SANTA FE, N.M. — A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico
SOFTBALL COMMITMENTS: Luna Community College in Las Vegas, N.M., picked up three more verbal commitments: second baseman Jacqueline Delgado of Albuquerque High, who is a four-year starter with a career batting average of .350; utility player Sumar Black of Cibola, who is a four-year starter and has a career average of over. 400; and Bulldogs pitcher Anahi Ruiz, a four-year starter who has hit .360 and last season struck out 90 in 125 innings. All three are members of the NM Sol Softball Club.
BLUE GRIFFINS UNDEFEATED: The Santa Fe Prep girls remained the last undefeated team in the state, beating arch-rival St. Michael’s 2-1 on Monday to claim the Blue Griffins first district championship in 12 seasons.
WILDCATS’ COACH FIRED: Just weeks before the start of the high school basketball season, Questa superintendent David Albert fired boys basketball coach Tomas Madrid. The Wildcats went 17-9 and reached the state tournament in Madrid’s only season at the helm, his first as a varsity head coach.
DEMONS GO DOWN AGAIN: Santa Fe’s best bet to end its lengthy losing streak was delayed by more than three hours due to a fatal car accident that closed U.S. 84/285, but in the end, the delay could not help the Demons, who dropped their 32nd straight game, 39-6 to 2A power Escalante.
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FOOTBALL: The top two Class 4A teams meet at 7 tonight, with District 2/5 supremacy on the line for No. 2 St. Michael’s (6-1, 3-0) and No. 1 Robertson (7-0, 3-0). The game at the Cardinal’s nest in Las Vegas, N.M., is bound to be a classic, with the brutal Robertson ground game trying to keep the ball away from the high-flying attack of the Horsemen.