ENMU rodeo team starts season at home

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU graduate student Kacey Kobza of Brighton, Colo., practices goat tying for the ENMU College Daze Rodeo today through Saturday at Lewis Cooper Arena in Portales. Kobza competes in goat tying, breakaway and barrels. Clarence Plank The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team kicks off their fall season with the […]

Triathlon: Community competition

Cannon Connections photo: Jared Tucker Twelve-year-old Case Shaap of the Clovis High School swim team completes the 500k swim portion of Cannon Air Force Bases’ annual mini-triathlon Saturday. Shaap’s total time completing the event was 1:08:00, according to Coach Vincent DeMaio. By Jared Tucker: Cannon Connections The Clovis High School Wildcats swim team went head-to-head […]

Hounds look for help from running game

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU sophomore running back Troy Harris center finds a hole in the Greyhounds’ defense during Thursday’s practice at the ENMU practice field. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — With a senior-dominated offensive line and a handful of capable backs, the Eastern New Mexico University football team is hoping to put together […]

Kickball tournament registration open

Freedom New Mexico Registration is open for the City of Portales kickball tournament 9 a.m. Sept. 4 at Rotary Park. The cost is $50 per team, said city Athletics Director Mike Doerr. Proceeds go to Portales city sports. Players must be at least 12 years old. Each team must have eight to 14 members, including […]

Roping event to honor Curry County farmer

Argen Duncan A team roping event set for October aims to honor a Curry County farmer, benefit children and raise money for agriculture advocacy. The inaugural Charles Petty Memorial Team Roping Event is to raise money for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, a lobby group for farmers and ranchers, and the New Mexico Baptist Children’s […]

In Tribute: Caton last surviving member of 1933 Forrest hoops champs

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Submitted by Susan Caton Wright Oran Caton, holding the ball in the front row, was a member of Forrest’s 1933 state basketball championship team. By Ben Moffett: Special to the CNJ Oran Caton, 93, the last living member of the 1933 state champion Forrest High basketball team, died Friday at his home in Albuquerque. Caton […]

ENMU’s Poku nominated for ‘Good Works’ team

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been nominated for the 2010 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team, based on performance on the field and community contributions off it. Poku, from Murphy, Texas, was among the leaders in receptions and yards receiving in NCAA Division II […]

Hail to Steinbrenner and other rambling thoughts

Kevin Wilson Rambling thoughts while debating whether I should antagonize my editor when my baseball team beats his baseball team: • That free credit score website is having a national campaign for viewers to choose the site’s new “spokesband.” I watch and I can’t help but wonder the average credit score of these struggling bands. […]

Loyalty important at work

Karl Terry I think modern society has almost completely lost touch with the concept of loyalty. The most recent example of this was last weekend when basketball superstar LeBron James used free agency to leave the team and fans who had invested seven years in him at Cleveland, taking his talent to a loaded up […]

Capabilities exercise presented for base personnel, families

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz The CV-22 Osprey lands in a cloud of dust made by its own powerful propellers during a capabilities exercise as opposition forces look on June 26. The exercise showcased several different aircraft By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs office The Army Special Forces […]

Airmen return from dental mission to Africa

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Courtesy photo Capt. Ben Britten, left, and St. Sgt. Marc Bustria work on a patient on their trip to Africa. Liliana Castillo Capt. Ben Britten and Staff Sgt. Marc Bustria, both of the 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron and Cannon Air Force Base recently returned from a humanitarian deployment to Africa. During their trip, […]

Clovis High School soccer team wins Matt 25 boat race

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CNJ photo: Gabriel Monte The Clovis soccer team runs to its milk boat Sunday at Green Acres park during the Matt 25 Hope Center’s milk boat race. The team won first place, which it also won last year. Freedom New Mexico The Clovis High School soccer team claimed its first victory of the year, and […]

Two-state team stocked with local talent

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A team with plenty of local talent is helping put New Mexico on the girls basketball map. Four area players are set to leave today for the first of three tournaments as part of the New Mexico/Texas Heat. The Heat is a collection of players from across the two […]

Airmen return from humanitarian mission

Courtesy photo Capt. Ben Britten, left, and Staff Sgt. Marc Bustria work on a patient on their trip to Africa. Liliana Castillo Capt. Ben Britten and Staff Sgt. Marc Bustria, both of the 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron and Cannon Air Force Base recently returned from a humanitarian deployment to Africa. During their trip, […]

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 […]

Air Force football team ranked second nationally in academic performance

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force Academy football team here has the second-highest multi-year Academic Progress Rate of any team in the Football Bowl Subdivision, according the a report issued June 9 by NCAA officials. The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the […]

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 […]

Cannon airman named to Air Force Team of the Year

Remotely piloted aircraft sensor operators named Air Force Team of the Year