Dora students shocked over classmate’s death

Mike Linn DORA — Almost two dozen Dora High School students squeezed into the principal’s office Monday to remember Clayton Stokes, an energetic and mischievous junior who died late Saturday night in an automobile accident. Students were in shock throughout the day, where instruction in classes was exchanged for memorial talks about the funny, charismatic […]

Murray coaches, collect memories

By Kevin Wilson John Murray collects all kinds of things, from a record collection that exceeds 7,000 vinyl discs to a grouping of toys that would make his office a good subject for a VH1 “I Love the 80s” special. His most valuable collection, though, grows in a file folder. It is a collection of […]

Hound baseball looking for fresh start

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By Dave Wagner Veteran Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh is looking forward to a fresh start for his team in 2004. The Greyhounds had a miserable time last season, going 12-39 overall and winning just four of their 24 Lone Star Conference South Division games. Clabaugh, who helped revive a defunct program […]

Greyhounds in sole possession of division lead

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By Dave Wagner With the Lone Star Conference South Division lead on the line, Eastern New Mexico University’s men struck the first blow against rival West Texas A&M. After seeing their tentative 30-27 halftime lead cut to a single point with a turnover on the second-half inbound pass, ENMU put together a 9-0 run and […]

Late rally can’t save Rams

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By Kevin Wilson Portales beat Roswell at its own game, but only for about four minutes. Otherwise, visiting Roswell was in control most of the night en route a 68-57 win Thursday night at Ram Gym. Roswell (11-3) won its sixth-straight, leading by as much as 19 points early in the fourth. Portales guard Chris […]

Counties ready for junior livestock shows

Michell Seeber This week will start a string of junior livestock shows, beginning with Bailey County on Thursday and concluding with Curry and Quay counties in August, county extension agents recently said. In between will be shows for Parmer and Roosevelt counties. The Bailey County Junior Livestock Show will start at 10 a.m. Thursday at […]

EPAC Boys: Melrose routs Fort Sumner for third place

By Dave Wagner Senior Harvey Park scored 18 points and Melrose claimed the boys’ third-place trophy in the EPAC basketball tournament Saturday with a 51-32 win over Fort Sumner at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. Park had three 3-pointers, including two in the first quarter when the Buffaloes (6-5) opened a 17-8 lead. Fort […]

Hounds push win streak to eight

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Junior Irshaun Pinckney led five Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 18 points and the Greyhounds pulled away in the second half Thursday night for an 86-68 win over Cameron in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. Junior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt added 16 points and 12 […]

Grady beats Dora for fifth

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — Grady boys coach Ken Kostedt thinks the Bronchos’ 4-10 record this season is a little deceptive. “All of our games this year have been close except for two,” he said. “We just haven’t been on the winning end that much. I think we’ve played some talented teams.” Thursday night, Grady […]

ENMU teams regroup after long road stretches

By Dave Wagner Considering they’ve been on the road for the most part, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams can’t be too displeased with the way things went during the first semester. That doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. The defending Lone Star Conference South Division champion ENMU men take a 6-3 record and […]

Greyhounds win fourth-straight

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University put together a 21-0 run and got double-figure scoring from six players on Thursday to rout depth-think Oklahoma Panhandle State 97-71 in men’s college basketball. The Greyhounds (6-3) won their fourth in a row — all on the road — and broke away from a 28-28 […]

Impact forward gives ENMU added scoring

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Dave Wagner PORTALES — Travazz Buckley made a big impact in his Eastern New Mexico debut. After not playing in a college basketball game for about a year, the ENMU junior learned Friday morning that he had gained his academic eligibility in time to make the trip with the Greyhounds for Saturday’s contest against Incarnate […]

Hounds on three-game streak

By Dave Wagner Preseason conditioning can be real drudgery, and Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is known to crack the whip. As far as Greyhounds senior Garland Coleman is concerned, though, all that work was worth it Saturday night when ENMU went four overtimes to eke out a 91-89 win over […]

Hunnicutt demands more from self, team

By Kevin Wilson Even when things are going well, Eastern New Mexico University junior Jamaal Hunnicutt expects more — of himself and his teammates. The Greyhounds won the Lone Star Conference South basketball championship last year. Hunnicutt thinks they can win the national title. The Hounds (4-3) beat the defending NCAA Division II champion Northeastern […]

Elliott sees good things ahead for Greyhounds

Dave Wagner Bud Elliott’s 10th season as Eastern New Mexico University’s football coach ended in disappointment, but hardly in discouragement. Elliott, who will be 72 in December, intends to return next year for his 37th campaign as a college head coach. And he thinks the immediate future looks bright for the Greyhounds. “We have so […]

Bellum picked for LSC-South volleyball team

Freedom Newspapers FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS RICHARDSON, Texas — Junior outside hitter Anna Bellum represented the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team on the All-LSC South squad, announced recently by the league office. The Zias (16-15, 7-3 South), who won nine of their final 12 matches to notch the school’s 15th consecutive winning season, also placed junior […]

Howard, Wiley earn LSC first team honors

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Junior linebacker Jeff Howard and junior cornerback Antonio Wiley represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division first-team defense, announced Wednesday by the league office. Six Greyhounds were chosen for second-team honors — junior quarterback Steven Hinson, sophomore running back Dwayne Davis, sophomore wide receiver Derrick […]

Bo knows dedication

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By Kevin Wilson Sports are about winning, but they’re also about how one deals with falling short of expectations. Portales junior guard Bo Gabriel has had such a shot in two sports. In his second year of grade school, Gabriel had a skateboarding accident which chipped a front tooth. Nine years later, he has a […]

Zias’ basketball team prepares for new season

Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Players on this year’s Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball roster range from point guards playing shooting guard (and vice versa) to forwards playing center. They also come from as far as California and as close as Portales. Whether new or experienced, small or big, these Zias are bound together with […]

Zias turn around season

Dave Wagner A month or so ago, it looked like neither the Eastern New Mexico University nor Texas Woman’s volleyball teams were postseason contenders. Both recovered, though, making it to the Lone Star Conference tournament with strong October runs. The Zias, seeded third from the South Division, and the Pioneers, the North’s No. 2 seed, […]