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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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In 5A Saturday, 5th seed Santa Fe High welcomes Albuquerque Manzano back to the City Different, 3A top seed St. Michael’s is home to Thoreau, and 2A No. 1 seed Pecos plays host to Monte del Sol

By Arnie Leshin  If it sounds like a rerun, you can call it that, but here comes Albuquerque Manzano’s boy’s basketball to Santa Fe again.   Can’t blame the New Mexico Activities Association. It doesn’t think of it that way, it only announces the schools qualifying for the state tournament. …

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St. Michael’s gets past visiting neighbor Santa Fe Indian School for the fourth time, this time bringing it the District 2-3A tournament championship and high seed at state

By Arnie Leshin  Being deeper and taller once again paved the way to the fourth time this season that St. Michael’s has turned back Santa Fe Indian School, this time for the District 2-3A tournament championship at Perez-Shelley Memorial gymnasium Saturday night.   It put the top-ranked Horsemen at 19-8 …

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It was an all City Different district 5-5A tournament final Saturday night as Santa Fe High disposed of visiting cross town rival Capital, 69- 59, to win district despite a lack of height

By Arnie Leshin  They both deserve a round of applause, Santa Fe High for overcoming the loss of its two tallest injured starters and still climbing to the top of the District 5-5A basketball standings, and cross town rival Capital having to play four times in five days and still …

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Joelyn Fernandez: Subway Featured Student on the Internet, now a St. Michael’s senior athlete and last of Coach Joey Fernandez’ family that excelled as elite athletes, students and class acts

By Arnie Leshin  In the six years that I hosted Inside Santa Fe Sports televised on Comcast from the Santa Fe Community College, there was much fun, interesting guests, no shows, and lots of laughs . Now Joey Fernandez, the record winning head coach of the football and track and …

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UConn women making a statement after moving ahead to 3rd in the national rankings and playing in championship form in quest of a 12th NCAA title after Geno (the genus) got them rolling again

By Arnie Leshin  Geno Auriemma said the right thing, the NCAA women’s ranking committee did the wrong thing.   The Hall of Fame coach, winner of a record 11 national championships, had just watched his UConn women demolish the University of Central Florida, the second place team in their conference, …

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