Fifth-ranked Tarleton State rallies over ENMU

CNJ staff TARLETON, Texas — Despite being shorthanded by a combination of injuries and suspensions, Eastern New Mexico University looked early on like it might pull off one of the biggest upsets of the Lone Star Conference season. But Tarleton State, ranked fifth in the nation, responded with a 41-20 second half and held off […]

Hounds win fifth straight

Freedom New Mexico SANTA ROSA — Stefan Mirabal and Devone Davis led a balanced attack with 19 points each and the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds beat New Mexico Highlands 104-98 Wednesday for their fifth straight win. Curtis Wilkinson added 15 points for the Hounds (5-1), who shot a 58 percent from the field while […]

Hounds win MSU meet; Zias fifth

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior Casey Robertson led five Eastern New Mexico University men in the top nine, finishing fourth in 34 minutes, 55.8 seconds over 10 kilometers on Saturday as the Greyhounds stormed to the team title in Midwestern State’s Cross Country Carinval. ENMU finished with 33 points to easily outdistance second-place […]

Hounds eighth, Zias fifth in Cowboy Jamboree

CNJ staff STILLWATER, Okla. — Junior Isaiah Samoei and sophomore Adrienne Montoya led Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams to solid finishes on Saturday in the Cowboy Jamboree, hosted by Oklahoma State. The Greyhounds, competing in the university men’s division, finished eighth with 282 team points. Oklahoma State took the team title with 46 […]

Friday morning briefing: Fifth Friday, blessing the beasts and a reason for neckties

Good morning. The Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing is the best way to start your day: Celebration Fifth Friday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. today features special sales at stores open late, food and entertainment in downtown Portales. Information: 356-8541. Hot cars There’s a car show 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at the Sands Shopping Center in […]

State Police search for sixth suspect in homicide

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Courtesy Photo Dennis Joseph Hendren 36 , of Tucumcari is being sought by State Police in connection to Pacheco’s homicide. QCS Staff State police have arrested a fifth suspect and are asking the community for help in locating a sixth suspect in connection with the slaying of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco, said Sgt. Tim Johnson. Henry […]

Texico fifth-graders bring literary characters to life

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico fifth-grader Matthew Barriga’s stall was popular with a group consistantly gathering to hear his presentation as Harry Potter from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Liliana Castillo Texico fifth-grader’s living museum was more like a living library. One of the school’s three gyms was transformed Friday into 46 individual […]

May Day celebration

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks James Bickley Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students take part in the 63rd annual May Day celebration by winding the poles Friday on the front lawn of the school. Tony Bullocks James Bickley Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students take part in the 63rd annual May Day celebration […]

ENMU men finish fifth in Western Texas College rodeo

CNJ staff SNYDER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men finished fifth over the weekend in the Western Texas College rodeo. Sophomore Billy Good of Portales and freshman Pecos Thomas of Plainview, Texas, finished second in the avarage in team roping afer winning the first go with a time of 5.5 seconds and taking second […]

Curry County Cats get forfeit win

CNJ staff The Curry County Cats picked up their fifth win in six tries Sunday the easy way — by forfeit. The Roswell Rhinos, apparently hurting with injuries, showed up with only nine players at Leon Williams Stadium. Curry County coach Paul Lopez “loaned” a few players to the Rhinos and the teams played a […]

Editorial: Military action in Libya not justified

Now in the fifth day of America’s third war, President Barack Obama has failed to offer Congress or the American people a reasonable and thorough justification for Operation Odyssey Dawn, or a definition of the mission and success in Libya. He sought support from European nations and the Arab League in concert with the United […]

Education digest — March 3

Muleshoe team places fifth at challenge Muleshoe High School’s academic challenge team took fifth place at the Area 5 Academic Challenge, according to a news release. Sixteen teams from across west Texas and south plains competed in the event organized by the Texas Association of Community Schools and held at MHS. The fifth place award […]

Men’s soccer: Hounds win fifth straight

WICHITA, KAN. — Emerson Rodrigues had two goals and an assist, propelling the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team to a 3-2 win Sunday over Newman University. The win was the fifth straight for the Hounds (7-1), eclipsing the previous team record of four set last season. Rodrigues, a senior forward from Brazil, scored […]

Students dig into project

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sixth grader Hannah Ayre gets instruction from sixth grade teacher John Wangler during the dig. Liliana Castillo After the Clovis Christian School middle school academy read about, etched, fossilized, researched and wrote about archaeology, they got on their hands and knees and did it themselves Wednesday at the east campus. […]

Baskett makes Eagles’ roster

Clovis’ Hank Baskett beat out Kelley Washington for the fifth and final wide receiver spot with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to the team’s website. NFL teams were required to trim their rosters to 53 players Saturday. Besides playing receiver, Baskett is considered a strong special teams player. Baskett, a 2001 Clovis High graduate and former […]

Tuesday morning briefing: A winner, local 4-H hall of famers and the death of a princess

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Final winner John Zitzelsberger is this fifth, and final, winner in the drawing for The Freedom New Mexico newsletter contest.

Peterson fifth in 15-16-year-old division of Sun Country Junior PGA event

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s Ethan Peterson shot a second-round 78 Tuesday to finish fifth at 9-over 155 in the boys 15-16-year-old division of the 2010 Sun Country Junior PGA Championship at Four Hills Country Club. Portales’ Paige Hartman, meantime, finished eighth in the girls 15-16 division, shooting a 96 on Tuesday for a […]

Area teachers selected for award

CNJ staff Portales fifth grade teacher Becky Duran and Clovis High School teacher and coach Drew Hatley are Freedom New Mexico’s Newspapers in Education teachers of the year for 2010. The program provides newspapers for classrooms as a resource in education. NIE coordinator Lynn Berry said the award is given to a teacher who creatively […]

Study finds military children surprisingly resilient

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Casey Tencick, a fifth-grade teacher at Patriot Elementary School on Fort Carson, Colo., read here about a RAND study assessing how military children are stressed by their parents’ frequent wartime deployments. Tencick thought her students would find the content of the column interesting and might like to react themselves to […]

Guard, Reserve give thanks

By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections For the fifth-straight year, Clovis is providing an opportunity that National Guard and Reserve members don’t get in their everyday service — the chance to say thanks. This weekend’s Guard/Reserve Awards and Recognition Banquet is expected to draw about 150 to Clovis today and Saturday. Attendance includes National Guard and […]