Quarterbacks get chance to shine

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Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With projected starter Michael Benton away for personal reasons, everybody else in the Eastern New Mexico University quarterback chain moved up a notch for Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage at the ENMU practice field. That meant redshirt freshman Brandon Dominguez got significant work with the No. 1 unit. “I was a little nervous, […]

NMSU research facility field tests seeds for farmers

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The 164 acres feature alfalfa and wheat and other ordinary crops, including sunflowers that grow to an average person’s eye level. For some, the land represents a career; for others, a classroom. Many area farmers would say it’s an insurance policy they can’t afford to be without. The land, 15 […]

Roosevelt claims win in low-scoring affair

By Eric Butler CARLSBAD — When Roosevelt County’s Lathan Lieb came to bat in the first inning, it was a classic case of a pitcher getting a big chance to help his own cause — except it didn’t feel all that urgent at the time. Lieb did deliver an RBI infield hit for one run, […]

Cuba no match for Rams

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By Dave Wagner ALBUQUERQUE — The team bus was about the only thing that didn’t finish the job on Wednesday for the Portales Rams on Wednesday The Rams kept Cuba — and its boisterous fans — from getting any momentum, as they held high-scoring senior Michael Kilroy 15 points under his Class 3A-leading average and […]

Zias rally to beat Southwestern

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By Dave Wagner Trailing by 11 points with 16 1/2 minutes left, Eastern New Mexico University didn’t exactly have the Southwestern Oklahoma Lady Bulldogs right where they wanted them. Then the Zias went to a 2-3 zone defense, got Southwestern to cool off from the field and used a game-ending 14-2 run to pull out […]

Oct. 17 Faith Triumphant News

Football Saturday at Conqueror Field vs. San Jon, 2 p.m.; Oct. 29 at Conqueror Field vs. Midland Trinity, noon; Nov. 6th at Conqueror Field vs. Holy Cross, noon.   Film class The film class is currently working on their documentary on Roosevelt County. Please call the office if you might have any information pertaining to […]

Hounds hang on, beat WT

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Thanks to their ability to dodge a couple of late bullets, the “Wagon Wheel” is back in the possession of the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds after a one-year absence. ENMU rebounded from a lackluster first half Saturday to take the lead late in the third quarter, then held […]

PHS junior preparing for national track meet in Hawaii

By Dave Wagner Track season may be a long ways off for most athletes, but not for Portales High’s Amador Lujan. The junior was recently selected to participate in a national track & field meet at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, sponsored by TourneySport USA, in the 200-meter dash. The event is scheduled for […]

Hinson en route to top QB spot

By Dave Wagner Unless he gets hurt or something goes drastically wrong, senior Steven Hinson will be ENMU’s starting quarterback this fall for the second consecutive year. Elliott said after Saturday’s situational scrimmage at the ENMU practice facility that the real battle is for the No. 2 position. “Steven’s No. 1, (redshirt freshman) Michael Benton’s […]

May 9 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • There will be a Band Recital Monday at 6:30 p.m. • The School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. • Fourth-Grade Track will be in Elida on Tuesday. • The Athletic Banquet is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. • Academic Awards will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Field Trips Several classes have […]