Hounds think they’ve made improvement

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University senior Reggie Nelson is happy to be back in Portales and playing basketball. The 6-foot-1 senior guard was the Greyhounds’ co-leader in scoring in 2009-10, but took a year off for what he called family reasons. He’s expected to start at point guard today when the Greyhounds take on […]

ENMU briefs —

Trio Encantada performing Eastern New Mexico University will host Trio Encantada in a chamber recital at 7 p.m. Friday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. The event is free and open to the public. Trio Encantada, an ENMU faculty ensemble, features the combined talents of Tracy Carr, oboist; Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas, lyric soprano; and Mark […]

Hounds need top two finish to advance to nationals

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team has climbed one mountain. Today, they go for an even bigger one. The Greyhounds, who ended Abilene Christian’s 20-year run as Lone Star Conference champions two weeks ago, will try to earn one of two NCAA Division II national berths […]

Zias outlast Cowgirls in five sets

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Freedom New Mexico Facing a total of six match points in the fifth set, Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team rallied to beat New Mexico Highlands 25-17, 25-22, 24-26, 22-25, 20-18 Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena, ending a seven-match losing streak. Senior middle blocker Kristen Beck posted a career-high 23 kills for the Zias (6-22), […]

ENMU student starts anti-bullying campaign

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Jarret Lovelace stumbled upon the fact that October is Bullying Prevention Month. Shocked at what he learned — 30,000 young adults and teenagers attempt suicide each year due to cyber bullying, according to one website — Lovelace has started an anti-bully campaign, asking students and faculty members to have their […]

ENMU briefs — Nov. 1

Federal Reserve presentations Eastern New Mexico University is hosting an event with Federal Reserve representatives. The El Paso branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve will make a series of presentations today at 3 p.m. in Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business building. A reception will be at 4:45 p.m. The topic is Crisis, […]

Tie gives Hounds LSC men’s soccer title

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Freedom New Mexico All things considered, a tie was OK with the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team on Sunday at the ENMU pitch. Suffice it to say, Incarnate Word coach Vince Martinez was less than thrilled about it. Needing only a draw to clinch the program’s first conference title in its eight-year history, […]

Hounds face fourth consecutive ranked foe

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s football team has run into a buzzsaw this month, to say the least, and it ends today with a 2 p.m. Lone Star Conference kickoff against eighth-ranked Midwestern State at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU (2-7, 1-4 LSC) has faced Abilene Christian, Northwest Missouri State and West Texas A&M in its […]

State auditor stops in Portales

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Hector Balderas, New Mexico state auditor and native of eastern New Mexico, is campaigning to fill the U.S. Senate seat of Sen. Jeff Bingaman, who is retiring. The general election for the seat will take place in November 2012. Balderas made a brief stop at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on Thursday morning to […]

Region awakes to season’s first snow (Updated)

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Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico snow was easy come, easy go on Thursday. Clovis received a near-record day Thursday as the snow started at a flurry early in the morning and wound down by lunchtime, at which point rising temperatures knocked out most of the 2 to 4 inches of accumulation. For Portales, the National […]

Thursday morning briefing: Art treasure, a free film and a million behind bars

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Be amazed Or, at least a little surprised by taking a walking tour of art treasures at Eastern New Mexico University. It’s from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and includes stops in the Administration Building, the Roosevelt County Museum and end sin […]

ENMU fall sports squads think big

Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team hopes to end Abilene Christian’s long domination of the Lone Star Conference this weekend. ACU has won the last 20 LSC championships, but the Greyhounds are positioned to make a strong run at the Wildcats in Saturday’s league event at San Angelo, Texas. “There’s […]

Midwestern State rallies past Zias

Freedom New Mexico Miranda Byrd had 16 kills and seven total blocks (three solos) Tuesday night as Midwestern State notched a 25-27, 25-11, 25-21, 25-19 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. Eastern was paced by junior outside hitter Amber Durand, who registered 12 kills and seven digs. Senior […]

Playa Festival educates

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico has more playas than anywhere in the world. That’s what area fifth-graders are learning as part of the Playa Festivals, which have been held from September to October for the last two years. They are also learning that the playas, desert basins that fill with rain water or spring water […]

Zias post first win over Commerce

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women snapped a nine-match all-time soccer losing streak to Texas A&M-Commerce earlier this season with a tie on the road. Sunday, they broke through to beat the Lions for the first time and put themselves in good position to make the six-team Lone Star Conference tournament in early […]

Our people: Rising to the top

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Portales resident Joel Sievers is the team physician for Eastern New Mexico University, Portales and Clovis high schools. Sievers said he believes overcoming an injury helps young people learn how to overcome other obstacles they will face in life. “I enjoy teaching athletes about their injury and how to rehabilitate and watching them return to […]

Hounds, Zias start hoops practice Saturday

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams kick off preseason practice today, each going two sessions at Greyhound Arena. The women have workouts scheduled at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., while the men will go at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. ENMU is planning a form of “Midnight Madness” for next week, after […]

First-half goal stands up for Zias

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Freedom New Mexico Junior defender Emily Simon scored off a corner kick from freshman forward Alysia Carrasco in the first half on Friday, and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team held on for a 1-0 Lone Star Conference victory over Texas Woman’s at the ENMU pitch. The goal, Simon’s third of the season, […]

ENMU faces huge challenge in NW Missouri State

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Abilene Christian, ranked 10th in NCAA Division II, was a huge challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team last week. West Texas A&M next week and Midwestern State after that, both ranked, fall into the same category. Today’s clash against Northwest Missouri State, though, figures to be […]

Zias win 17th in row over OPSU

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Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team may be struggling this season, but the Zias still know how to beat Panhandle State. Senior middle blocker Jessica King had 10 kills and two total blocks and junior outside hitter Amber Durand collected nine kills, 14 digs and two aces as ENMU (5-15) swatted the […]