Lady Tigers back in finals

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Clovis Media Inc. BERNALILLO — The good news for the Elida Lady Tigers is they don’t think they’ve played their best basketball in this week’s Class B state tournament, yet they’re ready to play for their second consecutive title. The top-seeded Lady Tigers overcame what coach Dan Howard called a “streaky” performance Friday to down [...]

Elida wins Class B girls state title

The Elida Tigers rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to beat Grady 60-48 Friday afternoon in the Class B girls state championship game. Magarita Ortiz scored eight of her 12 points in the fourth quarter when Eldia outscored Grady 26-8. Reavis Best led Elida (26-3) with 24 points and 10 rebounds while Amanda Cross-Smith added [...]

Hounds can’t keep pace with hot-shooting East Central

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico East Central gave up nearly 100 points Saturday, but the Tigers won and coach Terry Shannon said it was primarily because of defense. Guards Maurice Abraham, Wayne Andrews and Eric Allen combined for 78 points and the Tigers pulled away late in the half, holding on down the stretch [...]

Lady Tigers notch win over ENMU

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Freedom New Mexico East Central scored five of the final six points in the third game with Eastern New Mexico University at set point, and the Lady Tigers went on to a 21-25, 25-13, 27-25, 25-17 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over the Zias Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. Holly Hicks had match highs of [...]

Hounds turn back Tigers

Freedom New Mexico Sophomore right-hander Justin Cotten pitched a complete-game five-hitter and Eastern New Mexico University beat East Central 5-2 Saturday in the first game of a scheduled Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The second game of the twin bill was postponed by rain, and rescheduled for 1 p.m. today. ENMU has [...]

Hounds can’t hold off Tigers in second half

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Senior guard Tyler Thetford converted a 3-point play with 18 seconds left on Sunday, boosting East Central to a 60-58 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Tigers (2-4), held to a season scoring low after coming into the weekend averaging just over 95 [...]

Elida boys and girls fall in state semifinals

The Elida boys and girls lost Thursday in the semifinal round of the New Mexico Class 1A state basketball tournament at the Santa Anna Star Center in Rio Rancho. The Tigers lost 68-54 against top-seeded Cliff, while the girls lost 70-68 to Magdalena in overtime. Check www.varsitynow.com late Thursday night for full the game story [...]

Hounds edge Tigers

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter converted a backcourt steal into a layup with five seconds left Thursday night, capping Eastern New Mexico University’s rally from a 12-point deficit with under 14 minutes remaining for a 63-61 Lone Star Conference men’s victory over East Central at Greyhound Arena. Redman-Trotter scored a [...]

Zias’ rally comes up short

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico The young Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was poised for a stunning comeback Thursday night. Then East Central senior Lacey Goldwire put the rally to rest, scoring a clinching basket from the lane with 20 seconds left to secure the Tigers’ 62-58 Lone Star Conference women’s crossover [...]

Hounds host East Central

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By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Ribaudo expected Eastern New Mexico University’s secondary to be challenged last week by Northeastern State’s air attack. The Greyhounds passed that test, winning 14-10, but now may face a bigger challenge against East Central in a 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover game today at Blackwater Draw. Sophomore [...]