My turn: There’s always next year

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I like the end of baseball season. Not necessarily because it is over, but because of the World Series. Sometimes a team that starts off kind of slow can pick it up toward the end and next thing you know they are in the playoffs. Then with another win or two, they are in the […]

Our people: Rising to the top

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Portales resident Joel Sievers is the team physician for Eastern New Mexico University, Portales and Clovis high schools. Sievers said he believes overcoming an injury helps young people learn how to overcome other obstacles they will face in life. “I enjoy teaching athletes about their injury and how to rehabilitate and watching them return to […]

ENMU plans baseball clinic

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is hosting a free youth baseball clinic on Oct. 22 at Greyhound Field. The clinic, directed by first-year ENMU coach Chris Terry and members of his team, is open to anyone from kindergarten through 12th grde. Participants are asked to bring a glove, hat, baseball […]

Rooting problem: Without in-state team, NFL allegiances vary in eastern New Mexico

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Kevin Wilson You look at your fuel gauge, and you notice that you’ve dropped to seven-eighths of a gallon. You don’t rush to fill up, but you start to evaluate your driving. How could it go that quickly? Couldn’t I have just walked that four blocks? We’re at a similar place with the National Football […]

Monday morning briefing: Olympic riders in Clovis and support for ENMU

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Special Olympics in town The Special Olympics New Mexico Equestrian Team is riding into Clovis for statewide competition Sept. 16. Competitions continue for two days at the Curry County Events Center. Opening ceremonies are at 7 p.m. and include lighting of the torch, the […]

ENMU men’s soccer team expects challenges

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Fourth-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Harold Munoz thinks he has his best team this season. The problem is that the other squads in the four-team Lone Star Conference have history on their side. ENMU, picked fourth in the conference, opens its season Thursday with a non-league contest at University of the Southwest […]

Volleyball league registration open

Freedom New Mexico A local adult co-ed volleyball league is taking registration, according to information from organizers. Play is set for Monday nights starting Sept. 12 at Roy Walker Community Center in Clovis. Registration is $125 per team and $25 per player, according to the information. The deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 7, and the […]

Baskett searching for team

Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — The agent for Clovis native Hank Baskett said times are uncertain, but the wide receiver is ready to go. Baskett, an unrestricted free agent, has 77 catches for 1,098 yards and six touchdowns in five seasons with Philadelphia, Indianapolis and, most recently, Minnesota. The NFL lockout compressed the free agent […]

Seconds matter in team roping

Julie Bryant CLOVIS — In team roping, seconds can mean thousands of dollars to be won, or lost, and that was the case for more than 200 team ropers who made their way on Saturday to the Curry County Event Center to compete in the United States Team Roping Championships Southwest Regionals. Among them was […]

Lazbuddie roper wins USTRC open

By Julie Bryant: U.S. Team Roping Championships In what was a star-studded field of open ropers at the U.S. States Team Roping Championships Southwest Regionals, it was the local ropers who fought to the top of the 63-team field Thursday at the Curry County Events Center. Josh Morris of Lazbuddie and Brandon Gonzales of Bosque […]