Elida Tigers roll to state

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Elida boys basketball coach Darrell Chenault says his kids began Saturday’s game nervous. After taking a fast 25-1 lead midway through the first period, the Tigers may be well advised to pack their nerves as they travel to the state tournament quarterfinals for the first time in more than […]

Elida Tigers hang on to beat Fort Sumner

PNT Staff Writer The Elida Tigers were tested on their home court Thursday night, but they did enough to clinch a spot in the 1A state basketball tournament. Elida senior Caleb Widener led the Tigers to a 49-47 District 3-1A semifinal victory over Fort Sumner. Widener finished the game with 13 points as the Elida […]

Elida’s life after EPAC

By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Don’t expect the Elida Tigers to continue to bask in the glow of their history-making EPAC championship, not with the district schedule around the corner. In fact, moments after the Elida boys won their first EPAC title on Saturday at Texico, the eye of the tiger shifted from the shine […]

Elida state bound

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PNT Staff Writer The Elida Lady Tigers (21-0) volleyball team is in the Class A state volleyball tournament for the second time in as many years, but this time, they believe things are different. Elida rolled through their regular season with an undefeated 20-0 mark, followed by a three games to one defeat of Fort […]

Elida girls movin’ on up

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff writer ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers are still living the dream after beating the Fort Sumner Vixens in four games in the District 3-1A tournament championship game Saturday afternoon. After dropping the first game, Elida (21-0) won the final three games to take the crown, and although they are […]

Elida still perfect, edges out Melrose

Freedom Newspapers The Elida Lady Tigers continued their perfect season Tuesday night, but they were tested on the road by district rival Melrose. Elida was taken to five games, but the Lady Tigers were triumphant on the road, 27-29, 25-11, 25-19, 21-25, 15-13. With the win, the Elida girls are 17-0 on the season. Elida […]

Fire destroys building in Portales

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Fire destroyed a shop building on South Globe in Portales early Friday morning, sending thick clouds of black smoke rolling across the city. Total damage caused by the fire, including the shop and its contents and two RVs parked inside was estimated at $650,000, according to fire officials. Portales […]

Dry conditions, fireworks make for nervous mixture

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By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer With dry conditions and bans on some types of fireworks in place, local fire officials are nervous about the possiblity of fires while vendors are concerned that business may fizzle. Eric Segovia, the manager of two Segovia Fireworks stands in Portales said stands are going to have to go […]

New fire chief gets acquainted

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Raul Muniz’s first day on the job on Monday was mostly spent doing what he figures he needs to do a lot of in the following months — getting to know the people of Portales. Muniz is the new fire chief for the Portales Fire Department and was a captain […]

Elida cruises into EPAC title game

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The Elida Lady Tigers spent Friday afternoon filling up the stat sheet, and the team was able to fill in its name to the final game in the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament. Jewlie Paiz scored 16 points and stole eight Floyd passes and freshman guard Lindsey Bob Smith […]