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