kameron Knight, Yun “Betty” Xu, Kacey Shakoto, Kamarine Trujillo and Jessica Anaya. The […]

Hounds’ Mitchell earns first-team All-America

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico junior cornerback Rodney Mitchell has been selected to the first-team defense of the NCAA Division II Don Hansen 2009 Football Gazette All-America team. Mitchell, from Sarasota, Fla., was one of three Lone Star Conference first-team selections. He tied for seventh in Divison II last season with seven interceptions, good […]

PJHS student wins county spelling bee for second time

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Hard work and study paid off for the winners of Saturday’s annual Roosevelt County Spelling Bee at Eastern New Mexico University. A dozen Roosevelt County students competed in the event. Winners included Portales Junior High School seventh-grader Mathew Sanchez, 12, who competed in the senior division, and Floyd Elementary […]

Zias beat MSU, end South losing streak

Freedom New Mexico Midwestern turnovers became Zias points, a warddrobe full of promo T-shirts blasted from the school’s air cannons and Eastern New Mexico University’s fans were celebrating well ahead of the Zias’ victory lap with the Greyhound Arena crowd. Lone Star Conference South wins haven’t been commonplace for the Zias, but they hope Saturday […]

Record-breaking Greyhounds QB dismissed from team

Freedom New Mexico Record-breaking sophomore quarterback Eastern New Mexico University J.J. Harp has been dismissed from the football team, according to Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo. Ribaudo declined to discuss the reason Harp was dismissed. He said he was let go Tuesday. ENMU sports information director Adam Pitterman said Harp was dismissed for violating university policy. […]

Hounds no match for Division I Cougars

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico PROVO, Utah — The Brigham Young men’s basketball team is pushing for a spot in college basketball’s Top 25, and the Cougars did little to hurt their chances Saturday night. Reserve Michael Loyd Jr. scored a game-high 17 points, leading four players in double figures as the Cougars rolled […]

Hounds, Zias face difficult tests in return to action

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Saturday will easily be one of the most challenging days in the history of Eastern New Mexico University basketball. The Greyhounds and Zias have games against opponents that are a combined 25-2, as the men travel to Provo, Utah to face Division I Brigham Young and the women host […]

Midwestern routs Hounds in division finale

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Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Midwestern State pulled away with 23 points in the final 13 minutes Saturday night and the Mustangs handed Eastern New Mexico University a 50-17 loss in a Lone Star Conference South Division football game at Greyhound Stadium. Midwestern (8-2, 3-2 South), ranked 13th in NCAA Division II, took the […]

Oct. 21, 1962

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the Portales High School band was judged first in the A division during the Eastern New Mexico Homecoming parade. First in the Class AA group was the Clovis band. Farwell, Texas, won the Class B division, and Marshall Junior High Band from Clovis won its group.

Hounds face No. 2 ACU

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Division II’s top-ranked offense clashes against Division II’s second-ranked team. It’s just another day in the Lone Star Conference South Division, as Eastern New Mexico University heads to Abilene Christian on Saturday in the division opener for both teams. ACU is one of four teams in the LSC South […]

New building proposed for Clovis MVD office

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The state Motor Vehicle Division is looking for a new place to park in eastern New Mexico. Rick Homans, secretary of Taxation and Revenue, announced Friday the state will be building a new Motor Vehicle Division office in Clovis. He also hinted a new facility may be in the […]

ENMU’s Harris places 14th in NCAA Division II triple jump

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Kyle Harris placed 14th in NCAA Division II national triple jump track and field competition on Saturday night at Angelo State University. Harris went 45-7 1/4 inches, bettering his mark of 45-0 1/2 in the 2007 national meet in Charlotte, N.C. Harris, from […]

MVD looking online for better customer service

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By Argen Duncan: PNT staff writer Long waits and frustrating automated call systems with the state Motor Vehicle Division could be on their way out, according to the state official overseeing the division. Secretary of the Taxation and Revenue Department Rick Homans was in Portales on Wednesday to explain plans to put many MVD functions […]

Group seeks out veterans

Freedom New Mexico The 82nd Airborne Division Association Inc. is trying to locate veterans who have served in the division in the past 66 years. The association aims to record those veterans’ stories. Anyone who served in the division is invited to contact the association. Combat is not a requirement. Contact: Shirley Gossett at 937-898-5977, […]

Economic opulence not entitlement

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist As I drive to work in the morning, I pass a community college. For years now I have been struck by its opulence. This facility looks like a palace built for pharaohs, not a supplementary educational institution helping people with a few under-division college courses each term. California […]

Web portal necessity for state MVD

Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico Publisher Ray Sullivan discussed Web portals in his column in Friday’s PNT. This is Rick Homans’ counterpiece. When an individual comes to the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) to apply for a driver’s license or a vehicle registration, we ask that person to entrust us with a lot of personal and […]

Hounds, Zias end frustrating seasons

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico As they prepare to wind down painful seasons tonight, both Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams can point to games that got away during 0-11 runs though the Lone Star Conference South Division. The Greyhounds and Zias get their final crack at division success when they host Abilene Christian […]

Feb. 20, 1962

Locally raised James H. Smith was honored with a cash award for “sustained superior performance” by the Air Force Systems Space Division at Edwards AFB, Calif.,

Feb. 14 ENMU basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico MenMidwestern State (17-6, 6-2) at ENMU (4-19, 0-8)When: 8 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.On the Net: www.enmusports.comNotes: The Mustangs, tied for the South lead with Texas A&M-Kingsville, have won 14 of 16 after beating West Texas A&M 85-75 on Wednesday in Wichita […]