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Unbeaten Santa Fe High boys carry off a tough 74-70 win at Rio Rancho High Tuesday night behind the play of junior Fedonta “jb” White and senior Carlos Dassaro, and is now 4-0 heading into the annual Al Armendariz basketball tournament that bounces in Thursday morning at Capital High

By Arnie Leshin  The undefeated Santa Fe High School boy’s basketball got an expected tough test at Rio Rancho High Tuesday nightbefore prevailing 74-70 in a tuneup for the annual Al Armendariz tournament that begins Thursday morning at Capital High. It might have been a tuneup, but it was a …

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Girl’s wrestling teams in New Mexico will be on the mats this season, with 63 schools hoping for enough turnouts to complete rosters and put together schedules, and this includes Santa Fe High, Capital, St. Michael’s, and Pecos

By Arnie Leshin  Just to advise you that girl’s wrestling had been added to New Mexico’s activities list, but has yet to appear on the websites of the 63 schools listed. All that’s known is that there are two districts, 1 and 2, from 1A-5A, and that Santa Fe High …

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Next stop on the back-to-back basketball tournaments in Santa Fe has Thursday’s first round of the annual Al Armendariz tourney played at Capital High, with the semifinals there on Friday, and the 1st through 7th places set for Saturday in the 16-school field

By Arnie Leshin  It’s just a short ride crosstown for the follow-up to the annual Bobby Rodriguez/Capital City basketball tournament. Just five days after host Santa Fe High’s undefeated boys turned back district and city rival Capital in overtime, and the unbeaten Rio Rancho Cleveland girls got past Espanola Valley …

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Matt Martinez still having a ball, already with a state 6A football championship, as the beat goes on for the long-time Pojoaque Valley athletic director who has now settled into the same role at Rio Rancho Sue Cleveland High School

By Arnie Leshin  It’s tough to keep up with Matt Martinez, not the Matt Martinez who is presently athletic director up at Pojoaque Valley High School, but the Matt Martinez who is currently athletic director down at Rio Rancho Cleveland, that is after he announced his retirement in the same …

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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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