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St. Michael’s softball team crossed home plate over and over in overwhelming visiting Pecos, 21-0 and 22-8 Thursday in mercy-rule style of the non district doubleheader rout

By Arnie Leshin  Bring on Pecos. Thursday, the St. Michael’s softball team got a non district doubleheader visit from the Panthers and needed only eight innings to come away with a sweep at Christian Brothers Athletic Complex.   It was a 21-0 football score in the 3-inning opener, and the …

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Praise from St. Michael’s head basketball coach Martin Esquibal for his All-District players Cia Alvarez and Joelyn Fernandez, both seniors, 3-sport athletes, and keys to the hoops program

By Arnie Leshin  Coaches usually provide a few good words when discussing their All-District players, but St. Michael’s girls head coach Martin Esquibal didn’t go overboard, just needed to offer more than just a few good words.   “I’m very happy for Cia and Joelyn to be selected,” he said …

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Lipscomb is not a household name, but will be known more when it takes the floor at Madison Square Garden in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) semifinals Tuesday night

By Arnie Leshin  It’s in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee’s music city, and is a private liberal arts institution with a latest enrollment just over 5,000. Now in the Division I Atlantic Sun Conference, they are the Bisons.   There, now you know about Lipscomb, the university whose men’s 5th …

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It was just a stellar campaign for the St. Michael’s boys basketball team, winning district, reaching the state semifinals, going 21-7 and getting four players on the 2-3A All-District team

By Arnie Leshin  Head coach David Rodriguez was happy with the season his St. Michael’s boy’s basketball team had. It won District 2-3A, was the top seed in its class for the state tournament, and lost only once in district play.   The end result to a 21-9 overall record …

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Wichita State, the 7th seed, surprises No. 1 seed Indiana University Tuesday night to gain the National Invitational Tournament Final Four at Madison Square Garden for the first time and will play Texas Christian

By Arnie Leshin  As long as Madison Square Garden plays host to the ancient National nInvitational Tournament (NIT) Final Four, each entry hears the same thing from their coaches. “Guys,” they say, “we can get to play at the Garden, and if some of you have never been to New …

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Visiting Capital holds off St. Michael’s as its 10-0 lead became a 10-9 struggle in the non district softball adventure Tuesday afternoon

By Arnie Leshin  Both head coaches had the answers when visiting Capital held on to nip St. Michael’s, 10-9, in the non district softball meeting between the cross town rivals Tuesday afternoon.   While the Lady Horsemen, under new head coach Joe Alvarez, is now at 2-4 and still trying …

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New Santa Fe Prep head track and field coach Douglas Turco welcomes a big day Saturday at the Route 66 Classic as junior Hayden Colfax and senior Sam Sparks were chili-hot and the girls and boys finished second in the team scores

By Arnie Leshin  He’s officially the new head track and field coach at Santa Fe Prep, but Douglas Turco is happy to have the assistance of the old coach as he takes over yet another quality Griffin program.   Number one, Tove Shere, one of the state’s finest coaches and …

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Bernalillo wins third-straight annual Roseanne Noedel softball tournament championship at the Christian Brothers Athletic Complex by downing Albuquerque Academy, 8-2, Saturday

By Arnie Leshin  Capital High led off the closing day of the annual Roseanne Noedel Memorial softball tournament Saturday morning by turning back Pojoaque Valley, 13-5, for seventh place at St. Michael’s Christian Brothers Athletic Complex.   In the game for fifth place, it was Espanola Valley(5-2) against Raton (1-2) …

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St. Michael’s gains today’s semifinals at the Christian Brothers Athletic Complex as the Lady Horsemen defeated Pojoaque Valley, 11-8, in softball Thursday, and in baseball the Horsemen overwhelmed Wingate, 30-3, in five innings

By Arnie Leshin  It was chilly, it was raining, it was windy, it was just plain nasty, but despite this, all four games of the annual Roseanne Noedel Memorial softball tournament at St. Michael’s were played Thursday.   It was the same elements on the other end of the campus …

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Not the usual team to beat, 2nd seeded UConn is not to be taken lightly as the NCAA national women’s basketball tournament bounces in, with the Huskies in the first round in Albany, N.Y.

By Arnie Leshin  When he was asked about the 2nd ranked UConn women getting an unprecedented 2nd seed for the NCAA basketball tournament where they own a record 11 national championships, Geno Auriemma didn’t appear to let him bother him.   “It don’t think it matters one way or another,” …

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