Hounds win second-straight LSC South title

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Travazz Buckley and Kennis Green led five Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 16 points each as the Greyhounds nailed down their second consecutive Lone Star Conference South Division men’s regular-season championship Saturday with an 85-75 victory over Abilene Christian. The Hounds (20-7, 10-2 South) needed the […]

Zias’ weekend heads south

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — The weekend of promise turned into a nightmare for Eastern New Mexico University’s women. Playing for a chance at a surprising Lone Star Conference South Division championship going into the weekend, the Zias absorbed their two worst losses of the season, including Saturday’s 75-42 setback against Abilene Christian. The win […]

Greyhounds take three from Cameron

The Greyhounds finished off their weekend on a sour note, but their pitching gave them enough for a series win over Cameron. The visiting Aggies routed Eastern New Mexico 19-7 in Saturday’s nightcap to keep from getting swept in the four-game Lone Star Conference crossover series. In the previous three games, all Greyhound wins, the […]

Fort Sumner, Floyd win district titles

Freedom Newspapers FORT SUMNER — Fort Sumner won the game but might have lost one of its top players. Junior Kelly Fortner injured her knee in the third quarter of Fort Sumner’s 41-32 win over Elida Saturday in the championship game of the District 3-1A girls tournament. Fort Sumner coach Brian Fortner said he did […]

Chairman discusses ins and outs of Ag Expo

Abby Dunn Dennis Edwards, 63, is committee chairman for the New Mexico Ag Expo, which wrapped up its 12th annual event last week in Portales. Q: How long have you been involved with the ag expo? A: Eleven years. I ran the exhibitor reception for probably five years. Then for a number of years I […]

Athletics benefit college

Kevin Wilson High school soccer was a way of life for Anna Funck less than two years ago. She knew that college soccer could be the same. “It had always been an option since I started high school,” said Funck, a freshman who scored three goals in the inaugural season for Eastern New Mexico University. […]

Bill aimed at helping prevent base closings

David Arkin Those worried that New Mexico’s military bases could be shut down or realigned in the coming years can sleep a little easier now. The state’s top boss has signed a bill that he and his backers say will help prevent bases from being closed. On Friday, Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill that […]

Judge says drug court important

Darrell Maurina The judicial district covering Curry and Roosevelt counties is one of only three in the state with no type of drug court for nonviolent offenders. Ninth Judicial District Judge Teddy Hartley would like to change that. Drug court is a program that imposes strict probation conditions and mandatory treatment and work programs on […]

Yes, there are reasons for having a leap year

Jim Lee Another leap year has leapt upon us. As always, the occasion causes me to scratch my rapidly graying cranium in profound confusion. I have a difficult time struggling to understand calendar stuff. Why do we need an extra day in February every few years, and why is February shorter than the other months […]

Let ‘Dear Bobby’ take care of your problems

Bob Huber I came out of the closet a few years ago, admitting the authorship of “Dear Abby” columns in newspapers. It began when my identity was exposed by a composing room boo-boo that placed my picture over a “Dear Abby” column. It turned out to be beneficial, however, because I no longer have to […]

Portales wins district title

By Kevin Wilson The host Portales Lady Rams capitalized on a poor start from Lovington, and took back the District 4-3A tournament title with a 70-57 win Friday night. Erika Cook scored 20 points to lead three in double figures for Portales (20-4), which won its ninth-straight game and reclaimed the title that Lovington won […]

Inge found time to listen to family’s problems

By Tony Parra Ida Lou Inge took care of her only daughter. She was the brains of the family and although a bashful, modest person, she still loved being around people. “She didn’t like to talk, but she was a great listener,” Pamela Inge, her daughter, said. “She loved people. She listened to me when […]

Terry loves school, homemade bread

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Job: Principal at James Elementary Age (and birth date): 42 (Sept. 6, 1961) Hometown: Portales Family: Wife Kristie; sons Teegan (9) and Braden (8); and daughter Micah (5). What do you think of Portales? “Love it! It is a great town and I am proud to call it home. When you see the people support […]

Lady Rams watch and learn for Lovington

By Kevin Wilson The Portales girls basketball team was treated to a video doubleheader this week. The Lady Rams didn’t watch “Matchstick Men,” “Lost in Translation” or anything like that. Instead, they watched a pair of basketball games as a reminder of exactly what’s at stake over the next few weeks. “We’ve been watching last […]

Hounds clinch share of LSC South title

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Jamaal Hunnicutt had a double-double, posting 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds moved closer to their second-straight Lone Star Conference South title with an 81-73 win at Angelo State. Eastern (19-7, 9-2) is a win away from clinching the division title. The Hounds […]

Angelo state crushes Zias

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — After a 16-0 start, Eastern New Mexico handed Angelo State its first loss of the season nearly a month ago in Portales. Kelli Anne Goble and the Rambelles gained some revenge Thursday, knocking Eastern out of a first-place tie in the Lone Star Conference South with a 70-48 win […]

Baseball: Hounds open series against Cameron

By Kevin Wilson Starting pitching, relief pitching, hitting for power, hitting for average, fielding. Those are all things that could help the Greyhounds rebound from a 2-8 start, but veteran Eastern New Mexico Phil Clabaugh sees things in a much simpler way. “The only way we’re going to start winning is to quit losing,” Clabaugh […]

Elida moves on to 3-1A title game

Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — Halee Best scored 13 points, and Elida moved on to Saturday’s District 3-1A championship Thursday with a 52-39 win over Melrose. Casey Ford scored 11 points and Kodi Armitage added nine for Elida (15-10), which faces top seed Fort Sumner Saturday in a 3 p.m. contest. “It was a big game […]

Read about heaven and be a believerr

Joan Clayton In Genesis 1, we read about the beginning: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” In Exodus 34:28, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and these commandments are a pattern for successful living. Centuries before Jesus came, many prophecies were made about the coming Messiah. Here are just a few: […]

Mayor Ortega considers state politics

Mike Linn Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega is seriously considering expanding his political aspirations to the stately stage of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The Democrat said there’s a 50 percent chance he will run for the District 66 position. He said he will make his decision on Monday morning. If he decides to run, […]