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 […]