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 […]

Hunter leads Cats to victory

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Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth Clovis’ Brian Mead looks to make a move on Highland’s Timothy Medina during the first half of their game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Sporting a 100-watt, gap-toothed smile, Diondre Hunter sounded like an awestruck sophomore in the locker room after the game, addressing his senior […]

Hounds getting Hunter back

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — He won’t be 100 percent, but senior wide receiver Derrick Hunter is scheduled to see his first action of the football season when Eastern New Mexico University meets Southwestern Oklahoma in a 5 p.m. (MDT) kickoff on Saturday in Weatherford, Okla. An All-Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Hounds picked as underdog in LSC South

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University receiver Derrick Hunter usually doesn’t need a lot of time to get open for a pass. He needed even less time when asked to guess the top pick in the preseason poll for the Lone Star Conference’s South Division. “Kingsville,” Hunter said. Nineteen of the poll’s […]

House approves military pay raise

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The House passed a $441.6 billion defense authorization bill for fiscal 2006 that includes a 3.1 percent military pay raise for next January and higher ceilings on bonuses and special pays. Before Wednesday’s vote, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., chairman of the armed services committee, pulled a provision that would have […]

Fast-starting Silver romps in ENMU spring game

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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 […]

Hunting ‘will never be the same’

The Associated Press BIRCHWOOD, Wis. — Clovis resident Ron Pierson was “absolutely mortified” last week to hear that two acquaintances — Robert Crotteau, 42, and son Joey, 20 — were slain during a deer hunt 20 miles from his former home in Rice Lake, Wis. Pierson said he played softball and socialized with the Crotteaus […]

Target hitting time: hunting season begins

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Travis Denton, who has hunted since he was 9 years old, poses with his latest taxidermy project. He said he hopes to take an elk bull like this one home with him this fall during bow hunting . Tova Fruchtman By Tova Fruchtman CNJ STAFF WRITER tova_fruchtman@link.freedom.com As summer ends, leaves begin to change colors, […]

Hounds’ comeback falls short

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Former Floyd six-man standout scored a pair of touchdowns in his first varsity start for the Hounds. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — If it could, Eastern New Mexico University would take a mulligan on the first 25 minutes or so of Saturday night’s season opener against Central […]

Hounds WR expecting big year

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Fide Davalos is spun to the ground by defenders Will Smith (top) and Royal Bell during Saturday’s Eastern New Mexico football scrimmage. Freedom Mewspapers photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Derrick Hunter is ready to step up his role this fall for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. And he thinks […]

Burkett, Harvey

Harvey Burkett Services: Have been held. Mr. Harvey Burkett, 84, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 11, 1919, in Senath, Mo., to William and Maggie Tillson Burkett. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He married Venona Fay Spence on May 1,1947, […]

Cranes are filthy, flea-ridden and fun

Bob Huber December never inspired enthusiasm around our house. We steadfastly refused to join Santa Claus in his annual extortion ploy, and we stopped having babies 40 years ago at the end of each year for income tax purposes. That’s about all there is to December. But December in Texas — that state where old […]