Grady tops Elida for consolation title

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Early in the second quarter, both the Elida Tigers and Grady Bronchos found that Saturday’s consolation game had a familiar circumstance. The difference was that Grady’s situation was just more favorable. Colt Grau scored 14 points to lead four Bronchos in double figures, and Grady survived a fourth-quarter comeback when […]

Portales outstalls Tigers

PNT Staff Report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Patience is a virtue — especially when your opponent knows your every move. The Portales Rams stayed patient and came away with a 42-33 victory over the Taos Tigers here at the Stu Clark Invitational Thursday. The win puts them in the consolation final at 2:30 p.m. today […]

Elida wins Route 66 to move to 9-1

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent SANTA ROSA — Just call them the unofficial champs of the Route 66 Holiday Tournament, those Elida Tigers. Although the girls four-team basketball tourney was technically a round-robin event, with each school facing the other three squads once, the Tigers proved themselves the queens of their temporary northern domain by […]

Elida teams sweep House

PNT Staff ELIDA — Kodi Armitage scored 17 points as the Elida Lady Tigers (5-1) breezed past the House Cowgirls Tuesday by a score of 63-33. Elida got out early and posted a 35-15 halftime and built on that in the final two quarters. “We got it going early in the first quarter and coasted […]

Rams pull even on season with win over Lubbock Cooper

Freedom Newspapers SHALLOWATER, Texas — The Portales Rams earned fifth place at the Shallowater Shootout and a .500 record on the season Saturday with a 45-37 victory over Lubbock Cooper. Daniel Aranda, who has reached double figures in all four games this season for Portales (2-2), had 17 points in the win, which saw Portales […]

Rams fall to 0-2

SHALLOWATER, Texas — Thanks to their neighbors across the Texas border, the Portales Rams are off to an 0-2 start on the season. For the second time in three days, the Muleshoe Mules claimed a victory over the Rams, with the most recent win Thursday in the opening round of the Shallowater Shootout. The Mules […]

Tiger squad still growing

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Elida Tigers coach Darrell Chenault knows his basketball team has grown and matured considerably in the last year. His question is, will that growth be enough when it counts? Coming off a disappointing 11-13 season last spring, the Tigers will be returning four out of five starters. The problem […]

Hounds run to victory

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers About the only thing not going well for Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night was its passing game. It didn’t really matter, though. The Greyhounds took control in the second quarter and wore down East Central in the second half in posting a 30-13 Lone Star Conference crossover win […]

Raton remains undefeated with win over Rams

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor BLACKWATER DRAW — Raton had the start no team would dare dream about — one offensive play and a 14-point lead. But it was no dream for the visiting Tigers, who sustained a small “tidal wave” and used six interceptions to rescue a lethargic offense in a 28-8 win against […]

Rams, Tigers bow out at state

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent By Eric Butler PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Elida may well come down this road again. And so might the Tigers’ opponent on Tuesday, in the semifinal round of the Class 1A baseball team. Two very young squads faced off at St. Pius high school in Albuquerque for the right to […]

Elida advances at state

Freedom Newspapers Playing in state tournament competition for the first time in 30 years, the Elida Tigers brought out the big bats on Monday. Elida pounded out 18 hits, including 11 for extra bases, and posted a 15-9 victory over Gallup Catholic in a quarterfinal game played at Cibola High School. The Tigers (7-11) will […]

Elida back in state baseball tournament

Dylan Radcliff led off the bottom of the seventh with a triple, then scored the winning run on a passed ball as Elida won the Region B championship, 11-10 over Mesilla Valley Tuesday at Ram Field in Portales. The Tigers will face Gallup Catholic to start the state tournament next week. That game is set […]

Melrose eliminates Lady Tigers

By Dave Wagner ELIDA — Melrose’s Schuyler Cochran came up big in the final minute on Wednesday night. Cochran found 6-foot-1 senior Audrey Hemminger for a tie-breaking layup with 42 seconds left, then added two insurance free throws 15 seconds later as the Lady Buffaloes upended Elida 54-50 in a District 3-1A tournament girls semifinal […]

Lady Tigers close in on second spot in district

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By Dave Wagner ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers have set themselves up pretty well for the No. 2 spot in District 3-1A. In their next game, they’ll have a shot at No. 1 Fort Sumner. Elida got 18 points from senior guard Casey Ford Tuesday night and cruised past Floyd 60-36. The Lady Tigers […]

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 girls garner semifinal win in Roswell tourney

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Senior guard Casey Ford scored a season-high 16 points Tuesday night to help the Elida Lady Tigers reach the finals of a tournament at Roswell Goddard with a 49-28 win over the Roswell High junior varsity. The Lady Tigers will play for the championship at 1 p.m. today against the Goddard […]

Lady Tigers advance to semifinals

PNT Staff ROSWELL — The Elida Lady Tigers outscored Roswell Goddard “C” team 23-4 in the third quarter to break open a close game en route to a 53-29 victory over the Lady Rockets Monday in a quarterfinal game of a tournament hosted by Goddard. Senior Adrienne Coe scored 17 points for the Lady Tigers […]

Elida posts sweep over Lovington JVs

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — The Elida basketball jumped over the .500 mark on Monday with a sweep of the Lovington junior varsity squads. Elida won the boys game 50-35 while the Lady Tigers came away with a 44-28 victory. Dylan Radcliff scored 22 points for Elida’s boys, including a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers. His other […]

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 […]

Things may be starting to look up for young Elida boys

By Dave Wagner ELIDA — It’s been about seven years since the Elida boys basketball program enjoyed a winning season. While they likely aren’t ready for a state title run just yet, the Tigers anticipate improvement in 2004-05 despite a 13-player roster which includes eight freshmen and just one junior and one senior. At least […]