Hounds fall in overtime

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Freedom New Mexico On a night of high winds, higher penalty counts and a big lead matched by an equally large comeback, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys took a 43-36 overtime win Saturday night at Greyhound Stadium in the season opener for both teams. The visiting Cowboys rolled out 317 yards of offense in the […]

Fishing lessons need to be passed

A s I watched the end of my fishing pole start to dance instead of reacting quickly, I casually picked it up and reeled it in a few yards. I knew even before the pole started to wiggle it wasn’t a fish. It was a youngster’s line. I like to fish a lot and I’ve […]

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 […]

Agent: Baskett will sign with Vikings after release from Eagles

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Freedom New Mexico Clovis native Hank Baskett will be out of the NFL for less than 24 hours. Baskett, who was released Tuesday by the Philadelphia Eagles, will sign today with the Minnesota Vikings, according to his agent. Jim Ivler said Tuesday night Baskett will sign a one-year deal. “He’s very excited. He’s spoke with […]

ENMU’s Poku nominated for ‘Good Works’ team

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been nominated for the 2010 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team, based on performance on the field and community contributions off it. Poku, from Murphy, Texas, was among the leaders in receptions and yards receiving in NCAA Division II last […]

Hounds’ Mitchell earns first-team All-America

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico junior cornerback Rodney Mitchell has been selected to the first-team defense of the NCAA Division II Don Hansen 2009 Football Gazette All-America team. Mitchell, from Sarasota, Fla., was one of three Lone Star Conference first-team selections. He tied for seventh in Divison II last season with seven interceptions, good […]

Record-breaking Greyhounds QB dismissed from team

Freedom New Mexico Record-breaking sophomore quarterback Eastern New Mexico University J.J. Harp has been dismissed from the football team, according to Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo. Ribaudo declined to discuss the reason Harp was dismissed. He said he was let go Tuesday. ENMU sports information director Adam Pitterman said Harp was dismissed for violating university policy. […]

City begins water conservation campaign

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Drive around Portales and you will see many front yards covered in dark green grass. Those dark green lawns suck up thousands of gallons of water each summer, paid for in higher water bills. The city of Portales wants residents to learn how to conserve water, in the yard […]

Greyhounds rout OPSU to end season

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — As anticipated, Eastern New Mexico University’s football finale on Saturday was a relative walk in the park. The Greyhounds broke five school records — two by senior quarterback Michael Benton — and rolled to a 52-0 victory over winless Oklahoma Panhandle State, snapping their own six-game losing streak. Benton […]

Dora Coyotes win historic homecoming

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Dora Coyotes won the school’s historic first homecoming football game over the winless Clovis Christian Eagles Saturday evening at Portales’ Lamb Field. Dora senior Sadler Hair rushed for five of the Coyotes six touchdowns, including three scoring runs of over 40 yards in charging the Dora option offense. […]

Rams hand Hounds second straight loss

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — For a long time, it looked like Eastern New Mexico University was in trouble Saturday against Angelo State. Then it looked like the Greyhounds were poised to win. In the end, though, ENMU coach Mark Ribaudo said the Hounds got what they deserved in a 28-21 […]

Hounds fall at 17th-ranked ACU

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Even in some seasons when it was struggling, Abilene Christian has been a thorn in Eastern New Mexico University’s side over the years. In 2007, though, the 17th-ranked Wildcats are for real. They proved it on Saturday night by piling up 551 total yards in rolling to a 45-20 […]

Floyd hangs 50 on Pine Hill

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent From the moment of the opening kickoff, when Pine Hill’s return team was in disarray while lining up, a victory for Floyd seemed somewhat inevitable on Saturday. As the opening act in what was dubbed “Super Saturday,” a slate of three 8-man football games at Menaul High in Albuquerque, Floyd […]

Greyhounds bust Broncos

Freedom New Mexico EDMOND, Okla. — Senior quarterback Michael Benton ran for 243 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated Central Oklahoma 21-7 in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Benton, the LSC’s leading rusher, scored on runs of 51 and 39 yards after the Bronchos […]

Hounds run over East Central

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — It was a matchup of ground game vs. air attack on Saturday night. Suffice it to say, the former dominated. Eastern New Mexico University compiled 488 yards on the ground, averaging nine yards a carry, and ran away from East Central 49-13 in a Lone Star Conference […]

Hounds host East Central

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By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Ribaudo expected Eastern New Mexico University’s secondary to be challenged last week by Northeastern State’s air attack. The Greyhounds passed that test, winning 14-10, but now may face a bigger challenge against East Central in a 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover game today at Blackwater Draw. Sophomore […]

Greyhounds win home opener

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University defense had tried to get its hands on Northeastern State quarterback Joe Hogan all night — without success. Then, with the game on the line early in the fourth quarter, junior defensive end David Reed found himself with a clean shot. He […]

Greyhounds home opener tonight

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Jeremy “J.T.” Thompson doesn’t mind his backup role, for the time being. Thompson, a redshirt sophomore from Sweetwater, Texas, and starting quarterback Michael Benton provided quite a 1-2 punch in a season-opening 63-20 win over Bacone on Aug. 25 in Muskogee, Okla. Benton rushed nine times […]

Hounds scorch Bacone College in opener

Freedom Newspapers MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University broke its team single-game rushing yards record on Saturday and the Greyhounds cruised to a 63-20 win over Bacone College in the season opener for both teams. Senior quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns while his backup, J.T. Thompson, added 171 yards […]

Current Greyhounds defeat alumni

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Youth must be served, and Saturday afternoon the current Eastern New Mexico Greyhound gridders survived a scare at the hands of Greyhound alumni players 28-20 in the first annual ENMU alumni game at Greyhound Stadium. “It was a little closer than I expected,” ENMU head coach Mark Ribaudo said. […]