July 27, 2008 Honors

Gilmore Wesley Gilmore, a recent graduate of Elida High School was among 45 New Mexico high school seniors selected as Robert C. Byrd Scholars for the 2008-2009 academic year, according to a news release from the New Mexico Public Education Department. The students receive $1,500 annual scholarships for up to four years toward university expenses […]

Elida Tigers are determined to advance in state playoffs

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Elida head baseball coach Jimmy Ward says he’s not repeating the mistake he made last May that brought the Tigers an early exit from the Class 1A state playoffs — this time, he’s not looking ahead and he’s starting hard throwing junior Wesley Gilmore in Elida’s state quarterfinal game […]

Tigers unload on Broncos

PNT Staff Report Active Elida bats complemented a live Elida arm as the Tigers used two five-run innings to beat Floyd 12-1 in five innings Monday night. Junior pitcher Wesley Gilmore confounded the Broncos, allowing one run on three hits. Gilmore struck out 10. “He threw very well,” Elida coach Jimmy Ward said. “We’re about […]

Elida edges Portales JV

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PNT Staff Report The Elida Tigers played extra baseball against the Portales JV Monday night at Portales and won in eight innings 10-9. The Tigers (3-2) are still tinkering with their pitching staff as Ben Massey started the game and pitched two innings. Caleb Widener pitched two innings as well. Junior Wesley Gilmore threw for […]

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 […]

Elida Tigers advance to semifinals

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers RIO RANCHO — For most of Wednesday’s Class 1A boys state quarterfinal game, Elida played more like the No. 1 seed than did top-seeded Cliff. The Tigers, competing in a state tournament for the first time since 1983, showed that they may have been underappreciated coming in at No. 8. […]

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 […]

Roosevelt teams compete in state tournament

By Marc Schoder The Roosevelt County Senior League team, comprised of area 15- and 16 year-olds, won Tuesday in Albuquerque verse the Zias 10-5 in District 3 action. Roosevelt County will face Raton today, with the winner of that contest will face the Albuquerque Roadrunners. The Roadrunners defeated Roosevelt in the first round of the […]

Coyotes defeat Elida in district opener

By Dave Wagner DORA — The Elida Tigers are still trying to beat Dora in baseball. They’re not there yet, but they’re defintely getting closer. Elida hung close with the Coyotes until Dora’s Tyler Wilhoit delivered a two-run, bases-loaded single in the sixth inning to seal a 7-3 win in the District 6-1A opener 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 […]

Broncos hold off Elida in district tilt

PNT Staff FLOYD — Junior Kyle Kropf scored 21 points and Floyd held off a late rally by Elida for a 63-56 District 3-1A boys basketball victory on Friday night. Jerrod Long added 19 points and Manny Carrillo 12 for the Broncos (10-8, 1-1 district), who bounced back from a three-point district loss at Fort […]

Elida posts pair of wins over House

PNT Staff ELIDA — Freshman Wesley Gilmore scored 26 points Thursday night as Elida’s boys posted a 60-45 victory over House in the Tigers’ Homecoming game. Dylan Radcliff added 14 points and Thomas West 11 for Elida (9-6), which led 10-4 at the quarter and built its lead to 15 points by the end of […]

Elida squads split at Tucumcari

PNT Staff TUCUMCARI — The Elida Lady Tigers rolled to a 28-9 first-quarter lead and blasted Tucumcari 57-24 Thursday night. Senior Adrienne Coe led three players in double figures with 15 points, while Lyndsey Smith added 14 and Kodi Armitage 11. Most of the second half was played with a running clock with Elida ahead […]

Conquerors jump up early in rolling to win over Elida

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By Dave Wagner The young Elida boys basketball team found itself in over its head early Monday night. Faith Triumphant erased a 2-0 deficit with 12 consecutive points, highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers by senior guard Luis McCain, and the Conquerors rolled to a 66-46 win over the Tigers at the FTCS gym. McCain […]

Roosevelt County slips by Clovis

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The Roosevelt County All-Stars got off to an early lead and rode solid pitching to beat Clovis 5-3 on Sunday night for the District 3 Juniors division tournament championship game at Brady Field. Roosevelt built leads of 3-0 and 5-2 early in the game and held on behind the combined pitching […]

Roosevelt can’t catch a break

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By Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — On a night where nothing went right for Roosevelt County, everything went just right for the Zia All-Stars. Zia got instant momentum from a first-inning triple play, and its pitchers scattered seven hits over seven innings in a 9-2 blowout win for the Junior League championship at Brady Field. Zia […]