Candidates draw for spot on ballot

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Christina Calloway Candidates for the Portales City Council March 6 election are wondering if their luck of the draw will have any effect on how their constituents will vote. Candidates drew numbers Friday at the city clerk’s office to determine where they would be placed on the ballot. “Well you can do just about anything [...]

Hounds drop season finale

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — It was another loss for Eastern New Mexico University’s football team. Yeah, it’s tough, ENMU coach Mark Ribaudo said, but not as tough as saying good-bye to his 12 seniors. The Greyhounds played hard, but dropped a season-ending 23-10 Lone Star Conference decision to Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday at Greyhound [...]

No. 8 Mustangs subdue Hounds 57-34

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — As it has done before this season, Eastern New Mexico University’s potent offense was able to match scores with a talented foe early. Facing their fourth consecutive ranked opponent, the Greyhounds did some good things Saturday against eighth-ranked Midwestern State, especially when they had the ball, [...]

No. 10 ACU storms past Hounds

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s killer stretch of games got off to a tough start Saturday. No. 10 Abilene Christian, the first of four consecutive ranked opponents for the Greyhounds, fell behind early, but rebounded quickly to pretty much dominate the rest of the way en route to a 36-7 Lone [...]

Hounds’ rally falls short

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Tarleton State football coach Cary Fowler sounded like his team had just lost. Actually, the Texans almost did. A last-second desperation pass into the end zone from Eastern New Mexico University backup quarterback Sawyer Cornelius bounced off the hands of receiver Darian Dale on a jump ball in the end [...]

Van of Enchantment to make local visit

The New Mexico Van of Enchantment mobile museum will be at the Eastern New Mexico University Blackwater Draw Archaeological site July 30-31, according to a news release. The van is free with admission to the site. The van will be at the site from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The Van of Enchantment’s [...]

ENMU briefs — June 8

Blackwater Draw hosting demonstration of prehistoric technology The Blackwater Draw National Landmark, operated by Eastern New Mexico University, is hosting “Technology of Prehistoric New Mexico” June 25-26 at Blackwater Draw, six miles north of Portales on N.M. 467. The event is free and open to the public. Activities include pottery demonstrations, cooking, hide-working, flint-knapping, Yucca [...]

ENMU backups look to give defensive help

Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — With several holes to fill on defense from last season, Eastern New Mexico University’s football team is hoping help may come from within. Defensive tackle Stephen Smith and strong safety Jason Serda, both from Albuquerque, may be able to plug a couple of those holes. Both players saw some duty [...]

Hounds rebuild secondary

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — With talented cornerbacks Rodney Mitchell and Tavius Bigelow and safety Tillman Stevens gone to graduation, Eastern New Mexico University will have a little different look in the secondary next fall. There are some experienced players returning, although in general the secondary will be relatively young. “Our young guys are progressing [...]

Hounds in need of first road win

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — With any success on the road, the Eastern New Mexico University football team would be playing for an outright Lone Star Conference North Division title this week. Instead, the Greyhounds (4-5, 3-2 North) hope to salvage a three-way share of the crown when they face Northeastern State (5-4, 4-1) in [...]