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Santa Fe Prep girls qualified for state in five events at the weekend District I swimming and diving championships held at the Albuquerque West Mesa pool

By Arnie Leshin  The Santa Fe Prep girls had a dandy time at the weekend District I swimming and diving championships, qualifying in five events for the upcoming state championships at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium in five events, with freshman Sophia Gossmun leading the way for a group with only …

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Pecos and Texico girls looking good in the 2A rankings, Robertson holds down the top rank in 3A, Los Alamos a surprise in first place in its 4A district, and Hobbs is on top of the heap in 5A

By Arnie Leshin The regular season is winding down, the district tournaments follow, and then the girl’s state tournament basketball field will be announced by the New Mexico Activities Association.   Until then, everybody has a chance to make the respective 16-school fields. Well, almost everybody. Win district over the …

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The Santa Fe High and Capital girls suffer District 5-5A losses at home Wednesday night, the Demonttes overwhelmed, 77-23, versus Albuquerque Sandia, the Jaguars bowing 53-39 to Albuquerque High

By Arnie Leshin  Santa Fe High’s dismal shooting continued its course as the girls took a 77-22 District 5-5A whooping at first place Albuquerque Sandia Wednesday night.   Once at 4-4 under new head coach Matt Morris, the Demonettes are now at 8-15 overall and 2-5 in district. The two …

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Capital boys win, Santa Fe High loses, in tight District 5-5A stretch run with three games remaining for the six schools, with the Jaguars at Sandia, and Demons at Manzano Thursday

By Arnie Leshin  Although not as crowded as the recent 6-way tie among the six boys schools in District 5-5A, it’s now a 4-way deadlock for third place with three regular-season games remaining.   All have become must-win games. Capital and Santa Fe High were hosts Tuesday night and the …

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In a little slump, the Capital boys are still in the hunt for an invite to the basketball state tournament for the 18th straight time, while cross town rival Santa Fe High is also in the running

By Arnie Leshin  Don’t count out the Capital boys. Yes, they’ve lost back-to-back District 5-5A games and are sitting in the basement with Albuquerque Sandia as the regular-season winds down.   But overall, Ben Gomez’ Jaguars are 14-7 and still are capable of winning the district tournament or even making …

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Pecos’ girls enabled top-ranked Texico to go down to the final buzzer before edging the visiting Panthers, 55-53, in a tight District 7-2A basketball tussle Saturday afternoon

It was a 4 ½ hour drive to Texico for the Pecos girls Saturday, and despite a 55-53 loss to the top-ranked team in 2A, the Panthers made a statement that they, too, belong in the conversation for state honors.   Pecos has never won a state basketball championship, the …

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First in their respective districts, St. Michael’s and Pecos continued to roll along Saturday, the Horsemen up at Raton and the Panthers down at Texico

By Arnie Leshin  The St. Michael’s and Pecos boys took to the highways Saturday and came away with impressive district basketball wins.   The first-place Horsemen won their sixth-straight District 2-3A game by dominating Raton, 71-33, and in 7-2A, the top-ranked Panthers humiliated Texico for the second year in a …

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