Hounds adjusting to new bats

Clarence Plank The boys of summer are getting ready to start spring training for the upcoming baseball season. Meanwhile, at Eastern New Mexico University, Greyhounds are learning how to hit with the new NCAA specs for baseball bats. Greyhounds coach Phil Clabaugh said they are spending $3,500 for new bats, but were able to make […]

Hounds 10th in LSC preseason baseball poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University has been tabbed for 10th place in the 13-team Lone Star Conference baseball race in a poll of LSC coaches and sports information directors and various media. Meantime, the ENMU softball squad was chosen for eighth place in the eight-team LSC South Division. Two-time defending […]

Clovis baseball team seeking new manager

Kevin Wilson John Harris found the Sox fit him better, and the Clovis Pioneers are looking for a new manager four months before their professional baseball debut. Harris, a 1973 graduate of Clovis High School, was named Wednesday as the manager of the Amarillo Sox, who will play in the American Association this season. The […]

Friday morning briefing: Read up, a top appointment and baseball mourns

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Read up The state Rural Bookmobile is scheduled to stop in Roosevelt County on Jan. 13. The schedule is: • Pep Post Office, 9-10 a.m. • Causey Post Office, 10:30-11:30 a.m. • Elida City Hall, 1-2 p.m. The bookmobile offers books for loan with […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Zoo video and pro player from Muleshoe talks baseball

Tuesday morning briefing: Baseball, teachers day and cooler weather

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing.

Officials optimistic about pro baseball for Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico An effort to place a professional baseball team in Clovis seems ahead early in the count. Officials with the city and the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, set to open play in May 2011, reported a positive meeting Friday afternoon. Andrew Dunn, the commissioner of the Pecos League, […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Fair time and baseball greats

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

Hail to Steinbrenner and other rambling thoughts

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Kevin Wilson Rambling thoughts while debating whether I should antagonize my editor when my baseball team beats his baseball team: • That free credit score website is having a national campaign for viewers to choose the site’s new “spokesband.” I watch and I can’t help but wonder the average credit score of these struggling bands. […]

Portales Past: July 29, 1945

July 29, 1945: T.J. Tidwell Shows and Carnival were set up on the Portales baseball lot on the Clovis highway. They offered multiple rides and promised entertainment for children and grownups.

Six Hounds earn LSC baseball honors

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Pitchers Jerry Manning and Anthony Smith and right fielder Ethan Wagner led six Eastern New Mexico University players in All-Lone Star Conference baseball selections for the 2010 season. All three were selected to the second team. Meantime, freshman center fielder Luis Quinones, senior infielder Sean Cruce and senior second […]

Portales Past: May 4, 1955

May 4, 1955: The Elida Tigers won the regional Class B baseball championship with a 13-3 win over Forrest. Ronald Berry had a first-inning grand slam to set the pace for Elida, which qualified for the state tournament with the win.

My turn: Just call me ‘The Rave’

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By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico Baseball is by far my favorite sport. One reason is because baseball players have great nicknames. Mike Hargrove, who grew up in the Texas Panhandle, was known as the “Human Rain Delay” because he spent so much time out of the batter’s box between pitches. Willie Mays […]

Elida school news — April 27

Upcoming events Today: Baseball at Floyd, 3 p.m. varsity, 5 p.m. junior varsity; Varsity track meet at Texico High School. Wednesday: Kiwanis Club of Portales Little Olympics track meet, 9 a.m., at Elida Schools. Thursday: Baseball at Grady, 3 p.m. varsity doubleheader Friday: District track at Fort Sumner. May 3: Baseball hosting Gateway Christian, 3 […]

Our people: Covering all the bases

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Bio Name: Greg Hill Birthday: June 21, 1963 Hometown: Portales Profession: Head baseball coach at Clovis High School Family: Wife Debbie of 23 years, children Morgan and Jordan Greg Hill coached in Portales for 17 years before moving to Clovis High School two years ago. Hill played baseball, basketball and football beginning at 6 years […]

My turn: No shortage of talent locally

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Major League Baseball opens its season this week, and Portales is well represented. Cody Ross, born in Portales on Dec. 23, 1980, is the Florida Marlins’ right fielder. He may start the year on the disabled list with a calf sprain, but he belted 24 home runs last year and is key to the team’s […]

ENMU cancels baseball games

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has canceled a pair of games Monday and Tuesday against the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Although the games could be rescheduled at a later date, nothing has been announced at this point.

Greyhounds reschedule weekend series

Freedom New Mexico Due to icy conditions on the baseball field, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is rescheduling its four-game series with New Mexico Highlands this weekend. The teams will meet in doubleheaders on both days, beginning at 11 a.m. in Las Vegas, N.M. This four-game set replaces the Greyhounds’ Friday and Sunday […]

ENMU BASEBALL: Hounds hope depth is OK

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico You need 23, and you’ll need at least 18 to do it. That’s the math longtime Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh is hoping for, as a thinned-down squad seeks its second-straight Lone Star Conference tournament berth. Last year’s squad, which finished 28-28, won three of four […]

Friday morning briefing: Weather and phony baseball stories

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Weather Right off the top today because of the storm: Winter Storm Warning in effect until 11 a.m. Today — Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower to mid 30s. Northwest […]