Muleshoe’s Washington opts for Texas Tech

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Rick White Muleshoe’s Cooper Washington called an audible Wednesday, opting to sign a national letter of intent with Texas Tech. Washington, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive end and quarterback at Muleshoe, orally committed to play at Oklahoma in the spring. “I had second thoughts about fitting in at OU,” said Washington, who started at defensive end [...]

Hounds, Zias begin LSC South play

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton liked the way his team practiced when they returned from Christmas break. It showed last week in Lone Star Conference crossover wins at East Central and Southeastern Oklahoma, in which ENMU averaged 89 points and won both by double-figure margins. Needless to say, Helton [...]

Ice-cold Hounds thumped by Northeastern State

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Dave Wagner Sometimes teams play like they practice; sometimes not. For Eastern New Mexico University’s men on Saturday, a good week of practice didn’t lead to the desired result in the game. The Greyhounds struggled to shoot 30 percent from the floor, were outrebounded 44-34 and absorbed a 79-57 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover shellacking [...]

Bulldogs edge past Hounds

Karl Terry After leading Southwestern Oklahoma State University by double-digit margins throughout the first half the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds fell asleep early in the second half and dropped its first Lone Star Conference crossover tilt 77-75 on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. The Greyhounds (3-3) woke from their slumber late in the game and [...]

Area families share holiday traditions, recipes

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Alisa Boswell Thanksgiving is the time of year treasured for memories of holiday traditions and family legacies. With this in mind, Freedom New Mexico decided to get together with local Clovis and Portales mothers of all ages for holiday memories, suggestions, and best of all, recipes. Kala Adair, 32 and a mother of three, said [...]

Elida’s Best signs with Zias

C Reavis Best fulfilled a dream Tuesday when she signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at Eastern New Mexico University. The Elida High senior is also keeping a promise she made to her older sister, Heidi Best, who died in 2007 in a motor vehicle accident. “I actually promised her, or it was the deal [...]

Portales past: Nov. 10, 1955

Nov. 10, 1955: The Portales Daily News: The senior class of Elida High School presented the play “Don’t Darken My Door” on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The actors included Peggy Nell Peterson, Tommy Tucker, Beth Doyal, JoBeth Taylor, Alec Stubbins, Patsy Rippee and Faye Southard.

Play highlights New Mexican culture

Clyde Davis I’m admittedly jaded when it comes to theater, maybe more than I should be at first glance. When I was a kid, my parents used to take us into Pittsburgh every New Years’ Eve to see the Tamburitzans, a group from Duquesne University who did a theatrical presentation of eastern European culture and [...]

Thursday morning briefing: Play day, a big band and prohibition begins

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Play day Big Brother Big Sisters Big Day of Play is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Park. Food, games, entertainment, costume contest, pumpkin carving and prizes. The event is free. Information: 742-3337 Meg Sadau. Question of the day What’s the most [...]

Students performing ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

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Fairies, royalty, Old English and a play within a play — Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has all of that, and Portales High School students are performing it. The play opened last night, and performances are scheduled today (Sunday) and Monday. “It’s about the course of true love and all the bumps on the way [...]