ENMU track teams finish in last place

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Ricardo Hernandez and Zach Gerleve highlighted Eastern New Mexico University performances over the weekend in the two-day Lone Star Conference track meet. ENMU finished last in both divisions of the six-team meet, scoring 28 points on the men’s side and 11 in women’s competition. Angelo State ended Abilene Christian’s 20-year […]

Ram baseball going to state

Freedom Newspapers BAYARD — Portales senior T.C. Nusser threw a two-hitter, pacing the Ram baseball team to an 11-2 win over Cobre in Saturday’s Class 3A regional game. With the win, the Rams (17-9) earned their first state tournament berth since 1997. They will play Thursday against the winner of Saturday’s contest between Bloomfield and […]

Four quarterbacks see time at scrimmage

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s quarterback job is Steven Hinson’s to lose next fall, but the diminutive signal-caller welcomes the competition. Hinson’s Green squad lost a 19-14 decision in Tuesday’s annual Green & Silver Game at Greyhound Stadium, but ENMU coaches got a good look at all four of their […]

Archers take their best shot

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By Kevin Wilson Oasis State Park saw a portion of people braving the slight winds to enjoy a day of fishing, and others walking their dog. In another corner of the park, though, a handful of people were trying to prove that they, in fact, know bow. The park is playing host to a True […]

ENMU student competes for Miss New Mexico

Tony Parra Aleiha Applegarth is not your typical Miss New Mexico contestant. When she was in elementary school, competing in the Miss America Pageant was the furthest thing from her mind. “Growing up, I thought it wasn’t much but standing on stage and looking beautiful,” Applegarth said. “I had no idea how much more there […]

Students prepare for national spelling bee

Ryan Lengerich Area students are “sanguine” about a chance to visit Washington, D.C. — and many of them can spell that word, too. Sanguine, an adjective meaning excited or optimistic, and obscure words like it could pop up in the upcoming weeks as eastern New Mexico elementary and junior high students participate in their school’s […]

PHS cheerleaders fare ‘well’ at nationals

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Tony Parra The Portales Lady Rams cheerleading team’s first trip to the United Cheerleader Association’s national high school competition for the senior girls led to a 25th-place showing out of 63 teams on Feb. 7 – 8 in Orlando, Fla. “We did real well, considering our resources,” James Villanueva, first-year varsity cheerleading coach, said. “Other […]

Local team shooting for title

By Mike Linn A group of six from Roosevelt County will compete in an international competition to test their Robin Hood and Davey Crockett-like skills this week in Raton. The International Youth Hunter Education Challenge is scheduled Monday through Friday and includes competitions in rifle shooting, shotgun, archery, compass and map navigation, hunter safety and […]

Portales trainer helps Clovis officer in weightlifting

By Dave Wagner Clovis Police Detective David Yoakum has always enjoyed weightlifting and working out to stay in shape. But he wondered about the possibility of competing as a bodybuilder. It’s something he thought he’d enjoy. Encouraged by friends and aided by Michael Gonzales of Portales, Yoakum recently participated in two bodybuilding events sponsored by […]

Dora High teen wins cooking contest

By Mike Linn Jena Bilberry wasn’t going to let a frito pie win this year’s New Mexico 4-H cooking competition. The Dora High School junior who had smelled but never tasted victory in seven previous years finally won approval of the judges’ stomachs on July 16 in Las Cruces. She edged 16 other competitors and […]

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Hubert Morgan, a real estate agent and avid golfer, had this to say about one of his favorite hobbies: •“I love golf because I get to be outdoors.” •“You’re always trying to play your best game; it’s a competition with yourself.” •“I like playing with friends.” •“I love my 5 wood. I’ve hit some spectacular […]

Teen wins FFA singing competition

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By Helena Rodriguez Students in FFA are traditionally groomed for a life in agriculture. One Dora High School student, however, hopes the program will open doors to another career. Allie Brooks, 15, recently won the state FFA Career Development Talent Show at the FFA state convention in Las Cruces. After beating out 14 other competitors […]