SANTA FE, N.M. — A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico
All-State teams sound familiar
With the success local teams enjoyed this season, it’s not surprising that the annual All-State teams, as determined by a vote of members of the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, is well populated with familiar names.
Class 4A: First team
From Robertson: Arjay Ortiz, quarterback and secondary; Brooks Pavlic, offensive line; Antonio Padilla, receiver; Juan Marcos Dominguez, linebacker; and Darian Duran, defensive end.
From St. Michael’s: Joey Fernandez, receiver, running back and linebacker; and Tayo Regenold, offensive and defensive lines.
From West Las Vegas: Cassius Trujillo, offensive line.
From Taos: Jude Suazo, secondary.
Class 4A: Second team
From Robertson: Darian Duran, defensive line; Santiago Gonzales, running back; and Brooks Pavlic, defensive line.
From St. Michael’s: Jeremiah Jacquez, defensive end; and Israel Chavez, secondary.
From West Las Vegas: Antonio Bustamante, running back and punter; and Steve Sandoval, linebacker.
From Taos: Amos Duran, offensive line; and Shane Martinez, offensive line.
The first team includes McCurdy kicker Raul Arroyo, who also made the second team as punter, secondary and returner.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO
HIKING: A great way to start the new year off right comes Monday when New Mexico State Parks are waiving regular fees.
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 Saturday 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.
MORE SHOOTING: To support the Santa Fe High School baseball program, deadeye basketball shooters are invited to a foul-shooting and a three-point shooting contest Jan. 6 at the Demons’ auxiliary gym. To register, see engbaseballacademy.wufoo.com/forms/wxwr8oy13rm2o9.