Tigers and Foxes advance

Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — Melrose tried to slow down Elida in Tuesday’s District 3-1A boys game, but the Tigers were more than equal to the task. Elida (22-4), seeded second in the tournament, held the Buffaloes to two first-half points and cruised to a 55-23 victory to advance to a 6 p.m. semifinal game at […]

Elida boys beat Floyd

Freedom Newspapers The Elida Tigers stayed undefeated in district with a 64-41 win at Floyd Friday night. The Tigers (17-2, 2-0) travel to Ft. Sumner Friday night.

Hounds beat Tigers

Freedom Newspapers ADA, Okla. — Senior guard Stephen Wilson scored a season-best 23 points and junior guard Justin Redman-Trotter added 16 points and 10 rebounds Thursday, helping Eastern New Mexico University rally past East Central 72-62 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. The Greyhounds (6-8) also got 13 points from guard Tristan Largent […]

ENMU basketball travels to East Central

Freedom Newspapers All Times MST Men ENMU (5-8) at East Central (8-5), 7 p.m. today at Ada, Okla., in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3. On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Greyhounds destroyed East Central 98-51 at Greyhound Arena last year in one of the program’s most dominating performances under seventh-year coach […]

Elida girls also win, and take title

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By Eric Butler, Freedom Newspapers Correspondent TEXICO — With a 5-foot, 4-inch freshman post scoring a team-high 11 points, and nobody else getting over six, scorebook watchers might not believe that Elida actually stood much of a chance at winning the EPAC girls championship game on Saturday night. But, thanks to an extremely off-night for […]

Taos Tigers beat Rams

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Saturday was not a good day to be a Ram. Taos senior guard Joe Montoya scored 17 of his game best 23 points in the second half as the Tigers defeated the Rams 52-43 in Portales’ final game of the Ram Basketball Shootout. To add injury to insult, the […]

Tigers win first EPAC title

By Eric Butler, Freedom Newspapers Correspondent Texico — Not only was Elida up against history Saturday night in the EPAC boys tournament championship, but the Tigers as well had to contend with a Texico team determined to control tempo on its home court. The idea was to keep the Elida sharpshooters from getting too many […]

Elida mashes Melrose

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — It’s not hard to compare the current Melrose Buffaloes to the Elida boys team of a couple of years ago. Extraordinarily young, the Tigers took a few lumps along the way. Now, though, it was Elida dealing out the punishment in a 60-24 rout of Melrose on Wednesday […]

District 3-1A basketball roundup

Dora 85, Cloudcroft 54 Consolation game Tularosa Tournament Dora 21 18 21 25 85 Cloudcroft 14 8 15 17 54 Leading Scorers Dora (6-3) — Kyler Smith 18, Sadler Hare 16, Hector Fierro 15, Ryan Craig 13 Cloudcroft — Aaron Capps 17, T.J. Hoyt 14 Coach’s quote: “We shot the ball well throughout the night. […]

Elida basketball

The Elida boys and girls basketball teams participated in the Anton Invitational basketball tournament Thursday. The Elida boys (1-1) got their first win of the young season, beating the hosts of the tournament, Anton, Texas 60-52. “We had great hustle, great defense, and an overall good team effort. We got lots of kids into the […]