Hounds add six more for football

Freedom New Mexico Clovis High defensive tackle Kenny Betts is among six players — five New Mexico high school athletes and a junior college transfer — who have signed national letters of intent play football next season at Eastern New Mexico University, joining 14 who committed last week on national signing day. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound […]

My turn: Cowboys loyalty part of childhood

Since I grew up in legendary Cowboys quarterback “Dandy” Don Meredith’s hometown of Mt. Vernon, Texas, and hauled hay for his parents, it is illegal for me not to be a Cowboys fan. As a youngster, I rode 100 miles to a Dallas-Green Bay pre-season game at the Cotton Bowl with my father and his […]

Press release: Lynn adds talent for 2012 football season

PORTALES, N.M. — Since taking over as head football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, about a month and a half ago, Josh Lynn and his staff have been relentless in their attempts to add talent to their roster, signing a number of skilled athletes to National Letters of Intent. In addition to a number […]

Hounds face UIW in ‘football festival’

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s football team, along with the rest of the Lone Star Conference, will get to experience “Jerry’s House” next season. The LSC, which hosted three games last September at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, has expanded its “Football Festival” to two days with all nine football schools participating. ENMU will […]

Press release: Ex-Hound signs with Europe League

Former Eastern New Mexico University football standout, Tillman Stevens has signed to play for the Vienna Vikings of the European Football League. Stevens played for the Greyhounds from 2007-2011 and made 283 tackles and 12 interceptions. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to continue my career as a football player and I am really looking forward […]

Hounds name new football coach

Former Eastern New Mexico University player and graduate assistant Josh Lynn plans to hit the ground running in his new position as the school’s football coach. Lynn, who will turn 33 on Dec. 23, was named ENMU’s 15th head coach on Monday, replacing Mark Ribaudo. “I think Eastern New Mexico is a good place, and […]

Press release: ENMU narrows football coach search to three

PORTALES, N.M. — After an extensive search, Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced the three finalists for the position of Greyhound head football coach. Josh Lynn (NMMI), Jack Welsh (Copperas Cove) and Jeff Woodruff (UTEP) have been named as finalists, with all three bringing plenty of quality accomplishments to the […]

Approximately 60 apply for Hounds football job

Freedom New Mexico ENMU athletic director Jeff Geiser said the school hopes to have its head football coaching position filled by the end of next week. Mark Ribaudo resigned Nov. 15 upon request after seven losing seasons as Greyhounds head coach. Geiser said Monday the school has approximately 60 applicants, with a wide range of […]

Sandlot football Tebow’s forte

My team’s quarterback is making me crazy. Yeah, I have been Bronco fan since before Elway migrated east from Stanford. While there have been a few magical stretches at Mile High over the years we’ve had our dark seasons — kinda like the way this one started. I was resigned at the first of the […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 18

Area Santa Rosa 48, Texico 13 Muleshoe 43, Goldey 27 Bovina 34, Vega 26

Wednesday morning briefing: Water meeting, wizards and football time

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday morning briefing. Water meeting: The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will meet 10 a.m. Thursday at the Yam Theater in Portales. It is the first meeting since the announcement that Ute Water Project Manager Scott Verhines was named the next state engineer. The meeting […]

Leave football decisions on field

I’ve had the pleasure, and occasional frustration, of covering youth sports over the last decade or so. I’ve discovered one guarantee — adults will somehow screw it up. Fortunately, a district judge was there to stop the latest example. Here’s a quick summary. In its District 4-5A finale, the Atrisco Heritage Jaguars defeated St. PIux […]

ENMU parts ways with football coach Ribaudo

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Dave Wagner Mark Ribaudo’s 15-year run at Eastern New Mexico University is over. The school said in a release on Tuesday that it had “requested and received” Ribaudo’s resignation after seven seasons as ENMU’s head football coach. Athletic director Jeff Geiser said the school would like to have a coach in place by Dec. 1, […]

Friday morning briefing: Ribbon cutting and football coming

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday morning briefing.

Portales team headed for national youth football tournament

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Alisa Boswell A team of Portales fifth- and sixth-graders are gearing up to compete in the Nationals Youth Football Championships. “We heard of it through Sammy Herrera, a league director in Texas,” Portales City League coach Kory Webb said. “He got with me and let me know what was going on. I signed my team […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 4

Area Ruidoso 33, Portales 19 6-man playoff semifinals Clovis Christian 71, Hondo 18 Lake Arthur 58, Dora 32 Texas Springlake-Earth 20, Farwell 19 Bovina 41, Nazareth 3 Muleshoe 42, Chldress 15 New Mexico Artesia 59, Roswell 7 Aztec 54, Bloomfield 14 Carlsbad 50, Hobbs 0 Goddard 48, Lovington 0 Grants 55, Belen 20 Hot Springs […]

Plenty of room for classics to return to TV

Kevin Wilson During a football game last weekend, I couldn’t help but be happy with what I heard on the sideline. It wasn’t some coach yelling about effort, or the crowd complaining about all the calls that were benefiting the team already significantly behind. Nope, it was the waterboys during halftime, talking about this great […]

LSC football update, Oct. 31

Freedom New Mexico Standings All Times MDT

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 28

Area Clovis 42, Hobbs 7 Texico 23, Clayton 0 Fort Sumner 24, Jal 8 Melrose 48, Tatum 18 Texas Bovina 40, Sudan 7 Muleshoe 54, Amarillo River Road 7 New Mexico Albuquerque Academy 54, Santa Fe Indian 0 Artesia 48, EP Cathedral, Texas 3 Atrisco Heritage 32, Del Norte 14 Aztec 50, Kirtland Central 0 […]

LSC football update – Oct. 24

LONE STAR CONFERENCE All Times MDT