Wednesday morning briefing: Flowers for food, top athletes and rain gutter racing

Start your day off the right way with the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday morning briefing: Food for flowers Area residents can participate in FTD Good Neighbor Day Sept. 7 at Hestands Floral and Gifts, 813 W. Second St., Portales. In exchange for three cans of food for the Community Services Center food pantry, participants receive […]

Dirty Laundry: Denial runs deep among sports parents

Aisha Sultan I knew the minute I saw a red-faced grown man hollering at his 5-year-old son during a soccer practice. I didn’t want my kindergartner playing with this crowd. His little friend with the very loud father seemed so eager to please that I couldn’t decide if the scene left me depressed or angry. […]

Texico student elected to state 4-H position

A Texico High student was elected to the 2010-11 State 4-H Council Officer Team, chosen during the 87th Annual State 4-H Conference in Las Cruces in July. Wil Hodnett of Texico was elected treasurer. Hodnett competes in livestock judging, along with showing sheep, beef and dairy heifers. Hodnett, 17, also runs track and participates in […]

Athletes named to ENMU honor roll

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University announced 169 athletes were represented on the Spring 2010 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. The list includes Greyhound and Zia student athletes with a grade point average of at least 3.0 for the semester. The volleyball team had the highest grades of any team, with a cumulative GPA of […]

Three ENMU athletes named to LSC track all-conference team

Freedom New Mexico Three Eastern New Mexico University athletes were named to the Lone Star Conference All-Conference team Wednesday. Senior thrower Steven Aragon and sophomores Bill Squire and Nicole Reid marked the first time in seven years the squad had multiple athletes named all-conference. To qualify, an athlete must score at least 14 points at […]

Shout outs: Area gymnasts win medals

Area gymnasts recently competed in the 2010 USA Gymnastics New Mexico State Championships with more than 50 teams and 1,200 competitors. Gymnasts ranged from ages 5-25 and varied in experience. Categories included trampoline, synchronized trampoline, double mini, and tumbling. Eleven athletes from the area competed at the state Championships in their age and level for […]

Press release: Crouse, Lale, Draper and Reid selected ENMUSports.com student athletes of week

Olympic athletes live up to hype

Freedom New Mexico Every couple of years leading up to the Olympics, NBC cranks up the hype machine and inundates us with imagery and stories of athletes it deems are either talented enough or telegenic enough — and in some cases, both — to serve as bait to lure passive sports fans to tune in […]

Press release: Nelson, Altheide selected ENMUSports.com student athletes of week

PORTALES, N.M.—The Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams continued their LSC South schedules last week, with both the Zias and Greyhounds dropping last-minute heartbreakers to Angelo State. Reggie Nelson (Jr., G, Tyler, Texas/Tyler JC) recorded the Greyhounds’ first 30-point game since Justin Redman Trotter accomplished the feat two seasons ago at West Texas A&M. He […]

Athletes take to Twitter

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Athletes run, jump, shoot pass and hit. Volumes of pages couldn’t sum up local philosophies on managing those. They also Tweet, MySpace and Facebook. Regarding those social networking verbs, the response could fit in a text message: Ask me later. Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach banned usage of […]