SANTA FE, N.M. — A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico
INTERIM COACH NAMED: A tiny bit of clarity seems to have come to a position that has been consistently shrouded in mystery. While never acknowledging that Capital High girls basketball coach Dale Lucero was not retained, Santa Fe Public Schools hired Jonathan Salazar for the job, then placed him on leave in August amid charges of aggravated assault, battery against a household member and criminal damage to property. SFPS announced Thursday that Darren Casados has been tabbed as the interim coach.
Casados previously had been a varsity assistant at Santa Fe Prep from 2011-15, helping lead the Griffins to a 91-27 record, with three district championships, and four state tournament appearances. He moved to Nina Otero Community School as the eighth-grade boys basketball coach in 2015, remaining there through last season.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO
ATHLETIC TRAINING: The E&G Baseball Academy will be holding a series of twice-weekly strength, speed and agility training sessions for young athletes to develop and learn the proper fundamentals of athletic training for any sport. The first session runs Nov. 28-Dec. 21 and the second one is from Jan. 2-25. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 316-6693.
OPEN HOUSE: The Fort Marcy Recreation Complex will throw open its doors for an open house Nov. 4, introducing the facility and staff to the community. Numerous free programs are on tap. Call 955-2503 for info.