Force of One competitors receive recognition

Courtesy photo Front row from left, Randall Roberts (Son of Retired TSgt. Mike Roberts), Daniel Barber (Son of SSgt. Glen Barber), Jennifer Suan (Daughter of Retired MSgt. Eric Suan), Mariam Mohamed, Keegan Detwieler (Son of Maj. James Detwieler) Middle row from left, Ethan Zamora, Aimee Roberts, Joseph Padilla, Camerin Suan (Son of Retired MSgt. Eric […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Flowers for food, top athletes and rain gutter racing

Start your day off the right way with the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday morning briefing: Food for flowers Area residents can participate in FTD Good Neighbor Day Sept. 7 at Hestands Floral and Gifts, 813 W. Second St., Portales. In exchange for three cans of food for the Community Services Center food pantry, participants receive […]

Dirty Laundry: Denial runs deep among sports parents

Aisha Sultan I knew the minute I saw a red-faced grown man hollering at his 5-year-old son during a soccer practice. I didn’t want my kindergartner playing with this crowd. His little friend with the very loud father seemed so eager to please that I couldn’t decide if the scene left me depressed or angry. […]

Being their best

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Special Olympics athlete Don Roper of Clovis competes in the pole bending event Saturday at the Curry County Events Center. Liliana Castillo One of the six major state Special Olympics New Mexico events took place Friday and Saturday at the Curry County Events Center. Forty-four athletes competed in the six […]

Texico student elected to state 4-H position

A Texico High student was elected to the 2010-11 State 4-H Council Officer Team, chosen during the 87th annual State 4-H Conference in Las Cruces in July. Wil Hodnett of Texico was elected treasurer. Hodnett competes in livestock judging, along with showing sheep, beef and dairy heifers. Hodnett, 17, also runs track and participates in […]

Senior Olympics deadline approaching

Senior athletes in New Mexico who qualified for the 32nd Annual Senior Olympics State Summer Games are encouraged to register. The state Senior Olympics will be held in Las Cruces July 28 through Aug. 1. The Summer Games are open to all New Mexico residents age 50 and older who qualified at local sanctioned games […]

Athletes named to ENMU honor roll

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University announced 169 athletes were represented on the Spring 2010 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. The list includes Greyhound and Zia student athletes with a grade point average of at least 3.0 for the semester. The volleyball team had the highest grades of any team, with a cumulative GPA of […]

Three ENMU athletes named to LSC track all-conference team

Freedom New Mexico Three Eastern New Mexico University athletes were named to the Lone Star Conference All-Conference team Wednesday. Senior thrower Steven Aragon and sophomores Bill Squire and Nicole Reid marked the first time in seven years the squad had multiple athletes named all-conference. To qualify, an athlete must score at least 14 points at […]

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 […]

Press release: Crouse, Lale, Draper and Reid selected ENMUSports.com student athletes of week

PORTALES, N.M.— The Eastern New Mexico University softball team concluded its season with a win for the fifth straight year, while the track team turned in strong performance in Abilene, Texas. The ENMUSports.com Student Athletes of the Week were Kimberly Crouse (softball), Amanda Lale (softball), Daniel Draper (men’s track & field and Nicole Reid (women’s […]

ENMU athletes set several school records

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University set four team records Thursday as the Greyhounds placed fourth in men’s competition and the Zias finished 11th on the women’s side in the 20-team McMurry Relays track meet. For the men, junior Brian Smith placed third in the 100 in an ENMU-record time of 10.59 […]

God’s people are athletes running a race

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Hi, my name is Curtis and I’m a Winter Olympicaholic. As I write, the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver are themselves closing. Seventeen days sounded like a good long time, but now the Olympic flame is being extinguished. Our neighbors to the north did a […]

Press release: Nelson, Altheide selected ENMUSports.com student athletes of week

Letters to the editor: CHS athletes credit to community

CHS athletes credit to community I had the privilege of being in a Lovington restaurant on Thursday when the Clovis Wildcat high school cross country team came to dine. I would like to praise each and every one of these young athletes for behaving like fine young ladies and gentlemen. They were extremely polite and […]

Local athletic officials take wait-and-see approach with social networking

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CNJ photo illustration: Liliana Castillo By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Athletes run, jump, shoot pass and hit. Volumes of pages couldn’t sum up local philosophies on managing those. They also Tweet, MySpace and Facebook. Regarding those social networking verbs, the response could fit in a text message: Ask me later. Texas Tech football coach […]

Athletes turn out for triathlon

USAF photo: Senior Airman Erik Cardenas Staff Sgt. Freddie Jones, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, explains the course to the competitors that they will take in the five kilometer bike ride and run. By Senior Airman: Erik Cardenas: 27th SOW Public Affairs Swimming 500 meters, riding a bike 10 kilometers and running a 5k […]

Thompson, Vega named ENMUSports.com Athletes of the Week

PORTALES, N.M.— The Eastern New Mexico University track and field teams turned in strong performances at last weekend’s Lone Star Conference Championship meet in Kingsville, Texas. The ENMUSports.com Student Athletes of the week were J.T. Thompson (men’s track and field) and Vyanca Vega (women’s track and field).

Swine flu concern postpones Texas athletic tournaments

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer West Texas athletes may not have swine flu, but mounting concern about the illness may keep them from competing in state finals. The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of Texas high school athletics, announced Wednesday that all athletic events are postponed until May 11. The order is an […]

Athletes share umbrella of suspicion

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I should have thrown on a DVD. It’s the only way my TV could have avoided it. Sports channel to news channel alike, Saturday’s big news was that New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was one of 104 players on an anonymous list to test positive for performance enhancing drugs […]

ENMU rodeo athletes make mark

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, TEXAS — Two Eastern New Mexico University cowboys and a cowgirl made their mark over the weekend in the Odessa Rodeo. Greyhounds senior Jared Green registered a third place finish in bareback riding with 138 points, moving into second place in the region in the bareback riding event. “Jared continued to […]