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Annette DiLorenzo Thayer, dealer principal of Quality Mazda, represents her family’s third generation in the auto dealership business. (Glen Rosales/For the Albuquerque Journal)

Gender was no hurdle for Mazda dealer

The auto business is primarily a male-dominated business, but that hasn’t in the least bit kept Annette DiLorenzo Thayer from succeeding, if not thriving.

Escalante’s Dominic Montaño gets his legs caught as Hagerman’s Jessie Rodriguez grabs for a loose ball during their matchup in the championship in March. Escalante will get four starters back from that team, which fell just short of the state championship. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Prep Basketball Preview 2A, 1A Boys

There are plenty of new faces among the coaching ranks in Classes 2A and 1A, which should make for some interesting contests are the season rolls along.

Santa Fe Waldorf’s Sophie Linett, left, grabs a rebound in front of Desert Academy’s Cassidy Logan during a game earlier this month. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Prep Basketball Preview 2A, 1A Girls

Run and gun will be the name of the game for the area girls in 2A and 1A as height is decidedly absent from the rosters.

Co-owner of Indian Motorcycle, Michael Gaillour, left, and general manager Mike Carson show off a 2015 Indian. (Glen Rosales/For the Albuquerque Journal)

Iconic cycle brand roars into town

It was a long road from big-city cop to running a motorcycle shop, but that’s where Mike Carson finds himself.

Santa Fe Prep’s Ian Andersson, with the ball, is fouled by Bosque High’s Gabe Chavez during a game last month. Prep is seen as the dominant team among northern New Mexico 3A schools. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

3A Boys Basketball Preview

Take some size, toss in a smattering of big players and add in a top-notch individual talent and you have the recipe the Santa Fe Prep boys are hoping to parlay into a successful – possibly record-breaking – season.

Santa Fe Prep senior Alexis Mundt, front, with ball, joins her team in a contest against Estancia earlier this month. (Iain Woessner/Mountain View Telegraph)

3A Girls Basketball Preview

With some shifting of teams within districts, there will be a new look to the standings among girls Class 3A schools in the area.

Mark Smith has been general manager for the Brad Francis Sports Center in Albuquerque for about five months. (Glen Rosales/For the Albuquerque Journal)

Outlet focuses on sports cars, trucks

The Brad Francis Auto Mall has carved out quite a niche in Valencia County, with a wide of array of foreign and domestic, new and used cars.

Santa Fe Indian School’s Kayla Joe, left, steals the ball from Taos’ Elena Espinoza during a game last year. Both girls are returning this season as starters for their teams. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

4A Girls basketball preview

When opponents venture north, they know they are in for a run-and-gun battle for 32 minutes.

Bradley Vaughn of St. Michael’s drives down the court during the team’s quarterfinal game last season against Shiprock. He is a returning starter on this season’s team. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

4A Boys basketball preview

When it comes to basketball, there is much to like about 4A boys.


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