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Horsemen now have their own state track and field championship as the St. Michael’s boys left no doubt in running away from the 3A field Saturday at UNM

By Arnie Leshin There were about five events remaining, the St. Michael’s boys had a sizeable lead, and head coach Joey Fernandez never swayed.   “I still think it could go down to the final races,” he said on Saturday’s final day, a bright, sunny one with comfortable temperatures and …

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Desert Academy’s Jonatan Kaare-Rasmussen following in the paths of older brothers Jonas and Jakob as an 8th grader who qualified for state in the 800, with Jakob, a senior, in the same event

By Arnie Leshin  For four years brothers Jonas and Jakob Kaare-Rasmussen ran for Desert Acadmey, with Jonas one year older and waiting for Jakob to come out of 7th grade and join him.   Jonas has graduated, but Jakob is a senior running for the final time Friday and Saturday …

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St. Michael’s boys in quest of first track and field state championships, Santa Fe Prep has versatile senior Sam Sparks, and Santa Fe Indian School has sophomore Chris Humetewa in the distances

By Arnie Leshin  Can the St. Michael’s boys come through for the first time and win a state track and field championship? The girls have won four in a 4-year run from 2004-2007, and the Horsemen would like to hold up their own “Blue Trophy”   It’s a strong St. …

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Academy of Technology and The Classics has numbers, 51 in all plus every relay, and could be one of the better teams in 2A at the weekend two-day state track and field championships at UNM

By Arnie Leshin  If you go by the list of 2A track and field qualifiers, Academy of Technology and The Classics has three favorites for the two-day weekend state championships at the University of New Mexico.   They begin Friday with some finals and the others preliminaries for Saturday. As …

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Its district rivals St. Michael’s and Santa Fe Prep looking to toe the podium in 3A when the weekend state track and field championships run Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico\

By Arnie Leshin  This weekend’s state track and field championship will still be held at the University of New Mexico’s oval, but it will have a new look.   It’s truly a change for St. Michael’s. It is moving from the second weekend, the busier of the two that had …

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Visiting Santa Fe Indian School has two big innings to rout Santa Fe High, 16-4, in non district softball play Monday and is home to the Demonettes Wednesday, while Santa Fe High winds up at Albuquerque Rio Grande Saturday

By Arnie Leshin  After being run over again, this time 16-4 to visiting non district opponent Santa Fe Indian School on Monday, the Santa Fe High softball team tries to end this dismal season by winning its last two starts.   Its losing streak has stretched to 11 after winning …

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St. Michael’s boys handily lead the way in their second annual Invitational Saturday by winning 11 events, with senior Hayden Lee first in the 100 and 400, and second in the long jump

By Arnie Leshin  The Santa Fe Prep boys couldn’t overcome the overall dominates of first place Albuquerque Hope Christian, but the versatile Griffin seniors Sam Sparks and Sean Coles continued their impressive run to the districts and state championships.   At Saturday’s annual Mark Shumate Invitational run at Albuquerque Menual, …

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Led by versatile senior Claire Lee, the St. Michael’s girls were right at home in running away with the second annual track and field Invitational they hosted Saturday

By Arnie Leshin  Claire Lee just doesn’t slow down, which is why she’s coming off an impressive junior track and field campaign to an even better one in this her final season at St. Michael’s.   And she sure has versatility. She sparkled once again for the soccer team that …

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No less than five track and field meets to run Saturday, with the Richard Harper Invite at Albuquerque Academy competing Friday-Saturday, and local meets at St. Michael’s and Santa Fe Indian School

By Arnie Leshin  Track and field meet anybody? It’s not a secret for the state’s high schools. And those from Northern New Mexico have choice that includes the two-day annual Richard Harper Invitational that starts Friday and is hosted byAlbuquerque Academy.   That’s one. The others are set for Saturday, …

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It was a typical Robertson-West Las Vegas rivalry game, this time in baseball, as the Dons edged the visiting Cardinals, 2-1, yesterday to tighten the 2- 3A standings as the stretch run unwinds

By Arnie Leshin Well, what do you know? The idle St. Michael’s baseball team got help yesterday from West Las Vegas.   When District 2-3A cross-town rivals first-place Robertson and the Dons took the field at WLV, the Horsemen’s late surge had them making a bid to overtake the Cardinals …

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