Last month, Ira Harge Jr. won his fourth-straight state championship. After a rocky start, the 2A Pecos boys basketball coach built a dynasty with the program. After winning state he decided he had enough of coaching.
Dusty Giles remembers when his team first really made a mark. In 2012, the second year of his second stint as Escalante’s football coach, the Lobos were 2-0 when they traveled to the southeast corner of New Mexico to face Jal, at the time ranked as one of the top teams in the state.
Pojoaque Valley baseball coach Chris Kitchens had a bad feeling about what might happen following his team’s March 12 game against Capital. He had seen the fears about the spread of COVID-19, and the cancellations happening throughout the country.
Nerves were still lingering around the Española Valley High School girls basketball team, but a crucial District 2-4A win over rival Pojoaque Valley High School should offset those nerves for the remainder of the season.
With two important wins over Park University Gilbert, the Northern New Mexico College mens basketball team closed out its regular season on a six-game winning streak.