Dora to join county foes on gridiron

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Sports Writer The Dora Coyotes are joining Floyd, Melrose and Clovis Christian in area 8-man Friday night football frenzy. Dora may be fielding its first football team, but the Coyotes expect to win. “We set high expectations,” Dora football coach Pablo Pena said. “We plan on going out there and not […]

Elida, Dora defeated in diamond debut

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Elida Tiger and Dora Coyote baseball teams began their seasons at different tournaments around southeastern New Mexico but came home with the same result Thursday night. Elida lost in the first round of the Hal Bogle Tournament in Dexter to the host Demons 13-3 in five innings, while […]

Gateway hunts down Dora for title

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Dora knew it would have to contain Gateway Christian brothers Jevvon and Joshua Hunter in Saturday’s Class 1A boys state championship game at The Pit, and the Coyotes did that. What they weren’t counting on was a dominating performance by burly 6-foot-3 senior Antonio Oaxaca. Oaxaca (pronounced wau-HOCK-uh) […]

Coyotes beat Elida in state semis

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers RIO RANCHO — The Dora Coyotes will go for their second Class 1A boys state championship in five years on Saturday. Reserves Wesley Skelley (15) and Kyler Smith (14) combined for more than half the Coyotes’ points in a 54-47 semifinal victory over District 3-1A rival Elida on Thursday night […]

Coyotes moving on to state

PNT Staff Report ALBUQUERQUE — The Dora Coyote defense successfully contained the second-leading scorer in the state Saturday as they snared a 63-44 win over Temple Baptist Academy in the first round of the 1A state basketball tournament. Temple senior forward Mike Russo, who is used to running roughshod over opposing defenses, found himself with […]

Tigers upset Dora

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor DORA — The Elida Tigers narrowly escaped Coyote Country with a victory Saturday night, but the win gave them their first district championship in more than a decade. In a game that was close and physical all the way, it literally came down to the last second before Elida […]

Dora boys take top district 3-1A seed

PNT Staff Report The Dora Coyotes earned the District 3-1A regular season championship and the district tournament number one seed that comes with it, after defeating the Floyd Broncos 52-38 Thursday night at home. According to Dora head coach Ty Thatcher, the Coyotes (20-5, 7-1) took advantage of soft defense in the first half, and […]

Rams compete well, but fall short against Coyotes

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales boys coach Mark Gallegos wanted to know if his Rams could compete with one of the top teams in Class 4A. After Friday night, he has no doubt. The Roswell Coyotes outscored Portales 16-6 in the third quarter, then survived a late Portales charge to beat the Rams […]

Rested Rams play Coyotes

By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer The Portales Rams have had two weeks of preparation, leading up to tonight’s pre-district finale against the Roswell High Coyotes at Roswell’s Wool Bowl. With the district schedule just a week away, both teams have objectives they’d like to check off their list. First-year Rams head coach Andy Correll […]

Broncos take bashing

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer The Floyd Bronco’s homecoming game Saturday afternoon quickly turned into a scoring bonanza for the visiting Tatum Coyotes, as six different Coyotes scored, on the way to a 61-14 rout. Senior quarterback Trent Hemann scored three touchdowns and threw for another to lead the Tatum offense. “We’re not very […]