ENMU weighing options on Lone Star Conference

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble raised concerns Saturday about the future of the athletic conference ENMU competes in with Texas and Oklahoma schools. During ENMU’s Board of Regents meeting in Portales, Gamble said the Lone Star Conference is “unraveling before our eyes,” and said the university may soon have to […]

Press release: Severe storms to rumble through eastern New Mexico, West Texas

Meteorologist Meghan Evans State College, PA – 18 May 2010 – Severe storms will target southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, southwestern Oklahoma and West Texas this afternoon into the overnight. Some of the storms will become very violent, threatening lives and property.[Image]

Texas man receives 41-year sentence in kidnapping

OKLAHOMA CITY — A 27-year-old Canyon, Texas, man has been sentenced to 41 years and eight months in prison for kidnapping a 10-year-old girl. U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange sentenced Terrance Lynn McGuire late Tuesday for the January 2007 abduction of the girl in Texhoma in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Federal prosecutors announced the sentencing Wednesday. […]

Oklahoma Lane holds many stories

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist If you don’t know where Oklahoma Lane is, then you’re a newcomer! Yes, that’s right, if you don’t know where Oklahoma Lane is, then you’re a newcomer. Located about six miles east of Farwell, this farming community has generated some “hard to believe, but true” tales. Here are a few […]

Homers in 12th lift Zias to win

CNJ staff OKLAHOMA CITY — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team managed only one win in three games on Saturday at Del City High School, but it was one to remember. Senior Kristen Cruickshank belted a go-ahead, three-run homer in the top of the 12th inning to lift the Zias to a 13-9 win […]

Zias earn split with Central Oklahoma

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Senior right-hander Kimberly Crouse pitched five shutout innings and went 3-for-4 with two RBIs Friday, helping Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team blank previously unbeaten Central Oklahoma 4-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Bronchos (7-1) came back for a 3-1 win in the nightcap. The LSC teams […]

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 […]

ENMU at New Mexico Highlands capsule

ENMU (3-6) at New Mexico Highlands (5-2), 7 p.m. at Las Vegas, N.M. Radio: none. Last outing: The Zias overcame a 16-point deficit with less than 16 minutes left to beat Southwestern Oklahoma 73-70 on Monday and complete the sweep of a two-game Lone Star Conference crossover road trip. Notes: The Cowgirls, who upended the […]

Software glitch delays GI payments

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Amanda Collier started college last August armed with a certificate of eligibility to use Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits that her dad, a Coast Guardsman of 22 years, had earned and transferred to her. Next week Amanda will take final exams for her first semester at the University of Central Oklahoma. […]

Southeastern Oklahoma holds off Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Senior center William Slones’ dunk with 3:06 left erased Eastern New Mexico University’s only lead of the night and Southeastern Oklahoma went on to a 67-63 men’s Lone Star Conference crossover victory over the Greyhounds on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. The Savage Storm (3-3), winning for the third time in […]

Central Oklahoma snaps Zia soccer streak

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia midfielder Cara Howell tries to get some space against Central Oklahoma’s Angie Rundle in the second half of Sunday’s game. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Central Oklahoma crashed the net, and steamrolled a pair of Eastern New Mexico streaks in the process. Katleyn Cropp scored off […]

Hounds rout Southwestern Oklahoma

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp threw for three touchdowns and nearly 500 yards Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University beat Southwestern Oklahoma 45-7 in a Lone Star Conference crossover football game. Harp, who set an NCAA Division II record with 78 passes and threw for 513 yards in a season-opening […]

FBI press release: Arrest in 2007 kidnapping of Oklahoma girl

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – James E. Finch, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Oklahoma, announced the arrest of Terrance Lynn McGuire related to the January 18, 2007 kidnaping of a 10 year-old girl from Texhoma, Oklahoma.At approximately 6:30 p.m. on January 18, 2007, an unidentified individual lured a 10 year-old […]

Nearly a million chickens killed in fire

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Smoke continued curling skyward Friday after a fire at Cal-Maine Foods egg farm burned down four laying houses and killed an estimated 800,000 hens. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Nearly a million chickens died in Thursday’s fire at Cal-Maine Foods in Parmer County, Texas, a company spokesperson said today. […]

Custom Classic draws teams from far and near

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Gonzalo Lozano of the Texas Twisters gets ready to catch a pop up in the third inning at Guy Leeder Softball Complex on Friday in Clovis. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Teams came from as far away as Lubbock, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Oklahoma to join local teams to […]

Eight-team playoff system flawed

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Oklahoma and Florida meet Thursday night. One will be college football’s champion, with an imperfect 13-1 record. The other

Balanced Zia squad holds off Southwestern Oklahoma State

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson Zia guard Tori Northcutt strips a loose ball from Southwestern Oklahoma State’s Tobey Beer in the second half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Northcutt had six steals in Eastern New Mexico’s 59-53 victory. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer When Cat Clay wasn’t knocking down big shots, her teammates […]

Central Oklahoma holds off Zias

CNJ Staff Senior forward Lizzie Brenner poured in 29 points and Central Oklahoma’s women led from start to finish Saturday in a 90-72 Lone Star Conference crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Bronchos (6-1), ranked 11th in NCAA Division II, were coming off their first loss of the season on […]

Dec. 6, 2008 ENMU basketball capsules

CNJ Staff Men Central Oklahoma (7-1) at ENMU (2-4) When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Bronchos, ranked third in NCAA Division II, suffered their first loss on Thursday at West Texas A&M 80-67 in their first true road […]

Nov. 14, 2008

OKLAHOMA CITY–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Sarah Palin was flooded by offers from Beverly Hills talent agents Monday. She is the only stock that’s going up. We knew Barack Obama was smart, if only we had known that when he said millions of Americans cling to God and guns, it was a stock […]