College graduations feature elected officials

A pair of New Mexico’s elected officials are in eastern New Mexico the next two weekends as keynote speakers for area college graduations. Lt. Gov. Diane Denish is the commencement speaker at the Clovis Community College graduation, set for 6 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. There are 123 students eligible for graduation — […]

ENMU finishes with pair of wins

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — Junior Kristen Cruickshank had three hits and pitched her third shutout of the season Tuesday as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team completed a season-ending doubleheader sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State with a 3-0 win. The Zias, who stranded 24 runners in the two games, had to go nine […]

Local golf partners each score hole in one

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Two Portales amateur golf partners beat the odds, each recently dropping a pair of aces from the tee only a month apart. But you haven’t heard the best part yet when it comes to this hole-in-one story. Each golfer has multiple aces to their credit. For William Raisbeck, it […]

Tarleton hands Hounds pair of LSC setbacks

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State overcame an early 6-0 deficit with three big innings in the opener and the Texans went on to a 19-10, 7-2 Lone Star Conference baseball sweep over Eastern new Mexico University on Friday. Six players drove in at least two runs in the seven-inning opener as the […]

Hounds drop pair to Aggies

Freedom New Mexico Cameron pitcher Brad Bichel didn’t need much run support Friday, but got more than enough. When the Aggies pitching struggled in the second game, they turned to the long ball to pull away. Bichel pitched a seven-inning six-hitter in the opener as Cameron (13-4, 7-3 LSC) rolled to a 9-1 Lone Star […]

Hounds take pair from RiverHawks

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University put together rallies in both games Friday to sweep a pair of Lone Star Conference baseball games from Northeastern State at Greyhound Field. In the opener, ENMU (6-2 2-0 LSC) got a three-run triple from second baseman Chris Eaton in the sixth to rescue a 5-3 win over […]

Hounds, Pioneers split pair

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Freedom New Mexico After seeing the opener slip away late, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team rebounded behind senior right-hander Ismael Solis for a 9-1 win over Wayland Baptist on Friday and a split of their doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds (4-2) overcame a six-run deficit with a seven-run fifth and were one out […]

Zias drop pair at St. Mary’s Classic

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — St. Mary’s Chelsea Wenske belted a one-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh Thursday to lift the Rattlers past Eastern New Mexico University 6-4 in the season-opening St. Mary’s Classic. Earlier in the day, the Zias lost to Rollins College 7-1. ENMU faces Incarnate Word and Florida-based […]

Zia volleyball splits pair in Denton

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Sophomore Veronica Valdez had 18 kills and nine digs Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team rallied from a one-game deficit to beat Texas A&M-International 17-25, 25-16, 25-18, 25-23. The Zias then faced Lone Star Conference rival and host Texas Woman’s in a non-conference match and absorbed […]

Baskett catches pair of passes for Eagles

Freedom New Mexico FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught two passes for 15 yards Friday night as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 27-17 in an NFL preseason game. The Eagles (2-1) jumped out to a 27-3 lead in the third quarter. The Patriots (0-3) played their third consecutive game without quarterback […]

Team names should be connected to location

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico I root for a pair of trousers. I’m not that much different from other sports fans, whether they like the New York Knicks or some other team. It’s all laundry by the time you’re done. Players come and players go. Owners buy and sell teams. Stadiums are built, and […]

Plant of the century

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This pair of Century plants in the Kirby Tally yard on Yucca Drive recently bloomed. The blooming occurs infrequently but when it does the stalks shoot up 10-14 feet in a short time. Tally says that they’ve had other Century plants bloom but this is the first time they’ve had two at one time. He […]

Hounds add two signees to basketball

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has added a pair of men’s basketball signees, both junior college transfers, for the 2008-09 season. They are Gerald Brown, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound guard from Kilgore (Texas) College, and Brandon Lewis, a 6-7, 210-pound forward from Faulkner State (Ala.) Community College. Both will be juniors next season. ENMU […]

Police make arrest in pair of robberies

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Lubbock man was arrested in connection with the robbery of two Allsup’s Convenience Stores in Portales early Thursday morning.Police captured Santos Rodriguez, 22, hiding in the attic of residence in an apartment complex at 109 South Avenue I, according to Portales police. He is charged with two felony […]

Zias drop pair of tilts at Kingsville

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville got run-scoring singles from Cassie Anderson and Meisha Patterson in the bottom of the third, and pitchers Jessika Cantu and Morgan Seals made the lead stand up in a 2-1 Lone Star Conference South Division softball victory Friday over Eastern New Mexico University. The Javelinas (9-10, 2-0 […]

If the shoe fits … don’t risk spanking

By Helena Rodriguez Last week, several people stood in line at a shoe store in San Francisco for five days, waiting for the latest edition of Michael Jordan designer shoes, which cost $295 a pair. Ridiculous, if you ask me. Even more ridiculous, is that these footwear-obsessed fans say they will not even think of […]

No laughing matter: Zoo lands hyenas

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Timid and still adjusting to their new home, a pair of spotted hyenas at Hillcrest Park Zoo are an unusual addition to the park’s menagerie, according to zookeeper Mark Yanotti. Yanotti said hyenas are relatively sparse in zoos and Hillcrest is excited to display the pair. In 2005 there […]

August 14, 1960

• Twenty-five Roosevelt County 4-H club members and four adults returned home from the annual encampment at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. • Four homemaking teachers from Roosevelt County attended the state meeting of Home Economics Teachers on the campus of New Mexico State University. • Lit’l pal Jeans were on sale for […]

July 22,1977

• Clovis Magistrate judges Ralph Duty and Wandel Massey were assigned to cover cases in Roosevelt County due to Judge Jesse Porter being in the hospital with a hand injury and Judge Fred Hensley attending the National Judge’s College in Reno, Nevada. • The Colts claimed the Pee-Wee league title in boys baseball recording a […]

Shoes not indicative of masculinity

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I work with a lot of women in my office, and I’m pretty sure that nearly half of the people I know are women. They always tell me the lesson Cinderella teaches is the right pair of shoes can change your life. But what if the opposite is true, and […]