Women have come long way

In our little country school we had basketball goals on a dirt lot, and girls and boys played together, choosing up teams. In fact, I don’t remember any discussions at all about boys and girls competing together in sports. We all learned not to dribble the basketball in the goatheads and other sticker weeds if […]

Hounds seventh, Zias eighth in LSC preseason poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men were picked for seventh place and the women for eighth this season in the Lone Star Conference South preseason basketball polls, released by the conference office. Midwestern State, the defending South champion and coming off a 31-3 season, is favored to win its fourth […]

ENMU to start basketball practice

Dave Wagner It’s time for basketball to begin at Eastern New Mexico University. The Greyhounds and Zias are slated to begin official practice today, the women practicing at 2 p.m. and the men at 7 p.m. at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds (10-16, 5-7 LSC South in 2009) expect to find out in a hurry what […]

My turn: Compassion is real issue at hand

My basketball/golf/war-history buddy John Kirby recently asked whether I’d considered writing about the Florida preacher threatening to burn Korans. I told the Connecticut Yankee on the Court — who insists that I shoot three-pointers even when I’m not feeling it and thinks it unusual that I carry four fairway putters — that simple condemnation of […]

Thursday morning briefing: Emergency tips, basketball camp and UFOs

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Emergency tips Are you interested in the preparation for emergencies in Portales and Roosevelt County? The Roosevelt County Local Emergency Planning Committee meets 4-5 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Memorial Building in Portales. Call Emergency Management Director Keith Thomas […]

Weekend Macker tourney postponed

The Gus Macker basketball tournament scheduled this weekend at Clovis Community College has been postponed to Sept. 4-5. Patty Donovan, a marketing manager at Michigan-based Gus Macker, said the 3-on-3 hoops tournament was pushed back in a hopes of drawing more teams. Gene Martin, the tournament organizer, said Monday about 100 teams were signed up […]

ENMU signs player for men’s basketball

Freedom New Mexico Max Carries, a 6-foot-7 junior-to-be forward from Moreno Valley, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Carrier is transferring from Irvine Valley College in California. Last season, he helped the Lasers to a 26-5 record and a berth in the quarterfinals […]

Portales Past: March 1, 1950

March 1, 1950: A confetti-showered Eastern New Mexico University basketball team walked off with its second straight New Mexico Conference championship. Harry “Moose” Miller scored 17 points to lead the Greyhounds past Panhandle A&M, 49-40.

Friday morning briefing: Time capsules, Mrs. Clovis and Farwell basketball

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Time after time The Curry County Centennial Committee needs your help. They’re putting together a Centennial Time Capsule. Got a significant item — historically significant — from 2009 or an idea for one? Contact the committee c/o Diane Nance, 700 N. Main, Suite 10, Clovis. […]

ENMU at Central Okla. basketball preview capsules

Men ENMU (5-7) at Central Oklahoma (9-4), 7 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at Edmond, Okla. Radio: none. Hounds’ last outing: The Greyhounds lost to Fort Lewis 82-59 on Monday at Greyhound Arena, their sixth setback in the last seven games. Notes: Central Oklahoma is coming off an 89-73 thumping of […]

12-18 enmu men’s, women’s basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men Texas A&M-Commerce (8-1) at ENMU (5-4), 8 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Hounds built a 20-point, second-half lead and held off Southwestern Oklahoma 82-71 on Monday at Weatherford, Okla., snapping a three-game losing streak. Notes: Monday’s win ended […]

Friday morning briefing: Acts of kindness and basketball

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Dec. 13 Elida News

Basketball schedule • Dec. 19 – Jal at Jal – JV-G, B; V-G, B – 2 p.m. • Dec. 21 – Clovis Christian at Clovis – JV- B; V-G, B – 3 p.m. • Jan. 2 – Valley Christian at Roswell – JH-B ; V-G,B – 4 p.m. • Jan. 5-09 –EPAC

ENMU-Cameron basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (4-3) at Cameron (6-1), 3 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Lawton, Okla. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds dropped a 109-98 shootout to East Central at Greyhound Arena a week ago, completing the split of a four-game homestand. Notes: Cameron opened the season […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Western tunes, basketball

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

11-8 Elida news

Basketball Nov. 17 – Marshall JH @ Elida – 4 p.m. Basketball schedules are available at the office or online at our school website.

ENMU kicks off hoops season with Midnight Madness

kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com Eastern New Mexico University basketball coaches are hoping a pair of turnarounds start when the clock hits midnight tonight. That time marks Midnight Madness, the first practice allowed for college basketball squads. The Zia and Greyhound squads will hold a public practice, preceded by an 11:15 p.m. pep rally at Greyhound Arena. The Zias […]

Faith was more inspiring than talent

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist He was basketball’s original “Showtime” in a time when taking center stage and showcasing a talented player wasn’t done. When the legendary “Pistol” Pete Maravich began playing basketball someone with his talent and need to have the ball in his hands as much as possible was seen as a ball […]

June 5 Cannon Community

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University introduces new basketball coach

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Andrew Helton on Tuesday stood in front of a crowd at Greyhound Arena. He can’t wait for the next time. “To see these game lights on gets my juices flowing,” said Hleton, introduced as the new men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University. “I wish we were playing […]