First person: Veteran lends voice to girls basketball

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Bill Gaedke, known as “Chief” around Clovis High School, has been the public address announcer for sports events for more than 30 years. The second season is about to start for Bill Gaedke. Better known as “Chief” around Clovis High School, the longtime instructor and retired Air Force chief master […]

LSC weekly basketball update — Nov. 17

Standings All Times MST South Division Div. All W-L W-L Incarnate Word 0-0 2-0 West Texas A&M 0-0 2-0 Eastern New Mexico 0-0 1-0 Tarleton State 0-0 1-0 Abilene Christian 0-0 1-1 Midwestern State 0-0 1-1 Angelo State 0-0 0-0 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-0 0-2 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Central Oklahoma 0-0 3-0 East […]

Christmas shopping never easy

Kevin Wilson College basketball reminds me of Christmas shopping. It’s not so much because one friend loves Syracuse basketball and another loves Kansas basketball and gifts are easy to find. It’s more because of what I saw Tuesday on ESPN. The sports broadcasting company used its numerous networks to broadcast 24 hours of college basketball […]

ENMU basketball teams start practice

Dave Wagner PORTALES — 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 […]

Thursday morning briefing: Emergency info, basketball camp and UFOs

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Emergency tips Are you interested in the preparation for emergencies in Portales and Roosevelt County? The Roosevelt County Local Emergency Planning Committee meets 4-5 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Memorial Building in Portales. Call Emergency Management Director Keith Thomas […]

Weekend Macker tourney postponed

The Gus Macker basketball tournament scheduled this weekend at Clovis Community College has been postponed to Sept. 4-5. Patty Donovan, a marketing manager at Michigan-based Gus Macker, said the 3-on-3 hoops tournament was pushed back in a hopes of drawing more teams. Gene Martin, the tournament organizer, said Monday about 100 teams were signed up […]

ENMU signs player for men’s basketball

CNJ staff PORTALES — Max Carries, a 6-foot-7 junior-to-be forward from Moreno Valley, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Carrier is transferring from Irvine Valley College in California. Last season, he helped the Lasers to a 26-5 record and a berth in the […]

School board accepts settlement with basketball coach

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Coach J.D. Isler was awarded a contract to coach next year in exchange for dropping his law suit against the district and superintendent. CNJ staff writer: Liliana Castillo

Isler says he will drop lawsuit against school district if given coaching contract

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A federal judge issued a temporary injunction last week that will allow J.D. Isler to finish the rest of the season as Clovis High’s boys basketball coach. The Wildcats host the district tournament championship game Saturday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler says […]

Friday morning briefing: Time capsules, Mrs. Clovis and Farwell basketball

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Time after time The Curry County Centennial Committee needs your help. They’re putting together a Centennial Time Capsule. Got a significant item — historically significant — from 2009 or an idea for one? Contact the committee c/o Diane Nance, 700 N. Main, Suite 10, Clovis. […]

Judge to make Isler decision by Friday

CNJ staff A federal judge is expected to decide later this week if J.D. Isler can continue coaching the Clovis Wildcat boys varsity basketball team. A hearing at U.S. District Court in Albuquerque Wednesday lasted more than six hours and the judge announced she hoped to reach a decision by Friday, according to Clovis senior […]

Players, fans attend school board meeting in support of coach

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CNJ correspondent: Martha Hardwick Clovis Wildcat fans in support of Varsity Basketball Coach J.D. Isler signed in for the Clovis School Board Meeting on Tuesday night at Lockwood Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Forty-one Wildcat basketball fans and players showed up en mass Tuesday for a Clovis Municipal Schools board of education […]

ENMU at Central Okla. basketball preview capsules

Men ENMU (5-7) at Central Oklahoma (9-4), 7 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at Edmond, Okla. Radio: none. Hounds’ last outing: The Greyhounds lost to Fort Lewis 82-59 on Monday at Greyhound Arena, their sixth setback in the last seven games. Notes: Central Oklahoma is coming off an 89-73 thumping of […]

12-18 enmu men’s, women’s basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenTexas A&M-Commerce (8-1) at ENMU (5-4), 8 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: The Hounds built a 20-point, second-half lead and held off Southwestern Oklahoma 82-71 on Monday at Weatherford, Okla., snapping a three-game losing streak.Notes: Monday’s win ended a seven-game losing streak overall […]

Coach wins court order

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis High School boys basketball coach J.D. Isler shakes the hand of his attorney Warren Frost after he was granted a temporary court order reinstating him as a coach. By Sharna Johnson A district judge granted an order Friday reinstating Clovis High School basketball coach J.D. Isler. The order hits […]

Isler files for injunction to stop suspension

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CNJ file photo Clovis High School boy’s basketball coach J.D. Isler has filed a petition in district court asking for an injunction to stop his suspension. By Sharna Johnson A meeting with an incoming varsity basketball player was not improper and Clovis High School’s head-coach is asking for court intervention in his suspension, according to […]

Friday morning briefing: Acts of kindness and basketball

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing.

Clovis basketball coach suspended

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CNJ file photo J.D. Isler was in his ninth season coaching the Wildcats. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School boys basketball coach J.D. Isler has been suspended for the remainder of the school year by the New Mexico Activities Association. Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said her office has received a letter […]

ENMU-Cameron basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (4-3) at Cameron (6-1), 3 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Lawton, Okla. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds dropped a 109-98 shootout to East Central at Greyhound Arena a week ago, completing the split of a four-game homestand. Notes: Cameron opened the season […]

Thursday morning briefing: Christmas alive, college basketball and breakfast with lawmakers

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing. Christmas alive: Did that mannequin in the window move? Portales businesses on the square are featuring live windows for the Christmas Light Parade Dec. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. There’s also live entertainment and refreshments at stores staying open late. Pictures with Santa for $5 at […]