Coyotes fall to Magdalena in regional final

PNT staff MAGDALENA — Host Magdalena used two big innings to beat Dora 13-4 on Tuesday in the finals of a Class 1A regional tournament. The tourney was one of two three-team events involving district runnersup to determine the final two spots in next week’s 1A state tournament. The other six berths were filled by […]

Wolverines hand Dora 32-11 loss

PNT staff CLOVIS — Texico’s bats went crazy on Tuesday and the Wolverines rolled to a 32-11 victory over Dora at Brady Field. Casey O’Connor led the Coyotes (5-6) with three hits in four at-bats, but Dora coach Ty Thatcher said Texico belted several home runs in a game stopped in the fifth by the […]

Santa Rosa rallies to beat Coyotes

PNT staff SANTA ROSA — The Dora Coyotes doubled their pleasure in the second inning — five times, to be exact — but Santa Rosa rallied for four runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull out an 11-8 victory on Monday. Dan Massey, Tyler Wilhoit, Casey O’Connor, Ben Massey and J.R. Gonzales hit […]

Melrose ends Dora’s season, Tarleton State pounds Zias

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers The Dora Coyotes boys’ basketball season came to a close on Thursday night after they lost 63-51 to the Melrose Buffaloes in Dora. The loss came in the semi-finals of the District 3-1A tournament. The Coyotes were coming off a close victory over the Elida Tigers on Tuesday night, 60-57 in […]

Smith’s trey pushes Dora to win

Freedom Newspapers Late heroics returned to Guy Luscombe Gymnasium Friday night, in the form of sophomore guard Clay Smith. Smith scored 10 points, the final three on a trey with two seconds left to give the Dora Coyotes a 56-54 win in a District 3-1A thriller Friday night. “That was our goal going into the […]

Roswell holds off Rams

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Clarence Cheadle scored a game-high 18 points, and the visiting Roswell Coyotes closed out their regular season on a high note with a 73-54 victory over the Portales Rams. Cheadle led four Coyotes in double figures and hit an early 3-pointer to give Roswell (15-5) a lead they never […]

Coyotes improve to 7-3

PNT Staff TULAROSA — The Dora Coyotes overcame a first-round loss Thursday and an overtime game Saturday to win the consolation bracket of the Tularosa Tournament. They beat Cloudcroft 58-53 to advance their record to 7-3 on the season. Overall Dora coach Ty Thatcher said he was pleased overall with his team’s effort. “We had […]

Dora beats Dexter in Tularosa tournament

Freedom Newspapers TULAROSA — The Dora Coyotes got back on the winning track Friday, defeating Dexter 66-48 in the Tularosa Tournament. Dora (6-3) got off to a strong start, grabbing a 10-point lead after the first quarter. Junior Austin Prewett got eight of his 11 points in the period as the Coyotes asserted a strong […]

Dora boys drop to 5-2

PNT Staff TULAROSA — The Dora Coyotes got a taste of basketball west of the Pecos Thursday at the Tularosa Tournament and found it not to their liking. The Cliff Cowboys got an early jump on Dora in the opening round of the tournament and never let the Coyotes (5-3) back in the game. Cliff […]

Portales teams suffer double-digit losses

PNT Staff SUDAN, Texas — Apparently, the Portales girls team left its offense in New Mexico. In its only visit to Texas this season, the Portales girls team suffered its second-straight defeat, 33-20, to Sudan Tuesday night. Portales (2-2) fell into a 13-5 hole after the first quarter and was blanked in the third for […]

Dora boys move to 5-2

PNT Staff TEXICO — The Texico Lady Wolverines raced out to a 24-6 lead at the end of the first half on their way to a 51-13 victory over the Dora Lady Coyotes on Tuesday night. Kelsey McKinney led the Lady Coyotes with nine points while Faith Martin paced Texico with nine points. Lori Richardson […]

Elida sweeps Tucumcari

PNT Staff ELIDA — After saying goodbye to a friend and teammate, Elida had a prayer answered Tuesday night aginst Tucumcari. Sophomore Trenton Chenault stole an inbounds pass at halfcourt with one second left and hit a desperation 3-points as the Elida Tigers claimed an emotional 54-51 win over the visiting Rattlers. Elida took the […]

Dora improves to 2-0

Freedom Newspapers J.R. Gonzales had 17 points to lead a balanced effort as the Dora Coyotes improved to 2-0 on the season with a 64-45 victory Monday at Clovis Christian. Gonzales was one of two Coyote scorers in double figures, along with Tyler Wilhoit (10 points), and 10 Coyotes scored against the Eagles. The Coyotes […]

Dora boys start season with win

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT staff writer DORA — Like the city they represent, the Coyotes are trying to make sure whatever success they have starts with a “D.” The host Coyotes held San Jon scoreless for a five-minute span bridging the first and second quarters, and Dora got its season off to a rousing start […]

Coyotes have eyes on the prize in 3-1A

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A new season is giving the Dora Boys’ basketball team new hope to challenge for the top spot in District 3-1A. The Dora Coyotes host the San Jon Coyotes on Friday with the junior varsity team tipping off the action at 4 p.m. The Coyotes lost three seniors from […]

Coyotes dominate late to hand Rams 48-27 loss

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The first few minutes saw nothing go right for the Roswell Coyotes, but the breaks eventually evened out. The Coyotes rolled to 443 yards of offense, had a pair of defensive touchdowns and a safety on an interception miscue by Portales to cruise to a 48-27 […]

Coyotes cause problems for many in area

By Ryn Gargulinksi They’re cunning. They’re clever. And they’re everywhere. The critters in question are the coyote — and area hunters revere them as some of the smartest varmints they have ever met. Roy Tivis of Portales recalls sitting out on a hunt with his usual partners, sons Rodney and Richard, and calling a coyote […]

Texico blanks Coyotes, 10-0

PNT Staff CLOVIS — Texico and Dora got together for the first of quite possibly three matchups Monday — two in the regular season and one in the Class 1A state tournament. The host Wolverines had most of the better of it in this one, posting a 10-0 win over the Coyotes at Brady Park […]

Cobre hands PHS baseball team first loss

PNT Staff SILVER CITY — Cobre opened a 6-0 lead with a four-run third and the Indians went on to beat Portales High 10-4 Thursday in the first round of Silver High’s Fighting Colt Invitational baseball tournament. The Rams (6-1) take on El Paso Cathedral, a 3-1 loser on Thursday to Douglas, Ariz., in a […]

Broncos advance with OT win over Dora

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Not that he would have expected overtime, but Floyd boys basketball coach Jeff Gillespie figured his team wouldn’t run away from Dora in Tuesday’s District 3-1A first-round tournament matchup. After all, the Broncos had split in the regular season with three of the other four teams in the district, and […]