Incarnate Word thumps Zias

CMI staff SAN ANTONIO — Designated player Lea Padilla homered in both games and Incarnate Word took a 10-0, 8-3 Lone Star Conference softball sweep over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday. Briana Sanchez allowed one hit and struck out eight in the opener, called after 4 1/2 innings because of the 10-run rule. Seven […]

‘Behoove’ winning word at county spelling bee

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Christina Calloway “Behoove” was the word that ended it all, a word that when spelled correctly usually means virtually nothing for most people but for 10-year-old Abigail Cameron, it meant she was a champion. She had confidence all along that she would be champion and not because she’s been studying every day since Christmas break, […]

ENMU/UiW basketball capsules — Jan. 28

Freedom New Mexico Men Incarnate Word (11-7, 7-4 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (12-8, 5-6) • When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: The Cardinals posted a 63-53 victory over West Texas A&M on Thursday at Canyon, Texas. The Greyhounds erased a 13-point, second-half deficit to edge […]

My turn: Farwell has hidden charm

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I drove to Farwell on Saturday to take a few pictures and I decided to wander into the Old Country Store for a photo opportunity. The only word I can think of to describe the store/cafe is charming. It definitely has a “good old country boy” feel to it with its homemade cinnamon rolls, biscuits, […]

ENMU-Incarnate Word basketball capsules, Dec. 3

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (7-2, 0-1 Lone Star Conference) at Incarnate Word (4-3, 0-1) When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at San Antonio. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Greyhounds saw their seven-game winning streak end in an LSC-opening 77-69 loss at Texas A&M-Kingsville on Thursday. The Cardinals dropped their LSC opener at home […]

Weekly LSC soccer update —

LONE STAR CONFERENCE All Times Mountain Men Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Eastern New Mexico 3-0-2 9-3-5 Incarnate Word 2-1-3 12-2-3 West Texas A&M 1-3-1 6-6-3 Midwestern State 1-3-0 11-3-1 Oct. 28 matches Eastern New Mexico 1, Fort Hays State 0; Midwestern State 3, Northeastern State 0; Incarnate Word 1, West Texas A&M 1, 2 OT, […]

Incarnate word tops Zias in three

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Chelsea Grayson had 11 kills on Saturday and Incarnate Word turned back Eastern New Mexico University 25-20, 25-15, 25-22 in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Anna Herr added nine kills while Lydia Werchan posted 15 digs for the Cardinals (10-11, 6-8 LSC). Junior outside hitter Amber Durand had a double-double […]

Salvation Army hoping to spread word

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Benna Sayyed Times have been tough for the people Clovis’ Salvation Army helps. They’ve also been tough for the organization itself. Commanding Officer Jim Gallup said business has been slow the past couple of months at the thrift shop at 301 E. Second St. He said the opening of numerous thrift shops in Clovis, the […]

Weekly LSC soccer, cross country roundup

Soccer All Times MDT Men Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Eastern NM 1-0-0 3-0-1 Midwestern St.0-0-0 3-0-0 Incarnate Word 0-0-0 2-1-0 WT A&M 0-1-0 0-2-0 Sunday’s matches Midwestern State 2, Colo.-Colorado Springs 0; Eastern New Mexico 1, West Texas A&M 0.

Incarnate Word rolls over Hounds

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Junior running back Trent Rios rushed for 202 yards and four touchdowns and Incarnate Word raced to a 27-0 lead late in the first half en route to a 45-28 Lone Star Conference football victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. Rios scored on runs of 5 […]

Every trick in the book: Five ways to inspire your children to read

Paula Sirois Beside the proud and vocal parent who shares how great of a reader her child is (so much so that she can barely keep up with the insatiable demand for books, books, books) is the regular mom who cringes as she considers how her kid not only doesn’t read but hates reading and […]

Freedom comes with limitations

The week leading up to Independence Day made it glaringly obvious to me that few people today really know what freedom means. Sure, they know and use the word, but it is something like the word relativity to them: Something they have heard of and that they might think they understand because of how others […]

Real cowboys don’t curse

I never heard a swear word come out of my father’s, or my husband’s mouth. Both were what modern “dress-up” cowboys consider anachronisms — REAL cowboys. I suspect they might have cursed now and then when they were in a wreck out among the junipers and cactus — and no human females were around to […]

Monday morning briefing: Summer guides, summer learning and the mystery of life

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Spread the word The annual Summer Activities Guide is ready to be delivered to elementary schools and

Cardinals knock off Zias

Freedom New Mexico Incarnate Word took advantage of four Eastern New Mexico University errors to score four unearned runs Thursday in a 7-3 Lone Star Conference South Division softball victory at Zia Field. The Cardinals (27-20, 11-5 South) scored an unearned run in the first and added single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth […]

LSC weekly baseball update — March 23

Standings Team LSC All W-L W-L Incarnate Word 13-5 16-8 Southwestern Oklahoma 15-6 20-7 Tarleton State 12-6 17-7 Cameron 10-5 17-8 Southeastern Oklahoma 10-5 13-10 Angelo State 11-7 17-12 West Texas A&M 9-6 18-8 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10-8 13-11 Abilene Christian 7-8 14-11 Central Oklahoma 6-12 11-14 Eastern New Mexico 3-12 5-16 East Central 3-15 7-20 […]

Incarnate Word rallies to sweep Greyhounds

San Antonio, Texas — One bad inning cost Eastern New Mexico a shot at salvaging the final game of a three-game Lone Star Conference Series at Incarnate Word. The conference-leading Cardinals (13-5, 12-3 LSC) scored five runs in the sixth inning with the help of Derrick Walls’ two-run double and an error to take an […]

Hounds drop pair at Incarnate Word

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico’s bats came alive a little too late Friday in a Lone Star Conference doubleheader loss at Incarnate Word. Trailing 13-3 after five innings in the second game, ENMU scored eight runs over the next three innings — and left the potential tying runs in the […]

Officials warn of fire danger

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Alisa Boswell Fire dangers have been prominent in Curry and Roosevelt counties this winter with extensive winds and little to no moisture. With this in mind, Chief Ray Westerman of the Clovis Fire Department and Chief Gary Nuckols of the Portales Fire Department have been spreading the word about increased dangers they face and precautions […]

ENMU Wednesday basketball capsules — Feb. 9

Freedom New Mexico Men Midwestern State (16-5, 4-3 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (9-10, 4-3) When: 8 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: MSU lost at division-leading Tarleton State 68-56 on Saturday, while the Greyhounds routed No. 11 Incarnate Word 84-62 at home. Last meeting: The Mustangs beat the […]