SANTA FE, N.M. — A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico
STEPPING IN: Although the investigation into potential conflict of interest issues involving Luna Community College softball coach Lucas Griego continues, the college has hired former New Mexico Highlands University assistant coach Mark Mattox as the interim head coach. Griego remains on paid administrative leave.
THAT’S THE SPIRIT: Local squads carried home some blue trophies from last weekend’s spirit championships. In cheer, Questa won in Class 1A-2A, Pecos won in 3A and Taos in 4A. In coed cheer, West Las Vegas won 1A-4A and, in dance, St. Michael’s won 1A-4A, its 26th title.
COACHES’ PICKS: Several local athletes were recognized by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association with All-State honors:
Girls 4A first team, Alianza Darley, Robertson; Ashten Martinez, Pojoaque Valley. Girls 4A second team, Aalyiah Quintana, Taos; Maria Barela, Robertson. Girls 3A second team, Cassie Muller, Pecos. Girls 2A second team, Bianca Contreras, Peñasco; Tanisha Torrez, Escalante.
Boys 5A first team, Tyler Alarid, Capital; Christian Fernandez, Española Valley. Boys 4A second team, Arjay Ortiz, Robertson. Boys 3A first team, Mario Archuleta, Pecos; Carlos Cordova, Pecos. Boys 3A second team, Joshua DeHerrera, Pecos. Boys 2A second team, Justin Garcia, Escalante.
ALL SIGNED UP: Los Alamos midfielder Tristan Semelsberger has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at the Colorado School of Mines. Semelsberger finished last season with 15 goals and nine assists.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO
SKI: This is the last weekend to get in a little downhill time as the Santa Fe Ski Area and Taos Ski Mountain will be closing for the season after Sunday.