Western State trounces Zias

Freedom New Mexico PUEBLO, Colo. — Western State (Colo.) went on an early 8-0 run to lead for good, then used another 8-0 surge to take control midway through the opening half and the Mountaineers cruised to a 68-52 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the Al Kaly Shriners Classic, hosted by […]

Elida Class B champs again

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Kevin Wilson Long before she was in Carrizozo, Pam Allen was coaching volleyball in the 1970s, when a novel idea called the state championship was implemented. And ever since Sandia defeated Rio Grande in 1973, the gradual addition of six classifications and numerous title sites across the state have never changed one fact. “It’s tough […]

Hounds drop opener to Pitt State

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Guard Drake Green scored six of his game-high 20 points in a 12-2 run which gave Pittsburg State the lead for good Friday night, and the Gorillas held on to beat Eastern New Mexico University 77-71 in the season-opening South Central Region Challenge, hosted by Tarleton State. The Texans […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Sons with songs, state titles and a blackout

Good morning, and welcome to Tuesday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing.

Midwestern State hands Hounds only LSC loss

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State, ranked fourth in NCAA Division II men’s soccer, denied Eastern New Mexico University’s bid for an unbeaten Lone Star Conference season. The Greyhounds, who clinched their first LSC title on Sunday, were kept off the board until late and dropped a 2-1 decision to the Mustangs […]

ENMU hosting music teacher conference

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Alisa Boswell The first day of the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico 61st annual state conference included several presentations, including one by the special guest speaker Peter Mack, an internationally recognized Irish pianist and music educator from Washington state. Mack told his audience Friday at Eastern New Mexico University about several imaginative techniques for […]

Ute Water Project manager named state engineer

Staff and wire reports Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield thinks the appointment of Scott Verhines as the state’s new top water manager is nothing but positive for the Ute Water Project. Verhines was named state engineer Thursday by Gov. Susana Martinez. He is a civil engineer from Albuquerque and project manager for the Eastern New Mexico […]

Youth fishing clinic scheduled

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Alisa Boswell The annual Oasis State Park Kids’ Fishing Clinic will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park. Jim Whary, park manager, said the event will include nine learning stations in which children will learn how to cast, water safety, knot tying, biology and more. Each station will be 12 […]

Whooping cough on rise

Whooping cough

Staff and wire reports Whooping cough is on the rise in parts of New Mexico, but not an issue so far this year in the eastern part of the state. Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial respiratory infection putting infants most at risk. The New Mexico Department of Health says cases of whooping cough, […]

Midwestern State clips Zias in OT

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State scored off a free kick in overtime on Sunday, and the Mustangs posted a 1-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Mustangs (11-5-2, 9-4-1 LSC) avenged a loss to the Zias (8-7-3, 6-5-3) […]