Carthel has new start in IFL

By Dave Wagner It’s been nearly 13 years since Don Carthel walked away from his last head football coaching position. The Friona native spent seven seasons (1985-91) at the helm of Eastern New Mexico University, compiling a 44-28-1 record with the Greyhounds. But with his two children growing up, he wanted to spend more time […]

Greyhounds survive at Midwestern State

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Jamaal Hunnicutt is starting to accept a preseason challenge by his coach to step up his game. Hunnicutt scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his latest solid effort as Eastern rallied from an eight-point deficit late in the second half and beat Midwestern State 79-76 on Thursday […]

South team will feature 3 Rams

Kevin Wilson It never really occurred to T.C. Nusser that he’d be following in his brother’s footsteps this summer. Three years after his brother Dusty played in the inaugural North-South 3A All-Star football game, T.C. now has his turn in the annual senior-only game. He’ll represent Ram football one final time and make friends out […]

Lady Rams lose third to Clovis

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By Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — In a matchup between the Portales guards and the Clovis posts, it was a Clovis guard that helped make Tuesday’s game not much of a contest. Sophomore guard Tori Quintana had a game-high 16 points and seven assists, and the Lady ‘Cats took advantage of poor Portales shooting in the […]

American calendar system needs rethinking

Jim Lee Welcome to 2004. Are we ready to start another year of wondering which months have 30 days and which have 31? It seems easy when we say long and short alternate, starting with a long one. It’s a matter of 31, 30 and so on, right? Well, not quite. There is the matter […]

Dog saves owner’s life

Jack King By all accounts, Jenny was just a mutt. A little less than a year-old, black and brown, with floppy ears, a large head and big feet attached to a puppy’s body, she was rescued from the Clovis Animal Shelter. But John Samuel Kelm will always remember Jenny as a lifesaver. John Sam, a […]

New Mexico wetlands are more alive than you rhink

Jim Lee My wife Saundra suggested I write about the little-known wildlife native to the vast New Mexico wetlands. I suspect she offered this advice simply to hear the response of our friend who happens to be a retired biology professor and an expert in New Mexico wildlife. I won’t mention Dr. Tony Gennaro’s name, […]

Rams off to 2-0 start

Freedom Newspapers SHALLOWATER, Texas — For the second time in three seasons, the Portales Rams are in the championship game of the Shallowater Shootout. The Rams (2-0) won a pair of games on Thursday, beating Tulia 51-39 and host Shallowater 46-45. Portales will face Trinity Christian (Lubbock) at 7 p.m. (MST) tonight at Shallowater High […]

James Kratzer — Personalities Plus

James A. Kratzer has lived in Portales eight years. He is active with the Friends of the Library chapter for the Portales Public Library and enjoys reading, sports, bowling, cycling, volleyball and looking for books. What do you think about Portales? “I really like it here! Since I frequently moved around while with the United […]

ENMU News and Notes, Nov. 4

By Dave Wagner SINCE BUD ELLIOTT WAS unable to achieve the 200th win of his 36-year college coaching career against longtime conference power Texas A&M-Kingsville, getting it this week against rival West Texas A&M would be almost as satisfying. Elliott said Eastern New Mexico played pretty well in Saturday’s 44-26 Lone Star Conference South Division […]