Tarleton turns back ENMU


Kwame Darko tries to wrap up Tarleton State running back Derrick Ross on a second-quarter run in Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University got a little too big a dose of senior Derrick Ross. Ross, who entered the game […]

Hounds hand Angelo State first loss


ENMU running back Jason Tezeno is brought down on a second quarter run by a pair of Angelo State defenders in Saturday’s homecoming game at Greyhound Stadium. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — A subtle switch helped Eastern New Mexico University turn around Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South […]

Hounds win seesaw game from Abilene Christian

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Sophomore quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score Saturday to help lift Eastern New Mexico University past Abilene Christian 33-30 in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams. ENMU (3-2) erased deficits of 16-7 and 22-14, then held on […]

ENMU FOOTBALL NOTES: LSC’s strength is in South

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer IF THE CROSSOVER GAMES are in any way indicative, the South Division is far stronger than the North this season in Lone Star Conference football. The South, playing at home on Saturday, improved to 15-3 against their counterparts with a six-game sweep. The North looks like the LSC’s version […]

Hounds grind out victory over East Central


Jason Tezeno looks for room to run as East Central defensive back Darnell Harris leaps over a Fide Davalos block in the third quarter of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — About the only thing not going well for Eastern New Mexico University […]

Hounds blank Southwestern for first victory

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Derrick Hunter made a big splash in his return to action Saturday night. Eastern New Mexico University’s senior wide receiver caught four passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns as the Greyhounds blanked Southwestern Oklahoma 28-0 in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Sophomore quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 115 […]

Hounds fall to Southeastern


Eastern New Mexico University running back Fide Davalos is tackled by a Southeastern Oklahoma’s Ryan Thomason during the second half of Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University was within a couple of extra points at halftime. It took one […]

Hounds adjust to rain


Eastern New Mexico University junior offensive linemen Marcus Smith sprints between cones during an agility drill Thursday inside Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Getting ready for Eastern New Mexico University’s first practice of the football season, new head coach Mark Ribaudo was already faced with […]

Smithee, Mary

Mary Charlotte Smithee, 77, of Benton, Texas, died Friday, May 6, 2005, at Saline Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 29, 1927, in Quitaque, Texas, to Clyde and Agnes Tunnell. She received her master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Arkansas in 1971 and was an actuary for Citi Group Insurance for 20 […]

Fast-starting Silver romps in ENMU spring game


Eastern New Mexico University wide receiver Derrick Hunter is wrapped up by cornerback Michael Clark during the second half of Sunday’s Green & Silver game at Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — If it seemed the Silver team had things its way in Eastern New Mexico University’s annual Silver […]

Hounds have three-way battle for QB

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Finding a replacement for two-year starter Steven Hinson at quarterback is one of the top priorities during Eastern New Mexico University’s spring practice. It figures to be a three-way battle between redshirt sophomore Michael Benton of Everman, Texas, redshirt freshmen Matt Palmer of Lovington and Rocky Hartline of […]

Eastern QB battle heats up


Jason Tezeno lunges forward for extra yardage at the end of a third-quarter run in Tuesday’s Green-Silver Game at Greyhound Stadium. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s quarterback job is Steven Hinson’s to lose next fall, but the diminutive signal-caller welcomes the competition. Hinson’s Green […]

Pack, Lula

Lula Pack Services: Have been held. Lula Mae Pack, 92, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on March 12, 1911, in Ninnekah, Okla., to Jessie and Ada Mae Forsyth Ikard. She married Milton Pack on Aug. 28, 1926, in Ninnekah, Okla. She came to Curry […]

Autrey, Milton

Milton Autrey Services: Have been held. Mr. Milton Autrey, 71, of Texico, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Mountainair, to Felix and Emlie Egger Autrey. Mr. Autrey married Betsy Moore on June 16, 1952, in Clovis. He had been a resident of Texico since […]