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There was sunshine, but there was also warnings of lightening and thunderstorms occurring east of the St. Michael’s Christian Brothers Athletic Complex Saturday afternoon during the Horsemen’s annual football game with Capital

By Arnie Leshin  Save it for a rainy day doesn’t exactly fit in here. There was plenty of sunshine, but lightening and a thunderstorm lingering a few miles east of St. Michael’s Christian Brothers Athletic Complex put an end to the annual St. Michael’s-Capital football rivalry Saturday afternoon.   They …

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Who is that undefeated at 6-0 and finally making a statement for its soccer program? Surprise, it’s Eddy Segura’s girls team at Academy of Technology and The Classics

By Arnie Leshin  Lesson to be learned, patience, just have patience.   Eddy Segura, who grew up with a love for soccer and had his finest years on the pitch playing club ball in Costa Rica, had coached the girl’s team at Academy of Technology and The Classics from 2014 …

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All kinds of college football takes place on Saturdays, slaughters that should include the mercy-rule, last-second wins on touchdowns or field goals, surprising upsets, and more fun

By Arnie Leshin  They play all kind of college football, especially on Saturday, but the only thing they have in common is the football itself.   There are the schools like New Mexico State last Saturday looking for a big payday by hitting the road to Alabama and getting shellacked …

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Pecos, Taos, Capital, Los Alamos joined Santa Fe High Saturday morning for the 29th annual Joe I. Vigil Open Cross Country Invitational over the Cattail Golf Course at Adams State in Alamosa

By Arnie Leshin  Wonder if Pecos and Taos rode the same bus to Saturday morning’s 29th annual Joe I. Vigil Open Cross Country Invitational 5-killomers raced atAdams State University in Alamosa?   Either that or they just stepped along together in both the girls and boy’s run over the Cattail …

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Tough 4-3 setback for St. Michael’s girl’s soccer at Socorro Saturday, while Santa Fe High and Robertson played to a scoreless tie, as did Piedra Vista and Los Alamos

By Arnie Leshin  The St. Michael’s girl’s soccer team got away to a 2-1 lead at Socorro Saturday, but the home side, undefeated at home, outscored the Lady Horsemen, 3-1, in the second half for a 4-3 triumph.   The outcome dropped St. Michael’s to 5-2 and advanced Socorro to …

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They ran several 5,000-meter races in balmy weather conditions Saturday morning at both Rio Rancho Cleveland High and over the North Golf Course at University of New Mexico

By Arnie Leshin  With the sun beaming down and temperatures in the low 80s, host Rio Rancho Cleveland High School had no problem winning both the girls and boys 5,000 meters at Saturday’s ClevelandInvitational.   While St. Michael’s, Academy of Technology and The Classics, Capital, Santa Fe Prep, Espanola Valley, …

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Senior quarterback Jalen Hurts puts on a spectacular show in his debut at Oklahoma Sunday night, passing, rushing and doing a masterful job in the 49-21 win over Houston

By Arnie Leshin  The praise parade was underway by everyone but Jalen Hurts.   The Oklahoma senior quarterback, a transfer from Alabama, had just made a spectacular debut in Sunday’s season-opener against visiting Houston. With last year’s Heisman Trophy winner and Player of the Year Kyler Murray on the Sooner …

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Stellar second half led by sophomore quarterback Luc Jaramillo and a stout defense in the final minutes brought Santa Fe High Friday night’s 19- 13 win over Moriarty at Ivan Head Stadium

By Arnie Leshin  Fewer mistakes, better execution, and a stout defensive hold in the final minutes were the key ingredients as Santa Fe High evened its football record at 1-1 by getting past visiting Moriarty, 19-13, Friday night at Ivan Head Stadium. Trailing only 7-0 at halftime was fortunate for …

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Not a welcoming sight to see the St. Michael’s football team at 0-2 after first losing up at defending state 4A champion Taos, and Saturday at home, 49-6, against 4A leader Portales

By Arnie Leshin  Too late to redo the football schedule. Too late to replay the first two games. That’s the present situation for St. Michael’s. It took to the road for its Friday night opener and had to face defending state 4A champion Taos. The ride home was a losing …

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It will be a Sunday afternoon college football opener hosted by Oklahoma, with Houston providing the opposition and the first game-time look at new Sooner quarterback Jalen Hurts

By Arnie Leshin  If you are checking the Saturday college football odds for this weekend, don’t look for the University of Oklahoma. The 4th ranked Sooners open at home, expect the usual packed house at Owens Field, but they will play on Sunday, with the University of Houston paying a …

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