Running

Elementary and middle school runners invited to cross country meet

Elementary and middle school runners invited to cross country meet


Staff Report


Elementary and middle school athletes who like to run — and run fast — will be able to compete for a chance to run at a regional and national meet.

Just about a week ago, USA Track & Field — the governing body for all running events in the U.S., from youth through the Olympic trials — announced that Albuquerque will host both the Region 10 and national Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships.

The regional championship will be Nov. 17 in the Duke CIty, with the national event Dec. 8. That announcement prompted local cross country coaches to put together the Pecos Valley Cross Country Championships, which will qualify runners for the USATF Junior Olympics.

The meet is set for Friday beginning at 4 p.m. at the Gateway Christian School track.

“We’re handicapped in that we started late, but nobody knew a week ago about the Junior Olympics,” said meet director Jack Batson. “So, this was an idea that was birthed late, and once it was shared, there were a lot of people who said, man, we’ve got to go for it and this is a great opportunity. So now, it is how well can we get the word out.”

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College

Bronco baseball alumni have fun battling current players

Bronco baseball alumni have fun battling current players
Photo courtesy Konrad Odhiambo — Bronco baseball alumnus Stephen Montoya (1995) waits to get the bat on the ball.


Karen Boehler
CCSR writer/editor

The NMMI baseball field saw action Sunday as Homecoming Week wrapped up with an alumni baseball game, which the current players won 22-4.

But despite the wide margin, the returners led early and still had a lot of fun playing a game that didn’t quite follow all the rules.

“It was fun,” said Carlos Marrujo, a 2007 grad who scored one run and got one hit. “Had a great time. Got to see some old friends. It was awesome. Had a great time.”

Josh Loera, who graduated in 2011 then played for NMSU, was one of the standouts on the alumni squad, with a triple, two doubles and one run scored. He also enjoyed coming back.

“I came back and it felt like the same thing. Same ballpark. Same hops. Loved it. I felt right at home here,” he said.

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High Schools

Lady Coyotes get payback vs. Goddard

Lady Coyotes get payback vs. Goddard
CCSR photo by Arnold J. Roe — Shania Hernandez stretches to attempt a goal shot.


Karen Boehler
CCSR writer/editor

The Lady Coyotes got back at their cross-town soccer rivals Saturday, edging Goddard 3-1 to take the lead District 4AAAA.

After falling to the Rockets Oct. 9, Roswell needed the win, said Coyote coach Samantha Ward.

“They knew from the very beginning they can beat Goddard,” she said. “We just didn’t play well (in the first district game) and I told them today it’s do or die. You go out and you win, or your season’s maybe over. Or it’s just luck of the draw right there. We had no options today but to come out and win.”

Maybe that pep talk led to the Coyotes’ first goal a mere 21 seconds into the game, when L’Rissa Cobos hit a shot that bounced off keeper Bianca Banda’s hands and rolled into the net.

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Middle Schools

Sierra and Mountain View get wins on the last night of the regular season

Sierra and Mountain View get wins on the last night of the regular season
CCSR photo by Shawn Naranjo — Sierra runs in for a touchdown on their first play of the game.


Shawn Naranjo
CCSR photographer/writer

It was a big night for Mountain View on the final night of the middle school regular football season Thursday, as the Mustangs upset Berrendo in the final seconds of the nightcap. Sierra held on for a close victory over Mesa in the opener.

Sierra 12, Mesa 8

Sierra and Mesa battled to a tight 12-8 Eagle victory, with most of the scoring coming in the first half.

Sierra kicked the ball out of bounds to start the game. Mesa started at their own 35 and fumbled the ball to the Eagles on the first play. Sierra ran the ball around the left side and into the end zone for a touchdown. The extra point try failed and Sierra lead 6-0.

Mesa and Sierra each gave the ball over on downs as the first period was winding down. The Panthers got the ball back with 58 seconds left in the first. Two plays later, the Panthers were at the 2-yard line and on the next play, running back Deven Quiroz ran in standing up for the touchdown. The kick attempt failed and the score was tied at 6.

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Community

Elementary and middle school runners invited to cross country meet

Elementary and middle school runners invited to cross country meet


Staff Report


Elementary and middle school athletes who like to run — and run fast — will be able to compete for a chance to run at a regional and national meet.

Just about a week ago, USA Track & Field — the governing body for all running events in the U.S., from youth through the Olympic trials — announced that Albuquerque will host both the Region 10 and national Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships.

The regional championship will be Nov. 17 in the Duke CIty, with the national event Dec. 8. That announcement prompted local cross country coaches to put together the Pecos Valley Cross Country Championships, which will qualify runners for the USATF Junior Olympics.

