Area prepares for fire season

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Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales Fire Chief Darwin Chenault said Wednesday’s massive grass fire that swept through the Melrose Bombing Range and south towards Floyd should serve as a reminder to control outdoor burning. Fire conditions have become critical in the past month, say fire experts, with a wet summer that provided lots of fuel […]

Elida sweeps Tucumcari

PNT Staff ELIDA — After saying goodbye to a friend and teammate, Elida had a prayer answered Tuesday night aginst Tucumcari. Sophomore Trenton Chenault stole an inbounds pass at halfcourt with one second left and hit a desperation 3-points as the Elida Tigers claimed an emotional 54-51 win over the visiting Rattlers. Elida took the […]

Tiger squad still growing

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Elida Tigers coach Darrell Chenault knows his basketball team has grown and matured considerably in the last year. His question is, will that growth be enough when it counts? Coming off a disappointing 11-13 season last spring, the Tigers will be returning four out of five starters. The problem […]

Elida sweeps past Melrose

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — Momentum from two playoff wins helped Melrose earn nine of Thursday’s first 10 points. Rest and homecourt advantage helped Elida claim 74 of the next 116. Elida recovered from a 9-1 deficit in the first game and had little problem after that in claiming a 25-21, 25-17, […]

Floyd dominates field in Clovis

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Clovis Christian advanced to the title game of its four-team tournament Saturday before running into Floyd’s two-girl wrecking crew of setter Kelli Johnson and outside hitter Darcee Chenault. Johnson and Chenault had eight kills and five aces as Floyd swept Clovis Christian 26-24, 25-20 in the championship match. “I thought […]

Sept. 4 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • There will be no school Monday for Labor Day. Football • Saturday: Floyd junior high and varsity vs. Magdalena at Floyd, 12:30 p.m. Volleyball • Tuesday: Junior high, junior varsity and varsity vs. San Jon at San Jon, 4:30 p.m. • Thursday: Junior high, junior varsity and varsity vs. […]

Husband rescues

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A Portales man saved his wife from a fire which destroyed the interior of their house in the early morning hours Tuesday. Bill Machen, 62, and Faye Machen, 58, of Portales, escaped the fire which destroyed the interior of their house at 317 E. Kaywood. According to Portales Fire […]

Banged-up Elida girls survive Melrose

PNT Staff MELROSE — The Elida Lady Tigers managed to overcome knee injuries to two starters and a myriad of fouls Friday night to nail down second place in the District 3-1A girls race. In a game where both teams shot 43 free throws, the Lady Tigers (16-7) pulled away in the fourth quarter for […]

Lady Tigers move into second in District 3-1A

PNT Staff ELIDA — Adrienne Coe scored 16 points Tuesday night as Elida defeated Melrose 50-43 Tuesday night, taking over sole possession of second place in the District 3-1A girls race. The Lady Tigers (13-6, 3-1 district) held Melrose (9-11, 2-2) to just nine field goals. The Lady Buffaloes, who got 17 points from freshman […]

Wolverines turn back Elida

PNT Staff TEXICO — The Elida Tigers didn’t win Tuesday night in the EPAC tournament boys quarterfinals, but they made unbeaten host Texico work a little bit. The Wolverines (10-0) got off to a 14-0 lead before Elida righted itself and played competitively most of the rest of the night in dropping a 64-51 decision. […]

Things may be starting to look up for young Elida boys

By Dave Wagner ELIDA — It’s been about seven years since the Elida boys basketball program enjoyed a winning season. While they likely aren’t ready for a state title run just yet, the Tigers anticipate improvement in 2004-05 despite a 13-player roster which includes eight freshmen and just one junior and one senior. At least […]

Lady Tigers advance to tourney finals

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers assured themselves of a berth in Class 1A regional competition next week with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-23 victory over Dora in the District 3-1A tournament semifinals Thursday night. Elida (16-5) plays at top-seeded Fort Sumner at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the winner of that match hosting the […]

Lady Tigers defeat Melrose

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers opened District 3-1A play Thursday night with a 25-19, 25-15, 25-17 victory over Melrose. Elida coach Darrell Chenault said the Lady Tigers fell behind in the first game, but took control behind strong serving. For the match, theh had just five errors on 61 serves. “We served […]

Fair teaches life lessons for entrants

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By Laurie Stone The Roosevelt County Fair is underway as entrants make their last-minute preparations. This year’s fair has undergone a few changes which opens the door to a wider variety of participants. “From our livestock, entertainment, vendors and carnival, we have the best fair around,” said Kent Best, president of the Roosevelt County Fairboard. […]

Lady Tigers seeking return trip to state

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By Dave Wagner ELIDA — Elida volleyball coach Darrell Chenault knows the road to winning a District 3-1A championship this fall goes through Fort Sumner. The Lady Tigers posted a 16-7 record in 2003, finishing second to Fort Sumner in district play before reaching the state Class 1A tournament. But they and the rest of […]

Roosevelt wins tournament against American

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — The Roosevelt County All-Stars rode strong pitching and just enough hitting Saturday night to a 5-3 win over Clovis American in the championship game of the District 3 major bracket Little League tournament at Beachum Field. Third baseman Chet Chenault drove in three runs with a first-inning single and a […]

May 23 Floyd School news

Upcoming Events Last day of school is Wednesday! School will let out early on this day. Elementary Awards Assembly will be Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday is a teacher in-service day. Report cards will be mailed on Friday. Library Books Please return any library books to the library ASAP. If books are not returned […]

May 16 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • Senior trip to San Antonio will be Monday through Thursday. • The Preschool Tea will be Wednesday afternoon. • Kindergarten Graduation is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. • High School Graduation is Saturday at 2 p.m. • Last day of school is May 26th. Classes will let out at noon. Sports The faculty […]

Logan holds off Tigers

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — Standing at just 5 feet, Elida eighth-grader Trenton Chenault is a pretty easy player for a defender to lose. He made the Logan Longhorns pay for that with 3-pointer after 3-pointer, but the outside shooting was not enough to counter Logan’s height advantage inside during a consolation semifinal game of […]

Elida rallies to defeat Farwell

Dave Wagner FARWELL — Elida struggled mightily in the first half, but coach Dan Howard knew the real Lady Tigers hadn’t shown up yet. Down 22-14 at the intermission, Elida tied the game with the first eight points when play resumed and then survived a physical battle down the stretch to edge host Farwell 47-45 […]