Buzard to undergo relatively new procedure

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard, hospitalized recently in Albuquerque due to a brain tumor that turned out to be cancerous, is scheduled to undergo gamma knife radiation treatments perhaps as early as next week. Buzard, who has been staying with his in-laws in Albuquerque since being released from […]

Big changes in store for Rams’ offensive line

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Rams have only one starter returning this season in the offensive line — and he’s playing a different position. Still, veteran Rams line coach Patrick Crowley is more concerned that the psyche of his linemen becomes more aggressive. “We’re going to run more of an attack scheme this year,” Crowley […]

Cole’s persistence pays off

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By Mike Linn CLOVIS — The first time Kourtnie Cole got on a horse — at the ripe old age of 3 — she got bucked off. She didn’t want to get back on, but after some coaching from her grandfather she decided to give it a shot. The 16-year-old has been in love with […]

PHS teams set for fall seasons

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By Dave Wagner Portales High football coach Glenn Johnson knows the Rams lost many key players from last season. One thing he’s not going to do, though, is call the 2004 campaign a rebuilding year. “We try not to look at it as rebuilding because we’ve had a lot of young men who’ve been in […]

Sophomore Chambers shows versatility

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By Dave Wagner Being asked to play three positions in three years can take its toll on a player. Not Eastern New Mexico University redshirt sophomore Rodrick Chambers, who lets his faith in God dictate his actions. Recruited as a defensive end out of Sam Houston High School in the Dallas suburb of Arlington, Chambers […]

ENMU soccer team hires new assistant

By Dave Wagner Travis McCorkle has had a full plate the past couple of weeks. Not only is McCorkle preparing to coach two soccer teams at Eastern New Mexico University this fall, he’s been busy trying to fill his assistant coach’s position over the past couple of weeks after Rich Stoneman, hired in the spring, […]

Hounds look to ride strong senior class

By Dave Wagner Bud Elliott has had considerable success in his 10 seasons as Eastern New Mexico University’s football coach, but one thing he hasn’t been able to do is lead the Greyhounds into the NCAA Division II playoffs. This could be the season, the veteran coach said as the start of preseason drills approaches. […]

Roping siblings are competitors and teammates

By Mike Linn CLOVIS — During the week, two teenage brothers just a year apart participate in friendly roping competitions at their Clovis home. The loser does the other’s chores, the winner gloats. On the weekends the sibling rivalry turns to teamwork for Dustin, 16, and Ethan McDaniel, 15, Texico High students with an affinity […]

Local softball team wins at nationals

By Dave Wagner It’s not the Clovis-Portales Speed’s fault there were only three teams in the 12-and-under division of the USSSA youth slow-pitch recreational national tournament last weekend in Moore, Okla. The Speed took care of its business, sweeping four games in double-round-robin play and then routing the Moore-based Angels 18-7 in the finals. Speed […]

Sleep depravation helps spawn local junior rodeo association

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By Rick White CLOVIS — Keith Moore liked the idea of his son and daughter taking part in junior rodeos because it kept them out of trouble, he said. It was getting home at 3 or 4 in the morning from a junior rodeo and having to get up for work the next day that […]