SANTA FE, N.M. — A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico
A NEW SPOT: A year after his removal as the New Mexico Highlands University head football coach, Jeff Mills has landed a new coaching position, taking over as the defensive coordinator at Houston Baptist University.
TIED FOR FOURTH: The Highlands men’s team is on its best roll of the season, winning five straight games to move into a tie for fourth place heading into its game tonight at Colorado-Colorado Springs.
CAPITAL WIN: Thanks to individual titles from Ryan Romero (120 pounds), Jasper Mares (126) and Lucas McNatt (170), Capital won last weekend’s Al Salazar Tournament at St. Michael’s with 296 points. Other local medalists were Dominic Smith (138), St. Michael’s; Sam Baca (145), St. Michael’s; and Javier Tapia (152), Pojoaque Valley.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO
HOOPS: The Horsemen Shootout for boys high school teams continues today and Saturday with a number of local teams in the field. Santa Fe Indian School takes on Silver at 5:30 p.m. tonight, followed by St. Mike’s meeting Portales. Saturday pits the Braves against the Horsemen at 7 p.m.
HOCKEY: The University of New Mexico ice hockey team will be at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink on Saturday for an intrasquad scrimmage at 1 p.m. The Ice Wolves, 12-1-1, are ranked eighth in D-III.
SKATING: Learn to hit the ice without hitting the ice when the Genoveva Chavez Community Center begins introductory skating lessons Saturday at 11:30 a.m. For more information, see chavezcenter.com.
RUNNING: If you’re feeling a little crazy, perhaps it’s time to prepare for the Corrida de los Locos 5-mile cross-country race Feb. 3 at the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe Golf Course. For information/online registration, see newmexicosportsonline.com.