Flag held high

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An Eastern New Mexico University cheerleader runs a giant green ENMU flag through Greyhound Arena late Wednesday night during the Hounds Lone Star Conference loss to Abilene Christian.

Kingsville stops Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico Chad Johnson put Eastern New Mexico University’s men in front with a basket less than 30 seconds into Saturday night’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. It quickly went downhill from there. The Greyhounds made only seven first-half field goals and shot just 35 percent from the game in […]

Holidays bring out blues in some

By Jim Mentink: Freedom New Mexico Correspondent Brightly shining red and green balls. Resin-coated reindeer and snowmen. Tinsel, popcorn strings and tiny white lights. These are all typical ornaments that people use to decorate their Christmas trees. Some ornaments, though, hold special meaning, like a Christmas-themed fairy that Clovis resident Fern Tredway will hang on […]

Mustangs seeking playoff berth

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico With four of their six rivals in the Lone Star Conference South Division ranked in the top 25 nationally, virtually every game is a major challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. That’s what helps make last week’s 38-35 loss at Texas A&M-Kingsville a little hard to […]

Midwestern State hands Zias three-game loss

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior middle blocker Krissa Johnson and sophomore middle blocker Alysha Pritt combined for 25 kills — matching the entire Eastern New Mexico University total — as Midwestern State handed the Zias a 30-23, 30-22, 30-16 Lone Star Conference volleyball loss on Saturday. The Mustangs (24-4, 8-2 LSC) bounced […]

Commerce deals ENMU shutout loss

Freedom New Mexico COMMERCE, Texas — Senior forward Bailey Geels scored a goal and had an assist Friday and Texas A&M-Commerce limited Eastern New Mexico University to two shots on goal, blanking the Zias 2-0 in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer matchup. Gaels was credited with an assist on teammate Meagan Lasley’s goal midway […]

Meth series hits home

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers A popular piece of advice for writers is to write about what you know. But writing about what you know can be extremely painful when you’ve been affected by the destructive demon of methamphetamine . Crank. Ice. Chalk. Tweek. Nose candy. There are many ways to label this man-made drug, […]

Zias sweep but miss playoffs

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers After giving up four home runs in an 8-0 loss to Texas A&M-Kingsville on Friday, Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Nicole Dickson said a change in strategy was in order. Working the corners of the plate more effectively, the junior right-hander tossed a two-hitter for her fifth shutout of the […]

Hounds and Zias balancing on bubble

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams don’t have much margin for error. The Greyhounds and Zias each have three of their final four Lone Star Conference South Division games at home, beginning with tonight’s twin bill against Abilene Christian. The ENMU women (12-10, 3-7 South) are trying to come all […]

Rams face ‘must win’ game against NMMI

By Mickey Winfield: CNJ staff writer On the heels of a disappointing loss at Lovington, and with one game left on their district schedule, the Portales Rams (3-5) view tonight’s game against the New Mexico Military Institute Colts (7 p.m., Greyhound Stadium) as a must-win, to clinch a spot in the New Mexico Class 3A […]

Maguire Announces retirement from Zias

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Mike Maguire has had an impressive run as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach. Maguire, who has been the program’s coach for 20 seasons and has doubled as the school’s athletic director for the past six years, made official Thursday his intentions to give up his coaching duties after the […]

Wolverines hand Dora 32-11 loss

PNT staff CLOVIS — Texico’s bats went crazy on Tuesday and the Wolverines rolled to a 32-11 victory over Dora at Brady Field. Casey O’Connor led the Coyotes (5-6) with three hits in four at-bats, but Dora coach Ty Thatcher said Texico belted several home runs in a game stopped in the fifth by the […]

Crushing loss still haunts Lady Rams softball team

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer Last season, the Portales Lady Rams won district for the first time in their history. However, the memory of that accomplishment is overshadowed by a crushing 14-0 loss in the first round of the state tournament. “It was embarrassing,” Junior Sharessa Nusser said. “You didn’t know quite what to […]

RGH to ask for $1.1 million intensive care unit

By Tony Parra Tuesday was the start of the 2006 legislative session and hospital officials want a portion of the excess amount of capital outlay revenue for an intensive care unit. Monday was the first day of the 30-day session, which with the help of oil and gas revenues, has created the largest surplus in […]

Losses help lead Portales on winning path

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer In high school volleyball, 22 wins say a lot about a team. In Portales’ case, three losses said just as much. After Portales survived five-game battles against St. Michael’s and Pojoaque to claim its fourth Class 3A title in six years, it could be said those three losses that […]

Greyhound football news and notes, Oct. 26

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers WITH CORNERBACKS MARK Patterson (groin) and Michael Fields (ankle and knee) unable to play due to injury, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo had to resort to desperate measures in last weekend’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Texas A&M-Kingsville. First, he moved outside linebacker Brandon Harper […]

Zias closing in on first playoff berth

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With two weeks left in the Lone Star Conference’s regular season, Eastern New Mexico University’s women have their eyes squarely on an LSC postseason tournament berth. ENMU (10-5, 3-2 LSC) is tied for third in the 10-team league with four matches left. The Zias will need at least one and […]

Effect Cannon closure will have on local enterprises

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer What kind of effect would Cannon’s closure have on Portales? The majority of business owners, university, public schools and city leaders feel the impact would be to a lesser extent than Clovis, but would still be significant. Susan Wilson, vice president of the Hirst Cordova public relations firm in […]

There will never be another Iron Mike Tyson

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Two conversations, 15 years apart, start the same way. “What do you think about Tyson losing Saturday?” Two different reactions ensued, and by all indications we have said an uncomfortable goodbye to boxer Mike Tyson, a man for whom the star label seemed less comfortable with each passing day. […]

Point guards are the priority for Greyhounds

By Dave Wagner From four wins in his first season to its first NCAA Division II tournament bid in 11 years this season, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball program has made steady progress under fourth-year coach Shawn Scanlan. This season, the Hounds (21-9) repeated al Lone Star Conference South champions and made the […]