Exposure to China’s ills may be biggest Olympic victory

Freedom New Mexico The closing ceremonies were not quite as spectacular as the opening ceremonies. But they were spectacular enough, capping an Olympics that both from an athletic and a showmanship standpoint had to be counted as a success, though it cost the Chinese government some $40 billion. This year’s games were also notable for […]

ENMU athletes ready for lift

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Members of the athletic staff at Eastern New Mexico University think a new weight room facility will provide a major boost to the school’s overall athletic program. Funding for the facility was approved last week, and the hope is it will be ready for the start of the 2009-10 […]

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 […]

Hirschi Huskies hustle Rams in Lubbock

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams expected to be tested Saturday night against Wichita Falls-Hirschi at Lubbock’s Lowrey Field. If Saturday’s game was a test, the Rams want a re-do after a 31-6 loss. The Rams (0-2) fell into a 21-0 halftime hole, and never found their way out of it. “We […]

ENMU axes tennis program

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eastern New Mexico University opted not to renew women’s tennis coach Christine Blaeser’s contract last week. This week, regents voted to do away with the program completely. Gary Musgrave, vice president for Student Affairs presented a recommendation to end the program to the regents, based on input from the […]

Hound assistant heads to Adams State

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom Newspapers Greyhound assistant basketball coach Mark Murdock is going north. Following five years as the top assistant to Shawn Scanlan, Murdock has accepted the head coach position at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo. He replaces Larry Mortenson, who moved full-time into the college’s athletic director position following a Mountain Athletic […]

ENMU cuts ties with Zia tennis coach

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom Newspapers After 17 years with Christine Blaeser at the helm, Eastern New Mexico University is seeking a change. The school will not renew Blaeser’s contract, according to Athletic Director Mike Maguire and President Steven Gamble. Blaeser was 134-171 in 17 years as Zia coach. “I think that the 17 years of […]

Buffalo’s Sid Black honored at state

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer For more than a quarter century he has argued on behalf of Melrose student-athletes to be honored for their actions in and out of their participation in sports, and now, in the twilight of his career, longtime Melrose athletic director Sid Black is the one getting recognition. Black was […]

ENMU uses bonds to upgrade buildings

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University representatives are investing in the future of the campus and in the form of building upgrades, courtesy of system revenue bonds. The ENMU Board of Regents approved the issuance of $9.325 million in the issuance of system revenue bonds to renovate the university. ENMU […]

ENMU receives outlay share

By Tony Parra New athletic facilities and building infrastructure were the key items in the 2005 New Mexico Legislative session for Eastern New Mexico University. So far, $1.46 million has been reserved for the university, ranging from improvements to the building infrastructure to athletics facilities. ENMU president Steven Gamble said that $450,000 for athletic facilities […]

Greyhound mascot needs a replacement

Bob Huber It’s Christmas time again, and I’ve found a unique gift for my favorite college student. I’m providing her with a new mascot for her university. I’ll bet your favorite students are tired of jokes about their mascot too. You see, my student’s athletic teams are the “Greyhounds,” a bony, bald canine suitable only […]

Big names featured at Clovis rodeo

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By Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — Buster Record has spent more than a decade making his name as a steer roper in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Even if technically it isn’t his name. “It’s really a nickname,” said Record, who was named Tommy at birth, “but it’s the only name I’ve ever been called. It’s […]