ENMU’s Poku nominated for ‘Good Works’ team

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been nominated for the 2010 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team, based on performance on the field and community contributions off it. Poku, from Murphy, Texas, was among the leaders in receptions and yards receiving in NCAA Division II last […]

ENMU announces awards

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University athletic director Jeff Geiser announced recipients of the Bench Club Member of the Year, Zia/Hound, and Corporate Partner of the Year awards. Steve Harmon was selected as the Bench Club Member of the Year, while Patrice Caldwell was chosen as for the Zia/Hound Award. Plateau Wireless was named […]

Players sought for kickball tourney

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Recreation Center is taking registration for a co-ed kickball tournament on July 3. The tournament is open to all ages. Also, registration for the youth leagues of tackle football, flag football and soccer begins July 12. Information and registration: Rec center at 356-8598 or Michael Doerr at 505-577-0700.

Clovis to host semipro football exhibition

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Anybody needing a summer football fix can get it tonight at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis High is hosting an exhibition semipro game between the Rio Rancho-based New Mexico Crush and the Lubbock-based West Texas Outlaws, scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. start. Admission is free to elementary school children, senior citizens […]

Miranda rights worth defending

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico How many times does Lucy get to pull the football away? For the umpteenth time, Sen. Joe Lieberman is proposing something that’s ridiculously harmful to our way of life, and Democrats are open to compromising with him because he’s with them on everything except the war (and other things […]

ENMU briefs — April 28

Homecoming Changed The date for Homecoming week has been changed to Sept. 20-25. The football game is set for 2 p.m. Sept. 25 against Texas A&M-Commerce.

Hank Baskett signs with Philly

Freedom New Mexico Clovis native and pro football wide receiver Hank Baskett is a Philadelphia Eagle once again. The Eagles announced signing Baskett early Friday. “I’m glad we had a chance to get Hank back in Philadelphia,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a written statement. “Not only has he proven himself to be a […]

Baskett beats odds

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Of the approximate 100,000 youngsters who play high school football every year, only 215 of them will make an National Football League roster. Then, assuming things are equal in the NFL — and they’re not— a player on any NFL roster has a 1 in 16 chance to be […]

Hounds football recruit profiles

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES, N.M.- After assaulting the team and NCAA record book in the 2009 season, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of 19 new Greyhounds to National Letters of Intent, to bolster the ENMU lineup for the 2010 season as Eastern makes the transition to the Lone […]

Hounds focus on size

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com With an offense that helped score a school-record 374 points, Eastern New Mexico University’s speed was never in doubt. With a 19-recruit signing day Wednesday, coach Mark Ribaudo is hoping he’s taken care of some size demands. “For this pass protection, you […]

Hounds looking for line help

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is hoping to sign 15 to 20 prospects today, the first day players can sign a letter of intent to play college football. Among them will be Portales’ running back Jesus Davalos, who looked at the University of New Mexico briefly before making the hometown […]

ENMU football schedule set for 2010

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s 2010 football schedule has been announced as the Greyhounds prepare to move from the Lone Star Conference’s South Division into the North Division for the first time. The Hounds, who went 3-8 overall and 0-6 in the South in 2008, will have six home games, beginning with the […]

Three Hounds make all-region football team

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University junior cornerback Rodney Mitchell was a first-team defense selection on Don Hansen’s 2009 Football Gazette All-Super Region Four squad. Greyhounds earning second-team honors were sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp and junior linebacker Nathan Uland. Mitchell tied for seventh in Division II and first in the Lone Star Conference South […]

Texas Tech fires football coach Leach

The Associated Press LUBBOCK — Texas Tech fired coach Mike Leach on Wednesday, just two days after he was suspended by the school as it investigated his treatment of a player with a concussion. The school handed a termination letter to Leach’s attorney, Ted Liggett, just minutes before the two sides were to appear in […]

Hounds close season against first-year Cardinals

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Incarnate Word has had an inaugural football season worth remembering. Eastern New Mexico, meanwhile, is looking to cap off a season with both forgettable and unforgettable accomplishments. “We want to get the victory, and we want to play well,” Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo said of Saturday’s 6 p.m. season […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 6

District 4-5A Clovis 30, Hobbs 0 District 4-3A Albuquerque Academy 63, Portales 35 State playoffs Class 2A Dexter 48, Tucumcari 17 8-manMelrose 94, Gateway Christian 12 6-man Hondo 55, San Jon 8 TexasFarwell 1, Anton 0, forfeit Bovina 55, White Deer 31Muleshoe 28, Friona 21 Go to www.enmvarsity.com for game stories, photos and video highlights

Friday prep football scoreboard — Oct. 30

Class 5A Clovis 42, Carlsbad 7 Class 3A Lovington 64, Portales 14 Class 2A Santa Rosa 53, Tucumcari 7 Texico 28, Estancia 24 Class 1A Fort Sumner 54, Mescalero 14 8-man Clovis Christian 26, Logan 22 6-man Elida 65, Dora 18 San Jon 42, Vaughn 12 Texas Farwell 36, Morton 7 Bovina 21, Vega 7 […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 23

Class 3A Portales 54, Ruidoso 39 Class 2A Texico 26, Tucumcari 7 Class 1A Hagerman 56, Fort Sumner 0 8-man Melrose 62, Logan 6 Clovis Christian 54, Floyd 8 6-man Hondo 68, Elida 20 Texas Farwell 35, Smyer 6 Bovina 63, Claude 0 Muleshoe 34, Childress 26 Go to www.enmvarsity.com for game stories and photos.

Felt good to watch the old guy win

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist It all came down to Monday Night football and I choked. This past week was the first time I was a real contender to win the weekly office football pool. After Sunday’s games I was tied with one other guy and we had picked on each side of the Green […]

Friday prep football scoreboard — Oct. 9

Class 5A Clovis 26, Eldorado 14 Class 2A Tucumcari 21, Dexter 20 Class 1A Fort Sumner 19, Jal 18 8-man Melrose 64, Mountainair 8 Springer 12, Floyd 8 Logan 90, Valley Chrisitan 14 6-man Elida 59, House 12 Hondo 36, Dora 0 Texas Nazareth 43, Bovina 42 Muleshoe 46, Floydada 14 Go to enmvarsity.com for […]