Zias look to improve South position

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Dave Wagner In her first season as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball coach, things didn’t always go the way Lauren Sigwing hoped. The Zias (16-37 in 2010) managed to post Lone Star Conference South wins over West Texas A&M and Texas Woman’s, both conference tournament qualifiers, but they finished a distant last in the division […]

ENMU-Abilene Christian basketball previews

Men ENMU (7-10, 2-3 Lone Star Conference South) at Abilene Christian (8-9, 0-5) • When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at Abilene, Texas • Last time out: The Greyhounds dropped a 70-68 decision to Angelo State at home on Wednesday, while Abilene Christian competed well at 13th-ranked Incarnate Word before losing 56-52. • Last meeting: The […]

ENMU-Angelo State basketball previews

Freedom New Mexico Men Angelo State (6-10, 2-2 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (7-9, 2-2) • When: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Greyhound Arena • Last time out: The Greyhounds lost at home to Tarleton State 77-53 on Saturday, while the Rams were edged by West Texas A&M 62-59 at San Angelo, Texas. • Last […]

ENMU-Tarleton State basketball preview

Freedom Newspapers Men Tarleton State (12-3, 3-0 LSC South) at ENMU (7-8, 2-1) • When: 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: Tarleton grabbed sole possession of the division lead with a 69-66 upset win over ninth-ranked Incarnate Word on Wednesday at Stephenville, Texas, while the Greyhounds lost at Midwestern State 89-69. […]

ENMU/WT basketball capsules — Jan. 15

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (6-7, 1-0 Lone Star Conference South) at West Texas A&M (13-1, 0-1) When: 5 p.m. (MST) today at Canyon, Texas Last time out: ENMU opened South play on Wednesday with a 70-49 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Arena, while the Buffaloes absorbed their first loss of the season, a […]

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 […]

U.S. set to expand base in Korea

Tom Philpott Two deadly incidents instigated by North Korea in 2010, most recently the shelling of South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island Nov. 23, have raised military tension on the peninsula to its highest level in many years. But the provocations, said the commander of U.S. Forces in Korea, haven’t weaken a commitment by the United States […]

Cause of grass fire undetermined

The cause of a fire Wednesday that burned and estimated 8,000 to 10,000 acres 14 miles south of Elida wasn’t what firefighters at first thought, said Elida Fire Chief Darrell Chenault. He said there were no downed power lines, which were initially thought to have sparked the blaze, and state Forestry Division fire investigators were […]

Press release: Herrin LSC South Defensive Player of the Week

RICHARDSON, TEXAS —Precious Herrin (Shreveport, La./Southwood HS/Jacksonville College) from the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week for her outstanding play during the Zias’ road trip to Texas Woman’s and Texas A&M-Commerce.Herrin’s selection marks the first time this season a […]

Two killed in auto accident

Freedom New Mexico Two Portales residents died in a roll-over this weekend. Rochelle A. Pettigrew, 33, and Charles J. Paiz, 39, both of Portales, died in a single-vehicle crash on South Roosevelt Road 2 near Roosevelt Road X, according to a news release from the State Police. Glascock said the owner of the property where […]

Press release: Four Greyhound soccer players selected Daktronics All-South Central

PORTALES, N.M.— Emerson Rodrigues (Sr., F, Natal, RN, Brazil/Colegio Objectivo Portugar) and Andy Wilkinson’s (Fr., M, Lewes, East Sussex, England / Sussex Downs 6th form college) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team have been selected First Team Daktronics All-South Central Region for their outstanding efforts during the 2010 season. Edgar Bear (Sr., […]

South Korea doesn’t need U.S. help

Freedom Newspapers There’s no question the dictatorship running North Korea is one of the more dangerous — and nuttier — in the world. It’s headed by the Kim dynasty, something that wasn’t supposed to happen under the “classless” ideology of communism. In recent days current dictator Kim Jong Ill has been acting up, as he […]

BNSF train derails south of Socorro

The Associated Press SOCORRO — A Burlington-Northern Santa Fe train, traveling to Belen from El Paso, Texas, derailed around 6:40 a.m. (MDT) just outside of Socorro. Authorities say there are no injuries. About 19 cars have derailed. There was a fuel-oil car that broke during the derailment and officials are concerned about the leak’s proximity […]

Portales Past: July 27, 1950

July 27, 1950: J.M. Armontrout, who lived a quarter mile south of Portales’ city limits on the Lovington highway, reported honeybees were invading his home. He said they were “coming in clouds” and going through a knot hole into a wall of his home. The Portales Daily News reported “it sounds like a million little […]

Road work to begin Monday

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County is performing road work Monday through Thursday on Spruce Street between Boston Avenue and North Main Street and on South Roosevelt Road 6 between Kilgore and N.M. 88.

Church profile: University Baptist Church

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University Baptist Church Location: West 15th Street and South Avenue I Phone number: 356-4501 Services: • Sunday: Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Morning worship service at 11 a.m., evening worship Service at 5 p.m., Bible study and youth activities at 5:45 p.m. • Wednesday: Bible study, prayer and youth groups at 7 p.m. Description: Pastor […]

Clay named to LSC South second team

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Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University junior guard Cat Clay was named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division’s second team for the second-straight year. Junior guard and Clovis native Tori Northcutt was an honorable mention for the Zias. Clay led the Zias with 14.2 points per game and was tops in the Lone […]

Hounds lock up fifth spot in LSC South

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Junior guard Reggie Nelson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and two key free throws in the final minute Tuesday night and Eastern New Mexico University slipped past Abilene Christian 74-71 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game. The win assures ENMU (9-16, 4-7 South) a fifth-place finish in […]

Texans toast Hounds

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Tarleton State was too big on the perimeter, and too fast in the backcourt. The result for the Hounds, two straight losses. Danta Smith and Devon Hills each had 15 to lead a balanced effort, and the Texans started matters with a 7-0 burst and led by as many […]

Zias beat MSU, end South losing streak

Freedom New Mexico Midwestern turnovers became Zias points, a warddrobe full of promo T-shirts blasted from the school’s air cannons and Eastern New Mexico University’s fans were celebrating well ahead of the Zias’ victory lap with the Greyhound Arena crowd. Lone Star Conference South wins haven’t been commonplace for the Zias, but they hope Saturday […]