A matter of taste

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By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers A taste test of bottled water — we also slipped in Clovis tap water — conducted at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center in Clovis produced surprising results. City tap water tied with leading national brand Dasani for first place. Twelve people tested 11 brands and the city’s water. Albertson’s and Pure […]

Sun Devils take third at Lubbock tourney

PNT Staff Report After jumping out to a 2-0 start at a Lubbock 10-and-under girls softball tournament last weekend, the Portales Sun Devils finished the tournament 4-2 to take third place. “We did OK,” head coach Ben Rodriguez said. “We took third. Our girls wanted to go further but that’s an achievement for them. We […]

Zia beats Roosevelt All-Stars

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer As Collin Guthas stepped to the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning, a fan yelled, “Just get on base Collin, that’s where you’re most dangerous.” The fan was right, as Collin’s feet helped the Clovis Zia All-Stars in a come-from-behind 9-8 victory over the Roosevelt County All-Stars […]

Elida fights hard, but loses in state semi’s

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent Facing an early 3-0 deficit and a struggling starting pitcher, Elida coach Jimmy Ward did what many good baseball managers would do. In a Class 1A state semifinal, Thursday morning in Los Lunas, Ward inserted reliever Caleb Widner in hopes of holding down Mesilla Valley’s bats and giving his team […]

Wayland Baptist needs late HR to beat Hounds

Freedom Newspapers PLAINVIEW, Texas — Catcher B.J. Myers launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth on Monday and Wayland Baptist rallied past Eastern New Mexico University 11-8 in a non-conference baseball game. The Pioneers (21-25) hit four home runs and pounded out 15 hits in sweeping the two-game season series from […]

Zias swept by Texas Woman’s

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — It’s probably fair to say that Texas Woman’s Lindsy Russ-Keller has Eastern New Mexico University’s number. The senior right-hander ended a streak of 149 games of scoring at least one run for the Zias on Friday, pitching the Pioneers to a 1-0 win in the first game of a Lone […]

Zias sweep, win fifth straight

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers There’s nothing like a little cushion to make a pitcher feel comfortable. Eastern New Mexico University freshman Kristen Cruickshank was the beneficiary of an early onslaught by the Zias in the first game, then took matters into her own hands in the second. Cruickshank picked up wins in both games […]

Lady Rams win Buffalo Relays

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Heading into the first Portales track meet in almost 10 years, the Lady Rams are riding high after taking first place at Thursday’s Buffalo Relays at Melrose. Junior Jordan Roehl put plenty of points on the board for Portales, qualifying for the state tournament once again in the discus […]

Zias split twin-bill with West Texas

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Freshman catcher Michelle Anderson belted a grand slam Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University routed West Texas A&M 12-1 to gain a split of its Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. Freshman right-hander Kristen Cruickshank blanked the Lady Buffs until the bottom of the fifth, allowing six singles and […]

Hound batsmen defeated

Freedom Newspapers Third baseman Brett Cook went 3-for-4, scoring three runs and driving in two, and Wayland Baptist took control with a four-run third after the first two hitters were retired to beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-5 on Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game at Greyhound Field. The Pioneers (15-13) finished with 11 hits, […]

Greyhounds split Sunday with UCO

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Give Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team credit for being able to avoid the “here we go again” mentality in Sunday’s second game against Central Oklahoma. After getting waxed 20-8 in the opener for their third loss of the Lone Star Conference crossover series and 12th consecutive setback overall, the […]

Elida beats Texico on diamond

Freedom Newspapers DEXTER—A big third inning rallied Elida past Texico and lifted the Tigers to their first win of the young baseball season 8-4 over the Wolverines this morning in the annual Hal Bogle tournament in Dexter. Texico scored two runs in each of the first two innings to lead 4-1 heading into the third […]

March 25, 1979

Winners in Tuesday’s duplicate bridge game were as follows: north-south, first were Mrs. Edward Crouse and Mrs. Harry Patton; second were Mrs. Fred Chandler and Mrs. Bill Meeks and third were Mrs. Grady Beard and Mrs. B.C. Cooper. East-west winners were: first, Mrs. H.T. Prince and Mrs. Vernon Imoe; second were Mrs. H.O Lehman and […]

Rams compete well, but fall short against Coyotes

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales boys coach Mark Gallegos wanted to know if his Rams could compete with one of the top teams in Class 4A. After Friday night, he has no doubt. The Roswell Coyotes outscored Portales 16-6 in the third quarter, then survived a late Portales charge to beat the Rams […]

Lady Rams get slow start in state pool play

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams finished sixth in Pool A on Wednesday in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament at Tingley Coliseum with a 3-7 record in games. The Lady Rams will play a first-round bracket match at 9:45 a.m. today against Laguna-Acoma, which finished third in Pool B. Portales (14-6) split […]

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 […]

West Texas Lady Buffs handle Zias

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers About all you would need to know about Eastern New Mexico University’s match against Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball leader West Texas A&M on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena is that the Lady Buffs had three players with more kills than anyone on the Zias’ roster. ENMU hung with […]

Zias lose third straight match at Kingsville

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team dropped its third consecutive decision in t he Lone Star Conference crossover tournament on Saturday morning, falling to Texas A&M-Commerce 30-27, 30-22, 28-30, 30-20. Junior outside hitter Randi Egley had a season-best 18 kills for the Zias (6-17). After ENMU pulled to within […]

Homecoming hiccup for Hounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team could get precious little going Saturday night. A fumble set up an early Abilene Christian score and the Wildcats punched over another touchdown shortly before halftime in rolling to a 21-0 victory over the Greyhounds in the Lone Star Conference […]

Hounds grab first win at Northeastern State

Freedom Newspapers ADA, Okla. — Sophomore defensive end Randall Hutchinson returned an interception 30 yards for a first-quarter touchdown and junior quarterback Michael Benton scored on two short runs in the final period Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated East Central 24-15. The Greyhounds (1-1), bouncing back from a season-opening 42-7 drubbing at […]