Zia capsule

Dave Wagner ENMU (2-8) at Oklahoma Panhandle State (3-10) • When: 6 p.m. (MST) Monday at Goodwell, Okla. • Radio: none • Last time out: The Zias lost to Abilene Christian 92-85 in two overtimes on Dec. 17 at Greyhound Arena. The Lady Aggies beat Henderson State 125-111 in Goodwell on Saturday. • Last meeting: […]

ENMU/OPSU men’s basketball capsule, Nov. 26

Freedom New Mexico ENMU (5-1) at Oklahoma Panhandle State (1-3) When: 6 p.m. (MST) today Where: Goodwell, Okla. Last time out: The Greyhounds outlasted New Mexico Highlands 104-98 in a game played on Wednesday at Santa Rosa High School. The Aggies haven’t played since Nov. 18 when they lost at Colorado-Colorado Springs 91-77. Radio: KSEL-FM […]

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 […]

Zias notch win over Panhandle

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior outside hitter Kristen Beck just missed a double-double with nine kills and nine digs while adding six of Eastern New Mexico’s 10 aces on Saturday as the Zias swept past Oklahoma Panhandle State 25-15, 25-15, 25-18. Other than the start of the second game, when they erased a […]

Freedom New Mexico garners 11 press awards

Freedom New Mexico picked up 11 awards on Saturday, including the seven top prizes, in the Texas Panhandle Press Association’s 2011 Better Newspaper Contest. The Clovis News Journal was honored with PPA’s General Excellence award. CNJ photographers Tony Bullocks, Liliana Castillo and columnist Kevin Wilson all won individual first place awards. The Portales News-Tribune took […]

Day trip: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Gabriel Monte Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum • Location: 2503 4th Avenue Canyon, Texas • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The museum offers exhibits featuring the historic and cultural heritage of the panhandle. Exhibits include displays featuring the petroleum industry that flourished in the 1920s, the pioneer town with a collection of everyday items […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 10

All times MDT La Cueva 41, Clovis 21 Texico 12, Portales 6 Fort Sumner 41, Capitan 13 Melrose 56, Foothill 6 Clovis Christian 48, Elida 0 Dora 25, Vaughn 12 Tucumcari 43, West Las Vegas 6 San Jon 51, House/Grady 6 Texas Farwell 12, Gruver 0, halftime Bovina 42, Panhandle 6 Muleshoe 49, Andrews 19

My turn: Just call me ‘The Rave’

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By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico Baseball is by far my favorite sport. One reason is because baseball players have great nicknames. Mike Hargrove, who grew up in the Texas Panhandle, was known as the “Human Rain Delay” because he spent so much time out of the batter’s box between pitches. Willie Mays […]

My turn: Small towns still memorable

I grew up in Muleshoe and in 1979 started writing about small towns in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico. Name a town located between Canadian, Texas, and Melrose, and I’ll tell you something memorable about it. Here’s one of the things I think about when I think about … … Portales: Dallan Sanders, […]

Zias notch win at Panhandle State

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — Sophomore middle blocker Jessica King posted 14 kills and six total blocks and junior outside hitter Veronica Valdez-Kent added a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs as Eastern New Mexico University snapped a five-match losing streak Tuesday night with a 25-11, 24-26, 25-20, 25-21 victory. The loss was […]

No errand trumps leaving child in hot car

Freedom New Mexico A South Texas tragedy is a good reminder for eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle these days: Never leave a child unattended in a car, especially when it’s hot out. Felicitas Alexandra Cordova died Sunday after she was found in her family’s Ford Expedition at a flea market just north of […]

Blizzard conditions close Texas Panhandle highways

By Linda Stewert Ball: The Associated Press DALLAS — A spring blizzard slammed into the Texas Panhandle, causing numerous accidents, shutting down major highways and paralyzing the region as residents braced Friday for up to a foot of snow, freezing 45-mph winds and massive snowdrifts. “We’ve had several accidents, several tractor-trailors jackknifed but no fatalities,” […]

Greyhounds end season with spanking of Oklahoma Panhandle State

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — It took the Eastern New Mexico University football team a little while to get untracked Saturday, but once they did the Greyhounds were in complete control. ENMU snapped an eight-game losing streak, rolling up 457 total yards in a 59-13 thumping of Oklahoma Panhandle State in the season finale […]

Hounds end season against Aggies

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico After not playing Oklahoma Panhandle State for 23 years, the Eastern New Mexico University football team resumed its series with the Aggies in 2006. Suffice it to say, the last two meetings have been one-sided in the Greyhounds’ favor — wins by a combined score of 115-14. The teams […]

Hounds end season at OPSU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico It’s been seven long weeks since the Eastern New Mexico University football team has tasted victory. Of course, their run through the Lone Star Conference South Division schedule, normally a big challenge, has been even more difficult than usual this season. Four of their six South brethren are ranked […]

Zias pick up twin-bill victory

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Freedom Newspapers Kelsey Kubik’s potent bat and Nicole Dickson’s right arm carried the day on Wednesday for Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team. Kubik went 5-for-5 and homered in each game and Dickson threw nine shutout innings to pick up a pair of wins as the Zias swept Oklahoma Panhandle State 11-0 and 9-7 in […]

Hounds grab road win

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — It didn’t take long Tuesday night for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s team to turn a tight game into a blowout. Justin Redman-Trotter, Dwight Collins and Tristan Largent hit 3-point shots in the final minute of the first half — including a shot from beyond midcourt by Largent as […]

Zias defeat Lady Ags

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior guard Heather Brown kicked off an 8-0 run by hitting a tie-breaking 3-pointer with eight minutes left Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s women defeated Oklahoma Panhandle State 64-57 in their season opener. Brown finished with a team-best 12 points for the Zias, while Elizabeth Richards and Ashley […]

Farwell man raising funds for Panhandle fire victims

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The land Brandon Embry farms was untouched by the grassfires that charred an estimated 750,000 acres of Texas Panhandle land in mid-March. Yet, the Farwell wheat and milo farmer has decided to donate some of his farming supplies to help rebuild what the fires consumed. And he is urging others […]

Hounds bow late to Aggies

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior guard Eddie Moss hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 40 seconds left, highlighting a game-ending 10-0 run that lifted Oklahoma Panhandle State past Eastern New Mexico University 62-59 on Friday for the Aggies’ first win of the season. Nick Malinowski and Aaron Harrison posted double-doubles for Panhandle (1-10), scoring 15 […]