Star child care provider receives quarterly award

Airman Thomas Trower Excelling in family care standards earned Ms. Bonnie Gillespie honors as the Family Child Care Provider of the Quarter for October through December 2005. Ms. Gillespie has been a licensed provider since September and has provided care in her home since October, she said. Ms. Gillespie’s home is arranged for multi-age care, […]

Broncos seek quick transition to basketball

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Jeff Gillespie knows his Floyd boys basketball team may need a little time to adjust after most of his players were participating in the state six-man football championship four days ago against Melrose. With only two practices to get ready for Monday’s opener at Tatum, Gillespie warned not to expect […]

Broncos look for repeat win against Melrose in title clash

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By Dave Wagner Melrose’s Coy Speer was so busy blocking for junior Carlos Ruiz that he wasn’t aware of what his teammate had accomplished. Ruiz scored a national record 13 touchdowns — 12 on rushing plays and one on a kickoff return — as the Buffaloes mauled Animas 100-55 on Saturday in a six-man state […]

Broncos seek berth in six-man finals

By Dave Wagner The Mountainair Mustangs started the season in a hole after losses to Floyd and Melrose, considered the top two teams this year in six-man football. Since then, though, first-year coach Robert Zamora’s squad has run off eight wins in a row. Mountainair gets another crack at Floyd (9-0), this time at home, […]

Broncos hope to learn on the fly

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Floyd six-man football coach Jeff Gillespie says the Broncos have experience coming back this season — just not “experience experience.” What the team’s third-year coach means is that several players are back who have played varsity football in the past, but not necesarily started. “I’m pleased with what we’ve done […]

Melrose upsets Floyd in Region B

By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — The last time Casey Pack won two games in a row at Floyd, it gave his team a regional championship. History repeated itself over the weekend, but this time Pack was coaching the Melrose Buffaloes, who beat his former Floyd Broncos 65-51 Saturday for the Class 1A Region B championship. […]

Cheerleaders to compete in state finals

Kevin Wilson Like their football and basketball counterparts, the Portales High cheerleaders are getting set to compete this weekend. The cheerleaders will head to Albuquerque Sunday for the Universal Cheerleaders Association regional tournament, which will be held at Del Norte School. Portales will be competing in the medium varsity division, according to cheerleading coach James […]

Broncos reloaded for 2003-04 campaign

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — As high schoolers will tend to do, some of Floyd High’s more talented basketball players have graduated over the past few years. Much to the delight of Broncos coach Jeff Gillespie, though, a drop off in talent hasn’t been the result. “I lost some great shooters last year,” Gillespie said […]

Floyd faces Longhorns in playoffs

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The games are about as meaningful as they get with the Floyd Broncos playing the Logan Longhorns in the six-man quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Friday in Logan, with the losers’ season coming to an end. The Broncos have not played Logan, but they did scrimmage the […]

Broncos hitting the road — literally

By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — No matter how good the Floyd Broncos are this year, the road to the six-man football state crown will not run through Floyd. Actually, no game will go through Floyd this year, as poor field conditions at the northern Roosevelt County school will force the Broncos to play their entire […]

Sports roundup

By Kevin Wilson Qualifying in track events has proven to be no challenge for Noel Carpenter. What’s difficult for the Floyd sophomore is to remember them all. Carpenter qualified for nine events in this weekend’s state track and field tournament in Albuquerque, though meet rules stipulate that an athlete can only compete in five at […]