Elida boys and girls fall in state semifinals

The Elida boys and girls lost Thursday in the semifinal round of the New Mexico Class 1A state basketball tournament at the Santa Anna Star Center in Rio Rancho. The Tigers lost 68-54 against top-seeded Cliff, while the girls lost 70-68 to Magdalena in overtime. Check www.varsitynow.com late Thursday night for full the game story […]

Replays rare event in NBA, politics

Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico With the state high school basketball tournament next week and the NCAA tournaments the following week, it’s a great time to be a basketball fan. But before either of those takes place, there’s Saturday, where Philips Arena in Atlanta will give us 52 seconds to root for basketball, and second […]

Legislators aim to tackle wage exceptions

Staff and Wire Reports Lawmakers are moving quickly to help cities and counties avoid millions of dollars in overtime pay for police, firefighters and some other workers. The Senate approved a bill on Wednesday to fix a problem that occurred last year when the state enacted a higher minimum wage. The bill now goes to […]

Minimum wage law could affect overtime

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico An element of the new state minimum wage law could cost local governments tens of thousands of dollars in overtime pay and is drawing opposition from city officials across the state. The new law, effective Jan. 1, cements a work period as 40 hours in seven days with no […]

Rams hand Hounds second straight loss

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — For a long time, it looked like Eastern New Mexico University was in trouble Saturday against Angelo State. Then it looked like the Greyhounds were poised to win. In the end, though, ENMU coach Mark Ribaudo said the Hounds got what they deserved in a 28-21 […]

Angelo State beats Hounds in double overtime

Freedom New Mexico Daniel Thomas rushed for three touchdowns, including the game-winner in the second overtime, as Angelo State beat the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds 27-21 Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU senior quarterback Michael Benton scored on a 25-yard run in first overtime, but was stopped on fourth-and-two at the 5-yard line to end […]

Greyhounds get overtime winner

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University had its first win over Texas A&M-International in sight on Sunday when the Dustdevils forced overtime with a goal on a free kick in the final three minutes. It didn’t take the Greyhounds long to break through, though. Texas A&M-International goalkeeper Noe Pantoja was called for a foul […]

Zias claim win in double overtime

Freedom Newspapers Sophomore midfielder Kimberly Anaya scored one goal and set up a game-winning header by senior defender Marcela Garcia in the second overtime on Sunday, giving Eastern New Mexico’s women a 2-1 victory over St. Mary’s at the ENMU soccer pitch. It marked ENMU’s first win over the Rattlers in three all-time meetings. St. […]

Zias fall in overtime in LSC South Contest

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — So close, and yet so far. Eastern New Mexico University’s women continued to struggle to get over the top in Lone Star Conference South Division play Thursday night, falling in overtime to Texas Woman’s 85-79. Freshman guard Jessica Durr sent the game into overtime with a last-second basket and the […]

Rams survive double overtime scare

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer BLOOMFIELD — Portales senior Ezekial (Zeke) Soto kicked the Portales Rams into the Class 3A state football semifinals Saturday afternoon with a field goal in a 20-17 double overtime win against Bloomfield. Soto’s 28-yard game-winner, sets up a semifinal game with Saint Michael’s Horsemen in Santa Fe Friday or […]