My turn: Century brought many changes to state

At 1:35 p.m. on Friday, our fair state officially becomes 100 years old. Although Pat Thatcher swears I did not pay attention during her seventh-grade New Mexico history class at Dora School, I vividly remember noting that our statehood centennial would happen in my lifetime, even if dates that started with the words “two thousand” […]

Honor —

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Thatcher Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Sissy Thatcher as Auxilian of the Month for December. She joined the auxiliary in March 2000 and volunteers at the information desk.

July 20, 2008 Dora News

Physicals being offered Athletic Director Ty Thatcher and coach Pablo Pena have arranged for sports physicals to be available to Dora student athletes entering grades six through 12. The exams will be given in the Guy Luscombe Gymnasium beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday. In order to receive a physical exam, students must bring a […]

Dora School News May 11, 2008

Elementary track meet slatedAthletic Director Ty Thatcher and the classroom teachers of grades 1-6 are planning a local track meet Thursday afternoon.

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 […]

Dora sends two to All-Star game

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The city of Dora will have its fingerprint all over the boys 1A-2A South All-Star basketball team when it faces the North 6 p.m. Thursday at the Pit in Albuquerque. Dora head coach Ty Thatcher will coach the South with two home-grown Coyotes, as seniors Ryan Craig and Casey […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lee a winner for North, South

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Is Floyd’s Brad Lee a southerner or a northerner? Over the weekend, he was both — and a winner every time. Lee was on the North squad at the six-man football North-South all-star game in Ruidoso on Friday night. The North won that clash as Lee saw action […]

South falls in bottom of seventh in 1A-2A all-star baseball

By Eric Butler: Freedom Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — For his first all-star coaching experience, Dora’s Ty Thatcher definitely had a philosophy that differed radically from his opponent. Using his bench liberally, Thatcher used 20 players for the South in Friday’s Class 1A-2A senior high school all-star game at Sandia Prep. Meanwhile, the North utilized four substitutes […]

Melrose ends Dora’s season, Tarleton State pounds Zias

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers The Dora Coyotes boys’ basketball season came to a close on Thursday night after they lost 63-51 to the Melrose Buffaloes in Dora. The loss came in the semi-finals of the District 3-1A tournament. The Coyotes were coming off a close victory over the Elida Tigers on Tuesday night, 60-57 in […]

Dora, Elida win EPAC openers

PNT Staff Dora had the advantages of being the top seed, having an extra day of preparation and the knowledge that it had already beaten San Jon. San Jon only had one advantage — the homecourt — but it didn’t last long enough as visiting Dora claimed a 63-49 win in Wednesday’s matchup of the […]

Coyotes improve to 7-3

PNT Staff TULAROSA — The Dora Coyotes overcame a first-round loss Thursday and an overtime game Saturday to win the consolation bracket of the Tularosa Tournament. They beat Cloudcroft 58-53 to advance their record to 7-3 on the season. Overall Dora coach Ty Thatcher said he was pleased overall with his team’s effort. “We had […]

Dora boys move to 5-2

PNT Staff TEXICO — The Texico Lady Wolverines raced out to a 24-6 lead at the end of the first half on their way to a 51-13 victory over the Dora Lady Coyotes on Tuesday night. Kelsey McKinney led the Lady Coyotes with nine points while Faith Martin paced Texico with nine points. Lori Richardson […]

Dora boys start season with win

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT staff writer DORA — Like the city they represent, the Coyotes are trying to make sure whatever success they have starts with a “D.” The host Coyotes held San Jon scoreless for a five-minute span bridging the first and second quarters, and Dora got its season off to a rousing start […]

Coyotes have eyes on the prize in 3-1A

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A new season is giving the Dora Boys’ basketball team new hope to challenge for the top spot in District 3-1A. The Dora Coyotes host the San Jon Coyotes on Friday with the junior varsity team tipping off the action at 4 p.m. The Coyotes lost three seniors from […]

Tatum boys edge Dora

PNT Staff DORA — Senior Grady Herrera scored 21 points and the Tatum boys held off Dora 52-50 Monday night. Senior Jesse Montanez added 12 points for Tatum (2-0). The host Coyotes were led by 19 pointws from junior Tyler Wilhoite, while juniors J.R. Gonzales (14) and Brent Hays (12) also reached double figures. Dora […]

Dora boys try to shake off adversity

By Dave Wagner DORA — The Dora boys basketball team endured a first under Ty Thatcher last season — a losing record. As they prepare for tonight’s season opener at House, the Coyotes are also dealing with more serious challenges — automobile accidents, one claiming the life of then-junior Clayton Stokes in February and another, […]

Pig chase draws crowd

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By Laurie Stone The chase was on at the Roosevelt County Fair Wednesday evening as children stomped, trampled and ran after the bow on a pig’s neck. Capturing the bow from the squealing pig would grant five children, from different age groups, a trophy and bragging rights at school the following day. Every year Roosevelt […]

Dora boys to defend Class A title

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Tony Parra The Dora Coyotes lost several players from last season’s state championship team, and they’re comfortable with dropping below the radar of most teams this season. “We have a young group, but we’re not going to use that as an excuse,” Dora coach Ty Thatcher said. “We are thought of as the underdogs and […]