The meet is set for Friday beginning at 4 p.m. at the Gateway Christian School track.

“We’re handicapped in that we started late, but nobody knew a week ago about the Junior Olympics,” said meet director Jack Batson. “So, this was an idea that was birthed late, and once it was shared, there were a lot of people who said, man, we’ve got to go for it and this is a great opportunity. So now, it is how well can we get the word out.”

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Seniors

State Senior Olympic results released

State Senior Olympic results released


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Better late than never, results from the New Mexico Senior Games, held in July, have been released.

Chaves County was well represented, with 57 athletes ages 50 and older competing at the local level and 45 continuing on to the state games that were held in Las Cruces.  Roswell had 26 athletes qualify for the 2013 National Senior Games in Cleveland, Ohio.

At the state games, Chaves County earned 73 gold medals; 36 silver medals; 20 bronze medals; eight fourth place ribbons and seven fifth place ribbons.

John Popham (age 82) broke his own state record in the 1500-meter run, finishing in 8:27.79.

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Bronco baseball alumni have fun battling current players

Bronco baseball alumni have fun battling current players
Photo courtesy Konrad Odhiambo — Bronco baseball alumnus Stephen Montoya (1995) waits to get the bat on the ball.

Karen Boehler
CCSR writer/editor

The NMMI baseball field saw action Sunday as Homecoming Week wrapped up with an alumni baseball game, which the current players won 22-4.

But despite the wide margin, the returners led early and still had a lot of fun playing a game that didn’t quite follow all the rules.

“It was fun,” said Carlos Marrujo, a 2007 grad who scored one run and got one hit. “Had a great time. Got to see some old friends. It was awesome. Had a great time.”

Josh Loera, who graduated in 2011 then played for NMSU, was one of the standouts on the alumni squad, with a triple, two doubles and one run scored. He also enjoyed coming back.

“I came back and it felt like the same thing. Same ballpark. Same hops. Loved it. I felt right at home here,” he said.

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NMMI VB has strong tournament in Colorado


Staff Report


COLORADO SPRINGS — The Bronco volleyball team wrapped up their final non-conference tournament of the season Friday and Saturday with a five game sweep at the Air Force Tri Tournament.

NMMI (20-15, 2-5) won every match but one in three games. They started Friday with a 25-27, 25-23, 25-13, 25-18 victory over Otero Junior College, led by Veronika Baric, who had 13 kills, one ace, 21 digs and two blocks; Hannah Hjelmstrom had 10 kills, two aces, six digs, two blocks. Agatha Gibbons 13 kills, six blocks; Mattie Tigges 14 kills, five blocks; Kara Day 51 assists, one kill, six digs, four blocks; and Cara Salazar 25 digs, one ace and one assist.

They then faced Air Force Prep, downing the Falcons 25-22, 25-18, 25-18.

Gibbons had 16 kills, two blocks; Hjelmstrom six kills, one ace, six digs; Baric five kills, two aces, 10 digs; Tigges 13 kills, two blocks; Day 35 assists, one ace, six digs, two blocks; and Salazar 11 digs and two assists.

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GHS Cross Country


Staff Report


RIO RANCHO — It was a preview of the state cross country tournament Saturday in Rio Rancho, only with many more competitors, as more than 60 schools ran in the Rio Rancho XC Jamboree.

Goddard and Roswell competed in the Big schools (AAAA and AAAAA) division, with the NMMI boys competing in the A-AAA division.

“This is to get all the kids ready for state, really, is what it is,” said Rocket coach Vern Dyer.

The highest finishes came from the Colts, with Marchez Coriz finishing eighth individually, and the boys 18th as a team. Factor out the Class A and AAA runners — all schools will be competing in their own classes this year — and Coriz would have finished fourth and the NMMI team eighth in AA. (That doesn’t count the small schools that chose to run in the big-school class, and there were several.)


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Roswell Youth Football League

Close games in RYFL sixth week

The sixth week of the Roswell Youth Football League Season wrapped up with several close games, none closer than the 7-8 year old Cardinals/Red Raiders match.

The Cardinals, who reman in second in the division, just edged the Raiders 21-18 and the Wildcats managed a defensive, 6-0 victory over the Bear Cats.

The Ravens continue to lead the division with an unblemished 10-0 record. They had an easy victory over the Cowboys early in the week, then had to battle against the Panthers, winning 12-6.

Most of the tight games were in the 9-10 year old division. The 8-0 Spartans had a two-touchdown victory over the Bulldogs, while the Crimson Tide edged the Raiders 20-14 and the Chargers topped the Cowboys 13-6.


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