Three Oklahoma schools prepare to leave LSC

Staff and wire reports Eastern New Mexico University is taking a wait-and-see attitude on the possibility of three Oklahoma schools — and perhaps all five — leaving the Lone Star Conference. Nine Division II schools in Arkansas and Oklahoma announced plans Tuesday to apply to the NCAA for permission to create a new conference. Arkansas-Monticello, […]

Conference: Three Oklahoma schools leaving LSC

The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — The Lone Star Conference says three of its Oklahoma members plan to withdraw from the NCAA Division II league. Conference commissioner Stan Wagnon says the Richardson, Texas-based league has been notified that East Central University in Ada, Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant and Southwestern Oklahoma State in Weatherford […]

ENMU weighing options on Lone Star Conference

Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble raised concerns Saturday about the future of the athletic conference ENMU competes in with Texas and Oklahoma schools. During ENMU’s Board of Regents meeting in Portales, Gamble said the Lone Star Conference is “unraveling before our eyes,” and said the university may soon have to hunt for a […]

Portales past: June 24, 1955

June 24, 1955: Two Oklahoma City men, bicycling their way to California in search of work, passed through eastern New Mexico. One of the men said they’d been averaging 120 miles per day, riding from dawn to dusk.

Hounds take series with 8-0 victory

Freedom New Mexico Senior right-hander Russell Campbell pitched an abbreviated one-hit shutout and Eastern New Mexico University roughed up Central Oklahoma 8-0 on Sunday at Greyhound Field, taking its third win in the four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. The contest, scheduled for nine innings, was delayed for an hour by lightning after the first […]

Oklahoma Lane holds many stories

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist If you don’t know where Oklahoma Lane is, then you’re a newcomer! Yes, that’s right, if you don’t know where Oklahoma Lane is, then you’re a newcomer. Located about six miles east of Farwell, this farming community has generated some “hard to believe, but true” tales. Here are a few […]

Hounds split with Southwestern

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University split a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader with Southwestern Oklahoma on Friday, beating Southwestern Oklahoma 18-13 in the first game before losing the nightcap 15-3. The teams begin the weekend locked in a battle for sixth place in the conference, with the top six teams advancing to the […]

Homer in 12th lifts Zias to win

Freedom New Mexico OKLAHOMA CITY — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team managed only one win in three games on Saturday at Del City High School, but it was one to remember. Senior Kristen Cruickshank belted a go-ahead, three-run homer in the top of the 12th inning to lift the Zias to a 13-9 […]

Zias earn split with Central Oklahoma

Freedom New Mexico EDMOND, Okla. — Senior right-hander Kimberly Crouse pitched five shutout innings and went 3-for-4 with two RBIs Friday, helping Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team blank previously unbeaten Central Oklahoma 4-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Bronchos (7-1) came back for a 3-1 win in the nightcap. The LSC […]

ENMU at Central Okla. basketball preview capsules

Men ENMU (5-7) at Central Oklahoma (9-4), 7 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at Edmond, Okla. Radio: none. Hounds’ last outing: The Greyhounds lost to Fort Lewis 82-59 on Monday at Greyhound Arena, their sixth setback in the last seven games. Notes: Central Oklahoma is coming off an 89-73 thumping of […]

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 […]

Software glitch delays GI payments

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Amanda Collier started college last August armed with a certificate of eligibility to use Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits that her dad, a Coast Guardsman of 22 years, had earned and transferred to her. Next week Amanda will take final exams for her first semester at the University of Central Oklahoma. […]

Southeastern Oklahoma holds off Hounds

Freedom New Mexico Senior center William Slones’ dunk with 3:06 left erased Eastern New Mexico University’s only lead of the night and Southeastern Oklahoma went on to a 67-63 men’s Lone Star Conference crossover victory over the Greyhounds on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. The Savage Storm (3-3), winning for the third time in a […]

Central Oklahoma snaps Zia soccer streak

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Central Oklahoma crashed the net, and steamrolled a pair of Eastern New Mexico streaks in the process. Katleyn Cropp scored off a deflected pass in the first half for the first goal against the Zias in nearly 500 minutes, and the Bronchos exploded for three goals in the first […]

Hounds rout Southwestern Oklahoma

Freedom New Mexico WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp threw for three touchdowns and nearly 500 yards Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University beat Southwestern Oklahoma 45-7 in a Lone Star Conference crossover football game. Harp, who set an NCAA Division II record with 78 passes and threw for 513 yards in a […]

Arrest made in 2007 kidnapping of Oklahoma girl

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The wife of a Canyon, Texas, man accused of kidnapping a 10-year-old Oklahoma girl and dropping her off in Clovis played an integral part in her husband’s arrest. Terrance Lynn McGuire, 27, was arrested without incident at 8:30 a.m. Friday at his home in Canyon after his wife assisted […]

Custom Classic draws teams from far and near

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Teams came from as far away as Lubbock, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Oklahoma to join local teams to play in New Mexico’s largest slowpitch softball tournament. Playing nearly around the clock from Friday night through Sunday afternoon, the 26th annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic is played on about a […]

Eight-team playoff system flawed

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Oklahoma and Florida meet Thursday night. One will be college football’s champion, with an imperfect 13-1 record. The other

Balanced Zia squad holds off Southwestern Oklahoma State

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico When Cat Clay wasn’t knocking down big shots, her teammates were more than willing to give her another chance. Clay scored 13 points, including three points on a key possession late, to help Eastern New Mexico University post a 59-53 win over Southwestern Oklahoma State Monday night at Greyhound […]

Southeastern Oklahoma defeats Zias

Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University was extremely cold at the start. Southeastern Oklahoma was just as hot. Hitting nine of their first 10 shots, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range, the Savage Storm built a 25-4 lead over the first seven minutes and went on to beat ENMU 84-61 in a […]