My turn: Football season has begun

“Some people don’t have a life,” I was telling my parents on Sunday. “They’ve been counting down on Facebook the number of days, even hours, until the Cowboys pre-season opener today.” I hadn’t even finished my sentence when Dad interrupted me. “Today?” he gulped. “Yes,” I responded, but before I could finish my sentence, in […]

My turn: Start making preparations for big game season

Clarence Plank Big game season will be cranking up in the next couple of months for New Mexico residents. Here are some tips to help you prepare: • Always check out the place you want to go hunting, even if it’s someplace you’ve been to many times before. Some private owners could have changed their […]

Hounds, Lobos set up exhibition game

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has reached an agreement for an exhibition game with the Lobos. The University of New Mexico will host the Greyhounds Nov. 3 at The Pit in Albuquerque, with tipoff time still to be determined. This is the second straight season the Hounds have landed a Division I opponent […]

Preparation key in tornado season

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Experts say certain weather conditions can spawn violent storms and tornadoes anytime and anywhere across eastern New Mexico. The last major tornado touched down in March 2007, several weeks before the usual tornado season, according to the National Weather Service. Emergency management directors in Curry and Roosevelt counties say […]

ENMU’s Mayo Otis honored by ESPN

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior Alex Mayo Otis has been selected First Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 6 for her performance in the role of designated player and in the classroom during the 2010 season. The Phoenix native was a second-team selection last season in addition to making the Lone Star […]

ENMU signs player for men’s basketball

Freedom New Mexico Max Carries, a 6-foot-7 junior-to-be forward from Moreno Valley, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Carrier is transferring from Irvine Valley College in California. Last season, he helped the Lasers to a 26-5 record and a berth in the quarterfinals […]

Zias pick up power forward from Las Cruces High

Freedom New Mexico Las Cruces High forward Jade Brown has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball for Eastern New Mexico University next season. The 5-foot-9 Brown was a three-time district selection, averaging 14.1 points per game on 57 percent shooting as a senior. She is a McDonald’s All-American nominee and a South representative in this […]

Greyhounds hold off Central Oklahoma

Freedom New Mexico Senior left-hander Jereme Johnson, getting his first collegiate mound start, worked 5 1/3 innings for the win and sophomore designated hitter Mitch Wolfe drove in six runs with homers in consecutive innings as Eastern New Mexico University outlasted Central Oklahoma 11-9 Friday night in Lone Star Conference baseball at Greyhound Field. Johnson, […]

Tornado warnings should be taken seriously

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist Twister season is here. While I’ve never been in immediate danger of a tornado, I’ve had frightening experiences, especially when I think of unheeded warnings. I remember visiting grandparents in Lubbock during a 1970s storm when I was a child. My parents, uncles and aunts went dancing. Unknown to them, […]

Greyhounds add special teamer to roster

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has added punter/placekicker Michael Cottingham of Hutto, Texas, for the 2010 football season. Cottingham punted 23 times an average of 33.5 yards last season for the Hippos, and also kicked 25 extra points and three field goals. He was voted second-team All-District 25 4-A last fall. The Greyhounds […]

My turn: Other options besides hunting

With hunting season slowing until turkey season in April, it is nice to know there is something else a man of the outdoors can get into: Fishing. Oasis State Park in Roosevelt County and Ned Houk Park outside Clovis have winter trout for fishing. Oasis also has channel catfish in the pond. During the summer, […]

Yard sales also social events

By Grant Mcgee: Local columnist We went to our first yard sale of 2010 last week and picked up a fridge for 40 bucks. It seems yard sale season has begun. These sales just seem to flow and go with the seasons. In the winter there are few if any sales. As spring gets closer, […]

Greyhounds end season with win over Javelinas

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — There were a few rarities in Saturday’s season finale at Greyhound Arena. Division wins for the Greyhounds are no longer one of them. Reggie Nelson scored a game-high 21 points, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer to spark a 12-2 run in Saturday’s 70-56 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville. Junior […]

Zias close out season with easy victory

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Already eliminated from playoff competition this season, Eastern New Mexico University’s women sought to build some confidence for next season. Mission accomplished. The Zias capitalized on a hot-shooting first half, then rode the inside game of Til-Lois Fifer to hold off Texas A&M-Kingsville 75-61 in Saturday’s season finale at […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Raising the flag and a high-scoring former Wildcat

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day Local folks taking their shot at being a comedian. Joking around. The show goes on The Yucca Middle School choir performs a 50s show 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. Also, the Barry Elementary School third and fourth graders program is at 5:30 p.m. […]

Judge rules Isler can coach rest of season

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Calling allegations against Clovis High School’s boys’ basketball coach J.D. Isler “unsubstantiated assumptions,” a federal judge has reinstated him as coach for the remainder of the year — including post-season play. In a decision letter issued Friday night, Federal Judge Martha Vasquez said she believed allowing Isler’s suspension and termination to continue could cause irreparable […]

Hounds’ Mitchell earns first-team All-America

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico junior cornerback Rodney Mitchell has been selected to the first-team defense of the NCAA Division II Don Hansen 2009 Football Gazette All-America team. Mitchell, from Sarasota, Fla., was one of three Lone Star Conference first-team selections. He tied for seventh in Divison II last season with seven interceptions, good […]

Hounds football recruit profiles

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES, N.M.- After assaulting the team and NCAA record book in the 2009 season, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of 19 new Greyhounds to National Letters of Intent, to bolster the ENMU lineup for the 2010 season as Eastern makes the transition to the Lone […]

Hounds focus on size

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com With an offense that helped score a school-record 374 points, Eastern New Mexico University’s speed was never in doubt. With a 19-recruit signing day Wednesday, coach Mark Ribaudo is hoping he’s taken care of some size demands. “For this pass protection, you […]

Feb. 12, 1976

The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhoundettes, sporting anything but a glamorous season win-loss mark, are still showing nothing that resembles defeatism, according to the Portales News-Tribune.