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Academy of Technology and The Classics’ track and field program rebuilds with the undergraduates, and both the current girls and boys rosters has plenty of 8th graders, freshmen and sophomores

By Arnie Leshin  The Academy of Technology and The Classics’ track and field program just gets younger every season. The seniors graduate and in come the 8thgraders. Then there are transfer students, and under head coach Tim Host, they all get better.   The girls now number 35, the boys …

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Golf anybody? St. Michael’s girls team trying to come up with a fourth player as they go after a third-straight state championship, with only three on the team, a fourth is needed to officially qualify

By Arnie Leshin  There are many high school sports that have a limited roster, but get by with a junior varsity program and sometimes a freshmen team.   But St. Michael’s girls golf team is looking for a third consecutive state championship. From back-to-back 1A-4A titles, the Lady Horsemen were …

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Capital’s baseball program is making progress under second-year head coach Nicholas Salazar, winning a best-ever five starts last season and already at six this time

By Arnie Leshin  Going by results of the last two seasons under head coach Nicholas Salazar, the Capital baseball team is making progress.   Currently at 6-12 overall and winless in four District 5-5A starts, it follows on last year’s 5-21 mark. And if you don’t think that’s progress on …

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St. Michael’s drops two to visiting District 2-3A rival Robertson in softball Friday afternoon, with a lack of hitting in the 10-0 win in the opener, and too many errors in the 18-13 closer

By Arnie Leshin  This time it was double-trouble, a doubleheader at the Christian Brothers Athletic Complex against District 2-3 rival Robertson Friday afternoon.   In the opener, the Lady Horseman didn’t have an answer for Cardinal senior right-hander Mckayla Encinlas’ pitching. She went the five innings of the 10-0 win …

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Hoop Memories: It’s been seven decades that I’ve been caught up in the world of basketball and can list the best of NCAA men’s tournaments, other highlights, and still have plenty more space to go from 1950 to the many more present changes

By Arnie Leshin  Whether you were rooting for Virginia or Texas Tech, you had to admit it was quite a dandy final to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.   I’ve sat through many as a spectator and as a sportswriter, and it’s been long years of storing most of them …

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Football may rule in the state of Texas, but that’s Texas Tech in the Monday championship game of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament against Virginia at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis

By Arnie Leshin  There are many ways to reach the championship game of the men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament.   If you are a commuter, get your tickets in advance, store them in a safe place, and don’t leave home for the game without them. To get to the US Bank …

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UConn women at it again, no matter that they were a 2nd seed wearing their blue road uniforms, sitting on the visiting team bench, and downing No. 1 seed Louisville to earn a trip to the NCAA Tournament and their 12th straight Final Four

By Arnie Leshin  Geno (the genius) Auriemma had it all figured out.   His UConn women were a 2nd seed, no big deal because all that would mean is they have to wear their road blues and sit on another bench, the one designated for visiting teams.   Then there …

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OREGON NCAA WOMEN;S BASKETBALL

By Arnie Leshin  Oregon, also a 2nd seed, followed the UConn women into the NCAA Tournament with the Sunday night West Regional played in the friendly confines of Portland.   With the crowd strongly in their favor, the Ducks got behind junior standout Sabrina Ionescu and sent No. 1 seed …

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