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Author Archives: Gary Herron / Rio Rancho Observer Staff Writer

Rams rip Bears

ALBUQUERQUE — Senior quarterback Easton Bruere threw touchdown passes covering 36 and 50 yards to fellow senior Brady Patterson on visiting Rio Rancho’s first two possessions Friday night, and the Rams went on to rip La Cueva 41-20 on a cold, windy night at Wilson Stadium.

Shelby Garner celebrates her second-minute goal off a corner kick that gave the Rams a 1-0 lead. (Courtesy of Carlos Montoya)

Rams win round one

ALBUQUERQUE — Shelby Garner scored on a header off a corner kick two minutes into Wednesday’s showdown between Rio Rancho and Cleveland, and the Rams survived a second-half rally to emerge with a 2-1 victory.

RRHS’s Leilani Baker (3) is denied a goal by Sandia goalkeeper Isabel Gonzales Wednesday evening. (Rio Rancho Observer—GARY HERRON photo)

City’s varsity girls soccer teams unbeaten after 8 games

The undefeated Rio Rancho High School girls soccer team headed into its third pool-play contest of the APS Metro Championships Saturday morning against Atrisco Heritage Academy guaranteed with a spot in the semifinals with a win over the Jaguars.

From left, Billy Ashley, Mike Busch and Jerry Brooks loosen up before a 1994 ballgame at the Albuquerque Sports Stadium. (Rio Rancho Observer—GARY HERRON photo)

Remembering last Albuquerque PCL champ

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 20 years since Albuquerque has laid claim to a Pacific Coast League championship.