Española outshoots Sandia Prep to win championship 67-58
Things could be looking a bit more optimistic come next fall for the Pojoaque Valley High School and Española Valley High School football teams.
There’s a new sense of urgency on the mats at Española Valley High School this season, and head coach Aaron Salinas believes the time for his wrestling team to succeed and capture a District 2-4A team title is now.
Coronado High School volleyball coach Henry Gettler said a one-loss season would bring nothing but questions about that one, single loss. He also said, “If you have a three-loss season, then people say, ‘Well, you had a pretty good year.’”
Fresh legs and energy were not a combination Peñasco High School volleyball coach Maxine Abeyta was used to seeing from her team all season — at least from the get-go in matches.
There was a whole lot of Pecos High School green and gold and Academy for the Technology and the Classics maroon and gold on the podium at Rio Rancho High School on Nov. 9, but the colors blended among the elite were a touch of Dulce High School Columbia and gold.
Two weeks before the season, Gilly Valdez was suffering from a broken ankle. During his home meet at the Peñasco Invitational in early September he was on crutches, but come November, the Peñasco High School sophomore found his way back on the podium.
The first time Eddie Maestas rode a steer, everything went black. He can remember getting on the steer, telling his friends he was ready for them to release the animal from the gate, and then nothing. For three or four years every time he rode everything went black.
A 1-3 start generally isn’t something to be optimistic about, but if you dig a little deeper beyond the surface, Northern New Mexico College mens basketball head coach Ryan Cordova has a few valid reasons to have that feeling.
Nicole Romero learned from one of the most well-known volleyball coaches in Northern New Mexico, so its no surprise the first-year Desert Academy head coach has the Lady Wildcats playing sound and superb volleyball.
As temperatures dipped down to the 30s and the first snow fell earlier in the day on Oct. 24, the Northern New Mexico College mens basketball team took the floor for the first time this season at Eagle Memorial Gymnasium.
What he saw at the half-mile and 1-mile mark was enough for Española Valley High School cross country coach Landen Elliott-Knaggs to be convinced his Sundevils were going to have a good day.
As the 2019 cross country season quickly approaches district championships and the state meet, two of Española Valley High School’s top runners are keeping up with the pace.
The Capital High School volleyball team improved to 9-4 overall on the season in easy fashion during its Saturday road trip to Española Valley High School.
Even in defeat, the list of positives seemed to outweigh the negative, which was the final result for the Pojoaque Valley High School boys soccer team in its latest game.
On a night where the Lady Leopards looked anything but perfect, they found a way to battle through their mistakes to remain perfect in the win-loss column.
The Peñasco Invite on Sept. 7 was a meet McCurdy Charter School cross country coach Chris Sanchez had circled on the schedule since before the start of the season.
Landen Elliott-Knaggs is officially coined the Española Valley High School boys cross country coach, but he will be carrying a bulk of the load for both the boys and girls teams this season.
As the Pojoaque Valley High School boys soccer team began practice on Aug. 15, they worked on their passing, and 14-year Elks’ head coach Juan Ortiz called the fundamental part of the game “the meat and potatoes” of soccer.
With so much turmoil, distraction and uncertainty this summer since former Española Valley High School volleyball coach Damon Salazar was fired in April, the best thing that could have happened for the Lady Sundevil players was for the season to finally arrive.
Relatively speaking, not a whole lot has changed for the Española Valley High School football team since Miguel Medina resigned as the head coach on July 15 and Delfin Quintana stepped in to fill the void 24 hours later.
With hopes of different results, the Pojoaque Valley High School football team wasted no time getting its 2019 season off and running.
Since missing the state tournament in four consecutive years from 2012 to 2015, the Dulce High School volleyball team has become a usual contender in Class 2A.
For Pojoaque Valley High School volleyball head coach Joe Rodriguez, the 2019 season will be about reloading, not rebuilding.
When McCurdy Charter School athletic director Christian Lopez took over as the head coach of the Lady Bobcats softball team in 2015, he virtually had to learn the entire sport from scratch.
The renaissance of Santa Clara Pueblo’s Black Mesa Golf Club has nearly come to fruition, and everyone associated with the golf course is excited about its bright future.
Sisters Leslie Cordova-Trujillo and Deanna Cordova live on opposite ends of the country, but their shared love for fitness and strength and conditioning are bringing them back together — all for a good cause.
It took just a little over 24 hours for Española Valley High School to fill its head football coaching vacancy after Miguel Medina resigned from the position on July 15.
With under a month to go before the start of the fall sports season, the Española Valley High School football team will be looking for a new head football coach.
Hot on the recruiting trail and filled with a busy summer camp schedule, Northern New Mexico head mens basketball coach Ryan Cordova has his hands filled with a whole new challenge.