Press Release: ENMU’s Kiehne and Trujillo second in team roping college finals

CASPER, WYO – After taking fifth in the second go and fourth in the third go of the team roping at the College National Finals Rodeo, the duo of Chance Kiehne (Fr., Springerville, Ariz./Springerville HS) and Michael Trujillo (Fr. Portales, N.M./Portales HS) from the Eastern Mew Mexico University are currently in second place, with a […]

Press release: Helton signs forward from high-scoring California junior college

PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton has announced the signing of Aaron Edwards (Jr., F, 6-7, 200, Gardena, Calif./San Bernardino Valley College/Gardena HS) to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Greyhounds in the upcoming 2010-11 season. He played for head coach Quincy Brewer and led the […]

Zias add three to softball roster

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University has signed two incoming freshmen and a junior college transfer for the upcoming softball season. Junior transfer Paige Colburn, who played shortstop for Fort Scott Community College (Kans.) scored 75 runs, drove in 56 and hit 11 homers over her two years. Catcher Morgan Miller was selected All-District 23-4A […]

Shoutout

Area gymnasts win medals Area gymnasts recently competed in the 2010 USA Gymnastics New Mexico State Championships with more than 50 teams and 1,200 competitors. Gymnasts ranged from ages 5-25 and varied in experience. Categories included trampoline, synchronized trampoline, double mini, and tumbling. Eleven athletes from the area competed at the state Championships in their […]

Hank Baskett signs with Philly

Clovis native and pro football wide receiver Hank Baskett is a Philadelphia Eagle once again. The Eagles announced signing Baskett early Friday. “I’m glad we had a chance to get Hank back in Philadelphia,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a written statement. “Not only has he proven himself to be a productive receiver, but […]

Team sports can build character

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist My grandchildren have introduced me to organized team sports for kids, and it’s great fun — for everyone. Parents who succumb to poor sportsmanship during their children’s games make the news now and then, but I can tell you most families are not like that. They are their kids’ cheerleaders, […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Raising the flag and a high-scoring former Wildcat

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day Local folks taking their shot at being a comedian. Joking around. The show goes on The Yucca Middle School choir performs a 50s show 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. Also, the Barry Elementary School third and fourth graders program is at 5:30 p.m. […]

Judge rules Isler can coach rest of season

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Hobbs News-Sun: Kimberly Ryan J.D. Isler returned to the sidelines in Hobbs after a federal judge reinstated him for the remainder of the season. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Calling allegations against Clovis High School’s boys’ basketball coach J.D. Isler “unsubstantiated assumptions,” a federal judge has reinstated him as coach for the remainder of […]

Hounds’ Mitchell earns first-team All-America

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico junior cornerback Rodney Mitchell has been selected to the first-team defense of the NCAA Division II Don Hansen 2009 Football Gazette All-America team. Mitchell, from Sarasota, Fla., was one of three Lone Star Conference first-team selections. He tied for seventh in Divison II last season with seven interceptions, […]

ENMU women’s soccer team adds four players

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University has added four players, including Class 5A’s leading scorer, to its women’s soccer roster for next year. Carlsbad forward Melissa Marshall, who scored 95 goals in her career and led 5A with 31 last season, will join the Zias along with midfielder-defender Gerilyn Armijo of Las Cruces, forward Maurisa […]

Zias softball team splits pair of games

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Senior Kristen Cruickshank pitched a two-hitter and senior Alex Mayo Otis delivered her second three-hit game of the day as Eastern New Mexico University softball team beat Texas A&M-International 6-2 for a split on the first day of the St. Mary’s Classic. In their first game of the day, the […]

Press release: Hounds sign 19 recruits

PORTALES, N.M.- After assaulting the team and NCAA record book in the 2009 season, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of 19 new Greyhounds to National Letters of Intent, to bolster the ENMU lineup for the 2010 season as Eastern makes the transition to the Lone Star Conference North […]

Ticket feature: Roping association expanding to New Mexico

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Courtesy photo The Original Team Roping Association plans to hold five team roping events at the Curry County Special Events Center between January and May. Freedom New Mexico Amarillo-based Original Team Roping Association is starting off the year by expanding to New Mexico. The group will be holding a team roping event Saturday and Feb. […]

Record-breaking Greyhounds QB dismissed from team

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo J.J. Harp passed for 4,367 yards and 31 touchdowns last season, both school records. CNJ staff PORTALES — Record-breaking sophomore quarterback Eastern New Mexico University J.J. Harp has been dismissed from the football team, according to Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo. Ribaudo declined to discuss the reason Harp was dismissed. He […]

Relay for Life meeting Tuesday

CNJ staff Relay for Life in Clovis is holding a team captain meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Master’s Center conference room. Teams can register at the meeting. Early bird teams are $25 for the first five. Information: relayforlife.org/clovisnm

Three Hounds make all-region football team

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University junior cornerback Rodney Mitchell was a first-team defense selection on Don Hansen’s 2009 Football Gazette All-Super Region Four squad. Greyhounds earning second-team honors were sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp and junior linebacker Nathan Uland. Mitchell tied for seventh in Division II and first in the Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Business feature: Clovis team part of wind turbine demonstration

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer If you’re going to spend $100 on a cellular phone, you’re probably going to want to see a floor model in action. Now replace “cellular phone” with “wind turbine,” and “$100” with “$1 million. The need for demonstration remains. “If you want to buy something that’s a 20-year asset,” […]

Hounds’ Mitchell earns second-team All-America

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior cornerback Rodney Mitchell was named to the Daktronics All-America second team, the school’s first player to receive All-America honors since 2004. Mitchell, from Sarasota, Fla., and a transfer from New Mexico Military Institute, finished the season with seven interceptions, the most by a Greyhounds player in […]

Obama needs to weigh all troop options

Freedom New Mexico Before leaving on his trip to Asia, President Barack Obama let it be known he is not satisfied with any of the four alternative plans he and his national security team have been considering — involving troop augmentations from zero to 40,000 — to prosecute the next phase of the war in […]

Wide receiver Poku earns all-LSC first team honors

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division first team in football. Poku, from Murphy, Texas, caught nearly eight passes per game and led NCAA Division II in receptions and yards per game for much of the season. The Greyhounds […]