Top-seeded Tatum eliminates Lady Tigers in 1A

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Elida senior Kodi Armitage drives past Tatum’s Angie Sanchez late in the third quarter of Thursday’s Class 1A state semifinal game at Del Norte High in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — In the first quarter, the Elida Lady Tigers looked unintimidated and confident against top-seeded Tatum. […]

Top-seeded Tatum overpowers Lady Buffs

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Melrose Lady Buffaloes gave it a shot Tuesday against Tatum, but came up short. Now the Elida Lady Tigers will have a crack at the top seed in the Class 1A girls state basketball tournament. Tatum beat Melrose 47-27 for its 29th consecutive game with in a quarterfinal matchup at […]

Elida girls survive scare from Logan

Elida senior Kodi Armitage drives to the basket while being defended by Logan sophomore Nicole Martinez. Armitage scored 21 points and pulled down 12 boards in the Lady Tigers’ 56-52 win. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ELIDA — After blowing a 10-point halftime lead, Elida was able to hang […]

‘Flash’ can still compete

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Despite Flash’s relative lack of size, the 20-year-old horse has been doing rodeos since before his rider, 7-year-old Brogan Macy, was born. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Twenty-odd years ago, Flash the basset hound was a regular on the original TV series, The Dukes of Hazzard. Right around that time, […]

Rodeoers happy to travel

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Jeremy Meledez hangs on during steer riding Tuesday night at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena during the High Plains Junior Rodeo finals. The rodeo will be going on throughout the week. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent As the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals began Tuesday in Clovis, it […]