Advocates, victims need our support

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Amber Hamilton, the most feared player in our noon-time hoops group, is director of ARISE (Advocating, Reassuring, Informing, Supporting, Empowering) Sexual Assault Services. ARISE provides medical, advocacy and counseling services in Roosevelt, Curry, Quay, DeBaca, Harding and Lea counties. “One in four women and one in six men will experience sexual violence at sometime,” says […]

We need to take a stand on important issues

The interlude page in the algebra book was the subject of the humor. Well, actually I am the only one who got the humor. Interlude pages, as I call them, are those pages between chapters, that give you subjects like Math Applied To Life. This one featured positive and negative numbers, so the picture accompanying […]

Ear bitten off in jail fight

CNJ staff A Curry County inmate was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center on Friday after part of his ear was bitten off during a fight over an MP3 player. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the jail around 7 p.m. Friday for a report of an inmate bitten during a fight, records show. The fight […]

Press release: Herrin earns second LSC South Defensive Player of Week selection

RICHARDSON, TEXAS —For the second time this season, junior forward Precious Herrin (Shreveport, La./Southwood HS/Jacksonville College) from the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week. She turned in outstanding performances during the Zias’ final two contests of the season, against […]

Computer games addictive

I may have developed an addiction. I Boggle when I should be doing other things. I while back I downloaded a Boggle game app on my iPad and began to play endlessly in single player “Quick Play” mode. I do it while watching television. I do it before I go to bed at night and […]

Press release: Carrier LSC South defensive player of week

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Junior forward Max Carrier (Canyon Lake, Calif./Irvine Valley CC) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding performance last week. The Greyhounds and Carrier picked up a crucial win over 16th-ranked University of […]

Press release: Herrin LSC South Defensive Player of the Week

RICHARDSON, TEXAS —Precious Herrin (Shreveport, La./Southwood HS/Jacksonville College) from the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week for her outstanding play during the Zias’ road trip to Texas Woman’s and Texas A&M-Commerce.Herrin’s selection marks the first time this season a […]

Family: Hosting player like having another kid at home

Kevin Wilson With just a home field and a manager, and no logo or roster to speak of, the Clovis Pioneers are by and large still a mystery five months before the first pitch is scheduled at Bell Park. So too, were the Las Cruces Vaqueros when the White family caught a tryout. “We stopped […]

All-LSC North football list

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Player, team, Pos., Year, Hometown • Wes Wood, Eastern New Mexico, QB, So., Muleshoe • Baylen Laury, Southeastern Oklahoma, RB, Sr., Forney, Texas • Josh Birmingham, Central Oklahoma, RB, Fr., Luther, Okla. • Darrin Reeves, Southeastern Oklahoma, FB, Sr., St. Jo, Texas • Jessie Poku, Eastern New Mexico, WR, Sr., Murphy, Texas […]

Press release: Brooks Selected as LSC Offensive Player of the Week

PORTALES, N.M.— Freshman defender Jehmaine Brooks (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Notre Dame Catholic Secondary) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, for his outstanding play against Texas A&M International University and St. Mary’s. He joins Kal Herbert (So., M, Willaston […]

Press release: Beck chosen as LSC co-offensive player of the week

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Junior outside hitter Kristen Beck (Odessa, Texas/Odessa HS/ Midland) from the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team, has been selected as the Lone Star Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week for her performance in last week’s matches against Midwestern State, Cameron and Oklahoma Panhandle State. She shared the honor with Texas Woman’s […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Zoo video and pro player from Muleshoe talks baseball

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video of the day No tall tales here…check out the latest addition at Hillcrest Park Zoo. Talking baseball here Muleshoe farmer and one-time professional baseball player Wilcy Moore talks to Editor David Stevens about the best player he ever saw. Check it out: http://highplainsyesterdays.freedomblogging.com/ […]

Cavaliers coach lacked maturity

First high school junior to make the cover of Sports Illustrated. First player to win the NBA’s rookie of the year award straight out of high school. First reigning league MVP to leave his NBA squad via free agency. The gazillionth time Jesse Jackson’s made racism magically appear. Thursday night, LeBron James announced he was […]

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 […]

Portales’ first 42 tournament set

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Faye Keener of Portales grabs dominos to shuffle after she and her teammate Beverly Winn won a game of 42 during a tournament in Texico last year. By Linda Usrey Long: PNT Correspondent The first 42 tournament for Portales happens Friday at the Roosevelt Electric Cooperative. Organizers say anyone who […]

Fundraiser earns children chat with former NFL player

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Lindsey Middle School students had an interview via Internet with former NFL player George Martin on Friday. They raised $1,400 for A Journey for 9/11, Martin’s charity that contributes money for the medical care of first responders injured while responding to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. By Argen Duncan: […]

Competitive equals

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Anderson put her full force into the ball Saturday during the fourth inning of the team’s game against Coronitas Mas Fina at Bob Spencer Field. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico All sports have a high level of competitive play […]

Baskett busy as NFL player, reality TV star, father-to-be

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Courtesy photo: E! Entertainment In a scene from Sunday’s “Baskett Cases” episode of “Kendra,” Kendra Wilkinson, left, and Hank Baskett drive through Clovis. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Hank Baskett’s busiest offseason as an NFL player isn’t nearly over yet. He had his salary tripled in April with a one-year, $1.545 million tender offer […]

Zias add assistant soccer coach

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University added former West Virginia Wesleyan College midfielder Katie Schubert as an assistant coach. Shubert, a two-time West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year, played for the Real Colorado Cougars of the W-League and the Atlantic City Diablos of the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Schubert has coached youth […]

The day the music (almost) died

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I wanted to shuffle. My music player wanted to click and whir. These things never end well. And so, I prepare to deal with the death of what has been one of my best friends over the last three or so years. Yes, a music player may not actually […]