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Capital evens its softball record at 2-2 in Tuesday’s doubleheader sweep over visiting non district opponent Pojoaque Valley behind the hitting and pitching of junior Angelica Angel

By Arnie Leshin  Junior Angelica “Jolly” Angel used her bat and arm to bring the Capital softball team a sweep of visiting Pojoaque Valley in a non district doubleheader Tuesday.   In the opener, Angel’s walk-off 2-run home run in the last of the seventh brought a come from behind …

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Joe Alvarez takes over as St. Michael’s head softball coach and is hopeful he can have a winning season after two dismal ones he spent as a spectator

By Arnie Leshin  Joe Alvarez is back where he belongs, although while assisting the late Rosann Noedel, his usual role was as the first base coach.   But after two seasons in the stands as a spectator watching his short, but talented daughter, Cia, bat first and play wherever she …

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With the return of injured 6-foot-6 sophomore Fedonta White, Santa Fe High’s boys can expect another stellar season, and the Capital boys lose only one senior as they also look ahead

By Arnie Leshin  Hearing the final buzzer going off, a dismayed Fednonta “JB” White no doubt had thoughts regarding next season. The 6-foot-6 sophomore was the force behind the Santa Fe High’s boy’s basketball team’s early 13-3 record until he was injured in the one-point non district loss at Clovis. …

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Pecos girls win first state basketball championship Friday by getting past Mescalero Apache, 53-46, in overtime of the 2A final at Dreamstyle Arena

By Arnie Leshin  Whether or not you’re in favor of that time-consuming video replay, it didn’t suit well with Elmer Chavez.   Down 38-36 Friday afternoon in the 2A girl’s state basketball tournament championship at UNM’s Dreamstyle Arena, and with the clock showing 6.1 seconds in regulation, Chavez, the head …

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It was time for the 4th seeded Santa Fe Indian Schools boys to finally get past top-seeded St. Michael’s, and it came in Friday’s 48-35 semifinals that put the Braves in the 3A title game

By Arnie Leshin  Enough, after already losing four times to St. Michael’s, the Santa Fe Indian School boys finally broke loose and knocked out the Horsemen in Friday’s state tournament semifinals of 3A at UNM’s Dreamstyle Arena.   The final score of 48-35 advanced the 4th seeded Braves to their …

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Santa Fe High Demons are in the finals!

Santa Fe High boys dream their way to Saturday night’s 5A state basketball championship game by overcoming one adversity after another and have earned all the kudos they deserve The 5thseededDemons take on 6thseeded  Albuquerque Atrisco Heritage Academy in the finals By ARNIE LESHIN, Santa Fe Today Dream on, Santa Fe …

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Elmer Chavez gets another big win when his 2A 8th seeded Mescalero Apache girls stunned top seed Texico Tuesday morning in the state tournament finals at the Rio Rancho Santa Ana Star Center

By Arnie Leshin  Ever wonder what became of Elmer Chavez after his final year as head coach of the Santa Fe High girls brought a state 4A state championship. Then he relocated south to become athletic director at 2A Mescalero Apache.   But he was soon wearing two hats. The …

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Versatile Santa Fe Prep junior Hayden Colfax is already off to the races, qualifying for the 3A state championships in four events at the Jemez Valley Warrior Invitational

By Arnie Leshin  It didn’t take long for Santa Fe Prep junior Hayden Colfax and senior Sam Sparks to qualify for the state 3A track and field championships.   And not just one event, but four for Colfax and a pair for Sparks at the Jemez Valley Warrior Invitational. So …

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Top boys seeds St. Michael’s, Santa Fe High, Pecos head into Wednesday’s state tournament quarterfinals after first round wins Saturday night, but Capital loses at Albuquerque Eldorado

By Arnie Leshin  You either noticed it in on the New Mexico Activities Association’s basketball scoreboard, saw it in one of the newspapers or even heard it through the grapevine, but the biggest upset in the state tournament Saturday night occurred in Las Cruces.   Previously undefeated and with a …

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Las Cruces boys lone undefeated team in state, but is the No. 2 seed in 5A behind Albuquerque Volcano Vista, while Los Lunas gets the spotlight with its girls and boys being the hottest teams as the state basketball tournament gets underway with the girls on Friday, the boys on Saturday

By Arnie Leshin  They must have a chip on their shoulder in Las Cruces. Their boy’s basketball team has been perfect, perfecto in any language. They have won all their 28 games, and are the lone team in the state undefeated as the state tournament bounces in this weekend. The …

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