Buffaloes pound shorthanded Broncos

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — With the future of senior Carlos Ruiz uncertain, the Melrose Buffaloes did nothing to take away from their certainty as favorites to repeat as state champions. Brock Graham led an efficient offense by throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another as Melrose pounded a shorthanded Floyd […]

Broncos pull to 2-2

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With each passing week, the Floyd Broncos appear less and less tired after games. Part of that’s due to a progression in team conditioning, and part of that is that the Broncos sometimes don’t need all 40 minutes to win. The Broncos evened their record to 2-2 with a […]

Floyd bringing 14 to state track meet

PNT Staff Floyd’s girls got closer to a Class 1A state championship than even they expected last year, losing by just three points to Fort Sumner. The Lady Broncos know winning a state title will be even tougher this year, so coach Sean Wootton wants his squad to just worry about itself. Cimarron, which dropped […]

Tucumcari sweeps past Broncos

PNT Staff FLOYD — Tucumcari posted a 14-6, 14-5 baseball sweep over Floyd on Saturday, dropping the Broncos to 0-3 for the season. Floyd begins District 6-1A action on Monday with a 3 p.m. game at Elida. Broncos coach Adam Terry said his team played well for the most part, but had costly breakdowns. They […]

PHS qualifies three events

PNT Staff HOBBS — The Portales High boys track team added three Class 3A state qualifiers Tuesday in a quadrangular meet with Hobbs, Lovington and New Mexico Military Institute. No point totals or individual places were kept in the meet. The Rams’ 400-meter relay team of Robert Kemp, Amador Lujan, Jason Needham and Deonte Wysche […]

Jan. 5 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Birthdays Last week: Casey Buzard. This week: Jill Thompson; Char Rector. Anniversaries Last week: Dinky and Mitzi Miller (22 years); Upcoming events • The Lions Club will meet Wednesday night at the Community Building. • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • The Fire Department will also meet on Thursday […]

Broncos’ bid for six-man crown falls short

By Dave Wagner Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of five stories highlighting the top Portales-area sports stories of the year. Jeff Gillespie maintained in preseason that his youthful Floyd football team had a long ways to go to contend for a state championship. “Melrose is the team to beat in six-man […]

Tatum teams win pair against Floyd

PNT Staff TATUM — The Tatum Coyotes broke open a tight game with a late 9-0 run Monday night and beat the Floyd Broncos 54-47. In girls action, Tatum used a 28-point second quarter to hand the Lady Broncos a 67-45 setback. The games were the season openers for both schools. Trailing by 10 points […]

Broncos seek quick transition to basketball

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Jeff Gillespie knows his Floyd boys basketball team may need a little time to adjust after most of his players were participating in the state six-man football championship four days ago against Melrose. With only two practices to get ready for Monday’s opener at Tatum, Gillespie warned not to expect […]

Lady Broncos looking to compete

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Whatever helped Floyd reach the six-man football state championship game, Noel Carpenter wants some of it to rub off in the girls basketball squad. The Lady Broncos have their work cut out trying to compete in District 3-1A, one of the toughest small-school circuits in New Mexico. But Carpenter, a […]