Tigers and Foxes advance

Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — Melrose tried to slow down Elida in Tuesday’s District 3-1A boys game, but the Tigers were more than equal to the task. Elida (22-4), seeded second in the tournament, held the Buffaloes to two first-half points and cruised to a 55-23 victory to advance to a 6 p.m. semifinal game at […]

Elida boys beat Floyd

Freedom Newspapers The Elida Tigers stayed undefeated in district with a 64-41 win at Floyd Friday night. The Tigers (17-2, 2-0) travel to Ft. Sumner Friday night.

Hounds beat Tigers

Freedom Newspapers ADA, Okla. — Senior guard Stephen Wilson scored a season-best 23 points and junior guard Justin Redman-Trotter added 16 points and 10 rebounds Thursday, helping Eastern New Mexico University rally past East Central 72-62 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. The Greyhounds (6-8) also got 13 points from guard Tristan Largent […]

ENMU basketball travels to East Central

Freedom Newspapers All Times MST Men ENMU (5-8) at East Central (8-5), 7 p.m. today at Ada, Okla., in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3. On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Greyhounds destroyed East Central 98-51 at Greyhound Arena last year in one of the program’s most dominating performances under seventh-year coach […]

Elida girls also win, and take title

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By Eric Butler, Freedom Newspapers Correspondent TEXICO — With a 5-foot, 4-inch freshman post scoring a team-high 11 points, and nobody else getting over six, scorebook watchers might not believe that Elida actually stood much of a chance at winning the EPAC girls championship game on Saturday night. But, thanks to an extremely off-night for […]

Taos Tigers beat Rams

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Saturday was not a good day to be a Ram. Taos senior guard Joe Montoya scored 17 of his game best 23 points in the second half as the Tigers defeated the Rams 52-43 in Portales’ final game of the Ram Basketball Shootout. To add injury to insult, the […]

Tigers win first EPAC title

By Eric Butler, Freedom Newspapers Correspondent Texico — Not only was Elida up against history Saturday night in the EPAC boys tournament championship, but the Tigers as well had to contend with a Texico team determined to control tempo on its home court. The idea was to keep the Elida sharpshooters from getting too many […]

Elida mashes Melrose

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — It’s not hard to compare the current Melrose Buffaloes to the Elida boys team of a couple of years ago. Extraordinarily young, the Tigers took a few lumps along the way. Now, though, it was Elida dealing out the punishment in a 60-24 rout of Melrose on Wednesday […]

District 3-1A basketball roundup

Dora 85, Cloudcroft 54 Consolation game Tularosa Tournament Dora 21 18 21 25 85 Cloudcroft 14 8 15 17 54 Leading Scorers Dora (6-3) — Kyler Smith 18, Sadler Hare 16, Hector Fierro 15, Ryan Craig 13 Cloudcroft — Aaron Capps 17, T.J. Hoyt 14 Coach’s quote: “We shot the ball well throughout the night. […]

Elida basketball

The Elida boys and girls basketball teams participated in the Anton Invitational basketball tournament Thursday. The Elida boys (1-1) got their first win of the young season, beating the hosts of the tournament, Anton, Texas 60-52. “We had great hustle, great defense, and an overall good team effort. We got lots of kids into the […]

Vixens sweep Elida

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By Dave Wagner, CNJ Sports Writer ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner climbed one major hill on Friday. Now the Vixens will have to do it again in today’s Class 1A state volleyball championship at Tingley Coliseum. Fort Sumner turned the tables on District 3-1A rival Elida, handing the Lady Tigers their first loss of the season […]

Elida advances to Albuquerque

By Karl Terry, Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — A sign above the Elida Lady Tiger’s locker room door Friday night read: “Clear eyes and full hearts can’t lose.” The Tigers’ hearts remained full throughout the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs as they defeated Temple Baptist Academy of Albuquerque. In taking the match 25-17, […]

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 […]

Hounds grab first win at Northeastern State

Freedom Newspapers ADA, Okla. — Sophomore defensive end Randall Hutchinson returned an interception 30 yards for a first-quarter touchdown and junior quarterback Michael Benton scored on two short runs in the final period Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated East Central 24-15. The Greyhounds (1-1), bouncing back from a season-opening 42-7 drubbing at […]

Hounds take on improved East Central

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Advertisement East Central bounced back from a tough opener with a solid win last week at Angelo State. Now it’s Eastern New Mexico University’s turn to see if it can accomplish the same feat. Drubbed by Northeastern State 42-7 on Sept. 7, the Greyhounds face East Central today in Ada, […]

Tigers notch 1A tourney’s second seed

PNT staff After a 30-year absence from state baseball competition, the Elida Tigers could get used to this. Elida ended its long dry spell last season, reaching the Class 1A semifinals before losing to eventual runnerup Roswell Gateway Christian. Second-year coach Jimmy Dale Ward has led the Tigers (9-4) back to this year’s event, and […]

Elida completes perfect district run

PNT staff ELIDA — Tom Sullivan went 5-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs Monday, and the Elida Tigers completed a perfect run through District 6-1A baseball on Monday with a 17-7 victory over Dora. The Tigers (8-4, 4-0 district) have a non-district game remaining against defending Class 1A state champion Texico in Clovis […]

Elida takes doubleheader from Grady

PNT Staff ELIDA — Sophomore Tom Sullivan pitched a one-hitter in the opener and homered in both games on Tuesday, helping Elida sweep Grady 10-0 and 16-6. Both games were shortened by the 10-run rule. The first game ended in the bottom of the fifth and the second contest was stopped in the sixth. Sullivan […]

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 […]

Greyhounds trounce Tigers, 98-51

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Whatever had been ailing the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team during a five-game losing streak certainly wasn’t in evidence Thursday night. Clicking on all cylinders from start to finish, the Greyhounds destroyed East Central 98-51 in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Senior post Mikal […]