Midwestern’s late 3-pointer does in Zias

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Zia sophomore Britni Gillespie shoots a layup as Midwestern State forward Angie Faurot goes for the block in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Senior post Katherine Maples scored 27 points and pulled down 19 rebounds and senior […]

Zias survive Lady Savages’ 3s

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Heather Brown throws a headfake at Southeastern Oklahoma’s Ashley Tucker in the second half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Southeastern Oklahoma came out bombing Saturday night. The Lady Savages hoisted 38 3-point shots in a Lone Star Conference […]

Senior bazaar promotes crafts, companionship

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Wanda Elliott, wearing a blue crocheted hat she made, laughs with her friend Becky Nufer on Saturday during the Christmas Bazaar. The event is held annually at the Baxter-Curren Senior Citizen Center. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There is a full bowl of chili, topped with a thick layer of […]

Former ENMU coach remembered fondly

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Greyhound football coach Mark Ribaudo speaks during a Monday afternoon funeral service for former Eastern New Mexico University coach Harold “Bud” Elliott at the Campus Union Ballroom. (Freedom Newspaper: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Bud Elliott believed in the words of George Washington Carver: “Take what you have with what you are, make […]

ENMU coach found calling in football

CNJ Editorial Our region lost a good man last week. Bud Elliott, the longtime football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, died early Tuesday morning. He was 73. Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at the Campus Union Ballroom on the ENMU campus. Elliott was one of college football’s all-time winningest coaches, compiling […]

Elliott respected by LSC coaching peers

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Harold “Bud” Elliott made a lasting impression on many of his colleagues around the Lone Star Conference. Elliott, ENMU’s football coach from 1994-2004, died early Tuesday at the age of 73 in Lubbock from heart and kidney failure. West Texas A&M’s Don […]

Former ENMU football coach dies at 73

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Elliott had a 37-year career as a college head coach, beginning in 1964 at Southwestern College in Kansas. His overall record was 205-179-9. (Courtesy photo) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Harold “Bud” Elliott, the longtime football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, died Tuesday morning of heart and kidney failure in Lubbock, family […]

Longtime ENMU coach dies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Harold “Bud” Elliott, the longtime football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, died Tuesday in Lubbock. He was 73. Elliott, who retired following the 2004 season, was remembered by colleagues as a man with a great sense of humor, a greater sense of morals and an indescribable drive as a […]

Cats finish season with win at NMMI

CNJ staff ROSWELL — After learning his team did not make the state playoffs, Clovis boys soccer coach Shaun Gill said he was concerned about Tuesday’s season finale against New Mexico Military, a team the Wildcats had drubbed 8-2 early in the year. “I was a little worried about how we would approach the game […]

Ex-ENMU coach Elliott making progress

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer FORMER EASTERN NEW MEXICO University football coach Bud Elliott, hospitalized after suffering a broken left leg and a collapsed lung in a fall at his home earlier this month, is beginning to make progress, wife Kathy said Wednesday. The 73-year-old Elliott went from Lubbock Heart Hospital to Plains Regional […]

ENMU FOOTBALL NOTES: Elliott making progress

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer THE HEALTH OF FORMER Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott has significantly improvement since being hospitalized last week following a fall at home. Elliott has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room at Lubbock Heart Hospital. The Sept. 7 fall resulted in two […]

Former ENMU coach Elliott in hospital

CNJ staff Bud Elliott, who retired after last season after 11 years as Eastern New Mexico University’s football coach, is in Lubbock Heart Hospital after breaking his shinbone in a fall at home. ENMU football coach Mark Ribaudo said after Saturday’s game at Southwestern Oklahoma that the 73-year-old Elliott had been on a respirator after […]

Cats advance to title game

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Clovis’ Josh Bussen, left, and Ruidoso’s Lucas Lindsey go after the ball during the second half of their game during the Clovis Invitational Friday at the Yucca Soccer Complex. Clovis defeated Ruidoso 5-0. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School won its first two games of the season, earning […]

ENMU’s Ribaudo comfortable in new role

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First-year Eastern New Mexico coach Mark Ribaudo got his start in college football as a graduate assistant at Midwestern State. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers In Mark Ribaudo’s office there are several clues to untold stories — from family newspaper clippings to thank you letters from parents to framed photos of […]

Area ranchers willing to support Cannon

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Some eastern New Mexico ranchers are long-standing critics of Cannon Air Force Base. When Cannon announced plans in January to expand its training air space, a handful of ranchers were vocal in their opposition at a meeting with Air Force officials at Eastern New Mexico University. Anticipating some may […]

Curry County Democrats elects new slate of officers

CNJ staff Curry County Democrats elected a new slate of officers. The newly elected Curry county officers are as follows: • Chairman: Jan Elliott • Vice Chairman: Drew Tatum • Secretary: Connie Belcher • Treasurer: Lance Pyle State Central Committee Members were also elected and are as follows: Elliott, Tatum, Belcher and Gary Swinford. • […]

Regenhardt, Thelma

Services: Have been held. Dora Natalie Olmsted, 77, of Powell, Wyo., died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 2, 1927, near Mesa to Robert H. and Goldie V. Porter Elliott. She married Gene Olmsted on March 25, 1960, in Powell, Wyo. She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter and […]

Top 10 of 2004: No. 6 ENMU’s Elliott ends run

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — If his health would let him, Eastern New Mexico University’s Bud Elliott would probably go on coaching forever. As it is, it wasn’t easy for the veteran coach — he turned 73 on Christmas Eve — to step down. Elliott spent 48 seasons as a high school and […]

Hounds stay in house for new football coach

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor In his first public comments as head football coach of Eastern New Mexico University, Mark Ribaudo said he will work to continue the program’s success in graduating players and winning games. His only caveat: Win more games. The defensive coordinator for the Greyhounds the past eight seasons, Ribaudo was […]

Eastern mum on Elliott’s successor

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s new head football coach is already on staff, but officials on Tuesday would not be more specific about who will replace Bud Elliott. The university has scheduled a press conference for 1:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena to announce the successor to Elliott, who guided the […]