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La Cueva and UNM alumnus Jordan Pacheco (15) is congratulated by teammates in the Colorado Rockies dugout after hitting a grand slam off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner in 2013. The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Saturday that Pacheco has landed a spot on their 25-man roster. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Baseball: D-backs release Ross, add Pacheco

By Kevin Hendricks / Journal Staff Writer

On Saturday afternoon, it appeared four players with New Mexico ties would be on Opening Day major league rosters.

NAIA wrestling champion Jake Williams of Rio Rancho  

courtesy Cumberland University

Rio Rancho grad an NAIA wrestling champ

By Kevin Hendricks / Journal Staff Writer

Earlier this month, Cumberland University wrestler Jake Williams once again fell behind in the NAIA …

MWC Women’s Tournament schedule

By Kevin Hendricks / Journal Staff Writer

MWC WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT Thomas & Mack Center Las Vegas, Nev. First Round Monday No. 8 San Jose State vs. No…. more »

Mitch Garver is shown during his playing days at the University of New Mexico. He left Albuquerque on Friday for Fort Myers, Fla., where he was to report to Minnesota Twins training camp Sunday. (Adria Malcolm/For the Albuquerque Journal)

Garver is on the Twins’ radar

By Kevin Hendricks / Journal Staff Writer

Former Lobo star catcher has been invited to the major league club’s training camp in Florida

Max Walla at the Milwaukee Brewers spring training camp in Phoenix, AZ. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Walla ends MLB dream

By Kevin Hendricks / Journal Staff Writer

Former Academy star is attending UNM

Running bases drill is Albuquerque Academy stand out Max Walla at the Milwaukee Brewers spring training camp in
 Phoenix on Thursday, March 24, 2011. In 2015, Walla is moving on to the next phase of his life as his playing career has ended, six years after he was a second-round pick in the baseballd raft. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Walla ends MLB dream

By Kevin Hendricks / Journal Staff Writer

Six years after a stellar baseball career at Albuquerque Academy, Max Walla is finally a Lobo.

Bregman has high hopes for his junior year at LSU

By Kevin Hendricks / Journal Staff Writer

By most accounts, Alex Bregman has a very bright future in baseball. But this year almost certainly …

Gary Esquibel, who suffered a serious brain injury in 2012, watched as his cousin Katrina Torres ran across the field at the 2014 Pro Bowl.  

Courtesy of Melissa Esquibel.

Cousins look back at year since 2014 Pro Bowl

By Kevin Hendricks / Journal Staff Writer

Sunday’s Pro Bowl could not match the excitement of last year’s all-star contest, at least in the Es …

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