Band students take 64 seats at All-District

Clovis band students from the Clovis High School Freshman Academy and Marshall and Yucca Middle Schools won 64 of 96 seats on the Southeastern New Mexico Music Educators Junior High All-District Honor Band last week. Clovis students also won nine of the 14 “first chairs.” The all-district students will rehearse with a guest conductor and […]

LSC-leading Southeastern Oklahoma rides big inning

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University freshman left-hander Aaron Anderson was able to get out of bases-loaded, no-out jams the first two times he’d been in that situation this season. The third time, on Friday at Greyhound Field, he wasn’t quite so fortunate. Catcher Brad Shankle whacked a three-run double, highlighting league-leading Southeastern […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters program aims to raise money with bowling event

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Kevin Wilson Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico is a relatively small operation, with a staff that consists of executive director Meg Sadau, and a minimal office in the Matt 25 Hope Center where she has spent a year. The operation is hoping it can bowl over a few sponsors, however, so it […]

Southeastern Oklahoma notches win over Zias

CNJ STAFF DURANT, Okla. — Junior guard Niki Nester scored 17 points, leading four starters in double figures as Southeastern Oklahoma fought off Eastern New Mexico University’s women for a 77-69 Lone Star Conference crossover victory on Saturday. The Savage Storm (10-2), who had an eight-game winning streak snapped with a loss to West Texas […]

ENMU-Southestern Oklahoma basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (4-7) at Southeastern Oklahoma (1-12) • What: Lone Star Conference crossover game • When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at Durant, Okla. • Last time out: The Hounds built a 24-point, second-half lead and held off East Central 85-75 on Thursday at Ada, Okla. The Savage Storm lost at home the […]

Friday morning briefing: Science, local money and King Tut’s tomb

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Science Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 53rd annual Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair Feb. 26. Its open to students in grades 6-12 attending schools in southeastern New Mexico counties of Chaves, Curry, DeBaca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln and Roosevelt, and the cities […]

Education digest —

Liliana Castillo ENMU hosting science fair Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 53rd annual Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair on Feb. 26, according to a news release. The fair is open to students in grades six through 12 attending schools in southeastern New Mexico counties of Chavez, Curry, DeBaca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln and […]

Hounds beat Southeastern, stay alive in North

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Freedom New Mexico: Rick White Bracy McCoy (92) and Malcom Butters (64) pressure Southeastern Oklahoma quarterback Logan Turner. McCoy was credited with one of ENMU’s seven sacks in the game when Turner was flagged for intentional grounding. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico’s “NASCAR” offense was rolling in the first half Saturday. The […]

Southeastern Oklahoma tops Zias

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Lunden Azuara collected 15 kills, 22 digs and three aces Saturday and Southeastern Oklahoma snapped Eastern New Mexico University’s three-match winning streak with a 25-16, 25-22, 20-25, 26-24 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over the Zias. Brittany McDonald added 12 kills and Courtney Miller had 11 kills and 13 digs […]

Udall to visit southeastern New Mexico

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall will travel to southeastern New Mexico this weekend for events in Clovis and Portales. On Friday, Udall will tour the Southwest Cheese Plant in Clovis. The Southwest Cheese Processing Plant, which opened with the strong support of then-Congressman Udall, is one of the largest natural cheese and high-protein whey […]

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 […]

ENMU Hosting Regional Science Fair on March 7

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host the annual Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 7, in the Campus Union Building.

Southeastern races to win over ENMU

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Shut out through a half, Southeastern Oklahoma scored four times in the first 10-plus minutes of the third quarter Saturday and the Savage Storm went on to a 29-14 Lone Star Conference crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Wide receiver Daniel Nichols caught seven passes for 166 yards and […]

Ike forces ENMU football time change

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Southeastern Oklahoma isn’t taking any chances. The school decided Friday to move its start time for today’s Lone Star Conference crossover football game against Eastern New Mexico University ahead four hours, to 1 p.m. (MDT), because of the potential for bad weather caused by Hurricane Ike. “We feel like […]

First person: Longtime basketball official overcomes adversity

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Tom Stroh, 59, is officiating in his 18th and final state basketball tournament. Tom Stroh, 59, of Lovington has officiated college and high school basketball in southeastern New Mexico since 1972 and holds the record for officiating in the most state basketball tournaments. This year will be his 18th and […]

Southeastern Okla. outslugs Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — A pitching duel was breaking out on Sunday at Greyhound Field, and all of a sudden it turned into a slugfest. Leading 2-1, Southeastern Oklahoma erupted for three homers and eight runs in the top of the fifth and managed to hang on for a 22-12 win over Eastern New Mexico […]

Zias can’t hold on in fifth game of finale

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Trying to escape the Lone Star Conference cellar Thursday night, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team came up short. ENMU bolted to a 7-0 lead in a decisive fifth game, but the Zias couldn’t hang on and lost to Southeastern Oklahoma 30-26, 23-30, 30-24, 28-30, 16-14. […]

Hounds split with Southeastern for second day in row

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Junior right-hander Evan Courteau bounced back from a rocky outing in his previous start to throw a complete-game six-hitter as Eastern New Mexico University beat Southeastern Oklahoma 3-1 on Saturday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference crossover baseball doubleheader. The Savage Storm won the second game 2-1 […]

Hounds hang on for split with Savage Storm

CNJ statt DURANT, Okla. — Reliever Tyler Doughty induced Southeastern Oklahoma’s David Newell to hit into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, and junior Keith Balderaz pitched around two hits in the seventh for his second save as Eastern New Mexico University held on for a 7-6 win and […]

ENMU games at Southeastern postponed

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — With the potential of a major ice storm throughout Oklahoma, today’s Lone Star Conference doubleheader between Eastern New Mexico and Southeastern Oklahoma has been postponed. Because of the travel distance and the fact the games don’t count in LSC South standings, it’s unlikely the teams will make them up. All […]