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. […]