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Boy’s championship game won by undefeated host Santa Fe High over cross-town, district rival Capital in overtime, 48-45, at the Bobby Rodriguez/Capital City basketball tournament played at Demons’ Toby Roybal Memorial Gymnasium Saturday night, with unbeaten Rio Rancho Cleveland turning back Espanola Valley, 36-33, for the girl’s title

By Arnie Leshin  A run of lead changes mixed with ties and an overtime, brought an anticipated tight boy’s championship game Saturday night at the annual Bobby Rodriguez/Capital City basketball tournament at Santa Fe High’s Toby Roybal Memorial Gymnasium. And it was the host, undefeated Demons who won their four …

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Something new for the UConn women’s basketball team in Thuhrsday night’s tough 92-78 win at Seton Hall, and it was called depth for a program in recent years that has not called on its bench, has not gone deep, but this time credit the play off the bench of freshmen Audrey Griffin and Anna Makurat and senior Molly Bent to get it past the fired-up Pirates

By Arnie Leshin  Depth, lack of depth, not much bench help. Geno Auriemma mentions it sometimes, but most times, you’ll see his UConn women’s basketball team with maybe 6-7 players at his disposal. He has to worry about foul trouble, injuries, lack of experience, being out sized, and playing their butts …

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It’s down to the weekend that decides the college Division 1 Final Four, with undefeated LSU, Ohio State and Clemson sure things and Georgia, Utah and Oklahoma seeking the fourth and final spot when the SEC, Big 10, ACC, PAC 12 and Big 12 conference championships kick off Friday and Saturday

By Arnie Leshin  Jalen Hurts, who transferred from Alabama to Oklahoma for his eligible fifth year, returns to A T & T Stadium in Arlington, Tex., which is sometimes referred to as Jerry Jones Palace and where then-freshman Hurts, in 2015, played his first game as the Crimson Tide’s starting …

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Michigan, under new head coach and former Wolverine Fab Five player Juwan Howard, went from unranked to No. 4 in the national collegiate poll, with top-ranked Louisville ahead of them Tuesday night at the Cardinals’ court, with both at 7-0′

By Arnie Leshin  Michigan hiring former Fab Five JuwanHoward as its head basketball coach has certainly hit the spot, which is now as the No. 4 ranked team in the college polls released Monday. This, after winning its first four starts and unranked heading into the tough Battle for Atlantis …

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St. Michael’s turns to the run and puts together a 27-19 win over West Las Vegas in Saturday afternoon’s District 2-3A showdown at the Christian Brothers Athletic Complex

By Arnie Leshin  No celebration for West Las Vegas this time.   Instead, it was St. Michael’s time to celebrate its running game and, unlike last year’s final-second 14-13 setback to the Dons at West Las Vegas, it was the Horsemen at the Christian Brothers Athletic Complex turning in a …

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Settling for 12th place in the championship division, Christopher Humetewa did just fine in Saturday morning’s Rio Rancho Cross Country Jamboree versus a field of top 5A and 4A runners

By Arnie Leshin  Christopher Humetewa didn’t think he ran well, wasn’t happy with his 12th place finish at Saturday morning’s annual Rio Rancho Jamboree, but his 5-killometer time of 17:00.70 certainly wasn’t slow, considering the Santa Fe Indian School junior was racing in the championship division.   And while he …

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Little Astro Jose Altuve hit the big shot Saturday night heard round Minute Maid Park in Houston, and the Astros now play their second World Series in three years after their 6-4 victory

By Arnie Leshin  Can you remember when New York Giant Bobby Thomson hit the shot heard round the world against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951 to win the National League pennant?   Or when the Pirates’ Bill Mazorozski hit the ball over the centerfield fence in Pittsburgh to win the …

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Academy of Technology and The Classics junior Maggie Rittmeyer is coming on fast after finishing 22nd in the Saturday morning annual Rio Rancho Jamboree’s championship division in 20:54.50

By Arnie Leshin  Nothing is ever guaranteed, but as the stretch runbegins for the Saturday, Nov. 9, state cross country championships hosted by Rio Rancho High School, Academy of Technology and The Classics junior Maggie Rittmeyer appears to be the one to beat in 3A.   Second last year to …

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Ranney Smith sisters come away with a goal apiece as visiting St. Michael’s played a 2-2 double overtime girl’s District 2-3A match at Albuquerque Bosque School’s Wood Field

By Arnie Leshin  A goal each from the Smith sisters, 8th grader Elsa, and senior Daisy, and a tremendous goal save by freshman Logan Hunt brought visiting St. Michael’s a 2-2 deadlock in two District 2-3A scoreless overtimes Tuesday afternoon at Wood Field.   With two regular-season games to go, …

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Academy of Technology and The Classic girls deny Los Alamos of a sweep as they placed first in the 3.1-mile varsity race at Saturday’s Northern New Mexico Cross Country Challenge

By Arnie Leshin  The Academy of Technology and The Classics girls made sure that Los Alamos wasn’t going to sweep the four 3.1-mile races Saturday over the Pueblo of Pojoaque Wellness Center.   The Hilltoppers ran off with all but the girl’s varsity team championship that went to the Phoenix, …

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