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St. Michael’s girls dispose of district foe Albuquerque Bosque School, 3-2, in the Wednesday morning 3A state soccer tournament quarterfinals and faces 2nd seeded Socorro in Thursday’s semis at the Bernalillo Complex

By Arnie Leshin  St. Michael’s had split two matches with District 2-3A opponent Albuquerque Bosque Charter School, but the one that counted most was Wednesday morning’s 3-2 win in the state tournament quarterfinals. It gained the 6th seeded Lady Horsemen (15-6-1) a semifinals match Thursday morning against 2ndseeded Socorro (20-1) …

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First-year head coach Anthony Cassaro has St. Michael’s 6th seeded girls in Wednesday morning’s soccer 3A quarterfinals against district foe Albuquerque Bosque School

By Arnie Leshin  Anthony Cassaro was the new guy in town. He had lived in upset New York, in California, in Oregon, and other places nowhere near Santa Fe. Then he found himself in Albuquerque when his girl friend there moved to Santa Fe to assist her mother and Cassaro …

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Pecos had the girl and boy winners in the District 3-2A championships hosted by the Panthers, and at 2-3A at West Las Vegas, Santa Fe Indian School’s boy won the team title and its two sophomores ran second and third

By Arnie Leshin  The District 3-2A girl’s final could have been a preview of Saturday’s state championships at Rio Rancho High School. In the districts run at host Pecos’ course, Pecos took first with 24 points and Academy of Technology and The Classics was next with 35. The first eight …

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ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL STATE TOURNAMENTS

All these Soccer matches are Wednesday, times are listed. SOCCER – GIRLS   St. Michael’s (14-6-1) versus Bosque (12-7-1) Field 6, 9:30 a.m.   Santa Fe Prep (10-4-1 versus Hatch Valley (12-3-1) Field 5, 9:30 a.m.   Los Alamos (14-5) versus Aztec (12-8-1) Field 6, 2:20 p.m.   SOCCER – …

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It’s apparent that Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold owns the starting job despite his lack of experience hurting the franchise, with Sunday’s costly defeat in Miami a dismal afternoon for him

By Arnie Leshin  At age 36, Josh McCowan is apparently satisfied to still be making National Football League salary, still making good bucks. Out of UCLA, he must love to travel. He’s been all over the NFL and landed with the New York Jets last year, making that his seventh …

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Visiting Albuquerque Del Norte continues its hot streak and wins the District 5-5A championship by embarrassing Los Alamos, 70-20, Friday night

By Arnie Leshin  Talk about being red-hot, winning its 5-5A district, and resting in 12th place in the state 5A football standings. That’s Albuquerque Del Norte, no doubt the current best team with a 4-6 overall record. But the Knights went 3-0 in district and will now be awaiting their …

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Volleyball district tournaments will get underway Monday, but St. Michael’s, second in the state rankings, will first be home to Santa Fe Indian School in a district make-up match Saturday

By Arnie Leshin  It’s state volleyball time, and only St. Michael’s and Santa Fe Indian School have to complete their district standings when they play their 2-3A match at the Lady Horsemen Saturday afternoon. Otherwise, the standings currently have Robertson, which split its two matches with St. Michael’s currently in …

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Key district test for St. Michael’s as it heads for Raton Friday night while Robertson is at West Las Vegas in the regular-season football finale

By Arnie Leshin  Back when present assistant coach Brock Walton was Raton’s head football coach, and from 2007-2010, the Tigers had some classic games against St. Michael’s. After that the Raton enrollment went down and it was no longer on the Horsemen’s schedule. But until the 2008 game at St. …

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