ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds, Zias fall in second half

Freedom New Mexico After battling Lone Star Conference rival Incarnate Word to a 2-2 tie in double overtime on Friday in a matchup of nationally-ranked teams, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team had trouble matching that effort on Sunday. St. Edward’s rallied for three goals in the final 25 minutes to post a […]

Lone Star Conference football recap — Oct. 2

lonestarconference.org Submitted by conference SIDs No. 5 Abilene Christian 31, No. 6 Texas A&M-Kingsville 24 KINGSVILLE, Texas – In a game that more than lived up to its billing Saturday night, the No. 5 ACU Wildcats rolled out of Javelina Stadium with a 31-24 Lone Star Conference South Division win over No. 6 Texas A&M-Kingsville. […]

LSC fotball recap — Sept. 25

Courtesy of LSC SID’s No. 5 Abilene Christian 65, Tarleton State 3 ABILENE, Texas – Abilene Christian University quarterback Mitchell Gale threw for a career-high 344 yards and two scores Saturday night to lead the No. 5 Wildcats to a 65-3 win over Tarleton State in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both […]

Lone Star Conference football roundup — Aug. 30

Standings School LSC All North Division Eastern New Mexico 0-0 1-0 East Central 0-0 0-0 Northeastern State 0-0 0-0 Texas A&M-Commerce 0-0 0-0 Central Oklahoma 0-0 0-1 SE Okla. 0-0 0-1 SW Okla. 0-0 0-1 South Division Abilene Christian 0-0 0-0 Angelo State 0-0 0-0 Midwestern State 0-0 0-0 Tarleton State 0-0 0-0 Texas A&M-Kingsville […]

Five Oklahoma schools leaving Lone Star after 2010-11

The Associated Press RICHARDSON, Texas — Five Oklahoma schools that have already announced they are leaving the Lone Star Conference now will depart after the 2010-11 school year. Conference Commissioner Stan Wagnon made the announcement Wednesday after a meeting of the NCAA Division II league’s council of presidents in Dallas. Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State […]

Thursday morning briefing: Fresh burritos, lemonade and star gazing

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Rummage for a cause LaCasa Senior Center in Clovis is having a rummage sale. Starts at 8 a.m. Friday. Not only lots of good junk to rummage through and possibly buy — there will also be fresh bean or potato burritos on sale for $1 each. […]

Incarnate Word joins Lone Star Conference

RICHARDSON, Texas — Incarnate Word has joined the Lone Star Conference in time for the San Antonio university’s second football season. The 129-year-old liberal arts school that was a women’s college until 1970 officially joined the Division II league Thursday. The 2010 grid season opener for the Cardinals will be Aug. 28 at home against […]

Nursing home receives five-star rating

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Argen Duncan Heartland Continuing Care has earned the highest rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to the Medicare website, the center has rated six nursing homes within a 50-mile radius of Portales, and Heartland is the only one with the five-star rating. Health inspections, quality measures and staffing factor into the […]

Fire at Western Star Dairy

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High winds and temperatures are hampering firefighters’ efforts to stop a silage fire Thursday at a Roosevelt County dairy. Steven Cain of Portales and Floyd fire departments said feed caught fire at Western Star Dairy, and the blaze spread into a large pile of silage, including the plastic and tires covering it. He said firefighters […]

Portales Past: April 15, 1955

April 15, 1955: Barry Stone, a basketball and track star, had been selected president of the Portales High School student body. He defeated Kent Greathouse and Wynn Martin in what The Portales Valley News called “a lively campaign.”

ENMU students filiming ‘Star Wars’ based movie

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University students Rick Bardwell and Victor Smith are digital cinema arts majors who have a dream of making a “Star Wars” movie. They are in the process of casting for major and minor parts in the movie they plan to start filming in the summer. “One […]

Portales Past: April 5, 1945

April 5, 1945: Sgt. Joseph W. Copeland of Causey had been awarded a Silver Star for voluntarily subjecting himself to a concentration of German artillery fire, The Portales Daily News reported. Copeland was wounded in the leg, the story reported, during construction of a road block.

No. 24 TexAnns overpower Zias

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico In anticipation its home matchup against division leader West Texas A&M this weekend, Tarleton State wasted little time in Portales proving why they’re the nationally-ranked Lady Buffs’ top challenger. Brittnie Haley led three in double figures with 18 points, and the 24th-ranked TexAnns put forth a dominant defensive effort […]

2/10 ENMU/Tarleton State basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men Tarleton State (17-5, 5-2 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (8-13, 3-4), 8 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: Both teams lost on Saturday — ENMU at West Texas A&M 67-49 and Tarleton at No. 7 Midwestern State 72-69. Of note: Tarleton was off to a 5-0 […]

Weather forces Zias on road for opener

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico When asked who would be the toughest Lone Star Conference challenges for Eastern New Mexico University’s softball squad, senior Alex Mayo Otis started the list, but paused after the first three. “Pretty much, I could name all of them,” said Mayo Otis, a three-time All-LSC South Division selection. “There […]

1-9 enmu/northeastern state bkb capsules

Freedom New Mexico MenENMU (5-8) at Northeastern State (7-5), 3 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Tahlequah, Okla.Radio: none.Last outing: The Greyhounds lost at Central Oklahoma 105-76 on Thursday, while the RiverHawks won at home over West Texas A&M 69-62.Notes: While ENMU has dropped five in a row and eight […]

ENMU-Cameron basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (4-3) at Cameron (6-1), 3 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Lawton, Okla. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds dropped a 109-98 shootout to East Central at Greyhound Arena a week ago, completing the split of a four-game homestand. Notes: Cameron opened the season […]

Holiday season is celebration of Jesus

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Is it any wonder that Jesus came to earth as a little baby? And is it any wonder Jesus loved the little children? Their innocence, forgiveness, love and compassion fill their hearts. At Christmastime I think of the Babe of Bethlehem and the stable, the star in the east and […]

No. 2 Abilene Christian rallies past Hounds

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Junior running back Reggie Brown rushed for 235 yards and scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns Saturday night as second-ranked Abilene Christian rallied for a 44-33 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams. The Wildcats (5-0) held the […]

Yes, tennis star Roger Federer is human

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist