Hounds, Zias start hoops practice Saturday

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams kick off preseason practice today, each going two sessions at Greyhound Arena. The women have workouts scheduled at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., while the men will go at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. ENMU is planning a form of “Midnight Madness” for next week, after […]

How you can be a positive sports parent

Jack Perconte Positive parenting in sports is a choice parents make that allows sports to be about kids and not about parents. Parents who are out to relive their playing careers through their kids are the source of a lot of negative parenting in sports. The choice to be positive is not easy because of […]

Hounds to practice at 6:30 a.m. due to heat

Freedom New Mexico Seventh-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo is preparing to welcome upwards of 150 prospects to the start of practice this week. Ribaudo said Monday night that ENMU players are scheduled to check in today. Practice starts Thursday morning. “We’ve got 152 on the list,” Ribaudo said. “I’m guessing we’ll […]

How to run a great youth sports practice

Jack Perconte Parents often have unrealistic expectations of youth sport coaches. After all, most youth sport coaches are volunteer coaches who are only coaching because their sons or daughters are playing the sport. However, this should not provide an excuse for volunteer coaches to lack, enthusiasm, preparation and at least some measure of expertise. An […]

Reader-submitted content: Residents urged to practice fireworks safety

Due to extremely dry conditions in our area, we are asking everyone in Portales to be extra careful this Fourth of July by acting responsible and increasing your awareness while using fireworks. The State of New Mexico has imposed fireworks restrictions which prohibit all fireworks in all non-municipal wild land areas within the county. Aerial […]

Dirty Laundry: Denial runs deep among sports parents

Aisha Sultan I knew the minute I saw a red-faced grown man hollering at his 5-year-old son during a soccer practice. I didn’t want my kindergartner playing with this crowd. His little friend with the very loud father seemed so eager to please that I couldn’t decide if the scene left me depressed or angry. […]

Farmers practice conservation year-round

Salomon Ramirez, state executive director of the USDA Farm Service Agency, writes that American farmers and ranchers are the forefathers of resource conservation:

Teen’s trial set to begin

The murder trial of DeAngelo Montoya, the teenager charged in the shooting death of 22-year-old Angel Vale last summer, is scheduled to begin Tuesday. Vale, an Eastern New Mexico University student, was found shot to death in her yard July 22. Montoya was charged with her murder and with burglarizing her house. Police said he […]

Ice-cold Hounds thumped by Northeastern State

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Dave Wagner Sometimes teams play like they practice; sometimes not. For Eastern New Mexico University’s men on Saturday, a good week of practice didn’t lead to the desired result in the game. The Greyhounds struggled to shoot 30 percent from the floor, were outrebounded 44-34 and absorbed a 79-57 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover shellacking […]

ENMU to start basketball practice

Dave Wagner It’s time for basketball to begin at Eastern New Mexico University. The Greyhounds and Zias are slated to begin official practice today, the women practicing at 2 p.m. and the men at 7 p.m. at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds (10-16, 5-7 LSC South in 2009) expect to find out in a hurry what […]