Greyhound hoops squad set to begin

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams are scheduled to begin practice at 7 p.m. today, the earliest starting time possible, at Greyhound Arena. Shawn Scanlan begins his sixth season as the men’s head coach while women’s coach Dan Buzard, who sat out last year with a cancerous brain tumor, returns for what will […]

PHS seniors take next step

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By Kevin Wilson Mark Gore’s trip to Greyhound Arena was just a few miles from his cottage at the Baptist Children’s home. What led him to the building, however, is part of a journey that has covered 18 years, two continents, thousands of miles and countless memories. The most recent memory was his graduation from […]

Hounds sweep St. Mary’s

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By Kevin Wilson Brett Scherer had a week to remember, and his teammates pitched well enough Saturday to wrap it up on a solid note. Scherer and the middle of the Greyhound order went 6-for-10 with seven RBIs, and Eastern New Mexico beat St. Mary’s 14-5 to cap off a doubleheader sweep at Greyhound Field. […]

Falcon freed

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Mike Linn A small falcon trapped in the press box at Greyhound Arena gave biologist Tony Gennaro a frightened stare as he tried to coax it to safety on Wednesday afternoon. Talking gently to the bird as if it were a scared 6-month-old child, Gennaro was able to corner and catch the male American Kestrel […]

EPAC Schedule

Freedom Newspapers Boys Wednesday’s games At Texico High School Game 10: Floyd 60, Grady 48 Game 12: Texico 79 vs. Dora 45 Thursday’s games At Texico High School Game 15: Logan 69, Elida 44 Game 16: San Jon 69, House 56 Game 18: Grady 56, Dora 48 Friday’s games At Greyhound Arena Game 20: House […]

Football games ends in surprise

Kevin Wilson In his bestseller “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” Mitch Albom wrote that every end is just a beginning, only we don’t know it at the time. On Sept. 15, 1984, in Ada, Okla., East Central thought it had the ending on a rout against visiting Eastern New Mexico University. A Kenny […]

Greyhound mascot needs a replacement

Bob Huber It’s Christmas time again, and I’ve found a unique gift for my favorite college student. I’m providing her with a new mascot for her university. I’ll bet your favorite students are tired of jokes about their mascot too. You see, my student’s athletic teams are the “Greyhounds,” a bony, bald canine suitable only […]

Carpenter adjusting to college basketball

By Kevin Wilson Matt Carpenter used to step on the Greyhound Arena floor as part of an annual tradition called the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference basketball tournament. Now he steps on the court as part of a daily routine called practice. It’s one of many transitions the Dora native and Eastern New Mexico University freshman […]

Hinson standing tall as ENMU quarterback

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By Kevin Wilson Angelo State could have had Steven Hinson as its starting quarterback for this Saturday’s game. The Eastern New Mexico junior wouldn’t mind showing them that it should have. Hinson, in his first year as the Greyhound starting quarterback, has made up what he lacks in size with scary speed and a big […]

Greyhound Sound hits four-year peak in membership

By Tony Parra The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound Sound is peaking at a four-year high of members. Dustin Seifert, ENMU band director, said the increase in members should yield some top-notch performances during game days this fall. “The students have been performing well during practices,” Seifert said. “They are eager to perform and talented. […]

Fireworks take over night sky

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Janet Bresenham Royce Montgomery, 10, sat on the hill outside Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena watching Friday night’s fireworks display. His words painted a vivid picture of the crowd’s reactions to the colors and sounds. “Gee. Hey, cool. I like those ones,” Royce said to his friends, after the fireworks show began at 9 […]

Fireworks to light up city

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Mike Linn A bang of bright fireworks will light up the Portales sky at tonight’s annual show in the field adjacent to Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. The demonstration will begin at dusk and include a dazzling orchestra of 1,016 brightly colored fireworks in a 30-minute window, according to officials at the Roosevelt County […]