Force of One competitors receive recognition

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Courtesy photo Front row from left, Randall Roberts (Son of Retired TSgt. Mike Roberts), Daniel Barber (Son of SSgt. Glen Barber), Jennifer Suan (Daughter of Retired MSgt. Eric Suan), Mariam Mohamed, Keegan Detwieler (Son of Maj. James Detwieler) Middle row from left, Ethan Zamora, Aimee Roberts, Joseph Padilla, Camerin Suan (Son of Retired MSgt. Eric […]

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 […]

Athletes turn out for triathlon

USAF photo: Senior Airman Erik Cardenas Staff Sgt. Freddie Jones, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, explains the course to the competitors that they will take in the five kilometer bike ride and run. By Senior Airman: Erik Cardenas: 27th SOW Public Affairs Swimming 500 meters, riding a bike 10 kilometers and running a 5k […]

Texas UIL meets back on track

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The University Interscholastic League has pulled a backflip. After being deluged with complaints about its decision Wednesday to cancel regional track meets amid swine flu concerns, the governing body for Texas high school athletics has rescheduled the state track meet to June 5-6 and reinstated the 20 preceding regional […]

Swine flu concern postpones Texas athletic tournaments

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico West Texas athletes may not have swine flu, but mounting concern about the illness may keep them from competing in state finals. The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of Texas high school athletics, announced Wednesday that all athletic events are postponed until May 11. The order is an […]

Athletes share umbrella of suspicion

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM columnist I should have thrown on a DVD. It’s the only way my TV could have avoided it. Sports channel to news channel alike, Saturday’s big news was that New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was one of 104 players on an anonymous list to test positive for performance enhancing drugs […]

It’s Their Job: Pat Dodson

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Pat DodsonJob: Local coordinator for the Special Olympics of New Mexico.Background: Dodson has worked in the bookkeeping field for the last 20 years.She has a handicapped son, Garrett who is 17, and participates in Special Olympics. Special Olympics of New Mexico is on the Web at:www.sonm.org.To learn more about […]

PHS athletes to compete as all-stars

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Portales High’s football players could be at a major disadvantage when it comes to one area of the Class 3A North/South All-Star game: Not enough decals with which to barter. When the best seniors of last season trade blows on the gridiron this Saturday, teammates on both squads generally pass […]

LSC Track Athletes of the Week

MenTrackRaymond Radway, Abilene Chrsitian, Jr. sprinter, Mesquite, Texas — Radway won the 400 with the nation’s second-best time this spring, 46.24 seconds, in Baylor’s Michael Johnson Classic. He beat Baylor All-America Marcus Boyd (second in 46.82). ENMU nomineeJosh Browning, Sr. sprinter — Ran 22.37 for a second-place finish in last week’s McKinley Open at Adams […]

ENMU athletes pullng out stops for gala benefit

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Instead of blitzing on third down or calling for a hit-and-run, Eastern New Mexico University athletes will be serving up roast beef and dancing the Tango — all in the name of restoring a Portales landmark. On Tuesday, March 11 ENMU athletics will host the first High Hopes Benefit […]

Ram track qualifies more athletes for state

PNT Staff Report TEXICO — The Ram and Lady Ram track teams both took home titles at Tuesday’s meet at Texico, qualifying more athletes for the state tournament in the process. Senior Hunter Rackler and sophomore Devon Stinson qualified for state in the javelin throw and the Rams also qualified in the medley relay race. […]