SANTA FE, N.M. — A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico
BACK ON TOP: The Robertson High School girls basketball team reclaimed its spot as the top-ranked Class 4A team, coming away from then-No. 1 Portales on Friday with a 49-47 win to avenge its only loss, then beating No. 7 Hope Christian 51-39 on Wednesday in Albuquerque.
MORE HOOPS: The Pojoaque High School girls continued to roll as the Elkettes, in their own Ben Lujan Tournament, took a 52-39 victory over West Las Vegas.
ALL STARS: The following players were selected to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association All-State teams. In 4A, from Robertson, first-team selections are outside hitter Brandelyn Fulgenzi, Sr., middle blocker Alianza Darley, Jr., and libero Ashlea Lujan, Sr., and on the second team are setter Miquela Martinez, Jr. from St. Michael’s and middle blocker Danielle Jackson, Sr., of Santa Fe Indian School. In 3A, outside hitter Samantha Wilson, Sr., of Santa Fe Prep was named to the second team. In 1A, outside hitter Rose Moon, Jr., of Santa Fe Waldorf, is on the first team.
NORTH VS. SOUTH: Numerous local players were selected to play in the annual North-South All-Star games. In 2A, the players are, from Escalante, Ryan Allison, TJ Cooper, Sebastian Cordova, Bryan Maestas, Anthony Martinez, Jesus Martinez, Andres Martinez, Cody Russom, Johnny Samora and Jacob Serna; and, from Questa, Jeremiah Blanco, Antonio Chavez, Antonio Garcia, Jonathan Rivera and Zachary Vallo.
In 3A-4A, the all-stars are, from McCurdy, Ace John Gabretina; from Robertson, Darian Duran, Arjay Ortiz and Brooks Pavlic; from St. Michael’s, Miguel Arellano, Lincoln Barker, Israel Chavez, Joey Fernandez, Antonio Gabaldon, Jeremiah Jacquez, Miguel Montoya and Shawn Roybal; from Taos, Santiago Cortez, Amos Duran, Shane Martinez, Mateo Sisneros and Jude Suazo; and from West Las Vegas, Gabriel Duran, Steven Sandoval and Cassius Trujillo.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO
HOOPS: Among the many upcoming holiday tournaments, the long-running Stu Clark Tournament tips off at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas on Thursday. In addition to local schools West Las Vegas and Robertson, Taos is in the field.
FREE THROWS: If you think you’re a hot shot from the foul line, sign up for the City of Santa Fe’s foul-shooting contest set for Dec. 30 at the Fort Marcy Complex. The competition is open to boys and girls aged 8-15. Registration is $10 per participant. For more information, contact Greg Fernandez at 955-2509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WINTER CAMP: Learn to skate, go swimming and play some hoops during the Genoveva Chavez Community Centers winter-break day camps Tuesday through next Friday. For more information, call Melissa Bustos at 955-4005.