Attack on Christianity offensive

Let’s say, hypothetically, a group of television industry folks gathered to brainstorm for ideas for a new prime-time soap opera. Let’s say one of the creative minds in the group threw out the possible title of “Good Muslim Witches.” Could you only imagine the horrified looks on the faces of the others in the room […]

Hounds land 11 on all-LSCNorth first team

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico had 11 first-team selections and two individual award winners recognized Wednesday when the annual Lone Star Conference North Division football awards were announced by LSC officials. ENMU had the most first-teamers with five offensive and six defensive selections including Co-Offensive Back of the Year Wes Wood and Defensive Back […]

Press release: Brooks Selected as LSC Offensive Player of the Week

PORTALES, N.M.— Freshman defender Jehmaine Brooks (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Notre Dame Catholic Secondary) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, for his outstanding play against Texas A&M International University and St. Mary’s. He joins Kal Herbert (So., M, Willaston […]

Press release: Beck chosen as LSC co-offensive player of the week

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Junior outside hitter Kristen Beck (Odessa, Texas/Odessa HS/ Midland) from the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team, has been selected as the Lone Star Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week for her performance in last week’s matches against Midwestern State, Cameron and Oklahoma Panhandle State. She shared the honor with Texas Woman’s […]

Offensive art denounces religious beliefs

Freedom New Mexico Christians have rights and they had best assert them regarding a government- funded exhibit, at a Colorado museum, that depicts Jesus receiving oral sex from a man. No way should Christians have to tolerate this, any more than Muslims should have to tolerate a government-sponsored burning of the Koran. Nobody, but nobody […]

Hounds offensive coordinator expected to make full recovery

CNJ staff PORTALES — Veteran Eastern New Mexico University offensive coordinator Mike Howard, who underwent triple bypass surgery on Monday night in Lubbock after experiencing chest pains earlier in the day, appears to be doing well and should make a full recovery, ENMU coach Mark Ribaudo said Tuesday. “It went well,” Ribaudo said Tuesday of […]

ENMU’s offensive coordinator recovering from heart surgery

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Mike Howard’s is in his 14th season at ENMU, all as offensive coordinator. CNJ staff Two nights after his play-calling helped Eastern New Mexico University open its season with an impressive win, longtime Greyhounds offensive coordinator Mike Howard was recovering from heart surgery Monday at a Lubbock hospital. Howard underwent a triple bypass at Methodist […]

Hounds expect strong play from veteran offensive line

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Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Greyhound quarterback Wes Wood scrambles under pressure from Wes Byrd, 56, during last week’s scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds open their season Saturday against Southern Nazarene. Dave Wagner Ryan Torres figures it’s time for the Eastern New Mexico University offensive line to make its mark. With four seniors, including […]

Hounds look for help from running game

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU sophomore running back Troy Harris center finds a hole in the Greyhounds’ defense during Thursday’s practice at the ENMU practice field. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — With a senior-dominated offensive line and a handful of capable backs, the Eastern New Mexico University football team is hoping to put together […]

Muleshoe’s Riley named offensive coordinator at East Carolina

The Associated Press GEENVILLE, N.C. – Muleshoe’s Lincoln Riley has been named offensive coordinator at East Carolina University, according to an announcement Friday from head football coach Ruffin McNeill. Ruffin, who served as Texas Tech’s defensive coordinator for the last two seasons, was named the Pirates head coach Thursday. Riley, 26, and McNeill worked together […]

Lady Rams snare district title

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Portales junior Vicki Huber goes up for a shot in the paint during Friday’s District 4-3A girls championship game against Ruidoso at Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams rode a potent first-quarter offensive attack to a 69-48 victory over Ruidoso and wrapped up the […]

O.J. book fallout proves citizenry can govern itself

Those who think government is necessary to uphold public morals and even put limits on offensive speech ought to pay attention to the controversy over O.J. Simpson’s book and TV special, “If I Did It.” The publisher, Judith Regan, said she viewed the book — a supposedly fictional account of how O.J. might have killed […]

Friday area prep capsules

CNJ staff Fort Sumner 32, Clayton 15 What happened: Fort Sumner broke open a tight game with a pair of fourth-quarter TDs. Why it happened: Fort Sumner held a 317-106 edge in rushing yardage over the Yellowjackets. Offensive hero: Cass Dimitroff rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns for the Foxes. Record: Fort Sumner 5-3 […]

Offensive line high priority for Hounds

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Eastern New Mexico University center Gil Shackelford, right, blocks freshman defensive player Roger Deleon during practice Saturday in Portales. The offensive line was working on pass blocking. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With four starters to replace from a year ago, Eastern New Mexico University’s football team […]

Rush, ENMU line improving

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Tyson Rush (left) battles with Devin Pilgrim during Thursday’s ENMU football practice in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Tyson Rush is a third-year starter on a veteran Eastern New Mexico University offensive line that is expected to be a strength this season. After struggling in the first […]

Experienced offense excites Hounds

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By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — First-year Eastern New Mexico University head football coach Mark Ribaudo said after Wednesday’s intrasquad scrimmage at Blackwater Draw that he’s not sure if the Greyhounds are quite as ready as they’d like to be for the earlier opener in school history — Thursday against Central Arkansas […]

Cats begin two-a-days looking for faster start

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Sophomore backs (from left) Dominique Charles, Jaden Isler and Taylor Muse receive snacks from CHS football booster club member Bessie Lovern during a break on Monday’s first day of football practice. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez)Clovis High seni By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior Aaron Simon is changing positions in the offensive […]

Lady Wildcats cruise in Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Clovis moved within a game of a perfect regular season by beating Carlsbad 61-26 Tuesday in a District 4-5A game. The Lady Cats (25-0, 7-0) host Sandia (18-4, 6-1) Friday in a showdown for the district title. At Carlsbad, Clovis erased any doubts of an upset bid by holding the Cavegirls […]

Let’s applaud free speech, even if it’s offensive

CNJ staff Yes, two window stickers depicting naked devils seen recently on Dean Young’s Ford Focus are offensive to many people. What should be more offensive, though, is that local law officers are attempting to silence Young’s social commentary by threatening to toss him in jail. The cartoon stickers on Young’s car show two bare-breasted […]

Tough road ahead for Cats

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Senior running Phillip Williams (left) and senior quarterback John Props are two key returning players for the Wildcats. CNJ photo by Rick White By Rick White State runner-up. Traditional Texas Panhandle power. Track team in pads. Undefeated state champion. And that’s just the first four weeks of the season. Skilled but dangerously thin at key […]