ENMU adds Clovis’ Hill to fold

Freedom New Mexico Clovis High quarterback Jordan Hill has signed a national letter of intent to play football next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Hill became the 25th signee for the Greyhounds in two days, and the seventh quarterback. As a senior, he garnered second-team Class 5A all-state honors as a defensive back for […]

Record-setting QB, three other Greyhounds suspended

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp’s assault on Eastern New Mexico University school passing records will have to be put on hold for at least a week. Harp and three other Greyhounds have been suspended for what ENMU head coach Mark Ribaudo calls a “violation of team rules.” Harp is a […]

Falcons quarterback honored by Sporting News

USAF photo: Mike Kaplan Air Force Falcon quarterback Tim Jefferson looks for a receiver during a 38-24 loss to the Brigham Young University Cougars at Falcon Stadium in Colorado on Nov. 15. Jefferson was named the Mountain West Conference’s freshman of the year by Sporting U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force Academy freshman […]

Eagle quarterback McNabb among NFL celebrities

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico f the NFL didn’t work out, Donovan McNabb could have had a solid career with the Harlem Globetrotters. The former Syracuse point guard showed he was a more than capable on the court Saturday, throwing fast break lobs to Eagles teammate and Clovis native Hank Baskett throughout the charity […]

Kingsville holds on to beat Hounds

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Redshirt freshman quarterback David Garza threw for 310 yards and five touchdowns and Texas A&M-Kingsville held on late for a 38-35 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night in a Lone Star Conference South Division football game. The Javelinas (2-7, 1-3 South) ended an 11-game division losing […]

Manning potshots belie team concept

By Karl Terry He can’t win the big game. That’s the big knock on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. That argument is hogwash and has nothing to do with Manning’s greatness or his team’s chances today in the Super Bowl. Another great quarterback wore the same tag around his neck — even longer than Manning […]

Clovis native leads Cardinal turnaround

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When he first accepted the job as Las Vegas Robertson’s football coach, Chad Roanhaus had a goal for the Cardinals, who had never won a high school football championship. “We’re going to get one,” Roanhaus said in 2003. He’s done that, and arguably become the most successful coach in Robertson’s […]

Portales dominates Cobre in playoff opener

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Upon hearing that they didn’t get a first-round bye week heading into the Class 3A playoffs, the Portales Rams felt it was in their best interest to play a game anyway — and they may have been right. Portales junior quarterback Chris Mosier threw for a touchdown and ran […]

Hounds creamed by TSU

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Things didn’t start out well for Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, and they only got worse. The Greyhounds fumbled the ball away on their first play from scrimmage against Tarleton State — one of three fumbles they lost in the game. On their second possession, junior quarterback Michael Benton […]

Rested Rams play Coyotes

By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer The Portales Rams have had two weeks of preparation, leading up to tonight’s pre-district finale against the Roswell High Coyotes at Roswell’s Wool Bowl. With the district schedule just a week away, both teams have objectives they’d like to check off their list. First-year Rams head coach Andy Correll […]

Hounds regroup after home loss

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — After Saturday’s 21-0 Lone Star Conference South Division-opening victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Blackwater Draw, the Abilene Christian football team is heading for relatively new territory. For ENMU coach Mark Ribaudo and his squad, it’s back to the drawing board. At 4-0, the Wildcats, who […]

Rams look to loosen up against Mules

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Junior Chris Mosier is just hours from his debut as starting quarterback for the Portales Rams, but judging by his poise and confidence, you wouldn’t know it. “I’m not that nervous,” Mosier said, “I feel comfortable in myself and the defense to give us good field position and so […]

Mosier named Rams’ starting QB

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Sports Writer Since seventh grade, Chris Mosier always imagined himself as the starting quarterback for the Portales Rams. Now, he can stop imagining. On Monday, Rams head coach Andy Correll announced the junior will lead the Rams offense for the rest of the 2006 season. “(Chris) has a good strong arm, […]

Vikings trade Baskett to Philly

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — After sitting through the recent National Football League draft and never hearing his named called, former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett has now been a part of two NFL organizations. Shortly after the draft, Baskett signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings. On Thursday, they traded […]

Hounds have depth at quarterback

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After the season he had in 2005, it’s hard to imagine Eastern New Mexico University quarterback Michael Benton losing his starting job when preseason practice begins in August. Still, ENMU football coach Mark Ribaudo says the redshirt junior could have some competition. Jeremy Thompson, a redshirt freshman from Sweetwater, Texas, […]

Division lead at stake Saturday

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo knew he had to do something to get Angelo State quarterback Trey Weishuhn under control. Otherwise, the Greyhounds were going to be in for a long night. Completing six of his first seven passes, Weishuhn engineered the Rams into […]

Doing nothing isn’t always easy

Bob Huber: Humor Columnist “What’s happened to manners in American sports?” I cried while watching a televised football game where a linebacker danced a clumsy jig after transforming a quarterback’s head into sludge. “I’ll bet his mama would nail his hide to the barn door.” I was visiting my daughters at the time, and they […]

Rams rush into district season

By Dave Wagner If you believe the Associated Press poll, the Class 3A state football champion is highly likely to come from District 4. The top four teams in the AP rankings — New Mexico Military Institute, Ruidoso, Portales and Lovington — are all in that district. They start knocking heads Friday night with NMMI […]

ENMU signs nine to squad

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott announced the signing of nine players to national letters of intent on Wednesday, including possibly the team’s quarterback of the future. Anthony Carter led Class 2A Jacksboro (Texas) High School to a 20-4 record over the past two seasons, and Elliott believes he could […]

Floyd faces Longhorns in playoffs

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The games are about as meaningful as they get with the Floyd Broncos playing the Logan Longhorns in the six-man quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Friday in Logan, with the losers’ season coming to an end. The Broncos have not played Logan, but they did scrimmage the […]