Hounds hope to compete for conference title

Dave Wagner Last year’s Eastern New Mexico University men’s team rode a strong finish to a berth in the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. Coach Andrew Helton said the Greyhounds’ goals have increased as they prepare to hit the meat of the schedule. “Our main goal last year was to get in the conference tournament,” […]

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 […]

Tie gives Hounds LSC men’s soccer title

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Freedom New Mexico All things considered, a tie was OK with the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team on Sunday at the ENMU pitch. Suffice it to say, Incarnate Word coach Vince Martinez was less than thrilled about it. Needing only a draw to clinch the program’s first conference title in its eight-year history, […]

ENMU wins LSC men’s cross country title

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men ended Abilene Christian’s 20-year reign as Lone Star Conference cross country champions on Saturday, as Marv Albert might say, “with authority.” Led by individual winner Isaiah Samoei, ENMU because the league’s first men’s cross country team champion not named ACU since 1990, placing […]

Mrs. Portales applicant sought

Freedom New Mexico The Mrs. New Mexico Pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Portales, according to Executive State Director Sheree Lynch. Once selected, the candidate will advance to represent her community in the 2012 Mrs. New Mexico Pageant on Feb. 4, 2012, at the Rodey Theatre in Albuquerque. Local title holders will […]

Zias seek to mount title run

Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University women’s team has made it to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament just once in its eight-year history. The Zias finished 11th in the then-12-team LSC last season, and were picked for last in the revised eight-team league this year. First-year coach Todd Padgett, though, thinks the sky’s […]

My turn: Grandma title of which to be proud

I’m 43 years young. I’ve got a few white hairs mixing in with my bangs. I’m not afraid to show them, and someday soon, my 6-month old grandson, Giovanni, will babble words and perhaps call me something crazy, like “grandma.” Grandma is a title I’ve respectfully earned. No substitute. Not my first name. Not my […]

My turn: Dedicated to leave mark on world

I recently started looking for a catchy title for my column. I thought maybe it would be similar to the title of the blog that I also write. When I first started thinking about it, I remembered the words to one of my favorite poems. Poet Dylan Thomas wrote what has no official title but […]

Elida wins Class B girls state title

The Elida Tigers rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to beat Grady 60-48 Friday afternoon in the Class B girls state championship game. Magarita Ortiz scored eight of her 12 points in the fourth quarter when Eldia outscored Grady 26-8. Reavis Best led Elida (26-3) with 24 points and 10 rebounds while Amanda Cross-Smith added […]

Veteran title honor to hold

Clyde Davis I placed it up there on Facebook and got some comments — many weren’t positive, considering what I put up wasn’t particularly contentious. It was simply a Veterans Day posting. Whereas many say to the veteran,”Thank you for serving,” I thought it might make sense to say, at least from one veteran, “Thank […]