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Augustana of South Dakota turns back Texas A & M-Kingsville for the Division II NCAA softball championship, and Texas Lutheran takes Division II title over Emery College

By Arnie Leshin Division I softball tournament gets the biggest play every year. It gets media coverage and also all-day continuous television coverage when the 64-school field winds down to regional, super regional, and the Elite Eight World Series in Oklahoma City, the biggest stage of all for the popular …

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Former Boston Red Sox Bill Buckner passes away at the age of 69 Monday, with the infamous ground ball error in game 6 of the 1986 World Series doing injustice to his fine career as a player

By Arnie Leshin  I hustled from the press box at Shea Stadium to the third base dugout of the Boston Red Sox. Couldn’t waste any time. The Bo Sox hadn’t been or won a World Series since 1918, but now they had the New York Mets down to one strike …

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The ladies take the field in Oklahoma City Thursday for the 37th annual NCAA Division I Softball Tournament World Series, with the Elite Eight to reign in a new champion

By Arnie Leshin  Ladies first. The men’s college baseball tournament is still backstage and playing for the conference championships to be followed by the selection of the 64-school field that will wind its way to Omaha, Neb., for its Elite Eight World Series.   But not before the NCAA Division …

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Despite resigning his role as president of basketball operations with the Los Angeles Lakers, there’s no way to place the blame on Magic Johnson for the disappointing purple and gold

By Arnie Leshin  No more circuses performing in this country, a big loss for those young and old. But at least the Los Angeles Lakers have brought back show time, not the one that entertained on the basketball court, but replaced by confusion installed in the front office, and among …

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From a field of 64, 16 remain for the NCAA Division I Softball Super Regional double-elimination that starts Thursday with two games, and six more on Friday to decide the Elite Eight for the World Series in Oklahoma City

By Arnie Leshin  It’s sweet 16 time, the last stop before the Elite Eight meet up in the NCAA Division I Softball tournament World Series in Oklahoma City. Two games lead off the best 2-of-3 format on Thursday, with the rest to be played Friday. Play will begin in Tallahassee, …

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Judith Allison showed her heels to the field as the Santa Fe High senior handily won the 300 hurdles in 44:06 for what she said was the best feeling she ever had after growing up with a family of runners and working hard to win state

By Arnie Leshin  Santa Fe High senior Judith Allison comes from a running family, mostly distance running, and she and her three older sisters, and one older brother, grew up entering many races through the streets of Santa Fe.   And on Saturday at day two of the state 4A, …

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District 2 rivals top seed Robertson and 4th seed St. Michael’s meet up for the fourth time in today’s 3A baseball semifinals at Rio Rancho Cleveland, with the winner in Saturday’s championship game at Santa Ana Star field

By Arnie Leshin  For those who haven’t noticed, there will be a district 2-3A school playing for the state baseball championship, maybe two. In this afternoon’s qu4-quarterfinals at Rio Rancho Cleveland, 3rd seeded West Las Vegas faces 7th seeded NMMI at noon, and at 3, its top seeded Robertson versus …

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It’s Dexter’s Demons against St. Michael’s in the Thursday quarterfinals of the state baseball tournament, one week after Dexter eliminated the visiting Lady Horsemen in the softball tourney

By Arnie Leshin  Well, what do you know, St. Michael’s is playing Dexter again, this time on the baseball field. It’s been a week since the schools met up on the softball field in the first round at Dexter, with the 7th seeded Demons ending the 10th Lady Horsemen’s season, …

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Pecos’ Vanessa Dominguez runs first in the grueling 3,200, St. Michael’s comes away with the 1,600 sprint medley relay, Lady Horsemen a close second in the 3A scoring, with Santa Fe Prep third

By Arnie Leshin  It might have looked like it, but Hayden Colfax wasn’t the only champion in girl’s 2A-3A at Saturday’s conclusion of the high school state track and field championships at the University of New Mexico.   Yes, the Santa Fe Prep junior went 4-for-4 in titles, and the …

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