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Tough, tough district is the way to size up 2-3A in girl’s soccer, with defending state champion Albuquerque Sandia Prep and runner-up St. Michael’s meeting up last year at state

By Arnie Leshin  On its way to last year’s 3A state championship match, the St. Michael’s girl’s soccer team, then under head coach Anthony Casados, first eliminated District 2-3A rival Albuquerque Bosque Charter School, 3-2, in the semifinals.   Next came the tough 1-0 loss in the final to Albuquerque …

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Jalen Hurts on track to become the third straight University of Oklahoma quarterback to win the prestigious Heisman Trophy, but his undefeated Sooners still seeking better recognition in the polls

By Arnie Leshin  When it comes to the Oklahoma University football team, don’t be confused by the number three. No. 1, the Sooners are undefeated in three starts, and No. 2 their starting quarterback Jalen Hurts can become the third-straight Oklahoma quarterback to hoist the prestigious Heisman Trophy.   Under …

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Giants’ rookie quarterback Daniel Jones had the stage all to himself and put on quite a show in his first NFL appearance, passing for 336 yards, two for touchdowns, and running in two of his own

By Arnie Leshin  It was the 1990 Super Bowl XXV. It was New York versus New York, the Buffalo Bills versus the Giants, who actually played in New Jersey.   The entire press box area was jammed, and so those without their publication name on a space, were out of …

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Senior Maya Holder continues to pace the Santa Fe High girls as she runs sixth in Saturday’s annual Belen High Cross Country Invitational run

By Arnie Leshin  Santa Fe High seniors Maya Holder and Simone Ropp took top-10 places in the girl’s varsity, and senior Tanner Black was the first Demon to finish at Saturday’s Belen Invitational 5,000-meter run at Los Lunas High School.   It was a preparation of head coach Peter Graham’s …

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Bernalillo defense puts the pressure on the Santa Fe offense, containing sophomore quarterback Luc Jaramillo and applying its run-pass game in Friday night’s 20-6 win over the visiting Demons

By Arnie Leshin  Bernalillo obviously had an accurate scouting report on the visitors from Santa Fe High.   Defensively, the Spartans went right to work pressuring Demons’ sophomore quarterback Luc Jaramillo, and their offense did what it had to in posting Friday night’s 20-6 non district victory over 5A 10th …

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Navajo Pine goes 1-2-3 and and it was the Rittmeyer sisters who were instrumental in ATC’s first place at the Ron Valdez Memorial in Pecos

By Arnie Leshin  Navajo Pine showed its heels to the rest of the boy’s field at Saturday morning’s annual Ron Valdez Memorial Cross Country Invitational hosted by Pecos.   Navajo Pine showed its might by finishing in the first three places, with its senior Calvin Curley winning in 16:07, followed …

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Run, run, run the ball was Capital’s biggest weapon on offense, and its stout defense kept Moriarty off the Jaguar Field scoreboard in Friday night’s 41-0 non district rout

By Arnie Leshin  Capital knew all about Moriarty’s preference for running the ball, so the Jaguars retaliated by presenting their own rushing weapon and shut down the visitors offense in Friday night’ 41-0 zip at Jaguar Field.   With the impressive win, Capital evened its record at 2-2 and the …

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Santa Fe High falls twice to Los Alamos in less than a week of boy’s soccer non district matches, the latest Thursday’s 2-0 setback at home, while the Capital girls turned back defending state 3A volleyball champion St. Michael’s, 3-1.

By Arnie Leshin  Kudos to the Los Alamos boy’s soccer team.   At the Albuquerque Academy Invitational last week, the Hilltoppers edged Santa Fe High, 3-2, than they accepted the challenge from the Demons for the Thursday rematch at Ivan Head Stadium, and prevailed again, this time 2-0.   They …

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Santa Fe High, ranked 10th in the state 5A polls, hits the road on I-25 south Friday night to Bernalillo on a 3-game winning streak, while Capital welcomes Moriarty to Jaguar Field

By Arnie Leshin  Moriarty has already played in the City Different this season, taking a 19-13 defeat home against Santa Fe High at Ivan Head Stadium.   The Pintos had lost their opener, 25-6 at West Las Vegas. Next came a 35-11 setback at home versus Albuquerque Hope Christian. But …

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Santa Fe High home to Los Alamos Thursday in rematch of 3-3 boy’s soccer tie won by the Hilltoppers on penalty kicks at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational

By Arnie Leshin  Tough loss for the Santa Fe High boy’s soccer team.   Deadlocked with Los Alamos at 3-3 after regulation at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational, the Hilltoppers won 3-2 on penalty kicks to finish fifth in the tournament.   Also in the Invitational, the Demons (3-2-2) had no …

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