Hounds win fifth straight

Dave Wagner CANYON, Texas — It took Jamaal Hunnicutt a while to settle down Monday night. Essentially playing in his hometown, the Eastern New Mexico University junior from Amarillo struggled with his offense, shooting just 2-of-11 from the field. But he put down 7-of-8 free throws in overtime, helping the Greyhounds nail down a 77-72 […]

Zias upset No. 8 Rambelles

By Kevin Wilson Tiana Bryant had a night to remember, and helped give Angelo State a night to forget. The sophomore post scored a season-high 13 points and played a pivotal role in defending the Rambelle’s Natalja Tsurbakova as the Eastern New Mexico University posted a 71-66 upset over Angelo State on Saturday in a […]

Elida rallies to defeat Farwell

Dave Wagner FARWELL — Elida struggled mightily in the first half, but coach Dan Howard knew the real Lady Tigers hadn’t shown up yet. Down 22-14 at the intermission, Elida tied the game with the first eight points when play resumed and then survived a physical battle down the stretch to edge host Farwell 47-45 […]

That old apple tree will surprise you every year

Bob Huber On the north side of our house, a scant five feet from our living room, stands a scraggly apple tree planted about the same time as the battle at Appomattox by a fun-loving previous owner. Each spring I prune it, because it likes to creep under the roof and change TV channels, and […]

ENMU ends season with 3 straight losses

Dave Wagner By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dave_wagner@link.freedom.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Even doubling the opposition in total yardage couldn’t save the struggling Eastern New Mexico University football team. Four turnovers, including two which set up 10 second-quarter points, were too much to overcome for the Greyhounds as Southwestern Oklahoma escaped with a 17-14 Lone […]

In a child’s adventure, dad ends up the hero

Bob Huber When Big War II broke out, every red-blooded American kid who believed in baseball, cowboys, and the American Way shouldered his Red Ryder BB gun in the relentless struggle against tyranny. The scenario involved the building of small forts hither and yon in the Colorado foothills so enemies of the free world could […]

Lady Rams clinch top seed

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By Kevin Wilson Two down, one to go. For the Portales volleyball team, it’s not one season. It’s three. There is the pre-district schedule, the district season, and there’s the playoffs. The Lady Rams ended season one with a 6-10 record last week and ended season two on Thursday with a 25-22, 27-25, 25-21 sweep […]

Greyhounds shut out Angelo State

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — With tough road games looming against Lone Star Conference South Division powers Midwestern State and Texas A&M-Kingsville, the Eastern New Mexico University football team figured it needed to regain some momentum. Rebounding from their first loss of the season last week at Abilene Christian, the Greyhounds pounded outmanned Angelo […]

Air Expo bogged down by weather

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Tony Parra The 2003 Air Expo Event never got off the ground Saturday because of high winds. National Weather Service officials said they had no official wind-speed recordings on Saturday, but local weather observers estimated sustained speeds at more than 40 mph. The winds caused the cancelation of all of the flour-bombing and spot landing […]

Coast Guard adventures were less than thrilling

Bob Huber When I was a kid — a period that hung over my head willy-nilly until I was 60 — Don Winslow of the Coast Guard was an icon of American patriotism. During World War II he spent many colorful Saturday matinees chasing Nazi submarines off Catalina Island. I’ll bet you didn’t know the […]