Thursday briefing: Win a snake, happy Earth Day and big winds coming

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Stupid pet tricks Pet Parade video shoot is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 4-Ever Pets in Portales. The pet store is providing hot dogs, drinks, and chips. They’re also raffling away a snake. Website of the day Follow the progress of Clovis’ Isaac Godwin […]

Wayland Baptist rolls to win over Hounds

Freedom New Mexico PLAINVIEW, Texas — Left fielder Brian Embery belted a grand slam, keying an eight-run first inning as Wayland Baptist routed Eastern New Mexico University 12-1 in non-conference baseball on Tuesday. The contest was called after the top of the seventh due to the 10-run rule. Embery hit his 11th homer of the […]

Tuesday morning briefing: United Way’s new digs and Tiger’s first big win

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing. Video of the Day Joking around: a blind dinosaur Fries with that? Today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 30 teachers and staff from Yucca Middle School will work McDonald’s at 14th and Mitchell for a percentage of the profits. The fundraiser will benefit the school. Warning: […]

Walkoff secures split for Zias

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Freedom New Mexico Senior first baseman Kristen Cruickshank hit a three-run, two-out walk-off homer, helping Eastern New Mexico pull a 6-5 win over St. Edwards for a softball split Wednesday at Zia Field. The visiting Hilltoppers (17-11) scored six runs in the seventh inning to take a 7-1 win in the opener. Down 5-3 entering […]

Valencia School fifth-grader wins Spanish spelling bee

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Valencia School fifth-grader Yacaranday De la Torre enjoyed participating in the Spanish Spelling Bee. Winning it Wednesday and advancing to state finals was even more fun. “I enjoy studying and spelling the words,” De la Torre said. This was Torre’s second time participating in the bee. It was sponsored […]

Hounds erase eight-run deficit, win opener

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University scored eight runs in the top of the seventh — four after two were out — then added four more in the eighth for a 14-10 victory over Angelo State Saturday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. Trailing 10-2 […]

Hounds split at Angelo State

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Catcher Matt Lenderman went 3-for-4 with three RBIs Friday night and Angelo State defeated Eastern New Mexico University 8-3 for a split of their Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. The Greyhounds took the opener 9-5 as right fielder Ethan Wagner went 4-for-4 with three RBIs. The teams wrap […]

Greyhounds end season with win over Javelinas

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — There were a few rarities in Saturday’s season finale at Greyhound Arena. Division wins for the Greyhounds are no longer one of them. Reggie Nelson scored a game-high 21 points, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer to spark a 12-2 run in Saturday’s 70-56 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville. Junior […]

Hounds lock up fifth spot in LSC South

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Junior guard Reggie Nelson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and two key free throws in the final minute Tuesday night and Eastern New Mexico University slipped past Abilene Christian 74-71 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game. The win assures ENMU (9-16, 4-7 South) a fifth-place finish in […]

Homer in 12th lifts Zias to win

Freedom New Mexico OKLAHOMA CITY — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team managed only one win in three games on Saturday at Del City High School, but it was one to remember. Senior Kristen Cruickshank belted a go-ahead, three-run homer in the top of the 12th inning to lift the Zias to a 13-9 […]

Hounds sweep twin bill, win series

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Freedom New Mexico What a difference a week makes. Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team, outscored 37-3 in an embarrassing season-opening doubleheader loss at New Mexico Highlands on Feb. 6, bounced back to take three of four from Southeastern Oklahoma to open Lone Star Conference play this weekend, capped by Saturday’s 8-7, 6-2 sweep at […]

Hounds earn split

Freedom New Mexico Freshman center fielder Luis Quinones, starting the second game after preseason All-American Jereme Johnson suffered a leg injury in the opener, hit a two-out RBI single to right-center in the bottom of the eighth Friday to lift Eastern New Mexico University to a 14-13 win over Southeastern Oklahoma, The Savage Storm rallied […]

Zias win finale over Cameron

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Senior right-hander Kristen Cruickshank pitched five solid innings and was backed by a 12-hit attack as Eastern New Mexico University belted Cameron 8-4 Sunday to wrap up play in the St. Mary’s Classic. The Zias (3-4) finished 2-3 in the three-day event. They visit Lubbock Christian for a 1 […]

Lobos beat TCU for 20th win

The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Darington Hobson scored 19 points with some key second-half baskets and No. 23 New Mexico stretched its winning streak to six games with a 73-57 victory over TCU on Saturday. Plagued by turnovers, pesky TCU was still close until Hobson scored consecutive baskets for the Lobos (20-3, 6-2 […]

Zias win on late 3-pointer

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The basketball gods don’t give many breaks to a 5-foot-4 player. So Vanessa O’Neal’s got to make her own. The Zias senior did just that Monday, making small plays throughout and the biggest play at the end — an assist to Cat Clay for a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds […]

Zias rally from 16 down to post win

Freedom New Mexico WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University erased a 16-point deficit with less than 16 minutes to go and edged Southwestern Oklahoma 73-70 Monday night in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Junior guard Cat Clay went 5-of-10 from 3-point distance for the Zias (3-6), finishing with 22 points, while junior […]

ENMU’s Clay wins LSC weekly honor

Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Cat Clay has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Offensive Player of the Week for her performance in the Zias win at Cameron. The Deming native paced the Zias with a 22-point performance, leading ENMU to a 79-74 win Saturday at Cameron. She hit five 3-pointers […]

Zias hang on for 77-74 win over Cameron

Freedom New Mexico LAWTON, Okla. — Junior forward Cat Clay scored 22 points and junior forward Til-Lois Fifer hit two free throws with five seconds left, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University women past Cameron 79-74 in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. The Zias (2-6) went 11-for-24 from 3-point range and 26-of-38 from the […]

Hounds rally for win over Western State

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By Dave Wganer: Freedom New Mexico First-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton has seen his team play better on offense. Still, if the Greyhounds guard as well as they did on Saturday, he figures they’ll be in a lot of games. The Hounds overcame Western State runs of 16-0 in the […]

Hounds pull out late win in finale

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Name a college, take away their most prolific passer in school history, give them a deficit and it’s probably a disaster. It very well could have been for Eastern New Mexico, had Wes Wood not been waiting in the wings. Wood, a 6-foot-1, 155-pound freshman gunslinger, […]