Zias pound West Texas for sweep

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University junior Kelsey Kubik had more-than-respectable numbers coming into a four-game weekend series against West Texas A&M. She’s probably sad to see the first-year Lady Buffs squad leave town. Kubik, who belted a pair of homers in the opener of a doubleheader on Friday, knocked in six runs in the [...]

Little Leaguers battle elements and each other

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Lightning and rain put District 3 Little League 12-year-old winners bracket final on hold Saturday night at Dickenson Field, but not before Roosevelt County unleashed some thunder of its own. Travis Stobb’s two-run homer put Roosevelt County ahead 7-6 in the bottom of the fifth. The game was delayed for lightning [...]

NMHU routs Greyhounds

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Brian Fryer was a one-man wrecking crew on Tuesday. The senior center fielder went 4-for-4 with a triple, a homer, three runs scored and four driven in as New Mexico Highlands routed Eastern New Mexico University 9-1 in college baseball. Fryer raised his season’s batting average to .492, driving [...]

Obituaries June 1

Maxine Hobbs, 82 Maxine “Mrs. Homer” Hobbs, 82, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at her home in Portales. Services are pending and will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

UK missed the boat on “Hud”

By David Stevens One of the all-time great movies was released 40 years ago today. “Hud,” starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas and Patricia Neal, was filmed in Claude, Texas, just east of Amarillo, about two hours from Portales. The black-and-white Western classic was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won three of them. It told [...]