Wood frontrunner for Greyhound starting job

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By Jared Tucker: PNT staff writer Wes Wood has gone from backup to the heir apparent at Eastern New Mexico University in a little more than a year. Wood, who led Muleshoe to the school’s only state football championship in 2008, has been called the frontrunner to replace J.J. Harp following spring drills, according to […]

Officials say exercise enhances learning

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By Linda Long: PNT correspondent Jumping jacks met geography Monday. Approximately 70 physical education teachers from around the state participated in a special exercise workshop hosted by Eastern New Mexico University Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education Matthew Martin. Martin wanted to demonstrate that exercise enhances learning in spelling, math, science, reading, and any […]

ENMU rallies to salvage split

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Freedom New Mexico Senior right fielder Ethan Wagner, hitless for the day to that point, doubled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning Saturday and Eastern New Mexico University edged Central Oklahoma 8-7 to salvage a split of their Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Bronchos won the opener 10-7. Both […]

Friday morning briefing: Beautiful weather today, parent-teacher conferences coming

Welcome to Friday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing. Today’s going to be sunny, with weather.com reporting no chance of precipitation and a high of 79. Golfing for Greyhounds The Third Annual Greyhound Football Golf Scramble for Eastern New Mexico University is set to begin at 9 a.m. April 24 at the Clovis Municipal Golf Course. […]

2/10 ENMU/Tarleton State basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men Tarleton State (17-5, 5-2 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (8-13, 3-4), 8 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: Both teams lost on Saturday — ENMU at West Texas A&M 67-49 and Tarleton at No. 7 Midwestern State 72-69. Of note: Tarleton was off to a 5-0 […]

1-23 ENMU-Midwestern State basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men Midwestern State (15-1, 1-1 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (7-10, 2-1), 8 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds lost at Tarleton State 76-36 on Wednesday, while the Mustangs routed West Texas A&M 90-69 at Wichita Falls, Texas. Notes: Tarleton’s defensive effort Wednesday marked the […]

Zias at New Mexico Highlands capsule

ENMU (3-6) at New Mexico Highlands (5-2), 7 p.m. at Las Vegas, N.M. Radio: none. Last outing: The Zias overcame a 16-point deficit with less than 16 minutes left to beat Southwestern Oklahoma 73-70 on Monday and complete the sweep of a two-game Lone Star Conference crossover road trip. Notes: The Cowgirls, who upended the […]

ENMU-East Central basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (4-2) vs. East Central (1-2), 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds erased a 19-point, first-half deficit to lead briefly down the stretch, but lost 67-63 to Southeastern Oklahoma in a crossover game at Greyhound Arena. ECU […]

11-25 ENMU men’s basketball capsule

Freedom New Mexico ENMU (2-1) vs. Western State (2-1), 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds led wire-to-wire, jumping out to a 19-3 lead in the first eight minutes, and dominated previously unbeaten Lubbock Christian 69-54 on Tuesday night in Lubbock. Notes: ENMU leads the all-time series with the […]

Greyhound mascots to live in campus apartments

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Eastern New Mexico University’s pair of live mascots will live in a campus apartment with two students and be cared for in the Agriculture Building during the week days. According to a university news release, the greyhounds stay with “Hound Families” when the student caretakers go out of town. […]

Press Release: ENMU adopting rescued greyhounds

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is adopting two rescued former racing Greyhound dogs, from the New Mexico Greyhound Connection, as its official animal mascots.

ENMU kicks off hoops season with Midnight Madness

kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com Eastern New Mexico University basketball coaches are hoping a pair of turnarounds start when the clock hits midnight tonight. That time marks Midnight Madness, the first practice allowed for college basketball squads. The Zia and Greyhound squads will hold a public practice, preceded by an 11:15 p.m. pep rally at Greyhound Arena. The Zias […]

Southwestern tops Zias

Freedom New Mexico It looked like a match that Eastern New Mexico University, mired in a long Lone Star Conference losing streak, could win. Unfortunately for the Zias, Southwestern Oklahoma was having none of it. The Mustangs, mired in their own seven-match losing streak, fought off ENMU challenges in each of the first two games […]

Sophomore Handler adds size, depth to Hounds’ receiving corp

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Homecoming time is upon Eastern New Mexico University, as those with Greyhound ties come back and feel at one with the football team. It’s almost that way for sophomore Matt Handler — except he’s on the roster. As Angelo State comes to Greyhound Stadium, Handler gets to put on […]

Permian Basin avenges loss to Zias

Freedom New Mexico Texas-Permian Basin avenged a home loss last week to Eastern New Mexico University, edging the Zias 25-22, 27-25, 19-25, 25-20 Tuesday night in non-conference volleyball at Greyhound Arena. Alex Genung had 12 kills and Heather Sanchez added 11 for the Falcons (7-11), who led all the way in the fourth game after […]

University introduces new basketball coach

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Andrew Helton on Tuesday stood in front of a crowd at Greyhound Arena. He can’t wait for the next time. “To see these game lights on gets my juices flowing,” said Hleton, introduced as the new men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University. “I wish we were playing […]

Helton chosen as next Greyhound basketball coach

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Andrew Helton has been named the 11th coach in the history of men’s basketball at Eastern New Mexico University. Currently an assistant at Division-I South Alabama, Helton will be introduced in a 9 a.m. Tuesday press conference at Greyhound Arena. The Division-II school, a member of the Lone Star […]

Hounds defense dominates at Green-Silver scrimmage

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico As the saying goes, defense wins championships. For Eastern New Mexico University, it was more than enough to win a scrimmage. A veteran Greyhound defense showed experience mattered as it ran up a 42-3 halftime lead, and settled for a 57-51 win in the team’s Green-Silver Scrimmage after a […]

ENMU class bringing ‘Vegas’ to Portales

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer An Eastern New Mexico University communications class is staging a McVegas night to benefit Ronald McDonald House charities. The event is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hounds, Zias lose in season finales

Freedom New Mexico Ean Wagner scored 26 points, and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with :50 left in overtime, as Abilene Christian outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 71-65 in a Lone Star Conference matchup Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. Dante Adams scored 14 and Cameron Holson 13 for the Wildcats, who staved off a late Greyhound rally. […]