Grady tops Elida for consolation title

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Early in the second quarter, both the Elida Tigers and Grady Bronchos found that Saturday’s consolation game had a familiar circumstance. The difference was that Grady’s situation was just more favorable. Colt Grau scored 14 points to lead four Bronchos in double figures, and Grady survived a fourth-quarter comeback when […]

Portales outstalls Tigers

PNT Staff Report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Patience is a virtue — especially when your opponent knows your every move. The Portales Rams stayed patient and came away with a 42-33 victory over the Taos Tigers here at the Stu Clark Invitational Thursday. The win puts them in the consolation final at 2:30 p.m. today […]

Elida wins Route 66 to move to 9-1

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent SANTA ROSA — Just call them the unofficial champs of the Route 66 Holiday Tournament, those Elida Tigers. Although the girls four-team basketball tourney was technically a round-robin event, with each school facing the other three squads once, the Tigers proved themselves the queens of their temporary northern domain by […]

Elida teams sweep House

PNT Staff ELIDA — Kodi Armitage scored 17 points as the Elida Lady Tigers (5-1) breezed past the House Cowgirls Tuesday by a score of 63-33. Elida got out early and posted a 35-15 halftime and built on that in the final two quarters. “We got it going early in the first quarter and coasted […]

Rams pull even on season with win over Lubbock Cooper

Freedom Newspapers SHALLOWATER, Texas — The Portales Rams earned fifth place at the Shallowater Shootout and a .500 record on the season Saturday with a 45-37 victory over Lubbock Cooper. Daniel Aranda, who has reached double figures in all four games this season for Portales (2-2), had 17 points in the win, which saw Portales […]

Rams fall to 0-2

SHALLOWATER, Texas — Thanks to their neighbors across the Texas border, the Portales Rams are off to an 0-2 start on the season. For the second time in three days, the Muleshoe Mules claimed a victory over the Rams, with the most recent win Thursday in the opening round of the Shallowater Shootout. The Mules […]

Tiger squad still growing

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Elida Tigers coach Darrell Chenault knows his basketball team has grown and matured considerably in the last year. His question is, will that growth be enough when it counts? Coming off a disappointing 11-13 season last spring, the Tigers will be returning four out of five starters. The problem […]

Hounds run to victory

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers About the only thing not going well for Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night was its passing game. It didn’t really matter, though. The Greyhounds took control in the second quarter and wore down East Central in the second half in posting a 30-13 Lone Star Conference crossover win […]

Raton remains undefeated with win over Rams

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor BLACKWATER DRAW — Raton had the start no team would dare dream about — one offensive play and a 14-point lead. But it was no dream for the visiting Tigers, who sustained a small “tidal wave” and used six interceptions to rescue a lethargic offense in a 28-8 win against […]

Rams, Tigers bow out at state

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent By Eric Butler PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Elida may well come down this road again. And so might the Tigers’ opponent on Tuesday, in the semifinal round of the Class 1A baseball team. Two very young squads faced off at St. Pius high school in Albuquerque for the right to […]