ENMU-Cameron basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (4-3) at Cameron (6-1), 3 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Lawton, Okla. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds dropped a 109-98 shootout to East Central at Greyhound Arena a week ago, completing the split of a four-game homestand. Notes: Cameron opened the season […]

11-29 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor exercise; 11:30 a.m. Potluck luncheon. Bring your favorite dish. Tuesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Thursday: […]

Hounds take on 17th-ranked Midwestern State

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With two games left in the season, Eastern New Mexico’s offense is either the most prolific in the program’s history, with 4,556 yards gained through Division II’s top passing offense, or close, with 18 points needed to break the school season record of 339. “The obvious thing is they […]

Zias fall in three games to Aggies

CNJ staff LAWTON, Okla. — Lindsay Paziuk combined 11 kills and 11 digs Saturday to lead Cameron past Eastern New Mexico University 25-15, 25-15, 25-17 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match. The Zias (5-18, 0-8 LSC) led early in each game but quickly fell behind as the Aggies (14-9, 2-5) quickly took control. Sophomore […]

10-4 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 indoor exercise. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Loteria (Spanish […]

Griffons get past Zias in four games

CNJ staff PORTALES — Missouri Western rallied from a one-game deficit to beat Eastern New Mexico University 16-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-23 Friday night in the ENMU Invitational at Greyhound Arena. The Griffons (2-4) got 16 kills and eight digs from Kelli Sicner and 13 kills, 10 digs and three aces from Meghan Voelz. Western bailed […]

Cannon Appreciation Day features free food, games

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Airman 1st Class Justin Turner with the Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron chats up servers at Friday’s Cannon Appreciation Day held at Unity Park. Event organizers said 4,000 burgers and 4,000 hot dogs were on hand for the event. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico After two decades of cook-outs […]

Dominoes championships draw contestants to Texico

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Faye Keener of Portales grabs the dominoes to shuffle with a smile after she and her teammate Beverly Winn won a game of 42 during Friday’s warm-up for Saturday’s tournament at the Texico Senior Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Plenty of versions of dominoes may exist around the […]

Festival on the border

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Christian Barrett, 8, dressed up as a cowboy to fit the Honoring the Pioneer bike contest theme for Saturday’s Border Town Days parade. Jana Barrett said her son enjoys dressing up and playing a character. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For Farwell native Troy Christian, Border Town Days is […]

Camping trip shows father’s love

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist What is your best memory of your dad ? I hope that you have some positive ones. I hope, in fact, that you have so many, that you cannot answer the question. I remember the football games and wrestling matches he attended, but they are not the most precious memories. […]

First person: Baseball mom takes in games from the concession stand

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tonya Flores spends a large portion of her time watching her three sons play sports. Tonya Flores, 36, has spent the whole baseball season in the concession stand at Bell Park Field, watching what she can of her son Sebastian Flores’

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Clovis women win $50,000 in scratch-off games

Freedom New Mexico Two Clovis women each won $50,000 recently playing $5 scratch-off games, according to the New Mexico Lottery. Ginette F. Patton claimed a $50,000 prize with the Giant Crossword game and Mary Lujan won $50,000 playing Diamond Dazzler. Patton said she plans to pay off her vehicle loan, the lottery said. Lujan said […]

First person: Jason Bloomer

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University cheerleader Jason Bloomer, 21, has been involved in competitive cheerleading since he was five. Given the choice of video games, sleep or studying, Eastern New Mexico junior Jason Bloomer will always go with video games or sleep. He learned not to give himself the option of […]

Zias roll, move two games over .500

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Eastern New Mexico University sophomore guard Cat Clay drives to the basket in the first half of Wednesday night’s game against New Mexico Highlands. The Zias won 79-64, winning their second straight game. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — It won’t be a long break, but sophomore forward […]

Childhood games instill good values

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Once an innocent way of deciding who went first or who got the last piece of candy, the game “rock, paper, scissors” is now organized into a televised U.S. championship. Surfing the channels one night last week, there it was on an obscure Fox Sports channel, folks in […]

Angelo State women defeat Zias in four games

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ENMU senior Vanessa Wilcox returns a serve for a kill against Angelo State Friday at Greyhound arena. Angelo State won in four games. By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Angelo State’s play was far from flawless, but on Friday it was good enough. Junior Alaina Sivells collected 15 kills and junior Adrienne Taylor posted a […]

Tucumcari claims another Olympian

Looks like Tucumcari leads all area towns in ties to Olympians. Tucumcari resident Rex Maddaford competed in two Olympic events in the Mexico Games in 1968. Maddaford finished 10th in the 5,000 meter run (14:39.8) and 12th in the 10,000 meter run (30:17.2) for his native New Zealand. Reporter Thomas Garcia is working on a […]

It’s Their Business: Roller World

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Name: Roller World Location: 1721 Wallace What they do: They have an indoor skating rink and offer skate and roller blade rentals from toddler to adult size. Employees also play skating games such as Limbo with customers. They also have a bounce house, miniature blacklight golf, an arcade, and a snack bar. Who’s in charge: […]

Zias split pool games in tourney

CNJ staff OKLAHOMA CITY — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank pitched a seven-hitter and Eastern New Mexico University took advantage of two errors to score twice in the fourth inning en route to a 4-2 victory over defending NAIA champion Oklahoma City University on Friday in pool play of the Stars’ tournament. The teams then played again […]