Untested Rams open with Tulia

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Tony Parra The Portales Rams boys basketball team will know where it stands after playing in the Shallowater Shootout Tournament this weekend. The Rams tip-off their season in the Texas tournament with an 11:30 a.m. game today against the Class 2A Tulia Hornets. “They (Tulia) are young, very athletic and they get up and down […]

Holiday event to light up campus

Michelle Seeber Magical. That’s the word Sara Holland, a 21-year-old senior attending Eastern New Mexico University, used to describe the second annual Carol of Lights that will introduce this year’s Christmas season Friday afternoon to Portales. By the time the event concludes, more than 5,000 feet of campus sidewalk will glow with luminarias — paper […]

Touchstone: ‘D’ on the field, ‘A’ in the classroom

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University junior Ty Touchstone remembers getting a “B” — once. “It was a class for citizenship (in grade school),” he said. “But I don’t really count that.” Touchstone has had nothing but “A’s” through four semesters at ENMU, where he also plays free safety for the Greyhounds in football. […]

Be nice this holiday; skip the shopping

Jim Lee Well, Monday starts the last month of this year. It seems like the year just got started. In a couple of weeks or so I’ll be so tired of the constant repetition of holiday songs I’ll be tempted to sneak bark beetles into Christmas tree lots. I’m not really a scrooge, but enough […]

Police hope to combat drunken driving

Mike Linn The holiday season brings with it Christmas parties, time off from work and plenty of down time with family and friends. It also brings with it drunk driving. More people calling taxi cabs from bars. And more alcohol-related crimes. In an effort to keep drinking and driving at bay this holiday season, local […]

Golfers raise money to build church in Africa

Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to the generosity of Curry County golfers, a new church has been built in the far northwest region of the African nation of Kenya. Wes Grau, a Curry County rancher, said he worked together with Clovis car dealer Rick Cornelison and others to sponsor a “Cowboy Golf” tournament that raised money […]

Flu season is here, no cases reported in area

Darrell Todd Maurina Although flu is striking all around New Mexico, it seems to have had less effect on the local area. Not a single flu case has been reported so far in Roosevelt, Curry or Quay counties, authorities say. Beth Velasquez, spokeswoman for the New Mexico Department of Health, said there have been 108 […]

Area businesses get stocked for the holidays

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers The days following Thanksgiving are traditionally known for holiday shopping — and area retailers are expecting no different this year. Store owners and retail managers are gearing up for the holiday rush by slashing prices on certain merchandise and having additional personnel on hand to handle the extra flow of customers. […]

Dora boys to defend Class A title

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Tony Parra The Dora Coyotes lost several players from last season’s state championship team, and they’re comfortable with dropping below the radar of most teams this season. “We have a young group, but we’re not going to use that as an excuse,” Dora coach Ty Thatcher said. “We are thought of as the underdogs and […]

Elida teams looking to fill holes

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By Kevin Wilson Any team that wants to unseat Class 1A girls champion Des Moines has a tough task ahead of it. Elida coach Dan Howard knows that, but he’s also got enough respect for the District 3-1A opponents to know that the Lady Tigers will be hard-pressed just to reach their third state tournament […]

Bellum picked for LSC-South volleyball team

Freedom Newspapers FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS RICHARDSON, Texas — Junior outside hitter Anna Bellum represented the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team on the All-LSC South squad, announced recently by the league office. The Zias (16-15, 7-3 South), who won nine of their final 12 matches to notch the school’s 15th consecutive winning season, also placed junior […]

ENMU community has varied Thanksgiving plans

By Tony Parra The Thanksgiving break means time with family and friends, but for some members of the Eastern New Mexico University family, one of the elements will be missing for this year’s Thanksgiving break. ENMU had 138 incoming first-year college students from the Clovis/Portales area and for them and the upperclassmen from the area. […]

Broncos reloaded for 2003-04 campaign

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — As high schoolers will tend to do, some of Floyd High’s more talented basketball players have graduated over the past few years. Much to the delight of Broncos coach Jeff Gillespie, though, a drop off in talent hasn’t been the result. “I lost some great shooters last year,” Gillespie said […]

Howard, Wiley earn LSC first team honors

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Junior linebacker Jeff Howard and junior cornerback Antonio Wiley represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division first-team defense, announced Wednesday by the league office. Six Greyhounds were chosen for second-team honors — junior quarterback Steven Hinson, sophomore running back Dwayne Davis, sophomore wide receiver Derrick […]

Bo knows dedication

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By Kevin Wilson Sports are about winning, but they’re also about how one deals with falling short of expectations. Portales junior guard Bo Gabriel has had such a shot in two sports. In his second year of grade school, Gabriel had a skateboarding accident which chipped a front tooth. Nine years later, he has a […]

Don’t forget to give thanks this year

Helena Rodriguez The malls are decked with boughs of holly and Christmas spirit is in the air — and it ain’t even Thanksgiving yet. Regardless of what retailers think, the Christmas season doesn’t begin until the day after Thanksgiving, otherwise known as “the biggest shopping day of the year.” As we hectically prepare to gobble […]

Dora hopes to rebound from losing season

Mike Linn The Dora Lady Coyotes are hoping this season yields one, two and three-point victories, not losses. They’re hoping last year’s young squad now has the experience to fight through the pressure of a close game. And, like any team one season later, they’re hoping last year’s kinks and cobwebs are nothing more than […]

Chamber banquet honors community

Tony Parra Award winners announced at Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet have two things in common — they’re all successful and they all attribute that success to their community. Robert Encinas, Dennis Edwards and Thom Moore spent the night in the spotlight at the Memorial Building. Encinas, owner of Robert’s Television and […]

ENMU News and Notes

By Dave Wagner IT’S PRETTY HARD TO win a basketball game with 31 turnovers. Of course, it helps if you dominate the boards 59-33 and shoot 22 of 27 from the free throw line. All those numbers accompanied Sunday’s season-opening 65-55 road win for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team over Colorado-Colorado Springs. […]

Hounds look for LSC South repeat

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By Kevin Wilson Three years ago, Irshaun Pinckney wasn’t quite sure where he was going. A senior on the Class 5A state runnerup Clovis Wildcats in 2001, Pinckney wasn’t sure whether his college years would be strictly academic or if they’d be a continuation of his athletics as well. Nearly three years later, Pinckney is […]