Floyd volleyball team hopes to change fortunes

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — When the Floyd volleyball team was good last year, second-year coach Sean Wootton says, the Lady Broncos was very good. When they weren’t, well … “Either we were on or we were off,” Wootton said, citing an example. “Last year we beat House here in three games, and at their […]

Dora blows out Broncos

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — It felt like nothing for Dora freshman Casey O’Connor when he hit the first home run of his life. Likewise, it felt like nothing when he and his Coyote teammates jumped out to a 14-0 lead over Floyd. In the end, Dora needed all seven innings to beat the host […]

Spring break busy time for Floyd, Dora baseball squads

By Kevin Wilson The Dora Coyotes have been to the state baseball tournament. The Floyd Broncos want to get there as well, and do a little bit more. Coming off of a 4-12 record, the Broncos are setting their sights higher than a .500 season or even a district championship. “I know it’s a goal […]

Melrose upsets Floyd in Region B

By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — The last time Casey Pack won two games in a row at Floyd, it gave his team a regional championship. History repeated itself over the weekend, but this time Pack was coaching the Melrose Buffaloes, who beat his former Floyd Broncos 65-51 Saturday for the Class 1A Region B championship. […]

Broncos move to 4-0 in district

DORA — With homecoming ceremonies following the game, the Dora boys had their biggest crowd of the year. That, and a quick start by the Floyd Broncos, turned out to be a little much. Jerrod Long sparked an 11-0 run to open the game, and the visiting Broncos never trailed in a 68-47 blowout win […]

EPAC Boys: Texico claims title over Floyd

By Dave Wagner Thirty-nine points won’t win many high school basketball games. It was more than enough for Texico in Saturday’s EPAC boys championship game. Playing suffocating defense throughout, the Wolverines eventually got a few of their own shots to drop and pulled away for a 39-21 victory over Floyd at Greyhound Arena. Senior point […]

Floyd opens with Bovin in tourney

Tony Parra The Floyd Lady Broncos continue their adjustment to a new coach in the comfort of their home today in the first game of the Floyd America Tournament. “We’re a real young team,” Floyd coach Shawn Wootton said. “It’s going to be good to have three games in your gym.” The Lady Broncos have […]

Floyd teams sweep past San Jon

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — Once fouls stopped being a problem for Floyd, the Broncos were a major problem for the San Jon Coyotes. Jerrod Long recovered from early foul trouble to lead the Broncos with 15 points, and Floyd moved to .500 early in the season with a 61-30 rout Thursday at Floyd High […]

Cheerleaders to compete in state finals

Kevin Wilson Like their football and basketball counterparts, the Portales High cheerleaders are getting set to compete this weekend. The cheerleaders will head to Albuquerque Sunday for the Universal Cheerleaders Association regional tournament, which will be held at Del Norte School. Portales will be competing in the medium varsity division, according to cheerleading coach James […]

Tatum sweeps Broncos in opening games

By Mike Linn FLOYD — Tatum’s annoying full-court press forced the Floyd Broncos to cough up the ball more times in 32 minutes than an average pee-wee football team does in one season. With two more turnovers, the host Broncos would have averaged a turnover for every minute played. But 30 was enough for a […]

Broncos reloaded for 2003-04 campaign

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — As high schoolers will tend to do, some of Floyd High’s more talented basketball players have graduated over the past few years. Much to the delight of Broncos coach Jeff Gillespie, though, a drop off in talent hasn’t been the result. “I lost some great shooters last year,” Gillespie said […]

Floyd faces Longhorns in playoffs

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The games are about as meaningful as they get with the Floyd Broncos playing the Logan Longhorns in the six-man quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Friday in Logan, with the losers’ season coming to an end. The Broncos have not played Logan, but they did scrimmage the […]

Dora advances to second round of tournament

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By Kevin Wilson DORA — The Dora Lady Coyotes started their District 3-1A playoff match slow. But they sure finished it quick. D’Shawn Pettigrew had three of her match-high seven kills in the final stretch of the third game, and Dora recovered from a slow start to sweep Floyd 25-19, 25-17, 25-19 in a first-round […]

Floyd feels like home to Elida

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — It’s safe to say the Elida High volleyball team is more than comfortable playing at Floyd High School. Unfortunately for the host Lady Broncos, Elida needed only four games to prove just that. The visiting Lady Tigers got their second District 3-1A win Thursday night, beating Floyd 25-15, 25-14, 22-25, […]

Floyd routs Bethel Christian

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By Kevin Wilson For eight days, Portales Junior High School was a second home for the Floyd Broncos. For two games, it was a bad time to be playing against the Broncos. One week after routing Lazbuddie in their home opener/homecoming game, the Broncos handily beat Bethel Christian 56-6 in their home finale Saturday afternoon […]

Broncos manhandle Longhorns

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By Kevin Wilson Lazbuddie’s Coby Wilkerson needed two quarters to deliver the knockout blow to Floyd’s Jerrod Long. It took Floyd two more quarters to do the same to the Longhorns. Long accounted for 157 yards of offense and a touchdown in the first half, but paced the sidelines in the second half of Floyd’s […]

Floyd teams earn first wins of season

PNT Staff The Floyd Broncos changed the outlook on the six-man football rankings on Saturday, blowing out No. 3 Mountainair 66-20 on the road. Senior Chance Chenault caught two touchdown passes from Jerrod Long, threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jason Martinez, and returned a kickoff for a touchdown in a surprisingly easy win […]

Broncos hitting the road — literally

By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — No matter how good the Floyd Broncos are this year, the road to the six-man football state crown will not run through Floyd. Actually, no game will go through Floyd this year, as poor field conditions at the northern Roosevelt County school will force the Broncos to play their entire […]