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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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Santa Fe Indian School junior Christopher Humetewa making a run for the state 3A boy’s cross country championship, with his next stop at Saturday’s Rio Rancho Jamboree

By Arnie Leshin  When Michael Tenorio won the state 4A cross country championship his senior year at Santa Fe Indian School, Christopher Humetewa was a freshman and Braves’ head coach Joe Calabaza was already thinking ahead.   “Oh yeah,” said Calabaza at the time, “he could be a good one, …

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It took a long, long time, but the nation’s capitol finally lands a team again in the World Series after the Washington Nationals finished off the St. Louis Cardinals in four games Tuesday night

By Arnie Leshin  Maybe the Cardinals were fortunate that the sweep occurred on the road, and  the Washington Nationals realized that there they were, at home in the nation’s capitol and wrapping up the franchise’s first trip to the World Series since losing it in over eight decades.     …

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Pecos surprisingly falls in volleyball in four sets at Texico Saturday, 18-25, 27-25, 12-25, 14-25, to drop its District 7-2A record to 1-1 and suffer only its second setback in 15 matches.

By Arnie Leshin  It wasn’t expected, but when you play on the road, anything can occur.   Such was the case Saturday when Pecos’ District 7-2A volleyball leader took its match to Texico and lost in four sets, 18-25, 27-25, 12-25, 14-25, to even its district mark at 1-1 and …

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A rumble at midfield was the pre-game highlight when Oklahoma and Texas met up in Saturday’s noon hour Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, and ended with a 34-27 Sooner victory

By Arnie Leshin  When Oklahoma and Texas meet up annually at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, they always put on quite a show, and that and the state fair, make for the a double feature.   So on Saturday morning, with a noon kickoff , and with the state fair …

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Santa Fe High volleyball stays in the top spot in District 5-5A by sweeping past district and neighbor rival Capital Thursday at home, 25-19, 25-16, 25-18, and is 4-0 in district

By Arnie Leshin Santa Fe High ran its overall volleyball record to 12-2 and remained on-top District 5-5A with Thursday’s 3-0 sweep over visiting district rival Capital.   The scores were 25-19, 25-16, 25-18 as senior captain Salome Romp led the way with 18 kills and junior Laila Bernardino added …

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Catch the Thursday night high school football game where Santa Fe Indian School plays host to District 2-3A rival and nearby neighbor St. Michael’s, with a 7 o’clock kickoff

By Arnie Leshin  Ah, Thursday night high school football.  Kickoff time is the same, 7 o’clock, and the site is Santa Fe Indian School. And for visiting District 2-3A rival St. Michael’s, it’s a short ride there.   Maybe it’s a chance to so some scouting, for it is bye …

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