Rules would change if columnist in charge

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico A few years ago, I did a few pieces on how different a planet could be if I controlled the rules — a planet Kevin, based on the “Planet Charlie” standup routine of Charlie Viracola. Consider these rules of Planet Kevin, with explanations. More to come in the next […]

Hounds fall at 17th-ranked ACU

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Even in some seasons when it was struggling, Abilene Christian has been a thorn in Eastern New Mexico University’s side over the years. In 2007, though, the 17th-ranked Wildcats are for real. They proved it on Saturday night by piling up 551 total yards in rolling to a 45-20 […]

Hounds run over East Central

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — It was a matchup of ground game vs. air attack on Saturday night. Suffice it to say, the former dominated. Eastern New Mexico University compiled 488 yards on the ground, averaging nine yards a carry, and ran away from East Central 49-13 in a Lone Star Conference […]

United Way of Eastern New Mexico hosts breakfast kick-off in Portales

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Coffee and donuts are always a good way to start the day, and United Way of Eastern New Mexico volunteers are hoping it will be a good way to start their annual campaign as well. UWENM will have its fall kick-off in Portales from 7-9 a.m. today, with free […]

United Way celebrates start of fall campaign

Freedom Newspapers United Way of Eastern New Mexico officials are hoping to raise 9 percent more than last year’s goal of $482,005, or $525,385. “It’s a reasonable goal,” Executive Director Erinn Burch said, “but I’d like to blow it out of the water.” The organization will celebrate its fall fund-raiser campaign with events in Clovis […]

Lee, Rush pace North in six-man win

Freedom Newspapers RUIDOSO — Floyd’s Brad Lee returned a pass interception 20 yards for a touchdown Friday night to help the North All-Stars beat the South 67-36 in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association six-man all-star football game, played at Ruidoso High School. The North jumped out to a 43-20 halftime lead and coasted […]

Rams lose district opener, running back

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer BLACKWATER DRAW — By looking at their pre-district schedules and records, one could reason that Portales and Lovington’s football teams started their district seasons on even ground. After Friday’s 48-16 Lovington win, it seems the two have started on opposite paths in the Class 3A playoff race, and the […]

Season off to bad start for Floyd

Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent HOBBS — Longtime prep football coach Rafael Roybal was officially introduced to the world of six-man football on Saturday at the Southeastern Football Classic in Hobbs. And, well, it could have been nicer. Floyd, headed by Roybal, took it on the chin over and over and over as Tatum pounded the […]

Hounds trounced in opener

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Suffice it to say, Central Arkansas spoiled Mark Ribaudo’s head coaching debut at Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night. Senior quarterback Chris Reil threw for two touchdowns and 227 yards and senior tailback Kentrel Rogers rushed for 107 yards and a score as the Bears rolled to a 51-0 win over […]

La Cueva overpowers Wildcats in 5A final

By Rick White In a locker room filled with the low murmur of disappointment and teary-eyed teammates, Juan Gutierrez peeled off his purple jersey and shoulder pads for the final time. A sun-splashed afternoon that started with so much promise quickly dissolved into one of the most painful days of his young life. The heartache […]