Dora school news — Sept. 14

Sports • Thursday — Dora Volleyball at Ft Sumner, 4:30 p.m. (JH, JV, V teams) • Friday — Dora Football at San Jon, 4 p.m. (Varsity) School website Parents are encouraged to check the Dora Schools website at www.doraschools.com, for additional information concerning your students. There are instructions on how to access your child’s grades […]

LeBron’s free agency move lacked maturity on both sides

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Kevin Wilson First high school junior to make the cover of Sports Illustrated. First player to win the NBA’s rookie of the year award straight out of high school. First reigning league MVP to leave his NBA squad via free agency. The gazillionth time Jesse Jackson’s made racism magically appear. Thursday night, LeBron James announced […]

Thursday morning briefing: Fish tales, fighting cancer and summer sports

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Fish tale Grab a rod and reel. The pond at Oasis State Park was stocked with catfish June 3. The limit for catfish is two per person per day. Information: 356-5331. Charity bikers It’s billed as the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world. […]

Let the dirt fly

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By Clarence Plank Engines rev and hum as drivers pump accelerators anxiously wait for the light to snap green. Dirt flies when the light changes, racers tearing off in their cars toward the finish line at the other side of the track. It is dirt track racing time in eastern New Mexico. Ray Reeser of […]

Supreme Court decision deals blow to NFL

Freedom New Mexico Should the National Football League be able to act as one entity and contract with only one company for all sports logowear for all 32 NFL teams? Does acting as one entity unfairly constrain competition in the logowear business? Last month, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court found that the league’s 32 teams […]

Reader submitted content: Racquetball tournament draws 28

By Michael Doerr: City of Portales Athletics Director On May 21, Portales City Sports held their first Adult Racquetball Tournament. The tourney was held at Eastern New Mexico University, and 18 people participants in two brackets, the Blue Bracket and the Red Bracket. Joshua Johnson, an airman from Cannon Air Force Base, won the Blue […]

Interest has turned to sports

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist In the fall of 2008, before the election, as the recession crashed down around us, I gave up on politics. It appeared that no one on either side, on Wall Street, in Detroit or in the media had a clue. It was like listening to a basket of turkeys expounding […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Video games and sports

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Joking around: What makes Lady Gaga mad? Video game of the week Game: Mass Effect 2 Genre: Action RPG System: PC, 360 What is it? A diverse cast of characters helps bring personality to this action RPG sequel. ESRB Rating: Mature Web site: http://masseffect.bioware.com Question […]

Local sports officials pink up for breast cancer awareness

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Local sports enthusiasts are thinking pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and local teams are joining professional sports teams in attracting attention to the issue by wearing pink. Michael Doerr, athletics director at the Portales Recreation Center, said game officials are wearing white T-shirts with pink ribbon logos […]

Origin of ENMU mascot unclear

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University has long been home to sports teams nicknamed Greyhounds. Exactly how that came about is not clear. Gene Bundy, ENMU’s special collections librarian, said the first football team may have been named for a bus. The story originates during a team practice on a field […]