Zias calm Savage Storm

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico A switch from man-to-man to a 2-3 zone worked wonders Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Southeastern Oklahoma struggled to find any outside shooting, and the Savage Storm went the final 8 1/2 minutes of the half without a point as ENMU notched a 67-55 […]

Portales Past

Jan. 4, 1961 • The Portales City Council officially adopted the State of New Mexico traffic code as the official code for the city. • Farmers were preparing to meet with a commodity expert from the New Mexico Farm Bureau to investigate growing sugar beets in the area. The Cuban crisis was cutting off traditional […]

Hounds edge Tigers

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter converted a backcourt steal into a layup with five seconds left Thursday night, capping Eastern New Mexico University’s rally from a 12-point deficit with under 14 minutes remaining for a 63-61 Lone Star Conference men’s victory over East Central at Greyhound Arena. Redman-Trotter scored a […]

Zias’ rally comes up short

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico The young Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was poised for a stunning comeback Thursday night. Then East Central senior Lacey Goldwire put the rally to rest, scoring a clinching basket from the lane with 20 seconds left to secure the Tigers’ 62-58 Lone Star Conference women’s crossover […]

Hounds claim third win

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior guard Marquis Ruffin scored a season-best 19 points and Eastern New Mexico University overcame a 10-point, first-half deficit to beat New Mexico Highlands 80-65 Monday night in men’s college basketball. ENMU (3-7), which snapped a six-game losing streak, had only seven players in uniform. But all seven […]

Students go a-caroling

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Leslie Roberts, left, gets to experience Christmas carolers from Steiner Elementary School up close as a portion of the youngsters crowds around her desk at Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative. The students and their teachers were making a tour of downtown businesses Monday afternoon. The first-graders, left to right are: Taylor Creekmore, Kara Young, Tyler Underhill, […]

Regis tops Hounds

Freedom New Mexico DENVER — Regis University shot 61 percent from the floor, including 75 percent after halftime, and the Rangers rolled to a 96-71 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men on Saturday night. Senior forward Jeremey Gibson posted career highs with 39 points and 15 rebounds for the Rangers (2-0), who opened their […]

Hounds pull to .500 on hoops season

Freedom New Mexico CASA BLANCA, N.M. — Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter bounced back from an off-night in Thursday’s season opener at Emporia State to compile team highs of 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists Saturday, helping Eastern New Mexico University beat Western New Mexico 78-72. The game was the second half of a doubleheader […]

Air guitar filled with purple haze

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor I realized lying awake one morning about 4:30 that I played the air guitar left-handed. Or maybe not. Since I couldn’t sleep I was thinking about column ideas and I recalled a story on handedness and how science was trying to figure out what makes you right- or left-handed. […]

Act should be reformed in non-election year

Editorial In what appears to be a desperate attempt to salvage some semblance of a legacy from a lame-duck period, President Bush indulged in a bit of political theater last week. He assembled a group of civil rights leaders at the White House and herded them into the Rose Garden to plead with Congress to […]

Educators respond to Richardson’s plan

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Presidential hopeful Gov. Bill Richardson revealed Thursday a $60 billion education plan to overhaul the national education system which nixes No Child Left Behind. Richardson said he would pay for the plan by cutting Cold War-era weapons systems and ending subsidies to private banks, and still have money left […]

Bailing out on duty never acceptable

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist This past week, I took a short vacation with my children and some relatives visiting from Italy. We headed to Disney World for one of the hottest and fun-filled weeks of our lives, and greeted Mickey, Pluto, Shrek and the many characters circulating the amusement parks. While I was gone, […]

Memories of love not soon forgotten

By Joan Clayton: Columnist It was a perfect Sunday afternoon for a drive in the country. As we passed familiar farms, I couldn’t help but notice the changes in peoples’ lives. Some occupants were now gone. Some were left without their mates. Others had simply moved away, leaving an abandoned house. I wondered what stories […]

Arr, maties

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Garrett Arington takes tickets from pirates, from left, Sabrina Rhoads, Ashley Roads and Jessica Pagle. The trio were at the Tower Twin Friday to see “Pirates of the Caribbean, At World’s End.”

Highlands Cowboys crush Greyhounds

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M — New Mexico Highlands had a run on the board before getting a hit on Tuesday against Eastern New Mexico University. That was certainly bad news for the Greyhounds. Once they started raking, the Cowboys pounded out 26 hits and rolled to a 24-5 rout in a non-conference clash. All […]

Hounds tear up East Central

ADA, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team spread the offensive wealth around on Sunday and completed a four-game Lone Star Conference crossover sweep of East Central. Three-run homers by Derrick Kennedy and Troy Vaughan helped stake the Greyhounds to a 10-0 lead en route to a 12-8 win in the opener. ENMU, […]

Hounds sweep East Central 14-7, twice

Freedom Newspapers ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team has struggled mightily over the past three weekends. On Saturday, the Greyhounds found somebody perhaps struggling a bit more than they were. Freshman catcher Paden Vendrely keyed a nine-run second in the opener with a grand slam and the Hounds, who came in having […]

Elida Tigers advance to semifinals

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers RIO RANCHO — For most of Wednesday’s Class 1A boys state quarterfinal game, Elida played more like the No. 1 seed than did top-seeded Cliff. The Tigers, competing in a state tournament for the first time since 1983, showed that they may have been underappreciated coming in at No. 8. […]

Tigers upset Dora

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor DORA — The Elida Tigers narrowly escaped Coyote Country with a victory Saturday night, but the win gave them their first district championship in more than a decade. In a game that was close and physical all the way, it literally came down to the last second before Elida […]

Hounds finish season with OT win over Tarleton State

Freedom Newspapers Junior guard Justin Redman-Trotter’s 3-pointer with nine seconds left — his only field goal of the night — forced overtime and Eastern New Mexico University’s men never trailed in the extra session in upending Tarleton State 77-74 on Saturday at Greyhound Arena in a Lone Star Conference South Division clash. The win ended […]