Armitage qualifies for finals

Freedom Newspapers Kenna Armitage of Elida qualified for the National Finals College Rodeo beginning on Sunday in Casper, Wyo. Armitage, a Portales native who graduated from Elida High School in 2003, is a sophomore at New Mexico Highlands in Las Vegas, N.M. “There are not many teams that start a rodeo program, and then go […]

PHS girls represented by Hill, Kabrick on 3A all-state team

PNT staff Portales High seniors Morgan Hill and Megan Kabrick were first-team selections to the Associated Press Class 3A girls all-state basketball team, announced Saturday. Hill and Kabrick led the Lady Rams to their third state title in four years last month as Portales, seeded second, routed top-seeded Socorro 58-35 in the championship game at […]

Tatum stops Lady Tigers in semifinal action

By Jesse Wolfersberger ALBUQUERQUE — In the first quarter, the Elida Lady Tigers looked unintimidated and confident against top-seeded Tatum. By the fourth, they looked like a team that was rattled and overmatched. Tatum guard Reahannon Lizardo scored 23 points to lead the Lady Coyotes over fourth-seeded Elida 55-36 in the semifinals of the Class […]

Elida rallies to beat Des Moines

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Melrose Lady Buffaloes gave it a shot Tuesday against the top seed Tatum, but came up short. Now the Elida Lady Tigers will have a crack at the top seed in the Class 1A girls state basketball tournament. Tatum, which went unbeaten in winning the 1A volleyball championship in November, […]

Seniors rescue Elida

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer ELIDA — After blowing a 10-point halftime lead, Elida was able to hang on for the win the way they always do — behind its two seniors. Kodi Armitage hit a free throw and Jewlie Paiz made a big steal in the final 30 seconds Firday to secure a […]

Elida to rely on speed, defense

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor ELIDA — They’re quicker than last season and they might just sneak up on the competition if things go well. For right now, the Elida Lady Tigers aren’t taking anything for granted except hard practices. Finishing third in district last season at 17-8, Elida received a good measure of […]

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 beat Floyd, gain semis

PNT Staff ELIDA — Junior Kodi Armitage, expected to be sidelined a while by a knee injury, returned to action Monday night and scored 14 points to help Elida beat Floyd 47-34 in a District 3-1A girls first-round tournament game. Elida (17-7), seeded second in the tournament, will host Melrose (12-14) in a 6 p.m. […]

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 […]

Lady Tigers hoping for state run

ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers had a good season in 2003-04 — maybe not a great season by their standards, but they did reach the Class 1A state semifinals. Still, their overall record (17-13) was relatively modest. “We had chances to beat people, but we made too many mistakes in close games,” said junior […]

Armitage trying to go out with style

By Kevin Wilson Editor’s note: This is the fourth story in a four-part series on Portales Area Rodeo team representatives in July’s National High School Finals Rodeo in Farmington. Rodeoers previously featured were Lynde Orcutt (Tuesday), Brittany Bennett (Wednesday) and Jaci Sant (Thursday). Kenna Armitage already has her immediate rodeo future sewn up. By the […]