Lady Tigers hoping for state run

ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers had a good season in 2003-04 — maybe not a great season by their standards, but they did reach the Class 1A state semifinals. Still, their overall record (17-13) was relatively modest. “We had chances to beat people, but we made too many mistakes in close games,” said junior […]

Lady Tigers advance to tourney finals

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers assured themselves of a berth in Class 1A regional competition next week with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-23 victory over Dora in the District 3-1A tournament semifinals Thursday night. Elida (16-5) plays at top-seeded Fort Sumner at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the winner of that match hosting the […]

Lady Tigers win district 3-1A finale

PNT Staff DORA — The Elida Lady Tigers wrapped up second place in District 3-1A volleyball Thursday night with a hard-fought 25-20, 25-21, 26-24 victory over the Elida Lady Coyotes. Elida (14-5, 6-2 district) will play in the district semifinals on Thursday in a 7 p.m. matchup. Fifth-seeded Floyd plays at No. 4 Melrose on […]

Lady Tigers rally back for district win over Dora

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By Dave Wagner ELIDA — Amber Griffin knew things were a little out of whack for the Elida Lady Tigers. No, make that a lot out of whack. “We were yelling at each other and fighting among ourselves,” she said. “But we picked ourselves back up.” Down two games and trailing 12-7 in the third, […]

Lady Tigers top Floyd in district play

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers improved to 10-3 overall (2-0 District 3-1A) with a 25-21, 25-14, 10-25, 25-16 victory over Floyd on Thursday night. Elida coach Darrell Chenault said he thought both his team and the Lady Broncos (5-10, 1-5) seemed sluggish. “I thought both teams looked flat,” he said. “I didn’t […]

Lady Tigers finish seventh in Capitan tourney

PNT Staff CAPITAN — The Elida Lady Tigers went 1-2 and finished seventh over the weekend in an eight-team tournament. Elida (8-3) beat the Artesia junior varsity 25-11, 25-10, 25-18 in the final round after losing to Animas 29-27, 16-25, 25-21, 25-12 and the Cloudcroft 25-22, 25-14, 20-25, 25-19 in the first two rounds of […]

Lady Tigers defeat Melrose

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers opened District 3-1A play Thursday night with a 25-19, 25-15, 25-17 victory over Melrose. Elida coach Darrell Chenault said the Lady Tigers fell behind in the first game, but took control behind strong serving. For the match, theh had just five errors on 61 serves. “We served […]

Lady Tigers beat Tucumcari in three

PNT Staff ELIDA — Coming off a championship in a weekend tournament hosted by the Roswell Goddard junior varsity, the Elida volleyball team improved to 7-1 for the season on Monday night by sweeping past Tucumcari 25-20, 25-19, 25-19. Lady Tigers coach Darrell Chenault said the team was helped by the return from injury over […]

Hounds, East Central seek to build on strong performances

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University and East Central turned in performances last weekend that both hope to build on when the teams meet in a 5 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference crossover football game on Saturday at Ada, Okla. The Greyhounds trounced Southwestern Oklahoma 39-0 for veteran coach Bud Elliott’s 200th college coaching […]

Lady Tigers split weekend matches

PNT Staff GRADY — The Grady Lady Bronchos rallied from two games down to edge Elida 18-25, 20-25, 25-11, 27-25, 17-15 Saturday afternoon. It was the third match in three days for the Lady Tigers (2-1), who beat San Jon in four games on the road on Thursday and then knocked off House 25-19, 25-16, […]

Lady Tigers seeking return trip to state

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By Dave Wagner ELIDA — Elida volleyball coach Darrell Chenault knows the road to winning a District 3-1A championship this fall goes through Fort Sumner. The Lady Tigers posted a 16-7 record in 2003, finishing second to Fort Sumner in district play before reaching the state Class 1A tournament. But they and the rest of […]

Texico trouble for Tigers

By Rick White CLOVIS — Elida baseball coach Jimmy Dale Ward knows some days he’ll just have to settle for small victories. Days like Tuesday when Texico routed the Tigers 18-3 in a District 7-1A/2A game at Brady Field. Overpowered by Texico starter Justin Loven for four innings, the Tigers (1-4, 0-2 district) rallied for […]

Elida moves on to 1A semifinals

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Coming out of the locker room at halftime, the Elida girls basketball team Tuesday was greeted by a chant of “offense, offense” from its supporters. Perhaps the Tigers’ fans knew that just a little more offensive production would spell doom for Tatum in a Class 1A state quarterfinal at Valley […]

Logan holds off Tigers

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — Standing at just 5 feet, Elida eighth-grader Trenton Chenault is a pretty easy player for a defender to lose. He made the Logan Longhorns pay for that with 3-pointer after 3-pointer, but the outside shooting was not enough to counter Logan’s height advantage inside during a consolation semifinal game of […]

Greyhounds take control late against Tigers

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By Dave Wagner For the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds, Monday night’s Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game against East Central was like pulling teeth. With one starter out, another coming down sick at halftime and the team’s standout player ailing with bruised ribs, the Tigers controlled tempo most of the way before a 12-0 […]

Zias can’t close out East Central in second half

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By Kevin Wilson Heather Brown and the Zias had quite a start, but Kelli Donovan and the East Central Lady Tigers had a better finish. Donovan scored all of her 15 points in the second half and hit three 3-pointers in a pivotal 21-6 run, pushing East Central to a 71-66 victory in a Lone […]

Football games ends in surprise

Kevin Wilson In his bestseller “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” Mitch Albom wrote that every end is just a beginning, only we don’t know it at the time. On Sept. 15, 1984, in Ada, Okla., East Central thought it had the ending on a rout against visiting Eastern New Mexico University. A Kenny […]

Elida wins season opener

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By Kevin Wilson ELIDA — Normally a seven-point second quarter and 15 first-half turnovers would be a cause for concern for the Elida Lady Tigers. But visiting Tucumcari had a six-point first half and 27 turnovers, so it was easy to shrug off. Halee Best was the only player in double figures, scoring 18 to […]

Lady Tigers to face Tatum in first round

Tony Parra The Elida Lady Tigers are already one step closer to a Class 1A state volleyball title than they were last year. The Lady Tigers meet Tatum Lady Coyotes in the quarterfinals of the state tournament at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Roswell Goddard gymnasium. Tatum is the District 8-1A regular-season and tournament champion. […]

Elida may face Vixens again

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer tony_parra@link.freedom.com FORT SUMNER — The Elida Lady Tigers and Fort Sumner Vixens are looking at a possible fourth matchup this season when they compete this weekend in the Class 1A Region B volleyball tournament. The teams split their District 3-1A regular-season matches, necessitating a playoff last […]