ENMU team camps kick off

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico From November to March, Andrew Helton is used to pleading with referees. Come June, he is one. And a teacher. And an administrator. And whatever else needs to be done when it’s camp time for Eastern New Mexico University. This is Helton’s second year running the high school boys […]

Zias add three to softball roster

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has signed two incoming freshmen and a junior college transfer for the upcoming softball season. Junior transfer Paige Colburn, who played shortstop for Fort Scott Community College (Kans.) scored 75 runs, drove in 56 and hit 11 homers over her two years. Catcher Morgan Miller was selected All-District […]

Shout outs: Area gymnasts win medals

Area gymnasts recently competed in the 2010 USA Gymnastics New Mexico State Championships with more than 50 teams and 1,200 competitors. Gymnasts ranged from ages 5-25 and varied in experience. Categories included trampoline, synchronized trampoline, double mini, and tumbling. Eleven athletes from the area competed at the state Championships in their age and level for […]

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 […]

Military feature: Cannon airmen participate in Bataan march

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico They left as acquaintances and returned as friends. Five Cannon Air Force Base airmen from the 27th Special Operations Medical Group joined together to create a team to walk the Bataan Memorial Death March on March 21 at White Sands Missile Range. Staff Sgt. Ngu Do, Airman Katherine Truty, […]

ENMU dance team takes top prize

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University dance team claimed first place in the Division II hip hop competition at the Cheerleaders of America cheer and dance championships, held Sunday in Dallas. Team members include Shawnae Prior, Alexis Richards, Chelsea Lawrence, Kameron Knight, Yun “Betty” Xu, Kacey Shakoto, Kamarine Trujillo and Jessica Anaya. The […]

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 […]

Portales Past: March 1, 1950

March 1, 1950: A confetti-showered Eastern New Mexico University basketball team walked off with its second straight New Mexico Conference championship. Harry “Moose” Miller scored 17 points to lead the Greyhounds past Panhandle A&M, 49-40.

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. […]

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 […]

ENMU women’s soccer team adds four players

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has added four players, including Class 5A’s leading scorer, to its women’s soccer roster for next year. Carlsbad forward Melissa Marshall, who scored 95 goals in her career and led 5A with 31 last season, will join the Zias along with midfielder-defender Gerilyn Armijo of Las Cruces, forward […]

Zias softball team splits pair of games

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Senior Kristen Cruickshank pitched a two-hitter and senior Alex Mayo Otis delivered her second three-hit game of the day as Eastern New Mexico University softball team beat Texas A&M-International 6-2 for a split on the first day of the St. Mary’s Classic. In their first game of the day, […]

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 […]

Ticket feature: Roping association expanding to New Mexico

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Freedom New Mexico Amarillo-based Original Team Roping Association is starting off the year by expanding to New Mexico. The group will be holding a team roping event Saturday and Feb. 13 at the Curry County Special Events Center. Whitney McCright, business manager for the association, said the association organizes team-roping events in Texas and Oklahoma. […]

Relay for life meeting Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico Relay for Life in Clovis is holding a team captain meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Master’s Center conference room. Teams can register at the meeting. Early bird teams are $25 for the first five. Information: relayforlife.org/clovisnm

Three Hounds make all-region football team

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University junior cornerback Rodney Mitchell was a first-team defense selection on Don Hansen’s 2009 Football Gazette All-Super Region Four squad. Greyhounds earning second-team honors were sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp and junior linebacker Nathan Uland. Mitchell tied for seventh in Division II and first in the Lone Star Conference South […]

Hounds’ Mitchell earns second-team All-America

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University junior cornerback Rodney Mitchell was named to the Daktronics All-America second team, the school’s first player to receive All-America honors since 2004. Mitchell, from Sarasota, Fla., and a transfer from New Mexico Military Institute, finished the season with seven interceptions, the most by a Greyhounds player in more […]

Obama needs to weigh all troop options

Freedom New Mexico Before leaving on his trip to Asia, President Barack Obama let it be known he is not satisfied with any of the four alternative plans he and his national security team have been considering — involving troop augmentations from zero to 40,000 — to prosecute the next phase of the war in […]

Wide receiver Poku earns all-LSC first team honors

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division first team in football. Poku, from Murphy, Texas, caught nearly eight passes per game and led NCAA Division II in receptions and yards per game for much of the season. The […]

School board honors PHS girls soccer team

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education honored the Portales High School girls soccer team during its regular meeting on Monday. The Lady Rams reached state quarterfinals before falling to Sandia Prep 4-0 last week. The board and people attending applauded the achievement of the team making the playoffs for […]