Freshmen get feel for ENMU at Dawg Days

l766e7-l766c6815dawgdays1.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University senior Brian Campbell gives freshman nursing student Taryn Robertson Marissa Hyde a package of complimentary items Saturday afternoon at the college’s Dawg Days freshman orientation session. Robertson will be attending classes at ENMU and Clovis Community College. Kevin Wilson Amanda Straub wasn’t expecting the “Woo” when […]

Freshmen may help Hounds

l748lo-l748in814enmuscottweb.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Freshman Greg Scott of San Antonio is trying to break into a crowded field of wide receivers at ENMU By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University freshman wide receiver Greg Scott was used to running a no-huddle offense in high school at San Antonio Stevens. After about […]

ENMU freshmen prep for CNFR

l28q88-511trujillomug.jpg

Trujillo By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Just five months ago, Michael Trujillo and Chance Kiehne were just another pair of freshmen trying to learn the ropes of college rodeo, and having each other as partners. Now, they’re confident they’re five weeks away for a national championship. “I think we have a really […]

CHS TENNIS: Clovis teams get into swing

1172731170-3-1-ten-chs-practice.ad_.jpg

Clovis High senior Tiffany Romero prepares to hit a backhand return during Lady Wildcats practice on Wednesday at the CHS tennis courts. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Like many spring programs, Clovis High’s tennis squads got off to a slow start because of the January snows. CHS girls coach […]

Initiatives established to improve retention

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents briefly discussed freshmen retention during a meeting Friday, an issue President Steven Gamble said is an ongoing problem. Gamble passed out a list of initiatives the campus would like to improve to increase ENMU’s freshmen retention rate. The endeavors include: —Employing an […]

SMALL-SCHOOL STATE VOLLEYBALL: Texico matures quickly

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer In 28 years as Texico’s volleyball coach, Mike Littlejohn said his 2006 squad is the youngest and least experienced he’s coached. The Lady Wolverines (19-3) start two freshmen, three juniors and a senior, with only two of the players having varsity experience. So much for the importance of experience. […]

Tug of war battle a lesson in education

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist A tradition persisted in my hometown involving freshman hazing at our local college, the Colorado School of Mines. It culminated in a public showing of manly strength in the center of town as sophomores faced freshmen in a mighty tug of war across Clear Creek. You have to understand that […]

Lady Cats’ squad growing under new coach

By Dave Wagner Slowly but surely, the Clovis High girls soccer roster is growing. First-year coach Larry Jones started practice on Aug. 11 with less than 20 players, meaning that even fielding a junior varsity team was in some jeopardy. By the end of the first week, the number grew to 22. Now the Lady […]