Grant McGee: House guests always welcome to pitch in

A lady came by the bicycle shop the other day. She was there to pick up a grandkid’s bike. After we settled up we had a chance to sit and visit. She got to talking about a bunch of relatives coming to town for a family get-together. “A lot of them are staying at my […]

Clovis tykes pitch in for tornado relief effort

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Liliana Castillo While listening to his mother talk about a family they knew who lost their home in the tornado that hit Joplin, Mo., 6-year-old Landon Mihalik had an idea. He had a lemonade stand at one of his family’s yard sales and raised money for a hospital in Durango, Colo., in need two years […]

Athlete’s other pitch: Businesses giving back

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer An Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound baseball player will deliver pitches on the mound this spring before making a pitch of a different sort at a business conference in Chicago. Sophomore Justin Cotten’s paper on social responsibility in the corporate world was a winner in the second annual College […]

Brazilian baller leads Hound offense

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico Native Brazilian Emerson Rodrigues has overcome an intimidating language barrier during his college education in the United States. On the soccer pitch, however, those barriers don’t seem to be so stubbornly rigid. Rodrigues, in his first season for the Greyhounds, has taken advantage of the opportunity soccer has afforded […]

Zias, Hounds fall at ENMU soccer pitch

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Sixty-seven minutes seemed like plenty of time to try to make up a one-goal deficit, but Eastern New Mexico University’s women had a trouble finding shots. Northeastern State scored twice in a nine-minute span, then battened down the hatches and held off the Zias 2-1 in a Lone Star […]

Cannon airmen pitch in to help Portales Baptist Children’s Home

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By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico With a handful of staff members including house parents, there aren’t enough people to perform regular maintenance needed on about 12 buildings at the Portales Baptist Children’s Home, according to Program Director Dent McGill. And there certainly isn’t enough time and people to convert a laundry room into a […]

On the Mound

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Red Sox pitcher Jaret Faust fires a pitch to the plate in the last inning of a game Wednesday with the Dodgers. The Red Sox won the game 17-1. The league tournament is this weekend with all-star selections announced next week.

Portales Little League applauds pitch limits

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer New guidelines for little league baseball pitchers is changing the way coaches and players approach the game and according to many — is saving little arms for high school, college and beyond. Roosevelt and Curry County have played the 2007 season under Little League International’s new pitch count program […]

Zias lose four straight

Freedom Newspapers PHOENIX — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team has dropped four consecutive games in the Schutt Sports Division II Leadoff Classic, losing a doubleheader to Hawaii-Hilo on Wednesday by scores of 7-3 and 8-1, and falling Thursday to Central Washington 4-3 and to Cameron 10-5. The Zias (8-8) are slated to meet […]

Roosevelt pitcher dominates

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By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — It wasn’t long into the game before the Clovis American players realized that Louis Ortiz was something different than they were used to. Ortiz, a right-handed pitcher for Roosevelt County, struck out 16 batters to pitch his team to a 4-1 win in an 11-12-year-old District 3 game […]

Hounds shut out by St. Ed’s

Freedom Newspapers AUSTIN, Texas — Jeff Harlan scored off a corner kick in the 10th minute on Sunday and St. Edward’s made it stand up for a 1-0 men’s Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Greyhounds (2-6-1, 1-4-0 SSC) put 12 shots on goal in the match to just four for […]

Group trying to make pitch for fast-pitch

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Developing a youth fast-pitch softball organization in a slow-pitch softball town is no easy task. Just ask Yolanda Aguilar. But Aguilar, and other like-minded proponents of fast-pitch softball, may be on the verge of turning the corner. An informational meeting for parents interest in organizing an area fast-pitch league is […]

Dora loses regional title

By Kevin Wilson Dora was bound for the state baseball tournament no matter what happened in Thursday’s Region B championship. So, when the Coyotes ended with a 13-9 defeat from what was almost a certain victory against Lordsburg, they could at least make a positive out of a negative instead of fretting about the end […]