Zias work (double) overtime

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Eastern freshman Heather Brown was one of five Zias to finish in double figures with 17 points. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias aren’t about to go down easily. Down by 12 points with less than 13 minutes left in the second half, the Zias […]

King, Laura

Laura King Services: Have been held. Laura King, 91, of Ruidoso, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Ruidoso Care Center in Ruidoso. She was born on Aug. 22, 1912, in Buffalo, Mo., to Lettie and B.F. Bennett. At the age of 4, her family moved to the Dora area where she attended school. She married […]

Change can be bad, no change is worse

Leonard Pitts Jr. “Hope I die before I get old.” The quote, of course, is from Pete Townshend of The Who. It’s a lyric from “My Generation,” a song that came out in 1965, the year Townshend turned 20. He was, at that age, a long-haired rock star famous for windmilling his arm and smashing […]

Zias pull away from Kingsville in second half

CNJ STAFF KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior guard Laci Lee led three Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 17 points Saturday afternoon and the Zias pulled away after a close first half to beat struggling Texas A&M-Kingsville 67-47 in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball. ENMU (9-8, 3-1 South) won for the […]

Zias hold off Commerce, surpass 2002-03 win total

CNJ STAFF COMMERCE, Texas — Sophomore Elizabeth Richards hit a key 3-pointer with 1:45 left and freshman Heather Brown and junior Laci Lee each converted 1-and-1 free throw opportunities in the final 32 seconds as Eastern New Mexico University held off Texas A&M-Commerce 79-74 Thursday night in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball. Lee […]

Lady Cats complete sweep of Portales

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Clovis’ Jessica Hohn rips the ball away from Portales’ Roni Gomez during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Kevin Wilson In a matchup between the Portales guards and the Clovis posts, it was a Clovis guard that helped make Tuesday’s game not much of a contest. […]

Zias ride early lead to crossover win

CNJ STAFF WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Freshman guard Heather Brown hit five 3-pointers and scored 20 points and junior forward Elizabeth Richards added 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead Eastern New Mexico University past Southwestern Oklahoma 81-70 Saturday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. ENMU (6-7) took the lead on a layup by […]

Zias overhaul Cameron with game-ending 16-2 run

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS LAWTON, Okla. — Laci Lee scored 22 to lead three Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures, and the Zias used a game-ending 16-2 run to defeat Cameron 65-63 Thursday night in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Aggie Gym. The Zias (5-7) also got 16 points from Jereena Bosket […]

Southeastern downs Zias

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Eastern freshman point guard Heather Brown drives to the hole late in Saturday’s loss to Southeastern Oklahoma. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — The Zias had the game they wanted to start January — a home matchup against a 1-7 squad. In the end, Eastern New Mexico’s offense couldn’t seal the […]

Portales advances with last-second win over Rio Rancho

By Kevin Wilson Erika Cook and Kassandra Richards have seen just about everything as teammates at Portales High School. It was that familiarity that helped them knock Rio Rancho into unfamiliar territory. Cook set up Richards for a late jumper from the baseline, giving Portales a 47-45 win over previously unbeaten Rio Rancho in Tuesday’s […]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule

CNJ staff West Texas A&M (5-1) at ENMU (3-4) When: 6 p.m. today Where: Greyhound Arena Radio: KGNC-AM 710, Amarillo Notes: The game is the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams. The matchup was moved up to avoid three-game weeks during conference play. … WT beati the Zias 75-54 on Nov. 28 […]

Lady Cats ride young guns past Portales

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn battles a Portales defender for a loose ball during the second half of Saturday’s game in Portales. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Kevin Wilson Youth edged out experience Saturday at Portales, as Clovis won the first battle in what could be a season-long war. Sophomore Aimee Hilburn had a game-high 22 […]

Zias win opener in Colorado

CNJ STAFF COLORADO SPRINGS — Eastern New Mexico University’s starting front line combined for 36 points and 31 rebounds on Sunday and the Zias defeated Colorado-Colorado Springs 65-55 in the women’s basketball opener for both teams. Sophomore Elizabeth Richards scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds, junior Loren Scarlett added 12 points and nine boards […]

Richards, Lee look to lead Zias back to respectability

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Former area prep standouts Elizabeth Richards (left) and Laci Lee will be counted on to provide scoring punch this season for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson They were separated by one year, one classification and 28 miles. Now, they’re together with a determination to revive […]

Strebeck won’t be playing for Zias

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Jennifer Strebeck By Eric Butler Jennifer Strebeck, who helped lead Texico to three straight state girls basketball championships, has decided to leave the Eastern New Mexico University program. A psychology major, the 5-foot-8 Strebeck was a backup guard for the Zias last year as a freshman. Eastern coach Dan Buzzard said that Strebeck, who could […]

Clovis fire chief: Hotel fire was arson

Darrell Todd Maurina Monday night’s fire at the Hotel Clovis was arson, Clovis Fire Chief Ron Edwards said. “We’re not going to classify the type of arson but we know it was a set fire,” Edwards said. “There were no utilities and there was no reason for it to start except people generating it.” Edwards […]

Richards, Lynn

Lynn Richards Services: Have been held. Lynn J. Richards, 86, of Carlsbad, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born July 26, 1916, in Weatherford, Texas. He grew up on a farm near Dora and graduated from Dora High School. He attended college in Portales for one year. In […]

Food is part of the fun at the Curry County Fair

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By Darrell Todd Maurina Some people preferred to eat hamburgers and pizza at the Curry County Fair, but many who came to the food court were looking for something they couldn’t fix at home. For Tommy Filpi of Logan and Elizabeth Richards of Texico, their Tuesday night meal was something they’ve never been able to […]

Public Record 7/18

Compiled from court records from July 10 through July 16: Marriage Licenses — Philip Ash Richards, 22, of Lubbock, to Summer Brooke Savage, 21, of Portales. — Scott Carlos Mendoza, 23, to Brandi Rae Farkas, 24, both of Clovis. — William Leon Bonney, 28, to Natalie Anna Meredith, 28, both of Clovis. — David Adam […]

Roybal out in Fort Sumner

By Dave Wagner FORT SUMNER — Longtime Fort Sumner girls basketball and girls track coach Rafael Roybal will not be returning to the Vixens’ sidelines next season. Roybal’s coaching contract was not renewed by the school district. A Fort Sumner native and graduate of the high school, Roybal has coached in the district for the […]