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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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They did not play, but St. Michael’s girls mysteriously in daily newspaper headline of Thursday night’s Capital victory over winless Albuquerque Rio Grande

By Arnie Leshin  Everybody makes mistakes, but not many occur off the basketball court.   Such was the case in the daily newspaper’s local hoop roundup Friday. The headline read, “Lady Horsemen turn back the Ravens,” except St. Michael’s girls didn’t even play Thursday, never appeared in the story, and …

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Race for the top spot in crowded District 5-5A boy’s basketball standings, with only Santa Fe High and Capital guaranteed to earn a spot in the 16-school state tournament

By Arnie Leshin  The recent six-way tie of boy’s basketball in District 5-5A has been sliced in half.   As they head down the stretch, Santa Fe High, Albuquerque Manzano and Albuquerque High are all at 3-2. Wednesday night, the Demons (16-5) rolled over visiting Albuquerque Rio Grande (6-12) 89-65, …

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The St. Michael’s boy’s basketball team won the state championship in the eventful year of 1969, and will be reunited Wednesday night at halftime of the district game against West Las Vegas

By Arnie Leshin  Nineteen 69 was an eventful year, ranking on top of the all-time list.   Where do we start? There was the Man on the Moon, Woodstock, the Mets, the Jets, the Manson murder trail, the first women jockey to ride in a race, the Vietnam War, Hurricane …

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Pecos basketball takes two at District 7-2A Clayton Saturday as the girls and boys took charge in the doubleheader and both are now 17-3 overall and 2-0 in district

By Arnie Leshin  The ride to new district rival Clayton Saturday made for an enjoyable return trip as the Pecos girls and boys swept the doubleheader in their new District 7-2A.   The Panther girls came on first and handed the Yellow Jackets a resounding 76-41 setback to arrive at …

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Capital gets 27 points from junior A.J. Sanchez Thursday night in a key District 5-5A win over visiting Santa Fe High that placed all five district schools into a 2-2 deadlock down the stretch

By Arnie Leshin  The Capital High boys needed to nail down a win, and by handing visiting rival Santa Fe High Thursday night a 72-58 setback, they also created a five-way tie in District 5-5A.   Five schools in this district and they all stand at 2-2. The next stop …

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St. Michael’s girls drop District 2-3A basketball game to visiting Santa Fe Indian School, and Santa Fe High girls drop District 5-5A contest at Albuquerque Manzano Wednesday night

By Arnie Leshin  The Santa Fe Indian School girls will have no problem being in the field for the 3A state basketball tournament, and they continue to impress after visiting St. Michael’s Wednesday night and carrying off a 50-31 District 2-3A victory from Perez-Shelley gymnasium.   The Braves are now …

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