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Key district test for St. Michael’s as it heads for Raton Friday night while Robertson is at West Las Vegas in the regular-season football finale

By Arnie Leshin  Back when present assistant coach Brock Walton was Raton’s head football coach, and from 2007-2010, the Tigers had some classic games against St. Michael’s. After that the Raton enrollment went down and it was no longer on the Horsemen’s schedule. But until the 2008 game at St. …

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Season finale on the football field when cross town rivals, Capital and Santa Fe High, meet up Friday night at Ivan Head Stadium, with kickoff at 7

By Arnie Leshin  Friday night’s annual cross town football clash     matching Capital at Santa Fe High’s Ivan Head Stadium is not the last roundup, only the season finale. The rivalry continued this campaign with both landing back into the same district, 5-5A. While the Jaguars remained with familiar …

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It’s time for the state boys and girls soccer tournament and the state cross country districts, with both in play Friday and Saturday

By Arnie Leshin  You can tell that the state’s fall sports is winding down. Football and volleyball are still in their regular season, but underway now is the girls and boys state soccer tournament and the district cross country championships. Except for 2-3A running and throwing on Saturday morning with …

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Santa Fe Indian School sophomore Marcos Concho runs first in the boy’s junior varsity 5 kilometers at Friday’s annual Los Alamos cross country Invitational over its golf course

By Arnie Leshin  Joe Calabaza thought he had a good idea, and it worked at Friday afternoon’s annual Los Alamos cross country 5-kilometer Invitational run over the Los Alamos Golf Course. The Santa Fe Indian School head coach, Calabaza has two top boys, both sophomores, so he decided to enter …

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Capital puts together stellar two-way effort in turning back visiting Los Alamos, 21-14, Friday night in District 2/6/5A, while Santa Fe High loses at Albuquerque Del Norte in mercy-rule finish

By Arnie Leshin  After getting whooped by Albuquerque Del Norte last week, Capital gave the Knights a chance at winning district 2-6/5A by surprising visiting Los Alamos Friday night. The Hilltoppers could have clinched a tie for the top spot by winning. But the 21-14 loss and Del Norte’s 50-0 …

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St. Michael’s dominates visiting Robertson, 39-7, Saturday afternoon to move into contention for first place in District 2-3A as it heads for Raton Friday night while the Cardinals are at WLV

By Arnie Leshin  It was quite a weekend, with the spotlight falling to rejuvenated St. Michael’s.   The Horsemen turned into rude hosts by stunning visiting Robertson, 39-7, Saturday afternoon. The team that lost its first three starts, and won its next four before losing 14-13 at West Las Vegas …

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No number four to worry about, but Robertson’s football team is still rolling along after star Arjay Ortiz has graduated, with St. Michael’s playing host in Saturday afternoon’s District 2-3A rivalry

By Arnie Leshin  They must have retired his number because you won’t see a number 4 in Robertson’s lineup Saturday afternoon. That speaks for the four years that Arjay Ortiz excelled on the football field for the Cardinals, not to forget his role as the school’s best basketball player and …

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State football and volleyball rankings differ in two polls, which is not unusual, but with a different look that offers some weird placing

By Arnie Leshin  The polls differ. That’s the most recent ones for state football and volleyball. You’ve got the New Mexico Overtime SportsCenter Coaches poll that appears in the state newspapers. You’ve got the state rankings that are found on the website. First a look at football. In 4A, St. …

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The beat marches on as the Monte del Sol boy’s soccer team ​wins its first district championship in its 16th season by turning back Desert Academy at Alto Park, 3-1, Tuesday in a nasty downpour

By Arnie Leshin  For Monte del Sol, it could have been sooner than later, but it was worth celebrating Tuesday afternoon’s boy’s soccer match that brought it its first District championship, this one in 1-1A-3A. It came in a tough 3-1 win over Desert Academy at Alto Park. It was …

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