Gomez signs on to play for Garden City next year

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Kevin Wilson Roni Gomez went right from high school basketball to golf, helping her teammates win the Class 3A title on March 12 in Albuquerque and competing in a golf scrimmage three days later in Hobbs. Gomez went right back to basketball Wednesday, as she arrived back from the state golf meet in time to […]

Injuries give new Hound players opportunity

Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Several veterans are nursing injuries during Eastern New Mexico University’s spring football drills, but coach Bud Elliott and his staff aren’t too concerned. It just gives them more opportunity to look at less experienced players. The Greyhounds, who have been practicing for three weeks, had an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday morning […]

A changing of the guard for Portales

By Kevin Wilson A few coaches in Class 3A might take a trip down to Portales in May — you know, just to make sure Kassandra Richards, Roni Gomez and Erika Cook do indeed graduate from Portales High School. Portales’ four seniors, including Amy Archibeque, leave behind a run of back-to-back state titles, the second […]

Buzard named LSC South Coach of the year

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Dan Buzard was named the Lone Star Conference South Coach of the Year for leading the Zias to a surprising season in which they were tied for the division until the final week and more than doubled last year’s win total. Zia guard Heather Brown of Hereford was named the […]

Zias work (double) overtime for win

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By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University Zias aren’t about to go down easily. Down by 12 points with less than 13 minutes left in the second half, the Zias dug down to force overtime on a last-second baseline shot by freshman guard Heather Brown, then pulled away in the second overtime to beat […]

Zias improve to 6-2 in division play

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — There was no letdown Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. The Zias built a 14-point halftime lead and expanded it steadily the rest of the way in rolling to a 77-46 win over Texas Woman’s in Lone Star Conference South division play. Freshman guard Heather Brown […]

Hounds prepare for rematch with West Texas

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team is on a four-game winning streak that includes an 89-74 homecourt triumph over Lone Star Conference South Division rival West Texas A&M just five days ago. ENMU coach Shawn Scanlan knows the 6 p.m. (MST) rematch on Monday night against the Buffaloes at the WT […]

Hounds slip past Angelo State

By Dave Wagner Irshaun Pinckney struggled early trying to give Eastern New Mexico University’s offense some punch against Angelo State’s zone defense on Saturday, missing his first eight shots from the field and going scoreless in the first half. But he eventually found the range, going 5-for-8 over the final over the final 17 minutes […]

ENMU guard: a coach on the floor

Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior point guard Brent Cooper can think of no bigger assist than to pass along his knowledge of the game. A two-year starter and steadying influence for the Greyhounds, Cooper said he’d like to be able to coach someday, probably at the high school level. “I enjoy […]

Bill would benefit Cannon

Davis Arkin If Jose Campos gets his way, some big smiles will be seen on the personnel at Cannon Air Force Base. Campos, a House of Representative member whose district includes both Curry and Roosevelt counties, said on Monday afternoon that he is putting together legislation that could significantly benefit Cannon. The bill has not […]

Zia adjusts to different roles

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University freshman guard Heather Brown expected an adjustment to coming off the bench this season. She had been a starter most of her high school career. The adjustment didn’t last long as the 5-foot-7 Brown found herself thrust into starting lineup again six games ago in place of junior point […]

ENMU teams regroup after long road stretches

By Dave Wagner Considering they’ve been on the road for the most part, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams can’t be too displeased with the way things went during the first semester. That doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. The defending Lone Star Conference South Division champion ENMU men take a 6-3 record and […]

Zias’ basketball team prepares for new season

Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Players on this year’s Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball roster range from point guards playing shooting guard (and vice versa) to forwards playing center. They also come from as far as California and as close as Portales. Whether new or experienced, small or big, these Zias are bound together with […]

Green making smooth adjustment to Greyhounds

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By Kevin Wilson Just like Kennis Green the basketball player, Kennis Green the person is a challenge to categorize. The Eastern New Mexico University junior is a basketball player who raps, not the other way around. He’s got the size to play forward in the Lone Star Conference and the speed to play shooting guard, […]

ENMU guard described as smart, tough

Rick White Making adjustments is part of life and basketball. On the court, former Clovis High standout Irshaun Pinckney went from overpowering opponents in the paint to outsmarting them on the perimeter. Off the court, he’s changed his major but still values an education. Too small to play post at the college level and lacking […]

Unexpected mishaps overshadow the big city scene

Mike Linn I grew up in a city that harbors more than 1 million people, requires an hour to get from the southern end to the northern tip and has more scenes than a Star Wars trilogy. There’s the punk scene, the surfer “howly” scene, the hillbilly “darn wind too strong for squirrel huntin’ ” […]

Coast Guard adventures were less than thrilling

Bob Huber When I was a kid — a period that hung over my head willy-nilly until I was 60 — Don Winslow of the Coast Guard was an icon of American patriotism. During World War II he spent many colorful Saturday matinees chasing Nazi submarines off Catalina Island. I’ll bet you didn’t know the […]