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Surging host St. Michael’s gained the Saturday championship game of the Lady Horsemen Holiday tournament by rolling past Albuquerque Sandia Prep, 41-24, and will play Espanola Valley after it edged Pecos, 47-45, in the Friday semifinals

By Arnie Leshin  Still upset over losing a game last year it knew it could have won in regulation, but turned out to losing in overtime to Pecos in the 2A state girl’s championship game, Elmer Chavez‘ Mescalero Apache team is just rolling along as the top team in its …

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Pecos’ boys basketball team banks on experience, with nine seniors in the lineup and most of them around for three- straight state championships, and in defense of their Stu Clark tournament title playing now at New Mexico Highlands

By Arnie Leshin  Anthony Armijo, Pecos’ 5-foot-9 senior point guard, is, like eight other seniors under head coach Ira Harge, Jr., seeking a fourth-straight boy’s state basketball champion, the first two in 3A and last season in 2A. As an 8th grader on the Panthers’ initial championship team after losing …

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U.S. Department of Justice, USDA Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service File Documents Related to the Mexican Spotted Owl Court-Ordered Injunction

By USDA U.S. Department of Justice, in coordination with USDA Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), filed biological opinions related to the recent court-ordered injunction on select timber management activities on five national forests in New Mexico and on the Tonto National Forest in Arizona. The submission …

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Weekly Fishing and Stocking Report

W NM Game and Fish Catches of the week Red River: Pearl Yeager of Des Montes caught a 19.5-inch brown trout using a spinner Dec. 19. Berrendo Creek: Valerie Wyatt of Roswell caught her limit of rainbow trout using Kastmaster lures and Pistol Pete spinners Dec. 18. Tingley Beach: Leah Gonzales, …

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Kudos to St. Michael’s hall of fame members, with the late Nick Pino being named to the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame, and present athletic director Tom Manning chosen to the New Mexico Activities Association Hall of Fame

By Arnie Leshin  I wrote plenty on the late Nick Pino, always had a good story to write, and he always acknowledged that no one wrote more on him than I did. But after the former state record-holder in scoring and field goals passed away back in November from complications …

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The lady horsemen tournament starts Thursday’s morning opener at 8:30, it will be Los Alamos (3-5) leading off against defending state 2A champion Pecos, whose lone loss in eight starts came against Santa Fe Indian School.

By Arnie Leshin  The lady horsemen tournament starts Thursday’s morning opener at 8:30, it will be Los Alamos (3-5) leading off against defending state 2A champion Pecos, whose lone loss in eight starts came against Santa Fe Indian School. Next, Santa Fe High (4-4) makes the short trip down Siringo …

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Is UConn women’s basketball team ahead of schedule as it finds itself as No. 1 in the national polls after, as No. 2, overwhelming visiting Oklahoma, 97-53, Sunday following unranked Texas stunning No. 1 Stanford, 69-64, in Austin

By Arnie Leshin It was an early Christmas present for the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. With legendary head coach Geno Auriemma of a record 11 national championships, looking on from his hospital bed recovering from surgery on Thursday, the gift came after unranked Texas stunned No. 1, previously …

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The Pecos boys basketball team hasn’t slowed down in quest of a fourth straight state title, with head coach Ira Harge, Jr., continuing to turn out teams that are making a habit of hoisting the championship trophies at the Pit

By Arnie Leshin Like “Old Man River”, Pecos’ boy’s basketball team just keeps rolling along. Put the blame on head coach Ira Harge, Jr., although don’t forget to give him kudos. The tall and taller Harge has now piled up three-straight state championships, two in 3A and last year’s in 2A, …

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