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Santa Fe High came away with four first places at the annual Al Salazar Wrestling Invitational at St. Michael’s, will join with Capital at Saturday’s Conflict Invite at Rio Rancho Cleveland

By Arnie Leshin State champion Isaiah Martinez has graduated, but first-year Santa Fe High head coach Mark Hussey has a good group of wrestlers led by sophomore Miguel Padilla and junior Issac Beltran.  Both did well last year at the state 5A championships. Padilla came in at 113 and lost …

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District basketball taking the floor soon, so it’s time to check out how the schools fared in non district play as they now think of the state tournament where the invitational will come from

By Arnie Leshin  It’s almost district basketball time, so it’s a good time to check out how our area schools have done in non district play, and how the districts are the only way to get invited to the state tournament. So far, we’ve got Pecos boys and girls right …

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The unbeaten Pojoaque Valley girls visited Santa Fe High Saturday night and won their 12th straight by dominating the Demonettes, 68-30, while the Capital and St. Michael’s girls also lost

By Arnie Leshin  And the undefeated Pojoaque Valley girls continue to roll along. Not mixing a beat, they won their 12th in a row by dominating Santa Fe High, 68-30, in a non district game Saturday afternoon at Toby Roybal Memorial gymnasium. It was also the third straight setback for …

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Pecos wins close one over Penasco, 57-54, for the girl’s basketball championship of the annual Northern New Mexico Rio Grande Invitational played at Pojoaque Valley Saturday night

By Arnie Leshin There were a number of turnovers and the parade to the foul line wasn’t pretty, but Saturday night’s girl’s championship game of the annual Northern New Mexico Rio Grande Invitational was as close as this and turned into a dandy of a final. It was a clash …

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Santa Fe High boys basketball continues its stellar play by getting past visiting Rio Rancho Cleveland, 63-62, Thursday night, and at Capital, the Jaguars routed St. Michael’s, 56-23

By Arnie Leshin  Doesn’t matter how many players head coach Benny Gomez loses, his Capital boys basketball program is always right up there. Then there’s Santa Fe High, ranked No. 4 in 5A, that proved once again it’s here to stay in turning back previously unbeaten Rio Rancho Cleveland, 63-62, …

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Pojoaque Valley girls still undefeated at 11-0 after nipping Hope Christian, 62-60, in Albuquerque Thursday night, while the annual Northern New Mexico Rio Grande moved to today’s semifinals

By Arnie Leshin  Back on the basketball courts after a 3-day break, Pojoaque Valley’s girls remained undefeated, and Pecos, Mora, Dulce and Penasco gained the Friday semis of the annual Northern New Mexico Rio Grande Classic While the Elkettes took to the road and edged Albuquerque Hope Christian in overtime, …

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Once upon the time, the Chargers’ home was in San Diego, now they play in Los Angeles and enter the National Football League playoffs with a huge chip on their shoulders

By Arnie Leshin If there’s one team in the National Football League playoffs with a genuine chip on its shoulder, it’s the Los Angeles Chargers. A long- time resident in San Diego, when their contract expired and the  picturesque city by the sea did not offer to build a new …

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You can turn on your television to catch daily football bowl games, with no high school basketball to see until Thursday

By Arnie Leshin  High school hoops in New Mexico gets a break, no more basketball until Thursday. That’s when more tournaments bounce in and some interesting head-to-head contests also grace the New Years schedule. So Happy New Year, and there’s still college football bowl games to be played, six today …

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