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The boos directed at former head coaches Steve Alford and Craig Neal came and went as their Nevada team turned back New Mexico Tuesday night for the second time this season, 88-74, when the Wolf Pack surged late in the first half at the Pit

By Arnie Leshin  Once the boos faded away, former New Mexico men’s basketball coach, Steve Alford completed his sweep of the Lobos, 88-74, at the Dreamstyle Arena, or if you prefer the UNM Pit, Tuesday night. The expected boos for visiting Nevada head coach Alford and assistant coach Craig Neal, …

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Is that the University of Carolina in the basement of the Atlantic Coast Conference, sure is in not one of the men’s basketball program’s better years that will keep it sidelined from March Madness

By Arnie Leshin  Just to identify the correct school, it’s the University of North Carolina’s men’s basketball team that is in sole possession of last place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Believe it, check the standings, notice that the Tar Heels won’t be invited to the “Big Dance, the March Madness, …

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Governor creates Early Childhood Trust Fund

By Office of the Governor  SANTA FE – Surrounded by early childhood advocates, educators, lawmakers, children and parents, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday established the New Mexico Early Childhood Trust Fund, signing House Bill 83 into law in a Cabinet Room ceremony at the state capitol. The Early Childhood …

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Fishing and stocking report

By NM Game and Fish Catches of the week Eagle Nest Lake: Alexine Lopez, of Espanola, caught a 16.5-inch rainbow trout using a Swedish Pimple jig Feb. 15. Lake Van: Chevy and Valerie Wyatt, of Roswell, caught their limits of rainbow trout using green garlic PowerBait Feb. 12. The following …

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Except for possible playoff games to settle first place ties, the regular season winds down with defending state champion Pecos’ girls traveling to Texico Friday with the top spot at stake in District 7-2A

By Arnie Leshin  The road to a second-straight 2A state championship for the Pecos girls basketball team takes them instead to Texico Friday night. Win that one, host the District 7 tournament, win that, and the path will be a berth at state, and hopefully a high seed. That’s what …

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Big Wednesday hoops night in the City Different, with District 5-5A at Capital against cross-town rival Santa Fe High in a clash for first place, and in 2-3A at St. Michael’s, it’s West Las Vegas visiting, with the two tied for first place in district

By Arnie Leshin  It’s that time when New Mexico high school basketball teams have their minds on two things, one is getting as high a seed as possible in district, and two, doing enough in the district tournament to earn a berth in the state tournament. For first place Santa …

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